Who We Look For
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world"
ACES seeks teachers who set high expectations and goals for themselves and their students. Our teachers create classroom learning environments which demonstrate the best in high quality instruction, student engagement, and belief in every student’s potential to succeed. Our teachers represent a variety of backgrounds and experiences, and work as a team to ensure that the ethnic and cultural diversity of our students and staff is respected and celebrated.
Expectations of Applicants
Passion: Throughout the hiring process, we are looking to experience your passion for teaching and learning and belief in all students.
Knowledge and Pedagogy: Teachers must demonstrate subject matter expertise, and experience in providing differentiated instruction and supports to meet student needs.
Community Skills: ACES school staff members work as a team to ensure the best education and outcomes for all students. Teachers are expected to build relationships with students, families, and colleagues. Classroom management and culturally responsive approach are key competencies as well.
Continuous Improvement Mindset: ACES staff use data to inform instruction and decisions. Teachers should highlight their experience using data to produce measurable results. Teachers are expected to participate in professional learning communities and be willing to be observed and receiving constructive feedback for continuous improvement.
General Hiring Process for Teachers
|ACES TECH HIRING PROCESS||Step 1:
|Observe Class, Meet Teachers||Sample Lesson or Role Play||Feedback Session|
|Process||Review resume and application to assess qualifications||Interview to evaluate teaching style and mission fit||Half day spent observing class and Q+A with staff||30 minute lesson||Lesson / role play feedback; candidate self-assessment||Check three references, one from past supervisor|
|Candidate Criteria||Urban teaching experience;
Data driven instruction;
Desire to close achievement gap;
|Instructional and class management styles; Evidence of data use;
|Fit with mission and culture||Mastery of content and instruction; Effective interaction with students and others||Self-reflection; response to feedback; desire to learn and grow; thoughts on achievement gap||Strong references that support the interview experience to that point|