Wayside Schools serves every scholar – no exceptions. Our educational program provides every child with the support they need to achieve their full potential and graduate as college-ready scholars.
At Wayside Schools, all educators, administrators, parents, and students are scholars. We value a growth mindset, lifelong learning, and are all engaged in the education of all scholars. All Wayside educators serve as models for lifelong learning and growth mindset.
We are stronger together. We bring all scholars and community partners together to fulfill our mission and work collaboratively to transform obstacles into opportunities.
Our network is firmly committed to graduating ALL scholars with a prestigious International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma.
Wayside Schools believes that every educator has a unique contribution to make within our network. We also offer a variety of career pathways that enable educators to evolve into leadership roles while staying connected to the classroom. We make sure that our teachers and staff have both the time and support to hone their craft and progress professionally. These development opportunities are facilitated by schedules created to encourage professional learning. Our teachers are guaranteed the following:
Early release for students every Friday so teachers can plan and learn together
Personal planning time every single day
Year-round schedules with interim breaks to recharge and refresh throughout the year
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As professionals, teachers need and deserve a rich array of learning opportunities that build instructional skills, broaden perspectives, and create space to forge strong collegial relationships. At Wayside, we value the “whole educator” and take seriously our responsibility to curate a range of learning topics and formats.
Here are some examples of the professional development available:
Structured Mentoring for New Teachers
International Baccalaureate (IB) Training for all teachers
Evidenced-Based Professional Learning Communities (tied to just-in -time classroom supports)
Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Training
Social Justice and Poverty Training
Leadership Development for Team Leaders
In addition to more professional development time, Wayside Schools employees receive:
The Wayside team is always honored that an educator chooses to build their career in our system. If you come to work with us, we want to make sure you find your work fulfilling and empowering. Consequently, at Wayside, every teacher becomes a leader.
We also know that most teachers want to stay connected to the classroom. We help our teachers find the leadership path that fits their interests and aptitudes. At Wayside, you can continue expanding your impact with progressively increasing responsibility and rewards without giving up the work that brings you joy.
Professional advancement is available to all teachers—not just those who enter our administrative ranks. It is in this spirit that we offer many career pathways grounded in the work of teaching and learning. Below is a summary of the roles available to teachers as they evolve.
Leading classroom teachers are eligible to follow pathways into Instructional Coach, District Specialist, School Leader, and Network Leader roles. Each of these more advanced roles brings additional compensation, training, and increased responsibility.
Wayside will help teachers motivated to serve in Specialists roles to develop the competencies required to support academics across the entire network. Examples include Literacy, Math and Science Specialists.
For educators who want to extend their impact across our network of schools, Wayside creates opportunities to learn about centralized administrative and leadership roles and develop a plan to build the competencies that open the door to such positions.
Join Team Wayside
Wayside Schools is always looking for new talent to join our team. View our current job openings below, and click into them to learn more and apply for job today.