AmeriCorps Teaching Fellow – 7th & 8th Grade History
Covenant Preparatory School
April 6, 2018
Full Time - Internship
4 Year Degree
Each year Covenant Preparatory School employs a small number of full-time AmeriCorps Teaching Fellows to support the School’s operations and mission. The mission of Covenant Preparatory School is to provide young men from underserved communities the foundation required to successfully pursue higher education, to develop the strength of their character and to inspire them to live with integrity as leaders committed to their communities.
As an independent, interfaith school, Covenant Prep teachers play a major role in all aspects of school life. In addition to teaching responsibilities, teachers participate in the school’s advisory, athletics/activities, and service programs. In particular, AmeriCorps Teaching Fellows serve as classroom instructors, co-teachers, and serve as athletic coaches & activity supervisors, as well as performing other tasks and duties pertinent to the operation of the School. Covenant Preparatory School is currently seeking a candidate with interest in teaching in our upper grades (7th & 8th). Content area teaching and co-teaching will focus primarily on social studies (7th gr., Western Civilizations; 8th Gr., U.S. History); candidates with the interest and ability to also teach an introductory Spanish course will be given preference. AmeriCorps Teaching Fellows are an invaluable asset to the success of Covenant Preparatory School.
AmeriCorps Teaching Fellows are asked to commit to a two-year fellowship, intended to develop their knowledge and skills as an educator. Fellows are paid a monthly stipend of $425.00 (increased in the second year), subject to taxes. AmeriCorps Teaching Fellows are also eligible for School-provided health insurance, as well as School-provided room and board. AmeriCorps Teaching Fellows are also eligible for an AmeriCorps education award of $5,800 annually for up to two years. AmeriCorps Teaching Fellows, coached by a team leader, report directly to the Assistant Head of School and are also under the supervision of the Head of School. AmeriCorps Teaching Fellows will undergo an annual professional performance review process, including an increased number of classroom observations intended to support, encourage, and develop the teacher. In the spring of each year, the School will determine whether or not it is appropriate to issue an invitation for an AmeriCorps Teaching Fellow to return; there may also be opportunities where AmeriCorps Teaching Fellows are invited to return in a fully professional capacity.
Candidates for the AmeriCorps Teaching Fellow position must possess the following qualifications:
A firm commitment to the Covenant Preparatory School mission
A bachelor’s degree
A desire to work in a high-energy educational environment that values flexibility and strong, positive relationships with students and their families
Experience working with middle grades youth (grades 5-8)
A willingness to contribute to all aspects of school life
Bilingual in English and Spanish (strongly desired, not required)
About Covenant Preparatory School
Covenant Preparatory School is a private, independent, interfaith middle school (grades 5-8) for young men from the Greater Hartford (CT) community. A tuition-free school, Covenant Preparatory School provides young men from underserved communities the foundation required to successfully pursue higher education, to develop the strength of their character and to inspire them to live with integrity as leaders committed to their communities.