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Without great teachers, nothing else matters. Finding and developing great teachers is core to who we are at Uncommon Schools. Every Uncommon teacher receives two to three weeks of high-quality training before each school year starts, as well as ongoing individualized coaching and formal professional development that is among the best in the nation.
We are looking for great people to join our team, across all subjects and grade levels in elementary, middle, and high school. We welcome teachers of all experience levels, united by a shared mission to prepare our students for success in college and beyond.
Experienced teachers lead rigorous and joyful classrooms on their own or, in some elementary school grades, in partnership with another teacher.Apply
Talented individuals with limited or no teaching experience gain the practical, hands-on experience necessary to excel as full-time classroom teachers.Apply
Our renowned summer teaching program is an opportunity for rising college seniors to receive hands-on teaching experience and coaching, preparing them to teach at Uncommon after graduation.
Our world-class specials and elective teachers lead classes including music, physical education, performing arts, engineering, computer science and more, and they lead performances, science fairs, clubs, and cultural celebrations.Apply
Every child deserves to reach their full potential. Our talented team of special educators provide academic, emotional, and physical services for students who require additional support to thrive within the school’s core academic program.Apply
Our DCIs are instructional leaders focused on coaching and supporting teachers to deliver an exceptional and joyful academic experience. They play a central role in student success on their campuses and in cross-regional instruction initiatives.Apply
What makes our classrooms Uncommon? Scroll through to learn about the core elements that drive teaching at Uncommon.
We believe that every child can succeed, and our teachers work tirelessly to: discover what drives their students, identify the right supports for them, and celebrate their brilliance.
Feedback is everything. We are pioneers in real-time coaching techniques and professional training to help teachers be their best. We provide supports like high-quality curricula and assessments so you can keep your focus where it belongs—on your students’ success.
We are pioneers in using data to drive our decisions in the classroom and deliver the most effective classroom experience, differentiating based on students’ individual needs and what skills they have mastered. Our very own Paul Bambrick-Santoyo (literally) wrote the book on this topic: Driven by Data.
The best learning is joyful learning. Our classrooms and whole-school moments are full of cheers, celebrations, authentic engagement, and enthusiasm. We work to ensure our schools are full of love and joy for both students and adults.
We love our students for who they are and who they will become. Our teachers and leaders build strong personal relationships with children and families, going above and beyond to ensure that every child has the support and encouragement they need to thrive and succeed.
We help students cultivate their own voices on the path to achieving their dreams. Identity development is central to that journey, so we give students opportunities to discuss the issues that matter most to them.
"I empower my students to take charge of their learning. By having my students study independently at home, I’m instilling the value of using resources and making connections outside of school. It’s in moments like these that Uncommon’s mission—to get all students to and through college—shines."
"The first moments of class are the most exciting part of my day. Teaching is a passion for me, and when I get to greet the students at the start of each period it signals to me, and to them, that the fun is about to begin."