The end of the school year is only a few weeks away. As you begin to wrap up the year, it's a great time to reflect on achievements as well as ways to grow in the future. Use the resources below to help your students think about their own accomplishments and goals.

Assess how your high school students' writing has developed using this interactive rubric.

Evaluate your elementary students' expository writing skills using this rubric.

Visit our resources page to view videos with tips for how to reflect on your teaching practice.

What: Achievement First is actively hiring the best and brightest educators this side of the moon to come join our schools! If you send us the names of the best teachers you know who are open to moving to NY, CT or RI, you could earn a trip for two to attend the National Charter School Conference in Las Vegas from June 29 through July 2.  This conference is the largest of its kind with over 4,500 attendees, 120 sessions and countless networking opportunities.

How: Submit the names and contact information of the strongest teachers you know here by Thursday, June 12. For every name you send us, we’ll enter your name into the raffle. The more names you enter, the more chances you have to win! We’ll draw a winner on Friday, June 13 and alert him or her immediately. Start referring today!

In this two-part blog post, AF University Prep High School's dean of students, Peter Uwalaka, explains how a school team can work together to help students build positive mindsets and habits for success in college and beyond.

As you start thinking about how to push yourself, your students and your school community next year, read Peter's thoughts in part one and part two on the AF Chalkboard.

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Do you want to celebrate character development with a special assembly? This REACH Circle template is what our deans of school culture use to plan an engaging ceremony. Lead students to a strong end of the year!

Secondary Math and Science Teachers
Start Date: July 2014
Location: New York and Connecticut

We need great teachers to help our students develop their quantitative and analytical skills. We're looking for individuals who are passionate about math and science and who want to engage in a deeply intellectual way with our math and science curriculum. Our teachers are supported in these efforts with over 350 hours of professional development annually, and at least six full days of content-specific professional development as well.

Learn more about our available teacher and leader roles here.

Associate Director, K-4 Math Achievement
Start Date:
 July 2014
Location: Brooklyn, NY

The associate director is a member of the Network Support Team Teaching & Learning, which works with teachers, principals and the AF School Leadership Team to drive exceptional student achievement at all of our schools. The associate director will provide direct school-based coaching, manage the revision of curricular materials, and coordinate and deliver professional development for math educators throughout the year. Learn more about this opportunity here.

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

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 for our communities.

At Achievement First, we believe that closing the achievement gap is an economic and moral imperative. It is the civil rights issue of our time. In carrying out our mission, Achievement First must ensure that our team is composed of individuals who, through their talent, commitment and understanding of both student needs and effective teaching, can ensure all of our students succeed in accomplishing these big dreams. Diversity and inclusiveness are critical to our mission.

Read why Achievement First has named diversity and inclusiveness one of our top five priorities for the 2013-14 school year here.