Elementary Teacher (SY 20-21)

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About Promise Schools

Founded in 2013, Promise Schools is a non-profit educational management organization in Detroit that helps urban schools become great.  By great schools, we mean schools that place all students – no matter their socio-economic status, neighborhood, or home life – on the path to college and other post-secondary studies.

Promise Schools operates three schools and serving approximately 1,100 students in the city of Detroit and Highland Park:

  • Jalen Rose Leadership Academy (Grades 9-12)
  • MacDowell Preparatory Academy (Grades K-8)
  • Barber Preparatory Academy (Grades Pre-K-8)

Job Description

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHER 

Elementary School Teachers hold primary responsibility for the implementation and development of curriculum and the success of its students. 

As an educator at Promise Schools you will:

  • Continuously improve your expertise in the classroom in collaboration with your peers, accelerating your time to mastery.
  • Jump-start your career growth potential. PS is a rapidly expanding network of schools, which means plenty of opportunity for you in the classroom or through our teacher pathway.
  • Get results. Our mission isn’t accomplished, but the early indicators of success propel us forward. As one example, 90+% of our scholars earn acceptance to a four-year college. 

Duties and responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

1. Outstanding academic achievement and scholar character development

  • Use assessment data to refine curriculum and inform instructional practices
  • Implement curricula to meet and be accountable for scholar's mastery of academic standards 
  • Create an aspirational, positive, achievement-oriented, joyful, and data-driven classroom that excites and invests scholars.
  • Motivate scholars to reach and manifest high academic and behavioral standards.
  • Build learning environments of respectful, achievement-oriented, optimistic, persistent, team-oriented, and joyful learners.
  • Hold all scholar accountable for proper diligence and behavior in and out of school.

2. Professional learning, development, and growth

  • Communicate and collaborate with scholars, families, and colleagues and other members of the school team to improve instruction, culture, and results.
  • Utilize and maximize Promise Schools’ Pacing Plan, quarterly assessments, data-analysis systems, professional development, and instructional strategies.
  • Enthusiastically participate in formal and informal learning and development opportunities.

Strong applicants will have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree
  • An active Michigan teaching endorsement or ability to demonstrate a clear path to obtain certification in the near future
  • At least two years of teaching experience with a proven track record of high student achievement or a new teacher with the demonstrated ability to contribute to closing the achievement gap immediately
  • Unrelenting, high expectations for student achievement
  • An openness to feedback and collaboration with a solutions-oriented mindset

Qualifications

Education and Experience:

  • Two years of teaching experience highly preferred with a proven record of high student achievement.
  • Bachelor’s degree from a competitive college or university. 
  • Possess or is eligible for a valid Michigan teaching license and proper certification.

Experience and Skills:

  • Mission driven with extremely high standards for student achievement
  • Indefatigable will and spirit
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Strong belief in the Promise Way, mission, values, and model.
  • Problem-Solving attitude with incredibly strong work ethic and humility
  • A joy of learning and leading with a sense of humor
  • Strong instructional and classroom management skills
  • Professional level of personal organization and planning
  • Willingness to respond positively to feedback with a solutions-oriented attitude
  • Mastery of and enthusiasm for subject matter.

Salary

Commensurate with experience.



As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.


Location: Detroit, MI
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