Teacher Educator: Denver Fellow
Denver Public Schools
Salary: $21,000 per year
Benefits: Medical, vision and dental options
AmeriCorps: Potential $5,815 education award eligibility
Focus: Math or Literacy
Location: Denver, CO
The mission of the Denver Fellows program is to close the opportunity gap by providing small group math and literacy instruction for our highest needs students in order to accelerate their academic growth in preparation for college and career.
The fellow positions are an ideal service year for recent college graduates from any major, career changers considering teaching and retirees from a range of fields. Fellows work full time for an entire year before going on to further their own education, lead classrooms or pursue careers in public service. They build strong relationships with a cohort of students and leverage those relationships to increase student engagement and achievement. Fellows build individualized lesson plans using provided curriculum and plan activities that help to fill in academic gaps and support grade level instruction. They work with small groups of no more than 4 students at a time. Fellows receive program-wide professional development as well as targeted individual coaching and development from fellow coordinators.
Fellows provide highly structured support as part of the regular school day. Fellows come from across the country and sign on for participation in the program as part of a year of service before continuing their own education or going on to lead a classroom.
Being a fellow is an intense but rewarding experience. It’s important that each fellow understands the urgency and rigor needed to ensure every child they work with succeeds and feels capable, cared for and connected based on their experience in the program. We are looking for individuals who possess or are willing to develop the following:
Knowledge, Experience, & Other Qualifications
- The ability to build positive relationships with students and colleagues
- A flexible attitude and disposition
- Background with math and/or literacy content
- Ability to plan ahead and stay organized
- Ability to communicate with diverse groups
- Bachelor’s degree from a competitive college or university is preferred. Applicants with an associate’s degree and demonstrated proficiencies in the above qualifications are encouraged to apply.
How to ApplyFill out an interest form at www.DenverFellows.com. You will then be invited to schedule a phone screen with a recruiter.
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