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Middle School Art Teacher- Noel (Immediate)

Denver, CO
  • Posted: January 23, 2023
  • Full-Time

STRIVE Prep is a Denver-based community of public charter schools that challenges every student to strive for college and thrive throughout life by helping them to discover and develop the knowledge, skills and confidence necessary to succeed in college and beyond. We encourage you to read our 2021 Impact  Report and  learn more about what a career at STRIVE Prep is like here . 

We seek dedicated educators that live STRIVE Prep's core values of achievement, justice, & perseverance every day and are committed to growing as an anti-racist educator.  



  • Provide high-quality instruction in Art.

  • Analyze student assessment data and determine the next steps.

  • Build and revise the curriculum to best meet the needs of students.

  • Provide fair, accurate, and constructive feedback to students on their progress.

  • Collaborate with other teachers, school leaders, curriculum specialists, and the special education team to ensure that instruction is always meeting the needs of all learners.


  • Lead a student advisory at the beginning and end of each school day, and serve as the main point of contact and advocate for students in an advisory of approximately 30 students.

  • Establish systems and routines in order to create a safe, purposeful and welcoming classroom environment.

  • Communicate regularly and often with families to both solicit their input and share student social and academic progress.

  • Provide supervision of students during both lunch and recess activities.


  • Participate in STRIVE Prep's Summer Training Institute in July as well as professional development throughout the school year.

  • Attend and participate in weekly staff and grade level meetings.

  • Participate in regular instructional coaching meetings.



  • Bachelor of Arts or Sciences degree

  • Achieve Qualified Teacher status (teacher's license not required) within six weeks of starting through one of the approved channels outlined by the Colorado Department of Education. You can find more information here. 

  • All teachers at STRIVE Prep must be fully qualified to provide English Language Acquisition (ELA) services through one of the following means: the DPS ELA Training Program, advanced coursework, or a Colorado endorsement. Teachers who are not ELA qualified at the time of hire will be required to complete the DPS ELA training program during their first two years of employment at STRIVE Prep.  


  • Speaks Spanish

  • Strong understanding of instructional strategies to support Emergent Bilinguals / Language Learners 

  • Experience working with historically marginalized communities in any setting

  • Strong understanding of achieving academic excellence through culturally responsive teaching and critical pedagogy framework


For most of our positions, we hire on a rolling basis. Therefore, we recommend that you submit your application as soon as you are able. Most processes include a 30 minute phone interview with a member of our Talent Team then a 1-2 hour final interview over Zoom unless otherwise noted by your interviewer. You can read more about our process as well as get tips on preparing for an interview here !  

Employee retention is a top priority at STRIVE Prep. Therefore we offer competitive compensation and benefits including the following:
  • Excellent Healthcare Plan: 100% of employee-only monthly premium paid by STRIVE Prep. 
  • Time Off To Refresh: Industry high  6+ weeks of annual vacation/PTO. Hard work is rewarded with ample time to refresh. 
  • Based on hire date, employees are eligible for up to 8 days of PTO 
  • All employees receive 2 floating religious holidays
  • All employees receive summer vacation based on work location and position
  • Community: Opportunity to work with passionate, mission-driven colleagues who are invested in your personal and professional growth. Join one of our Affinity Groups to build connections with staff across the network who share common identities. 
  • Career Support: Access  to our Talent Team to support internal movement. We want you to grow your career at STRIVE!
  • Family & Well-Being Focus: Parental and medical leave of 6 weeks paid and 6 weeks unpaid for a total of 12 weeks.
  • Mental Health Assistance: We  value the wellness of our students and staff. That's why we offer access to mental health support through our Employee Assistance Program with Optum. 
  • Resources and Development For Success: Equipment provided: laptop, Weekly coaching sessions 
  • Retirement Planning: Participation in the Colorado PERA retirement program , including a PERA 401k option.
  • For more information, you can view our compensation and benefits FAQ here . 


STRIVE Prep is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other status protected by law or regulation. STRIVE Prep works to make a college preparatory education for all students in our community the norm, rather than the exception. To achieve this we are committed to building and sustaining a diverse team by maintaining hiring and recruiting processes that are free from bias. 

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Denver, CO
80201 USA



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