With the mission of closing the achievement gap before students get to kindergarten, AppleTree focuses exclusively on preschool and pre-K education. We provide free, full-day public charter school programming for three and four year olds in 12 locations across Washington, DC, employing our innovative and award winning instructional model called Every Child Ready (ECR). This instructional model provides educators with tools and resources for “What to Teach,” “How to Teach,” and “How to Measure Success.” Our instructional model is also used with partners across the nation. We continuously test and improve this model through feedback from AppleTree educators, partners, and other stakeholders to ensure that children are learning and exploring through play and appropriate instruction.
The Resident Teacher is a critical member of the AppleTree instructional team, consisting of the Lead/Mentor Teacher, Resident Teacher, and Teaching Assistants. Resident Teachers support the Lead Teacher in all facets of instructional planning and implementation while being coached and mentored by the Lead/Mentor. The Resident Teacher engages in a year-long apprenticeship during which they learn teaching competencies and expand their knowledge of the development of young children through hands-on classroom experience.
What you’ll do…
Collaborate with the Mentor Teacher in an AppleTree school to implement the Every Child Ready instructional model with fidelity.
Set an authentically positive tone and build relationships so that each student and family feels valued.
Participate in weekly Resident Teacher professional development.
Pursue a Masters of Arts in Teaching degree with university partner Relay Graduate School of Education.
Analyze quantitative and qualitative data from a variety of sources to understand children’s instructional needs and to improve teaching and learning for young children.
Fulfill all standards of participation and professionalism for the AppleTree Early Learning Teacher Residency program.
What we’re looking for…
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution conferred by June 2023 (Required)
Undergraduate minimum GPA of 2.5 (Preferred)
Strong belief in social equity and a commitment to working with young children from communities that have limited access to quality educational options (Required)
Experience/strength in early childhood education or working with young children (Preferred)
What’s in it for you…
Salaried position ($45,000) with full health, dental, vision and other benefits
Complete a Master of Arts in Teaching from Relay Graduate School of Education with tuition assistance from AppleTree
Intentional focus on early childhood education (PK3 and PK4) and preparedness for Kindergarten
Access and training in an innovative curriculum, assessments and pedagogical practices through AppleTree’s research-to-practice model
Employee Health Benefits that are in the 95th percentile of other schools in the DC Metro Area
Fully covered Dental Benefits for you and all eligible dependents
Fully covered Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, Accidental Death and Dismemberment and Life insurance with buy-up options
Free Online Wellness Platform for you and up to 4 eligible dependents
Competitive Paid Time Off, including early close Mental Health Days
5% Employer Contribution to your Retirement Account (whether you contribute or not)
AppleTree Scholarship to pay for continued education
Network Professional Development Opportunities
AppleTree’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement
At AppleTree, we endeavor to foster an environment where each person’s true self and experience is welcome. We believe that only with a diverse and inclusive environment can you truly celebrate and support all students, families, and staff. Our commitment to diversity is founded on the belief that our community is strengthened by the vibrant exchange that occurs when individuals with different backgrounds, abilities, and heritages share their various perspectives with one another.
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