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...
Specials Block 1- Yoga and Mindfulness
English Language Arts
Cognitively Guided Instruction (CGI)
Specials Block 2 - Physical Education
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:
- Girls Inc STEM Club
- Girls Who Code
- Group Counceling
- Judicial Council
- Magazine Club
- REACT To Film!
- Read 180
- White Rainbow
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
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:
- Cognitively Guided Instruction
- The Lavinia Group
- Special Education Collaborative
- TNTP Charters Plus
- The Together Group
- UChicago Impact: STEP Assessment Coaching
Comprehensive benefits packagE
- Medical, Dental & Vision
- Flexible Spending & Health Reimbursement Accounts
- Commuter & Transit Benefits
- Dependent Care
- 403(B) Retirement Plan
- Student Loan Repayment Assistance
- Bright Horizons's Care Advantage
- Disability & Life Insurance
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Director of Student and Family Affairs
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.