Join us in transforming rural communities and the teaching profession at TCEC!

  • Do you want to help students experience their world, not just study it?

  • Would you like the freedom and support to guide students to meet and exceed their standards in personalized and creative, entrepreneurial ways?

  • Would you appreciate autonomy in defining, pursuing, and sharing your learning from personalized and relevant professional development?

  • Would you like to be a part of a teacher powered team that collectively shares the responsibilities for carrying out and improving their school?

  • Do you believe our high schools should help students become active and effective agents in their own lives and for the benefit of their local and global communities?

Offers of employment are contingent upon satisfaction of certain pre-employment verifications and clearances including, but not limited to, degree verification, background checks, DOJ fingerprint clearance, and verification of eligibility to work in the United States.

Compensation & Benefits

  • Compensation is set according to the state of NC’s pay scale and will be aligned with competitive and innovative compensation policies  (One of our teachers is currently collaborating with six other NC educators and the Center for Teaching Quality on a more progressive compensation model that recognizes and rewards innovative teaching practices)

  • Benefit options for eligible employees include: Health, Dental & Vision, Voluntary Life Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, and Retirement options.

  • TCEC operates according to a Year Round Calendar

  • Professional Development Opportunities are available throughout the year, based on the accumulated knowledge gained from years of development support from New Schools/ Breakthrough Learning Instructional Coaches (although the organization has recently closed TCEC expects to fill the vacuum left by leveraging our Critical Friends and Classroom Rounds protocols while identifying cases for targeted instructional coaching)



  • Excellent teamwork skills- agility, adaptability, initiative, oral & written communication

  • Practices a belief in student-centered learning that focuses on building student relationships, leveraging student voice and choice, guiding personalized career pathways, and facilitating collaborative group work

  • Capacity to facilitate nontraditional teaching and learning experiences in blended learning environments (inside vs. outside, online vs. tangible, teacher vs. outside ‘educators’)

  • Capacity to facilitate nontraditional assessments via 1:1 advising sessions, writing narrative evaluations, and guiding the documentation of artifacts of student learning that interface with relevant local and global experts/ stakeholders

  • If applicable, must undergo training in project-based learning, service learning, makerspace technology use, competency-based assessment, facilitation of experiential activities

  • Comfortable leading teaching profession and personal professional growth via documentation of artifacts that may be assessed collaboratively with peers and/or evaluation coordinator



  • Collaborate with faculty & staff on interdisciplinary & school-wide projects, including facilitation of outdoor experiences and team-building activities

  • Research, develop, and document personalized professional growth portfolio per specific teacher competencies

  • Engage in weekly faculty & staff meetings in shared leadership roles that drive organization’s operations and growth

  • Maintain high levels of integrity towards the school’s mission and vision, especially in upholding school policies

  • Treat everyone with utmost respect and dignity

  • Maintain honesty and transparency in communication within all levels of work with stakeholders

  • Uphold school’s intervention policy for students requiring remediation

  • Guide the research, development, and documentation of student learning portfolios

  • Coordinate and integrate local and global adult/ professional community connections with each student project