do more and become more, you are a leader.” John Quincy Adams
Working at FLI
At Future Leaders Institute, the standards are high for both students and staff. FLI is fully committed to ensuring that our staff members are equipped to deliver an exceptional education to all students by providing them with the following:
Flexibility – With the Common Core standards as our guide, FLI teachers are afforded the opportunity and flexibility to bring creativity to their lessons. Drawing on curriculum maps, assistance from instructional specialists and ample teaching tools, teachers are able to create lessons that are rich and exciting.
Support – FLI firmly believes that all teachers need and deserve professional support regardless of their experience. Therefore, FLI provides instructional and curriculum assistance in ways that best support each teacher’s individual needs. Teachers receive constructive feedback throughout the year to ensure that they are effectively meeting the needs of students.
Collegiality – At FLI, everyone is encouraged to learn from each other. Teachers attend weekly Professional Learning sessions to improve their teaching methods through shared practice and discussion.
Resources – Teachers are as effective as the resources they are provided. FLI is diligent in administering the instructional tools teachers need to empower their students to succeed. Examples of such resources include a state-of-the-art SMART boards, tablets and mobile laptop carts.
Data – The use of primary and secondary data to guide instruction is critical to student achievement. Instructional staff consistently collects and analyzes data from formal and informal assessments, student portfolios, conferences and observations to monitor individual student progress and help improve performance.
Professional Development – Strong teachers create great students. At FLI, teachers are offered on-going professional development opportunities through formal and informal observations, one-on-one coaching, collaborative teacher-led case studies and external resources. Consultants with expertise in English Language Arts and math work with all teachers to provide guidance in effective instructional delivery, curriculum planning and assessment development.
Discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, alienage, citizenship status, gender (sex), age, marital status, disability, prior record of arrest or conviction (except as permitted by law), and sexual orientation is prohibited by various Federal, State and City laws, as well as by policies adopted by Future Leaders Institute Charter School and by provisions of collective bargaining agreements; harassment on the basis of these classifications and retaliation in response to filing a claim of discrimination also are impermissible. Admission decisions at FLI Charter School are based on a lottery system, which provides all students with a fair and equal opportunity for admission. Employment decisions at FLI Charter School are based on qualifications, abilities, and merit.