Achievement First
Respect - Enthusiasm - Achievement - Citizenship - Hard Work January 2012

The Achievement First School Leader Immersion (SLI) is an exclusive opportunity for aspiring school leaders to develop the skills and mindsets necessary to lead at a high-performing charter school.

  • Southwest SLI in Phoenix - February 24, 2012
    Apply by January 16, 2012
  • Southeast SLI in Atlanta - March 30, 2012
    Apply by February 20, 2012

To learn more or apply, email CJ Crowder, Director of School Leader Recruitment.


At Achievement First, we know that a great education starts in the earliest grades. Check out these rigorous elementary school resources to keep your classroom going strong!

Elementary ELA

Strengthen your students' writing ability with this base writing skills checklist.

Focus on your students' reading skills with this literacy unit plan.

Elementary Math

Plan your first grade math lessons with this scope and sequence.

Ensure your students have a thorough understanding of place value with this number sense unit plan.

To download more Achievement First resources in all subjects and grade levels, visit our newly updated resources page.


If you can't make it to one of our in-person events, join us for a Virtual Information Session hosted by an Achievement First talent recruiter.  We will discuss:

  • Achievement First's history, mission and core values
  • Training and professional development opportunities
  • Opportunities to join our team for the 2012-13 school year
  • Application process and qualities of a successful candidate

Starting Your School Leadership Career with Achievement First
January 10; 8:00-9:00 p.m. Eastern


Teaching Opportunities with Achievement First
January 17; 8:00-9:00 p.m. Eastern



Throughout the year, our team visits cities across the country in search of the best teachers and school leaders. Below are cities we'll be visiting this month; please email us to learn more.

  • January 7 - Baltimore, MD
  • January 7 - Washington, DC
  • January 21 - Philadelphia, PA
  • January 21 - Chicago, IL
  • January 28 - Phoenix, AZ

Check out our calendar of upcoming events here

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The New Haven Residency Program for School Leadership is a unique district-charter collaboration designed for stellar assistant principals, coaches and teacher leaders who are interested in serving as the next generation of principals for the district.

Check out this article to learn more about the New Haven Residency Program for School Leadership.

For more information and to apply, click here.

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2012-13 Elementary School Classroom Teacher

Start Date: July 2012

Achievement First teachers are platinum! Our teachers work hard to ensure that every student is prepared for a rigorous college experience. Achievement First supports these efforts with robust teacher professional development, including weekly coaching meetings, on-going planning sessions and unparalleled learning opportunities. 

Achievement First is looking for great teachers to join our Brooklyn and Connecticut teams.  Learn more and apply here.


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Associate Director of Finance
Start Date:

The associate director of finance will oversee public funding sources for all 20 academies as well as the charter management organization. The associate director will manage all sources of funding, work with senior members of the organization to manage special projects, and build new systems for the planning and execution of budgets. Learn more about this opportunity and apply here.

We are always looking for talented individuals to join our Network Support team. View current Achievement First Network Support opportunities here.

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Additional Elementary Opportunities


  • Special education teacher
  • Art, dance, theater or physical
    education teacher




  • Special education teacher
  • Physical education teacher
  • Elementary school principal

Learn more about these opportunities and apply here.


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The mission of Achievement First is to deliver on the promise of equal educational opportunity for all of America's children. We believe that all children, regardless of race or economic status, can succeed if they have access to a great education.

Achievement First schools will provide all of our students with the academic and character skills they need to graduate from top colleges, to succeed in a competitive world and to serve as the next generation of leaders in our communities.

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