Associate Teacher Program SY21-22
What You’ll Do
As an aspiring educator in the Associate Teacher (AT) Program you’ll receive comprehensive training, development, and support as you gain the skills and knowledge to become a lead teacher. You’ll work with a team of educators to support the academic and social-emotional success of Veritas Prep middle school scholars, participate in weekly learning and team-building with the AT Coach and other Associate Teachers, and get hands-on experience through
- frequent classroom coverage,
- one-on-one and small-group tutoring,
- planning and curriculum prep,
- one-on-one coaching and feedback sessions, and
- real-time classroom practice, guided by an experienced educator.
The Associate Teacher Program is a great for recent college grads, career changers, and newly graduated education students who want to get another year of experience and training under their belt before taking on a classroom of their own. It’s our hope that every Associate Teacher who works with us will become a lead teacher at Veritas!
What You’ll Need (Qualifications)
- An unwavering belief that all students can achieve amazing things
- A passion for continuous growth as an educator
- Ability to adapt to and perform a wide variety of tasks at a moment’s notice
- A dedication to fighting racism in our educational institutions and in daily life and knowledge of the history of race and racism, as well as the systems of oppression our students face
- Experience working with youth (preferred)
- Bachelor’s degree
- Current authorization to work in the United States – a candidate must have such authorization by his or her first day of employment
Wondering if you should apply? Are you passionate about giving every child access to an education that will prepare them for wherever life takes them? Have you been thinking about a career change? Do you have experience working with children? Are you a life-long learner who thrives on feedback? If you answered yes, you should apply.
Think you don’t quite meet all the qualifications listed above? Apply anyway! We are looking for a truly diverse team of educators, and research shows that historically marginalized groups are more likely to apply only if they meet every requirement. We want to recruit and support a diverse staff, to understand the history of inequity in education, and to ensure students see teachers, staff, and leaders who look like them working in their schools.
Still not sure? Set up a call with a recruiter by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Veritas Prep is an equal opportunity employers and does not discriminate against employees or qualified job applicants on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran or military status, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, or any other status or condition protected by applicable law. This policy extends to, but is not limited to, recruitment, selection, compensation, benefits, promotion, training, and termination.
About Veritas Prep
Veritas Prep Charter School (VPCS) was founded in Springfield in 2012 with the mission to prepare students in grades 5-8 to compete, achieve, and succeed in high school, college, and beyond. VPCS now serves more than 370 Springfield students and is one of Massachusetts’ top-performing middle schools. Building on the success of VPCS, Friends of Veritas Prep partnered with the Holyoke Public Schools, launching Veritas Prep Holyoke (VPH) in 2018 as part of Holyoke’s innovative turnaround efforts. VPH is a neighborhood enrollment school currently serving grades 5, 6, and 7 and growing one grade per year through grade 8.
We are excited to develop a high school for our Springfield scholars which is tentatively scheduled to launch in the fall of 2022 with 100 students in Grade 9, and ultimately, serving roughly 350 students in grades 9-12.
Veritas Prep schools provide a college prep curriculum in a safe, positive, and rigorous learning environment that allows students to thrive both academically and socially. Our educators believe in expecting the best from every student and in the power of building strong relationships with students and families, creating a community that supports the achievement of all. To learn more about Veritas Prep and the close-knit academic community of teachers and scholars in Springfield and Holyoke, check out this video and visit veritasprepma.org.