Summer Teacher Residency

Join us for the summer!

The Summer Residency is a 5-week instructional internship for prospective teachers during our K-8 Summer Session.
It was created to directly train, hire, and retain individuals that reflect the diversity of our Minneapolis student body. Summer Residents are a vital piece of our summer programming, and will receive both training and experience for teaching in an urban, God-centered environment!

Highlights Include:

June – Early July

$2,000 Stipend

1:1 Coaching

All our Summer Teacher Residents receive:

  • 1:1 coaching
  • $2,000 stipend
  • Support from mentor teacher
  • Pedagogical training (trauma, justice, ELL, etc.)
  • Lodging for out of town students
  • 4 day weeks with Friday’s off!

Frequently Asked Questions

The Residency is a 5-Week intensive internship during Hope Academy’s summer school. Hope has mandatory summer school for grades K-8 with the express intention of mitigating summer learning loss among out students. Summer Residents are a vital piece of our summer programming and can expect to become highly experienced in the culture, values, and practices of Hope Academy as the internship progress.

Week 1: Intro to Teaching Professional Development

Week 2-3: Student-Teaching (Co-Teaching)

Week 4-5: Student Teaching (Lead Teaching)

  1. Path to completing a BA or BS is required.
  2. Three years of college preferred.
  3. Willingness to go above and beyond in building relationships with students.
  4. Teaching/Mentoring experience preferred.
  5. Bilingual in Spanish or Somali is a plus.
  6. Supportive of the school’s mission to foster hope in God within the inner-city neighborhood of Minneapolis by providing youth with an outstanding, Christ-centered education.

Summer Session is Monday – Thursday from 8:00 am – 3 pm.

  1. Plan, prepare and deliver lesson plans that facilitate engaged learning.
  2. Instruct and monitor students in the use of learning materials and equipment.
  3. Use relevant technology to support and differentiate instruction.
  4. Manage student behavior in the classroom by establishing effective rules and procedures.
  5. Intentionally build relationships with students and families.
  6. Attend and engage with Professional Development trainings throughout the summer.
  7. Demonstrate ability to engage with and grow in culturally competent teaching strategies.
  8. Other duties as assigned.

Today we serve 587 students in grades K-12, with a vision of growing to 700 students.

This stipend position pays $2,000 through the 5 weeks of the program. Residents are paid once after the first two weeks and once at the end of the program. Residency participants will receive a 1099 at the end of the year for tax purposes.

Hope Academy serves hundreds of students K-12 from many diverse cultures and ethnicities: primarily African, African American, multi-racial, Hispanic, and Caucasian. Approximately 1/3 of our students speak more than one language at home. Teachers and staff work hard to provide a classroom and community where every child is known, loved, and able to pursue his or her best; and where families from all different cultures and backgrounds feel welcome. Even though Hope Academy is growing, our students and parents continue to say that it feels like a family.

Applications will open on December 1st, 2022 and close on March 6th, 2023.