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SY24-25 Resident Teacher-Tuition Subsidy Towards Masters Degree!

Website AppleTree

About AppleTree

AppleTree focuses exclusively on Preschool and Pre-K education with a mission of closing the achievement gap before students get to kindergarten. 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.

Position Summary

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.

This is an on-site position based in Washington, DC.

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
  • IMPORTANT: Per Mayor’s Order 2021-109, on-site staff are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Requests for qualifying medical and/or religious exemptions will be considered.

What we’re looking for…

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution conferred by June 2024 (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)

Physical Demands and Work Environment:
This job takes place in a school and office environment.

The preceding description is not designed to be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required of the Resident Teacher. All employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

What’s in it for you…

  • Competitive salary
  • Employee Health Benefits 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 four 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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