Jalen Rose Leadership Academy: Biology Teacher (21-22)

Detroit, MI

Position Overview

We are seeking : High School Biology Teachers

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 administrator pathway compared to other education organizations.
  • 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 student character development

  • Live the American Promise Way and be the model of a renaissance learner.
  • Create an aspirational, positive, achievement-oriented, joyful, and data-driven classroom that excites and invests students.
  • Motivate student 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 students accountable for proper diligence and behavior in and out of school.


2. Professional learning, development, and growth

  • Collaborate with Deans, Captains, Chieftains, Gurus, and other members of the school team to improve instruction, culture, and results.
  • Utilize and maximize American 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


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.


Commensurate with experience.