Elementary Teaching Assistants
Company: U Prep Schools
Posted on: November 26, 2022
Position: Teaching Fellows (Teachers in Training) (Teaching
Our Mission: Building a foundation of skills, knowledge and
character, University Prep educates every K-5 scholar for a
four-year college degree and life of opportunity.
Why you'll love us:
"We have been a part of the University Prep family from the
beginning. Over the past school years, I've been so proud to see my
child grow, learn, and get the support that I feel every child
should receive." - U Prep Parent
At U Prep, three major focus areas drive our work each day,
ensuring we stay true to the promises we make to every one of our
families - a genuine life of opportunity for their child.
Vision - You can only dream as far as you can see - we ensure all
of our students see what's truly possible. Read more.
Academics - Academic excellence for every child sits at the center
of our work. Read more.
Character - A focus on growing good students and good people is at
the heart of our mission. Read more.
Why we'll love you:
Do the following must haves resonate with how you are wired?
You're mission and values-driven. You are committed to educational
equity for all children and are deeply aligned with the core values
that drive our team and our organization at University Prep.
You love working with people: You love to proactively communicate
with new people, in fact it gives you energy.
You carry deep humility while remaining results-oriented: You are
open to new ideas and approaches while always keeping the end goal
You never give up: You take on challenges and find a way to get to
the finish line.
Achieving big dreams takes hard work and a team effort. If you're
reading this far and feel yourself nodding enthusiastically, read
What you'll do:
Embody mission and vision of our organization.
Live by the five core values that guide our work together (Educate
our Scholars, Serve our Families, Serve the Team, Walk the Walk and
Prepare to deliver high quality instruction in small group and
whole group settings aligned to curricular expectations.
All Teaching Fellows, like Teachers, engage in a rigorous
intellectual preparation process in which they deeply internalize
lessons and practice critical portions in advance of delivery with
Deliver engaging, motivating, and rigorous instruction in
whole-class, small group and individual settings using cohesive,
standards-aligned curriculum (Teaching Fellows build to this
responsibility throughout the year, carrying a larger teaching load
as the year progresses and their skills develop).
Provide academic and behavioral interventions to small groups
and/or individual scholars.
Analyze student achievement data and action plan in collaboration
with instructional staff and leadership.
Monitor student progress in relation to action plans to ensure
positive and meaningful impact.
Build and enhance a classroom and school-wide culture of high
expectations in which all children are positioned to engage with
challenging, grade-level content.
Teach & enforce school-wide systems and procedures designed to
maximize learning for all children.
Consistently use school-wide behavior management systems that
ensure logical consequences and restorative practices that are
predictable and supportive of scholar development.
Support scholars in meeting and exceeding expectations set forth in
our PREP values as they build their strength of character (PREP -
Pride, Responsibility, Enthusiasm, Perseverance).
Communicate regularly and proactively with scholars and
Plan for and lead parent/teacher conferences that strengthen the
Engage in the creation of quarterly scholar report cards that
include academic performance and character development.
Actively participate in professional development sessions
(internally and externally), engaging fully to maximize learning of
new skills and knowledge.
Continuously use feedback with direct coach, colleagues, and campus
leaders to make productive changes in instructional practices and
Complete all administrative requirements before given
Participate in additional activities including field trips,
intensive academic support sessions, and other required programs as
needed throughout year.
Compensation & Benefits:
Our compensation and benefits for Teaching Fellows include, but are
not limited to the following:
Annual salary of $40,000.
Once Teaching Fellows complete the Fellowship year and transition
into a teaching role at U Prep (their 2nd year with us) they gain
access to highly competitive salaries, starting at a minimum of
Participation in the Colorado PERA retirement program, including
PERA 401K option.
100% of medical benefit covered for all employees, and options to
elect dental, vision, critical illness and accident benefits.
Up to $600 in contributions to a personal wellness account.
Three weeks of summer professional development (PD) for new
Robust PD over the course of the school year (including our Summer
140+ hours of PD for new instructional staff.
Weekly personalized coaching and supports:
Time to connect (our leaders go beyond helping develop your
technical skills and ensure we know what's going on with you).
Classroom observations including real-time coaching.
Observation feedback sessions.
Co-Intellectual Prep meetings (working with you to prepare for
Data meetings to analyze and action plan.
Weekly time for grade level teams to collaborate and engage with
each other with a focus on helping all of our scholars succeed.
Potential access to signing bonuses and moving stipends.
Full commitment to, belief in, and alignment with mission and
vision of University Prep.
Full commitment to organization's core values and core identity
Unyielding optimism that children can perform at or above grade
level regardless of where they may be starting their educational
Minimum of a Bachelor's degree.
Be able to take and pass the PRAXIS 5001 (passing scores required
by August 2022).
Openness to feedback and a strong desire for continual growth and
development as a professional.
Demonstrated commitment to working in urban education and/or with a
diverse student population.
Ability to analyze data and use data to inform decisions and/or
Excellent verbal and written skills.
Strong organizational skills.
Ability to work full-time, including some evenings and
Ability to work in person/in the school building. This is not
Bilingual strongly preferred (English/Spanish).
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As an equal opportunity employer, University Prep hires without
consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin,
age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or
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