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Teacher - Junior Seminar

YES Prep Public Schools Houston, TX
  • Expired: November 15, 2019. Applications are no longer accepted.


REPORTS TO: Principal


LOCATION: YES Prep North Forest

COMPENSATION:$54,000 - $65,874


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 87% of our students are economically disadvantaged,YES Prepprovides evidence that different outcomes are possible. Eighty-seven (87%) of YES Prep alumni matriculate to college within one year and alumni likeEddie Zapataare earning their college degrees atfivetimes the rate of their peers with similar socioeconomic backgrounds. How do we do this? Each of YES Preps19 campusesserves 6th-12th graders likeMonique Bowie.Students typically enter YES Prep one or more grade levels behind, but quickly find themselves on a different life trajectory. This is a result of transformative relationships with teachers and leaders, and access to excellent educational opportunities.

As the first minority-majority city, Houstons schools cannot keep up with demand from students like Eddie and Monique. Houston is the 4th largest city, and our increasing population translates into 2,000 families on YES Preps waitlist. YES Preps student enrollment is estimated to grow from 14,100 students currently, to 23,000 by the 2024 2025 school year, with the addition of elementary schools in the 2020 2021 school year.


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.


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


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:


  • Bachelors Degree from a regionally accredited four-year educational institution
  • Belief in and commitment to the mission and core value of YES Prep Public Schools
  • Openness to giving and receiving frequent feedback
  • Demonstrated ability to work on a team
  • Ability to maintain emotional control under stress
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks and initiatives at once


  • Compensation This position is an exempt, salaried position; salary offers commensurate with experience.Thestarting salary for a first-year teacher is $54,000.
  • Health and Supplemental Insurance A $0.00 medical option that includes $600 towards a Health Savings Account, in addition to a variety of supplemental benefits including Dental, Vision, Short and Long-Term Disability, Pet Insurance, Life, etc.
  • Retirement Plans Participation inTeacher Retirement System of Texasand a457 Retirement Plan.
  • Paid Time Off 10 days of Paid Time Off in addition to the system closures of ourAcademic Calendar.
  • Paid Leave Programming In the event you need to be out due to medical needs (including maternity and paternity leave), YES Prep offers 6 - 12 weeks of full paid leave.
  • Professional Development-YES Prep values longevity and performance over time. We invest in developing leaders through high-quality programs, effective coaching, and ongoingprofessional development.
  • Award Winning CultureThe strong cultures of our campuses and Home Office are just one of many reasons we were namedHoustons Best Place to workin 2018. We won the2012 Broad Prize for Excellence in Urban Educationand were a 2016 finalist as well.


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.


If this sounds like your just right job, please applyhere.

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

YES Prep Public Schools


Houston, TX