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Elementary Teaching Assistants

Company: U Prep Schools
Location: Denver
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:


Position: Teaching Fellows (Teachers in Training) (Teaching Assistants)

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 in sight.

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 on!

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 My Child).
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 scholars.
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 families.
Plan for and lead parent/teacher conferences that strengthen the school/home relationship.
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 overall performance.
Complete all administrative requirements before given deadlines.
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 $50,000.
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 employees.
Robust PD over the course of the school year (including our Summer Institute).
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 instruction).
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.

Position Requirements:

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 journey.
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 instruction.
Excellent verbal and written skills.
Strong organizational skills.
Ability to work full-time, including some evenings and weekends.
Ability to work in person/in the school building. This is not remote/telecommuting role.
Bilingual strongly preferred (English/Spanish).

For Additional Information: Visit:

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 disability.%341501%

Keywords: U Prep Schools, Denver , Elementary Teaching Assistants, Other , Denver, Colorado

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