Founding English Teacher (DEADLINE is February 9th @ 6pm CT) 

In your role, you will be a lead architect in developing and executing our English curriculum and interventions.

As our Founding English Teacher, you will work in step with our instructional team to establish a school-wide vision for grades 9-10 and build the curriculum to bring that vision to a reality.

Above all, you will help us determine how we will fulfill the Rooted Promise. This might not work. It might not be fun. I hope you’ll do it anyway.


  1. Demonstrates a passion for and commitment to Rooted's mission
  2. Thrives in a startup environment (mainly comfort with change and ambiguity, strong initiative)
  3. At least three years' English teaching experience in upper middle school and/or high school in a low-income or high needs population with a track record of outstanding academic results
  4. Extensive knowledge of English interventions that specifically target reading and writing skills in middle/high school students
  5. Exhibits a laser-focus on rigorous instruction by emphasizing student engagement with complex texts, critical thinking, and comprehensive literary analysis
  6. Strong skill in analyzing student work and student data, coupled with a deep commitment to data-driven decision making
  7. Experience in school(s) which rely heavily on project-based learning as a means to develop content knowledge and skills (preferred)
  8. Experience in school(s) which rely heavily on digital curriculum as a means to develop basic content knowledge and skills (preferred)
  9. Committed to researching and remaining abreast of best instructional practices that may advance our mission
  10. Unwavering commitment to radical transparency and radical open-mindedness

areas of responsibility include

  1. Create, build, + maintain English curriculum at Rooted School
  2. Collaborate with other content area teachers to design cross-curricular projects and emphasize targeted skills across curriculum
  3. Provide targeted, consistent, and rigorous feedback to students on their reading and writing progress and development
  4. Engage in curriculum development and curation through long-term planning and unit planning for project-based curriculum and supplemental course work for English in tandem with digital curriculum
  5. Meticulously monitor student reading and writing data, provide frequent feedback and targeted student support in response to data
  6. Actively engage in creating a strong school culture. Every team member is responsible for helping establish Rooted's culture among students, partners, and the community-at-large


Competitive salary commensurate with experience, as well as comprehensive benefits package.

to apply

If you're as excited about this role as we are, email a cover letter, resume and answers to the questions in the "To Apply" section to our founder/ceo at

Please submit your application by February 9th @ 6pm CT.