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 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.     Application deadline:   April 15, 2018.

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.

City Neighbors High School Seeking Special Education Teachers for 2018-2019

City Neighbors High School is seeking Special Educators for the 2018-2019 school year. The ideal candidate has Special Education teaching experience, case management experience, 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.

Located in northeast Baltimore City, City Neighbors High School is a public charter school serving approximately 400 students in grades 9-12, with graduation and attendance rates that are among the best in Baltimore City Schools. Our schools are committed to the vision of all children as capable, powerful, creative, and worthy of the deepest respect. Our pedagogical mission focuses on project-based learning and arts integration.

Send cover letter and resume (pdf) to hiring@cityneighborsfoundation.org.

City Neighbors Schools Seeking Middle School Teachers for 2018-2019

City Neighbors Schools are seeking dynamic, innovative Middle School Educators in Science, Math, and Humanities for the 2018-2019 school year.

Ideal candidates have middle-school teaching experience, are committed to progressive teaching and learning including project-based learning and arts integration, building strong teacher/student relationships, and to working in a diverse community of students and colleagues. All candidates must be MSDE certified/eligible.

Send cover letter and resume (pdf) to hiring@cityneighborsfoundation.org.

City Neighbors Schools Seeking Elementary Teachers for 2018-2019

City Neighbors Schools are seeking dynamic, child-centered Elementary School Teachers for the 2018-2019 school year and beyond.

Ideal candidates have elementary school teaching experience, possess a strong sense of early childhood teaching and child 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 and colleagues.   All candidates must be MSDE certified/eligible.

Send cover letter and resume (pdf) to hiring@cityneighborsfoundation.org.