Be Part of Something Big

Outstanding teachers and leaders have plenty of career options. So why do our staff consistently choose to stay within the Scholar Academies network? According to our team, these things make Scholar Academies a great place to work.

“We are true to the mission, to the cause. You have to know that ‘I am here because I want to make a difference.’ You have to do it with passion. I love the work that I do. It is fulfilling, and it is rewarding because I see the outcome. This is not about a pay check, it is about making a difference for children who don’t have a voice to advocate for themselves. We are here because this is what we would want for our own children.”

-- Business Manager,
DC Scholars Stanton Elementary

Inspiration & challenge are all in a day’s (turnaround) work

As a team of professionals, we do some of the toughest work in America: transforming chronically underperforming schools into places full of joy, academic rigor, and high expectations. This work is not just a career; it is our calling. As a member of our network, you will be surrounded by professionals who share your urgency and commitment to improving education for all students, regardless of their family’s income or zip code.

“I've grown a lot instructionally since I've been here, especially in celebrating student successes and increasing student discussion. Now, student feedback drives my lessons. They have a voice to tell me if [the tools] are not working for them. When they read or write in class, they have the liberty of choosing what's going to make them successful. Everyone here gives our kids that push to make sure they succeed.”

-- 7th grade ELA teacher,
Young Scholars Charter School

Let’s grow, together

From day one, you will receive targeted support from school leaders, instructional coaches and peers who are fully devoted to your growth and success. You will have the support of school-wide culture systems that create a strong sense of community, and allow you and your students to thrive. Also, you will grow in your understanding of the families and diverse communities we serve, thanks to our network’s unique focus on community engagement.

By 2017, our network plans to expand from six to 12 schools, serving up to 6,000 students across the mid-Atlantic and in Memphis, TN. In order to achieve this growth, we need talented, eager team members who are excited about growing into leadership roles. We strive to give interested teachers the skills and opportunities to transition to school leadership roles more quickly than is typically possible.

Learn more about the mission and core values that guide our work, and apply for open positions with our network today!