Opportunity. Support. Community.

Join Our Crew of educators dedicated to providing a culturally responsive educational experience for all scholars. At U Prep Schools, we focus on building academic competence, instilling habits of work and scholarship, and fostering self-actualization. Through this lens, we empower scholars to achieve their future goals and become change agents in society.

Are you ready to make a difference? Join us at U Prep Schools and be part of our transformative journey!


Tap into our Wednesday Virtual Job Fairs to ask questions or to find out more on U Prep Schools from our Careers & Talent team.

Wednesdays from 12 PM – 1:30 PM

  • Wed, April 17, 2024
  • Wed, April 24, 2024

Click the link below to join the virtual meetings on Wednesdays

University Prep Schools is more than just an educational institution; we are a vibrant learning community committed to our core values and the strengthening of our culture. We deeply value and recognize the contributions of every crew member in our collective mission to prepare scholars for success in life.
We look forward to meeting you and discussing how you can become part of the U Prep Schools community!

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

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    Join the U Prep Crew!

    At U Prep, we prioritize our crew’s growth and well-being. We offer competitive compensation packages, tailored professional development opportunities, and pathways for internal advancement.

    Explore Diverse Opportunities:

    We’re actively seeking individuals to join our team in various roles, including teaching and support staff, substitute teachers, operations personnel, athletic coaches, and administrative professionals.

    Discover Opportunity, Support, and Community:

    At U Prep, we foster a culture of opportunity, support, and real community. Click here to explore our current open positions and become part of the U Prep Crew!

    Benefits Snapshot (see complete listing below):

    • Competitive compensation packages
    • Tailored professional development
    • Pathways for internal advancement
    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 Blue Care Online Visits, a 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.
    Master Teachers Program:
    The objective of this program is to develop master teachers to be culturally responsive, restorative, and possess a highly proficient conceptual understanding of content. The U Prep teacher fellow will develop strong content knowledge, culturally responsive pedagogical practices, and new century teaching skills that will lead to National Board certification. Teachers in this program will eventually be able to mentor other teachers in our network to be more culturally responsive, restorative, and share strong content lessons and practices.

    Meet Some Of Our Faculty And Staff

    As a tenured special education teacher with U Prep schools, I am honored to be a member of an innovative and culturally responsive learning community. Our school immerses scholars in deeper learning skills, growth mindset, career exploration, and real-world experiences. The past nine years have provided me with so many opportunities to advocate, teach, and support our exceptional scholars who have a wide range of learning, mental, emotional, and physical disabilities. As a U Prep Mentor Teacher and Master Fellow, I have the opportunity to learn, share, and reflect on effective teaching practices to increase student engagement, agency, and voice. I am especially grateful for the celebration of Black Excellence at the U. U Prep is truly transforming the world through education and I am fortunate to be a part of it all

    Paulette O. Gadson

    UPAD Middle School Learning Specialist

    This is my third year as an 8th grade ELA Teacher at U Prep Art & Design. I love teaching in an environment where my growth as an educator is constant. My administration is extremely supportive, and promotes creativity, culturally relevant teaching and pushes me to be my best for my students, which helps them thrive in the classroom and eventually, in life. More than anything, I appreciate that the school community as a whole works collaboratively, and uplifts one another. I feel like I’m a part of a family at U Prep, and that’s important to me.

    Booker McCain

    UPAD Middle School 8th grade ELA Teacher

    Working at University Prep Science and Math Elementary for the past 8 years has been an amazing experience. Knowing that you have the support of your Administrators and co-workers makes all the difference in the world. I have been teaching for the past 30 years and my motto has always been, “Excellence or Nothing at All”. Here at U Prep, our vision has always been, to give every scholar we serve the best support, in order for them to achieve academic excellence and become great leaders.

    Angela Bell

    UPSM Elementary, Sidney D. Miller Campus Teacher

    This is my seventh year teaching String Orchestra at UPA Middle School. I have grown tremendously as an educator in my seven-years at U Prep, and in those years I have also witnessed the growth in the U Prep Schools network, overall. The work here is transformational for students, families and staff. Our network is filled with dedicated, passionate and hard-working professionals who lead with the highest expectations for every scholar, and a charge to ensure they succeed in life. Our network’s culture and the way in which we care for our students is extraordinary. We’re not just educators, we’re life coaches, cheerleaders, counselors and extended family. We’re the village that helps to bring out the best in every child. We genuinely love and care for our students, and it shows.

    Adam Taylor 

    UPA Middle School Orchestra Director

    Learn about U Prep Schools Culture/Core Values.