Bilingual Transitional Native Language Instruction (TNLI) Lead ($1,000 Signing Bonus!)

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Bilingual Transitional Native Language Instruction (TNLI) Lead ($1,000 Signing Bonus!)

Posted date
May 12, 2020
School level

Denver, CO

Employment Type

$1,000 Signing Bonus!

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.

Our inclusive and transformative community seeks a talented Spanish Speaking educator who can serve as a Bilingual Transitional Native Language Instruction (TNLI) Lead for an immediate start.

We seek dedicated educators that live STRIVE Prep’s core values every day:

Core Beliefs - Achievement

Commitment 1: I commit to celebrating academic and personal success for all.
Commitment 2: I commit to holding myself and others accountable to high expectations.
Commitment 3: I commit to bringing passion and joy to my work.
Core Beliefs - Justice

Commitment 1: I commit to intentionally disrupt inequity, bias, and systems of oppression.
Commitment 2: I commit to creating an environment of safe body, mind, and heart.
Commitment 3: I commit to building a community where each person can bring their full, authentic self.
Core Beliefs - Perseverance

Commitment 1: I commit to the belief that we grow and get smarter through effort and by making mistakes.
Commitment 2: I commit to showing up Con Ganas, where we never give up even when the work is hard.
Commitment 3: I commit to showing up with integrity and doing the right thing even when the road is tough.
Must Haves:

Must be fluent in Spanish
Proof of Spanish language proficiency is demonstrated by passing either:
Spanish language proficiency (SLP) exam, proctored online via Berlitz Languages, Inc.
Praxis II – Spanish: World Language 5195.
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.
A strong passion for diverse populations. You know the work is hard, and you get up each day excited that you have the privilege to teach our future leaders.
You are a culturally responsive teacher who plans each learning opportunity with student needs, interests, and readiness in mind.
Data drives your decisions! You use data to make instructional moves that improve or enhance student learning.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities


Oversee ELA Programming, including serving as the CHISA team lead & overseeing the ELA Qualification for new teachers
Coach 2 English Language Development teachers & collaborate with APs of Instruction around supports for TNLI scholars across content classes
Plan and teach Spanish Language Arts (SLA) or English Language Development (ELD)
Support curriculum development for Spanish Language Arts (SLA)
Collaborate with teachers and coaches for the purpose of increasing student achievement by ensuring best instructional practices are being implemented, and differentiated instruction is being used to meet the needs of every student.
Analyze student data and use it to provide student feedback and set goals.
Collaborate with other teachers, school leaders, the English Language Development Director, Director of Intervention, Director of Middle School English Language Arts, and the special education team to ensure that instruction meets the needs of each learner.
Be available to students by phone every evening, Monday-Thursday, for homework assistance until 8:00 p.m.

Establish systems and routines in order to create a safe, purposeful, and welcoming classroom environment focused on learning.
Communicate regularly and often with families to both solicit their input and share student social and academic progress.
Provide supervision of students during before and after school activities (arrival, dismissal, breakfast, lunch, and break).
Participate in family and community events, including twice annual parent conferences and at least one student enrollment event or activity.
Own the success and achievement of all scholars in the school.

Attend and participate in weekly staff and grade level meetings.
Participate in regular instructional coaching meetings and content-based department meetings.
Participate in STRIVE Prep’s Summer Training Institute as well as professional development throughout the school year.

Bachelor of Arts or Sciences degree
Demonstrate Proof of Spanish language proficiency by passing either:
Spanish language proficiency (SLP) exam, proctored online via Berlitz Languages, Inc.
Praxis II – Spanish: World Language 5195.
Achieve Qualified Teacher status (teacher’s license not required) within six weeks of starting through one of the following channels outlined by the Colorado Department of Education:
A valid Colorado Teacher License in the applicable endorsement area;
Sufficient college coursework (or degree in content area);

In addition, we strongly prefer the following:

At least 3 years of previous teaching experience, including instructional leadership experience
Demonstrated success working with middle school students of color
Experience providing differentiated instruction to academically diverse students

What We Offer Our Network Staff:

Competitive compensation package.
Annual performance-based raises.
Participation in the Colorado PERA retirement program, including a PERA 401k contribution option.
Funding of 100 percent of individual medical benefits and a wide range of insurance plans.
Approximately eight weeks of summer vacation, approximately four weeks of school holidays and vacations, and eight days of paid time off annually.

Equity and Inclusion

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 and seek to provide each candidate with a unique and equitable opportunity for employment.