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Middle School English Language Arts Teacher

Company: STRIVE Prep
Location: Denver
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

POSITION DESCRIPTIONPosition: Middle School ELA TeacherReports to: PrincipalLocation: STRIVE Prep - LAKESalary: $41,000-$58,000 based on years of experienceSTRIVE Prep is a Denver-based community of public charter schools that challenges every student to strive for college and thrive throughout life by helping them to discover and develop the knowledge, skills and confidence necessary to succeed in college and beyond. We encourage you to read our 2021 Impact Report and learn more about what a career at STRIVE Prep is like here.We seek dedicated educators that live STRIVE Prep's core values of achievement, justice, & perseverance every day and are committed to growing as an anti-racist educator.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONSInstruction:* Design and lead engaging, common core aligned instruction in ELA.* Teach daily student interventions, providing individualized instruction based on student needs.* Analyze student data and use it to provide student feedback and set goals* Collaborate with other teachers, school leaders, curriculum directors, the English Language Development Director and the special education team to ensure that instruction meets the needs of each learner.* Lead a student advisory at the beginning of the day, and serve as the main point of contact and advocate for students in an advisory of approximately 15 students.* Own the success and achievement of all scholars in the school.Culture:* Establish systems and routines in order to create a safe, purposeful, and welcoming classroom environment focused on learning.* Communicate regularly with families to both solicit their input and share student social and academic progress.* Provide supervision of students before and after school activities (arrival, dismissal, transitions, some occasional after school events).* Participate in family and community events, including twice annual parent conferences and at least one student enrollment event or activity.Development:* Attend and participate in weekly staff and grade level meetings.* Participate in regular instructional coaching meetings and content-based department meetings.* Participate in STRIVE Prep's Summer Training Institute as well as professional development throughout the school year.Additional Responsibilities::* Other duties as assignedMINIMUM REQUIREMENTS (OR PREFERENCES WHERE NOTED)* 2+ years of classroom teaching experience* 2+ years of demonstrated strong classroom management* Bachelor's degree* Achieve English Language Acquisition (ELA) qualification within 2 years of start date through one of the following channels:* Denver Public Schools (DPS) ELA Training Program* Advanced coursework* Colorado endorsement* Achieve Qualified Teacher status (teacher's license not required) within 60 days of start date 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 or Colorado PLACE exam* Speaks Spanish and has experience working with bilingual students (Strongly preferred)* Demonstrated success working with students of color (Strongly preferred)* Experience in Title I schools (Strongly preferred)* Experience in a charter network (Strongly preferred)* Experience working in a school setting with students with varied disabilities (Strongly preferred)INTERVIEW EXPECTATIONSFor most of our positions, we hire on a rolling basis. Therefore, we recommend that you submit your application as soon as you are able. Most processes include a 30 minute phone interview with a member of our Talent Team then a 1-2 hour final interview over Zoom unless otherwise noted by your interviewer. You can read more about our process as well as get tips on preparing for an interview here!COMPENSATION & BENEFITS* *Competitive base compensation based on years of K-12 teacher of record [relevant] experience and other relevant factors allowable by Colorado law and STRIVE Prep policy.* Health benefits (eligibility for full-time employees only)* 100% employer-paid premium for employee-only medical coverage* Dental* Vision* Company Paid Employee Life Insurance* Voluntary Life (Employee, Spouse, Child)* Voluntary Critical Illness & Accidental Coverage* Voluntary Short-Term Disability* Employee Assistance Program* Participation in the Colorado Public Employee Retirement Association (PERA) pension program (in lieu of Social Security tax) with an option to elect into a competitive 401(k) plan.* Applicable Pay for Performance increase upon successful completion of a full school year* Time off benefits (eligibility for full-time employees only)* Based on hire date employees are eligible for up to 8 days of PTO* Paid Designated Breaks* All employees receive summer vacation based on work location and position* Up to 6 weeks of paid Family Leave (upon eligibility)* Paid Sabbatical (upon eligibility)* This position may be eligible to be considered for the following stipend(s) determined by the Principal and based on campus need:* Math Teacher, WS Teacher, ELA Teacher, Science Teacher:* Course Facilitator $1000 per year* Course Lead $3000 per year* Department Lead- MS- $2000 per year [360 schools]* Department Lead- MS- $1000 per year [270 schools]* Department Lead- HS- $3000 per year* Grade Level Lead- $4000 per year* Homework Center- $3000 per year* GT Coordinator- $400 per year + $10 per ALP/TP per yearTOTAL REWARDSThis is a full-time, exempt position and is eligible for the following compensation and benefits:* Competitive Compensation and benefits including paying 100% of individual benefits.* On average, our network provides a 4% annual salary increase which is one of the highest in the Denver education market.* STRIVE Prep 5 Year Club: After 5 years of continual employment, all employees are eligible for your choice of a 3 weeks paid Sabbatical or a pay out.* Industry high 6+ weeks of annual vacation/PTO. Hard work is rewarded with ample time to refresh.* Based on hire date employees are eligible for up to 8 days of PTO* All employees receive summer vacation based on work location and position* Participation in the Colorado PERA retirement program, including a PERA 401k option.* Opportunity to work with passionate, mission-driven colleagues who are invested in your personal and professional growth.* Equipment provided: laptop* Weekly coaching sessionsEQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY AND DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSIONSTRIVE Prep is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other status protected by law or regulation. STRIVE Prep works to make a college preparatory education for all students in our community the norm, rather than the exception. To achieve this we are committed to building and sustaining a diverse team by maintaining hiring and recruiting processes that are free from bias.Not interested but know someone who would be a great fit? Refer them here and earn $200 for each successful hire!

Keywords: STRIVE Prep, Denver , Middle School English Language Arts Teacher, Education / Teaching , Denver, Colorado

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