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    Lots of hard-working dedicated people.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Achievement First full-time (more than 3 years)


    Lots of really dedicated, hard-working people come together here in an environment that is collaborative and supportive. As a teacher, you have a lot of supports from school leadership and peers. There is weekly coaching and professional development in addition to summer training that is all in an effort to make you a better teacher. Additionally, everyone is focused on students and puts them first. Finally, there is a culture of constant improvement. Leadership is always looking for ways to improve the network and individual schools.


    It has a start-up atmosphere in that there are growing pains to put up with. Each year there seem to be new systems, curricula, school culture systems, etc and you have to have a certain mindset to be ok with that. In regards to the work-life balance issues, it is spoken about and discussed as an area of growth in the school/network and what is encouraging is that in 3+ years here, I've seen major improvements. However, there are a lot of type A personalities here that work 12 hours a day because they are striving for perfection. It is possible to get your work done during the school day and be a great teacher, but at times you can feel guilty for not working 12+ hours a day because so many people are.

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Achievement First Interviews

Updated Oct 12, 2014
Updated Oct 12, 2014

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Interview Difficulty




    Teacher-In-Residence Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Achievement First.

    Interview Details

    I applied for this job and within two days I was contacted to schedule an over the phone interview. After the phone interview I was invited to the school the next day for an interview with the school staff, AF recruiter and a tour of the school. The tour took up the first 45 minutes of the interview. Then I had a two 45 minute interview with the principal & other school staff and then with the recruiter. Interview was really tough. I was asked to do a teaching demo, classroom management etc. In total it took about 3 hrs.

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Headquarters New Haven, CT
Size 500 to 999 Employees
Founded Unknown
Type School / School District
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year
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