Equity Education
  • Detroit, MI, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

JOB TITLE: GSRP Lead Teacher

DEPARTMENT: GSRP at Detroit Leadership Academy

REPORTS TO: Principal/GSRP Director



EQUITY Public Schools

Detroit Leadership Academy Elementary K-5 www.dlachampion.org

Detroit Leadership Academy Middle/High School 6-12  www.dlachampion.org

Detroit Innovation Academy K-8 www.diachampion.org

Detroit Delta Preparatory Academy 9-12 www.detroitdeltaprep.org/

Detroit Collegiate High School 9-12 www.detroitcollegiate.org


Why Join EQ?

At EQUITY, we believe that creating and sustaining excellent and equitable schools for all children is the most critical issue today and that high-quality education is the only way to change the life trajectory and outcomes for kids. We are relentless in our pursuit and refuse to accept anything less than remarkable schools for our kids, regardless of their zip code.

We know the most effective way to make lasting change in schools is by recruiting, developing, and retaining strong people who are committed to their own development and to our belief that all students have the potential to be remarkable. As a values-driven organization, we seek talent whose values align with ours: empathy, relentless pursuit of quality, embracing the unconventional, taking initiative, tenacity, and commitment to teamwork.

The mission of EQUITY Education is to build a system of remarkable neighborhood schools for traditionally underserved students by manifesting potential.

EQUITY believes that access to a remarkable education is the most fundamental social justice issue today. As an organization, we aim to ensure access to the type of high quality education that grants students success in college and life as we work to dismantle systemic educational inequities.

EQUITY is a steadily growing organization. Student enrollment has increased from 900 students in 2014 to over 1,400 students in 2018. Because of our rapid growth, we need YOU!

We offer one of the most comprehensive compensation and benefits packages in the city of Detroit. EQUITY employees earn competitive salaries and a robust benefits package, including:

  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield Healthcare PPO including vision and dental with employer covering 80%
  • 401K with match options
  • Free Short- and Long-Term Disability
  • Free Basic Life Insurance
  • Free Basic AD&D
  • Supplemental insurance plans available
  • Wellness benefits
  • Free State Continuing Education Clock Hours offered
  • Paid time off, varying by role
  • Career development opportunities
  • Performance Bonuses


Who are we looking for?

We are seeking education professionals who operate with empathy and will settle for nothing less than what is best for their students. Professionals with a passion for urban education and the city of Detroit that align best with our needs and goals. Our top performers are focused on building positive relationships with students and families and are driven by data and student outcomes.


What are the major job responsibilities?

  • Be Responsible for the day-to-day operations of the GSRP classroom including planning and executing a program of activities that is developmentally appropriate and meets the individual needs, interests and abilities of preschool children through the High Scope curriculum.
  • Collaborate with school personnel, parents, various community agencies and Early Childhood Specialist for the purpose of improving the quality of student outcome and developing solutions and planning curriculum.
  • Collect, analyze, and prepare data for diagnosis of learning disorders, developing remediation plans, and/or evaluating student progress, and reporting to the school, district, state, and federal agencies as necessary.
  • Direct staff and volunteers to maximize their efficiency and meeting work requirements
  • Further personal education via staff development, college courses, etc. for the purpose of staying current with the latest and best practices, and learning new theories and technology.
  • Maintain confidentiality of all information for the purpose of protection of students, staff, parents, and the district
  • Manage student behavior for the purpose of providing a safe and an optimal learning environment
  • Work with the Associates Teacher to provide child and parent/family support through home visits, Parent-Teacher conferences and other activities and resources
  • Participates in various meetings for the purpose of receiving and/or providing information
  • Prepare teaching materials and related reports (e.g. attendance, anecdotal records, etc.) for the purpose of implementing lesson plans and documenting student progress.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by school administration



What are the required qualifications?

  • Bachelor's Degree Early Childhood or Child Development
  • Valid State of Michigan Teacher Certification with an Early Childhood Endorsement (ZA or ZS)
  • Several years' experience as a successful preschool teacher
  • Ability to communicate with others effectively
  • Excellent organizational and managerial skills
  • Adept at monitoring, reporting and setting goals for student progress
  • Will successfully pass a criminal background check and unprofessional conduct check






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