At its core, The Peck School’s Associate Teacher Program is an immersive opportunity designed for emerging teachers who are ready to take the next step toward becoming world-class educators in elementary education.
As an Associate Teacher, you will be paired with our Master Teachers in Peck’s Lower School (grades kindergarten through four) for the duration of this one-year, full-time program. Under their mentorship, and that of our Administration, you will refine your teaching technique and strategies, collaborate with leading educators, and regularly reflect on your teaching practice. As you grow in skill and experience, you will take on increasing responsibility in the classroom—participating in the breadth of experience needed to become a head teacher in your own right.
At the end of this program, all Associate Teachers will have developed portfolios documenting their progress as teachers. The Peck School also provides ongoing professional development and support.
The Associate Teacher Program is guided by two primary objectives:
To provide beginning teachers with broad support for growth, reflection, and career development, as they enter the next phase in their careers.
To that end, our Associate Teachers take an active part in the classroom, as well as the day-to-day life of our school. You will be welcomed as a member of the Peck faculty “family,” learn about our school’s distinctive traditions and exceptional K-to-8 program, and develop professional relationships with leading educators. As an Associate Teacher at Peck, you are integral to carrying out Peck’s mission to prepare bright young minds for healthy, productive, and principled lives.