GLOW Academy Published: 08/09/2017
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Why teach at the Girls Leadership Academy of Wilmington?

GLOW Academy is one of 18 schools nationwide that comprise the Young Women’s Leadership Network, or YWLN. The first YWLN school was formed by Ann and Andrew Tisch in East Harlem in 1996. That school is now one of the best-performing public schools in the country. Across the network the numbers indicate that the model developed at the East Harlem school is hugely successful – with high school graduation rates greater than 95% and nearly 100% of graduates enrolling in college. GLOW Academy, opened in Wilmington in the fall of 2016, is the first school of its kind opening in the South and we hope that it will be a model for similar schools across North Carolina.

At GLOW we believe that potential, not zip code, should determine our students’ destinies. We also believe in the power of being a girl, and every day we work to provide our students with the opportunities they need to thrive in whatever field they choose.  We will accomplish this by improving high school graduation and college enrollment rates among our students, most of them considered high risk due to the socioeconomic conditions in which they live.  We believe that when these girls finish high school and go to college, the cycle of poverty is broken for them and their community leading to a reduction in chronic poverty and violence in Wilmington and beyond.

At the heart of GLOW Academy is a focus on “whole girl” education.  We seek to foster the growth of leadership and confidence in our students and build and sustain family support, all while engaging all of our students in a rigorous college preparatory program.  This means that GLOW emphasizes the following areas to ensure that each girl has a successful 6-12 experience and continues on to college: leadership development, early college and career awareness, health and wellness and expanded opportunities in science, technology, math and the arts.

Salary: $80/per day

Please complete the online application form located at: http://goo.gl/forms/nEUJ6Q45IM and submit 1) Resume  to Sherry Nisen,  GLOW Recruiter, snisen@glowacademy.net or PO Box 7621 Wilmington, NC 28406).  Both the online application and submission of a resume/written personal statement must be completed for consideration for the position.

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