Network Substitute Teacher

Location: Denver, CO
Date Posted: 08-16-2016
Please note that STRIVE Prep does not review substitute applications. If you are interested in becoming a substitute for STRIVE Prep, please contact the Charter Substitute Teacher Network (CSTN) with your interest. You can submit your application materials directly at and reference STRIVE Prep in the introduction field of the application.
About STRIVE Preparatory Schools:
Founded in 2006, STRIVE Preparatory Schools (STRIVE Prep) is a Denver-based community of free, open enrollment, public charter schools committed to providing every student with an excellent, high-quality, college-preparatory education. We believe that students from all backgrounds deserve a college preparatory education regardless of race, economic circumstance or previous academic achievement. We open our doors every day to prepare students for academic success from kindergarten through college with an excellent public education of high standards, structure and accountability.

In support of our students, we are passionately committed to three Core Beliefs:  every child deserves a demanding, standards-based education; accountable community develops character; and great teachers are essential for academic excellence.
Our Students and Results:
  • STRIVE Prep operates eleven schools within Denver Public Schools (DPS) throughout Far Northeast, Northwest and Southwest Denver.
  • In order to realize our vision of making a college prep education for all students in our community the norm, rather than the exception, STRIVE Prep is growing from nine schools serving 3,200 students to 17 schools serving 7,500 students by the year 2022.
  • Approximately 97% of STRIVE Prep students identify as students of color, 91% of students qualify for free or reduced lunch, 42% are English Language Learners and 12% receive Special Education services.
  • One or more STRIVE Prep schools have consistently ranked in the top 10 high performing secondary schools within DPS since the DPS School Performance Framework was introduced.
  • We welcome any scholar from kindergarten through twelfth grade who desires to STRIVE for college. Because STRIVE Prep participates in the DPS SchoolChoice process, enrollment is open to any student in the communities we serve regardless of race, economic circumstance or previous academic achievement.
Our Aspiring Substitute Teachers are:
  • Committed to constant growth and reflection as an educator through regular observations and feedback.
  • Dedicated to educational success for urban students of color.
  • Passionate about education as a professional career path.
  • Collaborators with other teachers, and school leaders to ensure that instruction meets the needs of all learners even in the absence of the primary teacher.
  • Effective at building relationships with students through consistent partnership and communication.
  • Passionate about education and holds a B.A./B.S. (preferred).
  • Spanish speakers or they have experience working with bilingual students (preferred).
  • Experienced at teaching in an urban setting (preferred).
What we offer our substitutes:
  • Flexible at-will work schedules, where you select the days you are on call.
  • 90-120 minutes of structured planning time built into the school day to plan the highest quality lessons or develop your skills as an educator by observing highly effective colleagues.
  • Opportunities to voluntarily participate in network professional development.
  • The option for successful substitutes to apply to become full-time teachers in our network.
  • Denver Public School’s standard substitute teaching pay rate.
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