Resident Teacher - Immediate Opening

Resident Teacher: Immediate Opening

Unlocking Potential is a nonprofit school management organization whose mission is

to rapidly transform chronically underperforming district schools into extraordinary

schools that sustain high achievement over time. Our turnaround schools ensure

that students acquire the knowledge, skills, and strength of character necessary to

succeed on the path to college and to achieve their full potential. Unlocking

Potential currently operates four schools, UP Academy Charter School of Boston

(grades 6-8), UP Academy Leonard Middle School (grades 6-8), UP Academy Charter

School of Dorchester (grades K1-5), and UP Academy Oliver (grade 6). Unlocking

Potential serves more than 1500 students in Boston and Lawrence. Unlocking

Potential is working to open a fifth school in the summer of 2014.


Resident Teachers commit to at least one year of work in UP Academy. Resident

Teachers work as teachers in training at UP Academy; they provide critical support

to the school if and when teachers are out of the building. UP Academy’s resident

teachers have their own teaching responsibilities within the school and also provide

substitute coverage for classes with frequency. This role is ideal for an individual

interested in exploring positions both within schools and within the broader work of

educational reform.

Specific Responsibilities:

•Receive significant support and development as a new teacher;

•Develop high-quality lessons and materials;

•Provide substitute coverage for classes and duties for absent teachers and


•Participate in curriculum development, grade-level activities, and school-wide


•Provide consistent and high academic and behavioral expectations;

•Support student mastery of state, city, and school academic and behavioral


•Lead enrichment classes weekly;

•Communicate effectively with students, families, and colleagues; and

•Participate in an intensive staff orientation and training for up to four weeks

prior to the school year and weekly professional development sessions.


•A passionate belief in UP Academy’s mission, values, and educational model;

•An eagerness to set ambitious, challenging, and tangible goals, and a

relentless drive to achieve them;

•An ability to thrive in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment and a

capacity to remain calm and focused when faced with unexpected


•Proven track-record of high achievement;

•Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including strong public

speaking skills;

•A sense of humility in the face of success;

•Drive to improve the minds and lives of students in and out of the classroom;

•Bachelor’s degree is required;

•A valid Massachusetts Teaching License for the appropriate grade level;

•An ability to meet all state and federal guidelines in order to be fully licensed

and “Highly Qualified” according to NCLB; and

•Current authorization to work in the United States ; A candidate must have

such authorization by his or her first day of employment.


We offer a competitive compensation package, including, when relevant, a salary

equal to (and in some cases above) the district scale and comprehensive health


To Apply:

If you are interested in applying for this position, please visit

and formally apply for this position through our on-line application system.

UP Academy Charter School of Boston is an equal opportunity employer and does

not discriminate against employees or qualified job applicants on the basis of race,

religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital status,

sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, 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.


Please note that some of the elements contained in the job description are

subject to bargaining obligations established by state and federal statuses and

regulations including but not limited to M.G.L. c.71, §89 and are subject to change.

Boston,, Massachusetts
Unlocking Potential

90 Canal St, Suite 610, Boston, MA, 02114, US