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III. ACADEMIC BACKGROUND
Please list all colleges or universities you have attended or where you have received credit starting with the most recent. Include dates of degrees or certificates earned or expected to earn. Be sure to include any institution you have attended as a non-degree seeking student. Bachelor's degree must be conferred by June 30, 2017.
List according to date, starting with the most recent. Click on "Add Institution" to add multiple schools.
Please provide the names and phone numbers of the three people whom you have asked to complete your recommendation forms. Two of these should be from recent instructors, advisors, and/or supervisors who are qualified to evaluate the applicant's academic performance.
Please note that three completed recommendation forms MUST be mailed or emailed to the address listed on the form in order to complete your application. The recommendation form can be found at http://aspirepublicschools.org/join/atr/how-apply/ and it is the applicant's responsibility to ensure the forms are submitted. If emailed, the form must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by the recommender.
List according to date, starting with the most recent. Click on "Add Employer" to add multiple employers.
Your statement of purpose essays should demonstrate both your commitment to teaching and your writing proficiency. Complete each section separately and allot up to one page per section. All four essays must be uploaded as one file. Please make sure to include your name on each page of the attachment.
Section 1 (Purposefulness and Commitment to Teaching as a Lifelong Profession*)Please tell us your story, describing your professional, educational, and personal path towards deciding to become a teacher in an urban school system. What successes and obstacles have you overcome to get to this place? What resources helped you to overcome the obstacles that stood in your way?
Section 2 (Purposefulness and Commitment to Teaching as a Lifelong Profession*)Tell us why you plan on spending four or more years of your life as a teacher with Aspire Public Schools. Please include prior experiences working with children.
Section 3 (Ownership*)Describe the job or task where you have been least effective. What do you think the reasons are? What did you do to address the difficulty of the job and improve your work? What resources helped you improve?
Section 4 (Customer Service*)Describe experiences you have had in which you had to relate to people/cultures/experiences different from your own. Describe what you learned about yourself as a result of these experiences AND what makes you believe that you will be able to serve all Aspire students.
*While reviewing applications, ATR looks at eight specific competencies including: purposefulness, ownership, collaboration, customer service, quality, perseverance, communication, and a commitment to teaching as a lifelong profession.
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