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Opportunity Now: Teacher Pathways

Peak Education, Teach for America Colorado, and Colorado College are working together to reimagine teacher pathways in Colorado in response to the educator shortage.


We seek a consultant to collect and analyze data and make recommendations, all while working toward the goals of the State of Colorado Opportunity Now grant. The Request for Proposal process is now open.​

Grant Partners

Project Goals

  1. Increase the number of students in educational pathways; 

  2. Increase the number of students who complete education pathways to become teachers; 

  3. Increase the number of educators who have living wages and thriving lives.

Project Expectations

The successful consultant will be expected to complete the following: ​

  • Research and create an inventory of educational programs occurring within Colorado Springs already

  • Create a proposal that allows us to develop recommendations that address the three goals outlined in the grant

  • Research and create a proposal that addresses how you would support, facilitate, and project manage key milestones of the grant, as proposed to the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) 

  • Research and asset mapping of alternative licensing, program elements, and funding mechanisms for allowing licensure both within Colorado and across the United States 

  • Facilitating listening sessions with a variety of stakeholders in order to meet project goals

  • Research and identify local higher education practices with innovative approaches to teacher recruitment and best practices in general in innovative higher education models

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RFP Details

Submission Process

RFP Questions

Please submit project proposals and responses to the questions to Carlos Jimenez at by May 27, 2024.


Include in your proposal answers to the following questions:

  1. Why are you the right fit for this project?

  2. What experience do you have with education focused work?

  3. Please include bios or resumes of key contributors to this project. 

Proposals due by: May 27, 2024

Response by: June 3, 2024

Project completion: 4-6 months from signing contract

Budget: $10,000-$20,000

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