The Environment Community Opportunity (ECO) Charter School, a K-8, EL Network School, opened its doors in September 2005. Located just across the Delaware River in Camden, New Jersey’s central business district and educational corridor, ECO Charter School currently educates students in grades Kindergarten through Eight. Governed by a devoted Board of Trustees, the stakeholder community is dedicated to the fulfillment of the school’s mission - to empower students to realize their vast intellectual and social potential by teaching them to think critically and creatively and by guiding them to unite mastered skills and content knowledge to create and pursue their own opportunities. Our students are the children of Camden – they will grow to become learners, leaders, guardians, and guides who think, hone, reflect, impact, value, and envision (THRIVE). ECO Charter School sponsors a number of annual activities including but not limited to the Fall Harvest Farm Festival, Thanks-for-Giving Initiative, Healthy Gingerbread House Architecture, Chick Hatching, and Earth/Better World Day. We grow sunflowers in our student-designed and maintained gardens. We recycle. Our families are valued members of the school community and our community partnerships and special affiliations are essential to our programming. We work with the Fledgling Bird Institute, NJ Audubon, Camden Greenways, the NJ Tree Foundation, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, and Art Aware. ECO Charter School … where emerging minds develop strong roots, achieving excellence through rigor, relevance, reflection, and relationships. Become the teacher whom children remember as "THE ONE" who inspired them, the one who believed.
Successful candidates will demonstrate evidence of merit in previous teaching positions via accomplishments in the areas of curriculum/instruction, assessment/accountability, character/socio-emotional adeptness/school culture, collaboration, collegiality, and professionalism. We expect employees to embrace professional learning and active communication with families.
ECO Charter School offers job-embedded on and offsite professional learning, coaching with consistent feedback aimed at building professional growth, medical benefits, 403B and FHSA accounts, signing bonuses, and other choice opportunities.