Join the Explore Team
We are educators who never stop learning!
“When you join our staff, know that you are joining a partnership. Leaders, staff members, teachers, we all believe in an immersion approach to our work. The best part about our community is that we have fun! We are committed to excellence and engagement. We also know that when you love the work that you do, it makes it even easier. It is challenging work, but we have fun!”
– Karen Francois, Assistant Superintendent
Who we are
Explore Schools is a network of eight public charter schools in central Brooklyn. We aim to teach students in underserved communities the vital skills they need for high school and college – and to love learning right now.
We currently serve more than 2,000 students in grades K-8. In admissions, we give preference to students who live in our school’s home districts, to guarantee our families a great public school in their neighborhood.
Our academic program is both rigorous and inclusive. We proudly serve all students, including students with special needs and English Language Learners.
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What we believe
We believe that all children can learn in warm, welcoming classrooms led by caring, committed teachers.
We believe in the power of a strong academic program and we expect great things from all of our students.
We believe we have the privilege and responsibility of helping close the opportunity gap.
We believe that equity and excellence go hand-in-hand: we can meet the needs of each individual student while driving toward superior academic results.
We believe that parents are our partners in this vital work.
What we look for
At Explore, we know that a great team is vital for our students’ success. Our ideal candidates are:
Dedicated to our mission
You are committed to giving our students the tools they need to succeed at a college-preparatory high school and beyond.
Keeping Children at the Center of our Work
You view our families as essential partners in our work to support students.
Engaging in Necessary Conversations
You use inquiry to understand the perspectives of others and understand and take responsibility for the impact of your words and actions.
Flexible and Reflective
You reflect on and challenge your personally held biases and beliefs, and the role you play within systems of oppression.
Making Things Happen Together
You tap into the diverse perspectives of your community and collaborate to help achieve our mission.
Demonstrating Professional Integrity
You fulfill your responsibilities and keep your commitments.
We are always looking for teachers who are critical thinkers and who are deeply knowledgeable about their content!
Frequently Asked Questions
1. How many schools are in the Explore Schools network?
Explore Schools is a network of eight public charter schools, all located in central Brooklyn. We serve students in grades Kindergarten through 8th.
2. How do I know which school I am applying to?
We interview all qualified applicants by phone to ensure you suit our network. If you are a good match, we will then invite you to interview for a specific position at a one of our schools. We match applicants to a school and position based on your preference, skills and qualifications.
3. Can I request to work at a specific school in the network?
Absolutely. During your phone interview we will ask if you prefer a specific school.
4. How do I find out a position’s salary?
We set salaries at Explore Schools based on years of relevant experience, education level, and any certifications or licensures that align to being highly qualified for the role. For teaching candidates, we have a teacher salary scale that takes into account years of full-time teaching experience, degree level, and NYS certification. We are happy to share more with you about salary ranges and scales at the phone interview phase!
5. I have a friend who would be a great fit at Explore! How do I refer my friend?
Great! We have found referrals are one of the best ways to find great teachers and staff. So, we offer a $1,000 referral bonus to anyone you refer to Explore Schools who is hired for a full-time role with our network!
6. Who do I contact to check on my application status?
We know the effort people put into a job search and the stress of not hearing back from a potential employer. We update applicants about their status within one week of a phone interview and within 3 days of an in-person interview. Please email your recruiter or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have not received an update within one week of an interview.
Click below for a complete list of open positions for the current school year.
Click below to find helpful resources as you prepare for your interview.
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