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2020-2021 Engineering Teacher - The School at Marygrove

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Date Posted: Aug 20, 2020

Job Description

Job Title

Job Title: 2020-2021 Engineering Teacher – The School at Marygrove 

Posting Date: May 14, 2020

Closing Date: When filled

Starting Date: August 2020

Salary Range: DFT Salary Schedule 

Additional Compensation: Opportunities for workshop pay prior to the first day of school 

Job Type: Instructional

Application Instructions: Please submit a cover letter in addition to your resume detailing your interest in the position.   

Position Summary 

The School at Marygrove is a new, one-of-a-kind K-12 institution serving students in the city of Detroit. It is a special collaboration between Detroit Public School Community District and the University of Michigan, housed at the historic Marygrove College Campus. The high school program, entering its second year in 2020-21, is particularly designed to introduce students to the scope, rigor, and discipline of design thinking and engineering, and to explore how these and other academic disciplines can be leveraged to solve authentic, complex social problems and to advance justice in Detroit and beyond.

The school is also home to the Teaching School at Marygrove—a unique residency partnership between DPSCD and the University of Michigan to train and support aspiring and early career teachers. Teachers at the school will host aspiring teachers (pre-service interns) as they pursue their teacher certification.

We are looking for successful and innovative teachers that are interested in joining the team of this special school. Applicants must be ready to think creatively about teaching and learning, work hard to support students to solve complex problems and to advance social justice, and care deeply about all students, their families and communities, and the city of Detroit. 



  • Must possess and provide evidence of a bachelor’s degree from an institution accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools or an equivalent agency. Successful candidates who possess degrees beyond a bachelor’s degree will be eligible for the appropriate salary differential. 
  • Must possess a valid Michigan Teaching Certificate or Michigan Temporary Teaching Authorization (T2EA) with a Technology or Industrial Technology (TX or IX) endorsement. 

Skills and Experience: 

  • Ability to relate positively with students, teachers and families. 
  • Ability to work with other professionals in a collaborative manner. 
  • Commitment to using teaching and learning to advance social justice.
  • Familiarity with and/or or eagerness to learn about project-based and place-based learning.
  • Strong desire and commitment to supporting the development of novice teachers.
  • High level of interpersonal and communication skills. 
  • Time management and administrative skills. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Ability to motivate a group of students through creative, hands-on, authentic pedagogies.
  • Familiarity with and/or eagerness to learn about restorative approaches to classroom management and trauma-informed practice.


Position Job Responsibilities: 

Under the direction of the Principal or designee, the Teacher shall: 

Essential Functions 

  1. Communicate effectively and collaborate successfully with other staff members, families and caregivers, and community members. 
  2. Offer rigorous, engaging curriculum aligning with State of Michigan science and engineering standards and guidelines, and provide creative and varied means of assessment for students. Design and/or implement curriculum (in alignment with the school’s mission, vision and District programming) based on the needs of students
  3. Develop and contribute to an environment and climate that is safe, welcoming, and supportive for all members of the campus community. 
  4. Offer input and assist grade level, subject matter, IEP, and leader led conferences and meetings. 
  5. Ensure families and other community members are meaningfully integrated into school life and curriculum.
  6. Support the development of novice teachers and the advancement of the teaching profession by hosting and mentoring pre-service teachers.
  7. Grow professionally by engaging and leading professional development programs. . 
  8. Communicate proactively and sensitively with parents and caregivers about student progress and academic achievements. 
  9. Counsel and support students during academic and adjustment problems. 
  10. Collect and maintain accurate attendance, progress reports, and grade records. 
  11. Evaluate, assess, and monitor student progress on a periodic basis. Adjust instruction based on these evaluations, and provide individualized support to students as needed. 
  12. Instruct students on proper use of equipment and materials.
  13. Maintain inventory of instructional materials, aids and equipment. 
  14. Perform other duties as assigned by the Principal or designee. 


Security Clearance:

Internal Applicants

If you are a current Detroit Public Schools employee, presently employed with the district, you do not have to submit a fee related to obtaining the Detroit Public Schools security clearance, unless your new role requires a different type of security clearance.

External Applicants

If you are hired to fill a vacant position, you will be required to submit a Detroit Public Schools security clearance. At point of offer to hire, you will be responsible for a non-refundable payment of $64.50 via Visa, Master Card, American Express, Discover Card, cashier's check, or money order, payable to the DPSCD Police Department. No personal checks or cash is accepted.

Method of Application:

Applicants must apply through the online application system. Only applications submitted through the online application system will be considered for any posted position and all applications require a resume to be considered.

Successful candidates are required to submit official transcript(s) at point of offer to hire. Teaching service outside of the Detroit Public Schools Community District must be verified by the applicant's prior employer(s) prior to hire. It is the applicant's responsibility to provide all documentation (including copies) as requested.

Applicants requesting assistance during the application process should contact the Office of Human Resources via email at [email protected] or phone at (313) 873-6897.

DPSCD does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, transgender identity, disability, age, religion, height, weight, citizenship, marital or family status, military status, ancestry, genetic information, or any other legally protected category, in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admissions opportunities. Contact the Civil Rights Coordinator for more information at (313) 240-4377 or

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