Every Student Deserves a Great Teacher

People’s Prep was built on the premise that every Newark student deserves both a great teacher and the opportunity to attend college. As the only independent public charter high school in Newark, we are uniquely empowered to recruit and train the best teachers in the country. Teachers at People’s Prep:

  • Believe wholeheartedly in our mission of preparing all of our students to graduate from the college of their choice as informed, involved, and resilient citizens.
  • Receive a competitive salary and are offered frequent opportunities for recognition from peers and leadership alike--from year-end awards to weekly “prop circles.”
  • Participate in weekly instructional coaching from their first year of teaching onward. Our instructional coaches, active teachers at People’s Prep themselves, provide highly individualized, intensive support. This is just one way we promote teacher-leaders at People’s Prep-- we have many other pathways to growth within our school even while remaining primarily in the classroom.
  • Are given appropriate levels of support and autonomy. While we expect our teachers to strive every day to be the best they can be, we foster a culture of empathy and support for those inevitable “off” days. Members of the Wolfpack keep their eyes on the prize and help each other grow.