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Elementary Teacher

Uncommon Schools New York, NY +2 locations

• Implement curricula and activities to meet academic standards; • Design and implement assessments that measure progress towards academic standards… Glassdoor


30+ days ago

Special Education School Aide, Newark, NJ (Immediate Opening)

Uncommon Schools Newark, NJ

Uncommon Schools (Uncommon) is a nonprofit organization that starts and manages outstanding urban charter public schools that close the achievement… Glassdoor


30+ days ago

Social Worker

Uncommon Schools New York, NY +2 locations

Demonstrate a relentless drive to improve the minds and lives of their students in and out of school; Implement and enhance the schools systems and… Glassdoor


30+ days ago

High School Algebra 2 Teacher, Newark, NJ (Immediate Opening)

Uncommon Schools Newark, NJ

Job Title: High School Algebra 2 Teacher Location: Newark, NJ Immediate Opening Uncommon Schools (Uncommon) is a nonprofit organization that starts… Glassdoor


21 days ago

Uncommon Schools: Apprentice Teacher, Brooklyn, NY (Immediate Openings)

Uncommon Schools Brooklyn, NY

Job Title: Apprentice Teacher Location: Brooklyn, NY Immediate Openings Uncommon Schools (Uncommon) is a nonprofit organization that starts and… Glassdoor


21 days ago

Uncommon Schools Receptionist, Rochester, NY (Immediate Opening)

Uncommon Schools Rochester, NY

Job Title: Receptionist Location: Rochester, NY Immediate Opening Uncommon Schools (Uncommon) is a nonprofit organization that starts and manages… Glassdoor


30+ days ago

Summer Teaching Fellow

Uncommon Schools All, MO +2 locations

The Summer Teaching Fellowship (STF) is designed to introduce college juniors to teaching and urban education reform through hands-on experience in… Glassdoor


30+ days ago

Director of Development

Uncommon Schools New York, NY

The Director of Development at Uncommon Schools (Uncommon) works closely with Uncommons Chief Financial Officer / Operations Officer and the Chief… Glassdoor


28 days ago

Uncommon Schools: High School Dean of Students, Rochester, NY (Immediate Opening

Uncommon Schools Rochester, NY

Job Title: High School Dean of Students Location: Rochester, NY Immediate Opening Uncommon Schools (Uncommon) is a nonprofit organization that starts… Glassdoor


30+ days ago

High School Specials Teacher

Uncommon Schools New York, NY +2 locations

Implement curricula and activities to meet academic standards; Design and implement assessments that measure progress towards academic standards; Use… Glassdoor


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    Doing good for the community, but beware

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teacher in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Teacher in Rochester, NY

    I have been working at Uncommon Schools full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -Doing great work in the community they serve - helping to close the achievement gap
    -Benefits & pay are comparable to local district schools
    -supportive, tight-nit coworkers - Family comes to mind
    -supportive admin, willing to help - not "US VS THEM" like many schools
    -Great professional development
    -You will never need anything (supplies, books etc) - the school will provide anything and everything you'd like

    Cons

    Before I begin, these were CONS to me; they may make sense to you. All these together are why I left. I have nothing but god things to say about the staff and leadership. I didn't know some these things before I accepted the job, and they didn't tell me, so I want to be very, very clear if you are considering a position.

    -Long hours (715am-515pm, with students from 725-420). That is the time you need to be there, not including the work you take home (which is about 1-2 hrs a night)
    -You are a lunch monitor, teacher, whatever they need you to be
    -there are no substitutes, so you cover each other's classes. There were days where I taught from 725-300 without a break; and it is expected
    -the kids take full (3-day) NYS Math and ELA mock assessments 4-5 times a year!
    -every class period, minus gym/art are glorified test prep sessions from sept-may
    -You will get paid slightly above the public schools in your area but remember, you are working longer hours, and Professional development starts the first week in AUGUST!
    -The student culture is very militaristic, lines, standing straight, not talking, walking from class to class
    -Everything is done through packets - use of technology is not encouraged
    -Children are made to pay attention and focus in desks, sitting straight up, on silent for almost the entire day, often times lunch is silent.
    -you are not part of the NYS retirement system
    -you are not part of a union
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