Servant Leader Apprentice, Summer 2023, Center for Black Educator Development

Posted by The Center for Black Educator Development on February 14, 2023

The Center for Black Educator Development is hiring college students and school paraprofessionals with a deep desire to drive social change through a career in education to join the Center’s 2023 Freedom Schools Literacy Academy..

Freedom Schools Literacy Academy gives current K-2nd grade scholars an opportunity to boost their literacy skills, strengthen academic confidence and experience the joyfulness of having their racial identity centered and affirmed.

Working with the Center’s Freedom Schools Literacy Academy can be a life-changing experience!

We’re excited to share that the Servant Leader Apprentice (SLA) application for the 2023 Freedom Schools Literacy Academy in Camden, NJ and Philadelphia, PA is officially open!

As the Servant Leader Apprentice (SLA), with up to two Junior Servant Leaders (JSLs), you are leading a classroom of up to 12 Scholars in first, second, or third grade. You are committed to Black excellence in education. You are a self-starter who learns from your own areas of strength and growth. You will work with up to 2 high school students, JSLs, to maximize learning outcomes with Scholars. In order to accomplish this outcome, you feel a sense of responsibility over student outcomes, follow the Freedom Schools Literacy Academy (FLSA) curriculum, analyze data to understand student outcomes, draft lesson plans aligned to curriculum, attend professional development workshops and rigorously engage in practice. You are receptive to feedback, in charge of classroom management, support JSLs to implement relevant instructional strategies, model professionalism for JSLs, manage their learning about literacy development and teaching, continuous improvement, and assume leadership in field trips, lunch, and/or recess. You will also be responsible for engaging families through meetings, phone calls and email.

This is an in-person, seasonal position from June to August 2023. From June to August participants will be required to work 5 days a week.

Learn more and apply here.

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