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TEACHER - AP LANG - YES PREP GULFTON - IMMEDIATE OPENING

Employer
YES Prep Public Schools-3
Location
Houston, TX, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Aug 12, 2021

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Teaching, English / Reading / Language Arts Teacher
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TEACHER - AP LANG - YES PREP GULFTON - IMMEDIATE OPENING

Teacher JD

POSITION: Teacher

REPORTS TO: Principal

POSITION TYPE: 10-month

COMPENSATION: $56,000 - $65,874

THE CHALLENGE

Across the nation, only half of all students from low-income communities graduate from high school and only 10% earn a college degree. Even though 89% of our students are economically disadvantaged, YES Prep provides evidence that different outcomes are possible. Eighty-three (83%) of YES Prep alumni matriculate to college within one year and alumni like Eddie Zapata are earning their college degrees at five times the rate of their peers with similar socioeconomic backgrounds. How do we do this? YES Prep has 21 campuses serving K-12, 19 campuses of those campuses serving 6th-12th graders, like Monique Bowie . The remaining 2 are YES Prep's newest elementary campuses starting in the 20-21 school year, and we will continue adding 2 elementary campuses per year until 2024. This allows us to serve even more families and provide access to a college preparatory mindset from a child's first schooling experience.

Houston is the 4th largest city and our increasing population translates into 2,000 families on YES Prep's waitlist. YES Prep's student enrollment is estimated to grow from 14,500+ students currently, to 23,000 by the 2024 - 2025 school year.

This challenge is magnified when we are serving the communities who are most impacted by the national pandemic of COVID-19. Regardless of the method of learning-virtual, in-person, or a hybrid model-we will "Keep YES Prep Learning," so that our students maximize their potential and educational experience, maintaining college readiness for all students as the bar. At the end of the day, we will work relentlessly to shape our path forward and use current challenges to become a stronger organization.

THE OPPORTUNITY

YES Prep needs a dynamic teaching force, with a diverse set of experiences, to make our mission a reality. As a YES Prep Teacher, you will achieve jaw-dropping results, create pathways to opportunity for our students, build transformative relationships, and eliminate educational inequities to advance social justice. In doing so, you will demonstrate to the nation that if a system of schools in Houston can close the opportunity gap, then surely this model can be replicated across other cities in America.

THE ROLE

When you join the YES Prep team, some of the exciting work will include:
  • Developing rigorous lessons in your specific content area in order to prepare your students for college and beyond while bridging gaps for marginalized communities;

  • Setting ambitious goals with your students and working alongside them to encourage and ensure they achieve those goals through frequent and consistent feedback;

  • Persisting in the face of challenges, learning from mistakes, and setting a strong example of character for your students;

  • Growing professionally in your craft of teaching by both receive and giving feedback on a consistent basis;

  • Building meaningful and long-lasting relationships with students, colleagues, and families;

  • Working on a team of teachers and leaders to provide consistency, support, and accountability to all students;

  • Conducting weekly tutorials outside of regular class day to provide additional instruction and support to students;

  • Additional duties as assigned


THE PERSON

We seek staff with diverse backgrounds, talents, interests, and ideas. Certain traits consistently shine through for our most successful employees: passion for the mission, drive for results, care for students, resilience, and humility. Other traits needed and desired for this role are:

THE MUST HAVES
  • Bachelor's Degree from a regionally accredited four-year educational institution

  • Texas Educator Certification - There are several acceptable ways to meet this requirement, but to snag this role you must do one of the following:

    • Hold a standard Texas Teaching Certification

    • Hold a valid Teacher Certification in another state/country

    • Gain admission into Teaching Excellence Alternative Certification Program at YES Prep

    • Enroll in a state-accredited Alternative Certification Program pursuing Certification

  • Belief in and commitment to the mission and core value of YES Prep Public Schools

  • Openness to giving and receiving frequent feedback

  • Ability to maintain emotional control under stress

  • Ability to work urgently in a fast-paced and results-oriented environment

  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks and initiatives at once

  • Demonstrated ability to work on a team

  • A dedication to learn, grow, and develop as a professional


THE PERKS
  • Compensation -This position is an exempt, salaried position; salary offers commensurate with experience.

  • Health and Supplemental Insurance- A $10 monthly medical option that includes $600 towards a Health Savings Account, in addition to a variety of supplemental benefits including Dental, Vision, Disability, Life, etc. Employees must work 20+ hours a week to be eligible for a full spectrum of benefits, and 10 hours a week minimum for medical benefits.

  • Retirement Plans- Participation in Teacher Retirement System of Texas and a 457 Retirement Plan.

  • Paid Time Off- 10 days of Paid Time Off in addition to the system closures of our Academic Calendar for all regularly scheduled employees working 20+ hours a week.

  • Paid Leave Programming- In the event you need to be out due to medical needs (including maternity and paternity leave), YES Prep offers paid leave, paid out at 100%, based on eligibility and tenure.

  • Professional Development - YES Prep values longevity and performance over time. We invest in developing leaders through high-quality programs, effective coaching, and ongoing professional development.

  • Award Winning Culture -The strong cultures of our campuses and Home Office are just one of many reasons we were named Houston's Best Place to work in 2018 and 2019. We won the 2012 Broad Prize for Excellence in Urban Education and were a 2016 finalist as well.


WE ARE DEEPLY COMMITTED TO EQUITY & DIVERSITY

YES Prep strives to recruit a diverse team of leaders. We believe there is a transformative academic and social benefit for students when their teachers and leaders reflect a diversity of backgrounds. Ninety-five percent (95%) of staff members agree that the organization provides a welcoming environment given their background and identity according to our latest system survey.

YES Prep is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression, national origin, disability, age, marital status, military status, pregnancy, or parenthood.

THE NEXT STEPS

If this sounds like your just right job, apply today!

If you are not sure this opportunity is for you, are simply curious, or know someone who would be perfect, please reach out to our Talent team to be connected to a recruiter by filling out this form .

Type : INTERNAL & EXTERNAL

Location : GULFTON CAMPUS

Job Family : INSTRUCTIONAL

Posting Start : 07/30/2021

Posting End : 08/27/2021

Company

WHO WE ARE   For over twenty years, YES Prep Public Schools has redefined what is possible in public education. With 14,100 college-bound students across 19 campuses, we are a system of high-performing public charter schools proving that students from underserved communities can achieve at the highest academic levels. Our exceptional results demonstrate that better outcomes are not only possible, but also probable, when school systems build a culture of high expectations, and create effective support systems to ensure that student achievement is at the forefront of every decision made.  

 

MISSION   YES Prep Public Schools will increase the number of students from underserved communities who graduate from college prepared to lead.  

 

VISION   Every child in Houston will have equitable access to a public school that delivers a college-ready education.  

 

OUR CORE VALUES  

Grow Authentic Leaders  

Eliminate Educational Inequity to Advance Social Justice  

Achieve Jaw-Dropping Results  

Build Transformative Relationships  

Create Pathways to Opportunity  

Our focus at YES Prep is to prepare thousands of underserved students in Houston to be college ready, thereby transforming the city’s educational landscape. As such, all YES Prep students are expected to embody and demonstrate the YES Prep core values through their actions, their work, and their relationships. 

 

WHY WE EXIST   Across the nation, only half of all students from low-income communities graduate from high school and only 10% earn a college degree. Over the long term, these statistics damage our economy and prevent the next generation of leaders from emerging. In a country where a child’s zip code often determines their life trajectory, YES Prep provides evidence that different outcomes are possible when students are given access to high-quality educational opportunities. At YES Prep, we believe that every student, regardless of race or socioeconomic status, deserves the opportunity to receive a world-class education.  

 

OUR CHARTER SCHOOL STATUS   Charter schools are public schools intended as champions for education innovation. Charter schools are free from some of the regulations and red tape of traditional public schools. While we are a public school, some of the regulations that apply to traditional public schools do not apply to us. We do not have contracts for teachers, we are not required to provide duty free lunches to our teachers, and we can set our own academic calendar and hours of operation, providing more learning time for our students and subject to the Texas Education Agency. In Texas, charter schools receive state funding, but must raise funds privately to account for resources not funded by the government.  

 

Along with this freedom comes a heightened sense of expectations for our staff and our students. Our mission is only possible if we hold ourselves, each other, and each of our students to the highest standards of performance and behavior.  

 

   

Find Us
Telephone
2162883620
Location
5515 South Loop East, Suite B
Houston
Texas
77033
US
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