Middle School Teaching Fellow

Étoile Academy Charter School
Houston, TX
Teaching Fellow/Associate Teacher
$40K - $50K/year
5th - 8th

Middle School Teaching Fellow (School Year 2023 - 2024)

The Middle School Teaching Fellow 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, 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 and entering grades;
  • Communicating effectively with students, families, and colleagues;
  • Participating actively when needed in department meetings, faculty meetings, and other meetings;
  • 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;
  • Sharing responsibility for grade-level and school-wide activities;
  • 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;
  • Host necessary tutoring sessions to meet all students’ needs;
  • 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.