Join our team that is making an impact in the lives of students in Detroit through our innovative leadership model and experiential and individualized academic program. . U Prep recruits, develops and supports our workforce and are dedicated to the highest standards to support student achievement. We are hiring passionate, collaborative, invested individuals that will build relationships with our students to inspire them to grow academically, intellectually, emotionally and socially. We are looking for individuals to join us inside and outside of the classroom and hope you review our openings to become a U Prep team member.

At U Prep we are committed to providing our staff members competitive pay and benefits,  a rewarding teaching experience, and ample opportunities for career development. Below is a snapshot of the offerings we provide:

Medical Coverage:
We have coverage available to fit your needs. Choose from three comprehensive plans and share the cost with U Prep Schools. We also provide employees free access to Teladoc, an online service that connects you to a national network of U.S. board-certified physicians who can resolve many medical issues via phone or online video consultation.
Flexible Spending Accounts:
We provide employees access to flexible spending accounts to put aside tax free dollars for health and dependent care expenses.
Retirement Savings Plan 401(k):
With 100% contribution match of 6% up to $6,000 per year after one year of service. All employer contributions are fully vested after 3 years of service.
Career Development:
We provide robust career development through intentional Professional Development, ongoing coaching and feedback, and support through Grand Valley State University. GVSU supports our teachers continuing their education by providing 50% to 80% scholarship in the Master of Education and Education Specialist programs for up to 12 credits per academic year.
Additional Insurance Plans:
We know more coverage is always better — that is why we also include Dental, Vision, accident, critical illness, hospital indemnity and pet insurance for your furry friends to any plan at your request.
Additional Life Insurance:
Supplemental life insurance policies can be added on to your U Prep Schools provided life insurance.
Eight Sick and Four Personal Days:
We understand– life happens and we provide each employee with 8 sick days a 4 personal days. Unused sick days carry over to the next year and an attendance bonus is awarded for those who have not used more than four sick and personal days combined in a given year.
Spirit of U Awards:
We recognize team members monthly who display our core values through exceptional actions and provide a bonus of $300 dollars to the winning employee at each campus.

Meet Some Of Our Faculty And Staff

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Joining the U Prep team I have formed valuable relationships with students teaching the content I care about. Working with young minds inspires me. When I look at our, students I see myself as a Detroiter making a difference in their lives and preparing them for a positive future.  I am proud to say I am surrounded by a community of hardworking staff that makes all of this possible.

Michelle Griggs

UPA Middle School 

8th grade Science Teacher

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U Prep is a great place to teach.  Not only is the culture strong and focused on student learning/development, but the learning environments are clean, welcoming, and always maintained. U Prep ‘s staff and admin are committed to ensuring our students move onto the next level equipped with the academic and professional skills required for success in life.

Matthew McLaren

UPA High School

12th grade English

U Prep Teacher

The reason I love working at U Prep is the feeling when you walk into the building.  Scholars are happy and excited to be at school. The kids I work with everyday feel empowered and want to share what they are learning.  We focus on the whole child and making kids feel safe, loved, and valued. I feel lucky to work at a school where students are put first. 

Sarah Wasmer

UPAD Elementary

Reading Intervention Teacher

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Working at U Prep Schools has been an unbelievably positive experience! If you are interested in working for a school district that provides educators with the support and tools to be successful then join the U Prep team.

Calvin Hobbs 

U Prep Science & Math Elementary School

Kindergarten Teacher

Learn about U Prep Schools Culture/Core Values.