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 qualifying second year teachers with a customized Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment (BTSA) program which helps them continue to develop their teaching methodologies.
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.