We are looking for bright, energetic leaders who are passionate and urgent about solving our nation’s education challenges. Teachers hold primary responsibility for the implementation and development of DRCS’s curriculum and the success of its students. Teachers will report to the School Leader.
Excellent teaching is by far the most significant in-school factor driving student learning. To achieve the results we seek for all of our students, we will have an intensive focus on highly-effective teacher coaching, so that every teacher at DRCS is providing a world-class education for our students. Studies have shown that high quality teacher development can quickly change teacher practice and increase effectiveness, for both new and veteran teachers. Our professional development and coaching model dramatically accelerates teacher growth, ensuring a highly-skilled, highly effective teacher in every classroom. Teachers will be coached more than 10 times as frequently as at even the highest performing schools around the country. We accomplish this through the following actions:
The school leader spends 80% of his time developing the teachers and the Instructional Coaches
Coach-to-teacher ratio is kept at 10:1 or less
The operations team is responsible for all non-instructional responsibilities throughout the building
We hire growth-minded teachers who love to practice and to improve their craft from day to day, hour to hour
Drive to improve the minds and lives of students in and out of the classroom
Mastery of and enthusiasm for academic subjects
Evidence of self-motivation and willingness to be a team player
Belief in service for others and service learning
Belief in and alignment with Deep Roots’ mission
Practice and develop Key Teacher Skills daily
Bring joy and excitement to the work every day
Implement curricula and activities to meet academic standards
Use assessment data and feedback structures to inform your instructional decisions
Observe and provide feedback for other teachers
Uphold Deep Roots’ detailed and consistent behavioral systems
Communicate with students with optimistic growth mindset language
Be accountable for students’ mastery of academic standards
Communicate effectively with students, families, and colleagues
Additional duties as assigned
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree required
Valid PA State Teacher Certification is preferred, not required
Must have or be willing to work towards teacher certification
You do not need to have an education background to become a Founding Teacher, only a drive to help kids develop a love of learning and become prepared for success in life.
Preferred – Demonstrated expertise in subject area
***1PM DISMISSAL FOR ALL STUDENTS ON PSSA TESTING DAYS.***
ELA (English Language Arts): April 15-17 Math: April 29-30 Science (4th Grade only): May 1-2
Have your child get a good night’s rest.
Have your child eat a good, healthy breakfast.
Encourage your child to try their best.
Encourage your child to take their time, read carefully and check their work.
Be at school and be on time! Remember school starts at 8:00 am.
All mobile devices will be collected prior to the assessment, and returned following.
22-23 Application Period Is OPEN --- Current students DO NOT need to reapply. New students, please visit the enroll page for a link to the portal. >Enroll