Curious about working at the BTU?
We are currently accepting applications for the position of Lower School Lead Teacher.
The Lead Teacher of the Lower School will work in close collaboration with the Lead Teacher of the Upper School and the teaching community to guide overall leadership, direction, and management of the BTU School. The Lead Teacher reports to the Governing Board. Read the complete job description here…
Apply on the Boston Public Schools website at http://www.bostonpublicschools.org/apply-jobs. Also, submit a cover letter, resume, a copy of your state certifications and at least three letters of recommendation to: Jeffrey Timberlake, Secretary for the Lead Teacher Hiring Committee
Boston Teachers Union School
25 Walk Hill Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Or electronically to: BTUSteacherleader@gmail.com
BTU is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of any status or condition protected by applicable federal or state law. Candidates of color are encouraged to apply.
All classroom positions have been filled.
For all other available positions follow the process below:
Please submit a cover letter, resume, copy of your state certifications, and at least, three letters of recommendation to one of our Co-lead Teachers:
Berta Berriz Lower School Co-lead Teacher (K-5) email@example.com
Betsy Drinan, Upper School Co-lead Teacher (6-8) firstname.lastname@example.org
25 Walk Hill Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Also visit the HUB to view more information about our job openings and other job opportunities with Boston Public Schools
Applicant finalists will be asked to : demonstrate teaching in their own class as well as a class at the BTU School, participate in collaboratively looking at student work, and share an area of expertise with BTU teachers.
Boston Teachers Union School Overview
The Boston Teachers Union School mission is to educate scholars to high standards and help them reach their educational potential and become capable, caring, engaged citizens. We aim to provide all scholars with a rigorous and wide-ranging liberal arts education in an inclusive, democratic, nurturing and safe environment that welcomes families and capitalizes on the expertise of excellent teachers.
As part of a rigorous liberal arts experience, the Union School currently offers English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Music, Art and Spanish as a World language to every scholar. Ongoing scholar assessment, intervention and academic support ensures achievement for each and every scholar. Our school is committed to meeting each child where he or she is and moving them forward, so an ability to differentiate and scaffold curricula and instruction is essential.
The BTU School is a teacher-run school with two teacher-leaders and the faculty working together to make important decisions regarding the school. We believe that unleashing the potential of teachers is the best way to provide a wide-ranging, high-quality education to all of our scholars. Collaboratively, the faculty develops an innovative and rigorous professional growth program for teachers and associate teachers, including a professional development and evaluation program.
The BTU School is unique in its emphasis on involving the whole family, providing educational opportunities and other social and related services for scholars and their family members. The school has a longer school day, and involves outside agencies with a long-term goal of providing more services, including health and social services.
Simmons College Partnership
The professional development partnership with Simmons provides opportunities for teachers from both the school and the college to engage in self-reflective practice. Social work, graduate health studies and library science degree candidates will also be involved with the BTU scholars and the school community. The partnership will serve as an opportunity to provide a school environment that enhances scholar learning, teacher learning, and effective practice.