Middle School English Language Development Teacher


Position: English Language Development Teacher
Reports to: Assistant Principal of Instruction
Location: STRIVE Prep - Montbello
Salary: $41,000-$58,000 based on years of lead K-12 experience

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 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. 


  • 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.
  • You know the power of books and are committed to building the love of reading in students.
  • Journeying with emerging bilinguals on their pathway to English language acquisition is food to your soul. You are well versed in teaching English language development and know the various proficiency levels.


  • Review and evaluate student achievement (ELD and Reading) information in order to place students in appropriate academic interventions.
  • Analyze district assessment data in ELD and Reading to understand students' needs in order to select and recommend evidence-based instructional interventions to implement.
  • 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.
  • Lead engaging, data-driven instruction in English Language Development utilizing a demonstrated knowledge of language acquisition, bilingualism, and culturally responsive pedagogy
  • Maintain the Intervention/ELD data dashboard to measure the effectiveness of programming and services in order to evaluate the impact on student achievement.  
  • Plan and teach approximately five periods per day (ELD and Reading), as directed by the School Leader.
  • Analyze student data and use it to provide student feedback and set goals.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to ensure that instruction meets the needs of each learner.


  • 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 10 students.
  • 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
  • Strong understanding of instructional strategies to support Emergent Bilinguals / Language Learners 
  • 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.
  • In addition, 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
  • Experience working with historically marginalized communities in any setting
  • Strong understanding of achieving academic excellence through culturally responsive teaching and critical pedagogy framework

This is a full-time exempt position and is eligible for the following compensation and benefits: 

    • *Competitive base compensation based on years of K-12 teacher of record experience and other relevant factors allowable by Colorado law and STRIVE Prep policy. 
    • Health benefits (eligibility for full-time employees only)
      • 100% employer-paid premium for employee-only medical coverage 
      • Dental 
      • Vision
      • Company Paid Employee Life Insurance
      • Voluntary Life (Employee, Spouse, Child)
      • Voluntary Critical Illness & Accidental Coverage 
      • Voluntary Short-Term Disability
      • Employee Assistance Program 
    • Participation in the Colorado Public Employee Retirement Association (PERA) pension program (in lieu of Social Security tax) with an option to elect into a competitive 401(k) plan.
    • Applicable Pay for Performance increase upon successful completion of a full school year
    • This position may be eligible to be considered for the following stipend(s) determined by the Principal and based on campus need: 
      • 504 Coordinator $100 per student per year
      • GT Coordinator $400 per year + $10 per ALP/TP per year
  • Time off benefits (eligibility for full-time employees only)
    • Based on hire date employees are eligible for up to 8 days of PTO 
    • All employees receive summer vacation based on work location and position
    • Paid Designated Breaks
    • Up to 6 weeks of paid Family Leave (upon eligibility)
    • Paid Sabbatical (upon eligibility) 

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.

Salary Range
$34,000.00 - 46,000.00
per Year
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Denver, CO 80201, US
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