Do you have "Whatever it Takes?" That is the motto of YES Prep Public Schools, which exist to increase the number of low-income Houstonians who graduate from a four-year college prepared to compete in the global marketplace and committed to improving disadvantaged communities. It is a charter school system that serves 4,200 students from the sixth to 12 grades on eight campuses in the Houston area.
Founded in 1998 by Teach For America alumnus Chris Barbic, YES Prep has been profiled in U.S. News & World Report and repeatedly has made Newsweek and U.S. News & World Report's Top 100 Public Schools list and been named on the of the Best Public Schools in Houston by the Houston Chronicle and Houston Press. Ninety percent of students in the class of 2010 graduated and, of the 10 percent who did not graduate, only one percent dropped out. The remaining nine percent were retained and will graduate. At YES Prep, a student does not graduate until he or she has achieved college-readiness.
YES Prep's year-long, first-year teacher induction program has been recognized as a model teacher preparatory and training program for young educators. It begins with a summer training induction that creates a foundation for new teacher success in the classroom. First-year teachers are paired with an instructional coach who observes their classroom regularly and they attend monthly professional learning sessions that continue training and development.
View YES Prep's website for available teaching positions and contact Wendy Lovell for more information.
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