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Respect - Enthusiasm - Achievement - Citizenship - Hard Work June 2012

Maia Heyck-Merlin, Achievement First’s former Chief Talent Officer, helps teachers build habits, customize tools, and create space to become a Together Teacher. In her new book, Maia shows teachers how to be effective and "have a life" by exploring the key habits of Together Teachers—how they plan ahead, organize work and their classrooms, and how they spend their limited free time. The end goal is always strong outcomes for their students.

Each teacher’s system may be a little bit different, but The Together Teacher includes concrete steps that every teacher can implement!

To learn more about Maia’s new book, click here. You can also read more about Maia in this U.S. News article.


With only a few weeks left to the school year, we're working to ensure that our scholars finish the year strong. Here are some resources to help you maximize the last few weeks of instructional time.

Plan how to assess your scholars' growth using this model final exam.

Assess your scholars' end-of-year reading levels using these assessment tips and norms.

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
June 12; 8:00-9:00 p.m. Eastern


Teaching Opportunities at Achievement First
June 13; 8:00-9:00 p.m. Eastern


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Each year, Achievement First seniors celebrate where they will be heading off to college. Watch as members of the class of 2011 announce which schools they've chosen in our Signing Day video.

We can't wait to hear where our class of 2012 will be attending college!

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2012-13 Secondary English Teachers
Start Date:
July 2012
Location: Brooklyn, Bridgeport, Hartford and New Haven

Read, baby, read! Our English teachers work hard to meet the literacy needs of every scholar in our schools. Achievement First supports these efforts with tons of professional development and a literacy-focused school environment.

We are currently hiring:

  • Middle School ELA Teachers
  • AP Language and Composition Teacher

Learn more about teaching opportunities at Achievement First and apply here.

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Talent Recruiter
Start Date:
September 2012
Location: Brooklyn, NY, New Haven, CT, or Providence, RI

Talent recruiters are responsible for ensuring that the highest quality, mission aligned teachers join the Achievement First network across our new and existing schools in New York, Connecticut and Rhode Island. Recruiters build and manage relationships with school leaders and candidates, oversee budgeting and staffing processes for a portfolio of schools, and represent Achievement First at local and national events. 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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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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