Two Ember Charter Schools students sit on a bench in the school library.

Ember Charter Schools

At Ember, we teach and employ mindfulness as our primary metacognitive tool to facilitate healing and develop self-efficacy.  We combine this practice with an equal commitment to nurturing self-love and -esteem using culturally responsive and affirming techniques rooted in empowerment and agency to support the development of a holistic growth mindset. 

We use our Teaching Firm, a unique teacher-led organizational model, to be a fun, holistic, ‘college-successful’, career-ready, community-centered, culturally rich, and relevant incubator of exceptional human potential where we spark, nurture, and unleash mindful people empowered to affect positive change in the communities we serve.

Everything we court here at Ember is centered around cultivating thinking skills. From our integrated domains such as Ecosystems, Cultural Anthropology, Engineering & Design, Systems Thinking, and Advocacy & Communication to our Socratic Inquiry & Dialogue approach, critical design thinking is our DNA. On top of engaging in analysis and complexity, cultivating love & kindness is at the core of our program. We are developing human beings who will go out and create a more equitable world based in love & kindness.

Student population

70% Black
30% Hispanic

AT LEAST 2 TEACHERS

IN A CLASSROOM. THIS MODEL ALLOWS FOR SMALL-GROUP INSTRUCTION AND MORE DIFFERENTIATION WITHIN OUR VARIOUS SCHOOLHOUSES

86%

OF OUR MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS QUALIFY FOR ADVANCED PLACEMENT IN HIGH SCHOOL

3%

LOWEST SUSPENSION RATE IN THE DISTRICT

School initiatives

  • More than a school, we are a human development organization serving vulnerable communities.
  • We employ strategic partnerships to address student mental health and wellness.
  • We endeavor to ignite, empower, and transform young people of great promise traditionally labeled “at-risk.” 

The details

As a teacher resident, you’ll teach and learn in your content area. You’ll work alongside another teacher and gain responsibility throughout the year. You also may be asked to substitute teach later in the year as well as support intervention work.

During residency year

  • During the residency, 35 hours weekly schedule from 7:15 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
  • $45,000 starting salary
  • Eligibility for an annual performance bonus of up to 20% of your base annual salary as determined by the Partner’s Council

Estimated Stipend

$45,000


Health Insurance

85% health; 100% dental and vision


Start Date

Mid July 2024


After residency year

Estimated Starting Salary with Master’s Degree

$60K after graduation


The figures above are estimates provided by our partners for informational and planning purposes only. NYU Steinhardt does not guarantee these amounts.

Now accepting applications for the 2024 cohort. Apply by our next deadline, March 4, 2024.


We built this program from the ground up, and [the faculty] all agreed on starting with the ideas of building community and understanding identity.

HEATHER WOODLEY
CLINICAL ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF TESOL, BILINGUAL EDUCATION, AND WORLD LANGUAGE EDUCATION


Whether you aspire to become a special education teacher in an integrated co-teaching classroom or a US history teacher for Advanced Placement students, this program offers the skills needed to connect with, engage, empower, challenge, and reach all of your students.

DIANA TURK
DIRECTOR OF TEACHER EDUCATION; CHAIR, DEPARTMENT OF TEACHING AND LEARNING AT NYU STEINHARDT; CO-DIRECTOR, NYU TEACHER RESIDENCY