Hope Academy job postings include “acknowledge racism and privilege” and “talk about racism with students” as required “skills”


Hope Academy is a public charter school located in Providence, Rhode Island. The school has several job openings posted on the website SchoolSpring. Job postings from the school include positions such as “Multilingual Learner/English Language Learner Teacher,” “Special Education Teacher,” “Reading Specialist/Coach,” and “Middle School General Science Teacher.” Each position for the school provides a list of “skills” as qualifications. The full list is below:

  • Acknowledge racism and privilege
  • Study and teach representative history for students from all racial, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds, abilities and family structures in mind
  • Talk about racism with students
  • When you see racism or other types of inequities, you address it
  • Ability to work as a member of a team by actively listening to another’s point of view, sharing and being able to respectfully disagree
  • Organizational skills including developing effective classroom schedule for teaching, learning, assessing, etc.
  • Culturally influenced effective communication skills
  • Proficient technological skills for remote learning and day-to-day tasks such as but not limited to Zoom, Google Classroom, MS Word, etc.