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Who We're Looking For


We know that without great teachers, nothing else matters. In every Uncommon school, teachers are changing history – from the way they look each scholar in the eye with respect when shaking hands in the morning to the way they approach lesson planning with deep rigor and genuine joy in mind. See how they do it. Consider whether you'd like to call them colleagues.

Hear from Teachers

Uncommon teachers talk about what we stand for and why. Watch Now

Hear from Recruiters

Listen to Dan, Francesca and Caitlin - members of Uncommon's recruitment team - tell you about what Uncommon to expect during the interview process and what we are looking for in great candidates.  Watch Now

We train all of our teachers how to "Teach Like A Champion."  Watch Now

Step Inside

See what an Uncommon teacher's day is like! Learn More

Teacher Talk

Hear a little bit more about Uncommon from teachers themselves. Learn More



A core component of the Uncommon model is having two leaders in every school in order to maximize student learning. The Principal, or instructional leader, focuses on teaching and learning, all day, every day. The Director of Operations tackles the strategy, systems-building, and daily details that combine to make the school day streamlined. Together, they make an unbeatable – and uncommon – team.

Think Different  

See our Apple-inspired tribute to Uncommon leaders. Watch Now

This is J-Factor

UCHS Wedding Boogie from Uncommon Schools on Vimeo.


Fellowship Year

Uncommon has a leadership fellowship for instruction and operations. Learn More

Step Inside

See what an Uncommon leader's day is like! Learn More

Watch Julie Jackson

Watch Julie Jackson lead Morning Circle at North Star Academy! Learn More


All Uncommon schools rely on the Home Office for strategic and administrative support. Home Office staff work from several locations across our regions, but the greatest concentration of staff can be found in donated office space from the Robin Hood Foundation in Manhattan. The Home Office teams are: Development; Finance; Human Resources; Information Technology & Data Management; Organizational Learning; Marketing & Communications; Real Estate & Facilities; Regional School Management; Staff Recruitment; and Special Education.

Hello There!

See members of our Recruitment team on an Uncommon NYC Scavenger Hunt! Watch Now

Video Archive

Hear from some of Uncommon's founding leaders in this video from the 2008 archives. Watch Now


Key Details

Read an overview of our organization to learn more about structure. Learn More

Path to College

Everything we do at the Home Office is aimed at paving the path to college for thousands of students. Learn More


Hear a little bit more about Uncommon from teachers themselves. Learn More


The Summer Teaching Fellowship (STF) is a unique, highly competitive teacher recruitment and preparation program at Uncommon. STF is designed to introduce college juniors of color who are passionate about student success and social justice to teaching within Uncommon's classrooms during summer school. Fellows develop the skills necessary for leading high-achieving urban classrooms across Uncommon’s regions through mentorship, collaboration, and hands-on experience.  

To learn more about STF, including how to apply and deadline information, click here.  

Hear About STF 

Learn more about STF from the Program Director, Idrissa Simmonds!Watch Now

Application Video

See a past application video that impressed the admissions committee. Watch Now



This document provides a quick overview to the STF program. Learn More

College is Now

See what a typical day is like for an Uncommon student. Learn More


Learn where our Summer Teaching Fellows are placed. Learn More


Additional Roles

The search is on! In addition to the roles listed above, we are always looking for great people to join Uncommon both inside and outside of the classroom.

Additional roles include:

  • Dean of Students
  • Dean of Curriculum & Instruction
  • Apprentice Teachers
  • Office Managers
  • Special Projects Coordinators

We hope you will review our Immediate Openings and consider being Uncommon.