Come Work Where Teachers Love Teaching

Feel Supported

Small class sizes, supportive parents, a part-time school week and the flexibility to bring their unique ideas and talents to the classroom—these are just a few of the reasons our teachers love teaching at AHB. 

Middle school teacher laughs with parents at homeschool coop.

Job Openings

Lower Elementary Teacher | 2023-24 School Year

Job Description

AHB Community School (, an independent, progressive K-8 school in Austin, TX, is looking for a passionate and dedicated educator to co-teach in a mixed-age kinder & 1st grade classroom.

Job Location

4001 Speedway
Austin, TX 78751

Why AHB?

At AHB kids love to come to school each day and parents are our biggest fans. Passionate teachers collaborate closely with their peers to implement creative and meaningful ways to challenge students academically while supporting their social-emotional growth. A low student-teacher ratio means teachers succeed in meeting student needs. A condensed weekly and yearly schedule encourages a better work-life balance for both students and staff. 


  • Required: Bachelor’s degree in education or a related field, classroom teaching or related experience.
  • Preferred: Master’s degree, current teacher’s license (or equivalent); 3+ years of classroom teaching or related experience, experience in progressive education school settings.


  • Design and implement quality instruction that encourages students to be actively engaged in the learning process. Our integrated, thematic curriculum model values hands-on learning and creative problem solving.
  • Create and maintain a positive classroom environment with a high regard for social-emotional learning that ensures growth and engagement for all students.
  • Differentiate instruction and employ a variety of progressive teaching methods to ensure optimal learning for all students and meet the needs of students with a variety of learning styles and skill levels.
  • Collaborate with the co-teacher to plan integrated &/or interdisciplinary units that support the instructional objectives of all curricular areas.
  • Collaborate and communicate with students, parents, colleagues, and administrators to promote student success, support the home to school connection, and foster positive community relationships.
  • Use AHB curriculum guidelines and assessment models to guide curriculum and instructional decisions; maintain accurate, up-to-date records and communicate results to students, parents, and appropriate others in a timely manner with regard to student progress and performance.
  • Perform professional duties efficiently, manage resources effectively, and meet deadlines set by the school.

Reports To

Head of School

Contract, Duty and Compensation

Full-time annual contract, school year Aug-May (34 weeks of student attendance); 4-day school week (M-Th); salary dependent on experience, benefits include health insurance stipend and retirement matching. Compensation range: $47,000-$57,000, dependent on experience.

To Apply

Please send your résumé, references, and a one-page educational philosophy that helps describe your interest in AHB Community School to

Posting Closing Date

Aug 31, 2023

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

AHB is committed to workplace diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, or gender expression.

What You’ll Love

Teacher autonomy and creativity. Our teachers have a great deal of flexibility in deciding how to best engage and meet the needs of students. With support and resources available, teachers can craft their own lessons, design projects, and help choose curriculum.
Better work-life balance. With no school on Fridays and two extra weeks of break, our teachers have time to plan, give meaningful feedback and re-energize. (In fact, AHB Community School was the first part-time school to be accredited by TAAPS.)
A place of respect. At AHB we promote open communication and value teachers’ voices. We even have two teacher voting spots on the board! Teachers, administrators and parents work together to create a supportive environment where everyone thrives. 
Supportive parents. Our parents are excited to be part of their child’s education! Parents are responsive to teacher feedback, provide classroom support and show our teachers lots of love, too. 
Happy Students. It’s common to see students run into school each morning or hear them complain that a school break was too long! Our students enjoy their days with us and come in eager to learn.
Small class sizes. As one of only a handful of progressive Austin micro-schools, AHB is small. We limit our K-8 program to 90, with student teacher ratio of 10:1. Teachers develop close relationships with students and are better able to meet the needs of the whole child.
Keep Learning. At AHB, our curriculum is dynamic and utilizes project based learning. Classes tackle new themes each quarter, delving deep into science and social studies topics. Whether exploring oceans or world religions, teachers model curiosity and awe as they learn alongside students.
Teacher checks out science project on table as student smiles.
AHB has been a saving grace for me, professionally, and I am entirely lucky to have landed here. Thank you for helping me feel so celebrated. 
Lorrie Salome, AHB faculty
Progressive school teacher helps student with magnetism project.
Micro school students sit with teacher at table and inspect craft.

Who Thrives at AHB

AHB Community School teachers are experienced in many types of classrooms and have backgrounds and a variety of fields. To be considered for a teaching position with us you must, above all, possess a deep love of learning. Curiosity and enthusiasm are contagious. You needn’t be an expert in every subject, but you must be able to form meaningful connections with students and a willingness to dive in—AHB is a non traditional school and students are bright, creative and inquisitive.


No opportunities are currently available. If you are interested in a career at AHB Community School, contact us to be notified of future openings.


A Micro School Where Students Love Learning

Teaching shouldn’t be a drag. At AHB Community School, small class sizes and a non-traditional program without grades ensure teachers have the flexibility to perform their craft in a way that is motivating and meaningful. Progressive curriculum that utilizes project based learning keeps students and teachers engaged. When teachers love teaching, students love learning.