Who are we proud to be?
Cornerstone Academy Preparatory School understands the pivotal role that education plays in setting students on the trajectory to college. As a result, we are seeking teachers and leaders who are motivated to provide our scholars with the exemplary academic foundation they need to succeed — regardless of background, ethnicity, or socioeconomic status. Cornerstone Academy team members hold ourselves to the same high expectations to which we hold our scholars because we know that our school can only continue to be the top-performing charter school in San Jose if we are all relentlessly pursuing the same ambitious goals.
Focus your time on the academic and character growth of your scholars. Cornerstone teachers prioritize their students’ growth above all else throughout the school year. From daily classroom instruction to collaborative grade level meetings, our educators hone in on student achievement and work tirelessly to deliver stellar, data-driven teaching.
Grow and develop your skills in a collaborative work environment. Cornerstone structures its school day to maximize opportunities for feedback; our teachers flourish in a system that provides consistent coaching from administration and peers. Cornerstone teachers consistently rank the school’s emphasis on observation, reflection, and constructive feedback as a key factor in their own continual effectiveness in the classroom. Additionally, teachers have the opportunity to visit high-achieving schools and attend national professional development geared toward improving and advancing their abilities in the classroom.
Align yourself with a school and staff united by the same, shared mission. Every member of the Cornerstone team is dedicated to closing the achievement gap in San Jose. Our team members earnestly believe that one way to enact change in our community is by pursuing top results for our scholars. Our staff is motivated by the shared belief that through hard work and high expectations, our scholars will be the leaders of tomorrow.
Have your voice heard. Cornerstone teachers regularly serve as campus leaders; unlike larger networks or organizations, every teacher at Cornerstone is able to gain leadership experience and contribute to the overall school climate. Whether they are coordinating an event, serving on our Hiring Committee, or collaborating with staff members on school-wide Common Core alignment, every teacher is encouraged to not only embed themselves in the school and larger community, but play a key part in continuing to boost the educational opportunities we offer our scholars.
Be rewarded for what matters most. In addition to a competitive pay scale that matches teachers to their experience and campus leadership, Cornerstone Academy teachers are eligible for health, dental, and vision benefits. Additionally, staff members with exceptional classroom growth or service on committees have the potential to earn bonuses for their scholar-oriented effort and drive.