Dream Center Academy Middle School Teacher Employment Application


Dream Center Academy is the key initiative of the Dream Center of Gaston County. The Academy’s mission is to empower students to take ownership of their own education by developing the academic and personal skills they need to realize their full potential in school and beyond. Dream Center Academy is seeking to hire staff who believe in our children and who are looking for a family-friendly, student-centered atmosphere in which to earn extra income.

Teaching at Dream Center Academy offers summer and year-long opportunities for both Certified Teachers and Non-Certified Staff.

Certified Teachers:
Summer Academy teachers work 5 weeks in the summer, teaching their own classes and working collaboratively with other teachers to engage and inspire students to gain academic skills and take ownership over their own education. Summer Academy teachers teach a core class, a small reading group, and an elective each day. Teachers are provided a daily 40-minute planning period, as well. Summer Academy operates Monday – Friday from 8:00am-3:00pm. Fridays are field trip days. Certified teachers hours are Monday - Friday 7:45am-3:15 pm.

After-school Academy teachers work part-time with students after school during the school year. Certified teachers provide academic intervention and enrichment to meet individual student needs and abilities one hour per day (4:45-5:45,) two days per week (Tuesdays and Thursdays,) September - May. Teachers are also responsible for communicating monthly with their students’ families.

Non-Certified Staff:
Summer Academy non-certified teaching staff work 5 weeks in the summer, assisting in classes and working collaboratively with other teachers to engage and inspire students to gain academic skills and take ownership of their own education. Summer Academy staff assist in a core class, lead small group instruction, and teach an elective each day. Summer Academy operates Monday – Friday from 8:00am - 3:00pm. Fridays are field trip days. Staff hours are Monday - Friday 7:45am-3:15 pm.

After-School Academy non-certified teaching staff work part-time with students after school during the school year. They serve snack, lead Study Skills, supervise Recreation, assist with Dream Clubs, and manage student dismissal. After-School Academy operates Monday - Friday from 3:30 - 6:00pm September - May. Staff hours are Monday - Friday 3:15 - 6:15pm. Additional hours may be earned for driving a van for student transportation to and from the Academy. All staff are also responsible for communicating bi-weekly with their students’ families.


We are currently seeking to hire certified teachers and non-certified staff for our 2017-18 After-School Academy. If you are interested in teaching After-school Academy please continue to our online application.