Please do note that this application is intended to be filled out in a single sitting – and it does include four essay questions. You are encouraged to write your responses to the essay questions (see below) in Microsoft Word ahead of time, then simply copy and paste them into the boxes. Once your application is submitted, your submission is final and you will not be able to edit it further. Part I: Your resumeThe first piece of information we'd like to collect at this stage of the application process is your resume. You can upload that right here!Your Name* First Last Your Email* Your resume*Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx.Part II: Your Experience and GoalsIn this section, we're collecting a bit of information about your mindset and skillset.How many years of experience (if any) do you have in an urban education setting?*Less than 11-3 yearsNo professional experience but I have volunteered and/or tutored in an urban schoolI am currently serving in or have previously served with an AmeriCorps programI have no experience in an urban school settingMy most recent role was:*Undergraduate studentGraduate studentNon-profit sectorPrivate sectorNone of the aboveThe following phrase best describes the school that you wish to teach in:*A warm inviting school with strong social and emotional supportsA warm inviting school where parents are strongly involved in school leadershipA warm inviting school with a results oriented culture where data drives instructionA warm, inviting school with twenty-first century global learningA warm inviting school with a strong focus on critical thinking and real world connectionsI think strong communication is best summarized as:*Direct feedbackReflecting and regroupingGroup discussion and consensus buildingListening, understanding and giving space for dialogueWhen taking constructive feedback from your boss you:*Address the concerns/feedback and offer explanations for the concerns to your bossAsk your boss clarifying questions to make sure you fully understand the feedbackTake the feedback from your boss and seek assistance from your colleaguesTake the feedback from your boss, reflect upon it, and create an action plan to address the feedbackWhen I work in a group I am most likely to:*Ask my team to be creative, independent problem solversGive clear, measurable goals, and then follow-up regularly to ensure those goals are metWork alongside my team to first create the goals and then implement a strategic solutionSet the goals and allow my team to think of a solutionWhat best defines success on a project or endeavor:*How strong relationships are upon completionHow much growth you have madeHow well you have met pre-determined goalsHow much time and energy have been put into the activityHow quickly you finished the taskIf I were to begin a project the first thing I think about is:*Who I want on my teamThe end results and the goalsHow to best communicate my visionThe strategy and organization for the projectHow to grow the impact my project could haveWhen you plan a project or event you are most likely to:*Look at the reality of what has worked and then implement based on proven resultsResearch and then bring in new ideas based on past successesGet creative and self-generate new ideasCollaborate with those around you to come up with the best ideasSolicit ideas from the community you will be working with and implement those suggestionsWhich sentiment best characterizes your motivation to do this work:*Have an impact on the worldSet measureable goals and meet or exceed those goalsSee immediate resultsBuild strong relationships in a communityWork hard and be successfulIf I am in a professional situation that goes beyond my expertise I am most likely to:*Call my supervisor for further instructionsAsk my peers to help solve the problemFigure it out on my ownAsk questions to someone who has done the work beforePart III: EssaysGetting a bit deeper into your perspective. In 250 words or less, what are the three most important elements you would want in the school and/or classroom you are wishing to teach in:*In 250 words or less what are three words you would want someone to use when describing you and why?*Please describe why you are interested in teaching in a high needs community, and why Dallas Teacher Residency serves as the best pathway for you to become a teacher. Please also address how Dallas Teacher Residency aligns with your short and long term career goals in education.*What does effective teaching look like to you?*Part IV: ReferencesAt least one reference listed should be a former supervisor or recent academic professor. (Please note that references will not be contacted until the final stages of the application process. You will be notified prior to references being contacted).Reference 1: Name First Last RelationshipEmail PhoneReference 2: Name First Last RelationshipEmail PhonePhoneThis field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.