K-4 Teaching Fellow, ASU Preparatory Academy

K-4 Teaching Fellow


Job ID:

East Maricopa

October 19, 2021

Contact Information:
ASU Preparatory Academy
1130 E University Dr. #230
Tempe, Arizona 85044
District Website

Johanna Sanderson
Phone: 480-727-2435
District Email

Job Description:


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.


ASU Prep’s Teacher Fellowship is an amazing opportunity for individuals, with or without teaching experience, who are looking to become game-changing educators. The primary job of the Teacher Fellowship is to provide instruction and be responsible for making knowledge accessible to all students. Fellows will get first-hand experience owning the academic and personal success of students, plan for and implement curriculum, and receive coaching and feedback from the host teacher and/or program coordinator.

The appeal of the Teaching Fellow Program is that candidates can take advantage of the tuition reimbursement offered through ASU Prep and can earn their degree to become a teacher at virtually no cost all while gaining the teaching experience. This is the ideal role for a person who has decided they wish to become an educator and wish to pursue that dream while not accruing the massive debt that is often associated with earning their teaching certificate. 

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.

This position is funded by and serves the requirements of the ESSER Program at the school for which it is awarded.


This is a grant funded position. Continuation is contingent on future grant funding.



  • Bachelor’s Degree, required. 
  • Expectation to have a commitment to become a teacher with ASU Prep upon completion of degree and certification.
  • Background in Math or Science is desired, but not required. 
  • Previous experience successfully supervising and assisting groups of children, highly preferred.
  • Satisfactory criminal background check with Active AZ Department of Public Safety (DPS) IVP Fingerprint Clearance Card.
  • Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved. 



  • Provides coverage in classroom instruction for teachers who are absent as a primary job function.
  • Receives and implements instructional feedback to dramatically accelerate instructional skills.
  • Delivers instruction as it adheres to the curriculum and lesson plans assigned by the regular teacher.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Assess 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.
  • 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.
  • Adaptable and flexible that enjoys work that requires frequent shift in direction.
  • 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 20 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.







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


This job description is subject to change at any time.


BENEFITS: ASU Preparatory Academy offers a competitive salary, generous benefits, PTO and paid holidays, professional development opportunities, and a collaborative environment that drives innovation. Included in our benefits package we offer free Medical and Dental insurance for our employee; we are a part of Arizona State Retirement System and offer a reduced tuition benefit at ASU, UArizona and NAU for the employee and their immediate family. Please check out our website and apply! https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=03196aed-c70b-49bb-aa5f-6d1d646eea51&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=406669&lang=en_US&source=CC4