Vista College Prep, Elementary School Teacher (2017-2018) (Phoenix, AZ)

Phoenix, AZ


Date published: 19-Dec-2016

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The teacher is responsible for building excellent relationships with students and families and ensuring that all students succeed.  The Vista College Prep philosophical approach to improving pupil achievement is rooted in three foundational beliefs:

  1. Demographics do not determine destiny and all children can achieve at high levels.
  2. College preparation starts in kindergarten.
  3. Character and leadership development can and must be taught.



  • Develop and implement rigorous, standards-aligned lesson plans targeted with an end goal of student performance at or above grade level expectations.
  • Develop and implement rigorous, standards-aligned lesson plans targeted with an end goal of student performance at or above grade level expectations.
  • Teach and maintain school-wide systems, rules and consequences, and rewards.
  • Participate in collaborative curriculum development, grade-level activities, and school-wide functions.
  • Communicate effectively and proactively with students and families.
  • Analyze student achievement data collaboratively with colleagues and Executive Director to critically and strategically respond to the learning needs of students.
  • Work to continuously improve effectiveness in all instructional practices, using school’s teacher performance rubric as a guide.
  • Communicate effectively with students, families, and colleagues.
  • Be accountable for students’ mastery of academic standards.
  • Participate in annual three-week staff training.  

Who are we looking for?

Vista College Prep is looking for teachers who believe that demographics do not determine destiny, and all children can succeed if they have access to a high quality education. Our strongest applicants will demonstrate the following qualities:

  • Passion—Vista College Prep staff members have an unyielding commitment to closing the achievement gap in public education.
  • Integrity—We expect all Vista College Prep staff to embody honesty in belief and practice.
  • Grit—We work hard, learn from our mistakes, analyze areas of improvement, and constantly seek to improve the program and ourselves. 



  • Mastery of and enthusiasm for academic subjects
  • Track record of producing dramatic, demonstrable student achievement gains or comparable results in their current field
  • Ability to approach situations with optimism and perseverance
  • Excellent verbal, written and organizational skills
  • Highly Qualified
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum of two years teaching experience in urban public school setting preferred, but not required
  • SEI endorsed
  • Valid fingerprint clearance card



We offer a competitive compensation package and comprehensive health benefits.  All staff members are equipped with the tools needed to succeed, including relevant and quality professional development, laptop computer, email, and all necessary supplies.  Teachers never have to purchase any of their own supplies. 

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