Thank you for your interest in teaching at Maureen Joy Charter School. We are now accepting applications for full-time K-8 teaching positions for the 2015-2016 school year. Please click the link below to fill out an application. If you have any questions, email Thank you!


What Do We Look For In Our Candidates?

We are seeking staff members who embody the same six "Joy Characteristics" that we instill in our students.

Our actions, words, and attitudes determine our community.

Great teaching closes the achievement gap.

Real JOY comes from teaching, learning, and growing.

We are driven by a massive problem and an urgent mission.

We believe teams are stronger than individuals.

The work is hard but worth it.
Why Work At Maureen Joy?

In addition to working with an amazing team determined to close the achievement gap, our teachers also enjoy these benefits:

Our salaries exceed state and local averages.

We give raises based on tenure and performance; no wage freezes here.

We'll pay you even more if you have a Master's degree or are a National Boards Certified Teacher

Our teachers enjoy the use of personal Mac laptops while at Joy.

Our compensation plans include full health insurance benefits, including optional dental coverage.

You can make unlimited copies. Yes, you read that right. Unlimited copies. No, you don't have to pay for the paper.

You'll get to work in a beautifully restored turn of the century school building that has hardwood floors, giant windows and big classrooms.

The quality of your instruction will grow through weekly observations and feedback meetings with a proven Academic Dean.

We are cool teacher geeks who love kids, teaching, bagels, and coffee. Who wouldn't want to work with us?
Teacher Spotlight

Read two of our current staff members' profiles below - a glimpse into the world of Maureen Joy Charter School.

7th/8th Grade Teacher
Non-Fiction Studies

Mr. Moran teaches seventh and eighth grade Nonfiction Studies. Originally from Buffalo, NY, Mr. Moran attended SUNY Geneseo, where he majored in History, and then went on to earn a Masters Degree in Secondary Education from Niagara University. Mr. Moran taught for five years at Lake Norman Charter School in Huntersville, NC, before relocating to the Triangle last year. In his second year at Maureen Joy, Mr. Moran is enjoying all of the high-level discussion occurring in his classroom. He says that through debate and thoughtful inquiry, his scholars have even pushed his own knowledge of historical concepts this year. What Mr. Moran loves most about working at Maureen Joy is “the culture of excellence that permeates the entire building”. He states, “every teacher here would be among the best teachers at ANY school in the area, and it is so rewarding to work with such a talented staff.” Mr. Moran lives with his wife in Durham, where they love to enjoy the city’s independent restaurants and shops. Mr. Moran’s hobbies also include running, reading, and keeping up with his favorite sports team, the Buffalo Bills.

4th Grade Teacher

Ms. Everett is in her first year of teaching 4th grade at Maureen Joy this year. Originally from Apex, NC, she attended Lynchburg College in Virginia, where she obtained a Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction in May of 2013. Ms. Everett previously taught for two summers with Student U, a Durham-based summer enrichment program that many Maureen Joy scholars attend. Ms. Everett loves the immense support system Maureen Joy has in place for new teachers. She states: “I am able to receive feedback on how to improve my classroom that can be quickly and effectively inserted into my teaching. All of the staff at Maureen Joy shares a love for kids and teaching that helps the employee atmosphere.” In her classroom this year, the scholars love to make connections, predictions, and summarize the stories they are reading in their ImagineIt! Program. Ms. Everett is already seeing her scholars take ownership of their learning by connecting their lives with the characters they are reading about. A resident of Apex, Ms. Everett’s hobbies include dinner with friends, cooking, exercising, and reading.