Culture at Ascend
At Ascend, we value partnering collaboratively. We are in this together. We thrive through strong relationships amongst our schools, our families, and our communities, becoming stronger by learning from and with each other.
Join our team dedicated to diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti -racism (DEIA) practices through providing quality education.
Ascend is a network of K-12 public schools in Brooklyn dedicated to providing all students rich and challenging academics coupled with joyful learning experiences that empower them to live a life of boundless choice.
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Why join Ascend?
Grow as an Educator.
We are committed to developing educators. We hone educator's skills and improve their craft through various professional development opportunities, including Teacher Professional Development sessions, school-based workshops, individualized coaching, and summer training institute. Fridays are half days for students to allow for professional development opportunities for educators. Learn more about professional development at Ascend here.
Support Social Justice
We believe in the genius of all our children and know that education is a social justice issue. Teachers contribute to fighting social inequity by delivering excellent education, supporting Brooklyn families, and fostering a sense of community. Explore our dedication to becoming a more diverse, equitable, inclusive, and anti-racist organization.
Career Advancement Opportunities
We offer robust leadership pathways across our school. We encourage and nurture internal candidate growth into leadership positions such as School Principal, Assistant Principal, Assistant Principal of Operations, Dean of Culture and Community, Principal in Residence, among others.
Generous Time Off
We highlight the significance of mental health through Wellness Days, giving educators time off to concentrate on their personal lives. Additionally, we provide generous vacation policies, including a total of three weeks paid during Thanksgiving and the December holidays.
Join a Welcoming Community.
We foster a tight-knit, responsive community of teachers, families and students who value their relationships with one another. We foster a vibrant, diverse, inclusive community where all people can thrive as their authentic selves. Our priority is to provide a rich, supportive, and joyful work and school environment.
Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Anti-Racism
We believe our staff members must be windows and mirrors for our students, reflecting both those who share our students’ backgrounds as well as individuals who have different life experiences. We are committed to ensuring our hiring and promotion practices are equitable, inclusive, and anti-racist. If this resonates with you, we encourage you to apply!Learn More
Refer a candidate and earn up to $2,000
Know someone who would be a great addition to the Ascend team? We offer a referral bonus to anyone who puts us in touch with a candidate who is hired. You don’t need to be employed or a parent at Ascend to be eligible for the bonus.Refer Now