***Note: In the 23-24 SY, we are planning for our Co-Curricular Classes in Grades 6-8 to be elective-based which will allow for more student choice and investment. Our Co-Curricular Teachers will also focus on a specific grade band each semester. While all students K-8 will have access to Art, P.E., Music, and Dance over the course of the year, our Co-Curricular Teachers will only focus on 6- grade levels per semester. (K-2 & 6-8 or 3-5 & 6-8)***
Who are we?
Springfield Prep Charter School is a K-8 public charter school in Springfield, Massachusetts that prepares all students for high school, college, and life. We are driven by the belief that all children deserve a world-class education and that they can and will achieve when provided with high expectations, rigorous curriculum, and a joyful school culture.
What makes teaching at Springfield Prep different?
Co-teaching and collaboration are the norm.
Generous budget for growing your program.
Weekly 1-on-1 coaching in your first year; bi-weekly coaching for all teachers
Weekly, professional development and team meeting time built into the schedule (students dismiss at 12:30 pm on Fridays to accommodate this)
Resources, support, and planning time to develop and refine curriculum and lesson plans
Incredible Operations, Student Support, and School Culture teams so you can focus on teaching
What will you do as a Music Teacher at our School?
Join a mission-driven community where everyone works together towards a common goal.
Create and implement your vision for an engaging, rigorous Music curriculum to ensure that students learn - and love - the foundations of music.
Teach engaging lessons that explore the history of music, a variety of musical genres, instruments and choral music.
Plan and lead performances to share students’ musical talents.
Exemplify your conviction that all students, regardless of their background, can achieve at the highest levels by differentiating your instruction.
Build relationships with students and families to create a positive classroom culture with high expectations and respect for students' diverse backgrounds and identities.
Teach and uphold school-wide expectations and systems for student behavior.
Grow as an educator through weekly coaching and professional development.
Who should apply?
Our community and student body are diverse, and we believe that we can best achieve our mission when our leadership, teachers, and staff reflect our students’ identities. Therefore, we are committed to being a diverse organization at all levels. With this in mind, we encourage people from all backgrounds and identities to apply.
We do have a few requirements and preferred qualifications for our teachers:
You must have earned a Bachelor’s degree by the start of the school year.
You can join us in early August 2023 and commit to our schedule: (7:25 am-3:50 pm)
Classroom teaching experience and/or certification(s) are highly preferred.
Don’t yet have classroom experience? Check out our Associate Teacher role, too!
We are an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
As an equal opportunity employer, Springfield Preparatory Charter School provides equal employment opportunities without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, military service, disability, genetic information, or any other category protected by federal or state law.