Associate Teacher (Sy23-24, Middle School)

Veritas Prep Springfield , MA 01001

Posted 1 week ago

What You’ll Do

As an Associate Teacher (AT) 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 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 role is 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 (preferred)
  • 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.

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 is a public, tuition-free school in Springfield that prepares students in grades 5 through 12 to compete, achieve, and succeed in college and beyond. Veritas Prep accelerates every student’s path to college and career by helping them set a strong academic foundation in middle school and guaranteeing access to college classes and college prep support in our wall-to-wall early-college high school.

At Veritas Prep, we are not only breaking down barriers to college access but also providing the tools students need to persist through college and prepare for a successful career. Our middle school program has been serving students in Springfield since 2012 and is one of the top middle schools in Springfield. Our scholars are supported by skilled, dedicated, and diverse teachers and are challenged to achieve at high levels academically, socially, and emotionally, setting them up for success as they enter our high school.

Our early-college high school program, in partnership with STCC and Worcester State University, prepares students to earn high-impact college degrees, saving students up to two years’ time in college and thousands of dollars. Students can earn up to an associate degree for free, and the general studies associate degree from STCC means students enter as JUNIORS at any Massachusetts public college or university after high school graduation.

Students at Veritas Prep benefit from high academic standards and robust support, an exceptional learning environment, a diverse staff of high-quality educators, a strong commitment to social/emotional and practical skill development, and an inclusive, anti-racist community that values the identities and backgrounds of all students.

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