Our dedicated teachers are a major factor in the success of Envision Schools. Teachers are drawn to the Envision Schools family because of our robust model that emphasizes project-based learning, art and technology and a supportive environment in which everyone is accountable for helping students reach the goal of attending college.
Envision Schools believes in its teachers and in the importance of encouraging professional growth for our educators. Our teachers work in a creative team environment and have the opportunity to use innovative teaching strategies to support authentic, rigorous student outcomes. We believe that the best professional development is job-embedded. We also believe that providing the best learning environments for our students mean doing the same for our teachers, teacher-leaders and administrators. If we want to see our students learn, they need to see teachers and administrators learning too.
New teachers receive an initiation into our instructional model at the beginning of the school year and the support of a community of practice – including colleagues and coaches.We provide all new teachers who hold preliminary credentials with a customized induction program (BTSA) program. This two-year program offers weekly coaching to support teachers to develop an inquiry-based mindset, to improve instructional practice, and to earn a clear credential.
Seasoned teachers have the opportunity to work as lead teachers and may also decide on an administrative track position. Our experienced teachers also provide input into curriculum and design, participate in program development, deliver professional development and implement intervention strategies.
We know that Envision teachers make a tremendous difference to our students and to accomplishing our mission of sending those students to college, so we make sure they are well-equipped and supported in carrying out that critical role.
Envision Teacher Videos
Here’s what Clare, a History teacher at Impact Academy in Hayward, says about how teaching at Envision is different — and better — for her as a teacher and for her students:
WHAT ENVISION TEACHERS ARE SAYING
I’ve been at Envision for 6 years and in my time here something that stands out is the deep sense of community among kids, teachers, staff and parents. We are constantly focused on getting our students to reflect on their own data to build goals. Using three themes — intellectual agency, academic competitiveness, and rigorous, critical thinking — we are changing how our students think about building their community and empowering them to take ownership.
The reason I have continued to stay with Envision is that I get to wake up and come to work surrounded by people who share the same vision. I am constantly inspired and motivated by like-minded colleagues, passionate about supporting students to achieve their absolute best!
Current Vice Principal of Operations at Envision Academy
An Impact Academy teacher for 7 years,
Vice Principal at Envision’s new Impact Middle School.
“My teaching practice has grown infinitely since being at Envision and I feel so grateful to be surrounded by brilliant, dedicated, and relentless leaders and educators. I am supported with resources and opportunities to be my best self in the classroom, and to serve my students in a culture of joy, growth and reflection.”
Global Studies Teacher at City Arts & Tech