The Learning Community, a K-8 public school in Central Falls, RI, seeks candidates to join our dynamic team. An innovative urban K-8 charter school, The Learning Community is welcoming organization that believes deeply in the voices of teachers, students and families. We are committed to high standards, critical thinking and strong family engagement.
The Learning Community, an innovative urban K-8 charter school with an 85% poverty rate, 58% Spanish-speaking families and high student achievement. We offer a highly competitive compensation and benefits package. Candidates of color and bilingual candidates encouraged to apply. We strive to have a team that reflects the racial diversity of our students and families. It is important to us that our students can see themselves in the adults that surround them each day. The Learning Community is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. We are a school with a history of a very low turnover.
In an effort to recruit people of color, we always encourage people to apply in the event these positions should open up. We believe this helps get the word out about our school and also a way to get to know potential candidates.
TEACHERS: We seek creative, energetic teachers who are familiar with, or open to learning a Workshop structure institutional approach, who work collaboratively and plan thoughtfully, and who are interested in being part of a close-knit school community with opportunities for growth. Our rigorous curriculum emphasizes literacy and numeracy as a leadership tool to grow student independence and voice. Our teachers enjoy tremendous autonomy, collaboration and leadership. All candidates must have teacher certification. Spanish language skills a plus.
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2018-2019 School year openings (August 2018 Start date)
- ***NEW 4/26/2018** School Nurse (This is for 2018-2019, but this position can start immediately working with current Nurse, click the link for details)
- 1st Grade Teacher
- 5th Grade Teacher
Long Term Leave
- 6th Grade ELA Teacher (This is for 2018-2019, but this position can start immediately working with the 6th grade ELA teacher, click the link for details)
- **NEW 4/2018 – IMMEDIATE OPENING** AmeriCorps Program Director
- Substitute Teacher
- Click here to learn about our Education Fellows Program
Anticipated 2018-2019 Openings
- K-5th Grade Elementary Classroom Teachers
- 6-8th Grade Math Teachers
- 6-8th Grade Science Teachers
- 6-8th Grade English Language Arts Teachers
- 6-8th Grade Social Studies Teachers
- Elementary and Middle Grades PE Teachers
- Elementary and Middle Grades Art Teachers
- Elementary Music Teacher
- Elementary/Middle Grades Special Education Teachers
The Learning Community has a growing Leadership Team. Please also inquire about other roles in the school in our: Social Emotional Team, Academic Interventions Team, and the Administrative Team. To do so email email@example.com
All teaching positions require certification. The Learning Community is an EEO/AA Employer.
To apply please send resume and cover letter to:
Mindy Farrow, The Learning Community, 21 Lincoln Ave, Central Falls, RI 02863.
Or email firstname.lastname@example.org with the position’s title in the subject line.
The Learning Community is an EEO/AA Employer. No phone calls, please.
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT AS A TEAM MEMBER?
We give students the opportunity to use their voice. Check out this video showing our students reaction to the 2016 election.
Warm and Professional Work Environment: We have an extremely upbeat, proactive and supportive atmosphere. Open communication systems ensure every person has a chance to voice concerns and ideas about all aspects of the school. We are known for responding quickly to the needs of both students and colleagues. We have among the best family engagement in the state, and strong support from our community.
Unique Opportunities for Career Growth: We are also a Teaching Studio where teachers who are interested in opening their classrooms to visiting learners or providing professional development services can do so for additional earned income. This is a unique aspect of our school and means our school community is always open and always growing.
Excellent Compensation: Competitive salaries and full-time team members currently enjoy 95% coverage of health care insurance.
Shared Commitment to Educational Equity: Through their commitment to our families and our school’s mission, every team member creates and supports an environment for exploration, leadership and learning for both students and themselves. We are serious about proving that poverty need not be a barrier to student success.
Support Services: An extensive system supports student social, emotional and behavioral needs. We follow through on the promise that no single student will keep themselves or others from learning. Every classroom teacher is supported by a team of professionals.
A Strong, Diverse Team: There is high demand for positions at our school. Teachers feel respected and supported, and our attrition rate is very low. 80% of our teachers have graduate degrees.
Extensive Professional Development: Teachers receive ongoing, embedded professional development and a variety of innovative options for growth, learning and sharing what they know.
Thank you for your interest in our school community.