Founding Teacher Fellowship - IDEA Cincinnati (21-22)

Cincinnati, OH, United States
Feb 18, 2021
Position at IDEA Public Schools

About IDEA Public Schools :  


At IDEA Public Schools, we believe in college for ALL and we are committed to ensuring that   all   our students graduate from college. IDEA Public Schools has grown from a small school to the fastest-growing network of tuition-free Pre-K-12 public charter schools in the United States sending 100% of our students to college. 50% of our students graduate from college in 6 years - that's 3 times the national rate for students in our communities!  

IDEA was founded in 2000 as a single school with 150 students in the Rio Grande Valley. When interest exceeded building capacity, to meet the demands, IDEA's co-founders committed to serving more students in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas and beyond. We now serve  over 65,000  students across Texas and Louisiana. Be on the lookout for IDEA schools opening near you-with continued growth in our current regions an d new launches in  Tampa Bay , FL  (2021) ,  Jacksonville, FL (2022), and Cincinnati, OH (2022) !  


When you choose to work at IDEA, you are part of our IDEA Team and Family. You will work alongside team members who set and reach ambitious goals every day, are excited to continue to grow with IDEA, and work relentlessly to make college for all a reality.  


To learn more about IDEA, check out this   video .  

About Cincinnati:
Cincinnati is Ohio's largest metropolitan area, with a population of just over 2 million. The city offers residents a wealth of attractions, including museums, professional sports teams, and a wide selection of restaurants. Cincinnati's strong job market and relative low cost of living make it an attractive place to live for individuals and families. According to U.S. News & World Report, the cost of living is slightly lower than the national average with median rent at $787 and median home rates at $161,483

About the IDEA Founding Teacher Fellowship

The Founding Teacher Fellowship is an amazing opportunity for individuals with or without teaching experience who are looking to be game-changing educators with IDEA Public Schools in Cincinnati. The one-year fellowship will take place in Texas on an award-winning campus and will prepare individuals to be successful founding teachers or teacher leaders in Cincinnati for the 2022 school year. Fellows will get to experience IDEA culture and values first-hand by owning the academic and personal success of IDEA students, planning for and implementing IDEA curriculum, receiving weekly coaching and feedback from IDEA leaders, and attending monthly new region meetings to build community among the future founding teachers and leaders.


Under the guidance of an IDEA mentor teacher or leader, Founding Teacher Fellows will:
  • Implement IDEA curricula and assessments to meet ambitious academic expectations
  • Support with grading, lesson planning, preparation of class materials and classroom management
  • Track individual student's progress and learning needs, adjust lesson plans accordingly and update grade book weekly
  • Communicate students' progress with student and family on a weekly basis
  • Implement a clear and consistent behavior management system that aligns to campus- wide initiatives while developing  students' character and sense of community in the classroom
  • Help shape and develop a school-wide culture that fosters a productive and enthusiastic learning environment for each student
  • Host necessary tutoring sessions to meet all students' needs
  • Participate in weekly professional development, grade-level meetings and activities, and school wide meetings and functions
  • Additional responsibilities may include: after-school tutoring or Saturday school and are based on the needs of our scholars

We look for Team and Family who embody the followingvaluesand characteristics:  
  • Believes and is committed to our missionand being an agent of change: that all students are capable of getting to and through college  
  • Has demonstrated effectiveoutcomes and results, and wants to be held accountable for them  
  • Has a propensity for action, willing to make mistakes by doing in order to learn and improve quickly  
  • Works with urgency and purpose to drive student outcomes  
  • Thrives in an entrepreneurial, high-growth environment; is comfortable with ambiguity and change  
  • Seeks and responds well to feedback, which is shared often and freely across all levels of the organization  
  • Works through silos and forges strong cross-departmental relationships in order to achieve outcomes  
  • We believe in education asa professionand hold ourselves to high level of conduct, professionalism and behaviors as models for our colleagues and students

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four-year educational institution
  • Undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or higher (preferred)
  • Experience working with children, preferably children from low-income backgrounds
  • Evidence of strong leadership with a proven track record of success in an academic or professional setting


Founding Teacher Fellows will receive:
  • Competitive salary
  • Full health benefits
  • Relocation stipend
  • Additional hourly compensation is provided for after-school tutoring or Saturday school as assigned.

IDEA Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability, in admission or access to, or treatment of employment in its programs and activities. Any person having inquiries concerning the organization's compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI of Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), or Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), may contact IDEA Human Resources at (956) 377-8000.

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