First Grade Teacher

Rocketship Public Schools - San Jose, CA (30+ days ago)


Rocketship Public Schools is a network of elementary schools serving primarily socioeconomically disadvantaged students so that we can meet our mission of eliminating the achievement gap in our lifetimes. We are hiring outstanding teachers for the 2018-2019 school year.

Rocketship is reinventing elementary school from the ground up. We are challenging conventional approaches to teaching and collectively working to redefine and elevate the role of teachersin the 21st century.

Our elementary teachers are subject experts who specialize in either Humanities or STEM. Content specialization allows teachers to develop much deeper expertise in their subject matter, and creates a collaborative teacher team as they develop lesson plans alongside other talented teachers. But this is just the first level of our collaborative learning environment. Every school is supported by school leaders who provide instructional frameworks, professional development, and real-time coaching for teachers in their classroom every single week. Just as our teachers invest their time and energy in the progress of their students, we invest our time and energy in the progress of our teachers.

Rocketship's collaborative learning environment reaches well beyond the classroom. We are deeply committed to parent engagement.Teachers new to our network are always impressed by how deeply our Rocketeer parents are engaged in their school's community. Annual teacher home visits, monthly parent community meetings, and a vibrant parent volunteer network create solid relationships, a rich school culture and a devoted community that propels student achievement.

At Rocketship, you are joining a network and a community committed to excellence. If you are looking for the chance to drive transformative change in underserved communitiesand contribute to a national movement to close the achievement gap in our lifetime, look no further than Rocketship. We have ambitious plans to scale our system to serve more communities in need every year. We prioritize developing leaders from withinand have invested in multiple career pathway programs for our teachers and school leaders.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Valid teacher's credential for state where you are teaching, in the process of receiving one, or ability to transfer an out-of-state credential to current state
  • Preferred: At least one year of full time teaching experience (not including student or substitute teaching)

Job Type: Full-time