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Why Work At Veritas?

We’re committed to the support, growth, and development of our teachers, leaders, staff, and students. You’ll get the coaching, feedback, and professional development you need to continually improve your practice and deliver the best instruction to all students.

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Hear from our teachers, staff, and students about
why you should work at Veritas!

I love the co-advisor and team model. It allows teachers and students to develop an extremely strong classroom community, one that becomes a family by the end of the year. . . . You are with your co-advisor every day, working together to serve the same group of kids and you feel a strong sense of accountability. In addition, having a content team allows you to share ideas, split the curriculum work, analyze data, etc, is amazing. I love having the ability to work with other teachers and learn from them, rather than feeling like I am teaching in isolation.

Kali Cochran, ELA/History Teacher

Our Employees Love What They Do.

Our model depends on true collaboration and allows our teachers to develop strong relationships with each other and with their students and families. At Veritas, we know that together we can do anything.

Our Students Are Amazing

What I love about working at Veritas is the constant support from my content lead and other members of leadership in the building and the dedication they have to my growth as a teacher. This shows that they care about the success of all of the students to be so invested in my development.

Yamil Maldonado, ELA/History Teacher

I was nervous beginning as a new Math/Science Teacher, but Veritas is taking the time to instruct me on how to be an effective teacher.

Janeen Connor, Math/Science Teacher

Current Openings

Explore our current and anticipated openings and click on the link to review the description and apply. Don’t see the role you’re interested in? Our talent team is happy to review your resume, set up a school tour, or schedule an informational call. 

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Associate Teacher Program

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Join us!

Interested in becoming a teacher but not sure where to start? The Associate Teacher Program at Veritas Prep can help you take the first step toward becoming a lead teacher.

Aspiring teachers in the Associate Teacher (AT) Program receive comprehensive training, development, and support as they gain the skills and knowledge to become a lead teacher. As an AT you’ll work with a team of educators to support the academic and social-emotional success of Veritas Prep scholars.

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Get hands-on experience

In addition to participating in weekly learning and team-building with the AT Coach and other ATs, you’ll get hands-on experience through:

  • one-on-one and small-group tutoring
  • planning and curriculum prep
  • classroom coverage
  • one-on-one coaching and feedback sessions
  • real-time classroom practice, guided by an AT Mentor

 

Teacher Program

Apply now!

Applications are being accepted now for the 20-21 school year.

Opportunities for Leadership and Growth

At Veritas you can utilize your current strengths and develop new skills through various opportunities for growth and leadership.

Content Leader

Content Leads support a team of teachers in their content area, using data to drive the development of rigorous unit plans and lessons. Content Leads support the growth of teachers and the achievement of students while gaining leadership, curriculum development, management, data analysis, and facilitation skills.

Grade Level Leader

Grade Level Leads manage grade-level teams and communications across various stakeholders (students, staff, and families) to support, develop, and organize the respective grade level around the Veritas core mission and vision. Grade Level Leads gain leadership, management, data analysis, and facilitation skills.

Coaching Fellow

Coaching Fellows work with the principal to support the school-wide academic program vision around student achievement and teacher development. Coaching Fellows coach and manage teachers through observation and weekly meetings, providing valuable feedback that helps teachers continually improve their practice. Coaching Fellows gain management, coaching, leadership and facilitation skills.

Fellowships

In 2020-21 Veritas is piloting additional fellowships for teachers looking to develop their leadership skills and to learn more about other aspects of education. Fellowship area includes Talent and Recruitment, Social-Emotional Learning, Operations and Enrollment, Family and Community Engagement, Anti-Racism, and College and Career Readiness.

General FAQ

What are the differences between VPCS and VPH?

VPCS is a public charter school with lottery enrollment. VPH is not a charter school. It is a neighborhood enrollment Holyoke Public School operated by Friends of Veritas Prep. Teachers, leaders, and staff at Veritas Prep Holyoke work for the Holyoke Public Schools and receive the same benefits as other HPS employees.

Do I need to get my teaching license in Massachusetts to work at Veritas?

Yes and no. At VPCS you don’t have to hold a license to teach but you must earn the designation of highly qualified by passing the Communications and Literacy MTEL (Reading and Writing) and the MTEL for your subject area(s), as well as getting the SEI endorsement.

At VPH you must pursue licensure for the subject areas you teach.

You do not need to be licensed or highly qualified prior to applying but must be eligible to pursue the HQ status or licensure (bachelor’s degree).

What benefits does Veritas offer?

Both VPCS and VPH offer health, dental, vision, and disability insurance. All Veritas employees also contribute to the Massachusetts Teacher Retirement System.

Veritas Prep Holyoke FAQ

How do I become a certified teacher?

To become a provisionally certified teacher, you must have a bachelor’s degree and pass the appropriate MTELs. For more detailed information on licensure requirements, visit the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education website.

What benefits are VPH employees able to access?

Veritas Prep Holyoke staff members are employed by the Holyoke Public Schools (HPS) and eligible for all benefits offered to HPS employees. You can find more information on HPS benefits here.

In addition, teachers and paraprofessionals are members of their respective unions. Collective bargaining agreements can be found on the HPS website.

When are VPH employees eligible for benefits?

VPH employees are eligible for benefits 30 days after their first day of employment.

How many days in the VPH School Year?

Students attend VPH for 180 days. Academic staff (teachers, counselors, culture team members, etc.) work an estimated 195-200 days, principals and operations staff work an estimated 250 days, and dean-level staff work an estimated 210 days.

Veritas Prep Charter School FAQ

How do I become a Highly Qualified Teacher at VPCS?

Lead Teachers: pass Communications & Literacy MTEL, pass relevant MTEL {ELA: English 5-8, Humanities 5-8 MATH: Mathematics 5-8, Middle School Math & Science, etc.}, receive SEI endorsement

Student Support Teachers: become DESE licensed in Moderate Disabilities K-8 {this license includes some of the same pre-requisites as a Lead Teacher}

Enrichment Teachers: pass relevant MTEL in your field {Physical Education K-8, Music, etc.}

Counselors: become DESE licensed in Social Work

What benefits do VPCS employees have access to?

Optional: Health, Dental, Vision, Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Dependent Care Account (DCA), Health Reimbursement Account (HRA)

Non-Optional: Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Workers Compensation, Life, Accidental Death/Dismemberment, Short-term Disability, Long-term Disability, Personal Days (3), Sick Days (up to 5)

When are VPCS employees eligible for benefits?

VPCS employees are eligible for benefits on the first day of full-time employment with the exception of Sick Days that need to be accrued approximately at 1/2 day per month

How many days in the VPCS School Year?

Students: 185
Academic Staff {Teachers, Counselors, Culture Team, etc.}: 200 estimated
Non-Academic Staff {Principal, School Leaders, Operation Team, etc.}: 260 estimated

Other Requirements of being a VPCS employee?

As a VPCS employee you are considered a Mass state employee so responsible to follow state employee rules, including, but not limited to: Conflict of Interest rules (training every 2 years)

Mandatorily a VPCS employee is either a Mass Teachers' Retirement (MTRS) or a Mass Smart Plan (OBRA), participant

VPCS employees are bound by Federal and State Board of Education laws, rules and regulations, including, but not limited to Civil Rights, Confidentiality, Mandated Reporting, etc.