Our organization has been teaching across the city for 20 years, facilitating workshops and residencies at schools, community centers, and venues across the city. Our Mentors are internationally acclaimed poets and educators experienced in teaching in our classrooms while attending national poetry competitions, touring the world, or working on amazing independent projects.
If you have a passion for building curriculum using poetry/hip-hop to help youth explore their writing and their voice, if you have classroom experience especially with middle and high school-aged students, if you desire to create safe spaces for youth, and if you believe that the arts can be the gateway to literacy and self-awareness, join us!
EMAIL OUR PROGRAM DIRECTOR
Email your resume and 3 sample lesson plans targeted to middle school and/or high school ages with a cover letter in the body of the email to Shanelle Gabriel at firstname.lastname@example.org. (The lessons are just to get an idea of your teaching style.
Candidate will meet to discuss their specific pedagogy around teaching artistry, and learn even more about the Mentor role.
The UW Mentor roster is increased every year on an as-needed basis, and all mentors who are considered but do not make the final selection are invited to submit again for future school semesters.
MEET THE MENTORS