Teaching Fellows Program

The City Neighbors Foundation Teaching Fellows Program is designed for those aspiring to teach in a student-centered, progressive teaching environment.   In this two-year fellowship, aspiring educators will work in our City Neighbors classrooms, receive targeted mentoring and professional development, and have structured opportunities to develop and refine teaching practice in alignment with a progressive, City Neighbors approach to teaching and learning.

 WE ARE SEEKING ASPIRING TEACHERS

  • A deep commitment to and a passion for working with children and families
  • A belief in the vision of the child as creative, capable, powerful, and worthy of the deepest respect
  • A commitment to progressive education practices (including, but not limited to, arts integration, project-based learning, and Reggio Emilia)
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Dependability and professionalism
  • Educational coursework or degree in teaching; ideal candidates would either be certified, or planning on obtaining certification within the two-year Fellowship timeframe

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • Participation in targeted monthly Professional Development
  • Participation in ongoing faculty Professional Development

 PERSONALIZED COACHING

  • Participation in a teaching observation and feedback cycle
  • Meet regularly with lead teacher to plan, reflect, and analyze

ON-SITE CLASSROOM PRACTICE

  • Regularly planning for and leading small group instruction
  • Leading whole group instruction twice weekly
  • 38 hours per week
  • Assist lead teacher in implementing daily instruction
  • Serve as substitute in the absence of lead teacher
  • Supervise lunch and recess and support student success in unstructured/social times

COMPLETION OF TWO-YEAR PROGRAM

  • Fellows will have received significant, in-depth experience in teaching in a progressive education classroom.
  • Teaching Fellows who have also completed a certification program would be eligible to apply for a Post-Fellowship position or a teaching position in our organization.
  • Teaching Fellows have the option to apply for an ongoing fellowship for an additional two years.

 COMPENSATION

  • $30,000 stipend per year, benefits not provided

 HOW TO APPLY

  • Submit cover letter, resume, and list of three professional references to Mike Chalupa, Director, at mchalupa@cityneighbors.org.     In your cover letter, please discuss your specific interest in City Neighbors and what you hope to gain through this Fellowship.     Applications due no later than May 24, 2019.

City Neighbors High School Seeks Government Teacher beginning 2019-20

City Neighbors High School is seeking a Government Teacher for 10th grade beginning in the 2019-2020 school year.

The ideal candidate has a deep commitment to progressive ideals of teaching and learning at the high school level, knowledge of advisory, a commitment to the ideals of inclusion and equity, and a strong ability to work with students, parents, and teachers.   All candidates must be MSDE certified.

Submit cover letter and resume to hiring@cityneighborsfoundation.org. No phone calls.

City Neighbors High School Seeks Algebra Teacher beginning 2019-20

City Neighbors High School is seeking an Algebra Teacher for 9th grade beginning in the 2019-2020 school year.

The ideal candidate has a deep commitment to progressive ideals of teaching and learning at the high school level, knowledge of advisory, a commitment to the ideals of inclusion and equity, and a strong ability to work with students, parents, and teachers.   All candidates must be MSDE certified.

Submit cover letter and resume to hiring@cityneighborsfoundation.org. No phone calls.

City Neighbors High School Seeks Chemistry/Physics Teacher beginning 2019-20

City Neighbors High School is seeking Chemistry/Physics Teachers for the 2019-2020 school year.

The ideal candidate has Chemistry and/or Physics teaching experience, a deep commitment to progressive ideals of teaching and learning at the high school level, knowledge of advisory, a commitment to the ideals of inclusion and equity, and a strong ability to work with students, parents, and teachers.   All candidates must be MSDE certified.

Submit resume and cover letter to hiring@cityneighborshighschool.org.  No phone calls.

City Neighbors Hamilton Seeks Director of Student Experience beginning 2019-20

City Neighbors Hamilton is seeking a Director of Student Experience to serve as part of the leadership team of the school.  This position will manage the student experience for students grades K-8: restorative work, student life, culture-building, attendance, and behaviors that impact the school community.  Grounded in progressive education ideals, the Director of Student Experience will build relationships with students, families, and community with the goal of helping young people develop healthy social and emotional well-being.

The ideal candidate is trained in and committed to child and adolescent development, restorative practices, progressive teaching and learning that includes project-based learning and arts integration, building strong teacher/student relationships, and working in a diverse community of students, colleagues, and families.

This is a 12-month position with administrative duties related to student and family needs.

Salary: $75-$80k + benefits allowance.

Send cover letter and resume to Mike Chalupa, City Neighbors Foundation Director, at mchalupa@cityneighbors.org.  No phone calls.

Middle School Social Studies and/or Language Arts Teachers beginning 2019-20

The City Neighbors Schools in Baltimore, Maryland are seeking dynamic, child-centered Middle School Social Studies and/or Language Arts Teachers for the 2019-2020 school year and beyond.

Ideal candidates have middle school teaching experience, possess a strong sense of  adolescent development, are committed to progressive teaching and learning including project-based learning and arts integration, are able to build strong teacher/ student and teacher/parent relationships, and have a deep commitment to working in a diverse community of students, colleagues, and families.   Ideal candidates will also have versatility to teach electives, intensive support courses, or cross-curricular studies.  All candidates must be MSDE certified/eligible.

Submit cover letter and resume to Mike Chalupa, Director of the City Neighbors Foundation, at mchalupa@cityneighbors.org.  No phone calls.

City Neighbors Charter School Seeks Office Administrator beginning 2019-20

City Neighbors Charter School, a K-8 progressive public charter school located in northeast Baltimore City, seeks an Office Administrator beginning in the 2019-2020 school year.  The Office Administrator manages the school office, serves as the receptionist, and has primary responsibilities for providing administrative support to the Principal, interfacing with parents, students, teachers and community members, managing the enrollment process, managing payroll, data reporting to Baltimore City Schools, supply ordering, and more.   Ideal candidates have experience in office administration, are highly organized and efficient, engage positively with children and adults, possess strong written and oral communication skills, and are capable of prioritizing tasks in order to meet deadlines as well as the ability to respond to emergent needs of parents and teachers. Requirements: Experience with Microsoft Office, social media, and website management. Background check required. Candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Mike Chalupa, Director of City Neighbors Foundation, at mchalupa@cityneighbors.org.  No phone calls.

City Neighbors High School Seeks Special Educators beginning 2019-20

The ideal candidate has Special Education teaching experience, case management experience, knowledge of Maryland Online IEP, a deep commitment to inclusion, a strong ability to work with students, parents, and teachers, and a commitment to progressive ideals of teaching and learning.   All candidates must be MSDE certified. Cover letters and resumes should be sent to  hiring@cityneighborshighschool.org. No phone calls.

Teaching Careers

What is your ideal place for teaching and learning? A place where student learning is creative, responsive, and engaging? A place that is not driven by standardized testing?

A place where you can build deep and strong relationships with your students? A place that is looking to push the envelope on current thinking about best practices? A place where teachers are seen as researchers and experts about their practice?

Interested? Email us at hiring@cityneighborsfoundation.org and tell us about your ideal.