English/Humanities Teacher (DEADLINE is June 15, 2019 @ 6pm CT) 

In your role, you will work in step with our instructional team to co-create our school-wide vision for English (grades 9-11) and execute the curriculum to bring that vision to 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. We want teammates who demonstrate a passion for and commitment to Rooted's mission

  2. We want teammates who have an unwavering commitment to radical transparency and radical open-mindedness (that, regardless of how much you know about something, you could be wrong)

  3. We want teammates who thrive in a startup environment (mainly comfort with change and ambiguity, strong initiative)

  4. We want teammates who have 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

  5. We want teammates who have knowledge of project-based learning in English

  6. We want teammates who exhibit an exceptional ability to execute at a high level in the classroom while concurrently building secure attachments with students

  7. We want teammates who are deeply invested in restorative practices and are masters of classroom management

  8. We want teammates who have experience in school(s) which rely heavily on project-based learning as a means to develop content knowledge and skills (preferred)

  9. We want teammates who have experience in school(s) which rely heavily on digital curriculum as a means to develop basic content knowledge and skills (preferred)

  10. We want teammates who are committed to researching and remaining abreast of best instructional practices that may advance our mission

areas of responsibility include (but aren’t limited to)

  1. Creating, refining, + maintaining English/Humanities curricula at Rooted School

  2. Collaborating with other content area teachers to design cross-curricular projects and emphasize targeted soft skills across curriculum

  3. Meticulously monitoring student data, provide frequent feedback and targeted student support in response to data

  4. Consistently implementing and executing student interventions with flexible grouping

  5. Actively engaging 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 work@rootedschool.org.

Please submit your application by June 15 @ 6pm CT.