Every staff member at Excel Upper is invested in getting better at what he or she does, which means we’ll always get better at what we do as a community. The environment in which we work has high expectations about our achievement. Our teachers are willing to stay late to ensure they do their best to meet our students’ needs.

Our staff are committed to our pursuit of excellence, which is what keeps our teachers coming back every year. Our school is characterized by a group of people with a shared mindset who are willing to get better. Our school pushes toward results and we work through any challenge; this makes Excel Upper a great place to work.

The infrastructure afforded us as part of the Explore Schools network allows our teachers to receive rich content, and targeted professional development provided by mathematics and English language arts experts. With a mindset toward growth, Explore Schools helps connect its staff with opportunities across the network that match their skills and goals, and maximizes chances for collaboration.

As with our families and students, we value the opinions of our staff. We are very intentional around receiving teacher feedback and responding to that feedback. The Leadership Team listens and acts on what our staff members have to say and strongly believes in the value of reflection. There is always more we can do to improve.

For our newer teachers, the opportunity to have personalized coaching from day one is impactful. Many of our experienced teachers serve as peer mentors to our newer teachers.