We hire the country's brightest and most promising minds; individuals who are committed to sharing their subject matter expertise with students.
When determining which teachers would be the best fit for our school, we consider a variety of important factors. For Subject Expert Teachers, we require a degree representing their expertise in a particular discipline and/or significant teaching experience in the subject they want to teach. For Learning Expert Teachers, we often look for candidates with degrees in either early childhood or elementary education. Our SET/LET teaching model is one of the cornerstones of our acclaimed curriculum.
After several rounds of interviews, we invite finalists to the school to give a teaching demonstration. This is a 20 minute lesson where they demonstrate how they would structure their class. During these demos, we focus less on content and more on student engagement and interaction.
Because we are in the fortunate position of often having far more applicants than we have job openings, we are able to be quite selective in this process. We only hire those teachers who can recreate that spark that is an unmistakable component of a BASIS Independent classroom.