Are you looking for an opportunity to work with a wonderful staff and become an active part in a school family? Did you get your degree so you could develop innovative and engaging lessons for students with unique educational needs? 

Clara B. Ford Academy is a charter school for girls in grades 5-12 with a history of trauma. The Academy is located on the grounds of Vista Maria a residential treatment facility in Dearborn Heights, Michigan. Clara B. Ford Academy is exploring innovative strategies to assist students academically and behaviorally as part of a research project exploring the impact of trauma informed instruction on student achievement. The focus of the work is to look beyond the external behaviors and develop strategies focused on underlying issues. The main focus of the Academy and Vista Maria is to treat, heal, and educate our students.

At Clara B. Ford Academy, you will work with a team-oriented and dedicated staff, be provided with classroom support and weekly professional development, and teach in classrooms with low staff to student ratios. We are looking for teachers who are creative, flexible, organized, and passionate about teaching students with unique needs.If you believe in making a positive difference in the lives of students, thrive in an environment where collaboration is a mainstay, flexibility is a must, and a positive, self-motivated attitude makes you a part of a unique school family, then you need to apply today!

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"Working at CBF provides me with the unique opportunity to make a positive impact in the lives of girls who have survived severe trauma in their lives. Teaching here is definitely challenging and unlike any other school I've worked at, but it is also the most rewarding position I've ever held." Ms Hay, ELA teacher

"We have an awesome staff!  We all care about each other and someone is always there to pick you up when your down.  It makes coming to work every day that much better when you love the people you work with.” Mr Williams, PE