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If you are dedicated to great instructional leadership and ready to take your career to the next level, we’re looking for you! We are searching for talented and passionate school leaders interested in joining our “Team & Family.” To learn more about school leadership opportunities with AF, read on!

 Important Updates:

Have a question not answered on our website or want to connect with a recruiter before applying? Don’t hesitate to reach out to Michelle Ritchie, our School Leader Recruiter at

By week 6 of a school year, you can tell a lot about the cultural health of a school. How classrooms look, sound and feel is typically a clear indicator of the tone and feel for the remainder of the year. That is why it is so critical to establish a vision of excellence for establishing a strong foundational school culture. Click here to review AF's set of key mindsets guiding our "Week 6" Strategy.  

Sameika is a rising junior at AF Brooklyn High and worked as a summer intern at Achievement First. 

"To some people, kindergarten might seem like a place where students can go during the day, where they will be able to learn the difference between red and blue. That is a part of it, but that is far from all. Kindergarten is the start of a young person's whole educational experience. This is where kids learn the basics, starting from counting 123s and saying ABCs; they are able to use this foundation to expand their knowledge throughout their kindergarten year and as they get older and go into higher grades. Without having learned your numbers, you wouldn’t know how to count or add, let alone multiply. Without having learned the alphabet, you wouldn’t know how to read or write. Children use the skills they develop in kindergarten in the future when dealing with more challenging work. They are also able to build up their communication skills and learn how to work with their peers. All of this is especially true at Achievement First, where kindergarten students are learning so much and building foundations for their entire education."

 Read more about Sameika's AF experience here.

Check out these awesome resources to help take your classrooms to the next level.  If you have suggestions for resources to share or specific requests, please email Nakia Hall at

Watch your kiddos make personal connections to the books they love with this lesson plan.

Middle School
Use this lesson plan to introduce your middle schoolers to the wonderful world of factors!

High School 
Share the richness of the classic novel "To Kill a Mockingbird" with this unit plan.

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

Parenting is incredibly rewarding and full of wonderful moments, but it is not an easy job.  Finding a great school to ensure the academic and social development of their children is a burden unnecessarily felt by so many parents and caregivers in our communities.  We are honored to link arms with our parents to create and sustain strong schools that expect children to accomplish great things daily.

Read what Vanessa Santiago, a parent of a rising second-grader at Achievement First North Brooklyn Prep Elementary, feels about her family's AF experience.

"I know that with a great education, my daughter Evelyn can have a better chance at success in her adult life. Even in her first year at AF North Brooklyn Prep Elementary, the school has helped show her that this is possible, and encouraged her to do better work, build character and community and so much more."

More on Vanessa's thoughts here.

"Every day we’re inspired by all that our students and educators have accomplished. Our students continue to excel—100% of our graduating seniors were accepted to colleges and universities for the sixth consecutive year. Our schools continue to shine—most recently, AF Amistad High was ranked the #2 high school in Connecticut by U.S. News & World Report. Our network continues to thrive—the Broad Foundation recognized AF as one of the country’s top three charter networks based on student achievement." ~Dacia Toll and Doug McCurry-Co CEO's

Take a peek at our Annual Report to see how far we've come and how much farther we are inspired to go.

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-Discover what makes AF an exceptional place to teach and lead.
-Explore instructional resources
-Engage with our materials: read more about AF and our approach to special education, STEM and elementary education
-Interview with us: find details of our process from start to finish
-Decide if you want to be part of our "Team & Family"

Do you know talented educators? Refer them and other great people here for a chance to win an Amazon gift card. Click here for details.

We have a Winner!
Congratulations to Amirah Bey for being the winner of our Apple Watch Referral Contest! Stay tuned for exciting new contests (and prizes) to come!

Math Teacher (6-8)
Start Date: Immediately
Help students change the equation. Apply today.

Special Education Teacher (K-12)
Start Date: Immediately
Every student means EVERY student. Apply today.

Learn more about our available teacher and leader roles here.

Coach and develop teachers in NY, CT, or RI! Join the leadership team at our AF schools as an Academic Dean or Dean of School Culture by applying today!

Associate Designer, Elementary Humanities and Science
Start Date: Immediately
Location: Greenfield (New Haven)

Help us deliver accelerated outcomes for students and build a school that looks like no other by designing top quality curricula. Apply today.

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 opportunity gap is an economic and moral imperative. 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 more about diversity and inclusiveness at Achievement First here.

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