2nd Grade Teacher

ASU Preparatory Academy - Phoenix, Arizona - Full time


As part of Arizona State University’s charter to provide access and excellence, ASU Preparatory Academy (ASU Prep) shares this commitment by demonstrating all students can achieve at the highest levels, regardless of their background. To scale our current impact, ASU Prep is advancing a major expansion program taking fundamental responsibility for the communities we serve.

Responsible for making knowledge accessible to all students, developing students cognitive capacity and respect for learning, implementing ILP (Individual Learning Plans);, fostering students’ self-esteem, motivation, and sense of civic responsibility and leadership, ongoing professional growth, development of a variety of teaching and instruction materials and strategies, planning for instructional assistants and parental volunteers in classroom management, implementing school policies, communication with parents about students’ academic as well as discipline issues. Due to the nature of this position, working around and with students, employee will be subject to random drug testing in accordance with the school policy and procedures.


  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Education or Post Bachelors in Education from an accredited college or university or meets Highly Qualified requirements per the Arizona Department of Education.
  • State of Arizona Teaching Certificate (appropriate endorsements may be required depending on the area of instruction or have passed appropriate AEPA or NES proficiency exams).
  • Satisfactory criminal background check with current Active AZ Department of Public Safety (DPS) IVP Fingerprint Clearance Card
  • Professional verification of successful classroom teacher performance and/or student teaching experience.
  • Regular and predictable attendance is essential.


  • Delivers instruction in reading, writing, spelling, language and vocabulary, math, science, social studies, technology, counseling, study skills, health, problem solving, foreign languages, ESL, family and consumer sciences, physical education, music, chorus.
  • Determines instruction techniques, strategies, methods and adapts curriculum and learning styles to meet and assess student’s needs.
  • Performs clerical duties including attendance record keeping, copying, cutting, filing, ordering of supplies, and the like as well as computer software skills.
  • Maintains open lines of communication with parents/guardians about academic and discipline issues through various mediums including phone calls, notes, progress reports, etc.
  • Meets regular and predictable attendance requirements.
  • Develops and creates classroom displays, storing materials, cleaning and organizing of tables and shelves, disassembling of classroom at the end of the school year.
  • Develops activities and resources, strategies and methods for a variety of teaching, creating lesson plans and substitute teaching plans that are aligned learning objectives with the school guides.
  • Develops, analyzes, adjusts, and implements ILP for students to accommodate instruction based on assessment and determining correct assessment tool and appropriate level to use.
  • Supervises students during emergency drills, assemblies, recreation periods, lunch periods, play periods, and field trips to include resolving conflicts.
  • Assesses and evaluates performance, behavior, and progress of students in grades, progress reports and assessing comprehension of learning objectives.
  • Participates in extra-curricular activities such as Meet the Teacher, ILP’s Summatives, evening performances, or preparations and coordinating of any other aspect of public demonstration of student learning.
  • Maintains confidentiality of protected student and staff member information even after no longer employed or enrolled.
  • Organizes and plans fieldtrips, class parties.
  • Assists in the well-being of students the fundamental value in all decision making.
  • Contributes to professional growth of self and colleagues including sharing and planning curriculum, staying current with educational trends, and continuing professional growth to meet the state and school requirements including current teaching certificates.
  • Works collaboratively to achieve the overall purposes of the school program.
  • Maintains a classroom atmosphere conducive of learning.
  • Additional duties may be assigned as necessary.


  • Ability to articulate, represent professional demeanor and ability to take initiative.
  • Command of theoretical knowledge of human behavior and learning including motivation, reinforcement, evaluation, and feedback techniques
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to work with a wide-range of people including teachers, parents, students, alumni, corporate partners, vendors and admissions personnel.
  • Proven written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and planning skills
  • Effective problem solver and self-motivated learner
  • Ability to use instructional adaptive technology tools in online courses
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).
  • Proficiency with technology, computers and Microsoft Office Suite.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand and talk or hear and sometimes walk and sit. The employee must use hands, arms and fingers to input data, handle, feel or reach. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally push or lift up to 50 lbs. such as boxes, supplies, etc. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as to read handwritten or typed material, and the ability to adjust focus, close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception.


Immersion Schools.- Pilgrim Rest (Phoenix)


Occasional travel may be required for site visits, meetings, trainings and/or conferences. Locations may vary and may require overnight stays.


The $2500 signing bonus will be paid out after the 90th day of employment.

This job description is subject to change at any time.

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Experience Level

Mid Level

ASU Preparatory Academy

ASU Prep is seeking Teachers to be a part of the new charter school in our Network, Pilgrim Rest. Innovative by design and community-driven, Pilgrim Rest aligns with the ASU Prep mission to build new models for educational success and raise academic achievement for all learners.
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