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, 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 are committed to preparing all students for educational success from kindergarten through college and career by challenging them to realize their full potential through high expectations in a safe, rigorous, and compassionate learning environment with shared accountability among students, families and staff.
Our teachers, leaders, faculty and staff clear a path for all families to have access to a high-quality school that’s just down the street, not across town. By building great schools in Far Northeast, Northwest and Southwest Denver, we will create depth of impact and long-lasting community change.
At STRIVE Prep, transformation is a choice that has led to:
- The opening of 11 free, public charter schools within Denver Public Schools (DPS) throughout Far Northeast, Northwest and Southwest Denver.
- A shared vision of making a college prep education for all students in our community the norm, rather than the exception, by growing from 11 schools serving 3,500 students to 17 schools serving 7,500 students by the year 2022.
- A commitment to serve all students from the neighborhoods in which we operate, whereby approximately 97% of STRIVE Prep students identify as students of color, 87% of students qualify for free or reduced lunch, 49% are English Language Learners and 13% receive Special Education services.
- 92% of seniors from the network’s first graduating class in 2016 were accepted to a 4-year college or university.
- The welcoming of 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.
About STRIVE Prep-Sunnyside:
- Currently in its seventh year of operations, STRIVE Prep-Sunnyside opened in 2010, (originally as West Denver Prep - Highland), as a result of a grassroots parent movement to create a high quality option in the area.
- STRIVE Prep - Sunnyside enjoys a unique partnership with the Colorado School of Mines, which provides free summer- and after-school STEM enrichment programming to Sunnyside scholars.
- The Sunnyside campus serves approximately 340 students in grades 6-8; the student population is approximately 92% Latino, 84% FRL, 65% ELL, and 13% special education.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Lead revolutionary instruction in Mathematics.
- Provide instructional coaching for 3-5 teachers, which includes regularly observing classes, giving feedback and completing formal evaluations
- Lead a student advisory at the beginning and end of each school day, and serve as the main point of contact and advocate for students in the advisory.
- Analyze student assessment data and use network-aligned unit and interim assessments to track student growth.
- Provide fair, accurate, and constructive feedback to students on their progress.
- Collaborate with other mathematics teachers, school leaders, curricular specialists, and the special education team to ensure that instruction is always meeting the needs of all learners.
- Take responsibility for the safety and learning of all students in the school.
- Communicate regularly and often with families to both solicit their input and share student social and academic progress.
- Plan and teach one section of Reader's Workshop or a specific intervention course (Math, ELA, Homework Center, or ELD).
- Assist in planning and support of school-wide events including community/morning meetings, dances, and field trips.
- Provide supervision of students during a daily break or lunch duty.
- Attend and participate in weekly staff and/or grade level meetings.
- Write and post daily lesson plans.
- Participate in professional development throughout the school year.
Our Aspiring Teacher Leaders:
- Consciously choose to teach and transform the lives of middle and high school scholars every day.
- Proudly hold a Bachelor of Arts or Science degree and are able to submit proof of Qualified Teacher status (teacher’s license not required) within six weeks of starting through one of the following channels outlined by the Colorado Department of Education:
- A valid Colorado Teacher License in the applicable endorsement area;
- Sufficient college coursework (or degree in content area);
- Passing score for the applicable Praxis ii or Colorado PLACE exam.
- Read more about the available pathways to becoming a Qualified Math Teacher.
- Understand, appreciate and can pull from at least three years of experience teaching in an urban setting (strongly preferred).
- Speak Spanish or have experience working with bilingual students (strongly preferred).
- Commit to constant growth and reflection as educators and professionals through regular coaching and professional development.
- Dedicate themselves to the educational success of all students, not some students.
- Are positive, contributing members of their campus’ instructional leadership team
- Bring enthusiasm, professionalism and positivity to their classrooms and our adult community.
- Assume the best in others and are willing to have courageous conversations in order to do what is best for students.
- Work hard and approach challenges as opportunities for improvement.
- Set high expectations for themselves and others and a willingness to hold themselves and others to those expectations.
What We Offer our Teacher Leaders:
- Ongoing coaching and professional development.
- Competitive compensation package and annual cost of living and performance-based raises.
- A reduced teaching load and specific schedule with time built-in for observations and check-ins with their coachees.
- Coaching on coaching support throughout the year from network leaders, the campus Principal or Assistant Principal of Instruction.
- A laptop and access to classrooms equipped with projectors and document cameras.
- Participation in the Colorado PERA retirement program, including a PERA 401k contribution option.
- Funding of 100% of individual medical benefits and a wide range of insurance plans.
This position begin July 2017.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
STRIVE Prep is an equal opportunity employer.
Visit our Careers Page at http://www.striveprep.org/join-our-team/teach-at-strive/ to learn more about what
to expect in the hiring process and who we need.
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