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Careers at Archer

Teaching Apprentice Program

Find Your Purpose

Archer’s Teaching Apprenticeship offers aspiring teachers the opportunity to partner with expert educators in the classroom using the latest research on how our students learn and thrive. Apprentices get hands-on experience working alongside master faculty to develop a repertoire of future-facing educational practices. Learn the art and science of teaching with students who come from 141 feeder schools from across Los Angeles. Join our learning laboratory at the intersection of purpose, passion, and possibility.

By the end of the year-long program, apprentices will:

  • Gain a repertoire of proven instructional moves
  • Practice and iterate lesson design and curriculum mapping
  • Understand and employ Archer’s instructional lexicon to discuss, reflect on, and improve their teaching practices
  • Gain tools for effective professional reflection and professional development, including data analysis, norming, cohort work, and creation of an e-portfolio 

The Apprentice Program includes:

  • Join a formalized teacher education program with personalized mentorship from an expert teacher, including:
    • A focus on the instructional core and research-based teaching practices
    • Monthly cohort meetings
    • Individualized goal setting and ongoing planning and reflection meetings
    • Formal and informal observations with feedback
    • Resources and support to develop a repertoire of teaching tools and routines
  • Co-teaching up to 3 classes with expert mentor teacher 
  • Ongoing collaboration on curriculum and lesson design
  • Participation in all internal Archer professional development
  • Professional networking opportunities
  • Observation and collaboration with skilled teachers within and beyond subjects
  • Peer support for professional growth, support, and reflection
  • $60,000 salary along with medical benefits

Further Apprentice opportunities include:

  • Gaining tools, habits, and a passion to independently (and interactively) assess and understand one’s strengths and areas for growth
  • Understanding and executing student-centered learning 
  • Building and sustaining a joyful and ambitious culture 
  • Increased emotional intelligence, resiliency, and optimism in the face of challenge 
  • Understanding and appreciating the power and possibility in gendered pedagogy for empowering girls to learn and thrive
The Archer School for Girls admits students of any race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin, sexual orientation or other legally protected status to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin, sexual orientation or other legally protected status in its hiring or in the administration of its educational policies and programs, admissions policies, financial aid programs or other school-administered programs. 

The Archer School for Girls’ mission is to educate students in an environment specifically designed for girls. As such, the school will consider any candidate for admission who identifies as a girl. Once admitted to Archer, all students in good academic standing who abide by Archer’s code of conduct and who meet requirements for graduation will be eligible to receive an Archer diploma, regardless of any change in sexual identity or other legally protected status.