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Specials

Your specialty is integral to our Success.

At Success, non-academic subjects aren’t “extra” but essential. Specials and electives serve as critical, creative outlets for scholars to explore and develop passions and talents. We expect specials teachers to be masters of their craft and share their love and expertise.

Specials Teacher Opportunities

Sports

Instructors teach sports in positive and encouraging ways, training scholars to use healthy competition and physical activity to enrich their lives.

Art

Engage scholars in the creative process and cultivate their talents while deepening their knowledge and understanding of art, design, and art history.

Chess

Teach a rigorous chess curriculum that inspires a love of the game and enhances critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

Debate

Engage scholars with challenging material relevant to their lives and interests while teaching analytical and public-speaking skills.

Music

Build a world-class music program in collaboration with teachers across the network that engages students with a repertoire relevant to their lives and interests.

Dance

Develop scholars’ understanding and love of dance by exposing them to a range of techniques, genres, and performances.

Theater

Join a team passionate about theater and learning and inspire students to express themselves.

Soccer

Inspire a knowledge and love of soccer in students while instilling values of respect, team spirit, and fair play.

You’re the Expert

As a specials teacher, you get to share your passion, talent, and experience, and help to develop what the subject looks like at your school. Hear from our teachers about their impact.

Can Success Academy Produce World-Class Soccer Players, Too?

"When I was offered the opportunity to start a soccer program that would upend the status quo, I couldn’t resist. We have started a one-of-a-kind program that puts children at SA elementary schools on a path to gain the skills to compete with the best soccer players in the state and the country."

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Chess is Not A Boy’s Game

SA Upper West Chess Teacher, Tanisha Millan, who learned to play when she was 5 and was one of only two girls on her school chess team, shares her commitment to closing the gender gap in chess.

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