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Lower and Middle School Apprentice Teachers

Website Wissahickon Charter School

Wissahickon Charter School is seeking lower and middle school apprentice teachers for the 2023-24 school year. The Apprentice Teacher position is a wonderful opportunity for recent graduates or career changers who are looking for a pathway into the teaching profession. Candidates currently enrolled in or recently graduated from teacher education programs are strongly encouraged to apply. This position provides invaluable classroom experience and professional development. Experience as an Apprentice Teacher for one to two years is great preparation for becoming a lead teacher in the future.

Key Responsibilities

Plan collaboratively with two to four teachers
Provide one-on-one and small group instruction to students for additional academic support
Substitute teach when a lead teacher in assigned grade band(s) is out and for grade band specialists.
Partner with lead teachers to implement curriculum and utilize classroom routines and procedures with consistency
Work closely with lead teachers to assess, track and analyze student progress
Lead a teaching elective, special, and/or study hall
As instructional skills gradually increase, may be responsible for providing whole group instruction to students in select subjects
Participate in on-going professional development
Complete administrative duties as necessary (data entry, homework review, filing, copying, etc.)
Support intake, dismissal and transitions between classes
Assist lead teachers and/or the Principals with other responsibilities as requested

Bachelor’s degree required
Experience working with students in the relevant grade range, in an urban school setting preferred
Reflective and open to feedback and coaching
Ability to work with a variety of colleagues who have diverse teaching and organizational styles
All required FBI & PA clearances
A commitment to honest and open dialogue about race, equity and bias in our school systems and relationships
Interest in the mission of Wissahickon Charter School, and a belief that all children can learn

This is a full time, 10-month position with a salary of $40,000 plus 100% employer-paid benefits (medical, dental and vision) for the employee and any spouse or dependents.

About Wissahickon Charter School

Wissahickon Charter School’s first campus, Fernhill, opened in 2002 and serves 480 K-8 students from across Philadelphia. Our second K-8 campus, Awbury, opened in the fall of 2014. The mission of Wissahickon Charter School (WCS) is to provide a community of learning that stimulates and builds the child’s intellectual, social, and character development. Wissahickon Charter Schools are planned around three essential elements: an environmental focus that allows students to experience the curriculum, recognition of service learning projects as key in students’ success, and an emphasis on parents as partners in the learning experiences of their children.

How to Apply

To be considered, visit our website at and click on the Apply Now button. Please note that a cover letter and resume are required.

Wissahickon Charter School is committed to hiring a diverse staff and encourages those from traditionally under-represented backgrounds to apply. Wissahickon Charter School does not discriminate in hiring or employment, or in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, or other programs.

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