Teaching at Golder

“It may sound cheesy, but Golder really is a family. the teachers, students, staff and parents all care about each other and all share a common mission: getting our students to and through college. Although the work is difficult for all involved, everyone supports everone else. The students get mentored by their advisors, coaches, and peers. The teachers get feedback and support from staff and parents. The parents know they can rely on teachers and staff to provide a safe, caring learning environment where their children can succeed. The staff is adored by the students, parents and teachers. Together we all push toward the greater purpose if giving the children of Chicago the education they deserve.”   - Chad, Golder College Prep Pre-Calculus Teacher

At Golder, we believe that given the right resources and learning environment, every student can succeed, regardless of circumstances.  Our teachers are the key to this success, and Golder allows teachers the freedom to do what they do best: teach.  Our strong culture reinforces a calm learning environment free of distractions and a focus on academics.  As the Noble Network grows, we are constantly in search of the best teachers to educate our students.

What Golder offers our teachers:

  • Freedom to hire the best teachers, regardless of credentials;
  • Competitive and performance-based compensation;
  • Data-driven network-wide professional development;
  • Collaborative and supportive teaching environment;
  • Many opportunities for growth and leadership development;
  • Greater flexibility over curriculum – we focus on results, not the process;
  • Longer and more focused direct instructional time; and
  • A commitment to hiring a diverse workforce reflective of our diverse student body.

Professional Development

One of the things that makes Noble unique is our focus on data-driven continuous improvement.  Four times per year, all Noble teachers come together for "Network PD" following quarterly student assessments.  Teachers meet in small groups organized by grade and subject area to discuss results, share best practices, and strategize for the upcoming quarter.  It is because of this collaborative process that Noble has been able to improve students' academic success as we have expanded.  More smart educators around the table sharing strategies = better student results.

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Hiring Process