Work @ Lead

Available Positions for the 2018-19 School Year:

Student and Teacher Support Staff Openings:

Lead Academy is currently looking for Student and Teacher Support Staff.  Student and Teachers Support Staff work with small groups of students both inside the classroom and outside of the classroom to close gaps in their learning.  This position also supports teachers by subbing in their classrooms when they are out.  This role is vital to our school and ensures we can close achievement gaps in our diverse setting.  We are seeking both certified and non-certified individuals in these roles.

December Education Graduates:

Each Year, Lead hires 2-3 December Education graduates to join our team in Student and Teacher Support roles.  During the second half of the school year, these individuals work full-time developing their skills as a teacher without the stress of having their own classroom.  They observe teachers, fill in for teachers, work with groups of students and learn our curriculum inside and out.  Our goal for each December graduate is for them to transition into a teaching role for the following school year.  These individuals must be certified or in the process of obtaining certification.   

To apply,  send cover letter and resume to


Why Work at Lead Academy?

A teacher at Lead Academy will:

  • Effectively build a positive classroom culture that promotes self-discipline;
  • Work with colleagues to design and implement cross-curricular units of study that utilize active pedagogy and exploratory learning;
  • Plan and implement creative, organized and engaging lessons based on the SC State Standards;
  • Differentiate instruction to support all students in the learning process;
  • Plan, support, and collaborate with fellow educators and staff;
  • Provide an inviting, exciting learning environment.

An ideal candidate is someone who:

  • Has demonstrated strong classroom and time management skills;
  • Is committed to meeting the needs of every child in a diverse population and has demonstrated success working with a diverse group of families;
  • Believes every child can learn and reach high levels of academic achievement;
  • Has a clear understanding of curriculum, instruction, and child development;
  • Has a proven ability to work as a member of a team with a commitment to his/her own learning and professional development;
  • Has the capacity to teach using inquiry-based and hands-on methodology;
  • Believes children can make a significant contribution to the school, community, and the world;
  • Understands that family involvement is integral to student success;
  • Wants to be part of an organized, professional learning community;
  • Is a self-starter interested in working in a fast-paced, start-up environment that requires flexible roles.

Applicants should possess the following knowledge and experience:

  • A degree in education or equivalent;
  • Three or more years of classroom teaching experience is preferred;
  • Teaching certification is required;
  • State endorsement to teach in content area (math, social studies, science, language arts) for middle school grades (5th — 8th).
  • State endorsement to teach elementary or early childhood for elementary grades (K5 - 5th).
  • State endorsement to teach ESL, special education or gifted classes if the position is desired.



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