Please submit your resume and any other accompanying information (cover letter, portfolio, pictures, statement of philosophy, etc.) via email to Orpheus Crutchfield
Education, worldwide, is in a crisis. We have an impending teacher shortage (estimated to begin in earnest in 2011), with the baby boomers retiring enmasse. Numerous studies have shown that we will need hundreds of thousands of new teachers in the next few decades. And there is a particular need for more teachers of color. In the 1990's, the US Department of Education estimated that the teacher population had these demographic statistics:
While the number of students of color in the United States continues to increase, with particular states (like California) reaching 40% and more, the teacher diversity pool is stagnant. There are approximately 8% African Americans, 5% Latino teachers, 1% or less than 1% Asian American teachers, 1% or less than 1% American Indian teachers, and the rest "other."
With this reality looming, Stratégenius was formed. We offer candidates access to teaching opportunities both domestically and internationally.
Why Choose Stratégenius to Represent You?
There are many paths to obtaining faculty and administrative positions- but there are few effective routes. You can apply directly, you can get a referral, or you can get a professional to help you, bottom line is- there are more effective ways than others.
This is a different service than what other firms offer. Unlike others, where you are literally just a number towards a placement fee, at Stratégenius we know you by name, we know what you are looking for and we will not send you to a school which does not take diversity seriously.
If you are qualified and have something special to offer, you will not be one of a pile of resumes sent to the same school or organization with no personalization, as others do. If you presently use another agency, read what they write about you in their cover letters to schools- is that personalization? With Stratégenius, you are special and will represented by someone the schools have high regard for; they will take your candidacy seriously because we will advocate your abilities as we help find the right fit for you and for the school. For us, it is better not to have a placement, than to have a bad fit.
To start this initial conversation, email your resume to Orpheus Crutchfield at firstname.lastname@example.org
We serve three candidate populations:
1. Successful, experienced teachers and administrators: minimum two years or more of self-contained classroom experience, or administrative experience. These professionals have the widest range of opportunities open to them: full faculty and administrative domestic positions, full faculty and administrative international positions, mentoring positions, etc. These candidates command positions of leadership and top salaries in a school; especially for candidates of color, there is often an expectation that you will realize the need in a school or nonprofit to be a role model for students of color, white students, and faculty.
Potential teacher and administrator candidates:
new, often young graduates and career changers; even undergraduates in some markets, these candidates are often called interns or fellows.
3. Nonprofit professionals: both experienced and intern/fellow candidates. Interest in teaching. Interest in traveling. Love of learning and children.