Empowered girls
Empowered girls
Empowered girls
Empowered girls
Empowered girls


Aspire Core Teachers (CTs) are responsible for implementing creative, engaging classes that support the academic needs of middle school girls. CTs design, plan, and teach three sections, with approximately 12 students in each, of English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, or Math.


While mentored by an experienced teacher, CTs are the lead teachers in the classroom. They fulfill all responsibilities associated with teaching classes, including:

  • selecting activities
  • class planning and preparation
  • student assessments

CTs also work on collaborative grade-level teams to design and execute leadership seminars. Eighth-grade CTs collaborate to design and implement weekly half-day leadership seminars and participate in an overnight trip to Dearborn, Michigan.

CTs share their expertise and personal interests in afternoon workshops of their own design. Offerings such as Dance, Drama, World Language, Visual Arts, Entrepreneurship, and Robotics broaden students’ exposure by covering a wide range of topics not often covered in most middle schools.

CTs offer/supervise daily student choice period, help with the Aspire Olympics and Talent Show, and mentor up to nine girls.

CTs are required to attend faculty orientation and program evaluation days. Attendance at a few special events outside of the school day (Family Night and Closing Ceremony, for example) is also expected. Additionally, CTs attend daily staff meetings regarding teaching, program details, and student progress throughout the summer. Other responsibilities as necessary.


CTs must work the entire session, Monday-Friday, 8:15-4:30 p.m., June 13-July 26, 2022. Attendance at two or three evening events during the summer is also required. Significant time outside of the school day is typically required for designing lessons, planning classes, and assessing student work.


The CT position is open to current college sophomores, juniors, and seniors, with consideration of freshman who have significant teaching and/or youth mentoring experience.


$2,300 stipend for the summer

Housing and Transportation

CTs must secure their own housing for the summer, but Aspire will support you with the search. We encourage applicants from all geographic locations to apply. Hathaway Brown School is accessible by public transportation; however, a car is preferable given the work schedule.

To Apply

Click here to apply!

Questions? Contact Arianne Thomas via email.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion 

Hathaway Brown School is committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning community through our admission policies, hiring practices, professional development, curricular and extracurricular programming, and school culture. We believe that these communities must be centered in the work we do. Hence, we strongly encourage applications from people who are members of other marginalized communities. Click here to be directed to our full DEI Statement.

About Hathaway Brown School

Hathaway Brown is a dynamic and compassionate community dedicated to excellence in the education of girls. Hathaway Brown has a rich 146-year history of educating and empowering girls. As Ohio’s oldest continually operating college-preparatory school for girls, HB has earned a reputation for academic excellence and innovation in the region and across the country. Home of the signature Fellowships in Applied Studies, Hathaway Brown has long been devoted to providing students distinguished academics and experiences to apply knowledge in action. Our approximately 870 students and 225 faculty and staff come to Hathaway Brown from 70 different communities in Northeast Ohio, and enjoy a stunning 16-acre campus in Shaker Heights, Ohio - just minutes from the cultural attractions of downtown Cleveland. Hathaway Brown attracts a student body noted for its academic ability and diversity. An equal opportunity employer, the school especially encourages applications from candidates of color.

Learn more about Hathaway Brown in this 2-minute video.