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ARE YOU UP FOR THE CHALLENGE?

Forget the chalk and textbooks. Teachers are modernizing education by removing the walls between classrooms and real life. They’re doing it using the same innovation, leadership, and tenacity as CEOs and NFL coaches. It’s a huge job. If you have what it takes, we’re here to help. See if you’re up to the task.

WE'RE LOOKING FOR TEACHERS WHO CAN

Lead

Instantly impact students by helping them develop skills they need to compete in a challenging global market. Parents and colleagues will appreciate your work as they see students using these skills in daily life.

Inspire

Go way beyond teaching rote facts and share your knowledge with a captivated audience. Use your imagination and ingenuity to bring your subject to life in ways students will always remember.

Innovate

Instantly impact students by helping them develop skills they need to compete in a challenging global market. Parents and colleagues will appreciate your work as they see students using these skills in daily life.

The Rewards of Special Education

Special education teachers have a unique opportunity to make an enormous difference in the lives of students -- and their families.

Teacher Anne Pendergast

Bring Your Life to Work

"Teaching is a great career change. It allows you to take your former life experience and infuse it into a place that has great need now."

Teacher Faith Peddie

Bring Your Life to Work

Faith Peddie on how she brings her life to work teaching.

Teacher Lindsey Robinson

Bring Your Life to Work

Lindsey Robinson brings her life to work each day by creatively relating her curriculum to her students and the neighborhoods in which they live.

Teacher Lucas Smith

Bring Your Life to Work

Lucas Smith finds that teaching allows him to bring his experiences to work, where he creates new experiences every day.

Teacher Melvina Maisonet

Bring Your Life to Work

Melvina Maisonet talks about her life as a coach and a teacher.

Teacher Rosalind Yang

Bring Your Life to Work

Rosalind Yang speaks about her path to teaching, and how she brings her students' stories to life by bringing her life to work.

Teacher Sean Baghat

Bring Your Life to Work

Sean Baghat explains how he brings his perseverance to the classroom each day.

Laurel Horn

High School Special Education

"Education is about lighting the fire. And it's about those moments when you see that spark, that excitement when they've learned something, when they feel valued and they value you."

Natalie Bizzaro

Education Student

"I have to work to pay for school, so it will take a long time to become a teacher. There is such joy to be able to make an impact on a child's life that it's definitely worth it to me."

Alexandria Hollet

Elementary School Teacher

"I am struck by the generosity of people in underserved communities--who have nothing, but still give. I believe that education is the fastest and most effective path out of poverty."

Chase James

High School Teacher

"I bring in TV shows to talk about things like main ideas or character details. Then students can use those skills to analyze historical figures."

Jennifer Jackobson

Elementary School Teacher

"Teaching is a great job because every day I can feel successful. I can look at my students and think, 'I taught you something today.'"

Kylene Young

Elementary School Teacher

"I started out in social work, then realized a better way to address some of the problems I saw was to become a teacher."

Krista Rajanen

Elementary School Teacher

"I work in an underserved area because I absolutely believe that quality education is a right."

Mauricia Dantes

Elementary School Teacher

"I'm passionate about music. So in every lesson I embed a chant or a rap so students can access what they've learned in the future."

Victoria Scott

Elementary School Teacher

"I bring my life to work by making references to things kids know and tying them back to literature and things that happened in history."

La'Mont Geddis

Middle School Principal

"If you can read, thank a teacher. Teachers make a difference. We change lives."

Chris Burton

Middle School Faith Studies Instructor

"I want my students to understand their potential. I want them to think for themselves and become self-aware."

Tim Bailey

Elementary School Teacher

"Real learning doesn’t take place without an emotional connection. Teaching history can make a real difference in the lives of my students."