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WHY WORK AT PUBLIC PREP


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I am continually inspired by the powerful teaching and learning that takes place each day in our schools. Our teachers partner with each other and with our amazing families to maximize the academic and social success of each of our scholars.
-Josie Carbone, Assistant Superintendent of Middle Schools


TAKE A GLANCE INSIDE YOUR DREAM JOB...


8:00 AM:

Morning Meeting

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8:30 AM:

Specials Block 1- Yoga and Mindfulness


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9:10 AM:

Science


9:50 AM:

English Language Arts

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11:30 AM:

Math

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12:10 PM:

Cognitively Guided Instruction (CGI)


1:35 PM:

Independent Reading


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2:15 PM:

Writing Workshop

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2:55 PM:

Sister/Brother Circle


3:10 PM:

Specials Block 2 - Physical Education

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After School

Programs

While our elementary schools partner with nearby after school programs, our middle schools in the Bronx and Lower East Side host DYCD programs. Our scholars have a variety of activities available to them in after school programs, including:

  • Basketball
  • Chess
  • Cooking
  • Dance
  • Fencing
  • Girls Inc STEM Club
  • Girls Who Code
  • Group Counceling
  • Judicial Council
  • Knitting
  • Magazine Club
  • REACT To Film!
  • Read 180
  • Violin
  • White Rainbow
  • Yoga


When you are a part of a staff like this, where everyone is thinking about what is best for the boys we teach, it makes you excited to go to work each day.
-Greg Schneider, Dean of Culture, Boys Prep Bronx Elementary School

OUR COMMITMENT


Focus on Adult Learning

To promote best practices and foster a network-wide growth mindset, school teams work in a highly collaborative environment, with weekly in-school professional development sessions as well as network-wide Days of Learning. To achieve high quality instruction for every scholar in an inclusive learning environment, we also partner with a variety of organizations, such as:

  • Accelerator
  • Cognitively Guided Instruction
  • The Lavinia Group
  • Metamorphosis
  • Special Education Collaborative
  • TNTP Charters Plus
  • The Together Group
  • UChicago Impact: STEP Assessment Coaching

Comprehensive benefits packagE

Medical, Dental & Vision

Medical

Our Oxford/United Healthcare HSA/EPO Freedom Network Plan gives our employees access to a large bank of healthcare providers in the Oxford Network. Our plan helps cover the cost of routine check-ups, prescription medicine, emergency hospital visits, etc. All of our employees are encouraged to enroll in our FSA plan to maximize this benefit and offset some of the deductible costs.

Within the Medical coverage, we also offer 24/7 access to nurses, gym/healthy living reimbursements, prescription mail order, and various health and wellness management programs.

Dental

Public Prep covers the cost of dental insurance through United Healthcare for every employee. The dental plan provides complete preventative coverage to help you and your family avoid future dental problems. It will also allow you and your family to receive major restorative and orthodontic dental care if and when the need arises. Our United Healthcare Network provides in and out of network coverage with a maximum benefit of up to $1,500 per family member, per year.

Vision

Vision care with United Healthcare offers you and your family a benefit that covers all routine eye care, including eye exams and eyeglasses (lenses & frames) or contacts. The plan features in-network and out-of network benefits, with enhanced benefits in-network, and a national panel of optometrists and ophthalmologists.

Flexible Spending & Health Reimbursement Accounts

You can maximize your benefits by utilizing our Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) powered by the Benny Card. Your FSA plan allows you to personalize your benefit as it pertains to health care spending, dependent care, and commuting. There are pre-tax and post-tax offerings available.

Employees can set aside up to $2,600 annually for health care expenses. If enrolled in our Medical plan, you can utilize the Health Reimbursement Account (HRA). Part of your FSA election can go toward your annual medical deductible which is 85% covered by Public Prep for your medical services/expenses and prescriptions.

Aflac

We offer our employees additional coverage for medically related needs through a partnership with Aflac. Through Aflac, you can purchase policies to cover:

  • Personal Sickness
  • Accidents
  • Hospital Services
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Specified Disease

Commuter & Transit Benefits

To ease your cost of commuting in the big city you can set aside pre-tax and post-tax dollars to use toward MTA expenses. You can set aside funds on a month-to-month basis for transit and parking and transit funds are applicable to Metro North, LIRR, and NJ Transit.

Dependent Care

If you are caring for dependents under the age of 12 years old, you can also set aside pre-tax dollars for child care and child care related services (i.e., day care, after-school programming, etc.).

403(B) Retirement Plan

In partnership with CPI - Qualified Plan Consultants, we offer a robust dollar-for-dollar match, capped at 5% of your salary, with a three-year vesting period. After five years of employment, your matching cap increases in .5% increments capping at 7.5% of earnings. We offer both pre-tax and post-tax (Roth) options to maximize your retirement savings strategy.

Student Loan Repayment Assistance

Our partnership with PeopleJoy has enabled Public Prep to support our employees through the reduction of student loan debt! We offer up to 10% matching of minimum monthly payments. A great way to chip away at student loan debt.

Bright Horizons's Care Advantage

Our partnership with Bright Horizons provides our employees with little ones access to high-quality back-up care and assistance finding full-time care at Bright Horizons or Bright Horizons partner centers.

Disability & Life Insurance

  • At no cost to our employees, we offer short-term and long-term disability coverage as well as life insurance policies to the cap of your annual salary.
  • If you are interested in additional life insurance, we offer policies at a discounted cost to our employees through our provider, Unum.

Total rewards program

Total Rewards is an initiative that Public Prep created to better understand the total compensation and benefits packages that we are able to provide for our employees. We annually analyze our benefits, professional development and support structures, and staff satisfaction in order to brainstorm incentives based off five key aspects of the workplace: 1) time, 2) staff recognition, 3) continuous learning opportunities/ professional development, 4) longitudinal financial incentives, and 5) joy. As we continue to grow, our Total Rewards Program helps us understand the ever changing needs of our staff, network-wide.

I chose Girls Prep because we focus on character as much we focus on academics and college readiness.
-Emily George, School Counselor Girls Prep Lower East Side Middle School

NORTH STAR TO COLLEGE COMPLETION



STAFF PROFILES


MICHAEL FARKOSH
Girls Prep Bronx Middle School

Principal


I’ve always thought the question of why I chose to join something was far less interesting than why I stayed. My decision to join Girls Prep has been rewarding. I work with a team of adults who believe in our students’ intellectual, interpersonal, and character capacities; who see their own learning inextricably linked with their teaching; who provide students with structure that makes them feel safe and choice that values their individuality. I have a network CEO who never stops believing in our students and never stops opening pathways of opportunity for them. Most fundamentally, I stay here because I look forward to work when I wake up in the morning.

LISSELOT MONEGRO
Girls Prep Lower East Side Middle School

Director of Student and Family Affairs


I joined Girls Prep in 2007 to support my own community and see girls grow into young women that can also impact their community. Being able to see them grow and become young women with choice and voice has inspired my day to day work. Seeing the transformations our scholars make each year is more than just rewarding, it’s motivating! In our field, it is important to cultivate a sense of purpose and reflect on the work that we are already doing to see how it impacts our students and community. The work of every teacher and staff member serves a purpose in our students’ path to power.

EVELYN MARCANO
Girls Prep Bronx Elementary School

Family Coordinator


I love everything about my job. We are very blessed to have such an amazing school community. Every student, every family and every GP staff member plays an important part of our amazing school, a school filled with energy, personality, hard-working people and a great deal of commitment. The mission and culture of our school is what initially sparked my interest, and it is very rewarding to be able to serve in my own community.

GREG SCHNEIDER
Boys Prep Bronx Elementary School

Dean of Culture


I joined Public Prep initially in 2014 because I liked the idea of being a founding teacher at a school where I could help build something special. My favorite thing about teaching at Boys Prep is how motivated the faculty is. Every day I come to work with true professionals who are passionate about what they do. When you are a part of a staff like this, where everyone is simply thinking about what is best for the boys we teach, it makes it so I am excited to go to work each day.

CONTACT US:

careers@publicprep.org