Entries by Michaela Maupin

Lower School HopeTECH Instructor

Type: Full-Time position

Our Mission: We are driven by our mission to foster hope in God by closing the achievement gap and preparing our students for college and beyond. We are fueled by our love for God and his care for every one of our students which motivates us to get better every day. Join our team of mission-driven brothers and sisters to work hard, do good, and make a difference.

*Very Important: Before applying please read and carefully review our Mission + Vision, our Faith & Life Covenant, and our guiding principles about Cultural Harmony.  All board members, faculty and staff are joining a covenant community in serving here at Hope Academy.

Job Details

Position:

The HopeTECH Instructor plays a key role in building and delivering strong HopeTECH and programs for the school. 

The role has two key aspects: 

  • – Envision, develop and refine curricula, within guidelines, with the HopeTECH director and other’s guidance at Hope Academy for the Lower School – grades Kindergarten through Fifth.  
  • – Teach and/or oversee teaching of the defined Lower School curricula for the classes assigned for each school year.

Lower School HopeTECH Curriculum Refinement/Planning 

  1. Refining Curriculum for applicable programs within the HopeTECH PATH for 2021-2022  
  • – Lower School “Elementary Computing”
  • – Lower School: “Elementary Robotics”
  • – Work with the HopeTECH Director, and other Hope Academy staff to ensure alignment with grade level appropriateness and HopeTECH knowledge and skill goals. We intend that every Lower School student is ready for their Middle School experience and is able to use the required computing resources well, and have had basic experiences in engineering through our robotics program.
  1. Curriculum Planning– finding and/or developing the courses and lesson plans for each envisioned program for which teaching responsibility is assigned. 

Lower School HopeTECH Teaching 

  1. Should have the ability and flexibility to teach the elementary-level programs/disciplines offered through HopeTECH:
  • – For 2021-2022 this includes classes for grades K-5:
  • – Elementary Computer Use
  • – Elementary Robotics
  • – Classes will be defined, and goals set with the specific grade teachers aiming to meet periodically – goal is to meet once per week for either the elementary computer course or the elementary robotics course.
  1. Also, our intent is to team teach to be able to substitute for one another should the occasion arise. And, to develop and share curricula together – relying on expertise in the group but involving and training everyone.

Education & Skills Required

  1. BA in Education or BS in Technology/Engineering or Comparable Work Experience preferred.
  2. Experience in using technology (5+ Years) – e.g., Information Technology applications as listed above (robotics, coding, advanced manufacturing, CAD/Technology Design, Engineering, 3D Printing, etc.)
  3. Two or more years of teaching experience in a technology related area is a plus but not required.
  4. Experience as a Technology Integration Specialist (or equivalent) is also a plus but not required.
  5. Demonstrated ability to collaborate with others to achieve measurable goals is important.

General Qualifications

  1. The ideal candidate will have a passion for the mission and work of Hope Academy and a desire to play an integral part in growing the impact of Hope Academy.
  2. Ability to effectively work in a multi-racial, multi-ethnic, and economically disadvantaged urban community.

SUMMER SESSION PARENT DROP OFF & PICK UP

Parent Pick Up is located on the Park Ave and E. 22nd Street side of the building.

Morning drop off:
• Drop off in the cul-de-sac of E. 22nd Street (not off Chicago Ave).
• The Gym door will be staffed from 8:10-8:35.
• After 8:35, go to the Chicago Ave (Main) door.

End of Day pick-up:
• Wait along the street on the Park Ave and E. 22nd Streets.
• Teachers will deliver your student to you in your vehicle.
• If you are not there by 12:35, your student will be brought to the office to wait for you at the Chicago Ave (Main) door.
Afternoon Activities:

If your child is enrolled in an activity, pick up will be at this location at the activity end time, 2:30 or 3:30 pm.

Call the office by 11:00am to change your child’s arrangements (either from bus to pick up OR from pick up to bus) 612-540-2000.

MASK UPDATE

Because of the continued improvement in Covid-19 conditions, wearing a mask will be optional for the students who participate in the indoor after school sports programs (just while in the gym).  This includes the 2nd-8th grade afternoon sports camps and the 8th-12th grade summer basketball practices.   Mask wearing is already optional when outside. Students will continue […]

4 Ways Hope in God Made a Difference this School Year

If you’ve been around Hope Academy for any length of time, you’ve heard me say many times that “Hope in God changes everything.” To some of you, that may sound like a nice turn of phrase or a mere platitude. But we all know that times of testing are revelatory, aren’t they? They’re an acid test that shows us what really matters. Especially tough times like this last year […]

USED UPPER SCHOOL UNIFORM SALE!

Are you in need of some used Upper School uniform pieces for your student? Stop by the summer sale at Hope Academy on 6/14 – 6/18 from 9 am -12 pm. We have Middle School and High School pants, shirts, skirts, and sweaters! All used clothing items are $5.00 each. First come, first serve!

Family Ministry Coordinator (Part Time)

Type: Part-Time position (20 hours a week)

Our Mission: We are driven by our mission to foster hope in God by closing the achievement gap and preparing our students for college and beyond. We are fueled by our love for God and his care for every one of our students which motivates us to get better every day. Join our team of mission-driven brothers and sisters to work hard, do good, and make a difference.

*Very Important: Before applying please read and carefully review our Mission + Vision, our Faith & Life Covenant, and our guiding principles about Cultural Harmony.  All board members, faculty and staff are joining a covenant community in serving here at Hope Academy.

Job Details

Position:

The Family Ministry Coordinator is responsible for supporting the Head of Family Ministry in operationalizing and executing the program events, outreach, engagement, and communication.

The following reflects essential functions for this position but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned.

  • – Assist the Head of Family Ministry with clerical tasks and schedules.
  • – Help initiate regular, timely communication with parents to strengthen their connections to the school community and keep them engaged and informed.
  • – Plan and help coordinate seven required parent covenant events.
  • – Help the Family Ministry team to accomplish their quarterly rocks and goals.

Education & Skills Required

  1. High School Diploma or GED equivalent; BS/BA degree preferred.
  2. Computer skills required – knowledge of Microsoft Office preferred.
  3. Highly organized, self-starter, effective communicator, and strong follow-through/execution skills.
  4. Ability to develop and maintain systems.
  5. Willingness to go above and beyond in serving our Hope Academy families.

General Qualifications

  1. The ideal candidate will have a passion for the mission and work of Hope Academy and a desire to play an integral part in growing the impact of Hope Academy.
  2. Ability to effectively work in a multi-racial, multi-ethnic, and economically disadvantaged urban community.