Teacher 8th Grade Math Teacher at STRIVE Prep Montbello
About STRIVE Prep-Montbello:
- STRIVE Prep-Montbello is one of three STRIVE Prep campuses serving the Far Northeast communities of Denver.
- STRIVE Prep-Montbello had the highest academic growth of all DPS middle schools during its opening year, 2012-2013, and received an award the past two years for, “exceptional success in supporting student TCAP growth.”
- The Montbello campus runs extensive after-school programming, which includes competitive sports and teacher-led clubs, such as tutoring, drum-line, step team, etc. Teacher stipends are available.
- The Montbello campus serves 340 students in grades 6-8; the student population is approximately 70% Latino or Hispanic, 20% African American, and 10% Mixed-race or other races. Approximately 60% of students are ELL, and 10% receive Special Education services.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Lead revolutionary instruction in Mathematics.
- 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.
- 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 your advisory.
- Communicate regularly and often with families to both solicit their input and share student social and academic progress.
- Plan and teach one section of 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 Teachers:
- 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 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.
- 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 Teachers:
- Ongoing coaching and professional development.
- Competitive compensation package and annual cost of living and performance-based raises.
- 150 minutes of structured planning time built into the school day to plan the highest quality lessons
- 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 begins 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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