Lower School Teaching Fellow

Étoile Academy Charter School
Houston, TX
Teaching Fellow/Associate Teacher
$40K - $50K/year
Kindergarten - 2nd

Kindergarten, 1st Grade and 2nd Grade Teaching Fellow (School Year 2023 - 2024)

The Lower School Teaching Fellow (Kindergarten and 1st Grade) role at Etoile Academy is an excellent opportunity to receive intense training and support as you begin your teaching career. The Teaching Fellow will have a wide range of instructional roles. They will be supported and developed for a lead teacher position. This individual must be adaptable as the role will include a wide variety of tasks from classroom teaching to small group intervention and leading non-instructional time (AM break, PM Homeroom). This is a great opportunity to join the network, receive development, and try on a variety of teaching roles.


  • Co-teaching a variety of classes, following Etoile’s curriculum, and ensuring students show mastery of the TEKS;
  • Leading non-instructional blocks with students such as AM Homeroom, AM Break, PM Homeroom, Intervention, etc.;
  • Setting and maintaining high expectations for behavior in classrooms and hallways;
  • Supporting the lead teacher with student discipline, follow up with families, and students on behavior plans;
  • Supporting with small group instruction, reading intervention, portions of lessons, and providing one on one support for struggling learners;
  • Supporting teachers with entering information into DeansList and communicating daily with parents and families;
  • Supporting the lead teacher with grading (homework, classwork, exit tickets, etc.) and entering grades;
  • Completing all necessary school wide duties for the successful and orderly functioning of the school (e.g., hallway supervision, arrival/departure transitions, participation in field trips, etc.) and other such duties as the school leaders may from time to time request;
  • Providing consistent rewards and/or consequences for student behavior to ensure that students observe the School’s core values, high expectations, and strict code of conduct;
  • Communicate students’ progress with student and family on a weekly basis;
  • Effective facilitation and personal use of technology as a communication and educational tool to improve student achievement and manage work related tasks;
  • Implement our school wide behavior system, routines and procedures and utilize our tracking system;
  • Establish and maintain a cooperative working relationship with students and families based on respect for the communities in which they identify;
  • Participate in weekly manager check-ins, grade-level meetings, before and after-school duties, and school wide meetings and functions;
  • Engage in summer and year-long district, school and personal learning and development;
  • Minimum of 40+ hours spent at school per week;
  • Additional responsibilities may include: after-school tutoring or Saturday school and are based on the needs of our students

We look for team members that embody our REACH values. This includes the characteristics below.

  • Believes and is committed to our mission and being an agent of change: that all students are capable of getting to and through college
  • Has demonstrated effective outcomes and results, and wants to be held accountable for them
  • Has a propensity for action, willing to make mistakes by doing in order to learn and improve quickly
  • Works with urgency and purpose to drive student outcomes
  • Thrives in an entrepreneurial, high-growth environment; is comfortable with ambiguity and change
  • Seeks and responds well to feedback, which is shared often and freely across all levels of the organization
  • Works through silos and forges strong relationships in order to achieve outcomes
  • We believe in education as a profession and hold ourselves to high level of conduct, professionalism and behaviors as models for our colleagues and students.


  • Teaching Certification preferred but not required
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher preferred but not required
  • Fluency in English and Spanish preferred but not required
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to establish and maintain effective and collaborative working relationships with a diverse staff
  • Alignment with the school's mission to ensure that every student in grades 5 through 8 has the academic and character foundation necessary to succeed in high school, graduate from college, and pursue ambitious life goals.
  • Demonstrated application of Étoile Academy’s core values: Respect, Excellence, Ambition, Community, and Hard work.