• So, you want to be a teacher?

    Great — we can help with that.

  • WHAT WE DO

    Earn your Master's Degree and your Colorado teaching license

    while changing the future for scholars across Denver.

    Hands-on Classroom Experience

    You're in the classroom on day one.

     

    We believe in learning by doing. The RMP Fellowship provides new educators with the immediate opportunity to develop the skill set necessary for fostering a rigorous and joyful classroom environment.

     

    RMP Fellows build confidence by consistently practicing effective strategies that lead our scholars to exceed their expected growth.

    Focused 1:1 Coaching

    You're supported by an expert mentor teacher.

     

    When you decide to join the RMP team, you'll work with the best education professionals in Denver. Our mentor teachers, coaches and Director of Fellow Development provide meaningful feedback and model best practices that can be immediately put to use in the classroom.

     

    We gradually release responsibility to RMP fellows in order to create prepared teachers who are ready and willing to lead their own classroom.

    Continuous Development

    You're empowered to guide your own growth.

     

    We hold our RMP team to the same high standards to which we hold our scholars. We've partnered with the Relay Graduate School of Education to provide fellows with the opportunity to earn both a Master's Degree and a Colorado teaching license.

     

    Relay's weekly development sessions will delve into the behaviors and strategies of effective educators, while Rocky Mountain Prep coaches will observe and support fellows in classrooms.

  • HOW RMP MEASURES SUCCESS

    This is your pathway to becoming a K-6 teacher in Denver or across Colorado.

    SELF AND OTHER PEOPLE

    Reflect on relationships within the RMP community, and appreciate character strengths in yourself and others.

    CLASSROOM CULTURE

    Create a joyful, engaging and rigorous environment where scholars are meaningfully on-task and feel ownership.

    TEACHING CYCLE

    Plan your lessons carefully, define how you deliver instruction and use assessments to shape learning.

    CONTENT

    Apply the strongest teaching techniques across grade levels and subjects while integrating literacy and differentiating.

  • MEET A FEW RMP FELLOWS

    In the RMP Teaching Fellowship, you'll find City Year and Peace Corps alums, TEFL educators, high school sports coaches, camp counselors and passionate believers in educational equity.

    Claire Bresnahan

    First Grade Fellow

    "When I think about my experience working as a fellow at RMP, one word stands prominently in mind — support. My lead teacher, coach, other staff and administrators at RMP genuinely care about my development as a teacher, as a leader and as a person."

    Mary Kate Nagy

    Fourth Grade Fellow

    "The academic success I've seen at RMP isn't possible without our core PEAK values of perseverance, excellence, adventure and kindness. My scholars learn how to be respectful, adventurous and successful. They are given a voice and the long-term power of choice — isn't that what we're all striving for?"

  • Love your co-workers.

     

    It's not just our scholars who perform at our dance recitals. Dancing with the Stars ain't got nothin' on us.

    Love your kiddos.

     

    Smiling's our favorite. It's easy to create happy classrooms when our educators are happy themselves.

    Love your job.

     

    Staff culture has a direct impact on student achievement. We're not afraid to take risks — or laugh at ourselves in the process.

  • A DAY IN THE FELLOW LIFE

    So, what's it really like to be in the RMP Teaching Fellowship?

    Fellows are committed.

    We set ambitious goals so our Fellows get lots of experience and preparation.

    • Fellow-specific professional development after school 1 day/week until 6 p.m.
    • Whole-school professional development sessions on Friday
    • Meetings with grade level teams, your lead teacher and the Director of Fellow Development or your mentor teacher
    • Attendance at monthly grade level nights to build relationships with and understanding of our scholars' families

    Fellows rise and shine.

    Mornings start in the best way possible—greeting our smiling scholars.

    • 7:30 a.m. — Preparing the day's materials and checking in with lead teachers
    • 7:55 a.m. — Greeting scholars at morning stations 
    • 10 a.m. — A 30-minute planning period while scholars are in specials class
    • 11 a.m. — Supporting during lunch/recess and a 20-minute lunch break

    Fellows end each day strong.

    Get some quality 1:1 time with scholars and prepare for tomorrow.

    • 12:20 p.m. — Teaching small group rotations/whole group lessons, monitoring behavior or providing individualized social-emotional/academic mini-lessons
    • 3:10 p.m. — Another 30-minute planning period for lesson or classroom preparation or meeting with your mentor teacher for a check-in
    • 3:55 p.m. — Dismissing scholars in the bus or carpool line and conducting any necessary after school activities like a parent conference or classroom prep
  • BE AN RMP FELLOW

    Learn from the best to become the best.

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