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Pre-K Lead Teacher ($58k-85k)

Posted by | September 23, 2022 |

Who We Seek
We seek teachers and staff who are interested in developing students into outstanding human beings in their academic and personal lives by role modeling our culture of Rigor and Love.  We seek teachers and staff who work collaboratively with their teammates, seek feedback, coaching, and mentorship from their admin team and school community.  We seek teachers and staff who implement our data-driven curriculum with the tools they’ve gained from experience while they adapt to the needs of their students.
If you are someone who is mission-driven, humble in your reflections about your practice, smart in the ways you approach data, and results-oriented, we’d love to see you apply.
During the 2022-2023 school year, RMP is driving after five big goals:
  1. Kindergarten through 2nd-grade students will grow, on average, 1.25 years in math and reading. Pre-K students will grow on average 1 year.
  2. 50% of 3rd to 5th-grade students will read a million words.
  3. 3rd grade through 5th-grade students taking CMAS will score an average of 45 % on track for the next grade level with 10% scoring exceeding expectations.
  4. At least 90% of students who start at RMP, stay at RMP.
  5. Teacher retention will be at least 85%.
Each member of the organization plays a part in achieving these goals. School-based staff members will work towards 2 or 3 metrics that are aligned to both their individual roles AND the Big 5. These metrics vary by position and are subject to change for the 2022-2023 school year.
As a Lead Teacher, you will be held accountable for some of these goals. Learn more about how you’ll drive these goals in the list below.
Role Mission
To ensure all students and schools meet our Big 5 goals, RMP teachers role model a culture of Rigor and Love by using data-driven methods to promote student learning and develop meaningful relationships in the classroom. Through teamwork, collaboration, and feedback, teachers at RMP provide students with a culturally competent classroom setting that leads to more than a year’s worth of growth while maintaining an average daily attendance of 96% and driving student retention each school year. RMP provides teachers with an effective curriculum, which they’re able to implement with the unique tools they’ve gained throughout their careers.

In this role, you will:

  • Use our high-quality curriculum and data systems to drive outstanding scholar growth and proficiency while proactively collecting data on student performance
  • Consistently collect, enter, and analyze academic data to provide targeted instruction and interventions that promote a culture of learning
  • Build a strong classroom culture where scholars can learn, grow and thrive through predictable routines, structures, proactive and restorative practices
  • Cultivate a strong, healthy working environment for co-workers that is focused on kids-first
  • Work collaboratively and communicate regularly with teammates, parents, and administrators
  • Regularly attend professional development sessions meant to provide direct feedback and coaching to help grow you in your instructional practice
  • Thoroughly plan, prep, and internalize lessons in order to maximize class time and student learning
  • Model our PEAK values of Perseverance, Excellence, Adventure, and Kindness
  • Demonstrate a hungry, humble, smart, and results-oriented mindset and a “by any means necessary” spirit when it comes to driving our big five goals
  • Assist with arrival and dismissal duties, and other school community tasks
  • Work and collaborate with Special Education teachers and other school support staff to ensure all students are receiving grade-level appropriate content and academic support

In this role, you will help drive 3 goals:

Please review this chart, find your desired grade level, and review the goals.

Qualifications:

Required

  • Bachelor’s and/or master’s degree (any subject)
  • Pass a background check
  • Demonstrate eligibility to work in the United States

Must possess one or more of the following:

  • Degree in Early Childhood Education (associate’s, bachelor’s, or master’s)
  • Teaching License with Early Childhood Education (ECE) Endorsement
  • Meets Level 3 certification for ECE in the PDIS portal
  • NOTE: Pre-K teachers are also required to have their TRAILS background check completed and approved by the first day of school.

Preferred

  •  Minimum two years of lead teaching experience.  (We define lead teachers as the primary teacher in the classroom who was responsible for all academic content.)
  • Experience with progress monitoring, data collection and analysis

Salary

  • This is a full-time, benefits-eligible position with a salary range of $58,000 – $80,000. Years count as full years spent lead teaching in American public K-12 schools and public Pre-K programs.
  • Teachers will have the option to apply for additional leadership roles if they wish.  These leadership roles come with stipends ranging from $1,000 – $3,000.
  • Teachers are also eligible for performance base pay, $1,000 per metric if they meet the data metrics (goals) for their role

Benefits

Our benefits package includes: 

  • Health Insurance (medical, dental, vision)
  • Disability Insurance (RMP covers short-term disability coverage at no cost to the employee. Staff members can also select optional long-term coverage.)
  • Life Insurance (optional up to $100k – additional options through PERA)
  • Retirement (PERA 401k – RMP does not match contributions at this time)
  • Paid-Time-Off (Personal/Sick leave)
Want more information
Please review our Rocky Mountain Prep Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about our program!
Demonstrate eligibility to work in the United States
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.   Rocky Mountain Prep does not sponsor visas at this time.
RMP is an equal opportunity employer. We seek applicants of diverse backgrounds and hire without regard to color, gender, religion, national origin, citizenship, disability, age, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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Elementary School Social Worker ($58k Starting Salary – Berkeley Campus)

Posted by | September 19, 2022 |

Salary Update
For the 2022-2023 school year, Rocky Mountain Prep has increased its salary!
This is a full-time, benefits-eligible position with a salary range of $58,000 – $85,000. Salary is dependent on years of experience
Who We Seek
If you are someone who is mission-driven, humble in your reflections about your practice, smart in the ways you approach data, and results-oriented, we’d love to see you apply.
During the 2022-2023 school year, RMP is driving after five big goals:
  1. Kindergarten through second-grade students will grow, on average, 1.5 years in math and reading.
  2. Students receiving interventions will, on average, grow 2 years in reading.
  3. Third- through fifth-grade students taking CMAS will score an average of 45% on track for the next grade level with 10% scoring “exceeds expectations.”
  4. Average Daily Attendance at each RMP school will be at least 96%.
  5. At least 90% of students who start at RMP, stay at RMP. (We call this the Persistence Goal.)
Each member of the organization plays a part in achieving these goals. School-based staff members will work towards 2 or 3 metrics that are aligned to both their individual roles AND the Big 5. Please review this chart, find your position and review the goals.

In this role, you will…

  • Meet IEP minutes for scholars as well as provide other supports and services on an individual or small group basis to students as needed
  • Follow through with all required documentation and record-keeping for services provided
  • Establish a culture of rigor and love with our co-workers and with our scholars
  • Develop meaningful relationships with families and community members to build trust and partnership
  • Demonstrate a “by any means necessary” work ethic to ensure our scholars receive the education and support they deserve
  • Partner with teachers, families, community members, and the larger RMP community to find innovative solutions for our community’s needs
  • Support students in both virtual and in-person capacities
  • Support the recruitment and enrollment of scholars, the recruitment and retention of staff, and family engagement activities, as needed
  • Perform other duties, as required

Qualifications

Required

  • One year of providing social work services in a public school
  • Be able to provide an official transcript demonstrating graduation from an undergraduate and/or graduate institution
  • Provide evidence of a current Colorado Department of Education Special Service Provider (SSP) license with an endorsement in School Social Work (license must be active by August 1, 2022)
  • Pass a background check and demonstrate eligibility to work in the United States

Preferred

  • Current Colorado LSW and/or LCSW license
  • Two or more years of providing social work services in a public school

 

Salary

  • The salary range for this position is $58,000 – $85,000 and is commensurate with years of experience working in a professional social work setting. The position also comes with a $3,000 hard-to-fill staffing stipend that is added to the base salary.
  • This position is eligible for performance-based pay, $1,000 per metric if they meet the data metrics (goals) for their role

Benefits

Our benefits package includes: 

  • Health Insurance (medical, dental, vision)
  • Disability Insurance (RMP covers short-term disability coverage at no cost to the employee. Staff members can also select optional long-term coverage.)
  • Life Insurance (optional up to $100k – additional options through PERA)
  • Retirement (PERA 401k – RMP does not match contributions at this time)
  • Paid-Time-Off (Personal/Sick leave)
Want more information?
1. Please review our Rocky Mountain Prep Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about our program!
Demonstrate eligibility to work in the United States
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.   Rocky Mountain Prep does not sponsor visas at this time.
RMP is an equal-opportunity employer. We seek applicants of diverse backgrounds and hire without regard to color, gender, religion, national origin, citizenship, disability, age, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.
If you have any questions,  please email our Talent Recruiter Sean Spencer at sspencer@rockymountainprep.org.
We appreciate your interest in Rocky Mountain Prep and look forward to getting to know you!
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English Language Development (ELD) Coordinator

Posted by | September 13, 2022 |

Reports To: Director of Professional Learning & School Programs
Start Date: October 1, 2022
Job Type: Full Time, Exempt
Salary Range: Starting at $6,250 – $7,666.67 (monthly)

ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW

The Colorado Charter School Institute (CSI) is a statewide charter school authorizer whose mission is to foster high-quality public-school choices offered through charter schools, particularly schools that are focused on closing the achievement gap for at-risk students. Governed by a board of nine members appointed by the Governor and Commissioner of Education, CSI currently serves a diverse portfolio of 43 schools across the state of Colorado serving over 20,000 students. CSI is uniquely positioned to serve and promote charter school innovation in communities throughout Colorado and to be a leader in improvements in authorizer practices. CSI aspires to continue growing the quality and quantity of its portfolio of schools in Colorado in response to the need for high quality, innovative charter school options. Our organization is at an extraordinary point of opportunity and is poised to make additional systemic changes that will yield improvements within the portfolio’s overall student achievement.

Visit our website to learn more

Please note: Applications will be reviewed as they are received. This position is non-classified and is not subject to appeal rights.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND ROLE-SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

Essential duties of this position include the following.  Employees in this position perform some or all of the following tasks.  Other duties may be assigned.

  • Advance CSI’s mission of increasing access and equity for students across all CSI schools.
  • Implement the strategic vision for Emergent Multilingual Learner (EL) programs.
  • Provide professional development, program support and monitoring for EL programs at 43 schools.
    • Develop training and resource materials
    • Provide coaching and consultation regarding best practice for identification and English language development instruction
    • Ensure accuracy of October Count EL data submission
    • Monitor EL student performance and growth
    • Conduct school visits and regional professional development
  • Coordinate with the Authorization and Accountability team to
    • Maintain the WIDA Assessment Management System
    • Develop WIDA Screener and WIDA ACCESS training
    • Support interpretation of WIDA ACCESS data by school personnel
  • Support Grants Fiscal and Accounting Manager in Title III school level budget development and revisions.
  • Assist Director of Professional Learning & School Programs in program support and monitoring of Gifted Education programs at 43 schools (responsibilities to increase to 20% by end of year 1).
  • Build school and community partnerships to support school’s service to students.
  • Communicate regularly with schools on requirements and supports.

DEPARTMENT RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Participate in the review of charter applications and school operational plans in support of CSI’s role as a school authorizer.
  • Provide school performance and operational evaluation for inclusion in the CSI Annual Review of Schools for all managed programs.
  • Provide operational support for the Director of Professional Learning & School Programs.
  • Collaborate and work within the department and across other CSI departments.

BENEFITS

As an employee of the Colorado Charter School Institute (State of Colorado), you will have access to a variety of benefits to include medical, dental and vision insurance, paid holidays, paid vacation and sick time, flexible scheduling, a work-life balance culture, no-cost life and disability insurance (with additional paid options), Flex Spending and Health Savings Account options, professional development opportunities, wellness offerings, a performance based bonus and membership in Colorado Public Employees’ Retirement Association (PERA).

CSI INCLUSION STATEMENT

CSI recognizes that autonomy and diversity can drive innovation and improved outcomes, both in our schools and in our organization. We are committed to a diverse and culturally inclusive workplace as we believe that differences in perspective and experiences broaden our awareness, enrich our daily experiences, and contribute to our collective strength.

As a charter school authorizer with schools that serve a wide range of communities across the state, we prioritize recruiting a staff that shares the diversity of the students and communities our schools serve. CSI is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on gender, race, color, religion or belief, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other protected class.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR:

At a minimum, we are looking for the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience as an EL teacher, coach, specialist, or lead teacher
  • Strong time-management and interpersonal skills
  • Experience developing and implementing professional development for adult learners
  • Experience managing multiple ongoing programs or projects with internal and external stakeholders
  • Attention to detail, professional written and verbal communication skills, and familiarity with modern workplace software programs and tools
  • Self-motivated
  • All final candidates must successfully pass a thorough criminal background check.

Ideal candidates will have some, or all, of the following education, skills, and abilities:

  • Bilingual preferred
  • Colorado Teacher License with endorsements in Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Education preferred
  • Experience working with charter schools in Colorado preferred

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Exhibit strong customer service qualities including professionalism, responsiveness, patience, and a people-first attitude.
  • A proven ability to design and facilitate effective trainings to a variety of stakeholders
  • A proven ability to proactively improve systems and identify potential internal and external customer issues
  • Detail-oriented with demonstrated ability to follow-through on projects
  • Experience developing, implementing, and evaluating process documentation and resources for various stakeholders.
  • Experience with data analysis and statistics
  • Familiarity and experience with state and federal laws associated with emerging multilingual students.

LOCATION & TRAVEL

Some Travel Required. Telecommute Flexibility Offered.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The work environment includes a standard office setting (or standard school setting when applicable). The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.

NOTE

This is not necessarily an exhaustive or all-inclusive list of responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts, functions or working conditions associated with the job.  This job description is not a contract of employment or a promise or guarantee of any specific terms or conditions of employment.  CSI may add to, modify or delete any aspect of this job (or the position itself) at any time as it deems advisable.

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Early Childhood Education Teacher

Posted by | August 19, 2022 |

The Warren Village Learning Center serves children ages 6 weeks to 10 years old in a comprehensive, high quality early learning environment. Our Learning Center has a 4-star program quality rating by Colorado Shines. Our teaching teams are dedicated to providing a supportive and nurturing learning environment that helps foster the development of the whole child.  Warren Village places a strong emphasis on teacher training and application of Conscious Discipline®, an innovative social-emotional learning and classroom management program designed to give teachers the discipline skills they need to address the emotional and social issues of children.

$18.72 – $23.28 DOE

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Pre-Kindergarten Teaching Assistant (Berkeley Campus)

Posted by | August 18, 2022 |

Who We Seek
If you are someone who is mission-driven, humble in your reflections about your practice, smart in the ways you approach data, and results-oriented, we’d love to see you apply.
During the 2021-2022 school year, RMP is driving after five big goals:
  1. Kindergarten through 2nd-grade students will grow, on average, 1.25 years in math and reading. Pre-K students will grow on average 1 year.
  2. 50% of 3rd to 5th-grade students will read a million words.
  3. 3rd grade through 5th-grade students taking CMAS will score an average of 45 % on track for the next grade level with 10% scoring exceeding expectations.
  4. At least 90% of students who start at RMP, stay at RMP.
  5. Teacher retention will be at least 85%.
Each member of the organization plays a part in achieving these goals. School-based staff members will work towards 2 or 3 metrics that are aligned to both their individual roles AND the Big 5. These metrics vary by position and are subject to change for the 2022-2023 school year.  As a Teaching Assistant, you will be held accountable for some of these goals. Learn more about how you’ll drive these goals in the list below.
Role Mission
Teaching Assistants (TAs) at Rocky Mountain Prep help foster a culture of learning by supporting the lead teacher with whole and small group instruction and day-to-day classroom duties.  Our TAs develop meaningful relationships with scholars and families, support the recruitment and enrollment of scholars, and demonstrate a “by any means necessary” work ethic to ensure our scholars are receiving the support they deserve in a safe, rigorous, and loving environment.

In this role, you will:

  • Lunch/recess dutiesMorning duties/afternoon duties
  • Materials prep, bulletin boards, copies, homework folders, homework packets
  • Clean & organize the classroom daily
  • Support initial classroom set up and break down at the end of the school year
  • Assist with bathroom breaks
  • Assist with afternoon snack
  • Support Attendance efforts
  • Support with individual behavior plans
  • Preparing instructional materials
  • Assist with student instruction- leading or small group instruction (TBD with Lead Teacher)
  • Care for students and assist with classroom management
  • Communicate with parents about routine issues (work with the Lead teacher to communicate to parents)
  • Commit to regular school hours and the school calendar
  • Attend and participate in all required pre-service training programs (both RMP and DPS required events) and staff development meetings
  •  Address specific student’s needs as identified by the teacher
  • Communicate with teachers and administrators about performance and disciplinary issues
  • Maintain the confidentiality of student information
  • Comply with ECE program rules and regulations including State of Colorado licensing requirements for Child Care Centers
  • Attend weekly check-in meetings with the lead teacher to align together and create next steps based on current goals
  • Perform other duties as required

In this role, you will drive the following goals:

Please review this chart, find your grade level, and review the goals.

Qualifications

Required

  • Provide evidence of completing high school or a GED
  • Pass a background check at the state and federal level
  • Demonstrate eligibility to work in the United States

Salary

  • This is a full-time, in-person, benefits-eligible position with a salary of $20/hour and access to comprehensive benefits
  • This position is eligible for overtime pay.
  • This position is eligible for performance pay if metrics are met.

Benefits

Our benefits package includes: 

  • Health Insurance (medical, dental, vision)
  • Disability Insurance (RMP covers short-term disability coverage at no cost to the employee. Staff members can also select optional long-term coverage.)
  • Life Insurance (optional up to $100k – additional options through PERA)
  • Retirement (PERA 401k – RMP does not match contributions at this time)
  • Paid-Time-Off (Personal/Sick leave)
Want more information?
1. Please review our Rocky Mountain Prep Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about our program!
Eligibility to work in the United States
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.   Rocky Mountain Prep does not sponsor visas at this time.
RMP is an equal opportunity employer. We seek applicants of diverse backgrounds and hire without regard to color, gender, religion, national origin, citizenship, disability, age, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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Science Teacher

Posted by | August 16, 2022 |

Basalt High School is Seeking a Science Teacher to teach Chemistry, River Ecology and Biology
Description

Under the general supervision of the School Principal, to develop students’ skills and competence in one or more fields of science, including general science, earth science, biology, physiology, chemistry, and physics; develops students skills and abilities in scientific methods and problem-solving, as well as an understanding of the application of science in the solution of practical problems.

 

Essential Functions

–  Teaches knowledge and skills in one or more fields of science, including general science, earth science, biology, physiology, chemistry, and physics, in accordance with district curriculum.

–  Promotes critical and creative thinking and analysis in all related subject areas.

–  Promotes a classroom environment that is safe and conducive to individualized and small group instruction, and student learning.

–  Develops lesson plans and instructional materials for subject area, and translates lesson plans into learning experiences to develop pertinent sequential assignments, challenge students, and best utilize the available time for instruction.

–  Designs learning activities to demonstrate the application of science to everyday existence, including scientific research projects, demonstrations, experiments, and laboratory activities.

–  Instructs students in the proper use and care of scientific equipment, chemicals, and plant and animal life.

–  Conducts ongoing assessment of student learning and progress, and modifies instructional methods to fit individual student’s needs, including students with special needs; conducts individual and small group instruction as needed.

–  Maintains familiarity with district and Connecticut State standardized tests for the purpose of adapting curriculum to maximize student achievement on such tests.

–  Continues to acquire professional knowledge and learn of current developments in the educational field by attending seminars, workshops or professional meetings, or by conducting research.

–  Organizes and maintains a system for accurate and complete record-keeping, grading, and reporting for all student activities, achievement and attendance as required by district procedures and applicable laws.

–  Encourages parental involvement in students’ education and ensures effective communication with students and parents.

–  Ensures that student conduct conforms to the school’s standards and school district policies, and establishes and maintains standards of student behavior needed to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom.

–  Coordinates with other professional staff members, especially within grade level, and participates in faculty meetings and committees.

–  Selects and requisitions appropriate books, instructional aids and other supplies and equipment, maintains inventory records, and ensures equipment is in good working order.

Note: The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities.  It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 

–  Knowledge of current teaching methods and educational pedagogy, as well as differentiated instruction based upon student learning styles.

–  Knowledge of a wide range of science subject areas, including general science, earth science, biology, physiology, chemistry, physics, and other related areas (e.g., mathematics).

–  Knowledge of data information systems, data analysis and the formulation of action plans.

–  Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws regarding education and students.

–  Ability to use computer network system and software applications as needed.

–  Ability to organize and coordinate work.

–  Ability to communicate effectively with students and parents.

–  Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to performance and professional growth.

–  Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others contacted in the course of work.

 

Qualifications 

–  State Certification as a Science Teacher or as required for position.

 

Education: 

–  Bachelors from an accredited college or university in education discipline applicable to teaching assignment.

–  Masters Degree preferred.

 

Experience: 

–  Successful prior teaching experience for the appropriate grade level preferred.

Pay Range 

$50,000 to 71,895 **Based on education and years of experience

**Annual salary noted above is based on an 8 hour day (FTE 1) and full days worked calendar. Any position that is less than a full FTE/8 hours per day or late start will be prorated accordingly.

ABOUT RFSD

The Roaring Fork School District (RFSD) offers full district paid employee health benefits as well as voluntary vision, dental, and dependent coverage.  Other benefits include: paid leave, CO PERA (pension plan) enrollment with district contribution, TSA options, Employee Assistance and Wellness Programs.

With 13 schools and 5,600 students, the Roaring Fork School District is located in the culturally vibrant and naturally stunning Roaring Fork Valley serving the communities of Glenwood Springs, Carbondale, and Basalt. The Roaring Fork Schools believe that teachers are our most important asset, and our teachers enjoy a true teacher voice in decision-making; clear and collaborative leadership; small class sizes (average – 21); a highly competitive and progressive salary schedule; access to our affordable housing program; and a culture of self-care and well-being. We believe diversity is a strength, and our staff makes a real difference for our students who come from different ethnicities, cultures, and socio-economic backgrounds.

Why Work for Roaring Fork Schools? Mary says it all! Check us out at: https://youtu.be/nYEsuFVucJ8 

 

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Special Education Teacher (Significant Support Needs)

Posted by | August 15, 2022 |

RUNNING CREEK ELEMENTARY SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER (SIGNIFICANT SUPPORT NEEDS)

Grades  K-5

Salary  $37,502 – $56,938 per year
We offer an attractive benefits package to include health, dental, vision, life insurance and paid time off as well as a retirement plan through PERA.

Qualifications: 

  • A current CDE license (or ability to obtain) with appropriate endorsements in elementary special education
  • Ability to effectively deliver pertinent curriculum and manage IEP caseload
  • Passion and expertise to work with special education students
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a strong core team

Job Description: 

The special education department offers a range of services to students in grades K-5.  Teachers in the special education department evaluate, write, and implement individual education plans. Caseloads are usually 15-25 students across three grade levels.

The community of Elizabeth is located in a beautiful area of the Palmer Divide among rolling hills and pine forests with views of Pikes Peak and the Front Range.  At an elevation of 6448 feet, Elizabeth is located 15 miles east of I-25 about 45 minutes southeast of Denver or northeast of Colorado Springs.

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Spanish Teacher

Posted by | August 12, 2022 |

Basalt High School seeks a full-time Spanish teacher, starting in the fall of 2022.

The successful candidate will have a strong academic record. The ability to teach AP level classes is desirable. More important is having a passion for teaching freshmen. We do not see teaching as a popularity contest but we accept that only teachers who are able to connect powerfully with students, who can engage them and be persistently, non-possessively warm, are fitted for this work.

Teaching is not a one-person performance. Commitment to collaboration with colleagues is essential. We are persuaded by Ron Edmonds, who said in the mid-1970s: “We can, whenever and wherever we choose, successfully teach all children whose schooling is of interest to us. We already know more than we need to do this. Whether we do it or not must finally depend on how we feel about the fact that we have not done it so far.”

Pay Range 

$50,000 to 71,895 **Based on education and years of experience

**Annual salary noted above is based on an 8 hour day (FTE 1) and full days worked calendar. Any position that is less than a full FTE/8 hours per day or late start will be prorated accordingly.

 

ABOUT RFSD

The Roaring Fork School District (RFSD) offers full district paid employee health benefits as well as voluntary vision, dental, and dependent coverage.  Other benefits include: paid leave, CO PERA (pension plan) enrollment with district contribution, TSA options, Employee Assistance and Wellness Programs. 

With 13 schools and 5,600 students, the Roaring Fork School District is located in the culturally vibrant and naturally stunning Roaring Fork Valley serving the communities of Glenwood Springs, Carbondale, and Basalt. The Roaring Fork Schools believe that teachers are our most important asset, and our teachers enjoy a true teacher voice in decision-making; clear and collaborative leadership; small class sizes (average – 21); a highly competitive and progressive salary schedule; access to our affordable housing program; and a culture of self-care and well-being. We believe diversity is a strength, and our staff makes a real difference for our students who come from different ethnicities, cultures, and socio-economic backgrounds.

Why Work for Roaring Fork Schools? Mary says it all! Check us out at: https://youtu.be/nYEsuFVucJ8 

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Special Education (MMN) Teacher

Posted by | August 12, 2022 |

Glenwood Springs Middle School – and EL Education Network School – is seeking a dynamic team member to serve as a Special Education Teacher (Moderate Needs) for the 2022-23 school year and beyond.

 

At GSMS, Crew is our cultural foundation – a powerful space for building belonging, safety and equity. We believe students learn best when engaged in relevant and important work such as EL Education National High Quality Work Library: GSMS Life Changing Stories Project . To learn more about who we are read our GSMS Guiding Beliefs and check out GSMS Teachers Set Example for Better World Day. Our GSMS Crew includes teachers who have been nationally recognized for excellence such as the 2022 Colorado Teacher of the Year and a 2021 EL Education Klingenstein Award national finalist.

Our ideal candidate enjoys collaboration with a team, believes every child can succeed, loves a challenge, feels passionate about helping students make the world a better place, gives second and third chances, uses feedback to improve, can analyze student work and data to provide just in time support to students, and smiles a lot.

Pay Range
$50,000 to $71,895. Based on education and years of experience

**Annual salary noted above is based on an 8 hour day (FTE 1) and full days worked calendar. Any position that is less than a full FTE/8 hours per day or late start will be prorated accordingly.

 

Required Qualifications:

* Colorado Teaching License – Special Education Generalist

 

Desired Qualifications:

* Teaching experience

* Experience teaching a diverse population of students including English Language Learners and previous work with intentionally implementing culturally responsive instruction

* Strong background in literacy and mathematics instruction

 

Desired Core Competencies:

* Openness to coaching, feedback, and reflection in order to continuously improve practices.

* Values driven instructional leadership and professionalism

* Personal ownership and passion for improving outcomes for all learners

Application Deadline:  Open until filled

RFSD offers full district paid employee health benefits as well as voluntary vision, dental, and dependent coverage.  Other benefits include: paid leave, CO PERA (pension plan) enrollment with district contribution, TSA options, Employee Assistance and Wellness Programs.

 

With 13 schools and 5,600 students, the Roaring Fork School District is located in the culturally vibrant and naturally stunning Roaring Fork Valley serving the communities of Glenwood Springs, Carbondale, and Basalt. The Roaring Fork Schools believe that teachers are our most important asset, and our teachers enjoy a true teacher voice in decision-making; clear and collaborative leadership; small class sizes (average – 21); a highly competitive and progressive salary schedule; access to our affordable housing program; and a culture of self-care and well-being. We believe diversity is a strength, and our staff makes a real difference for our students who come from different ethnicities, cultures, and socio-economic backgrounds.

Why Work for Roaring Fork Schools? Mary says it all! Check us out at: https://youtu.be/nYEsuFVucJ8 

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High School Physics/Physical Science Teacher

Posted by | August 9, 2022 |

High School Physics/Physical Science Teacher

Elizabeth High School has an opening for a science teacher.  Primary courses taught will be physics and forensic science.

$37,502 – $56,438
We offer an attractive benefits package to include health, dental, vision, life insurance and paid time off as well as a retirement plan through PERA.

Qualifications:

  • A current CDE license (or ability to obtain) with appropriate endorsements in secondary science education
  • Ability to effectively deliver pertinent curriculum with emphasis on physics and physical science
  • Passion and expertise to work with high school students
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a strong department team and faculty

Job Description:

This is a full-time position beginning in August 2022 and is open until filled.  The science department offers core and elective classes for grades 9-12 with a range of levels.  Teachers in the science education department specialize in content areas but support each other across the curriculum.  A typical schedule generally includes two to three preparations.

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Special Education Teaching Assistant – ($20/hour and 2k Signing Bonus)

Posted by | August 8, 2022 |

Who We Seek

We seek teachers and staff who are interested in developing students into outstanding human beings in their academic and personal lives by role modeling our culture of Rigor and Love. Work collaboratively with their teammates and seek feedback, coaching, and mentorship from their admin team and school community. Implement our data-driven curriculum with the tools they’ve gained from experience while they adapt to the needs of their students.
If you are someone who is mission-driven, humble in your reflections about your practice, smart in the ways you approach data, and results-oriented, we’d love to see you apply.

During the 2021-2022 school year, RMP is driving after five big goals:

  1. Kindergarten through 2nd-grade students will grow, on average, 1.25 years in math and reading. Pre-K students will grow on average 1 year.
  2. 50% of 3rd to 5th-grade students will read a million words.
  3. 3rd grade through 5th-grade students taking CMAS will score an average of 45 % on track for the next grade level with 10% scoring exceeds expectations.
  4. At least 90% of students who start at RMP, stay at RMP.
  5. Teacher retention will be at least 85%.
Each member of the organization plays a part in achieving these goals. School-based staff members will work towards 2 or 3 metrics that are aligned to both their individual roles AND the Big 5. These metrics vary by position and are subject to change. As a Special Education Teaching Assistant, you will be held accountable for two of these goals. Learn more about how you’ll drive these goals in the list below.

If you apply for this role, you will be considered for two program areas:

1. Mild/Moderate

As a Teaching Assistant for mild/moderate scholars, you will be supporting 1:1 with scholars who need support accessing the school environment.  This will include supporting general education content classes and special education small groups.  This is included but not limited to, accessing the curriculum, supporting student focus, and behavioral support.  You will be responsible for knowing what interventions and supports are best practices as deemed appropriate by the IEP/BIP. You will work closely with a mild/moderate case manager who will support in daily instruction and support.
OR

2. Centers-Based (Autism Center)

As a teaching assistant in our center-based programming, you will be supporting scholars inside the special education classroom and general education environment as deemed appropriate by the IEP.  You will be under the supervision of the Lead teacher of the center-based program.  You will support scholars with daily instruction, health-related needs, recreational/play-based learning, behavioral, and other duties assigned by the Lead Teacher.

Role Mission

Special Education Teaching Assistants work to support data-driven instruction that will lead to outstanding academic results while fostering close and impactful relationships with each scholar in the classroom. Through consistent feedback and collaboration with a lead teacher, Special Education Teaching Assistants drive student goals by supporting them one on one, in groups, or by facilitating small-group activities that help students build their sensory skills, motor skills, life skills, and social-emotional skills.  Special Education Teachers at RMP partner with their Teaching Assistants to ensure all students are on track to meet our Big 5 goals.

In this role, you will:

  • Be responsible for assisting students with severe needs in learning to be as independent as possible in everyday living.
  • Instruct small and large groups in academics, sensory skills, art, monetary skills, domestics, and recreation
  • Supervise and support in the classroom, physical education classes, the clinic, lunchroom, playground, and in transit to and from buses
  • Monitor and track required recordkeeping; monitor behavior, and implement behavior plans
  • Feed and supervise eating including spoon-feeding and tube feeding (depends on the level and scholar’s need)
  • Carrying out occupational or physical therapy activities as directed; administering assigned medical tasks

 

In this role, you’ll help drive these goals…

If you are a Mild/Moderate Teaching Assistant:

  • Students on caseload average 96% Average Daily Attendance (ADA) for the duration of the 2022-2023 school year.
  • Students on caseload have 90% persistence between SY22-SY23.
  • TAs will also help support one academic goal that is aligned with their Lead Teacher.

If you are a Centers-Based Teaching Assistant:

  • Students on caseload average 96% Average Daily Attendance (ADA) for the duration of the 2022-2023 school year.
  • For our Autism Center and Multi-Intensive classrooms, student enrollment is determined by the district so they do not have a persistence goal.
  • TAs will also help support one academic goal that is aligned with their Lead Teacher.

 

Qualifications

Required

  • Provide evidence of completing high school or a GED
  • Pass a background check
  • Demonstrate eligibility to work in the United States

Preferred

  • Previous experience working with scholars with disabilities
  • Experience working with elementary school students and diverse populations
  • CPI/NCI trained

 

Salary

  • This is a full-time, in-person, benefits-eligible position starting at $20/hour and access to comprehensive benefits
  • This position is also eligible for overtime pay
  • This position comes with a $1,000 hard-to-fill staffing stipend which will be paid out in equal installments

 

Benefits

  • Health Insurance (medical, dental, vision)
  • Disability Insurance (RMP covers short-term disability coverage at no cost to the employee. Staff members can also select optional long-term coverage.)
  • Life Insurance (optional up to $100k – additional options through PERA)
  • Retirement (PERA 401k – RMP does not match contributions at this time)
  • Paid-Time-Off (Personal/Sick leave)
  • $500 wellness benefit

 

Want more information?

Demonstrate eligibility to work in the United States

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.   Rocky Mountain Prep does not sponsor visas at this time.
RMP is an equal opportunity employer. We seek applicants of diverse backgrounds and hire without regard to color, gender, religion, national origin, citizenship, disability, age, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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Academic Advisor

Posted by | August 8, 2022 |

Elizabeth High School Academic Advisor 

$35,000 – $40,000 annual salary plus a $3,000 hard to fill position stipend.
We offer an attractive benefits package to include health, dental, vision, life insurance and paid time off as well as a retirement plan through PERA.

The academic advisor assists the counselors and counseling office at Elizabeth High School.  This position is a one year position that will be reviewed periodically throughout the school year, up to as often as 30 day check-ins. The following will be the primary job responsibilities for the Academic Advisor position.

  • ASVAB test for the Colorado High School’ graduation requirement.
    • Work with USMC Representative to get test scheduled
    • Work with counselors to review results
  • CMAS Testing Coordinator
    • Work with school testing coordinator
  • AP Coordinator
    • Work with AP teachers on AP Testing
  • Updating graduation requirement spreadsheet as needed for CDE
  • Student grade checks for struggling students
    • As assigned by counselors or after failing grade report is run
  • Running a failing grade report once a week
    • Meet with students on the failing grade report as determine necessary
  • Assist counseling office with Suicide Risk Assessments after Counselors and Administrators start the process
  • Planner checks for students that require them from counselors or administrators outside of the IEP process
  • Communicate with students following the student communication guidelines appointed by counselors Assist the counselors with the following responsibilities.
  • Class Registration
  • Course Description Guide
  • ICAP

Requires a Bachelor’s degree in a related field.

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Associate Teacher – Full Time Position

Posted by | August 5, 2022 |

Do you cultivate students’ curiosity, growth and performance?  Do you possess strong instructional pedagogy?  Do you demonstrate strong social and emotional intelligence, and cultural competency?  If so, Aspen Academy has amazing full and part time opportunities available!

We live and model the community’s values in thought, word and deed to students, colleagues and parents and the larger community. We are palpably committed to, supportive and co-leaders in the achievement of Aspen Academy’s vision and mission.

  • Our values: Be Kind. Do Good. Work Hard. Make the World Better.
  • Our mission: We edify and inspire students and educators to grow, learn and lead.
  • Our vision: We are a national leader in innovative and transformative education.

If not for life, then what are we learning for?  At Aspen Academy, we look at learning as a way to ignite the personal passions and interests of each and every student. Our academics, partnered with a focused leadership development sequence, prepare students for life. Students thrive as they build lasting relationships with peers and teachers through small class sizes and a community focus.

Diversity and inclusion are core to Aspen Academy. We are passionate about building and sustaining a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment.  Every member on our team enriches our community by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world. We don’t just accept difference — we celebrate it, we support it, and thrive because of it. Aspen Academy is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and promotes affirmative action. We are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and military and veteran status.

If this inspires you, please apply to join our team.

 Summary of Responsibilities

 Teach assigned classes.

  • There is little to no planning responsibility in this role.
  • Maintain a well-managed classroom where 100% of the students are engaged, consistently challenged, and supported.
  • Integrate technology into daily classroom teaching and student learning.
  • Full use of school prescribed instructional methodologies including Individualized Education based on student interest assessments and ability levels in each subject, Socratic Instruction, Inquiry Based Instruction, Contextual Instruction, Differentiated Instruction, and Flexible Grouping.
  • Reinforce the school’s core values and policies inside and outside the classroom.
  • Fulfill assigned monitoring duties (i.e., recess, lunch duty, etc.).
  • Promote and maintain a supportive and positive relationship with all students and families you serve.
  • Actively participate in the school’s professional development programs.
  • When not in subbing, complete assigned administrative projects and tasks.

 Qualifications:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with students, parents and colleagues.
  • Ability to analyze data and use data to inform decisions and/or instruction.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Committed to working with a diverse student population.
  • Proficient use of computer software, Google and learning management systems (Canvas preferred).
  • Demonstrate a relentless drive to improve both in and out of school.
  • Model and reinforce the school’s core values, guiding philosophy, rules, and school spirit consistently throughout the school environment.
  • Grant permission for a credit check and criminal background check.
  • Meet physical demands to perform essential functions of the role.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions: Ability to work in person/in the school building. Ability to speak for long periods of time. Regularly required to stand, walk, use hands, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds; occasionally life up to 50 pounds.

 Education, Experience, and Certifications:

  • Required: four-year degree from an accredited College.
  • Preferred: postgraduate degree, teaching credential or license.
  • 1-5 years of elementary (or lower school) and/or middle school classroom experience.

Compensation Package:

Aspen Academy offers an excellent compensation package including health, dental, 403(b) with matching and more; wide-ranging opportunities for professional development; and a talented and dedicated staff of teaching professionals and supportive administrators.

Salary Range: Starting $38,307 – $55,696 (based on education & experience)

Applicants are also invited to visit the Aspen Academy’s website (www.aspenacademy.org) to learn more about the school and its program.

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Long Term Substitute Teacher – K-8 Spanish

Posted by | August 5, 2022 |

We live and model the community’s values in thought, word and deed to students, colleagues and parents and the larger community. We are palpably committed to, supportive and co-leaders in the achievement of Aspen Academy’s vision and mission.

  • Our values: Be Kind. Do Good. Work Hard. Make the World Better.
  • Our mission: We edify and inspire students and educators to grow, learn and lead.
  • Our vision: We are a national leader in innovative and transformative education.

Is this you?

  • You cultivate students’ curiosity, engagement, growth and performance in academic, intellectual, social and emotional domains.
  • You are a competent, compassionate, creative, dedicated and enthusiastic professional. You are committed to growth and improvement.
  • You possess strong instructional pedagogy, a habit and practice of continual personal and professional growth, and both curiosity and expertise in the content to be taught.
  • You are an excellent communicator, both written and verbal.
  • Your strengths include time, organization and project management; and you demonstrate strong social and emotional intelligence, and cultural competency.

If this describes you, we can’t wait to meet you!

At Aspen Academy, we prepare students to enter, succeed in, and graduate from outstanding high schools. We are committed to providing an intentionally diverse student body with an outstanding liberal arts education within the framework of an individualized education; character, leadership and entrepreneurial development; and service learning.

Our Teachers’ Responsibilities:

  • Classroom Strategies and Behaviors: Communicating learning goals and feedback, establishing rules and procedures; helping students interact with new knowledge; helping students practice and deepen new knowledge; helping students generate and test hypotheses; engaging students; recognizing adherence to norms and procedures; establishing and maintaining effective relationships with students; communicating high expectations for all students.
  • Planning and Preparing: Planning and preparing for: lessons and units, resources and technology, needs of English language learners, needs of neurodiverse learners and differentiated learning styles, implementation of culturally responsive classrooms.
  • Reflecting on Teaching: Evaluating personal performance as well as developing and implementing a professional growth plan.
  • Collegiality and Professionalism: Promoting a positive environment; promoting an exchange of ideas and strategies; promoting our school and its community’s development.

Qualifications:

  • Required: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. Optional: Masters or Doctoral degree.
  • Strongly preferred: Teaching credential or license, generalist or domain specific.
  • 3-5 years classroom experience.
  • Evidence of content mastery.
  • For Language Arts candidates, experience with Orton Gillingham is a plus.
  • Grant permission for a criminal background check upon hire.
  • Meet physical demands to perform essential functions of the role. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions: Ability to work full-time, including some evenings and weekends; work in person/in the school building; speak for long periods of time. Regularly required to stand; walk; use hands; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, or crouch. Frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds; occasionally life up to 50 pounds.

Diversity and inclusion are core to Aspen Academy. We are passionate about building and sustaining a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment. Every member on our team enriches our community by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world. We don’t just accept difference — we celebrate it, we support it, and thrive because of it. Aspen Academy is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and promotes affirmative action. We are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and military and veteran status.

Aspen Academy offers an excellent compensation package, wide-ranging opportunities for professional development, and a talented and dedicated staff of teaching professionals and supportive administrators.

Salary Range: $170-$190 / Day, commensurate with experience

Applicants are also invited to visit the Aspen Academy’s website (www.aspenacademy.org) to learn more about the school and its program.

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Substitute Teacher

Posted by | August 4, 2022 |

Join Aspen Academy’s pool of substitutes for the 22-23 year!  Aspen Academy was selected by our employees as the Denver Business Journal’s Best Place to Work.

We live and model the community’s values in thought, word and deed to students, colleagues and parents and the larger community. We are palpably committed to, supportive and co-leaders in the achievement of Aspen Academy’s vision and mission.

  • Our values: Be Kind. Do Good. Work Hard. Make the World Better.
  • Our mission: We edify and inspire students and educators to grow, learn and lead.
  • Our vision: We are a national leader in innovative and transformative education.

Is this you?

  • You cultivate students’ curiosity, engagement, growth and performance in academic, intellectual, social and emotional domains.
  • You are a competent, compassionate, creative, dedicated and enthusiastic professional. You are committed to growth and improvement.
  • You possess strong instructional pedagogy, a habit and practice of continual personal and professional growth, and both curiosity and expertise in the content to be taught.
  • You are an excellent communicator, both written and verbal.
  • Your strengths include time, organization and project management; and you demonstrate strong social and emotional intelligence, and cultural competency.

If this describes you, we can’t wait to meet you!

At Aspen Academy, we prepare students to enter, succeed in, and graduate from outstanding high schools.  We are committed to providing an intentionally diverse student body with an outstanding liberal arts education within the framework of an individualized education; character, leadership and entrepreneurial development; and service learning.

If not for life, then what are we learning for?  We look at learning as a way to ignite the personal passions and interests of each and every student. Our academics, partnered with a focused leadership development sequence, prepare students for life. Students thrive as they build lasting relationships with peers and teachers through small class sizes and a community focus.

Diversity and inclusion are core to Aspen Academy. We are passionate about building and sustaining a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment. Every member on our team enriches our community by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world. We don’t just accept difference — we celebrate it, we support it, and thrive because of it. Aspen Academy is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and promotes affirmative action. We are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and military and veteran status.

If this inspires you, please apply to join our team of substitutes teachers.

Our Substitutes’ Responsibilities:

  • Classroom Strategies and Behaviors: Communicating learning goals and feedback, establishing rules and procedures; helping students interact with new knowledge; helping students practice and deepen new knowledge; helping students generate and test hypotheses; engaging students; recognizing adherence to norms and procedures; establishing and maintaining effective relationships with students; communicating high expectations for all students.
  • Collegiality and Professionalism: Promoting a positive environment; promoting an exchange of ideas and strategies; promoting our school and its community’s development.

Qualifications:

  • Required: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. Teaching credential or license, generalist or domain specific.
  • 2 years classroom experience.
  • Evidence of content mastery.
  • Grant permission for a criminal background check upon hire.
  • Meet physical demands to perform essential functions of the role.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions: Ability to work full-time, including some evenings and weekends; work in person/in the school building; speak for long periods of time. Regularly required to stand; walk; use hands; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, or crouch.  Frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds; occasionally life up to 50 pounds.

Compensation: $170-$190 / Day, commensurate with experience

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High School Teaching Positions

Posted by | August 2, 2022 |

Erie High School, the  St. Vrain Valley School District’s (SVVSD.org) largest and  fastest growing  high school, has the following job openings for the 2022/2023 school year:

  • Computer Science Teacher
  • Specialized Program Paraeducator

Erie High School is dedicated to attracting and retaining high-quality teachers, administrators, and support staff and is committed to providing focused professional development programs and competitive compensation packages to its employees. Learn more about Erie High School at ehs.svvsd.org

St Vrain offers competitive wages as well as a comprehensive benefits package which includes, but is not limited to medical, dental and vision plans as well as numerous wellness/fitness programs, educational assistance, and developmental programs to enhance employee well-being and development.

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Physical Education/Outdoor Education

Posted by | August 1, 2022 |

North Routt Community Charter School (NRCCS) is looking for a highly qualified, highly motivated candidate to teach physical education to grades K-8 and lead Outdoor Education trips. Teacher candidates will instruct school-age students on healthy living, exercise and physical fitness including an element of social-emotional wellness in all lessons; lead students in outdoor adventure and investigations of the natural world; teacher with an emphasis on cooperation rather than competition; organize and supervise students during class activities; instruct students on proper exercise routines and technique and use norms to ensure emotional safety and to promote courage and risk-taking in intellectual and physical adventure.

Primary Responsibilities:  The following are examples of primary duties assigned to the PE/ Outdoor Education teacher. Other related primary duties and responsibilities may be assigned.

  • Plan classroom activities for grades K-8 to motivate students
  • Coach students individually or as a group
  • Communicate with parents and other teachers about a student’s progress
  • Lead an outdoor adventure program with support from staff that incorporates team-building, courage, and risk-taking activities in the natural world

Qualifications:

  • Sense of humor and a high level of energy, enthusiasm, flexibility, and spontaneity
  • Teaching experience that is consistent with NRCCS’ educational philosophy
  • Understanding of how to pinpoint each student’s strengths and weaknesses and then apply differential instructional practices to meet the diverse learning needs of each student
  • Ability to manage student behavior in a caring, compassionate, effective manner
  • Collaborative approach to working with children and adults

Experience

  •  Bachelor’s degree or higher in related fields.
  •  Current Colorado Elementary Teaching license (or ability to obtain one).

Benefits Summary: 

  • Paid time off days
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance with significant district contribution towards premiums.
  • Voluntary retirement savings options(401K, 403B, 457B)
  • Term Life insurance
  • Professional Development reimbursement opportunities
  • District Wellness Clinic
  • PERA retirement program.
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3-5th Grade Science Teacher – $58k-85k (IMMEDIATE)

Posted by | July 26, 2022 |

Apply here!

Salary Update
For the 2022-2023 school year, Rocky Mountain Prep has increased its salary for Lead Teachers.
This is a full-time, benefits-eligible position with a salary range of $58,000 – $85,000. Salary is dependent on the number of years you’ve been teaching. Years count as full years spent Lead Teaching in American public K-12 schools and public Pre-K programs.

Who We Seek

We seek teachers and staff who are interested in developing students into outstanding human beings in their academic and personal lives by role modeling our culture of Rigor and Love.  We seek teachers and staff who work collaboratively with their teammates, seek feedback, coaching, and mentorship from their admin team and school community.  We seek teachers and staff who implement our data-driven curriculum with the tools they’ve gained from experience while they adapt to the needs of their students.
If you are someone who is mission-driven, humble in your reflections about your practice, smart in the ways you approach data, and are results-oriented, we’d love to see you apply.
During the 2021-2022 school year, RMP is driving after five big goals:
  1. Kindergarten through 2nd-grade students will grow, on average, 1.25 years in math and reading. Pre-K students will grow on average 1 year.
  2. 50% of 3rd to 5th grade students will read a million words.
  3. 3rd grade through 5th grade students taking CMAS will score an average of 45 % on track for the next grade level with 10% scoring exceeds expectations.
  4. At least 90% of students who start at RMP, stay at RMP.
  5. Teacher retention will be at least 85%.
Each member of the organization plays a part in achieving these goals. School-based staff members will work towards 2 or 3 metrics that are aligned to both their individual roles AND the Big 5. These metrics vary by position and are subject to change for the 2022-2023 school year.
As a Science Teacher, you will be held accountable for some of these goals. Learn more about how you’ll drive these goals in the list below.

Role Mission

To ensure all students and schools meet our Big 5 goals, RMP teachers role model a culture of Rigor and Love by using data-driven methods to promote student learning and develop meaningful relationships in the classroom. Through teamwork, collaboration, and feedback, teachers at RMP provide students with a culturally competent classroom setting that leads to more than a year’s worth of growth while maintaining an average daily attendance of 96% and driving student retention each school year. RMP provides teachers with an effective curriculum, which they’re able to implement with the unique tools they’ve gained throughout their careers.
In this role, you will:
  • Use our high-quality curriculum and data systems to drive outstanding scholar growth and proficiency while proactively collecting data on student performance
  • Consistently collect, enter, and analyze academic data to provide targeted instruction and interventions that promote a culture of learning
  • Build a strong classroom culture where scholars can learn, grow and thrive through predictable routines, structures, proactive and restorative practices
  • Cultivate a strong, healthy working environment for co-workers that is focused on kids-first
  • Work collaboratively and communicate regularly with teammates, parents, and administrators
  • Regularly attend professional development sessions meant to provide direct feedback and coaching to help grow you in your instructional practice
  • Thoroughly plan, prep, and internalize lessons in order to maximize class time and student learning
  • Model our PEAK values of Perseverance, Excellence, Adventure, and Kindness
  • Demonstrate a hungry, humble, smart, and results-oriented mindset and a “by any means necessary” spirit when it comes to driving our big five goals
  • Assist with arrival and dismissal duties, and other school community tasks
  • Work and collaborate with Special Education teachers and other school support staff to ensure all students are receiving grade-level appropriate content and academic support

 

In this role, you will help drive 3 goals:

  • Please review this chart, find your desired grade level, and review the goals.

Qualifications:

Required:

  • Bachelor’s and/or master’s degree (any subject)
  • Completion of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CLD) 45 contact hours
  • Pass a background check
  • Demonstrate eligibility to work in the United States
Must possess one or more of the following:
  • Current Colorado teaching license with elementary education endorsement
  • Passing scores on the elementary PRAXIS test
  • An official transcript demonstrating a degree (graduate or undergraduate) in elementary education

Preferred:

  •  Minimum two years of lead teaching experience.  (We define lead teachers as the primary teacher in the classroom who was responsible for all academic content.)
  • Experience with progress monitoring, data collection, and analysis

 

Salary

  • This is a full-time, benefits-eligible position with a salary range of $58,000 to $85,000.
  • Years of experience count as full years spent lead-teaching in American public K-12 schools and public Pre-K programs.
  • Teachers will have the option to apply for additional leadership roles if they wish.  These leadership roles come with stipends ranging from $1,000 – $3,000.
  • Teachers are also eligible for performance base pay, $1,000 per metric if they meet the data metrics (goals) for their role

 

Benefits

  • Health Insurance (medical, dental, vision)
  • Disability Insurance (RMP covers short-term disability coverage at no cost to the employee. Staff members can also select optional long-term coverage.)
  • Life Insurance (optional up to $100k – additional options through PERA)
  • Retirement (PERA 401k – RMP does not match contributions at this time)
  • Paid-Time-Off (Personal/Sick leave)
  • $500 wellness benefit

 

Want more information?

Please review our Rocky Mountain Prep Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about our program!

Demonstrate eligibility to work in the United States

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.   Rocky Mountain Prep does not sponsor visas at this time.
RMP is an equal opportunity employer. We seek applicants of diverse backgrounds and hire without regard to color, gender, religion, national origin, citizenship, disability, age, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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Humanities Guide

Posted by | July 25, 2022 |

This is why you got into education! 

The STEAD School isn’t looking for folks satisfied with the traditional “teacher” role. InSTEAD, we are looking for culture-builders, relationship-builders, multiple-hat wearers, and those rare, passionate unicorns who embody the nobility of the teaching profession. Whether you call yourself a teacher, a Renaissance-ucator or an edu-preneur, the STEAD School is looking for “Founding Guides’ ‘ who want to co-create and co-vision side-by-side in partnership with both adults and adolescents. 

What is the STEAD School? 

The STEAD School is… 

  • A community of people who consider themselves stewards of their environment. Through our work and studies, we aim to address complex food, health, environmental, and energy challenges that face the state, the nation, and the planet. We are pioneers (not settlers) and adventurer-seekers building an out-of-the-box high school! You will be part of an educational movement and community that tackles education with meaning, purposeful work, interconnectedness, and heads, hearts, and hands.
  • A public, independent, 5 day-per-week charter school located in Reunion, serving a diverse demographic of students from all corners of the urban, sub-urban, rural communities of Northeastern Denver Metro, Brighton, Commerce City and greater Adams County. The STEAD School opened last year with our first cohort of Founding Guides and Founding 9th grade students. We are growing next year to add another team of second-year Founding Guides and a new class of 9th grade students as our current 9th years rise into their 10th grade studies.
  • A problem-driven, project-based curricular model committed to a competency-based personalized learning philosophy that believes every student will reach proficiency.
  • A marriage between Science, Technology, Environment, Agriculture, and Design within a well rounded, expansive and enriching family of creative, physical, artistic, musical, literary, and athletic pursuits.
  • A team committed to building a community that is diverse and inclusive of all humans. As a school community, we believe that diversity increases our strength as a community. We are looking for educators who are authentic to who they are and want to share their true selves within our community. e strive to support student leaders on their journeys in becoming critical thinkers and risk takers who are prepared to disrupt systems. Our aim is to exemplify the best practices in the field of education and serve all students of our community to the best of our abilities. The STEAD School is committed to an intentional, ever-reflective, practice of diversifying our board and team.
  • A small school with a BIG vision. Small class sizes with BIG ideas. Small on “schooling,” BIG on “learning.”

Who we are looking for 

The STEAD School is looking to hire adolescent-advocates and educators in all subject areas (math, science, social studies, English language arts, Art, Music, Foreign Language, Special Education) with the desire to equally: a) teach their “speciality,” b) share their talents & interests in other subjects, AND c) embrace the responsibility of a “generalist educator” by fostering the social and emotional health of adolescents. These are experts in shoring up the potential of young people until they can carry it fully for themselves into a future where they can realize the best version of who they were meant to be. Does such an adolescent advocate and educator exist? They do. We’ve seen them, we currently work with them. We’re searching for more of them. Is it you? 

The STEAD School is a growing community for people of all backgrounds and life experiences and inspired people – be they students, educators or partners – working together to address some of the world’s largest challenges. Diverse people, fully sharing their perspectives and experiences, interdependent on one another make this community inclusive, whole and healthy. With a reverence for adolescence, they make this community home for learners, leaders, visionaries, collaborators and environmental stewards.

Ideal candidates must have a reverence for the adolescent. In addition, ideal candidates must be trustworthy, innately-driven collaborators, have integrity, grit, conviction, a thirst for learning, a love for humanity, and a desire to share a mutual respect with adolescents. Ideal candidates model humility, healthy relationships and healthy risk-taking. The ideal candidate has great ideas, knows how to G.S.D., and has a desire to get dirty and wear boots to work. The ideal STEAD Founding Guide must be as much fun as they are professional! 

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Cyber Security CTE Teacher

Posted by | July 22, 2022 |

Help build a Cyber Security Program –

Overview & Purpose – Administer and manage activities within a specific area of responsibility.  Serve as the subject matter expert and apply gained knowledge to execute, maintain and improve systems, programs, or processes.

Primary Objective – Teach diverse high school students career & technical courses as outlined in the school’s program approval.  Facilitate student learning in Cyber Security aligned with the Colorado Career Cluster Model.  Instruction is project-based.  Assist in facilitating internships, job shadows, mentorships, and/or college visits and maintain an advisory committee and serve as an advisor to the related career & technical student organization.

  • Ability to obtain Ethical Hacking and COMPTIA Certifications (preferred)
  • Security Plus Certification (preferred)
  • Network Plus Certification (preferred)
  • 2000 hours of total experience in Networking, Cyber Security, and Command Line (preferred)
  • Master in Cyber Security or related field (preferred)

Salary Range $56,000 – $88,000

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Director of Communications and Engagement

Posted by | July 21, 2022 |

Denver Preschool Program’s (DPP) vision is that every child in Denver enters kindergarten ready to reach their full potential. Our mission is to increase access to quality early childhood education programs for all Denver children in their last year of preschool before kindergarten and, in collaboration with preschool providers across the city, to raise the level of quality preschool programming.

 

DPP is a nonprofit organization committed to constantly improving the early childhood education system by championing, funding, and increasing access to quality early childhood education opportunities for all of Denver’s young learners. Staff work collaboratively on shared goals while also executing in high quality and efficient ways on independent streams of work. We are a small staff with a big impact.

 

The Director of Communications and Engagement reports to DPP’s Chief Operating Officer and is a critical member of the DPP leadership team. They oversee and implement mission-critical work that identifies and empowers community partners, connects with families of young children, and reaches out to neighborhoods with the highest need and where DPP can make the greatest impact.

 

The successful Director of Communications and Engagement will be highly organized, have outstanding project management and communication skills, and be extraordinarily skilled in shifting seamlessly between providing strategic counsel and executing detailed, routine daily tasks. Ideal candidates will value the learning environment, manage teams with empathy and flexibility, and create an environment of learning, not perfection. This person must be a team player and eager to work in a fast-paced environment with high expectations for their work, and also know that with these high expectations also comes a healthy work-life balance.

 

The Director of Communications and Engagement’s primary responsibilities are to create an integrated and comprehensive strategic communications and engagement plan and then lead     and ensure effective collaboration across multiple facets of communications and outreach implementation. These facets include, but are not limited to: communications strategy; event promotion, coordination and execution; marketing and advertising; public relations; copywriting and content development; provider relations: website maintenance; early childhood education research; and social media strategy and platform management. They will also build connections with DPP’s customer service and enrollment teams and create communications strategies specifically geared towards families and preschool providers, and they will manage DPP’s partnership efforts to expand preschool capacity in Denver. The Director will be responsible for all reporting related to this engagement and tuition support.

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Executive Director/The Joshua School

Posted by | July 21, 2022 |

The Joshua School , an Early Childhood to age 21 school independent day school in Englewood, Colorado, seeks an Executive Director.

Committed to helping students with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Developmental Disabilities attain the highest quality of life, The Joshua School operates on three campuses and serves 100 students.

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Director of Business Services

Posted by | July 21, 2022 |

Director of Business Services

Job Summary:

Administers the business affairs of the District in such a way as to provide the best possible educational services with the financial resources available.

Functions:

Assumes responsibility for budget development and long-range financial planning for supportive services.

Assumes leadership in school referendum planning.
Develops and administers a program for purchasing supplies and equipment.
Assumes leadership in the development of a facility expansion program and coordinates the efforts of the District steering committee for long-range facility development.
Administers, through the Supervisor of Finance, the District’s financial resources.
Administers, through the Director of Technology, the District’s information systems.
Administers, through the Supervisor of the Print Shop, the District’s print shop system.
Establishes and supervises a program of accounting and reporting for the financial affairs of the District, including grants and federal programs, including the consolidated grant and special education grant.
Assume a leadership role in negotiations for the Board.
Supervises a program of budget control such as the development of monthly and annual financial reports, as required.
Interprets the business area of education programs to the community at large.
Manages the District’s real estate and insurance programs.
Confers with the Superintendent on a daily basis in the management of financial resources.
Performs such other tasks and assumes other responsibilities assigned by the Superintendent.

Qualifications:

Master’s Degree in Finance/Accounting, or CPA, or BS/BA in Accounting/Finance with 5 years experience in Governmental Accounting.

The employee is required to have a minimum of five years’ experience in Governmental Accounting or financial accounting and at least one year experience in supervisory capacity.

 

 

 

 

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Physical Education Teacher

Posted by | July 19, 2022 |

PE Teacher – Elizabeth Middle School

$37,502 – $56,938 annually
We offer an attractive benefits package to include health, dental, vision, life insurance and paid time off as well as a retirement plan through PERA.

Job Summary: Classroom Instruction

  1. Teaching physical education classes as for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students.

Qualifications:

  1. Current Colorado Teaching License, or

  2. Eligible for licensing by the State of Colorado

Teacher Responsibilities

– Positively contribute to the school culture
– Encourage curiosity and continued improvement
– Help set goals for students and work with the class to help them attain these goals
– Set classroom rules and expectations
– Create and maintain a safe learning environment that supports creativity and learning
– Plan curriculum for the school year
– Create and prepare daily lesson plans that meet the needs of individual students
– Inspire student’s passion for learning through engaging instructional strategies
– Assign work by means of in-class worksheets, projects, homework, presentations, reports, etc.
– Assess student ability in both a summative and formative manner
– Keep gradebook accurate and up to date
– Help students one-on-one who need extra assistance
– Enforce administration and school-wide policies-
– Be active in the school community and events
– Set up and lead teacher/parent student-assessment conferences

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Barone Middle School Teacher

Posted by | July 18, 2022 |

Barone Middle School is seeking individuals with the ability to teach 6th, 7th and 8th grades. The District prefers a person with strong knowledge and understanding of standards-based education, with a willingness to work, or successful experience in a collaborative culture dedicated to using data to drive instruction, differentiation, and student learning.

Meeker School District has an approximate enrollment of 720 students in grades Pre-K through Twelve. The Middle School has approximately 170 students grades 6-8. We are seeking an individual who has the understanding of the intellectual, social, and emotional needs of the middle school student. Professional involvement beyond the local level and successful teaching experience are desirable. The Meeker Re-1 School District is seeking an enthusiastic person who wants to join a staff committed to “Excellence in all we do”.

Job Functions/Qualifications:

  • Models ethical standards, continual growth, collaborative work, and care and concern for students, materials, and facilities.
  • The Classroom teacher demonstrates effective classroom management strategies.
  • The classroom teacher will use state and district standards to drive the design of standards-based assessment, planning and instruction.
  • The classroom teacher demonstrates effective and appropriate communication skills.
  • The teacher must be appropriately certified and/or licensed as a teacher in the State of Colorado as provided by law.
  • Licensed staff must be qualified for the area or grade level in which they perform, meeting Colorado Department of Education accreditation standards.
  • Demonstrate effective problem solving skills.
  • Knowledge of curriculum, assessment, models of instruction.
  • Other job duties as assigned. To view the full Job Description, click HERE.
  • The District is willing to consider candidates for an Alternative Licensure Program.

The alternative teacher pathway allows districts to hire candidates with specific content knowledge and who hold an undergraduate or higher degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education to teach while completing the necessary teacher training based on the Colorado Teacher Quality Standards. Alternative teacher preparation programs vary in length from 1 year to 2 years (though special education generalist candidates may take a third year, if necessary). While serving as a teacher, alternative candidates put what they learn into practice immediately. Anyone who meets this criteria and is interested in teaching should contact the school district.

Compensation and Benefits

  • Salary negotiable based upon qualifications and experience
  • Current salary schedule can be found here:

    MSD 22/23 Salary Schedule

  • Fully paid health, dental and life insurance for the employee and $119 towards dependent health coverage.
  • Colorado Public Employee Retirement Association (PERA) member account with employer contribution of 21.4%.
  • 11 personal/sick days
  • Probationary Contract for 3 years
  • Coaching opportunities at the Middle and High School.
  • Reimbursement of moving expenses; up to $1,000 for in-state moves, and up to $2,000 for out-of-state moves.
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Interim Executive Director

Posted by | July 18, 2022 |

About the Position

The Interim Executive Director will provide leadership and strategic direction for CASB at the direction of the Board of Directors. The Interim Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs, and strategic plan of the organization. The Interim Executive Director will foster collaboration across Colorado school districts and will contribute to setting the annual Board identified goals and priorities for CASB in accordance with the strategic plan. The Interim Executive Director will align and drive performance to ensure these goals are achieved.

 

 

Required Skills, Attributes and Experience

  • Respects and supports the work of School Boards in Colorado
  • Passionate about public education
  • Advocate for the work of school boards throughout the state
  • Consensus building
  • Strong communicator promoting the value of school boards and public education to a variety of stakeholders and entities
  • A forward focus in board governance

 

Required Qualifications

  • Prior leadership and management experience in the nonprofit, philanthropic and/or government sectors
  • Experience integrating diversity, equity, and inclusion into the work at all levels of an organization
  • Approachable in engagement with staff, members, and stakeholders
  • Collaborative outlook in building strong Board relations
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills, including public speaking
  • Financial and business acumen with an understanding of how to develop and implement strategic and operational plans
  • Prior experience working for a Board and advancing the work of the Board
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively interface with publicly-elected boards of education, the education community, political figures, and the public

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Understanding of member school boards’ needs and an association’s role in meeting those needs
  • Experience serving as a senior leader within an organization
  • Ability to contribute to and champion strategic change
  • Experience managing multiple concurrent projects and responsibilities
  • Life-long learner driven by the opportunities represented in public education

 

Industry: Education

Salary: CASB will offer a competitive salary, commensurate with experience, within the range of $150,000 to $170,000.

Benefits: Sick leave, vacation leave, Public Employees Retirement Association membership, a group disability policy, and employee life insurance policy. Additional optional benefits include a 401k plan, health insurance, dental insurance, and vision insurance.

Job Posting Date: July 18, 2022

Application Deadline: July 22, 2022

Anticipated start date: To be negotiated.

 The Colorado Association of School Boards is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, creed, age, marital status, religion, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or veteran status.

 

 

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RMP Teaching Fellowship (July 2022)

Posted by | July 14, 2022 |

Salary Update
For the 2022-2023 school year, Rocky Mountain Prep has increased its salary for Fellows.
This is a full-time, benefits-eligible position with a salary of $52,000.

Who We Seek

We seek teachers and staff who are interested in developing students into outstanding human beings in their academic and personal lives by role modeling our culture of Rigor and Love.  We seek teachers and staff who work collaboratively with their teammates, seek feedback, coaching, and mentorship from their admin team and school community.  We seek teachers and staff who implement our data-driven curriculum with the tools they’ve gained from experience while they adapt to the needs of their students.
If you are someone who is mission-driven, humble in your reflections about your practice, smart in the ways you approach data and results-oriented, we’d love to see you apply.

During the 2021-2022 school year, RMP is driving after five big goals:

  1. Kindergarten through 2nd-grade students will grow, on average, 1.25 years in math and reading. Pre-K students will grow on average 1 year.
  2. 50% of 3rd to 5th grade students will read a million words.
  3. 3rd grade through 5th grade students taking CMAS will score an average of 45 % on track for the next grade level with 10% scoring exceeds expectations.
  4. At least 90% of students who start at RMP, stay at RMP.
  5. Teacher retention will be at least 85%.
Each member of the organization plays a part in achieving these goals. School-based staff members will work towards 2 or 3 metrics that are aligned to both their individual roles AND the Big 5. These metrics vary by position and are subject to change for the 2022-2023 school year.   As a Teaching Fellow, you will share the same goals as your lead teacher advisor.

Role Mission

The RMP teaching fellowship provides a Master’s in Education program at the Relay Graduate School of Education and on-the-job experience and training leading to Colorado teacher certification.

In this role, you will…

  • Invest time and energy in the Master’s program at Relay GSE to deeply internalize the course material
  • Collaborate with your lead teacher to create a strong classroom culture where scholars can learn, grow and thrive through predictable routines, structures, proactive and restorative practices
  • Support a culture of rigor and love with your co-workers and with our scholars
  • Use our high-quality curriculum and data systems to drive outstanding scholar growth and proficiency
  • Regularly attend professional development sessions meant to provide direct feedback and coaching to help grow you in your instructional practice
  • Model our PEAK values of Perseverance, Excellence, Adventure, and Kindness
  • Demonstrate a hungry, humble, smart, and results-oriented mindset and a “by any means necessary” spirit when it comes to driving our big five goals
  • Assist with arrival and dismissal duties, and other school community tasks
  • Perform other duties, as required

Qualifications

  • Required
  • Bachelor’s degree (any subject)
  • Be able to provide an official transcript demonstrating graduation from an undergraduate institution with at least a 2.75 GPA by July 2022
  • Be able to take and pass the Praxis 5001 exam (Elementary Praxis 5001)
  • Pass a background check
  • Demonstrate eligibility to work in the United States
  • Preferred
  • Demonstrate a track record of success in your college experience or previous career

Salary

  • All fellows make $52,000 their first year
  • Salary increases will come in the second year and will depend on whether you take an Associate Teacher or Lead Teacher position.

Benefits

  • Health Insurance (medical, dental, vision)
  • Disability Insurance (RMP covers short-term disability coverage at no cost to the employee. Staff members can also select optional long-term coverage.)
  • Life Insurance (optional up to $100k – additional options through PERA)
  • Retirement (PERA 401k – RMP does not match contributions at this time)
  • Paid-Time-Off (Personal/Sick leave)
  • $500 wellness benefit

Want more information

1. Review our Rocky Mountain Prep Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about our program!
2. Review our Fellowship FAQs to learn more about the RMP Teaching Fellowship!

Demonstrate eligibility to work in the United States

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.   Rocky Mountain Prep does not sponsor visas at this time.
RMP is an equal opportunity employer. We seek applicants of diverse backgrounds and hire without regard to color, gender, religion, national origin, citizenship, disability, age, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Vaccine Update

The City & County of Denver recently issued a vaccine mandate for public employees. This mandate applies to charter schools. Please be aware that all Rocky Mountain Prep staff members are required to submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination. There is a process for requesting an exemption to this mandate but we cannot guarantee that a request for exemption will be approved.
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School Guidance Counselor – High School

Posted by | July 14, 2022 |

POSITION:  SCHOOL GUIDANCE COUNSELOR

LOCATION:  PLATTE CANYON HIGH SCHOOL

SCHEDULE:  Board approved 2022-2023 academic calendar.  Starts August 1, 2022 – 200 days

SALARY:     Per Board approved 2022-2023 Licensed salary schedule.
Initial placement on salary schedule is based upon highest degree earned, college credits earned after highest degree earned, and up to 10 years previous experience in related field.
Annual pay is divided equally by 12 months and paid monthly on the last business day of the month.

BENEFITS:  Eligible for PERA Retirement Plan
Sick/Personal days earned at 1 day for every 20 days worked
Licensed Emergency Leave Bank
Full-Time employees are eligible for the District Benefit Package (Health, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance)

 Free employee access to District indoor swimming pool, workout area, and District property that offers hiking, mountain cycling, and a disc golf course
Employee Bonus Program

The Platte Canyon School District is committed to creating meaningful and engaging learning opportunities so that all of our students are well-prepared for post-secondary success, as well as positive contributions to their chosen communities. Our student-centered approach to education includes high expectations for student achievement and growth, as well as strong physical development and social-emotional well-being. The District serves the mountain communities of Bailey, Pine Junction, Shawnee, and Grant.

Platte Canyon High School offers a small school setting with roughly 260 students nestled in the beautiful Platte Canyon just outside of Bailey, Colorado. Recently, Platte Canyon High School is consistently ranked in the top 15% of all public high schools in Colorado by The US News and World Report. PCHS provides an academically rigorous environment and our staff members excel in providing personalized instruction for all students. Our mountain community location provides a unique setting in which students can explore educational resources such as the North Fork of the South Platte River, as well as our outdoor classroom that is nestled at the edge of the Pike National Forest.

Qualifications:  

  • Quality preparation in the area of school counseling.
  • Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in counseling studies.
  • Required Colorado license through the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) with appropriate endorsement in Special Services.
  • Must be considered highly qualified by CDE professional standards.
  • CPR and First Aid certification.

RESPONSIBILITIES:  The Counselor assists students to understand themselves, to achieve to their capacity, and to make appropriate decisions through personal, educational, and guidance services in the following manner:

  • Demonstrates a knowledge of and skill in the techniques of counseling.
  • Assists students in becoming self-actualized and able to solve problems, make sound decisions, and accept responsibility for their decisions and the resultant consequences.
  • Assists students in developing the skills in interpersonal relationships which will enable them to better relate to family, school peers, school adults and to society in general.
  • Demonstrates vitality and enthusiasm (e.g. displays enthusiasm and vitality for counseling tasks).
  • Assists students in dealing with personal social problems through individual and group counseling or through referral; also provides students and/or parents with appropriate information concerning special programs and/or referral agencies.
  • Assists students in assessing their own strengths and weaknesses through providing appropriate appraisal information.
  • Works to discover and develop special abilities of students’ and to resolve stduents’ individual educational needs.
  • Demonstrates effective relations with students (e.g. displays warmth and understanding student viewpoints)
  • Demonstrates effective staff relations with school staff (e.g. relates easily to other members of staff and is prepared to work in cooperation with others).
  • Shows a willingness to accept leadership responsibilities (e.g. accepts assigned responsibilities, and shows preparedness to take initiative).
  • Assist administrators, students, teachers and parents by implementing comprehensive developmental counseling programs designed to help students develop their educational, social, career, and personal strengths and to become responsible and produce citizens.
  • Responsible for student records and maintaining confidentiality of those records.
  • Demonstrates clear and effective communication with the Board, administrators, faculty, staff, students, parents and the public in general.
  • Adheres to Board policy and regulations.
  • Serves as a positive liaison between the school and community (e.g. public relations).
  • Supports student activities (e.g. promotes school spirit through attendance at events).
  • Demonstrates ability to get results through teamwork.
  • Demonstrates promptness in arrival at school, meetings and events.
  • Participates in the writing of personal goals and objectives which demonstrate the ability to grow and develop professionally.
  • Sets a positive example for students by showing good judgment in personal grooming, dress and demeanor.
  • Coordinates and is responsible for all state and district mandated testing for the high school, including AP exams.
  • Serves as the site assessment coordinator.
  • Responsible for creating Four Year Academic (ICAP) Plans for all incoming Freshmen.
  • Responsible for the creation of school schedule for upcoming year.
  • Responsible for creating students schedules for the new year.
  • Oversight of Career Center.

Application Procedure – apply online at www.plattecanyonschools.org

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
Platte Canyon School District
Public Notice
Nondiscrimination/Equal Opportunity
In compliance with Titles VI & VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act and Colorado law,The Platte Canyon School District 1 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.

The following person have been designated to handle inquiries regarding civil rights discrimination:  Kay Genschorck, PCSD1 Compliance Coordinator, PCSD1 Title IX Coordinator, kgenschorck@pcsdk12.org

572433 US Highway 285, PO Box 1069, Bailey CO 80421, 303-838-7666, x1019.  You may also contact the US Department of Education Office for Civil Rights, Region VII, Federal Office Building, 1244 North Speer Blvd., Suite #310, Denver CO 80204.

PCSD1 offers Career and Technical Education which includes ACE (Alternative Cooperative Education) which prepares young adults to be occupationally effective, socially responsible, and functionally independent. The ACE program is available to all interested students.

 

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2nd Grade Teacher (58-85k Salary)

Posted by | July 13, 2022 |

Rocky Mountain Prep is looking for a Second Grade Lead Teacher at our Creekside Campus!

Salary Update
For the 2022-2023 school year, Rocky Mountain Prep has increased its salary for Lead Teachers.
This is a full-time, benefits-eligible position with a salary range of $58,000 – $85,000. Salary is dependent on the number of years you’ve been teaching. Years count as full years spent Lead Teaching in American public K-12 schools and public Pre-K programs.
Who We Seek
If you are someone who is mission-driven, humble in your reflections about your practice, smart in the ways you approach data, and results-oriented, we’d love to see you apply.
During the 2022-2023 school year, RMP is driving after five big goals:
  1. Kindergarten through 2nd-grade students will grow, on average, 1.25 years in math and reading. Pre-K students will grow on average 1 year.
  2. 50% of 3rd to 5th grade students will read a million words.
  3. 3rd grade through 5th grade students taking CMAS will score an average of 45 % on track for the next grade level with 10% scoring exceeds expectations.
  4. At least 90% of students who start at RMP, stay at RMP.
  5. Teacher retention will be at least 85%.
Each member of the organization plays a part in achieving these goals. School-based staff members will work towards 2 or 3 metrics that are aligned to both their individual roles AND the Big 5.
As a Lead Teacher, you will be held accountable for some of these goals. Learn more about how you’ll drive these goals in the list below.
Role Mission
To ensure all students and schools meet our Big 5 goals, RMP teachers role model a culture of Rigor and Love by using data-driven methods to promote student learning and develop meaningful relationships in the classroom. Through teamwork, collaboration, and feedback, teachers at RMP provide students with a culturally competent classroom setting that leads to more than a year’s worth of growth while maintaining an average daily attendance of 96% and driving student retention each school year. RMP provides teachers with an effective curriculum, which they’re able to implement with the unique tools they’ve gained throughout their careers.

In this role, you will:

  • Use our high-quality curriculum and data systems to drive outstanding scholar growth and proficiency while proactively collecting data on student performance
  • Consistently collect, enter, and analyze academic data to provide targeted instruction and interventions that promote a culture of learning
  • Build a strong classroom culture where scholars can learn, grow and thrive through predictable routines, structures, proactive and restorative practices
  • Cultivate a strong, healthy working environment for co-workers that is focused on kids-first
  • Work collaboratively and communicate regularly with teammates, parents, and administrators
  • Regularly attend professional development sessions meant to provide direct feedback and coaching to help grow you in your instructional practice
  • Thoroughly plan, prep, and internalize lessons in order to maximize class time and student learning
  • Model our PEAK values of Perseverance, Excellence, Adventure, and Kindness
  • Demonstrate a hungry, humble, smart, and results-oriented mindset and a “by any means necessary” spirit when it comes to driving our big five goals
  • Assist with arrival and dismissal duties, and other school community tasks
  • Work and collaborate with Special Education teachers and other school support staff to ensure all students are receiving grade-level appropriate content and academic support

In this role, you will help drive 3 goals:

  • Please review this chart, find your desired grade level, and review the goals.

Qualifications:

Required

  • Bachelor’s and/or master’s degree (any subject)
  • Completion of CDE READ Act training and/or CDE Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CLD) 45 contact hours
  • Pass a background check
  • Demonstrate eligibility to work in the United States
Must possess one or more of the following:
  • Current Colorado teaching license with elementary education endorsement
  • Passing scores on the elementary PRAXIS test
  • An official transcript demonstrating a degree (graduate or undergraduate) in elementary education

Preferred

  •  Minimum two years of lead teaching experience.  (We define lead teachers as the primary teacher in the classroom who was responsible for all academic content.)
  • Experience with progress monitoring, data collection, and analysis

Salary

  • This is a full-time, benefits-eligible position with a salary range of $52,000 – $85,000. Salary is dependent on the number of years you’ve been teaching. Years count as full years spent Lead Teaching in American public K-12 schools and public Pre-K programs.
  • Teachers will have the option to apply for additional leadership roles if they wish.  These leadership roles come with stipends ranging from $1,000 – $3,000.
  • Teachers are also eligible for performance base pay, $1,000 per metric if they meet the data metrics (goals) for their role

Benefits

  • Health Insurance (medical, dental, vision)
  • Disability Insurance (RMP covers short-term disability coverage at no cost to the employee. Staff members can also select optional long-term coverage.)
  • Life Insurance (optional up to $100k – additional options through PERA)
  • Retirement (PERA 401k – RMP does not match contributions at this time)
  • Paid-Time-Off (Personal/Sick leave)
Want more information?
Please review our Rocky Mountain Prep Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about our program!
Demonstrate eligibility to work in the United States
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.   Rocky Mountain Prep does not sponsor visas at this time.
RMP is an equal opportunity employer. We seek applicants of diverse backgrounds and hire without regard to color, gender, religion, national origin, citizenship, disability, age, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.
We appreciate your interest in Rocky Mountain Prep and look forward to getting to know you!
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Elementary School Substitute Teacher (Southwest Campus 58k starting salary)

Posted by | July 13, 2022 |

Salary Update

For the 2022-2023 school year, Rocky Mountain Prep has increased its salary for Lead Teachers.
This is a full-time, benefits-eligible position with a salary range of $58,000 – $85,000. Salary is dependent on the number of years you’ve been teaching. Years count as full years spent Lead Teaching in American public K-12 schools and public Pre-K programs.

Who We Seek

If you are someone who is mission-driven, humble in your reflections about your practice, smart in the ways you approach data, and results-oriented, we’d love to see you apply.
During the 2022-2023 school year, RMP is driving after five big goals:
  1. Kindergarten through 2nd-grade students will grow, on average, 1.25 years in math and reading. Pre-K students will grow on average 1 year.
  2. 50% of 3rd to 5th grade students will read a million words.
  3. 3rd grade through 5th grade students taking CMAS will score an average of 45 % on track for the next grade level with 10% scoring exceeds expectations.
  4. At least 90% of students who start at RMP, stay at RMP.
  5. Teacher retention will be at least 85%.
Each member of the organization plays a part in achieving these goals. School-based staff members will work towards 2 or 3 metrics that are aligned to both their individual roles AND the Big 5.
As a Substitute Teacher, you will be held accountable for some of these goals. Learn more about how you’ll drive these goals in the list below.

Role Mission

To ensure all students and schools meet our Big 5 goals, RMP teachers role model a culture of Rigor and Love by using data-driven methods to promote student learning and develop meaningful relationships in the classroom. Through teamwork, collaboration, and feedback, teachers at RMP provide students with a culturally competent classroom setting that leads to more than a year’s worth of growth while maintaining an average daily attendance of 96% and driving student retention each school year. RMP provides teachers with an effective curriculum, which they’re able to implement with the unique tools they’ve gained throughout their careers.

In this role, you will:

  • Build relationships with students and staff within the school community
  • Substitute teach in classrooms to cover planned and unplanned absences
  • Support Classrooms on days with no planned absences
  • Use our high-quality curriculum and data systems to drive outstanding scholar growth and proficiency while proactively collecting data on student performance
  • Consistently collect, enter, and analyze academic data to provide targeted instruction and interventions that promote a culture of learning
  • Build a strong classroom culture where scholars can learn, grow and thrive through predictable routines, structures, proactive and restorative practices
  • Cultivate a strong, healthy working environment for co-workers that is focused on kids-first
  • Work collaboratively and communicate regularly with teammates, parents, and administrators
  • Regularly attend professional development sessions meant to provide direct feedback and coaching to help grow you in your instructional practice
  • Thoroughly plan, prep, and internalize lessons in order to maximize class time and student learning
  • Model our PEAK values of Perseverance, Excellence, Adventure, and Kindness
  • Demonstrate a hungry, humble, smart, and results-oriented mindset and a “by any means necessary” spirit when it comes to driving our big five goals
  • Assist with arrival and dismissal duties, and other school community tasks
  • Work and collaborate with Special Education teachers and other school support staff to ensure all students are receiving grade-level appropriate content and academic support

In this role, you will help drive 3 goals:

  • Please review this chart, find your desired grade level, and review the goals.

Qualifications:

Required

  • Bachelor’s and/or master’s degree (any subject)
  • Completion of CDE READ Act training and/or CDE Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CLD) 45 contact hours
  • Pass a background check
  • Demonstrate eligibility to work in the United States
Must possess one or more of the following:
  • Current Colorado teaching license with elementary education endorsement
  • Passing scores on the elementary PRAXIS test
  • An official transcript demonstrating a degree (graduate or undergraduate) in elementary education

Preferred

  •  Minimum two years of lead teaching experience.  (We define lead teachers as the primary teacher in the classroom who was responsible for all academic content.)
  • Experience with progress monitoring, data collection, and analysis

Salary

  • This is a full-time, benefits-eligible position with a salary range of $58,000 – $85,000. Salary is dependent on the number of years you’ve been teaching. Years count as full years spent Lead Teaching in American public K-12 schools and public Pre-K programs.
  • Teachers will have the option to apply for additional leadership roles if they wish.  These leadership roles come with stipends ranging from $1,000 – $3,000.
  • Teachers are also eligible for performance base pay, $1,000 per metric if they meet the data metrics (goals) for their role

Benefits

  • Health Insurance (medical, dental, vision)
  • Disability Insurance (RMP covers short-term disability coverage at no cost to the employee. Staff members can also select optional long-term coverage.)
  • Life Insurance (optional up to $100k – additional options through PERA)
  • Retirement (PERA 401k – RMP does not match contributions at this time)
  • Paid-Time-Off (Personal/Sick leave)

Want more information?

1. Please review our Rocky Mountain Prep Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about our program!
Demonstrate eligibility to work in the United States
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.   Rocky Mountain Prep does not sponsor visas at this time.
RMP is an equal opportunity employer. We seek applicants of diverse backgrounds and hire without regard to color, gender, religion, national origin, citizenship, disability, age, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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Special Education Compliance Manager

Posted by | July 13, 2022 |

Who We Seek

If you are someone who is mission-driven, humble in your reflections about your practice, smart in the ways you approach data, and results-oriented, we’d love to see you apply.
During the 2022-2023 school year, RMP is driving after five big goals:
  1. Kindergarten through 2nd-grade students will grow, on average, 1.25 years in math and reading. Pre-K students will grow on average 1 year.
  2. 50% of 3rd to 5th-grade students will read a million words.
  3. 3rd grade through 5th-grade students taking CMAS will score an average of 45 % on track for the next grade level with 10% scoring exceeds expectations.
  4. At least 90% of students who start at RMP, stay at RMP.
  5. Teacher retention will be at least 85%.
Each member of the organization plays a part in achieving these goals. School-based staff members will work towards 2 or 3 metrics that are aligned to both their individual roles AND the Big 5. As a Special Education Teacher, you will be held accountable for some of these goals. Learn more about how you’ll drive these goals in the list below.

Role Mission

Special Education Teachers at Rocky Mountain Prep work to identify the needs of each scholar, maintain a productive learning environment and work collaboratively to support each individual scholar to meet their full potential. This position will span multiple campuses and require partnership with both APS and DPS special education programming departments. As the special education compliance manager you have a deep understanding of Individualized Educational Plans (IEPs), Functional Behavioral Assessments (FBAs), and Behavioral Intervention Plans (BIPs) You are well versed in the use of data and CDE guidance to develop highly effective educational plans.  You will work closely with the Managing Director of MTSS/Intervention and Special Education to ensure authentic compliance with Special Education documentation and programming. The Special Education Compliance Manager will perform these and other duties as required.

Location

This position is a hybrid with opportunities to work remotely when appropriate. On-site work and travel to school campuses will be required on occasion.

In this role, you will:

  • Partner with DPS and APS Special Education Instructional Specialist (SEIS) Manage December count for all network schools
  • Continuously Audit Enrich to ensure IEP compliance
  • Documents, signatures, and meetings  are up to date and accurate
  • Review IEP–PLAAFP, Student Needs and Impact of Disability, Accommodations, Modifications, Service Delivery Statement, and alignment to Quality Rubric.
  • Support schools in reviewing new student IEPsReviews FBAs and BIPs to ensure alignment to data, student needs, and behaviors
  • Develop and manage a calendar/tracking system for IEPsParticipate in Special Education department meetings as necessary
  • Monitor re-evaluations, special evolutions, and amendments
  • Provides guidance to the Assessment Team regarding alternative assessments, accommodations, and submission of documentation for state testing
  • Oversees special education eligibility and re-evaluation processes
  • Ensures procedural safeguards are metSubmits records and reports and assignments promptly and effectively
  • Ensures school teams maintain and uphold network and authorizer policies and procedures
  • Perform other duties, as required.

In this role, you will help drive 3 goals:

  • Please review this chart, find your desired grade level, and review the goals.

Qualifications:

Required

  • Bachelor’s and/or master’s degree (any subject)
  • An official transcript demonstrating a degree (graduate or undergraduate)
  • 5 years of experience as a Special Education Teacher in a public school setting
  • Completion of CDE READ Act training and/or CDE Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CLD) 45 contact hours
  • Current Colorado teaching license with a special education generalist (5-21) and/or special education specialist (5-21) endorsement(s)
  • Special Education teachers must be certified in Colorado.  If your license is from another state, you will need to have the transfer complete before the first day of work.
  • Pass a background check
  • Demonstrate eligibility to work in the United States

Preferred

  • Minimum 3 years of  special education leadership– grade level chair, coordinator of a team of special education teachers, or manager of multiple teacher caseloads within a school
  • History of working with special needs populations in DPS and/or APS
  • History of case management
  • Experience with special education centers; Multi Intensive Centers and/or Autism Centers

Salary

  • This is a full-time, benefits-eligible position with a salary range of $66,000 – $85,000. Salary is dependent on the number of years you’ve been teaching. Years count as full years spent Lead Teaching in American public K-12 schools and public Pre-K programs.
  • Teachers are also eligible for performance base pay, $1,000 per metric if they meet the data metrics (goals) for their role

Benefits

  • Health Insurance (medical, dental, vision)
  • Disability Insurance (RMP covers short-term disability coverage at no cost to the employee. Staff members can also select optional long-term coverage.)
  • Life Insurance (optional up to $100k – additional options through PERA)
  • Retirement (PERA 401k – RMP does not match contributions at this time)
  • Paid-Time-Off (Personal/Sick leave
Want more information?
1. Please review our Rocky Mountain Prep Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about our program!
Demonstrate eligibility to work in the United States
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.   Rocky Mountain Prep does not sponsor visas at this time.
RMP is an equal opportunity employer. We seek applicants of diverse backgrounds and hire without regard to color, gender, religion, national origin, citizenship, disability, age, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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Instructional Coach

Posted by | July 12, 2022 |

Are you looking for a position where you can build your leadership skills while supporting other educators? Are you wanting to explore a path that leads to education administration and school leadership?  Do you enjoy working in an environment that values relationships and providing supports to help all students grow and achieve? This position is for you! Please apply to our lovely little school of 192 students and 17 certified staff at South Valley Middle School to be our next Instructional Coach.

INSTRUCTIONAL COACH for South Valley Middle School in Platteville, CO

Qualifications:

  1. Colorado Teaching License.
  2. Minimum of three years of successful teaching experience at elementary, middle school, or high school levels.
  3. Demonstrated knowledge of and experience implementing:
    •  Standards and assessments.
    •  Curriculum and research based instructional practices.
    •  Data driven decision making.
  1. Knowledge of and experience working with adult learners, including effective communication, collaboration, and interpersonal skills.

Goals of Position:

  1. To provide job embedded professional learning to enhance classroom instructional practices and raise the level of student learning and achievement.

Responsibilities:

Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment: With guidance and assistance from the building principal assists other staff members to:

  1. Utilize district approved curricula, assessments, programs, practices, and materials aligned with Colorado Academic Standards.
  2. Apply research-based best practices and instructional strategies to support student learning.
  3. Review, implement, and monitor course curriculum map, that includes the scope and sequence.
  4. Create an environment that promotes instruction and learning.

Instructional Coaching: The Instructional Coach assists staff to grow professionally in a non-evaluative relationship with the goal of learning together to improve instruction and student achievement.

  1. Provide coaching assistance through co-teaching, modeling, and peer observations.
  2. Observe instruction regularly by creating and following a classroom observation schedule.
  3. Provide specific feedback in a timely manner that is addressing the needs of the individual educator.
  4. Assist the building principal with the planning and delivery of building-level professional development related to the school’s improvement plan.

Professional Responsibilities: The Instructional Coach exhibits a commitment to education as a profession, the district and school’s vision, mission, goals and values.

  1. Demonstrate ethical behavior.
  2. Adheres to, and follows Board policies.
  3. Participate in professional growth opportunities and encourages others to do likewise.
  4. Demonstrate effective interpersonal relationships with students, peers, administrators, parents, and community members.
  5. Fulfill professional responsibilities outside of the classroom setting (i.e. act as school assessment coordinator, serves on district-level committees, assists with the District Induction Program, etc…)

Data Analysis:

  • Gather and provide staff with data relevant to common, benchmark, and state assessments.
  • Assist staff with analysis and interpretation of data in order to design effective instruction, monitor student achievement, and utilize interventions.
  • Schedule and facilitate data meetings by creating necessary documentation such as agendas, minutes, tracking sheets, etc.
  • Facilitate data feedback and reflection meetings by focusing on mastery of standards and instructional practices.

Salary:
https://www.wcsdre1.org/Downloads/GCBAGCBBE2%20Licensed%20Staff%20Salary%20schedule.pdf 

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Math Interventionist

Posted by | July 12, 2022 |

Salary Update

For the 2022-2023 school year, Rocky Mountain Prep has increased its salary for Lead Teachers.
This is a full-time, benefits-eligible position with a salary range of $61,000 – $85,000. Salary is dependent on the number of years you’ve been teaching. Years count as full years spent Lead Teaching in American public K-12 schools and public Pre-K programs.

Who We Seek

If you are someone who is mission-driven, humble in your reflections about your practice, smart in the ways you approach data, and results-oriented, we’d love to see you apply.
During the 2022-2023 school year, RMP is driving after five big goals:
  1. Kindergarten through 2nd-grade students will grow, on average, 1.25 years in math and reading. Pre-K students will grow on average 1 year.
  2. 50% of 3rd to 5th grade students will read a million words.
  3. 3rd grade through 5th grade students taking CMAS will score an average of 45 % on track for the next grade level with 10% scoring exceeds expectations.
  4. At least 90% of students who start at RMP, stay at RMP.
  5. Teacher retention will be at least 85%.
Each member of the organization plays a part in achieving these goals. School-based staff members will work towards 2 or 3 metrics that are aligned to both their individual roles AND the Big 5. These metrics vary by position and are subject to change. As a Math Interventionist, you will be held accountable for some of these goals. Learn more about how you’ll drive these goals in the list below.

About the Role 

Interventionists should be prepared to work with students in grades K-5 who require additional support to meet their academic, social, and emotional needs and achieve grade-level proficiency. They will primarily focus on math intervention and may provide science intervention and extension if needed.

In this role, you will…

  • Teach daily Tier II and Tier III math interventions in individual and small group settings, providing instruction based on scholar needs using the Bridges Math Intervention curriculum
  • Progress monitor student data, document progress, and enter data into a centralized data management system
  • Analyze scholar data and use it to set individual goals, create intervention groups and instructional plans, and adjust instruction Collaborate with general education teachers, special education teachers, service providers, school leaders, students, and families to meet the academic, social, and emotional needs of each learner
  • Participate in MTSS and GT meetings for students requiring additional support
  • Provide services for students who are designated as gifted in mathematics 1x/week after school during our staff professional development block
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

Required

  • 3 years of full-time K-5 lead teaching experience that involves math instruction (ex. homeroom teacher, literacy teacher, interventionist, or special education teacher)
  • Demonstrated understanding of what proficiency and rigor in the Common Core State Standards at each grade-level looks like, how the standards are vertically aligned, and how standards will be assessed on Colorado state tests
  • During the application process, you will need to provide student data demonstrating that you have led students to 1.5 years of math growth in a single school year, high levels of mastery on state tests or standards-based assessments such as STAR or CMAS, and/or helped 90% or more of students on your special education caseload master math IEP goals
  • Be able to provide an official transcript demonstrating graduation from an undergraduate institution
  • Provide evidence of passing the Praxis 5001 exam or CO teaching license
  • Pass a background check & demonstrate eligibility to work in the United States

Preferred

  • Experience implementing a math intervention program with fidelity (e.g. Bridges Intervention)Experience implementing a math curriculum or program with a strong conceptual basis and student-driven approach, such as Bridges, TERC Investigations, Cognitively Guided Instruction, etc.
  • An advanced degree in mathematics education
  • Experience with tiered instruction as a dedicated math interventionist in an elementary school
  • Special Education endorsement and/or CLDE endorsement on an active CO teaching license
  • Completion of CDE Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CLD) 45 contact hours
  • Experience working with linguistically and culturally diverse students and familiesBilingual English & Spanish or English & Arabic

Salary

      • The is a full-time, benefits-eligible position with a salary range of $52,000 – $85,000, depending on experience.

Benefits

    • Health Insurance (medical, dental, vision)
    • Disability Insurance (RMP covers short-term disability coverage at no cost to the employee. Staff members can also select optional long-term coverage.)
    • Life Insurance (optional up to $100k – additional options through PERA)
    • Retirement (PERA 401k – RMP does not match contributions at this time)
    • Paid-Time-Off (Personal/Sick leave)
    • $500 wellness benefit
We would like to move quickly in hiring for this position so we strongly encourage you to apply soon if you are interested.

Want more information?

1. Please review our Rocky Mountain Prep Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about our program!

Eligibility to work in the United States

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.   Rocky Mountain Prep does not sponsor visas at this time.
RMP is an equal opportunity employer. We seek applicants of diverse backgrounds and hire without regard to color, gender, religion, national origin, citizenship, disability, age, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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Literacy Interventionist

Posted by | July 12, 2022 |

Salary Update

For the 2022-2023 school year, Rocky Mountain Prep has increased its salary for Lead Teachers.
This is a full-time, benefits-eligible position with a salary range of $61,000 – $85,000. Salary is dependent on the number of years you’ve been teaching. Years count as full years spent Lead Teaching in American public K-12 schools and public Pre-K programs.

Who We Seek

If you are someone who is mission-driven, humble in your reflections about your practice, smart in the ways you approach data, and results-oriented, we’d love to see you apply.
During the 2022-2023 school year, RMP is driving after five big goals:
1. Kindergarten through 2nd-grade students will grow, on average, 1.25 years in math and reading. Pre-K students will grow on average 1 year.
2. 50% of 3rd to 5th grade students will read a million words.
3. 3rd grade through 5th grade students taking CMAS will score an average of 45 % on track for the next grade level with 10% scoring exceeds expectations.
4. At least 90% of students who start at RMP, stay at RMP.
5. Teacher retention will be at least 85%.
Each member of the organization plays a part in achieving these goals. School-based staff members will work towards 2 or 3 metrics that are aligned to both their individual roles AND the Big 5. These metrics vary by position and are subject to change. As a Behavioral Interventionist, you will be held accountable for two of these goals. Learn more about how you’ll drive these goals in the list below.

About the Role 

Interventionists should be prepared to work with students in grades K-5 who require additional support to meet their academic, social, and emotional needs and achieve grade-level proficiency. They will primarily focus on literacy intervention but may provide mathematics intervention if needed.

In this role, you will…

  • Teach daily literacy interventions in individual and small group settings, providing instruction based on scholar needs using the Wilson Reading system
  • Progress monitor student data, document progress, and enter data into a centralized data management system
  • Analyze scholar data and use it to set individual goals, create intervention groups and instructional plans, and adjust instruction Collaborate with general education teachers, special education teachers, service providers, school leaders, students, and families to meet the academic, social, and emotional needs of each learner
  • Lead Student Care Plan meetings for students requiring additional support
  • There may be a requirement to work with students before or after regular school hours in this role. Total work hours will be adjusted accordingly.
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

Required

  • 3 years of full-time K-5 lead teaching experience that involves literacy instruction (ex. homeroom teacher, literacy teacher, interventionist, or special education teacher)
  • During the application process, you will need to provide student data demonstrating that you have led students to 1.5 years of reading growth in a single school year and/or high levels of mastery on state tests or standards-based assessments
  • Be able to provide an official transcript demonstrating graduation from an undergraduate institution
  • Provide evidence of passing the Praxis 5001 exam or CO teaching license
  • Pass a background check & demonstrate eligibility to work in the United States

Preferred

  • Experience implementing a literacy intervention program with fidelity (e.g. Wilson Reading system)
  • Specialized training in research-based literacy intervention (e.g. Orton-Gillingham)
  • Experience with tiered instruction as a dedicated literacy interventionist in an elementary school
  • Reading specialist endorsement, Special Education endorsement, and/or CLDE endorsement on an active CO teaching license
  • Completion of CDE READ Act training and/or CDE Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CLD) 45 contact hours
  • Experience working with linguistically and culturally diverse students and familiesBilingual English & Spanish or English & Arabic

Salary

The is a full-time, benefits-eligible position with a salary range of $61,000 – $85,000, depending on experience.

Benefits

  • Health Insurance (medical, dental, vision)
  • Disability Insurance (RMP covers short-term disability coverage at no cost to the employee. Staff members can also select optional long-term coverage.)
  • Life Insurance (optional up to $100k – additional options through PERA)
  • Retirement (PERA 401k – RMP does notmatch contributions at this time)
  • Paid-Time-Off (Personal/Sick leave)

Want more information?

1. Please review our Rocky Mountain Prep Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about our program!

Eligibility to work in the United States

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.   Rocky Mountain Prep does not sponsor visas at this time.
RMP is an equal opportunity employer. We seek applicants of diverse backgrounds and hire without regard to color, gender, religion, national origin, citizenship, disability, age, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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Teacher on Special Assignment – Curriculum Coordinator

Posted by | July 12, 2022 |

Category: District 
Date Posted: 07/05/2022
Location: Moffat County School District 
Date of Availability: August 2022

Teacher on Special Assignment (TOSA) Curriculum Coordinator

Summary:  Under the direction of the Superintendent is responsible for the coordination of the district curriculum and the coordination of staff development.

Salary Schedule:   Certified salary schedule with additional 23 day stipend (Aug. 1 – June 15).  Starting $41,350 depending on education and experience.

Education and/or Experience:  Master’s degree (M.A.) or equivalent; or four to ten years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Certificate, Licenses/Registrations:  Colorado Teaching or Administrator License

ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES:   Other duties may be assigned.

1. Reports regularly to the Superintendent and provides him/her with oral reports and / or written summaries regarding the status of curriculum and instruction.
2. Chairs and assists the Superintendent in a systemic review and comprehensive assessment of curriculum and instructional programs.
3. Assists in the development of Common / Formative Assessments that align with curriculum adoption, revision and updates.
4. Works with the individual curriculum committees to assist them in the development, implementation, evaluation and revision of PK – 12 curriculum.
5. Coordinates compliance with federal, state, and CDE content standards and legislated mandates.
6. Assists the Executive Director of Finance in the development of budgets for curriculum development and  evaluation, curricular resource purchases and staff training.
7. Works individually and collectively with staff to ensure that they are properly trained and know how to use district curriculum resources
8. Provides oversight of special projects as they relate to curricula and instruction.
9. Works with principals and teacher committees in organizing and coordinating grade level, departmental and collaboration meetings.
10. Provides staff leadership to ensure understanding of and promote the educational objectives of the district, and plans and administers relative district programs.
11. Directs creation of and edits for publication all curriculum guides and materials.
12. Has Knowledge in the READ Act and Literacy Program.
13. Serves as instructional leader, setting the tone and culture of the instructional staff.
14. Displays a high level of understanding of the conditions that promote quality teaching and learning, and articulates an informed and cohesive philosophy of learning and teaching.
15. Understands and clearly articulates the links between curriculum, assessment and pedagogy and demonstrates skills to promote, identify and evaluate the quality of school practice.
16. Encourages, develops and supports collaborative groups; actively participates in and contributes to teaching and learning teams in and between schools.
17. Implements high leverage strategies that align curriculum, teaching and learning, assessments and reporting.
18. Understands how best to develop systems to support students learning, development and behavior.
19. Demonstrates knowledge of and provides direction and support for the accomplishment of instructional, curricular, and program requirements.

Supervisory Responsibilities:  None

Benefits include: PERA retirement, health insurance, paid time off, short and long term disability, other optional benefit elections.

Additional information: *Salary/pay rate is determined based on qualifications and experience relevant to the job description requirements. Full pay range may be found on the appropriate salary schedule. Salary schedule link below.  Employees hired new into a position are rarely qualified to receive the maximum of the pay range shown on the salary schedule.
MCSDSalarySchedule

Language Skills:  Ability to read and analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of administrators, staff and the general public.

Mathematical Skills:  Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.  Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Reasoning Ability:  Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Other Skills and Abilities:  Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory to instructional programs; ability to plan and implement lessons based on division and school objectives and the needs and abilities of students to whom assigned.  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, peers, parents and community; ability to speak clear and concisely in written or oral communication.

Physical Demands:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to run; stoop and kneel.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50lbs.  The employee must occasionally push items of 75lbs. or more, such as pushing children on a bike or moving/rearranging furniture.  Specific vision abilities required by this include close vision, distance vision, and depth perception.

Work Environment:  The work environment characteristics described below are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 
The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet and is a standard acceptable level for this environment.  Is directly responsible for student safety, work output and wellbeing.

Application Process:  Moffat County School District uses the applicant tracking system from Frontline Education to manage employment applications online.  Apply online at www.moffatsd.org

 In compliance with Title VI & VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, and Colorado law, Moffat County School District RE-1 does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, age, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability or need for special education services in admissions, access to, treatment, or employment in educational programs or activities which it operates. English speaking ability will not be a barrier to participation and admission to District programs. Complaint procedures have been established for students, parents, employees or need for special education services. The following person(s) have been identified as the compliance officer for the District.  Compliance Officer for Title IX – Jill Hafey, Superintendent, Renae Ogden, Executive Director of School Support and Personnel, 600 Texas Ave, Craig, CO  81625, 826-4249.

En cumplimiento del Título VI y VII del Acto de Derechos Civiles de 1964, Título IX de la Enmienda de Educación de 1972; Sección 504 del Acto de la Rehabilitación de 1973, la Discriminación de Edad en Acto del Empleo de 1967, el Acto de los Americanos con Discapacidades, el Acto de no Discriminación de Información Genética de 2008 y la ley de Colorado, Condado de Moffat Distrito Escolar RE-1 no discrimina ilegalmente en base a raza, color, sexo, religión, origen nacional, ascendencia, credo, edad, estado civil, orientación sexual, información genética, discapacidad o necesidad de servicios de educación especial en la admisión, acceso, tratamiento o empleo en programas educativos o actividades que opera. Capacidad de hablar ingles no será un obstáculo para la participación y admisión a programas del Distrito. Se han establecido procedimientos de queja para los estudiantes, padres, empleados o necesidad de servicios de educación especial. La(s) siguiente(s) persona(s) han sido identificadas como el oficial de cumplimiento para el Distrito. Renae Ogden, Condado de Moffat Distrito Escolar RE-1, 600 Texas Ave, Craig Co 81625, 970-826-6270, renae.ogden@moffatsd.org

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Elementary Principal

Posted by | July 12, 2022 |

Category: Administration/Elementary Principal 
Date Posted: 07/8/2022
Location: Sunset Elementary
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Starting Salary:  Step 1 K-5 Principal of Administrators Salary Schedule, dependent upon experience.

Moffat County School District is seeking an Elementary Principal for Sunset Elementary school in Moffat County.  Sunset Elementary is one of three elementary schools in the district, houses an average of 315 students with an average of 43 staff members in the building.

As the Principal and an instructional leader this person will work in a supportive position with the teachers and support staff to increase student achievement in a safe, pleasant and effective educational environment while following the Strategic Plan and guidelines set by the Moffat County School District Board of Education . Along with student achievement the principal will support professional staff development, sustain a positive school culture, and maintain positive and productive relations with parents and the community. 

Required Qualifications:

  • Currently hold a valid Colorado Principal License or be eligible to obtain a valid Colorado Principal License prior to beginning of employment contract
  • MCSD Application and Materials:  Your application will be considered when all required materials have been received.  MCSD application requirements include, copy of current licenses/certifications, current resume, three current (within one year) letters of

The successful candidate must demonstrate a strong commitment to academic excellence and personal growth of every student.  This person will have proven success and understanding in the following areas:

  • Productive classroom management and instructional practices.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Student data analysis and utilization of that data to improve student growth and success.
  • Development and implementation of curriculum that supports students of all levels academically and socially.
  • Promotion of positive student behavior programs and effective implementation of student disciplinary actions.
  • Effective budget creation and management.
  • Supervision and performance evaluation of certified and classified staff.
  • Interviewing, hiring, and training of staff.
  • Promotion and coordination of staff development and professional growth.

Benefits include: PERA retirement, health insurance, paid time off, short and long term disability, other optional benefit elections.

Additional information: *Salary/pay rate is determined based on qualifications and experience relevant to the job description requirements. Full pay range may be found on the appropriate salary schedule. Salary schedule link below.  Employees hired new into a position are rarely qualified to receive maximum of the pay range shown on the salary schedule.
MCSDSalarySchedule

Qualification Requirements:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Language Skills:  Ability to read and analyze and interpret general business periodicals professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of administrators, staff and the general public.

Mathematical Skills:  Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.  Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Reasoning Ability:  Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Other Skills and Abilities:  Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory to instructional program; ability to plan and implements lessons based on division and school objectives and the needs and abilities of students to whom assigned.  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, peers, parents and community; ability to speak clear and concisely in written or oral communication.

Physical Demands:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to run; stoop and kneel.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50lbs.  The employee must occasionally push items of 75lbs. or more, moving/rearranging furniture.  Specific vision abilities required by this include close vision, distance vision, and depth perception.

Work Environment:  The work environment characteristics described below here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate and is a standard acceptable level for this environment.  Is directly responsible for student safety, work output and wellbeing.

Moffat County School District uses the applicant tracking system from Frontline Education to manage employment applications online.  www.moffatsd.org

In compliance with Title VI & VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, and Colorado law, Moffat County School District RE-1 does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, age, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability or need for special education services in admissions, access to, treatment, or employment in educational programs or activities which it operates. English speaking ability will not be a barrier to participation and admission to District programs. Complaint procedures have been established for students, parents, employees or need for special education services. The following person(s) have been identified as the compliance officer for the District.  Compliance Officer for Title IX – Jill Hafey Superintendent, Renae Ogden, Executive Director of School Support and Personnel, 600 Texas Ave, Craig, CO  81625, 826-4249.

En cumplimiento del Título VI y VII del Acto de Derechos Civiles de 1964, Título IX de la Enmienda de Educación de 1972; Sección 504 del Acto de la Rehabilitación de 1973, la Discriminación de Edad en Acto del Empleo de 1967, el Acto de los Americanos con Discapacidades, el Acto de no Discriminación de Información Genética de 2008 y la ley de Colorado, Condado de Moffat Distrito Escolar RE-1 no discrimina ilegalmente en base a raza, color, sexo, religión, origen nacional, ascendencia, credo, edad, estado civil, orientación sexual, información genética, discapacidad o necesidad de servicios de educación especial en la admisión, acceso, tratamiento o empleo en programas educativos o actividades que opera. Capacidad de hablar ingles no será un obstáculo para la participación y admisión a programas del Distrito. Se han establecido procedimientos de queja para los estudiantes, padres, empleados o necesidad de servicios de educación especial. La(s) siguiente(s) persona(s) han sido identificadas como el oficial de cumplimiento para el Distrito. Renae Ogden, Condado de Moffat Distrito Escolar RE-1,600 Texas Ave, Craig Co 81625, 970-826-6270, renae.ogden@moffatsd.org.

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Classroom Teachers: grades K-6!

Posted by | July 11, 2022 |

Lake County is located two hours west of Denver in the heart of Colorado’s highest peaks at 10,200 feet. There are about 7,000 people in Lake County, and Leadville is the main city. Many adults commute to work in the service industry in nearby ski areas.  We have a strong history of mining, adventure recreation, and outdoor enthusiasm.

Lake County Elementary School consist of about 250 students from preschool – 2nd grade with four classroom teachers per grade.

Lake County Intermediate School consists of about 300 students in grades 3-6 with three classroom teachers per grade.

We are seeking elementary teachers for the 2022-2023 school year.

Salary Schedule link here.  $43,000 base payExcellent benefits, too!

Reports To: Building Principal – Lake County Intermediate School (LCIS) Grades Third – Sixth  OR Lake County Elementary Principal (LCES) Grades Kinder-Second.

Length of Assignment: Academic year (179 teacher contract days, 164 student contact days (majority of teaching days are on a 4 day work week beginning in August and ending in June).  Academic Calendar link is here.

Primary purpose: Contributing to our EL Education School as part of our CREW involves teaching a dynamic, comprehensive curriculum throughout the day. Relationships, student-led learning, safety, and data driven instruction are fundamental components to helping each student grow to their capacity. We believe in providing a high quality, equitable education for every student in all of our classrooms. At Lake County Intermediate School, we hold our students to high academic and behavioral expectations and empower them to become the leaders of their own learning. As educators we are continuously growing and learning and a culture of feedback is important to our work.

Duties of this job include, but are not limited to: 

  • Teaching a prescribed curriculum in: language arts (EL Education), mathematics (Eureka Math), phonics (HD Word), and social/emotional skills (Second Step)  
  • Backwards planning as a collaborative team while maintaining an intentional focus on the standards and student achievement
  • Designing and implementing science and social studies units
  • Developing strong relationships with each student to foster a sense of Crew based on mutual trust and respect
  • Adhering to the LCIS Common Content Expectations and Learning Environment Expectations
  • Developing lesson plans and instructional materials and providing individualized and small group instruction
  • Developing intervention groups based on data and adapting the curriculum to meet the needs of students
  • Evaluating students’ academic and social growth, keeping appropriate records, and preparing progress reports
  • Providing differentiated instruction based on linguistic, academic, and social-emotional needs and providing comprehensible instruction for all students
  • Communicating with parents through conferences, email, notes, and in-person to discuss students’ progress
  • Developing READ plans and contributing to IEP development, as needed
  • Collaborating with peers to identify and support the needs of the whole child 
  • Documenting learning through documentation panels and student portfolios
  • Supervising students in out-of-classroom activities during the school day
  • Administering interim assessments and standardized tests in accordance with testing programs (STAR, NWEA CMAS)
  • Maintaining professional competencies by participating in Professional Learning Communities (PLCs), Professional Development (PD), Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS), Staff Meetings, and other collaborative teams for the benefit of the school  

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s degree of related subject from accredited university
  2. Colorado Teaching License
  3. Demonstrated competency in the classroom
  4. Strong interpersonal skills and computer proficiency
  5. Experience with students who are Multilingual

Lake County School District is an equal opportunity employer

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Math Teacher

Posted by | July 8, 2022 |

Temple Grandin School is seeking a dynamic, compassionate educator to join our math/science team. Flexible FTE, .6-1.0. The ideal candidate will bring a love of mathematics and knowledge of current mathematics teaching best practices, patience, flexibility, sense of humor, and a deep connection to the mission of Temple Grandin School.

Our twice-exceptional students on the autism spectrum are engaged problem-solvers and capable mathematical thinkers who are keenly interested in real-world problems. They may have challenges with fluency and recall, and benefit from support to explain their thinking. We provide the training needed to successfully engage with these neurodiverse students. You bring your passion for mathematics content, and a willingness to contribute your fresh ideas to our dedicated, caring staff team.

Students & Classroom

• Grades 6-12

• 3-4 classes (MS math, integrated HS math – may be two sections, and Advanced topics)

• 4-8 students per class

• Behavioral support provided as needed by student support team

Curriculum & Teaching

• Content-area expertise required: Mathematics, pre-Algebra through pre-Calculus

• Content-area expertise preferred: special education, experience working with neurodiverse students; educational technology; engineering/robotics; coding

• Opportunity to contribute to math curriculum design and continued TGS program development

• 1:1 chromebook environment using Google for Education and additional digital tools

Work Environment & Team

• Strong academic team committed to collaboration and cross-disciplinary support

• Partnership and teaming with student support team

• Opportunity to participate in delivering TGS programs to help students grow socially as well as academically

• Interest and ability to engage with students at all times during the school day in order to take maximum advantage of teachable moments

Salary

$35-50K, depends on experience and FTE

Benefits: Contribution to employer-provided health insurance, paid time off, 401(k)

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ESL Multilingual Teacher – South Valley Middle School

Posted by | July 5, 2022 |

ELL teacher at South Valley Middle School in Platteville, Colorado.

This is a district that values relationships and maintains a small class size of 18:1. South Valley has 192 amazing students and 17 certified staff. ELL classes range from 4-8 students.

Qualifications:
1. Appropriately licensed in the State of Colorado as provided by law.
2. Licensed classroom teachers must be qualified for the area or grade level in which they perform, meeting Colorado Department of Education accreditation standards.Reports To: Principal or Assistant PrincipalGoals of Position:

  1. To instruct, direct, and supervise the instruction program in the classroom.
  2. Perform duties which maximize student learning and student welfare in a professionally sound, ethical, and effective manner.
  3. Perform teaching and supervisory activities with a professional service orientation toward students, parents, and community constituents.

Responsibilities:
I.  Effective Classroom Management – The licensed classroom teacher demonstrates, in his/her performance, a competent level of knowledge and skill in organizing the physical and human elements in the education setting.

  • Physical Environment – Creates a classroom environment that promotes instruction.
  • Planning – Plans for and makes effective use of time, materials, and resources.
  • Handling of Student Discipline – Establishes and communicates an effective system for classroom discipline.

II. Productive Teaching Techniques – The licensed teacher demonstrates in his or her performance, a competent level of knowledge and skill in designing and conducting an instructional experience.

  • Plans for Student Differences – Gathers diagnostic data and prescribes appropriate goals.
  • Teaching – Applies principles of teaching/learning to ensure student achievement.
  • Subject Matter – Displays a thorough knowledge of subject matter and the district curriculum.
  • Equity – Distributes response opportunities, feedback, and personal regard in an equitable manner to all students.

III. Interpersonal Responsibilities – Demonstrates ability to communicate and interact effectively with appropriate audiences applying good listening skills and correct English.

  • Students – Demonstrates effective interpersonal relationships with students.
  • Peers – Demonstrates effective interpersonal relationships with peers.
  • Parents/Community – Demonstrates effective interpersonal relationships with parents/community.
  • Administrators – Demonstrates effective interpersonal relationships with administrators.

IV.  Professional Responsibilities – The licensed classroom teacher exhibits in his or her performance evidence of commitment to education as a profession, to the total school program, to the school district, to his or her classroom, and to the students.

  • Ethical Behavior – abides by the laws of Colorado and the standards of ethical behavior for counselors and teachers, promotes a positive professional image of the District by action, communication and appearance.
  • Policies – adheres to District and building policies and regulations.
  • Professional Growth – participates in professional growth opportunities, participates in curriculum review, and develops professional growth activities.
  • Responsibilities Outside The Classroom – complies with school rules, policies, procedures, performs assigned duties and responsibilities as assigned, works for welfare of the school as a whole.

Must hold a valid Colorado Teaching License with appropriate endorsement.
Salary Schedule:  
https://www.wcsdre1.org/Downloads/GCBAGCBBE2%20Licensed%20Staff%20Salary%20schedule.pdf

Benefits: Medical Insurance, Dental and Vision, Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

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Controller

Posted by | July 5, 2022 |

Starting at $7,500 – $9,166.67 (monthly). Commensurate with experience.

ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW

The Colorado Charter School Institute (CSI) is a statewide charter school authorizer whose mission is to foster high-quality public-school choices offered through charter schools, particularly schools that are focused on closing the achievement gap for at-risk students. Governed by a board of nine members appointed by the Governor and Commissioner of Education, CSI currently serves a diverse portfolio of 42 schools across the state of Colorado serving over 20,000 students. CSI is uniquely positioned to serve and promote charter school innovation in communities throughout Colorado and to be a leader in improvements in authorizer practices. CSI aspires to continue growing the quality and quantity of its portfolio of schools in Colorado in response to the need for high quality, innovative charter school options. Our organization is at an extraordinary point of opportunity and is poised to make additional systemic changes that will yield improvements within the portfolio’s overall student achievement.

Visit our website to learn more

Please note: Applications will be reviewed as they are received. This position is non-classified and is not subject to appeal rights.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND ROLE-SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

Essential duties of this position include the following.  Employees in this position perform some or all of the following tasks.  Other duties may be assigned.

CSI Financial Management:

  • Ensure GAAP and GASB compliance for CSI accounting.
  • Lead the submission of all central quarterly and annual CSI activity financial reports to the Office of the State Controller and other state departments as necessary.
  • Supervise the maintenance and ensure the accuracy of all CSI funds including monthly reviews of activity and creating correcting journal entries.
  • Direct finance department in the year-end close process including communicating internal and state-driven deadlines to CSI staff and CSI schools, assigning reconciliations and other tasks to team members, and making closing entries.
  • Lead the response to CSI’s audit verification requests.
  • With the assistance of other staff, lead the monthly grant reconciliation process and make monthly adjusting entries for grant accrual and deferrals if needed.
  • Complete a monthly payroll reconciliation and review user access to the state financial system (CORE) at least quarterly.
  • Complete monthly financial reports to be presented to the CSI Finance Committee
  • Add new employees and remove exiting employees in the State Payroll System
  • Update, implement, and maintain internal financial controls as needed.
  • Monitor and update CSI appropriations on the state financial system (CORE) as needed.
  • Perform State Controller Contract delegation duties including review and approval of state contracts.
  • Support the performance of State Procurement Official duties.

CSI School Financial Management Oversight and Support:

  • In coordination with the Director of Finance and Operations, develop and implement standard internal audit schedules and procedures for CSI schools. Conduct internal audits of identified schools. Provide analysis of school budgets, audits, quarterly or monthly school financial statements, and all other school financial information for Director of Finance and Operations as needed; including providing predictive and ‘risk analysis of CSI schools based on financial information.
  • Direct and coordinate the submission of CSI schools adopted and amended budgets, and ensure all submissions adhere to statutory requirements
  • Ensure all CSI schools complete and submit annual financial audits by deadlines and assist with the completion of the annual financial data pipeline submission
  • Send year end payment and accrual summaries to CSI schools to assist with data pipeline compilation at the school level
  • Calculate annual year end rebate and refunds to CSI schools
  • Make recommendations to the Director of Finance and Operations for interventions and support of schools in need of heightened or intensive support and monitoring.
  • Assist in the implementation of the CSI school compliance policy as needed.
  • In coordination with the Director of Finance and Operations, develop and deliver guidance to schools regarding:
    • Financial accounting and reporting
    • Procurement regulations
    • School Budget Law
    • Internal Controls
    • Treasury Management
    • Financial Policies and Procedures

SUPERVISORY RESPONSBILITIES (The Controller Oversees the CSI Staff Accountant Position)

  • Ensure CSI School Food Authority claims are submitted timely each month
  • Coordinate year end reporting and data pipeline prep with CSI staff for CSI’s School Food Authority to ensure school and CSI reporting meets internal deadlines
  • Track all incoming payments and ensure timely payment to external parties
  • Review monthly input of payroll labor allocation in state payroll system
  • Reconcile grants monthly and coordinate with grant personnel on actions needed
  • At the close of each month, ensure proper coding of revenue and expenditures on all payments and cash receipts
  • Provide grant expenditure detail to grant staff for reimbursement requests
  • Assist with resolving technical and input issues in the state finance system (CORE)

DEPARTMENT RESPONSBILITIES

  • Ensure that all training, technical assistance, and compliance monitoring includes tiered processes and actions based on school performance.
  • Provide school performance and operational evaluation for inclusion in the CSI Annual Review of Schools for all managed programs.
  • Participate in the review of all charter applications as a member of the CSI Review Team.
  • Provide operational support for the Director of Finance and Operations.
  • In coordination with the Finance Department, provide technical assistance and validate financial data for state and federal reporting.

BENEFITS

As an employee of the Colorado Charter School Institute (State of Colorado), you will have access to a variety of benefits to include medical, dental and vision insurance, paid holidays, paid vacation and sick time, flexible scheduling, a work-life balance culture, no-cost life and disability insurance (with additional paid options), Flex Spending and Health Savings Account options, professional development opportunities, wellness offerings, a performance based bonus and membership in Colorado Public Employees’ Retirement Association (PERA)

CSI INCLUSION STATEMENT

CSI recognizes that autonomy and diversity can drive innovation and improved outcomes, both in our schools and in our organization. We are committed to a diverse and culturally inclusive workplace as we believe that differences in perspective and experiences broaden our awareness, enrich our daily experiences, and contribute to our collective strength.

As a charter school authorizer with schools that serve a wide range of communities across the state, we prioritize recruiting a staff that shares the diversity of the students and communities our schools serve. CSI is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on gender, race, color, religion or belief, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other protected class.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR:

At a minimum, we are looking for the following:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting
  • Working knowledge of State of Colorado fiscal rules
  • Flexible and able to work autonomously as well as take direction as needed
  • Strong financial management and organizational skills
  • Experience in government auditing, accounting, or budgeting
  • Minimum of 5 years working in public school finance or governmental accounting
  • All final candidates must successfully pass a thorough criminal background check.

Ideal candidates will have some, or all, of the following education, skills, and abilities:

  • Master’s degree/CPA preferred
  • Experience using accounting software
  • Experience working with charter schools in Colorado

LOCATION & TRAVEL

Employee Must Reside in the State of Colorado. This position offers some telecommute flexibility.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The work environment includes a standard office setting. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.

NOTE

This is not necessarily an exhaustive or all-inclusive list of responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts, functions or working conditions associated with the job.  This job description is not a contract of employment or a promise or guarantee of any specific terms or conditions of employment.  CSI may add to, modify or delete any aspect of this job (or the position itself) at any time as it deems advisable.

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CLDE Instructional Facilitator

Posted by | July 1, 2022 |

Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education (CLDE) Instructional Facilitator 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED 

Receives direct supervision from the Director of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education

 

PRIMARY DUTIES – The following are examples of primary duties assigned to the position.   Other related primary duties and responsibilities may be assigned.

  1. Ensures alignment, consistency, and continuous improvement in all aspects of programming for emerging bilingual students.

  2. Ensures emerging bilingual students are making adequate growth in English Language Development (ELD)  and in academic area

  3. Models best practice instruction, designs and delivers professional development which develops educator effectiveness.

  4. Provides constructive feedback and ongoing assistance to new and existing teachers during informal observations and walk-throughs.

  5. Works collaboratively with teachers, administrators and other instructional facilitators to identify instructional areas needing improvement/intervention; attends team meetings when necessary and leadership team meetings.

  6. Develops, coordinates and facilitates new teacher orientation for new CLDE Team members, ELD Teachers, Spanish Literacy/Language Arts Teachers

  7. Assists in determining the effectiveness of the district’s curriculum and instructional practices in meeting the needs of emerging bilingual students; assists the Director of CLDE with curricular initiatives or adoption.

  8. Supports the development, implementation and evaluation of common formative language assessments.

  9. Supports teachers and administrators in establishing results teams and data cycles, analyzing data and using data to inform decisions at the classroom and school level.

  10. Partners with principals in supporting teachers and holding them accountable for program implementation and student achievement and growth.

  11. Assists in the coordination and implementation of the Colorado Academic Standards.

  12. Assists in the coordination and implementation of school and district goals as defined in the annual Culturally and LInguistically Diverse Education Program Reviews.

  13. Mentors, coaches and provides professional development for teachers.

  14. Keeps current regarding developments in bilingual education, English Language Development, the Translanguaging Pedagogy, curriculum, instruction and assessment and provides leadership and training to all staff.

  15. Ensures the school adheres to policies and procedures for determining CLDE program eligibility, re-designation, monitoring and exiting.

  16. Collaborates with the school CLDE teams in making scheduling decisions.

  17. Works with problem solving teams to help determine the root cause and make appropriate placements into CLDE Instructional settings and/or Literacy Interventions for emerging bilingual students.

  18. Assists schools in implementation of the Deliberation Process and helps teams distinguish student concerns as stemming from language difference or a learning disability.

  19. Assists in supporting ELD Coaches with regularly scheduled professional development sessions to enhance coaching skills, ensure alignment with the schools’ and District’s CLDE goals, and to continuously improve practices.

  20. Takes on several roles:  resource provider, data coach, emerging bilingual education specialist, mentor, facilitator, leader and catalyst for change.

  21. Provides responsible staff assistance to the Director of CLDE; performs other duties as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS 

Advanced Knowledge of

  • Standards-based education

  • Best practices in delivering effective instruction

  • District and state assessment

  • Using data to promote student achievement

  • Best practices in teacher coaching and professional development

  • Strategies, processes, implementation and facilitation of educator professional development

  • Concepts, methods and techniques of developing and implementing goals, objective and programs

  • Effective public speaking and presentation techniques

  • Pertinent Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulation (SB 191, Read Act, etc.)

  • Effective classroom management practices

  • English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation

  • Modern office procedures and methods

  • Effective aspects of coaching, mentoring and evaluating teachers

  • Knowledge of google docs, sheets and forms

  • Principles of business and letter writing and basic report preparation

  • Experience and knowledge of CLDE, ELD and theories of Bilingual Education is required.

  • Understanding of the WIDA Standards Framework, WAPTK, WIDA Screener and ACCESS is required.

  • Demonstrated skills and success in providing the necessary supports in teaching content standards and incorporating appropriate language functions into product and process of instruction is necessary.

  • Prior experience working with adults regarding instruction and assessment is recommended and understands adult development.

  • Bilingual in English and Spanish is preferred, but not required.

  • Positively and effectively advocates for the needs of emerging bilingual students and their families

  • Committed to continuous learning and improvement.

  • Understands knowledge about change, uses data to drive decisions, and maintains a positive and productive culture.

 

Ability to:

  • Deliver presentations to all staff and administrators

  • Develop, recommend and implement District programs

  • Analyze data to improve achievement

  • Visit all school locations as necessary to fulfill job responsibilities

  • Occasionally work during summer months, evenings and weekends

  • Participate in the development and administration of goals, objectives and procedures

  • Prepare clear and concise administrative and statistical reports

  • Operate and use modern office equipment including a computer and various software packages

  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work

 

EXPERIENCE & TRAINING GUIDELINES 

  • Teaching experience in K-12 in CLDE programs: English Language Development and/or bilingual education programs

  • Master’s degree required in content field associated with area of responsibility or related area, (preferred)

  • Coaching experience preferred

  • Project Management Skills

  • Comprehensive understanding of federal and state laws affecting programming for emerging bilingual students

 

License or Certificate:

Possession of a Professional Teacher’s license from the Colorado Department of Education.
Holds endorsements in CLDE ESL or Bilingual

Administrators license preferred, but not required.

Pay Range

$81,408 to $94,476

**Based on education and years of experience

**Annual salary noted above is based on an 8 hour day (FTE 1) and full days worked calendar. Any position that is less than a full FTE/8 hours per day or late start will be prorated accordingly.

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Secondary French Teacher

Posted by | June 27, 2022 |

STEM School Highlands Ranch Opening 

 

Position: Secondary French Teacher (Full Time- 185 days/year)

Start Date: August, 2022 

Salary range: $48,160-$79,715 (See DCSD Salary Compensation Licensed Hard to Hire) 

At STEM School Highlands Ranch we put innovation in the center of learning to unleash the potential of all students and prepare them for an exponentially changing world. We are a K-12 free Charter School in the Douglas County School District located in Highlands Ranch, Colo. Don’t just read about our school; 

See what we do every day!  

We believe:

  1. Creating an environment of respect and success in an exponentially changing world.
  2. Nurturing unlimited human potential.
  3. Leveraging the power of collaboration through continuous inquiry and experimentation.
  4. Optimizing resources and operations.
  5. Impacting the world ethically and positively.
  6. Relentlessly reinvent and adapt.

What we expect:

At STEM School Highlands Ranch, we expect teachers to be agile learners who design thoughtful curriculum that ensures unlimited student engagement. 

What you can expect:

A community of committed professionals who engage in constant collaboration and innovation in order to nurture unlimited teacher and student potential.

Position Description: 

As a teacher, you will be expected to plan, organize, and implement an appropriate instructional program in a learning environment that guides and encourages students to develop and fulfill their academic potential.  You are challenged with new teaching methods and educational tools in an ever changing and strategic environment.

Position Requirements:

  • Plan and implement problem-based lessons based on state standards. 
  • Create engaging lessons that integrate technology, science and engineering that also develops student critical thinking and problem solving skills. 
  • Ensure the success of all students by continually assessing student progress toward mastery of standards and keep students and parents well informed of student progress. 
  • Provide accommodations and modifications for growth and success of all students. 
  • Collaborate with colleagues with the intent of deepening pedagogical content knowledge, improving teaching practices, and creating problem-based learning opportunities.

Qualifications Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited institution with a valid state teaching license and highly qualified content knowledge
  • Experience with Learning Management Systems and Google preferred
  • 1 year teaching experience preferred
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Secondary Computer Science Teacher

Posted by | June 27, 2022 |

STEM School Highlands Ranch Opening 

 

Position:  Secondary Computer Science Teacher (Full Time- 185 days/year)

Start Date: August 2022

Salary range: $43,680-$72,300 (See DCSD Salary Compensation Licensed General)

 

We believe:

  1. Creating an environment of respect and success in an exponentially changing world.
  2. Nurturing unlimited human potential.
  3. Leveraging the power of collaboration through continuous inquiry and experimentation.
  4. Optimizing resources and operations.
  5. Impacting the world ethically and positively.
  6. Relentlessly reinvent and adapt.

 

What we expect:

At STEM School Highlands Ranch, we expect teachers to be agile learners who design thoughtful curriculum that ensures unlimited student engagement. 

 

What you can expect:

A community of committed professionals who engage in constant collaboration and innovation in order to nurture unlimited teacher and student potential.

Position Description: 

As a teacher, you will be expected to plan, organize, and implement an appropriate instructional program in a learning environment that guides and encourages students to develop and fulfill their academic potential.  You are challenged with new teaching methods and educational tools in an ever changing and strategic environment.

 

Position Requirements: 

  • Plan and implement problem-based lessons based on state standards. 
  • Create engaging lessons that integrate technology, science and engineering that also develops student critical thinking and problem solving skills. 
  • Ensure the success of all students by continually assessing student progress toward mastery of standards and keep students and parents well informed of student progress. 
  • Provide accommodations and modifications for growth and success of all students. 
  • Collaborate with colleagues with the intent of deepening pedagogical content knowledge, improving teaching practices, and creating problem-based learning opportunities.

 

Qualifications Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited institution with a valid state teaching license and highly qualified content knowledge/  Secondary CTE Engineering & Technology Endorsement
  • 1 year experience preferred
  • Experience with Learning Management Systems and Google preferred
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Secondary Math Teacher

Posted by | June 27, 2022 |

STEM School Highlands Ranch Opening 

 

Position: Secondary Math Teacher (Full Time- 185 days/year)

Start Date: August, 2022 

Salary range: $48,160-$79,715 (See DCSD Salary Compensation Licensed Hard to Hire) 

 

At STEM School Highlands Ranch we put innovation in the center of learning to unleash the potential of all students and prepare them for an exponentially changing world. We are a K-12 free Charter School in the Douglas County School District located in Highlands Ranch, Colo. Don’t just read about our school; 

See what we do every day!  

 

We believe:

  1. Creating an environment of respect and success in an exponentially changing world.
  2. Nurturing unlimited human potential.
  3. Leveraging the power of collaboration through continuous inquiry and experimentation.
  4. Optimizing resources and operations.
  5. Impacting the world ethically and positively.
  6. Relentlessly reinvent and adapt.

 

What we expect:

At STEM School Highlands Ranch, we expect teachers to be agile learners who design thoughtful curriculum that ensures unlimited student engagement. 

 

What you can expect:

A community of committed professionals who engage in constant collaboration and innovation in order to nurture unlimited teacher and student potential.

Position Description: 

As a teacher, you will be expected to plan, organize, and implement an appropriate instructional program in a learning environment that guides and encourages students to develop and fulfill their academic potential.  You are challenged with new teaching methods and educational tools in an ever changing and strategic environment.

 

Position Requirements:

  • Plan and implement problem-based lessons based on state standards. 
  • Create engaging lessons that integrate technology, science and engineering that also develops student critical thinking and problem solving skills. 
  • Ensure the success of all students by continually assessing student progress toward mastery of standards and keep students and parents well informed of student progress. 
  • Provide accommodations and modifications for growth and success of all students. 
  • Collaborate with colleagues with the intent of deepening pedagogical content knowledge, improving teaching practices, and creating problem-based learning opportunities.

 

Qualifications Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited institution with a valid state teaching license and highly qualified content knowledge
  • 1 year experience preferred
  • Master in Math preferred
  • Experience with Learning Management Systems and Google preferred

 

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American Sign Language Teacher

Posted by | June 27, 2022 |

STEM School Highlands Ranch Opening 

 

Position: Secondary Sign Language Teacher (Half time)

Start Date: August 2022

Salary range: $24,080-$39,858 (See DCSD Salary Compensation Licensed Hard to Hire)

 

At STEM School Highlands Ranch we put innovation in the center of learning to unleash the potential of all students and prepare them for an exponentially changing world. We are a K-12 free Charter School in the Douglas County School District located in Highlands Ranch, Colo. Don’t just read about our school; 

See what we do every day!  

 

We believe:

  1. Creating an environment of respect and success in an exponentially changing world.
  2. Nurturing unlimited human potential.
  3. Leveraging the power of collaboration through continuous inquiry and experimentation.
  4. Optimizing resources and operations.
  5. Impacting the world ethically and positively.
  6. Relentlessly reinvent and adapt.

 

What we expect:

At STEM School Highlands Ranch, we expect teachers to be agile learners who design thoughtful curriculum that ensures unlimited student engagement. 

 

What you can expect:

A community of committed professionals who engage in constant collaboration and innovation in order to nurture unlimited teacher and student potential.


Position Description: 

As a teacher, you will be expected to plan, organize, and implement an appropriate instructional program in a learning environment that guides and encourages students to develop and fulfill their academic potential.  You are challenged with new teaching methods and educational tools in an ever changing and strategic environment.

 

Position Requirements:

  • Plan and implement problem-based lessons based on state standards. 
  • Create engaging lessons that integrate technology, science and engineering that also develops student critical thinking and problem solving skills. 
  • Ensure the success of all students by continually assessing student progress toward mastery of standards and keep students and parents well informed of student progress. 
  • Provide accommodations and modifications for growth and success of all students. 
  • Collaborate with colleagues with the intent of deepening pedagogical content knowledge, improving teaching practices, and creating problem-based learning opportunities.

 

Qualifications Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited institution with a valid state teaching license and highly qualified content knowledge
  • Certified to teach American Sign Language 
  • Experience with Learning Management Systems and Google preferred
  • 1 year teaching experience preferred

 

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Middle School Counsleor

Posted by | June 24, 2022 |

Employment Opportunity at Stanley British Primary School

Opening:  Middle School Counselor

  • Position to begin August 2022
  • Stanley British Primary seeks a middle school counselor for the 2022-2023 school year. This position reports to the Head of Middle School and is charged with providing counseling support to students in the middle school. We are looking for candidates with a strong understanding of child and adolescent development, and an appreciation of the various challenges faced by students in middle school.

About Stanley BPS: For more than 40 years, Stanley classrooms have been filled with engaged learners guided by inspired teachers. We carefully blend an academic program grounded in a whole-child approach with an attention to each child’s social/emotional development. Our British Primary philosophy promotes the simple notion that when students enjoy what they’re doing and take an active role in their education, learning truly becomes a joy and a lifelong endeavor. SBPS is committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive school community. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support students with social-emotional growth by facilitating groups and individual sessions with children needing extra support.
  • Respond to students in emotional distress as needed and in consultation with advisors, classroom teachers and Middle School Head.
  • Create and update support plans for students as needed, with specific social, emotional, or mental health goals, and communicate with the Middle School Head, teachers and learning specialists about these plans to ensure they are implemented appropriately.
  • Communicate with families and teachers when a child is in need of social-emotional support.
  • Communicate with outside therapists working with middle school students to ensure continuity of care for students.
  • Communicate more broadly to grade level and/or all-school constituencies around topics of relevance (such as: stress, bullying, substance abuse, healthy eating habits, self-care, human development). This communication might include updates on best practices or current strategies being considered in schools, and could take the form of, for example, updates in the Weekly Bulldog, a section in the weekly middle school email to parents from the Middle School Head, presenting at middle school team meetings, collaborating with K-5 social emotional teachers, etc.
  • When appropriate, participate in planning and collaboration related to cross-division parent education events, and in consultation with school administrators.
  • Attend meetings of middle school grade level faculty in order to proactively share information about strategies to support students of concern and to coordinate communication and support plans;
  • Coordinate with middle school grade level heads to integrate social-emotional learning and topics of relevance into grade level classes, and in collaboration with the Middle School Head and grade level heads, develop an annual approach to social-emotional curriculum planning, implementation and evaluation at grade levels.
  • Maintain a network of local, outside mental health professionals and make referrals to outside resources when warranted.
  • Coordinate health and human development curriculums, sexual harassment, and Freedom from Chemical Dependency trainings for students yearly, and coordinate related communication and parent education.
  • Maintain confidentiality and adhere to the school’s policies on confidentiality, mandatory reporting, and harassment and bullying.
  • Reports to the Head of the Middle School.

Other Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Commit to a flexible schedule that includes night and weekend consultation and communication with the faculty, administrators, and families.
  • Be available to travel on middle school overnight trips, such as homeroom camping trips, the 6th grade trip, 7th grade Moab trip, and the 8th grade England trip.
  • Participate in all full-staff professional development, and any social-emotional teacher specific trainings, particularly related to confidentiality, mandatory reporting, and harassment.
  • Take a proactive approach to stay engaged with mental health and social emotional education trends within independent schools.

Desired Qualifications and Background Experience:

  • An appreciation for and understanding of Stanley British Primary’s philosophy of education, including the 7 goals for learners of self-awareness, collaboration, respect, curiosity, perseverance, academic resourcefulness, and joyful, lifelong learning
  • A deep enjoyment of working with kids and getting to know them as individual people, honoring and valuing each individual child.
  • A commitment to, enjoyment of, and appreciation of the development needs of middle school students.
  • A commitment to improving one’s craft and growing professionally, modeling the joyful, lifelong learning we seek to impart to our students.
  • A bachelor’s degree is required; the ideal applicant for this position will have a master’s or doctorate degree in Counseling, Psychology or Social Work, with current licensure in Colorado and experience as a teacher or counselor at the middle school level.
  • Experience working in a diverse environment.
  • Highly organized and attentive to detail, able to keep track of a wide variety of dates, deadlines and logistics.
  • A willingness to pitch in and help out wherever needed.
  • A self-starter who is attentive to the needs of individual faculty and of the overall middle school team.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Familiarity and comfort with a range of technology, including the Google platform, and the Microsoft suite of software.

We Value:

  • An inclusive and diverse community
  • Joyfulness
  • Lifelong learning
  • Positive and constructive communication
  • Creativity, flexibility, and resourcefulness
  • An understanding of children and childhood
  • Commitment to making a positive difference in the world

Compensation:

Compensation will be based on experience and Graduate education and will be offered in the range of 50,000-75,000.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Stanley BPS is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status. This policy covers all programs, services, policies, and procedures of Stanley BPS, including admissions, employment and access to services and programs.

 

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.5 HR Director

Posted by | June 24, 2022 |

MANITOU SPRINGS SCHOOL DISTRICT 14

MANITOU SPRINGS COLORADO

 

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT – 0.5 FTE

 

POSITION:            .5 Director for Human Resources

 

LOCATION:            MANITOU SPRINGS SCHOOL DISTRICT

405 EL MONTE PLACE

MANITOU SPRINGS, CO  80829

 

DISTRICT and COMMUNITY PROFILE:

 

District: Manitou Springs School District 14 serves approximately 1400 students from Preschool to 12th Grade who reside in the communities of Manitou Springs, Cascade, Green Mountain Falls, Chipita Park, Crystal Park, and Cedar Heights. We serve over 400 “choice” students who come to our district from other locations in El Paso and Teller Counties.

 

Community: Manitou Springs is a small, mountain community to the west of Colorado Springs, Colorado.  This historical, tourist town is scenically beautiful and a perfect spot if you love the outdoors, where people know and care about each other.  Manitou is a community where residents are long-term and support their local school district.  It’s a terrific place that’s “big enough” but “not too big.” https://manitousprings.org/. We are driven by our core values of Relationships, Deep Learning, and Opportunity as we serve our children and our communities.

 

JOB PROFILE SUMMARY: The Director for Human Resources provides dynamic leadership for recruiting, hiring, retaining, and supporting staff. The Director will support the staffing and evaluation processes and provide oversight for personnel matters. The Director develops required reports and surveys and promotes positive and equitable workplace environments. The Director provides guidance regarding applicable state and federal laws, board policies, and personnel procedures and practices.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

 

  • Initial or Professional Principal or Administrator License: Colorado Department of Education
  • Master’s degree
  • A minimum of 3 years of PreK-12 educational experience
  • A minimum of 3 years of school and/or district level administrative experience
    • Preferred 3+ years as a building principal, PreK-12 human resources administrator, and/or higher education resources administrator (supervised licenced and classified staff)
  • Demonstrated success as an instructional leader (professional development/ curricular/program development/instructional delivery/pedagogy)
  • Demonstrated experience in establishing and maintaining a positive, proactive, safe and innovative climate for students and staff
  • Demonstrated experience in team-building (collaborative, kind, honest)
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate to all stakeholders in multiple ways
  • Demonstrated success as someone who builds strong relationships with stakeholders

 

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The following statements are illustrative of the essential functions of the job and other key duties that may be required. The description may not include all functions performed by the incumbents in various locations. The district reserves the right to modify or change the duties or the essential functions of this job at any time.

 

  • Administers human resources policies, procedures, and practices as well as monitoring consistent, district-wide application (including mandatory reporting)
  • Approves hire recommendations, staffing changes, and volunteer processes
  • Develops and maintains job descriptions for all staff
  • Develops, reviews, recommends, and evaluates human resources policies, procedures, and practices
  • Acts as a liaison with colleges, universities, and other stakeholder groups for recruiting quality staff
  • Directs and develops opportunities for interns, student teachers, and observation requests
  • Directs and supervises Human Resources staff
  • Ensures accurate and timely submission of local, state, and federal reports
  • Ensures compliance with and equitable and fair administration of all applicable laws, policies, procedures, and practices
  • Ensures non-administrative licensed staff requirements are met
  • Fosters a respectful, responsive, and service-oriented work environment
  • Develops strong systems for hiring and interview processes (i.e., interview teams, orientations, committee work, and Human Resources programs, position management)
  • Monitors the performance of all licensed and classified substitute staff including recommendation for employment and substitute orientations
  • Oversees in partnership with CFO all staff contracting and wage placement
  • Promotes opportunities for staff member physical, social, and emotional wellness
  • Provides guidance to administrators and supervisors regarding personnel concerns
  • Provides monitoring, guidance, and training to administrators and supervisors for recruitment, hiring, retention, and evaluation
  • Provides monitoring, guidance, and training to administrators and supervisors for personnel-related laws, regulations, and policies
  • Develops processes for internal and external mediation and conflict resolution.
  • Provides problem solving assistance in support of administrators and supervisors
  • Directs and supports investigations including allegations of harassment, sexual harassment, discrimination, Title IX, and other claims of wrongful treatment of staff
  • Supports the development, understanding, and respect for a culturally responsive work environment
  • Works with the Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent, and Chief Financial Officer in the student projection/planning/staffing process
  • Works with the Superintendent and Chief Financial Officer in the compensation and benefits area
  • Serves as a member of the district leadership team and attends all meetings, including the preparation and presentation of reports as necessary
  • Attends building leadership, staff, and/or parent/community meetings as necessary
  • Reports consistently for work as scheduled
  • Performs other duties as assigned

 

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Ability to create, access, input, retrieve, and manipulate information in various software systems
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with district personnel and members of the public
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, coworkers, administrators, departments, other agencies, and the public
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions
  • Ability to greet public in a courteous and professional manner
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to manage simultaneous demands and set clear priorities
  • Commitment to the education of students as a primary responsibility
  • Excellent cooperative, collaborative, and problem-solving skills
  • Experience with Human Resources policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of and experience in the use of technology
  • Knowledge of Colorado Department of Education licensing processes and qualifications
  • Knowledge of personnel laws, policies, procedures, and practices
  • Knowledge of school-based processes and operations
  • Proven experience in dealing with challenging situations
  • Proven experience in making improvements to programs and processes
  • Proven successful supervisory experience
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, writing, listening, and verbal communication skills

 

 

 

TERM OF

EMPLOYMENT:        July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023 (schedule TBD)

 

 

COMPENSATION:        Please see Administrator Salary Range on Salary Schedule

(on District Website)

 

TO APPLY:            Please submit an online application packet

Applications available at www.mssd14.org

 

POSTING DATE:        June 24, 2022

 

CLOSING DATE:        July 11, 2022

 

 

Manitou Springs School District 14 is an equal opportunity educational institution and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, creed, religion, sex (which includes marital status), sexual orientation, disability, age, veteran status,  genetic information or conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth in its activities, programs or employment practices as required by Title VI, Title I, and Section 504. For information regarding civil rights or grievance procedures, contact Dr. Elizabeth Domangue, Superintendent of Schools, Manitou Springs School District 14, 405 El Monte Pl., Manitou Springs, CO  80829, (719) 685-2024, edomangue@mssd14.org, or the Office of Civil Rights, U.S Dept of Education, 1961 Stout Street, Denver, CO 80294, (303) 844-2991.

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Primary Teacher

Posted by | June 23, 2022 |

1st Grade Teacher at Meadow Ridge Elementary for the 2022-2023 School Year 

Location:  Lochbuie, CO

Qualifications:

  • Colorado Teaching License with appropriate endorsement required
  • Minimum of a Bachelors Degree. Official transcripts required upon hire (copies not accepted).
  • Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board may find appropriate and acceptable

Salary/Benefits:

  • $42,000 or higher based on the 2022-2023 Salary Schedule.  Placement based upon education and experience. May receive up to 10 years experience credit within the last 13 years.
  • 186 contract days for new teachers, 183 for returning teachers.  New Teacher orientation tentatively scheduled for 08/02/2022.
  • Health, dental, vision and life insurance
  • Automatic enrollment in PERA retirement plan
  • Benefits as per district policy
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School Counselor

Posted by | June 21, 2022 |

MANITOU SPRINGS SCHOOL DISTRICT 14

MANITOU SPRINGS COLORADO

 

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

 

 

POSITION:                          SCHOOL COUNSELOR – HIGH SCHOOL  

 

LOCATION:                        MANITOU SPRINGS HIGH SCHOOL

401 EL MONTE PLACE

MANITOU SPRINGS, CO  80829

 

REQUIREMENTS:           

  • Current valid Colorado license with appropriate endorsement(s)
  • Fingerprint/background screening required
  • Create, Develop and Manage 504 plans
  • Develop Parent and Family communication and engagement opportunities
  • College & Career Planning: ICAP, Common Application, Naviance, Work-Based Learning, concurrent enrollment and NCAA requirements
  • Experience with therapeutic intervention
  • Experience with threat assessments
  • Experience assisting with college search/application/scholarship process
  • Experience with student schedule development: Master Scheduling and student based 4 year planning
  • Other duties as assigned
               

 

TERM OF EMPLOYMENT:             2022-2023 School Year (189-day contract)

 

SALARY:                                  See certified salary schedule (on website)

 

SITUATION:                          9 – 12 Counselor

 

TO APPLY:                             Applications available at www.mssd14.org

 

POSTING DATE:                  June 21, 2022

 

CLOSING DATE:                   Upon Placement of Suitable Candidate

 

Manitou Springs School District 14 is an equal opportunity educational institution and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, creed, religion, sex (which includes marital status), sexual orientation, disability, age, genetic information or conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth in its activities, programs or employment practices as required by Title VI, Title I, and Section 504. For information regarding civil rights or grievance procedures, contact Dr. Elizabeth Domangue Superintendent of Schools, Manitou Springs School District 14, 405 El Monte Pl., Manitou Springs, CO  80829, (719) 685-2024, edomangue@mssd14.org, or the Office of Civil Rights, U.S Dept of Education, 1961 Stout Street, Denver, CO 80294, (303) 844-2991. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to Marsha Weimer, Human Resources, 719-685-2028, mweimer@mssd14.org

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Chief Human Resources Officer

Posted by | June 14, 2022 |

Job Title: Chief Human Resources Officer
Position A/P/T: Administrative
Salary Grade: G-14
Work Year: 12 months
Department: Human Resources
Division: Human Resources
Reports To: Superintendent

SUMMARY Develop and implement comprehensive systems, programs, processes and procedures in the area of employment; personnel record maintenance and record retention; job classifications and compensation; performance management and evaluation activities; human resource information systems; benefits administration; recruitment; on-boarding; leave programs; substitute teacher program; unemployment; and employee assistance program. Design and support initiatives to accomplish Jeffco’s strategic vision. Partner with employee associations and serve on negotiation teams as appropriate.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Oversee human resource activities and functions supporting more than 14,000 employees. This includes maintaining information on all Jeffco employees to ensure pay and benefits are accurate, provide competitive benefit programs, ensure fair, consistent and results-focused hiring practices, provide leave programs to meet employee needs, meet federal and state mandates for reporting, and individual counseling and work place interventions through EAP services. Serve on the Superintendent’s Cabinet and represent the District at various District and community events as appropriate.  Serve on, and in some cases lead, multiple different District-level committees designed to ensure a smooth operation and integration of human resource activities aligned with strategic business objectives. This includes, but is not limited to, the Board’s evaluation committee; the District and JCEA (teacher association) collaboration committee; the benefits advisory
committee; and the voluntary retirement committee.  Manage Human Resources budget including several district-level accounts such as unemployment and employee professional development funds. Establish and maintain positive working relations with key District staff and association/bargaining units’ leadership in order to maximize effectiveness of Human Resources toward the achievement of Strategic Plans. Maintain current knowledge of, and ensure that Human Resources and District staff comply with, Board of Education policies and interpretations, state and federal laws and negotiated agreements. Meet with association representatives in appropriate forums to problem solve and update practices.
Provide and expand functionality of human resources information systems for use in departmental and organizational decisions which can lead to increased efficiency in District practices, expenditures of less revenue, and improvement in attainment of
departmental and organizational ends. Actively participate in business process redesign ideas and teams.  Ensure that the District maintains a viable and competitive image within the organization and community by engaging in proactive human resource activities and analyzing current data and information with regard to compensation programs; benefits;
administrative service center; and employment and labor relations practices.
Ensure that all personnel practices are reasonably designed to conscientiously balance the needs of the District and the District employees.  Work directly with Employee Relations in conjunction with Board of Education Policies to ensure development of contract
language, through negotiations and interpretation on achievement of Board ends statements. Serve on District negotiation teams. Perform other duties as assigned.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Chief Human Resources Officer
EXPERIENCE 7-10 years minimum experience in Human Resources including 3 years’ experience working with negotiated agreements and employee associations. Prefer K-12 human resources experience.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING Master’s degree in Business Administration, Human Resource Management or other related field.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS Professional in Human Resources (PHR) or Senior Profession in Human Resources (SPHR) certification required for hire. Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) and Certified Employee Benefits Specialist preferred at hire.
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, & EQUIPMENT Ability to use computers and familiarity with standard software (MS Windows & Office Suites, internet and email) required for hire. Exposure to human resource information systems is critical with a preference
for experience with PeopleSoft. Strong technical skills and knowledge of human resource related laws and regulations on federal, state and local level. Excellent interpersonal skills inclusive of the ability to mediate and facilitate. Understand human resource programs and activities in a public sector environment. Experience in a unionized setting and knowledge of labor relations laws, practices and procedures preferred. Ability to promote and follow Board of Education policies, and building and department procedures. Ability to communicate, interact and work effectively and cooperatively with people from diverse
backgrounds. Ability to recognize the importance of safety in the workplace, follow safety rules, practice safe work habits, utilize appropriate safety equipment and report unsafe conditions to the appropriate administrator.
DECISION MAKING Responsible for decisions regarding policy and master agreement interpretation and implementation ensuring consistent communication and enforcement of policies. Decisions require significant independent judgment and could impact key areas of the District and impact the employee workforce. Ability to make decisions regarding compensation, benefit eligibility and other critical Human Resource practices. Decisions could impact all District employees in the areas of compensation, benefits and employment. Decisions could impact the District’s ability to recruit and retain highly qualified employees. Community perception of business practices will be impacted by the leadership and initiative of this person. Errors could potentially result in substantial embarrassment and/or cost to the District.
COMMUNITY RELATIONS Daily contact with classified staff within/outside department to discuss routine internal matter, obtain/furnish information, resolve routine corrections/adjustments, interpret policy, and negotiate controversial matters; with
professional staff within/outside department to discuss routine internal matters, obtain/furnish information, resolve routine corrections/adjustments, interpret policy, and maintain relationships; and with the administrative leadership team to maintain relationships, negotiate controversial matters, and set critical policy. Weekly contact with the school support team to maintain relationships, negotiate controversial matters, and set critical policy; and with the general public and community members and public agencies such as Colorado Department of Education and Council for Achievement and Support of Education (CASE) to furnish information and maintain relationships. Monthly contact with advisory committees to discuss routine internal matters, obtain/furnish information, resolve routine corrections/adjustments, interpret policy, and maintain relationships; with the Board to maintain relationships, recommend policy, and set critical policy; with citizen or patron committees, local government, state legislature or Congressional staff, and the media which could include news, press, television, etc. to furnish information and maintain relationships; with students and parents to furnish information; and vendors, contractors, engineers, and developers to negotiate controversial matters.
SPAN OF CONTROL Directly supervises 6 employees in the Human Resources Division. Human resources has a total of 45 employees for which this position is ultimately responsible. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; and addressing complaints and resolving problems. Responsible for both budget development and accountability.
EDUCATIONAL DELIVERY Responsible for establishing, maintaining, and enforcing Human Resource policies, procedures and programs for the District workforce. This position ensures that through compensation and benefit packages it attracts qualified candidates and that it is considered an employer of choice in the surrounding communities. Supports the school site administrators, and department heads and managers in all Human Resources policies and procedures. Provide support service for Human Resources. The majority of time is not spent on the school site.

COMPLEXITY OF WORK Work is initiated and assigned by demands of the position. Responsible for policy interpretation and revisions. Must have strong knowledge and be able to interpret District policies and State and Federal regulations. Requires independent thinking which is governed by the Board of Education. Ability to make difficult and complex decisions in multiple areas and fields such as hiring, recruitment, employee benefits, compensation, and Human Resource Systems. The physical demands, mental functions, and work environment characteristics describe here are representative of those that
must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be  made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions of this job.

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Elizabeth High School Teaching and Counseling Opportunities

Posted by | June 14, 2022 |

Elizabeth High School Teaching And Counseling Opportunities

These are full-time positions beginning in August 2022. Elizabeth High School has a cordial, high-achieving student body. The community of Elizabeth is located in a beautiful area of the Palmer Divide among rolling hills and pine forests with views of Pikes Peak and the Front Range. At an elevation of 6448 feet, Elizabeth is located 15 miles east of I-25 about 45 minutes southeast of Denver or northeast of Colorado Springs.

Teacher Compensation:  $37,502 – $56,938

We offer an attractive benefits package to include health, dental, vision, life insurance and paid time off as well as a retirement plan through PERA.

Art Teacher

Business Teacher

English Teacher

Vocal Music Teacher

Social Studies Teacher

Special Education Teacher

School Counselor – Compensation:  $53,500 – $65,500

 

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Program Director

Posted by | June 14, 2022 |

Boys Hope Girls Hope of Colorado (BHGHCO) is a college preparatory, college access program, working with first generation college attending youth.  School partners are Regis Jesuit High School and Aurora Central High School.

Program Director leads the program team in guiding motivated high school and college students on their pathways to graduation and beyond. Through year-round outside-of-school-hours programming including tutoring, career exploration, and campus visits, BHGHCO creates a culture of college ambition and college preparation for secondary students. BHGHCO high school enrichment also includes service learning, character education, and life skills training to promote positive youth development. BHGHCO provides post-secondary students with academic, financial, and career transition guidance in addition to some scholarship funding. Collegian support happens via individual check-ins, on-campus visits, virtual meet-ups, and matching collegians to the best support resources available on their university campuses. The program team strives to do all of this in a nurturing, respectful, and culturally fluent environment consistent with the values of Boys Hope Girls Hope.

Major areas of responsibility are:

  1. Team member recruitment, training, development and evaluation
  2. Program Services
  3. Referral Marketing and Community Networking
  4. Collegian, Alumni and Aftercare Services

Applicants must:

  1. 10+ years of experience and a proven track record in managing teams for results, and developing individuals; proven management experience supervising 5+ full-time, direct reports strongly preferred.
  2. Knowledge of collegiate admissions and scholarship processes
  3. Post-graduate degree/certificate in Education, Educational Leadership, Nonprofit Administration, or Curriculum Development is preferred.
  4. Possess a valid CO driver’s license and a good driving record
  5. Certification in CPR and First Aid will also be required as a condition of continued employment.

Required competencies for success:

  1. Ability to set, measure, and implement programmatic goals
  2. Knowledge of teaching and evaluation methods to interpret testing, college transcripts, etc.
  3. Proficiency in a variety of technology tools and social media platforms
  4. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with young adults and adolescents, parents and guardians, colleagues, college administrators and other audiences verbally and in writing
  5. Ability to coach positive study habits; problem-solving skills; self-advocacy skills
  6. Ability to develop appropriate relationships with different populations, including scholars and their families; Sensitivity to different religious backgrounds, and cultures
  7. Conversational fluency in Spanish is preferred
  8. Flexibility to manage several projects and activities at the same time
  9. Ability to manage a budget, including reconciling monthly balance with bank statement
  10. Ability to provide training, constructive feedback and supervision of team members and volunteers
  11. Professional work habits and dress
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Director of Finance

Posted by | June 13, 2022 |

Stargate Charter School is seeking an individual to serve as a Director of Finance.  This position is responsible for overseeing all financial operations of Stargate Charter School.The individual will advise the Executive Director of Operations, Executive Director of Academics and the school Governance Board on the financial and budget matters of the school while administering the finances in compliance with federal, state, and local laws. The job responsibilities include directing and managing all finance functions involved with: accounting, budgeting, grants management, payroll, purchasing, risk management and facilities support. Acts as the liaison with the school Finance Committee. Responsible for monthly reports in support of financial reporting and transparency. Assists with long and short-range financial planning, advises on special projects, and provides analyses to support board and executive decision making.  This position will report directly to the Executive Director of Operations.  This position will supervise the staff accountant.

 

This is a 12 month, full time, benefited position with a salary range from $80,000 – $100,000 based on related experience.  Benefits include employer paid medical, dental, STD, LTD, life insurance, and paid time off;  other optional benefits plans, like vision, life and AD&D insurance are available and paid by employee. (Please note benefits are subject to change without notice.) 

 

Our Mission Statement: Stargate School will provide a differentiated program designed specifically to meet the needs of identified intellectually gifted learners in order to challenge each student’s academic abilities, support their unique emotional needs, promote individual character development and encourage a life-long love of learning.

 

Our Vision Statement:  Stargate community will be a leader and innovator in intellectually gifted education by providing a learning environment to enhance gifted students’ needs.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

 

  • Supervise all financial processes including:financial reporting, financial audit, banking, bond compliance, tax filing, general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, and purchasing.
  • Direct the preparation of the annual budget while maintaining current knowledge of state and federal laws governing the control and distribution of public school finances.
  • Maintain constant awareness of the school’s financial position and act to prevent possible issues.
  • Manage and maintain the school’s financial software systems.
  • Manage audit and internal control operations.
  • Prepare timely and detailed reports on financial and budget performance on a monthly and quarterly basis.
  • Supervise, coach, and evaluate activities of employees performing business/financial functions to include financial reporting, accounting, billing, payroll, budgeting, and other administrative duties.
  • Serve as a member of the school administration team and advisor on short-term and long-term financial objectives and policies.
  • Participate in planning, development and implementation of  budgets, including debt management, and long range facilities management.
  • Manage banking relationships and cash balances. 
  • Provide effective management of the assets of the school by promoting internal controls and ensuring proper insurance coverage.
  • Serve as a liaison/advisor to the school’s Finance Committee.
  • Develop, prepare, manage and monitor department budgets.
  • Create and deliver  financial presentations for monthly board meetings.
  • Support school leadership on issues related to facilities, building purchases, leases, and repairs.
  • Perform other job related duties as assigned.

 

Education, Licenses, and Related Work Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting or a related field.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in school business administration, finance, accounting, or related field.

 

Licenses, Registrations, or Certifications:

  • Criminal background check required for hire.
  • Valid Colorado driver’s license.

 

Technical Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

  • Proven financial management skills.
  • Advanced knowledge of GASB and of GAAP principles.
  • Advanced knowledge of budget preparation and control.
  • Advanced knowledge and super-user of Excel.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and presentation skills.
  • Critical and strategic thinking and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to promote and follow Governance Board policies, school policies, district policies and building and department procedures.
  • Ability to stay current with district and school policies standards and training in the areas of data quality, data privacy, and cybersecurity with respect to student and staff data, and related information systems.
  • Ability to communicate, interact and work effectively and cooperatively with people from diverse ethnic and educational backgrounds.
  • Ability to recognize the importance of safety in the workplace, follow safety rules, practice safe work habits, utilize appropriate safety equipment and report unsafe conditions to the appropriate administrator.

 

Materials and Equipment Operating Knowledge:

  • Operating knowledge of school and district information technology systems and any other department specific software and equipment required within 2 months after entering position.
  • Operating knowledge of and experience with typical office equipment, such as telephones, copier, fax machine, email, etc.

 

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.  Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Regular,on site, attendance is required for this position.

 

Stargate School shall not discriminate in its employment or hiring practices on the basis of race, color,sex, age, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or other basis prohibited by applicable law. Stargate is committed to cultural diversity among school personnel as a means of enriching the educational experience. Stargate School shall identify, solicit, and consider applicants for employment from a broad spectrum of qualified individuals who will contribute to that effort.

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Chief Academic Officer

Posted by | June 9, 2022 |

The Roaring Fork Schools is seeking a Chief Academic Officer (CAO) to join our team. The CAO will work to ensure coordinated planning and consistent implementation of the District’s academic program, making certain that programs and priorities are focused on ensuring that every student develops the enduring knowledge, skills and character to thrive in a changing world. The CAO will oversee, coordinate, monitor the implementation of systemic cross-functional strategic projects and initiatives and provide support to school administrators to ensure they lead to high student achievement and will foster a work environment that is student-focused and results-oriented.
Salary range: $119,000-$140,000 depending on qualified experience.
Days worked: 252 days/year (with paid personal time, paid vacation days, and paid time off for holidays and district non-work days such as during winter break and spring breaks)
Benefits: The Roaring Fork School District offers full district paid employee health benefits as well as voluntary vision, dental, and dependent coverage. Other benefits include: paid personal and sick leave, paid parental leave for mothers and fathers, a robust retirement plan under Colorado PERA with a district contribution of over 20% of an employee’s wages each month, Employee Assistance programs, a district wellness program, and access to discounted ski passes and other community benefits.
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Elementary School Para ($20/hour – benefits eligible)

Posted by | June 8, 2022 |

Who We Seek

We seek teachers and staff who are interested in developing students into outstanding human beings in their academic and personal lives by role modeling our culture of Rigor and Love. Work collaboratively with their teammates and seek feedback, coaching, and mentorship from their admin team and school community. Implement our data-driven curriculum with the tools they’ve gained from experience while they adapt to the needs of their students.
If you are someone who is mission-driven, humble in your reflections about your practice, smart in the ways you approach data, and results-oriented, we’d love to see you apply.

During the 2021-2022 school year, RMP is driving after five big goals:

  1. Kindergarten through second-grade students will grow, on average, 1.5 years in math and reading.
  2. Students receiving interventions will, on average, grow 2 years in reading.
  3. Third- through fifth-grade students taking CMAS will score an average of 45% on track for the next grade level with 10% scoring exceeding expectations.
  4. Average Daily Attendance at each RMP school will be at least 96%.
  5. At least 90% of students who start at RMP, stay at RMP. (We call this the Persistence Goal.)
Each member of the organization plays a part in achieving these goals. School-based staff members will work towards 2 or 3 metrics that are aligned to both their individual roles AND the Big 5. These metrics vary by position and are subject to change. As a Special Education Teaching Assistant, you will be held accountable for two of these goals. Learn more about how you’ll drive these goals in the list below.

If you apply for this role, you will be considered for two program areas:

1. Mild/Moderate

As a Teaching Assistant for mild/moderate scholars, you will be supporting 1:1 with scholars who need support accessing the school environment.  This will include supporting general education content classes and special education small groups.  This is included but not limited to, accessing the curriculum, supporting student focus, and behavioral support.  You will be responsible for knowing what interventions and supports are best practices as deemed appropriate by the IEP/BIP. You will work closely with a mild/moderate case manager who will support in daily instruction and support.
OR

2. Centers-Based (Autism Center)

As a teaching assistant in our center-based programming, you will be supporting scholars inside the special education classroom and general education environment as deemed appropriate by the IEP.  You will be under the supervision of the Lead teacher of the center-based program.  You will support scholars with daily instruction, health-related needs, recreational/play-based learning, behavioral, and other duties assigned by the Lead Teacher.

Role Mission

Special Education Teaching Assistants work to support data-driven instruction that will lead to outstanding academic results while fostering close and impactful relationships with each scholar in the classroom. Through consistent feedback and collaboration with a lead teacher, Special Education Teaching Assistants drive student goals by supporting them one on one, in groups, or by facilitating small-group activities that help students build their sensory skills, motor skills, life skills, and social-emotional skills.  Special Education Teachers at RMP partner with their Teaching Assistants to ensure all students are on track to meet our Big 5 goals.

In this role, you will:

  • Be responsible for assisting students with severe needs in learning to be as independent as possible in everyday living.
  • Instruct small and large groups in academics, sensory skills, art, monetary skills, domestics, and recreation
  • Supervise and support in the classroom, physical education classes, the clinic, lunchroom, playground, and in transit to and from buses
  • Monitor and track required recordkeeping; monitor behavior, and implement behavior plans
  • Feed and supervise eating including spoon-feeding and tube feeding (depends on the level and scholar need)
  • Carrying out occupational or physical therapy activities as directed; administering assigned medical tasks

 

In this role, you’ll help drive these goals…

If you are a Mild/Moderate Teaching Assistant:

  • Students on caseload average 96% Average Daily Attendance (ADA) for the duration of the 2022-2023 school year.
  • Students on caseload have 90% persistence between SY22-SY23.
  • TAs will also help support one academic goal that is aligned with their Lead Teacher.

If you are a Centers-Based Teaching Assistant:

  • Students on caseload average 96% Average Daily Attendance (ADA) for the duration of the 2022-2023 school year.
  • For our Autism Center and Multi-Intensive classrooms, student enrollment is determined by the district so they do not have a persistence goal.
  • TAs will also help support one academic goal that is aligned with their Lead Teacher.

 

Qualifications

Required

  • Provide evidence of completing high school or a GED
  • Pass a background check
  • Demonstrate eligibility to work in the United States

Preferred

  • Previous experience working with scholars with disabilities
  • Experience working with elementary school students and diverse populations
  • CPI/NCI trained

 

Salary

  • This is a full-time, in-person, benefits-eligible position starting at $20/hour and access to comprehensive benefits
  • This position is also eligible for overtime pay
  • This position comes with a $1,000 hard-to-fill staffing stipend which will be paid out in equal installments

 

Benefits

  • Health Insurance (medical, dental, vision)
  • Disability Insurance (RMP covers short-term disability coverage at no cost to the employee. Staff members can also select optional long-term coverage.)
  • Life Insurance (optional up to $100k – additional options through PERA)
  • Retirement (PERA 401k – RMP does not match contributions at this time)
  • Paid-Time-Off (Personal/Sick leave)
  • $500 wellness benefit

 

Want more information?

Demonstrate eligibility to work in the United States

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.   Rocky Mountain Prep does not sponsor visas at this time.
RMP is an equal opportunity employer. We seek applicants of diverse backgrounds and hire without regard to color, gender, religion, national origin, citizenship, disability, age, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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Teaching Assistant / Therapist

Posted by | June 7, 2022 |

Hello!
We are looking for two graduate students who can work with our son, Ryan, at home and at school Monday through Friday.
Ryan has Trisomy 21 (Down Syndrome) and is doing amazing work at grade level in reading comprehension, math and all subjects!
Ryan plays lacrosse, skis in the trees, is on swim team, loves biking, tennis and hiking!
The candidate would be trained to provide minimal support in the classroom and home following ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) programs and protocol designed and supervised by his PhD BCBA.
Some work with our other kids JP (12) and Catherine (7).
No experience necessary-
We looking for an energetic and dedicated individual with a no limits mentality:)
Person 1:
Time: M-F 8:00-4:00
Pay: $25 an hour
Person 2:
Time: a few days a week after school – flexible on which days
Pay: $25/ hour
School:
Good Shepherd Catholic School
Home:
Greenwood Village
All of Ryan’s therapists become like part of the family- we look forward to meeting you!
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Education and Outreach Manager

Posted by | June 7, 2022 |

Job Description

Company:      Mizel Museum

Location:        Denver, CO

Position:         Education and Outreach Manager

 

Are you passionate about bringing dynamic multicultural education to students and members of our local communities? Imagine doing what you love and making a meaningful impact at the same time. At the Mizel Museum, you have that opportunity. The Mizel Museum is an educational, nonprofit organization which combats discrimination and hatred through social justice and Holocaust education programs. We encourage people of all ages and backgrounds to celebrate diversity and equality. Our programs, events, and exhibits address these issues by encouraging positive social change. We offer outstanding benefits and competitive wages.

 

Summary: The Education and Outreach Manager is responsible for outreach and educational programming. The ideal candidate is an innovative educator that will help in the coordination, scheduling, development, and oversight of high-quality programs that align with Colorado State Academic Standards. Fostering relationships with local schools and educators is a priority for this role to drive outreach and participation. The position requires a proactive, dedicated educator with experience in early childhood and higher education or substantial experience providing educational programs to audiences of all ages.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Develop, coordinate, and implement our social justice and Holocaust programs for K-12 and adult audiences
  • Lead engaging educational programs for schools and community groups both digitally and in person
  • Manage outreach strategy to build and sustain an extensive network of school and community partners
  • Regularly assess Mizel Museum programs to meet the needs of teachers and schools
  • Applies collaborative approach to the improvement of program offerings and participant experience
  • Trains educators on programming and evaluates their performance
  • Helps develop employees and drives educational impact
  • Collaborates with communications staff to ensure proper marketing of programs
  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree in education and a minimum of three years of related work experience or equivalent combination of education and work experience required
  • Passion for and experience in social justice and Holocaust education with a focus on culturally responsive teaching
  • Outstanding writing, research, and presentation skills
  • Ability to develop and implement long- and short-term goals to meet strategic objectives
  • Skilled at using independent judgement and expertise to deliver complex information to various audiences
  • Highly proficient time management and multi-tasking skills
  • Comfort working in hybrid, remote, and in-person team environments
  • Must be a highly motivated, positive, flexible, collaborative, and proactive team player
  • Experience in developing educational curricula preferred
  • Bilingual English and Spanish fluency preferred but not required

 

Hours and Salary:

$55,000 – $70,000. The candidate must be available Monday-Friday and may be required to work some evenings and weekends to support program activities. This position affords the ideal candidate the opportunity to work in the office as well as remotely.

 

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Assistant Principal of Instruction: Lower Elementary (K-2) (2022-2023)

Posted by | June 3, 2022 |

Who We Seek

If you are someone who is mission-driven, humble in your reflections about your practice, smart in the ways you approach data and are results-oriented, we’d love to see you apply.
During the 2022-2023 school year, RMP is driving after five big goals:
  1. Kindergarten through second-grade students will grow, on average, 1.5 years in math and reading.
  2. Students receiving interventions will, on average, grow 2 years in reading.
  3. Third- through fifth-grade students taking CMAS will score an average of 45% on track for the next grade level with 10% scoring exceeding expectations.
  4. Average Daily Attendance at each RMP school will be at least 96%.
  5. At least 90% of students who start at RMP, stay at RMP. (We call this the Persistence Goal.)
Each member of the organization plays a part in achieving these goals. School-based staff members will work towards 2 or 3 metrics that are aligned to both their individual roles AND the Big 5.
As an Assistant Principal of Instruction, you will be held accountable for two academic goals and one operational goal (ie attendance or persistence) . Learn more about how you’ll drive these goals in the list below.

Role Mission:  

Assistant Principals of Instruction (APIs) are instructional leaders who manage, coach and develop the teachers at their school.  APIs will monitor academic progress to ensure students are accessing appropriate grade-level content, and provide teachers the proper support and professional development they need to become strong educators.

In this role, you will:

    • Lead instructional staff to achieve measurable and ambitious results that improve their teaching quickly and measurably by conducting daily observations, real-time coaching, data analysis, and mid-year and end-of-year effective evaluations.
    • Supervise the implementation of RMP curricula and assessments to meet our “Big Five” academic goals.
    • Build and maintain a cooperative working relationship with students and families built on trust, understanding, and respect for the communities in which they identify.
    • Support school-wide culture that fosters a productive and enthusiastic learning environment.
    • Participate in weekly manager check-ins, grade-level meetings, before and after school duties, and school-wide meetings and functions.
    • Participate in summer and year-long school-based professional development sessions.
    • Perform other duties, as required.

Qualifications:

Required

      • Bachelor’s degree required
      • At least 3 years of full-time teaching experience
      • At least 2 years of full-time teacher leadership or administrative experience
      • Proven track record of achieving success in the K-12 setting
      • Be able to provide an official transcript demonstrating graduation from an undergraduate institution
      • Pass a background check
      • Demonstrate eligibility to work in the United States

Preferred

    • Master’s degree
    • Experience managing/coaching others

Salary

    • The salary range for this position starts at $86,000 and is commensurate with skills and experience.
    • This role is also eligible for a performance bonus up to 10% based on individual and organizational performance and goal attainment.

Benefits

    • Health Insurance (medical, dental, vision)
    • Disability Insurance (RMP covers short-term disability coverage at no cost to the employee. Staff members can also select optional long-term coverage.)
    • Life Insurance (optional up to $100k – additional options through PERA)
    • Retirement (PERA 401k – RMP does not match contributions at this time)
    • Paid-Time-Off (Personal/Sick leave)

Want more information?

1. Please review our Rocky Mountain Prep Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about our program!
Eligibility to work in the United States
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.   Rocky Mountain Prep does not sponsor visas at this time.
RMP is an equal opportunity employer. We seek applicants of diverse backgrounds and hire without regard to color, gender, religion, national origin, citizenship, disability, age, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.
If you have any questions,  please email our Managing Director of People, Mahala Smith, at msmith@rockymountainprep.org.
Thank you so much for considering Rocky Mountain Prep for the next stage in your career!
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Executive Director

Posted by | May 27, 2022 |

Executive Director 

Job Title: Executive Director
Classification: FT/Salary Exempt
Reports To: AXL Academy Board of Directors
Salary Range:  $110,000-$130,000
For external hire only

Benefits:

 

  • Medical benefits
  • Vision insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • PERA retirement benefits
  • Paid time off
  • Paid sick leave

 

About AXL Academy
Aurora Expeditionary Learning (AXL) Academy is a PK-8 Expeditionary Learning Charter Public School located in Aurora, Colorado. Founded in 2008, AXL strives to deliver academic achievement, character development and social equity by using an active instructional model and a strong school culture. AXL meets scholars where they are to engage, empower and help all scholars achieve. For more information, please visit www.axlacademy.org.

 

Position Overview:

 

Leadership:

 

  • Enacting Mission and Vision: Maintain alignment between all programs and the overall vision, mission, and core values of AXL Academy.
  • Organizational Leadership: Coach and develop AXL Administration to develop, maintain, and enhance all aspects of AXL Academy in alignment with schoolwide goals to ensure all can engage, empower and achieve. Supervises direct reports in a manner that promotes success, efficiency, and on-going development. This includes effective delegation; training, development, and support of staff; establishing performance requirements; and evaluating staff supervised.
  • Strategic Planning and Implementation: Consistently plan for efforts to achieve the strategic outcomes of all aspects of organizational health and growth, including but not limited to systems to address achievement gaps and academics, social emotional health and development for all scholars, support services, organizational stability, and financial strength. Lead a professional learning community that focuses on building relationships along with curriculum and instruction as the primary drivers of student achievement and school culture. Maintain alignment between the school’s mission/vision and the policies and strategic direction of AXL Academy’s Board of Directors.
  • Board Work: Report to the board and maintain a positive, working relationship with the Board. It is incumbent upon the ED to keep the Board informed of all financial and legal matters, and to work with board members on the various committees. The ED is expected to attend all committee meetings, within reason, and to share updates on the school and bring back recommendations from the committees to be implemented in practice.

 

Academic Achievement:

 

Academic achievement and growth is aligned to the AXL vision: Engage. Empower. Achieve. The Executive Director is responsible for fostering a spirit of engagement, empowerment and achievement for staff and scholars. This is accomplished by the following:

 

  • Community Accountability: Foster a culture of accountability, high academic achievement and growth within the AXL community.
  • Growth Mindset: Lead initiatives to support and challenge all students by modeling a growth mindset.
  • Effective use of student data: Use student achievement data effectively to refine teaching practices in order to improve students’ learning and character development. Establish and maintain expectations for school-wide structures to ensure consistency and equity.
  • Equity: Establish and maintain academic culture and supports to ensure equity for all scholars to include but is not limited to equity for: language, gender, race, ethnicity, sexuality, socio-economic status, nation origin, disability, citizenship status, religion.
  • Standards-Based Instruction: Support standards-based instruction for all to engage, empower and achieve.

 

Internal Management

 

  • Enforcement of Rules and Regulations: Honor all local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations. Appropriately and directly respond when infractions occur.
  • School Culture: Develop and maintain a staff culture that embodies the school’s core values and brings the mission/vision to life. Build and strengthen relationships with and among the School’s constituencies, specifically the faculty, parents, board of directors, donors, and the community at large.
  • Financial Management: Ensure accurate financial management and oversight to guarantee that AXL Academy secures all needed revenues (including enrollment projections), stays within the board approved budget, and effectively protects assets. Ensure effectiveness of accounting and auditing consultants. Manage and operationalize board approved annual budget and long-term financial goals
  • Human Resources: Oversee systems that ensure that recruiting / selection processes benefit AXL Academy; ensure that employment legal requirements are met; and ensure ongoing care and overall HR administration meets the needs of employees and AXL Academy. Oversee employee lifecycle process (Recruiting, hiring, training, supervising, facilitating restorative conversations, and dismissing employees), adhering to Board-approved salary scale, assigning work and duties, and evaluating employee performance and supporting improvement in compliance with SB 191.
  • Facilities: Oversee tenant relationship with landlord and ensure timely adherence to terms in contract. Oversee and maintain the building is in good working order and allocate funding to improvements when necessary. Ensure staff and scholar safety at all times.

 

EXTERNAL RELATIONS: 

 

The Executive Director is the most externally facing employee of the school and much of the role is building and maintaining positive working relationships with external partners.

 

Development Work: Ensure the financial health and longevity of the school by cultivating relationships with foundations, corporations, and individuals who provide financial support to the school. Ensure that the school meets its short- and long-term fundraising goals.

 

Authorizer Relationship: Maintain a strong relationship with the school’s authorizer, Aurora Public Schools and maintain compliance (listed below).

 

Compliance

 

The Executive Director is responsible for ensuring compliance with different agencies throughout the year to meet deadlines and ensure success for AXL Academy. These include but are not limited to the following:

 

  • Primary contact for authorizing district (APS) compliance
    • Benchmarks
    • Grant documentation
    • Grade and assessment documentation
    • Financial records
    • Charter Renewal
    • Annual audits
    • Annual review
    • ESS
    • Other district reporting requirements
  • Colorado Department of Education (CDE) compliance
  • Federal Compliance
  • AXL Board compliance
  • Finance Compliance

 

QUALIFICATIONS

 

Requirements:

 

  • Maintain an unyielding commitment to all students’ learning:  No limits; no excuses
  • Have at least 5 years’ experience in education including curriculum or program development, implementing accountability measures and professional development in support of high quality instruction
  • Have at least 2 years’ experience as principal, school leader, executive director, or other similar senior leadership role in an educational institution
  • Have a principal’s license
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Commitment to and experience working with students from diverse backgrounds with unique academic and personal needs.
  • Must have in-classroom experience in a K-12 grade, ideally in a charter school or organization
  • Demonstrated experience and competence in working with operations, finance, budgets, and financial planning
  • Ability to thrive in a diverse, intellectually challenging, fast-paced and collaborative environment.
  • Demonstrated record of developing talent.
  • Fluency with technology (Email, spreadsheets, infinite campus, Google suite, etc.)

 

The application process is open until June 10, 2022 unless there is a need to extend the search frame. If you are responding to this ad after that date please reach out to confirm the status of the search.

 

The Colorado Sunshine Law, 24-6-402 (3.5) requires that the school post a list of all finalists under consideration for the position of executive director, for fourteen days prior to appointing or employing one of the finalists.

 

This description is not intended, and should not be construed, to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job.

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

AXL is an equal opportunity employer. This means AXL Academy provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without discriminating on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, age, national origin, citizenship status, veteran status, disability, marital status, genetic information or an individual’s membership in any other class or category protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

 

TO APPLY

 

To apply, please visit https://www.applitrack.com/axlacademy/onlineapp/default.aspx?all=1 to start your application.

 

We Engage. We Empower. We Achieve. If you’re looking for a place that values your curiosity, creative autonomy, passion, and dedication to cultivating authentic experiences in learning and equity in education; if you’re seeking colleagues who are big thinkers eager to take on fresh challenges as a team, then welcome to the family.

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Chief Business Officer

Posted by | May 25, 2022 |

Lewis-Palmer School District, located in Monument, CO, is looking for an Chief Business Officer for the 2022-23 school year.  The Chief Business Officer provides fiscal leadership and oversignt for District programs and business services in order to ensure a strategic and sustainable future for Lewis-Palmer School District #38 to enhance the effectiveness of schools to maximize access to opportunities for all students. The leader in this role must demonstrate personal and professional growth necessary to amplify continuous improvement of District programs and services to schools and support for students.The leader in this role must demonstrate personal and professional growth necessary to amplify continuous improvement of District programs and services to schools and support for students.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Supervise the major functions of finance and business services: budget development and monitoring, contract oversight, financial reporting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, procurement, financial systems management, risk management, and financial advisory to the board of education and district leadership team in accordance with board policy and relevant laws.
  • Provide leadership for the development, maintenance, enhancements, and continual improvements to the district’s comprehensive financial data systems.
  • Direct the receipt, management of investments and expenditures of the district’s funds to ensure proper and maximum returns on these funds. Forecast short-and long-range cash requirements and obligations as a basis for sound financial funding mechanisms.
  • Direct the grants management programs to ensure maximum and effective participation in all available local, state and federal grants.
  • Assure protection of the assets of the district by enforcing and promoting internal controls, internal auditing, and ensuring proper insurance coverage.
  • Direct the preparation of the Annual Comprehensive Financial Report and other reports as required by the board of education and state and federal agencies to assure compliance with the law. Direct the external audit processes.
  • Direct the preparation and implementation of the district’s annual budget to ensure compliance with state laws and alignment with district goals.
  • Apply a risk-management lens to all work, to include mitigating fiscal risk from a budgeting perspective, as well as applying risk management in an operational context.
  • Plan for the efficient and effective use of resources; demonstrate evidence of application of creative initiative and purposeful planning to equitably allocate stretched financial resources.
  • Interpret and explain the District’s financial position to the Board, staff and community. Preparation of necessary materials for the Board of Education as they pertain to this area of responsibility.
  • Direct the administrative activities required for all financial aspects of budget override and school-bond issue elections.
  • Initiate school board policy development on business and budget-related matters of the district.
  • Act as the district’s representative in the purchase or sale of property.
  • Establish and maintain productive relationships with District staff, members of the community, and public agencies.
  • Develop and foster an inclusive team atmosphere that enables individuals to actively collaborate and to reach quality decisions; strive to establish positive working relationships with all stakeholders.
  • Communicate information about District finances and district business functions that is easily accessible, credible, and accurate.
  • Hire and supervise highly competent individuals in positions that meet finance/business department and District goals while enhancing the skills of the individual and the team.
  • Act as an advisor to the Superintendent on all matters relating to the business, financial and operational affairs of the District.
  • Performance of other duties as assigned by the Superintendent.

KEY COMPETENCIES:

Connecter and Bridge Builder

  • Connecting purposefully, intentionally, and masterfully with others in various ways is clearly a strength in your repertoire of skills as a fiscal and business executive and education leader. You express yourself with clarity, respect, and awareness in conversations and interactions with others.

  • You are committed to transparency and authenticity in your communication with stakeholders at every level. You invite, include, and engage at every turn in the spirit of equity and empowerment based on your deep skills as a relationship builder. You have a unique ability to distill complexities for stakeholders in essential operational areas.

Advocate for all Students

  • You contribute with intention and purpose to organizational relationships by challenging assumptions, understanding alternative perspectives and beliefs, addressing inequities, and employing a variety of strategies to develop trust across the organization. You recognize that fiscal and operational decisions impact every student, every family, and every educator in our district.

  • You foster, promote, and drive a culture of inclusion in our organization, and you work to ensure all individuals have a voice and a seat at the table.

  • You are able to build authentic relationships across all backgrounds and through a lens of authentic leadership.

Courageous Leader

  • Your experience has imbued in you the capacity and willingness to speak your philosophical truth and share your organizational beliefs without hesitation. Your commitment to our District’s vision and mission lives in your interactions in the field and with internal stakeholders.

  • You are willing to charge forward through honest and difficult conversations and actions to ensure all voices are heard and decisions are made equitably.

Strategic Change Leader

  • You have the ability to analyze conditions for change by considering education trends and geographical markets with a focus on stakeholder needs. You are confident in developing and communicating goals in support of the District’s vision and mission.

  • Your propensity to lead innovative practice, entrepreneurial thinking, and organizational design efforts is evident in everything you do. You thrive on leading organizational effectiveness by initiating, sponsoring, and implementing organizational change. You are confident in developing strategy and leading the team toward Lewis-Palmer School District’s collective north star.

Guardian of Trust

  • As a leader, your words and actions are consistent. You demonstrate trust and respect for others no matter what. You refuse to respond to external pressure in a way that is in conflict with your ethics. You understand deeply that trust must be earned.

  • You keep confidential information confidential, accept responsibility, maintain transparency and lead by example. As the Chief Business Officer for LPSD, your constant and consistent embodiment of this value means more to you than anything. Integrity and trust comprise the fulcrum upon which your success balances.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or related field; Master’s Degree preferred; Five years of fiscal management experience; Three years in a school district setting is preferred; Additional appropriate education may be substituted for two years of fiscal and/or operational management; Significant supervisory experience, including increasing breadth and complexity of supervisory responsibilities; Ability to work well with others in a diverse educational community and experience in bringing divided parties to a consensus decision; Must also possess and demonstrate expertise of relevant computer application skills (i.e. Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint); excellent written and verbal communication skills; excellent presentation skills and comfort with exposure in a public forum.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: CPA certification is preferred.

This position is 261 days per year with pay commensurate with experience. This position is also eligible for a full benefits package.  The minimum salary for this position is $130,000.  In order to receive serious consideration, applications must be submitted on or before the deadline date of June 5, 2022.  Interviews are anticipated to be held the week of June 13, 2022.  The start date is negotiable, but no later than July 1, 2022.

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4th Grade Language Arts Teacher

Posted by | May 25, 2022 |

Aspen Academy, a PK-8 independent school in Greenwood Village, has an amazing position available for a teacher who is passionate about literacy and communication, and thrives in a 4th grade environment.

Overview:

We live and model the community’s values in thought, word and deed to students, colleagues and parents and the larger community. We are palpably committed to, supportive and co-leaders in the achievement of Aspen Academy’s vision and mission.

  • Our values: Be Kind. Do Good. Work Hard. Make the World Better.
  • Our mission: We edify and inspire students and educators to grow, learn and lead.
  • Our vision: We are a national leader in innovative and transformative education.

Is this you?

  • You cultivate students’ curiosity, engagement, growth and performance in academic, intellectual, social and emotional domains.
  • You are a competent, compassionate, creative, dedicated and enthusiastic professional. You are committed to growth and improvement.
  • You possess strong instructional pedagogy, a habit and practice of continual personal and professional growth, and both curiosity and expertise in the content to be taught.
  • You are an excellent communicator, both written and verbal.
  • Your strengths include time, organization and project management; and you demonstrate strong social and emotional intelligence, and cultural competency.

If this describes you, we can’t wait to meet you!

At Aspen Academy, we prepare students to enter, succeed in, and graduate from outstanding high schools.  We are committed to providing an intentionally diverse student body with an outstanding liberal arts education within the framework of an individualized education; character, leadership and entrepreneurial development; and service learning.

If not for life, then what are we learning for?  We look at learning as a way to ignite the personal passions and interests of each and every student. Our academics, partnered with a focused leadership development sequence, prepare students for life. Students thrive as they build lasting relationships with peers and teachers through small class sizes and a community focus.

Diversity and inclusion are core to Aspen Academy. We are passionate about building and sustaining a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment.  Every member on our team enriches our community by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world. We don’t just accept difference — we celebrate it, we support it, and thrive because of it. Aspen Academy is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and promotes affirmative action. We are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and military and veteran status.

If this inspires you, please apply to join our team.

Our Teachers’ Responsibilities:

  • Classroom Strategies and Behaviors: Communicating learning goals and feedback, establishing rules and procedures; helping students interact with new knowledge; helping students practice and deepen new knowledge; helping students generate and test hypotheses; engaging students; recognizing adherence to norms and procedures; establishing and maintaining effective relationships with students; communicating high expectations for all students.
  • Planning and Preparing: Planning and preparing for: lessons and units, resources and technology, needs of English language learners, needs of neurodiverse learners and differentiated learning styles, implementation of culturally responsive classrooms.
  • Reflecting on Teaching: Evaluating personal performance as well as developing and implementing a professional growth plan.
  • Collegiality and Professionalism: Promoting a positive environment; promoting an exchange of ideas and strategies; promoting our school and its community’s development.

Qualifications:

  • Required: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. Optional: Masters or Doctoral degree.
  • Strongly preferred: Teaching credential or license, generalist or domain specific.
  • 3-5 years classroom experience.
  • Evidence of content mastery.
  • Preferred: Orton-Gillingham experience.
  • Grant permission for a criminal background check upon hire.
  • Meet physical demands to perform essential functions of the role.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions: Ability to work full-time, including some evenings and weekends; work in person/in the school building; speak for long periods of time. Regularly required to stand; walk; use hands; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, or crouch.  Frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds; occasionally life up to 50 pounds.

For the coming school year, we are not able to consider candidates that require a Visa. Please check back next year!

Compensation Package:

Aspen Academy offers an excellent compensation package including health, dental, 403(b) with matching and more; wide-ranging opportunities for professional development; and a talented and dedicated staff of teaching professionals and supportive administrators.

Salary Range: Starting $45,068 to $72,078 annually (based on education & experience step and ladder, max 9 years teaching experience credit).

To learn more about working at Aspen Academy: https://www.aspenacademy.org/about/careers

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Deputy Director of K12 Inside Sales

Posted by | May 24, 2022 |

Description

The one-size-fits-all era in math education ends now. Join New Classrooms and help us create a path to success for every student.

For nearly 10 years, we’ve worked alongside educators around the United States. From our experience, we know firsthand that a personalized and engaging path to achievement for each and every student that meets students where they are is necessary so they can get where they need to be. We surround ourselves with team members who strive for excellence and are committed to dramatic math growth for students.

We are growing and looking for a high energy Deputy Director of Partnerships to join our Denver, Colorado office who wants to work with innovative leaders in K-12 who are trying to do things differently to accelerate learning for children.

As a Deputy Director of Partnerships, you will be responsible for developing new partnerships with schools and districts for New Classrooms, to transform teaching and learning environments with Teach to One solutions.

What you can expect from us 

Here are just some of the components of our benefits:

  • Full-time, with a salary range of $75,000-$90,000
  • Rich medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • 37 paid days off per year (prorated for the period in which you work)
  • Professional development budget of $375 annually
  • Paid parental leave
  • Quarterly cell phone and data subsidy

About the role

This is an inside sales role so there’s no need for travel or face-to-face meetings. You will be up and running using the latest tech talking to interested prospects in no time at all.

Your primary focus will be to use your sales skills to take charge of our sales pipeline and develop new partnerships with targeted schools and districts for New Classrooms.

On any given day you will:

  • Conduct business development appointments over the phone. You’ll lead discovery sessions that demonstrate how we transform teaching and learning environments with Teach to One solutions.
  • Manage the pipeline of opportunities. You’ll manage the flow of transactions from opportunity to close, follow up on proposals, and hold primary responsibility for  establishing new Teach to One partnerships.
  • Record phone call and meeting data. You’ll need to keep our CRM up-to-date with your call results to assist opportunity management and reporting.
  • Report at Partnership Team meetings. You’ll regularly update the management team on the performance of the overall sales function as well as the status of discrete opportunities.

In this sales role—unlike pretty much every other—you have team member support so that you get to spend the majority of your time working directly with potential partners.

This frees you up so you can get on with what you do best—explaining how New Classrooms can achieve results for students!

What we need

We are seeking a well-spoken individual with good knowledge of the education landscape and understanding of, or exposure to, personalized learning models and education technology.

You’ll be passionate about the power of personalized learning and have the ability to convey that in an influential and compelling way.

You’ll have a natural disposition towards helping others and project a friendly, professional demeanor at all times. You’ll have natural confidence on the phone, and the smarts to guide people to the best solution.

You’ll be based in Denver (or close enough to commute to a Denver office once that is safe to do).

You’ll be someone that others describe as tenacious – the sales process is challenging, so it is important to be able to optimistically move forward, not letting challenges stop progress; effectively identifies and solves problems, and escalates or involves others when unable to resolve issues alone.

Past experience selling complex products/programs over the phone will place your application at the top of the queue.

We will provide full training and ongoing support.

Commitment to Diversity

At New Classrooms we are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. We strive to create and inspire better ways to give every student an educational foundation for lifelong success. In order to fully realize this mission we are dedicated to building a diverse pool of candidates including those from underrepresented backgrounds, and resolute in building an inclusive culture that supports and celebrates the diverse voices and perspectives of our employees.

Equal Opportunity

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality or sex.

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Middle School Science Teacher

Posted by | May 24, 2022 |

FLAGSTAFF ACADEMY 

MIDDLE SCHOOL SCIENCE TEACHER

 Overview of Position

Flagstaff Academy seeks a full time Middle School Science Teacher for the 2022-2023 school year. The candidate is responsible for teaching students in grades six through eight. The position requires close collaboration with the Middle School Team to ensure that there is a meaningful scope and sequence for the middle school Core Knowledge curriculum.

Qualifications sought

We seek a talented educator who can inspire students and teachers, and be inspired by our mission – “where science and technology take flight.”  The successful candidate is expected to deliver dynamic classroom experiences with high educational expectations and accountability.

 Specifically, we seek:

  • Subject expertise in US and world history, economics, geography, and civics
  • High degree of competence with Google Apps for Education
  • Good organizational and interpersonal skills
  • The ability to work collaboratively
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Effective instructional delivery techniques
  • Willingness to work closely with families
  • Ability to form positive relationships with adolescents
  • Three years of successful teaching experience preferred
  • Core Knowledge background preferred
  • Effective instructional delivery techniques

 The candidate’s pedagogy should be student-centered and practiced in differentiated instruction with a particular focus on the teaching of science through investigation and inquiry.

  Job Skills and Qualifications:

  1. Current Colorado teaching license
  2. Ability to interpret and communicate student data
  3. Strong systems orientation and commitment to follow-through
  4. Experience working with middle school students
  5. Three years teaching experience preferred

Who We Are:

Flagstaff is a PreK-8 public charter school with an onsite pre-school.  In operation since 2005, Flagstaff Academy is now in its 17th year of operation. In 2005-2006, we had 216 students and 23 faculty and staff. Currently, we have approximately 850 students and 95 faculty and staff (300% student growth). As a semi-autonomous school of choice, Flagstaff Academy is operated by a board of directors made up of parents and other community members.  We are governed by a contract between the members of the charter school community and the local school district. Charter schools in Colorado enjoy more flexibility than district public schools and are held accountable to the Colorado Department of Education and their authorizer.  For Flagstaff Academy, this is the St. Vrain Valley School District. 

Mission

Our mission is to develop students who are equipped to be well-rounded, ethical leaders in the world community with a foundation based on science and technology.

Flagstaff Academy’s Guiding Principles

  • Provide a K-8 Core Knowledge-based education with a science and technology focus that challenges students to achieve their academic potential
  • Supply opportunities for scientific and technological exploration while encouraging an appreciation of the arts
  • Pursue excellence in every student and employee
  • Promote, value, and recognize academic achievement and creativity
  • Welcome an academically diverse student population
  • Respect the individual, classroom, school, community, and world

About Flagstaff Academy Charter School

Flagstaff Academy has gained a regional reputation for academic excellence and innovation, with a focus on science and technology. Flagstaff Academy consistently outperforms students in the State of Colorado and the surrounding school districts. In 2019, Flagstaff Academy’s middle school was the first public charter school to be named a Colorado Trailblazer and National School to Watch. Flagstaff Academy’s Special Education Department has been recognized as an Exceptional Charter School by the National Association of Special Education Teachers for the last three years. In 2014, Flagstaff Academy’s Middle School was ranked #1 in the State of Colorado by Colorado School Grades.com, using School Performance Framework data. Our preschool is the only Level 5 rated preschool in the Colorado Shines program in Boulder County. The educational philosophies center on Core Knowledge while supporting national and state standards and contextual teaching/learning. Our curriculum leverages ability grouping and encompasses problem based learning, collaborative/cooperative learning, project based learning, and work based learning. Flagstaff Academy cultivates a strong school culture centered around Core Virtues and Restorative Principles. We boast a qualified staff and low turnover of our professional faculty. Our students go on to the highest echelon of public and private high schools in the area.

Flagstaff Academy’s mission supporting science and technology is visible throughout the building. Every classroom has a 70” interactive touchscreen display that connects students to rich Core Knowledge content. The middle school is a 1:1 Google Chromebook program where every student is issued a Chromebook to take home throughout their Flagstaff Academy career. In addition, Flagstaff Academy has over 320 additional Chromebooks for use throughout the school to enable any classroom to become an instant computer lab when needed. Flagstaff Academy’s K-8 technology program includes computer literacy, engineering, robotics, cybersecurity, and computer programming. Flagstaff Academy has a dedicated elementary science lab that supplements the Core Knowledge sequence. The middle school science program hosts robust science electives such as Advanced Labs, Forensics, Mythbusters, and Food Science. Our students routinely place highly at the Corden-Pharma Regional STEM Fair.

Employees, volunteers, and consultants at Flagstaff Academy work together to fulfill the Flagstaff Academy Mission, and are expected to follow all Flagstaff Academy policies and procedures.  The following description provides an overview of the responsibilities and accountability for this position. Flagstaff Academy employs professionals with a strong commitment to educational excellence, creating a fulfilling and caring environment which contributes to successful outcomes for our students.

Pay Range-

Pay for this position is according to the Teacher Salary Scale on our Employment Page at https://www.flagstaffacademy.org/apps/pages/about-us-employment

 

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Bookkeeper

Posted by | May 20, 2022 |

Bookkeeper. 

Full-time, year-round position scheduled for 193 days per year. Preference given to candidates with former experience in public school fund accounting, payroll functions, and / or human resource management. This position is scheduled for an 8.5 hour day, compensated at $25.00 / hour, for an annual salary of $41,000.

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Grants & Projects Director

Posted by | May 20, 2022 |

Grants & Projects Director.

Full-time, year-round position scheduled for 193 days per year. Preference given to candidates with former experience in public school fund accounting, and those with successful grant writing and management experience.  The work day is 8.5 hours and pay ranges from $46,400 to $55,165 / year, based upon education and experience.

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K-12 Counselor

Posted by | May 20, 2022 |

Part-Time K-12 Counselor. 

At La Veta Public Schools we believe every student is capable of learning; that the school campus must be a safe and secure place and sustain an environment of respect and that a quality education includes a focus on the whole student, including health, wellness and life skills.  We seek full or part-time counseling staff who will focus on social-emotional learning, individualized student support, and supporting an excellent cultural environment for all students and staff.  The work schedule is anticipated to be two full days and one half day each week, with pay ranging from $25,500 to $33,200.

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K-12 Counselor

Posted by | May 20, 2022 |

Part-Time K-12 Counselor. 

At La Veta Public Schools we believe every student is capable of learning; that the school campus must be a safe and secure place and sustain an environment of respect and that a quality education includes a focus on the whole student, including health, wellness and life skills.  We seek full or part-time counseling staff who will focus on social-emotional learning, individualized student support, and supporting an excellent cultural environment for all students and staff.  The work schedule is anticipated to be two full days and one half day each week, with pay ranging from $25,500 to $33,200.

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K-12 Counselor

Posted by | May 20, 2022 |

Part-Time K-12 Counselor. 

At La Veta Public Schools we believe every student is capable of learning; that the school campus must be a safe and secure place and sustain an environment of respect and that a quality education includes a focus on the whole student, including health, wellness and life skills.  We seek full or part-time counseling staff who will focus on social-emotional learning, individualized student support, and supporting an excellent cultural environment for all students and staff.  The work schedule is anticipated to be two full days and one half day each week, with pay ranging from $25,500 to $33,200.

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2nd Grade Teacher

Posted by | May 20, 2022 |

La Veta Elementary School has a 2nd grade opening.  There are 157 work days associated, with pay ranging from $35,700 to $47,875.

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Secondary Career & Technical Education – Agra Business

Posted by | May 20, 2022 |

VocAg Teacher & FFA Sponsor

La Veta Jr. – Sr. High School offers courses in animal science, ag mechanics, plant science, and natural resources. This position also requires the successful candidate to be an enthusiastic and competitive FFA advisor! This position has an extended contract, with 143 student contact days and 35 additional work days, for a total of 178 days annually. Pay ranges from $40,475 to $52,650, depending on education and experience.

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Career & Post Secondary Readiness Counselor

Posted by | May 17, 2022 |

Vista Charter School Career & Post Secondary Readiness Counselor

Position Type:

Special Service Provider

 

Date Posted:

 5/9/2022

 

Location:

Vista Charter School 

 

Date Available:

  08/1/2022

 

Closing Date:

  Until Filled

 

Role Description

Responsible for supporting students in the areas of academic success, career and college readiness, and social/emotional development; serving as a resource for students, families, staff, and community; and delivering services within the framework of the American School Counselor Association (ASCA).  The guidance counselor will primarily focus on individual, career, and academic planning with highly impacted high school students that are over-age and under-credit. While a background in mental health awareness and social-emotional development of at-risk high schools is imperative, this role will not be directly related to providing those services at Vista Charter School. 

 

Essential Functions/Responsibilities

  • Draw on the ASCA school counseling model to help carve out the focus of this role as the ICAP and Post Secondary Readiness Counselor in conjunction with Vista Mental Health Counseling Team. 
  •  Provide: 
    •  Individual and small group career counseling services that support academic,  and social/emotional development. 
      • Including individualized credit tracking and graduation planning for all Vista students
    • Classroom guidance lesson centered on the Vista ICAP College and Career-Readiness Standards for every student
    • Support related to working with business partnerships, vocational schools, and colleges

 

  • Work with the school Principal to schedule students in classes for six, six-week academic cycles.
  • Refer to mental health & SEL needs to Vista’s Mental Health Team or appropriate professionals or agencies.
  • Support student transitional activities including transitioning into their postsecondary next steps
  • Assist ALL Vista students and families with educational and/or career planning.
  • Understand and use current job-related technology.
  • Using a Data Dialogue Approach & System Collaborate: 
    • With administrators, parents/guardians, staff, and community partners regarding student needs and concerns. 
    •  With administrators, parents/guardians, staff, and students to develop and implement academic and/or behavior plans and interventions.

 

  •  Demonstrate a commitment to:
    • Understand, appreciate, and make accommodations for student diversity. 
    • Include and engage families in the student’s education.
    • Support all Vista Charter School policies, procedures, and expectations. 
    • Provide personal and professional excellence.

 

  • Participate in: 
    • Systematic Data Dialogue Cycles as outlined for six, six-week academic cycles.
    • Department, team, building, and district meetings and discussions. 
    • Student and/or family conferences and other meetings. 
    • Social, cultural, interscholastic, and extracurricular activities. 
    • Professional growth opportunities.

 

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications

  • Strong team orientation.
  • Positive and direct communication skills.
  • Meticulous record tracking skills.
  • Strong organization and ability to thrive in an environment that must manage many projects at once.
  • Student-first perception of working  with at-risk students.
  • Strong proficiency and excitement for use of technology and innovative, research-based educational modalities. 
  • Works through a trauma-informed approach. 
  • Ability to navigate conflict positively and productively.
  • Innovative and creative thinker willing to think outside the box when working with Vista Special Education Team while also maintaining compliance.
  • Familiarity with the Pathways to Prosperity work.
  • Experience with motivational interviewing.
  • Experience working with Colorado’s ICAP structures..

 

Education and Experience

  • Master’s degree in School Counseling required with teaching certification and experience strongly desired.
  •  Experience working with at-risk students  required.
  •  Experience with career and post secondary counseling required.

 

Compensation Range:

Based on years of experience and education as outlined by Vista’s Certified Salary Schedule.

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

40 hours per week with a flexible schedule option for the right candidate. 

Hours per Day:

7.5 with some afternoon remote  flexibility  for the right candidate.

Number of Days per Year:

178

 

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Humanities Teacher

Posted by | May 17, 2022 |

Humanities Teacher/Base Camp Teacher (certified in English or Social Studies)

 

Position Type: Classified
Date Posted: 5/9/22
Location: Vista Charter School
Position Start Date: August 1, 2022
Relevant Salary Schedule: Certified Salary Schedule $40K-70K based on education and experience

Job Overview

This position will be responsible for integrating humanities competencies within Vista’s entry pathway program, Base Camp. This position will strategically support a cohort of on-boarding new students every six weeks.  

This position is  full-time, on site, at Vista Charter School. There is an option for potential afternoon remote work time as applicable for the right candidate. 

 

Essential Functions/Responsibilities

  • Demonstrate the following
      • Works effectively in teams, with the ability to work independently and generate innovative curriculum within an Arts boarding community.
      • Uses a wide range of course texts, featuring diverse voices and stories to integrate cross contextual competency-based learning with a connection to career exploration and the humanities. 
      • Has an expertise in skills instruction, including critical thinking and reading, analytical writing, and project-based learning.
      • Understands and is experienced in trauma-informed care systems in education.
      • Has developed and worked within an interdisciplinary curriculum.
      • Strong team orientation
      • Positive and direct communication skills
      • Meticulous record tracking skills
      • Strong organization and ability to thrive in an environment that must manage many projects at once
      • Student-first perception of working with at-risk students
      • Strong proficiency and excitement for use of technology and innovative research-based educational modalities
      • Works through a trauma-informed approach
      • Ability to navigate conflict positively and productively
      • Innovative and creative thinker willing to think outside the box 
      • Continually seeks to integrate multiple contents into the curriculum with expertise in humanities integration
      • Stays current in the research-based teaching and learning practices. 
      • Creates, selects, adapts, and uses a variety of instructional resources to facilitate student attainment of performance standards and identified competencies. 
      • Uses a variety of assessments to provide evidence of student proficiency toward the content standards.
      • Creates a stimulating, well organized, and safe learning environment.
      • Hold students accountable to Vista’s identified behavior standards through a nurturing and proactive approach to student management. 
      • Acts as a model of integrity.
      • Understands professional boundaries between students and teachers.
      • Respects confidentiality.
      • Has a sense of humor and keeps things in perspective.
      • Exhibits flexibility and has the ability to work under pressure.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to:
    • Understand, appreciate, and make accommodations for student diversity 
    • Include and engage families in the students’ education
    • Support all Vista Charter School policies, procedures, and expectations. 
    • Provide personal and professional excellence

 

  • Participate in: 
    • Systematic data dialogue cycles as outlined for six annual academic cycles
    • Student and/or family conferences and other meetings
    • Social, cultural, interscholastic, and extracurricular activities
    • Professional growth opportunities

 

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Education and Experience

  • Colorado Teaching Certificate required
  • English or Social Students content area certification strongly desired
  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution required, master’s degree preferred
  •  Experience working with at-risk students required

 

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Executive Director

Posted by | May 17, 2022 |

Vista Charter School Executive Director Job Description

ORGANIZATION

Vista Charter School Mission: 

The mission of Montrose’s Vista Charter School is to ensure that all students master the skills required to earn a high school diploma and that they acquire the tools necessary for future success.

 

About Vista Charter School:

To learn more about Vista Charter School, please visit our website https://www.vistacharter.org/

THE OPPORTUNITY

Job Overview

Under limited supervision, the Executive Director performs a variety of supervisory roles and is responsible for the successful leadership and management of Vista Charter School according to the strategic direction set by the Board of Directors.

RESPONSIBILITIES

General Leadership and Management Qualities

  • Provides visionary, collaborative and innovative educational leadership.  
  • Demonstrates leadership experience and success in challenging and engaging students at all points along the path to graduation continuum.  
  • Demonstrates strong financial intelligence and long term vision for fiscal stewardship; allocates resources according to school and board goals.  
  • Demonstrates exceptional written and verbal communication skills.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities of the Executive Director include: 

*The Executive Director is expected to successfully perform the following:

Governance Leadership

  • Participate with the Board of Directors in carrying out the three-year vision and strategic plan to guide the school.  
  • Identify, assess, and inform the Board of Directors (the Board) of internal and external issues that affect the school and its achievement of the vision and mission outlined within the strategic plan.  
  • Act as a professional advisor to the Board on all aspects of the school’s activities.
  • Foster effective teamwork between the Board, staff and school stakeholders.
  • Draft policies for the approval of the Board and prepare procedures to implement the organizational policies
  • Review existing policies on an annual basis and recommend changes to the Board as appropriate 

Organizational Leadership & Management

  • Continue to build on the established operational plan which incorporates goals and objectives that work towards the strategic direction of the school.    
  • Oversee the efficient and effective day-to-day operations of the school.   
  • Ensure that personnel, students and volunteer files are securely stored and privacy/confidentiality is maintained. 
  • Possess considerable knowledge of:
    •  Local, state and federal policies and procedures regarding career and technical education, alternative education, and competency-based learning models.
    • The organization and communication channels of the school system.
    • The ethical guidelines applicable to the position as outlined by professional organizations and/or federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations.
  • Plan, develop, implement and evaluate large programs.
  • Develop and implement policies,  procedures and standards for services offered.
  • Maintain complete and accurate records and statistics and to develop meaningful reports from that information.
  • Effectively express ideas orally and in writing.
  • Build strategic relationships with local business partners, local advocacy partners, and local and statewide representatives to enlist support for Vista Career Pathway partnerships. 
  • Establish systems and protocols to ensure the operational and financial health of the school and its associated pathways programming region.
  • Coordinate feedback of community stakeholders including: parents, local business and industry partnerships, and students.

Instructional Leadership & Planning

  • Oversee the planning, implementation and evaluation of the organization’s curricula, programs and services.  
  • Ensure that the curricula, programs and services offered by the school contribute to the organization’s mission and reflect the priorities of the Board.  
  • Monitor the delivery of instruction, programs and services of the school to maintain or improve quality.
  • Plan, develop, and implement a comprehensive program for students in career and technical education (CTE).
  • Works in conjunction with the State Department of Education, and various other agencies to meet the needs of students; 
  • Ensure compliance of programs with federal, state, and local regulations, including oversight of Vista’s special education programming.
  • Possess considerable knowledge of the current literature, trends, methods and developments in the area of career and technical education, alternative education and competency-based educational models. 
  • Assess the needs of students and prioritize necessary actions as they align with Vista’s three-year strategic plan.
  • Utilize data to support a system of continual improvement of programs and services.
  • Lead ongoing curriculum development among CTE/pathway programs, in alignment with school’s curriculum, advisory committee recommendations, and state requirements to ensure Vista’s pathway programs engage student interests and meet the current needs of business and industry within the community.
  • Support the development and implementation of course-level competencies required within a competency-based graduation plan.
  • Develop and implement action plans in partnership with business and community stakeholders to increase the number of industry-recognized credentials within Vista’s pathway program
  • Develop and implement high-quality professional development to maintain the use of expert content knowledge and high-proficiency instructional practices amongst CTE/pathways teachers.
  • Monitor the attainment of Vista’s School Performance Framework annually.
  • Develop and manage processes and structures (such as program reviews, and performance goals) to support high-quality and consistent implementation of standards in every pathway program.
  • Run and implement a research-aligned MTSS model within a trauma-informed care school system.
  • Work with staff and school stakeholders to develop an effective school schedule.

Human Resources & Management

  • Determine staffing requirements for organizational management and program delivery.  
  • Oversee the implementation of the human resources policies, procedures and practices including the development of job description for all staff.  
  • Recruit, interview and select staff that have the right technical and personal abilities to help further the school’s mission.  
  • Ensure that all staff receive an orientation to the school and that appropriate training is provided.
  • Run the performance management process for all staff which includes monitoring the performance of staff on an on-going basis and conducting an annual performance review  
  • Coach and mentor staff as appropriate to improve performance.  
  • Supervise and conduct personnel administration duties for staff, including hiring and firing, evaluating, assigning special duties, monitoring attendance and travel reports, and granting leave.
  • Directly supervise and coaching all staff members to achieve key goals and metrics aligned with Vista’s strategic plan.
  • Cultivate a cohesive, values-aligned team (inclusive of business partners & school stakeholders) that demonstrates strong team culture, communication, and role clarity.

Fiscal Planning & Management

  • Work with staff and the Board to prepare a comprehensive budget. 
  • Work with the Board to secure adequate funding for the operation of the school.  
  • Research funding sources, oversee the development of fundraising plans.
  • Approve expenditures within the authority delegated by the Board.  
  • Ensure that sound bookkeeping and accounting procedures are followed.  
  • Administer the funds of the organization according to the approved budget and monitor the monthly cash flow of the organization.  
  • Provide the Board with comprehensive, regular reports on the revenues and expenditure of the organization.  

Community Relations/advocacy Leadership 

  • Communicate with stakeholders to keep them informed of the work of the school and its impact to local economic development. 
  • Develop and expand partnerships with community businesses, industries, post-secondary institutions, and apprenticeship programs to extend and enrich learning experiences available to students.
  • Participate in community and family informational activities to help improve understanding of the key elements of Vista’s pathway offerings, the skills and interests of Vista students, and to generate support for Vista and the opportunities that can be made available to students through the pathway model.
  • Provide frequent and ongoing communications about the Vista program to the community at large, including overseeing the school’s social media strategy.

Risk Management

  • Identify and evaluate the risks to the organization’s people (teachers, staff, management and volunteers), property, finances, goodwill, and image and implement measures to control risks
  • Maintain Safety and Health Plans, including Emergency/Evacuation Plans.
  • Establish a positive, healthy and safe work environment in accordance with all appropriate legislation and regulations.  

FIRST YEAR ACTIVITIES

Within the first year, the Vista Charter School Executive Director will focus on the following activities:

  • Engaging with all stakeholders to listen, learn and establish trust. This includes assessing the needs of the school with a commitment to maintaining the current strategic three-year plan for the school. 
  • Maintaining a strong commitment to the school’s vision and refining the strategic plan aligned to the organization’s three-year plan that addresses local needs. This will include integrating feedback from a variety of stakeholders and ensuring resources are distributed across the pathways programming in ways that maximize impact.
  • Building a coherent, collaborative and high-functioning team that balances the need to work efficiently with intentionality in how they support the school and students.

QUALIFICATIONS 

*In order to fulfill these responsibilities, the ideal Executive Director candidate will be/have:

Education

Minimum: Master’s Degree in a related field and/or equivalent combination of education, training and experience sufficient to perform the essential functions of the job. Active Colorado School Principal’s license. 

Preferred: Active CTE Director Qualification

Experience

  • 3-5+ years of successful teaching, as demonstrated by student results and other relevant data strongly preferred.
  • 3-5+ years of successful experience as a principal, as demonstrated in student results and other relevant data strongly preferred.
  • 2+ years CTE teaching/director experience preferred with a track record of student success preferred.

Desired Leadership Attributes

  • Requires the ability to apply principles of influence systems, such as motivation, incentive, teaching pedagogy, and leadership.
  •  Ability to exercise independent judgment to apply facts and principles for developing approaches and techniques to problem resolution.
  • Requires the ability to exercise the judgment, decisiveness and creativity required in situations involving the direction, control and planning of instructional programs.
  • Upholds and enforces district policies, administrative procedures and district rules and regulations.
  • Actively seek out and attend approved local and national professional meetings, conferences and institutes to keep abreast of current research, trends, and practices in education.
  • Maintains appropriate work habits, including regular and punctual attendance, and maintains appropriate relationships with other staff and leaders.
  • Strives to communicate the positive aspects of Vista Charter to the public in word and deed.
  • Thoughtfully and actively represents Vista  as an effective, approachable, and responsive leader.
  • Attends and participates in council, board and committee meetings as required.
  • The ability to attract, cultivate, develop, and inspire a diverse team, build trust through authentic interaction, and cultivate a positive work environment and school culture. 
  • Demonstrated success as an instructional leader, including professional development of teachers in public charter schools serving highly-impacted students.
  • Demonstrated command of the intricacies of charter school operations and planning.
  • Deep knowledge and understanding of the complexities of trauma and its impact to student learning and performance school; sensitivity to issues and concerns of communities of diverse groups including students with disabilities and disenfranchised students; passion and extensive experience in leading for equity;
  • Commitment to personal learning, growth, and development.
  • Knowledge of characteristics of successful alternative schools and how to implement high fidelity wrap-around services.
  • Knowledge of Colorado charter school law, finance, and regulations.
  • Strong problem analysis and problem resolution at both a strategic and functional level.
  • Successful track record of working within an alternative school setting with students and families from diverse racial, ethnic, linguistic and socio-economic backgrounds.
  • Proven track record of sound judgment, communication and creative problem solving skills.
  • Team oriented and collaborative.
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively, and possess excellent organizational skills.

 

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

This position offers a competitive salary range. Additionally, Vista Charter School offers its employees competitive benefits, including generous paid time off, 100% core health benefits coverage on select plans, life insurance/long-term disability, participation in a CO state retirement plan. 

 

 

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Director of Instruction and Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS)

Posted by | May 17, 2022 |

Vista Charter School Director of Instruction and Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS)

Position Type: Administrative
Date Posted: 5/9/22
Location: Vista Charter School
Position Start Date: July 1, 2022
Reports To: Executive Director
Relevant Salary Schedule: High School Assistant Principal Salary Schedule $70K-$90K depending on education and experience
Staff Agreement Days: 202 Days

Job Overview:
This position will require an innovative leader who can navigate shared time in prioritizing the Director of Instruction tasks with equal priority to the tasks of the Director of Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS). This position is based full-time on site at Vista Charter School.
As the Director of Instruction, you will direct and manage all operations of Vista’s competency-based curriculum and instructional practices, including overseeing and improving instructional alignment with Vista’s cross-competency pathways model. You will provide instructional coaching, leadership and professional development, with a specific focus on developing alternative licensure teachers and supporting Vista’s career pathway teachers.
As the Director of Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS), you will lead and oversee the development of a school-wide MTSS program that supports the whole student. You will be responsible for collaborating closely with all Vista staff, families, and students to establish and implement a tiered framework that uses data to meet the needs of each and every student through academics, behavior, and social-emotional learning (SEL) interventions. You will provide guidance to the Executive Director and school leadership teams to ensure that research-based MTSS strategies, interventions, and systems are in place to support student achievement.

Qualifications:
Master’s Degree in Education with active Colorado School Principal License
Three (3) years experience classroom teaching required, alternative school teaching experience strongly preferred
Administrative experience at campus level strongly preferred
Experience in instructional leadership & coaching strongly preferred

Special Knowledge/Skills:
Demonstrated competency in systemic leadership and instructional coaching.
Strong knowledge of curriculum development and alignment specifically pertaining to competency-based educational models with a focus on career and post secondary readiness.
Knowledge of the MTSS framework, positive behavior interventions and supports (PBIS), response to intervention (RTI), social-emotional learning (SEL), restorative practices, trauma-informed practices, and family engagement.
Ability to manage complex projects.
Ability to facilitate change management within individuals, teams, and organizations, including implementing professional learning for adult learners and staff development.
Exceptional interpersonal skills and strong verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to collect and analyze data to drive improvement.
Commitment to working with students from marginalized communities through an asset-based mindset and approach.

Major Responsibilities and Duties:
Instructional Leadership:
Systematically and continuously monitors instructional and managerial processes to ensure that program activities are related to program outcomes; uses these findings for corrective action and improvement, as well as for recognition of success.
Ensures that curriculum development and implementation are continuous and responsive to student needs.
Provides instructional coaching and professional development support for staff, specifically alternative licensure teachers.
Leads and monitors a school-wide MTSS implementation plan aligned to Vista’s vision for MTSS.
Implements and leads the MTSS Committee that includes representation from school leadership teams and other key stakeholders.
Based on needs assessment, oversees the development of Tier 1, 2, and 3 intervention protocols, problem-solving processes, data-based decision-making, progress monitoring, and communication and collaboration processes among Student Support Teams.
Identifies and implements school-wide universal screening for academics, social-emotional learning, and behavior.
Develops training programs and provides ongoing coaching for leadership teams, staff, and teachers on the MTSS framework and research-based practices for tiered intervention.
Implements an MTSS intervention management system and partners with school staff to ensure effective data collection, data analysis, and program evaluation and efficacy.
Partners with community organizations, government agencies, out-of-school programs, and families to ensure availability of resources for students.
Identifies, analyzes, and applies findings (e.g., effective school research correlates) to facilitate school improvement planning.
Leads a collaborative process to develop district performance objectives to include the Academic Excellence Indicators involving staff, parents, and community members.

School Culture Leadership:

Fosters collegiality and team building among staff, encouraging their active involvement in decision-making and accountability for school success.
Mediates and facilitates effective resolution of conflicts in a timely fashion.
Communicates and promotes high expectation levels for staff and student performance in an enabling, supportive way, by providing recognition for excellence and achievement.
Determines and builds a common vision with staff for school improvements.
Directs planning activities and implements programs collaboratively with staff to ensure attainment of the school’s mission.
Effectively conducts conferences and research-based intervention strategies with parents, students, and teachers concerning academic issues, conveying problem areas as well as positive aspects of student behavior.
Develops and implements a school-wide PBIS system as a component of the school-wide MTSS model to include a focus on student affiliation and recognition.

 

 

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Instructional Facilitator

Posted by | May 16, 2022 |

OVERVIEW 

Operating under the general direction of the Chief Academic Officer, Instructional Facilitators are district representatives who champion the district-wide vision for a commitment to high expectations and for the success of all students and who advocate for and support students, teachers, programs, and goals. The district’s Instructional Facilitators work on behalf of all employees, but each specializes in a different subset of staff. This position directly supports early literacy.

In that capacity, this position develops and facilitates professional development in early literacy for all certified staff to improve educator effectiveness; manages and facilitates programming directly related to Title I, Read Act, TSGold and early literacy interventions; and mentors, coaches and trains new and existing early literacy staff. Working to increase the quality and effectiveness of the Roaring Fork Schools early literacy curriculum, this position equips educators with the competencies that are required for implementing effective instructional practices for the READ Act.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED

Receives direct supervision from the Chief Academic Officer. Exercises non-supervisory responsibilities over school leaders and educators.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Instructional Supports and Deliveries:

  • The Instructional Coach operates from a solution oriented stance to ensure the success of teachers at the individual educator and building levels.

  • Serve as a change/catalyst leader to support system alignments and specifically READ Act requirements as teachers apply the READ Act rules and Colorado Department of Education (CDE) regulations.

  • Serve as a resource for the 2019 READ Act, student learning, and related educational trends and opportunities.

  • Primary goals include increasing the quality and effectiveness of reading instruction that is aligned to the Science of Reading and the Roaring Fork Schools Instructional Model, and providing aligned literacy curriculum instruction and meeting the needs of all students.

 

STAFF SUPERVISION AND DEVELOPMENT:

This position currently has no direct staff supervisory duties however, is still considered an instructional leader that promotes District efforts to ensure:

● Student success as the primary focus;

● And intertwines the applied principles of collaborative adult learning;

Note: While not a direct supervisor the Instructional Coach does hold considerable influence regarding the professional development needs of Teachers.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

● Bachelor’s degree in education plus additional coursework which certifies endorsement or licensure*

● Minimum of five years’ experience in Classroom Teacher role;

● Attend and successfully complete all staff development training as required by state law or as directed by their Supervisor.

 

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS or CERTIFICATIONS:

● Criminal Background check required for hire;

● Valid Colorado Teacher’s license with applicable endorsement*;

● Valid Colorado driver’s license or valid Colorado Identification required.

 

PRIMARY DUTIES for all Instructional Facilitators

  1. Models best practice instruction, designs and delivers professional development which develops educator effectiveness.

  2. Provides constructive feedback and ongoing assistance to new and existing teachers during informal observations and walk-throughs.

  3. Works collaboratively with teachers, administrators and other instructional facilitators to identify instructional areas needing improvement/intervention; attends team meetings when necessary and leadership team meetings.

  4. Develops, coordinates and facilitates new teacher orientation, the mentor program for new teachers and the induction program.

  5. Assists in determining the effectiveness of the district’s curriculum and instructional practices; assists the CAO with curricular initiatives or adoption.

  6. Supports the development, implementation and evaluation of common assessments in collaboration with the CAO.

  7. Supports teachers and administrators in establishing results teams and data cycles, analyzing data and using data to inform decisions at the classroom and school level.

  8. Partners with principals in supporting teachers and holding them accountable for program implementation and student achievement and growth.

  9. Assists in the coordination and implementation of the Colorado Academic Standards.

  10. Mentors, coaches and provides professional development for teachers on a remediation plan.

  11. Keeps current regarding developments in curriculum, instruction and assessment and provides leadership and training to all staff.

  12. Provides responsible staff assistance to the Chief Academic Officer and Superintendent; performs other duties as assigned.

 

Specific duties for a focus on early literacy:

  1. Coordinate intervention for math and literacy for Read Act and Title I (and Spanish Literacy, SIPPS & OG Yoshimoto), including coaching, implementation, and progress monitoring Manage data, including pulling reports and supporting schools and managing the data pipeline elements of early literacy

  2. Coordinate, schedule, document, and consult on professional development, including for: READ Act, LETRS, Northwest Regional Amplify

  3. Write and manage budgets for READ Act and Title I, with support from Chief Financial Officer

  4. Make purchase orders, including for the ELAT K-4 assessments and Kindergarten Teaching Strategies Gold

  5. Additional duties related to the READ Act

    1. Write READ Plans, set key annual dates, monitor progress, and support and consult building leaders and teachers in their implementation

    2. Conduct READ Act Assurances

    3. Collaborate with the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education Department on the processes for identification of emerging bilinguals as SRD according to the READ Act and in determining appropriate literacy instruction and intervention for emerging bilingual students regardless of program model

  6. Additional duties related to Title I

    1. Support and consult with building leaders and independent (non-RFSD) schools

    2. Conduct Family Literacy & Math Engagement Nights

    3. Meet with Title I point contacts ongoing basis for support and opportunity for feedback

    4. Complete Consolidated Grant Application, focusing on Title I and Title II, with collaboration from the Director of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education

  7. Additional duties related to Kindergarten Teaching Strategies Gold (TS Gold)

    1. Serve as administrator of the system, including rostering students and providing system support

    2. Set dates and issue reminders

    3. Complete Colorado Achievement Plan for Kids and Kindergarten Readiness CAP4K

 

QUALIFICATIONS 

Knowledge of: 

  • Advanced knowledge of standards based education

  • Best practices in delivering effective instruction

  • Advanced knowledge of district and state assessment

  • Advanced knowledge of using data to promote student achievement

  • Best practices in teacher coaching and professional development

  • Advanced knowledge of strategies, processes, implementation and facilitation of educator professional development

  • Concepts, methods and techniques of developing and implementing goals, objective and programs

  • Effective public speaking and presentation techniques

  • Pertinent Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulation (SB 191, Read Act, etc.)

  • Effective classroom management practices

  • English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation

  • Modern office procedures and methods

  • Effective aspects of coaching, mentoring and evaluating teachers

  • Knowledge of google docs, sheets and forms

  • Principles of business and letter writing and basic report preparation

  • The philosophy of standards based education, including the processes of curriculum implementation and its effectiveness in the school.

  • The 2019 READ Act details, student learning, and related educational trends and opportunities.

Ability to: 

  • Deliver presentations to all staff and administrators

  • Develop, recommend and implement District programs

  • Analyze data to improve achievement

  • Visit all school locations as necessary to fulfill job responsibilities

  • Occasionally work during summer months, evenings and weekends

  • Participate in the development and administration of goals, objectives and procedures

  • Prepare clear and concise administrative and statistical reports

  • Operate and use modern office equipment including a computer and various software packages

  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work

 

EXPERIENCE & TRAINING GUIDELINES 

Education: Bachelors’ degree required. Master’s degree required in a content field associated with area of responsibility or related area recommended.

Experience: Seven years teaching experience recommended.

License or Certificate: Possession of a Professional Teacher’s license from the Colorado Department of Education. Possession of ability to obtain and maintain an appropriate valid Colorado driver’s license.

 

LOCATION AND WORKING CONDITIONS 

Location: The position will be primarily located at the Carbondale District Office, but will require occasional travel to and among Glenwood Springs, Carbondale, and Basalt.

Working Conditions: Office environment with exposure to computer screens and use of a keyboard. The employee is frequently required to sit, walk, and stand. Travel from site to site and occasionally out of town.

 

Physical Conditions: Primary functions may require maintaining physical condition necessary for sitting for prolonged periods of times; use of computer keyboard; light lifting and carrying.

SALARY RANGE AND DAYS WORKED

Salary range: $79,000-$90,000/year, depending on qualified experience.

Days worked: 209 days/year (with paid personal time, paid sick leave, and paid time off for holidays and district non-work days such as during winter break and spring breaks)

Benefits: The Roaring Fork School District offers full district paid employee health benefits as well as voluntary vision, dental, and dependent coverage. Other benefits include: paid personal and sick leave, paid parental leave for mothers and fathers, a robust retirement plan under Colorado PERA with a district contribution of over 20% of an employee’s wages each month, Employee Assistance programs, a district wellness program, and access to discounted ski passes and other community benefits.

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Student Services Coordinator

Posted by | May 16, 2022 |

Student Services Coordinator
Position Description
Position Summary

The Student Services Coordinator will provide leadership in the ongoing planning, implementation, development, direction, review and evaluation of Flagstaff Academy’s student support services. The Student Services Coordinator provides strategic leadership for the Student Services department in the specialty areas of Special Education, MTSS, Academic and Behavioral intervention, Gifted & Talented, and English Language Development. The Student Services Coordinator works collaboratively with the Executive Principal and Assistant Principals to provide a unified educational program across all grades. The Student Services Coordinator reports to the Executive Principal and participates as a member of the Leadership team.

We are seeking a Student Services Coordinator who:

  • Possesses excellent people skills, presents a positive image of the school and will listen to input and make a decision when necessary
  • Inspires trust, has high levels of self-confidence and optimism, and models high standards of integrity and personal performance
  • Is a strong communicator; speaking, listening and writing
  • Collaborates in the MTSS process for all grade levels
  • Participates in the supervision process of academic and behavioral interventionists, including special education and exceptional student services.

 

Overview of Position

RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Leadership
    • Execute the Unified Improvement Plan (UIP) with the Executive Principal by focusing on student success and academic excellence.
    • Cultivate opportunities to showcase Flagstaff Academy by attending and presenting to local, state, regional, and national professional educational organizations.
    • Establish Flagstaff as an academic leader by staying current with academic developments and trends.
    • Represent Flagstaff Academy in a positive light in the community, student recruiting, and marketing.
  2. Relationship Building
    • Unify multiple departments, Special Education, MTSS, Intervention, social-emotional health, general education, and at-risk student programs of Flagstaff Academy to achieve high quality student services for all students.
    • Represent school by planning or attending outside activities such as district meetings, student recruitment events and community functions. Lead staff through data disaggregation processes in conjunction with other academic leaders.
    • Lead and administer the MTSS process, including Tier 2 and Tier 3 support.
    • Support parents and relationships between families and the school.
  3. Management
    • Supervise, coach, and develop teachers, interventionists, and paraprofessionals to achieve a unified team approach to student support.
    • Attend and support school faculty meetings and professional development efforts.
    • Provide administrative support to teachers who request it for parent conferences or communication.
    • Comply with all social services regulations, including mandatory reporting of allegations of abuse.
    • Assist with all safety and emergency drills and operations.
    • Support the Business Office in the maintenance and organization of teacher credentials and time cards.
    • Assist in the development and management of the annual operating budget.
    • Assessment Coordination – Schedule, train, and oversee student data collection and management including ACCESS and gifted and talented testing.
  4. Assist in the management of student data including district systems, internal documents, Infinite Campus, and applicable data warehouses.
    • Academic Leadership
    • Analyze multiple forms of student data and make appropriate recommendations for instructional enhancements and professional development.
    • Participate in the supervision and evaluation process for department faculty members, including screening, selecting, assigning, supervising, and evaluating performance.
    • Plan and lead professional development and professional learning communities in conjunction with the principals.
    • Facilitate regular data meetings with teachers to discuss student performance and foster an environment of continuous improvement.
    • Confer with teachers regarding instructional practices, techniques, coaching, including the development and administration of improvement plans as needed.
    • Ensure Special Education, Gifted and Talented, MTSS, English Language Development and 504 programs meet federal and state regulations.
  5. Behavior and Culture
    • Support the implementation of the CHAMPS classroom management program, PBIS, 7 Mindsets SEL Curriculum, and discipline model in the school.
    • Maintain effective and timely communication with parents, teachers, staff, and students regarding questions and issues regarding behavior.
    • Promote a kind and restorative culture among the faculty, staff, students and families.

Job Skills and Qualifications:

  1. Strong understanding of the Multi-Tiered Systems of Support and Special Education
  2. Understanding of research proven instructional strategies and coaching model.
  3. Ability to interpret and communicate student data, including iReady, and Colorado Growth and Achievement models (CMAS).
  4. Comprehensive knowledge of and experience with the implementation of behavioral interventions, FBAs, and behavior plans.
  5. Entrepreneurial spirit and the capability to embrace change.
  6. Strong systems orientation, teamwork, and commitment to follow-through.

Minimum Required Qualifications

  • Masters degree in Education, Special Education, Mental Health, or related field
  • Licensed in special education in the state of Colorado
  • At least 5 years of professional experience, with at least 2 years experience as a school leader with a proven track-record of success
  • Strong understanding and experience with special education, MTSS, and social-emotional learning
  • Familiarity with Google Apps for Education
  • Demonstrated experience in effectively solving challenging problems through a positive, collaborative approach
  • Demonstrated experience in professional staff development resulting in improved student outcomes

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree or higher in Educational Leadership, Special Education, Mental Health or related disciplines
  • Licensed as a principal or special education director in the state of Colorado
  • Demonstrated success leading strategic educational initiatives that result in measurable improvements in student achievement
  • Detailed knowledge of special education, MTSS, and Google Apps for Education
  • Experience and knowledge of budget preparation and management in alignment with strategic priorities
  • Professional experience in counseling or special education, gifted and talented, culturally and linguistically diverse education (CLD) or demonstrated educational integrating varied student services.

Supervision Received and Exercised

The Flagstaff Academy Student Services reports to the Executive Principal. The Student Services Coordinator will have supervisory oversight for student service support staff at Flagstaff Academy.

What You Should Know:

The work environment described here is representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The hours may be long when specific needs arise, thus some extended schedules will be necessary. This is a position that must attend the needs of staff, administrators, Flagstaff Academy Board of Directors, and parents. Work may consist of ten (10) plus hour days, with weekend work required.

This is a full time, exempt position located in Longmont, Colorado. A highly competitive compensation and benefits package, commensurate with qualifications and experience, will be provided to the successful candidate.

Flagstaff Academy is an equal opportunity employer.

What We Can Offer:

  • Salary is competitive and will be commensurate with skills and experience.
  • Salary Range- $75,000 to $85,000 based on qualifications and experience.
  • Flagstaff Academy offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, disability, life insurance, and paid time off. Flagstaff Academy offers free child care for staff with students at Flagstaff Academy for before/after school and all professional development days.
  • Flagstaff Academy offers an unmatched employee appreciation program throughout the school year.
  • A dynamic leadership role in one of the state’s leading charter schools situated in beautiful Boulder County, Colorado.

This is an extraordinary opportunity for an exemplary educator and school leader. Qualified candidates are invited to submit a resume by attachment.

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties, responsibilities or qualifications associated with the job. Flagstaff Academy reserves the right to modify any descriptions contained herein provided such changes are publicly posted and disclosed to all applicants.

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9-12 Special Education Teacher

Posted by | May 16, 2022 |

Compensation (Salary + …):

  • Competitive Benefits Package
  • Employee Bonus Program
  • Employee Access to Fitness Facilities, Pool, Disc Golf Course/Hiking Trails

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Quality preparation in the areas of physical, social, academic and emotional needs for students with mild to moderate disabilities;
  • Background in functional behavior assessment and positive behavior support planning;
  • Colorado Teaching License with appropriate endorsement;
  • Expertise in the areas of behavior management and effective instructional programming with the ability to provide individualized programming for students with mild physical, social and emotional needs;
  • Ability to write standards-based Individual Educational Plan in compliance with IDEA regulations;
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with students, parents, staff and administration;
  • First Aid and CPR Certificate or ability to obtain one.
  • Clear Electronic Background Check and CBI report.

 RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop a program to meet the needs of students with mild to moderate physical, social, and emotional needs;
  • May require some lifting and transferring of students in wheel chairs.  Applicants must have the ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds.
  • Provision of services in compliance with the Individual Educational Support Plan;
  • Coordination of services as case manager for assigned students;
  • Chair IEP reviews;
  • Provide direct academic services to students with severe physical, social and emotional needs in the core content areas;
  • Develop effective behavioral interventions, modifications and accommodations for students with mild to moderate physical, social and emotional needs;
  • Assess student needs and progress; diagnose and remedial deficiencies;
  • Collaborate with parents and staff to develop effective programming;
  • Other duties as described in Classroom Teacher job description.

 

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Elementary Special Education Teacher

Posted by | May 16, 2022 |

Compensation (Salary + …):

  • Competitive Benefits Package
  • Employee Bonus Program
  • Employee Access to Fitness Facilities, Pool, Disc Golf Course/Hiking Trails

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Quality preparation in the areas of physical, social, academic and emotional needs for students with mild to moderate disabilities;
  • Background in functional behavior assessment and positive behavior support planning;
  • Colorado Teaching License with appropriate endorsement;
  • Expertise in the areas of behavior management and effective instructional programming with the ability to provide individualized programming for students with severe physical, social and emotional needs in a self-contained setting;
  • Ability to write standards-based Individual Educational Plan in compliance with IDEA regulations;
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with students, parents, staff and administration;
  • First Aid and CPR Certificate or ability to obtain one.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop a program to meet the needs of students with mild to moderate physical, social, and emotional needs;
  • May require some lifting and transferring of students in wheel chairs.  Applicants must have the ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds.
  • Provision of services in compliance with the Individual Educational Support Plan;
  • Coordination of services as case manager for assigned students;
  • Chair IEP reviews;
  • Provide direct academic services to students with severe physical, social and emotional needs in the core content areas;
  • Develop effective behavioral interventions, modifications and accommodations for students with mild to moderate physical, social and emotional needs;
  • Assess student needs and progress; diagnose and remedial deficiencies;
  • Collaborate with parents and staff to develop effective programming;
  • Other duties as described in Classroom Teacher job description.
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Elementary Counselor

Posted by | May 16, 2022 |

Compensation (Salary + …):  

  • Competitive Benefits Package
  • Employee Bonus Program
  • Employee Access to Fitness Facilities, Pool, Disc Golf Course/Hiking Trails

Qualifications:  

  • Hold CO Counselor license and meet quality preparation for guidance counseling. Must be Highly Qualified as Counselor.
  • Demonstrated effective leadership skills.
  • CPR and First Aid certification obtained within 90 days following the first date of employment.

Responsibilities:

  • Through teacher referrals, provide individual and group counseling for students in the areas of: executive functioning, social skills and self-regulating behaviors.
  • Collaborate with parents in helping their child to be successful in school.
  • Collaborate with classroom teachers to develop plans to support student success in school.
  • Adhere to Board policy and regulations.
  • Serve as a positive liaison between the school and community (e.g. public relations).
  • Set a positive example for students by showing good judgment in personal grooming, dress and demeanor.
  • Other duties as assigned.
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K-6th Grade Teachers

Posted by | May 13, 2022 |

Seeking classroom teachers grades K-6 beginning August 2022 at Liberty Common School, a Poudre School District charter school dedicated to Core Knowledge principles. The current elementary school educates approximately 610 students grades K-6.  We are going to replicate our school on the west side of Fort Collins and will enroll 250 K-4 students expanding each year to grades K-6.  The positions we are hiring for could be located at either campus.

Liberty Common School offers a unique educational program with an expanded science curriculum. The school provides excellence and fairness in education by teaching 1) a contextual body of organized knowledge, 2) the skills of learning, and 3) the values of a democratic society. This is done through parental choice, partnership with teachers, and student acceptance of responsibility for his/her academic effort.

The classroom teacher has the primary responsibility for planning and delivering the entire grade level educational program in the classroom, and being an active faculty member dedicated to student achievement.  Each Grade level teacher will work closely with the other grade level teachers and teaching assistant.  Applicants should be dedicated to a strong skills and knowledge-based curriculum.

FLSA CLASSIFICATION: Salary Exempt
EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Regular, Full-time
WORK HOURS: 35-40 hours per week
PAY RANGE: $44,000

REPORTS TO: Principal

REVISION DATE: April 18, 2022

Minimum Essential Duties:

  • Research and gather resources and materials needed for lesson units
  • Set up classroom materials and equipment
  • Enforce administration policies and rules governing students
  • Conduct testing and evaluate student work as directed by teachers
  • Conduct student interventions
  • Monitor, assess, and report on students’ progress
  • Communicate clearly and respectfully with teachers, other faculty, students, and parents
  • Tutor and assist children individually or in small groups to help them master assignments and to reinforce learning concepts presented by teachers.
  • Maintaining inventories of materials, equipment, or products
  • Adapt communication and teaching styles when necessary to support individual students and their families

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to maneuver uneven surfaces
  • Must be able to carry or transfer up to 20lbs of supplies frequently
  • Must be able to work in occasionally loud environments
  • Must be able to frequently use office technology including computers, copiers, and printers
  • Must be able to use commercial office tools including paper cutters and staplers

Minimum Requirements:

  • Desire and willingness to learn about Liberty’s history and philosophy and to uphold and promote the mission and values of the school.
  • Demonstrated competence in a relevant discipline.
  • BA/BS, or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience
  • Ability and willingness to teach the Core Knowledge Sequence
  • Demonstrated effective classroom teaching ability
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Outlook, internet utilization, and general aptitude for learning new software applications
  • Ability and willingness to work effectively with peers & other staff as a team to improve students’ education.

Preferred Characteristics:

  • Experience with the Core Knowledge Curriculum and demonstrated ability to support effective instructional delivery in this curriculum.

EEO STATEMENT
Liberty Common School provides equal opportunities to all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, status as an officer or enlisted members of the military forces, veteran status, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, transgender status, marriage to a co-worker, or any other protected characteristic applicable under federal, state, and local laws.

AT-WILL EMPLOYMENT
All employment with Liberty Common School is voluntary and is subject to termination by you or Liberty Common School at-will, with or without cause, and with or without notice, at any time. There is no guarantee, in any manner, Liberty Common School will continue employment for any set period of time. This applies to all aspects of employment at Liberty Common School including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, promotion, placement, discipline, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and access to benefits and training.
ADDITIONAL DUTIES
Please note that this job description is not a comprehensive list of activities, duties, and responsibilities that are required of this position. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice with direction from Liberty Common School.

Liberty Common School is an EEO employer

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Western Regional Educator

Posted by | May 11, 2022 |

The Institute for Curriculum Services (ICS) is a national nonprofit initiative based in San Francisco, CA, and founded in 2005. We are dedicated to improving the quality of K-12 education on Jews, Judaism, Jewish history and Israel in the United States. We do this by developing standards-aligned curricula and training teachers around the country.

ICS seeks an experienced educator who is excited about bringing ICS’s curricula and professional development opportunities to K-12 educators across 12 states: Arizona, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Idaho, Utah, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Alaska and Hawaii. In this role, you will build and cultivate regional partnerships, plan and execute in-person and online training programs, and increase ICS’s presence across the Western region.

Key Responsibilities

  • Identify and build relationships with key district partners and regional organizations.
  • Leverage network/relationships to set up professional development opportunities for schools/districts across the Western region.
  • Maintain calendar of statewide conferences, submit proposals for presentations in consultation with Deputy Director to determine priorities, prepare and deliver ICS presentations.
  • Recruit for and lead annual Summer Institutes.
  • Maintain a deep knowledge of ICS content and professional development program offerings.
  • Consultative conversations with ICS and other trainers.
  • This position regularly involves 45% travel and flexibility to work evenings and weekends for training events.

Qualifications and Requirements

You are:

  • Passionate about accuracy in history education and about supporting teachers’ professional learning
  • Confident and enthusiastic about building relationships and promoting professional development opportunities
  • An engaging and adaptable public speaker
  • Tenacious and a proactive problem solver
  • Highly organized and can juggle multiple projects while meeting deadlines
  • Quick to think on your feet and respond to challenging questions in a productive and respectful manner
  • Able to work both independently and collaboratively

You have:

  • A bachelor’s degree or beyond in education or a related field
  • At least five years of relevant experience working with/training K-12 educators in-person and online
  • A solid understanding of current pedagogical theories and practices
  • An awareness of the challenges and realities facing social studies teachers
  • Some knowledge of and experience teaching topics related to Jews, Judaism, Jewish history and Israel
  • Strong interpersonal skills in the context of developing and maintaining relationships with stakeholders, including educational administrators and teachers
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • A high level of competency using technology

We are:

  • Passionate about the mission and the work that we do
  • A small collaborative team that is intellectually curious, warm, and upbeat
  • Creative, willing to experiment with new ideas, and proactive problem solvers
  • We celebrate and appreciate the contributions of all of our team members, encourage professional development, and seek talented and personable individuals to be part of our team.

Salary Range

$60,000

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Full-Time Early Childhood Associate Educator – $31,845 to $35,200 per year

Posted by | May 10, 2022 |

Denver Cooperative Preschool is hiring Associate Educators for the 2022-23 school year.

Founded in 1960, The Denver Cooperative Preschool (DCP) is a play-based early childhood cooperative school that seeks to provide a holistic and supportive community for young children, parents, and caregivers. At The Denver Cooperative Preschool we deeply value the wonder of childhood, and believe wholeheartedly in the important work of creating a learning environment where children and their families are centered. 

Position Title: Early Childhood Associate Educator

Supervisor: Reports to the Executive Director

FLSA Status: Non-exempt

Employment Status: Full-Time; At-Will

Work Hours: 40 Hours Per Week, 8:00 AM-4:30 PM (30 minute lunch break provided)

Compensation: $31,845 to $35,200 per year(This position is paid hourly at the rate of $19.00-$21.00 per hour, depending on experience. DCP is a school-year program, and all educators are paid from August 1, 2022 through May 31, 2023. All school breaks and holidays are fully paid, even for hourly staff.)

Benefits:

  • Health/dental/vision
  • Short-term disability (100% employer-paid)
  • Life insurance (100% employer paid)
  • Simple IRA program with up to 3% employer match
  • PTO
  • Tuition discount for children of educators and staff
  • Potential for year-end performance-based bonus as outlined    in the DCP Employee Handbook, paid at the Board’s sole discretion
  • Potential for Holiday bonus, paid at the Board’s sole discretion
  • Individual professional development budget of $750 (Additional continuing education funds are available on a first come, first served basis for college courses, ECE conferences, and workshops)

Job Description

The Associate Educator is an enthusiastic part of the teaching team, providing reliable and consistent support to the children and Lead Educators in the classroom. The Associate Educator plays a critical role in the community, developing close relationships with children and their families and maintaining an open environment in which students feel loved, supported, and safe. An Associate Educator provides strength, organization, and direction to their teaching team while meeting the physical, social, and emotional needs of the children in the class. An Associate Educator works enthusiastically and responsibly with all children, families, and other staff members in the DCP community.

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum one year of experience working with children birth through age eight in a group care setting
  • Colorado Early Childhood Professional Credential Level I
  • Completion of at least one early childhood course listed below, or willingness to complete within six months of hire:
    • Introduction to Early Childhood Professions
    • Introduction to Early Childhood Lab Techniques
    • Early Childhood Guidance Strategies for Children
    • Early Childhood Heath, Nutrition, and Safety
    • Administration of Early Childhood Care and Education Programs
    • Administration: Human Relations for Early Childhood Professions or Introduction to Business
    • Early Childhood Curriculum Development
    • Early Childhood Growth and Development
    • The Exceptional Child
    • Infant/Toddler Theory and Practice; or Expanding Quality Infant/Toddler (EQUIT)
  • Willingness to obtain and maintain all required PDIS certifications, including CPR/First Aid, Standard Precautions, and Medication Administration
  • Ability to pass CBI/FBI and TRAILS background checks
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • High School Diploma or GED

Preferred Qualifications

  • Two or more years of experience working with children birth through age eight in a group care setting
  • Colorado Early Childhood Professional Credential Level II or higher
  • Completion of two or more early childhood courses listed below:
    • Introduction to Early Childhood Professions
    • Introduction to Early Childhood Lab Techniques
    • Early Childhood Guidance Strategies for Children
    • Early Childhood Heath, Nutrition, and Safety
    • Administration of Early Childhood Care and Education Programs
    • Administration: Human Relations for Early Childhood Professions or Introduction to Business
    • Early Childhood Curriculum Development
    • Early Childhood Growth and Development
    • The Exceptional Child
    • Infant/Toddler Theory and Practice; or Expanding Quality Infant/Toddler (EQUIT)
  • Associates or Bachelors degree in Early Childhood, or a related field

Job Responsibilities and Duties

  • Implement curriculum and lesson plans as created by the Lead Educators with developmentally appropriate experiences for the children that enhance their social, emotional, intellectual, and physical development
  • Provide opportunities for children to grow their knowledge, skills, and dispositions by asking questions, conducting in-depth investigations, and making decisions about their activities and learning, in collaboration with the Lead Educators
  • Supervise children at all times, complying with regulations requiring ‘sight and sound’ supervision
  • Use appropriate and positive guidance to support the children in developing self-control and problem-solving skills
  • Maintain awareness of safety hazards in the classroom, hallways, and playground in order to create an environment in which children are free to explore and assume age-appropriate risk
  • Maintain and clean classroom spaces, common areas, materials, and playgrounds daily, in collaboration with the entire DCP staff and parent volunteers
  • Understand, implement, and conform with the Rules Regulating Child Care issued by the Colorado Department of Human Services Division of Child Care
  • Provide regular, positive, thorough communication to parents and caregivers through daily informal summaries and email communications when necessary
  • Support Lead Educators as needed with student portfolios, information for weekly newsletters, parent bulletin board and annual developmental evaluations
  • Supervise children at all times, often while a number of activities are happening simultaneously
  • Follow the school’s rules and guidelines as set forth in the Employee Handbook, the Parent Handbook, and any other rules and guidelines set forth by the Board of Directors, all of which may be amended from time to time in the sole discretion of the Board of Directors
  • Attend staff meetings, professional development, and all school-sponsored events
  • Complete fifteen (15) clock hours of approved training per year

Essential Skills

  • Knowledge and understanding of child development and the needs of young children
  • Patience and flexibility; ability to support young children in a calm manner
  • Ability to relate to young children and adults
  • A nurturing approach, exhibiting respect for all and joy for teaching
  • A commitment to fulfill the mission, vision, philosophy, and goals of the Denver Cooperative Preschool
  • A commitment to the NAEYC (National Association for the Education of the Young Child) Code of Ethics
  • Maturity and sound judgement to think quickly and respond to situations, including emergencies
  • A commitment to maintain a professional attitude and loyalty to the DCP community
  • A commitment to treat children, parents, and staff with flexibility, respect, and dignity
  • Proficient at speaking, reading, and writing in the English language

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds frequently 
  • Ability to sit on the floor or on child-sized furniture
  • Frequent bending, stooping, walking, running, standing, sitting, kneeling, crawling, squatting, twisting, pushing, pulling, lifting, reaching above head, and reaching away from body
  • Ability to work indoors and outdoors in a variety of weather conditions, including snow and moderate cold and heat
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Full-Time Early Childhood Lead Educator – $42,945 to $50,620 per year

Posted by | May 10, 2022 |

Denver Cooperative Preschool is hiring a Lead Educator for the 2022-23 school year.

Founded in 1960, The Denver Cooperative Preschool (DCP) is a play-based early childhood cooperative school that seeks to provide a holistic and supportive community for young children, parents, and caregivers. At The Denver Cooperative Preschool we deeply value the wonder of childhood, and believe wholeheartedly in the important work of creating a learning environment where children and their families are centered. 

Position Title: Early Childhood Lead Educator

Supervisor: Reports to the Executive Director

FLSA Status: Non-exempt

Employment Status: Full-Time; At-Will

Work Hours: 40 Hours Per Week, 8:00 AM-4:30 PM (30 minute lunch break provided)

Compensation: $42,945 to $50,620 per year

Benefits:

  • Health/dental/vision
  • Short-term disability (100% employer-paid)
  • Life insurance (100% employer paid)
  • Simple IRA program with up to 3% employer match
  • PTO
  • Tuition discount for children of educators and staff
  • Potential for year-end performance-based bonus as outlined in the DCP Employee Handbook, paid at the Board’s sole discretion
  • Potential for Holiday bonus, paid at the Board’s sole discretion
  • Individual professional development budget of $750 (Additional continuing education funds are available on a first come, first served basis for college courses, ECE conferences, and workshops)

Job Description

The Lead Educator is an enthusiastic member of the teaching team, readily accepting the responsibility of thoughtfully designing an authentic, intentional, play based learning experience for a unique group of children throughout the year.  This experience should be responsive and evolving to meet the changing needs of the group.  A Lead Educator seeks out opportunities to grow their teaching practice through self reflection and learning.  At the same time, a Lead Educator provides strength, organization, direction and support to their teaching team. A Lead Educator is willing and able to give and receive feedback both individually and as part of a team. A Lead Educator works enthusiastically and responsively with all families and students, and is a leader in the DCP community.

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum two years of experience working with children birth through age eight in a group care setting
  • Colorado Early Childhood Professional Credential Level II
  • ECT Qualified
  • Willingness to obtain and maintain all required PDIS certifications, including CPR/First Aid, Standard Precautions, and Medication Administration
  • Ability to pass CBI/FBI and TRAILS background checks
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • High School Diploma or GED

Preferred Qualifications

  • Three or more years of experience working with children birth through age eight in a group care setting
  • Colorado Early Childhood Professional Credential Level III or higher
  • Associates or Bachelors degree in Early Childhood, or a related field

Job Responsibilities and Duties

  • Create a curriculum that is reflective, intentional, well-developed, and that respectfully realizes and builds upon children’s interests while achieving developmentally and philosophically appropriate learning objectives
  • Prepare and implement lesson plans that are reflective, intentional, and accurately and comprehensively illustrate the focus and direction of your explorations as a class 
  • Provide opportunities for children to grow their knowledge, skills, and dispositions by asking questions, conducting in-depth investigations, and making decisions about their activities and learning
  • Create and maintain individual student portfolios for the purpose of documentation and assessment using the Colorado Early Learning and Development Guidelines
  • Supervise children at all times, complying with regulations requiring ‘sight and sound’ supervision
  • Use appropriate and positive guidance to support the children in developing self-control and problem-solving skills
  • Maintain awareness of safety hazards in the classroom, hallways, and playground in order to create an environment in which children are free to explore and assume age-appropriate risk
  • Maintain and clean classroom spaces, common areas, materials, and playgrounds daily, in collaboration with the entire DCP staff and parent volunteers
  • Understand, implement, and conform with the Rules Regulating Child Care issued by the Colorado Department of Human Services Division of Child Care
  • Provide regular, positive, thorough communication to parents and caregivers through daily informal summaries and email communications
  • Supervise children at all times, often while a number of activities are happening simultaneously
  • Follow the school’s rules and guidelines as set forth in the Employee Handbook, the Parent Handbook, and any other rules and guidelines set forth by the Board of Directors, all of which may be amended from time to time in the sole discretion of the Board of Directors
  • Attend staff meetings, professional development, and all school-sponsored events
  • Complete fifteen (15) clock hours of approved training per year

Essential Skills

  • Knowledge and understanding of child development and the needs of young children
  • Patience and flexibility; ability to support young children in a calm manner
  • Ability to relate to young children and adults
  • A nurturing approach, exhibiting respect for all and joy for teaching
  • A commitment to fulfill the mission, vision, philosophy, and goals of the Denver Cooperative Preschool
  • A commitment to the NAEYC (National Association for the Education of the Young Child) Code of Ethics
  • Maturity and sound judgment to think quickly and respond to situations, including emergencies
  • A commitment to maintain a professional attitude and loyalty to the DCP community
  • A commitment to treat children, parents, and staff with flexibility, respect, and dignity
  • Proficient at speaking, reading, and writing in the English language

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds frequently 
  • Ability to sit on the floor or on child-sized furniture
  • Frequent bending, stooping, walking, running, standing, sitting, kneeling, crawling, squatting, twisting, pushing, pulling, lifting, reaching above head, and reaching away from body
  • Ability to work indoors and outdoors in a variety of weather conditions, including snow and moderate cold and heat
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Elementary School Teacher

Posted by | May 10, 2022 |

FLAGSTAFF ACADEMY 

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHER

 

Overview of Position

Flagstaff Academy seeks a full time Elementary School Teacher (primary or intermediate) for the 2022-2023 school year.  The position requires close collaboration with the Elementary School Team to ensure that there is a meaningful scope and sequence for the elementary school Core Knowledge curriculum.

Qualifications sought

We seek a talented educator who can inspire students and teachers, and be inspired by our mission – “where science and technology take flight.”  The successful candidate is expected to deliver dynamic classroom experiences with high educational expectations and accountability.

 Specifically, we seek an educator with:

  • the ability to work collaboratively,
  • excellent communication skills,
  • a willingness to work closely with families,
  • effective instructional delivery techniques,
  • expertise with integrating technology effectively,
  • Core Knowledge background,
  • and a strong foundation in literacy.

 The candidate’s pedagogy should be student-centered and practiced in differentiated instruction with a particular focus on the teaching through investigation and inquiry.

 Job Skills and Qualifications:

  1. Current Colorado teaching license
  2. Ability to interpret and communicate student data
  3. Strong systems orientation and commitment to follow-through
  4. Experience working with middle school students
  5. Three years teaching experience preferred

Who We Are:

Flagstaff is a PreK-8 public charter school with an onsite pre-school.  In operation since 2005, Flagstaff Academy is now in its 17th year of operation. In 2005-2006, we had 216 students and 23 faculty and staff. Currently, we have approximately 850 students and 95 faculty and staff (300% student growth). As a semi-autonomous school of choice, Flagstaff Academy is operated by a board of directors made up of parents and other community members.  We are governed by a contract between the members of the charter school community and the local school district. Charter schools in Colorado enjoy more flexibility than district public schools and are held accountable to the Colorado Department of Education and their authorizer.  For Flagstaff Academy, this is the St. Vrain Valley School District. 

Mission

Our mission is to develop students who are equipped to be well-rounded, ethical leaders in the world community with a foundation based on science and technology.

Flagstaff Academy’s Guiding Principles

  • Provide a K-8 Core Knowledge-based education with a science and technology focus that challenges students to achieve their academic potential
  • Supply opportunities for scientific and technological exploration while encouraging an appreciation of the arts
  • Pursue excellence in every student and employee
  • Promote, value, and recognize academic achievement and creativity
  • Welcome an academically diverse student population
  • Respect the individual, classroom, school, community, and world

About Flagstaff Academy Charter School

Flagstaff Academy has gained a regional reputation for academic excellence and innovation, with a focus on science and technology. Flagstaff Academy consistently outperforms students in the State of Colorado and the surrounding school districts. In 2019, Flagstaff Academy’s middle school was the first public charter school to be named a Colorado Trailblazer and National School to Watch. Flagstaff Academy’s Special Education Department has been recognized as an Exceptional Charter School by the National Association of Special Education Teachers for the last three years. In 2014, Flagstaff Academy’s Middle School was ranked #1 in the State of Colorado by Colorado School Grades.com, using School Performance Framework data. Our preschool is the only Level 5 rated preschool in the Colorado Shines program in Boulder County. The educational philosophies center on Core Knowledge while supporting national and state standards and contextual teaching/learning. Our curriculum leverages ability grouping and encompasses problem based learning, collaborative/cooperative learning, project based learning, and work based learning. Flagstaff Academy cultivates a strong school culture centered around Core Virtues and Restorative Principles. We boast a qualified staff and low turnover of our professional faculty. Our students go on to the highest echelon of public and private high schools in the area.

Flagstaff Academy’s mission supporting science and technology is visible throughout the building. Every classroom has a 70” interactive touchscreen display that connects students to rich Core Knowledge content. The middle school is a 1:1 Google Chromebook program where every student is issued a Chromebook to take home throughout their Flagstaff Academy career. In addition, Flagstaff Academy has over 320 additional Chromebooks for use throughout the school to enable any classroom to become an instant computer lab when needed. Flagstaff Academy’s K-8 technology program includes computer literacy, engineering, robotics, cybersecurity, and computer programming. Flagstaff Academy has a dedicated elementary science lab that supplements the Core Knowledge sequence. The middle school science program hosts robust science electives such as Advanced Labs, Forensics, Mythbusters, and Food Science. Our students routinely place highly at the Corden-Pharma Regional STEM Fair.

Employees, volunteers, and consultants at Flagstaff Academy work together to fulfill the Flagstaff Academy Mission, and are expected to follow all Flagstaff Academy policies and procedures.  The following description provides an overview of the responsibilities and accountability for this position. Flagstaff Academy employs professionals with a strong commitment to educational excellence, creating a fulfilling and caring environment which contributes to successful outcomes for our students.

Pay Range-

Pay for this position is according to the Teacher Salary Scale on our Employment Page at https://www.flagstaffacademy.org/apps/pages/about-us-employment

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Secondary Special Education Mild/Moderate

Posted by | May 5, 2022 |

  • Position Type:
    Teaching – High School/Special Education
  • Date Posted:
    3/23/2022
  • Location:
    Montrose High School
  • Date Available:
    08/10/2022
  • Closing Date:
    Until Filled

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Position Title: Special Education Teacher – Affective Needs Classroom (AN)
Exempt
Site: Montrose High School
Direct Supervisor: Building Principal
Contracted Length Term: 178 Days
Salary Schedule:  Teacher (range $38,003 – $59,018 based on the 21/22 Salary Schedules, related experience and education)
Start Date: August 10, 2022

District Summary:
Nestled within Colorado’s gorgeous Western Slope, the towns of Montrose and Olathe are surrounded by an endless variety of prospects for exploration and adventure (Black Canyon National Park, Telluride and the San Juan Mountains to the South, along with rivers, lakes and streams). MCSD is one of the largest rural school districts in Colorado, which means we are small enough to be neighborly, but still big enough to continue growing (with short commutes to school and work).

Come join the largest employer in Montrose County and work in an area where you can enjoy scenic drives, wilderness treks, a round of golf, and visits to our many local restaurants or brewpubs. Montrose and Olathe offer a little something for everyone – shopping, fishing, biking, photography, camping, snowshoeing, Telluride skiing, swimming, motor-sports – you name it! We hope you can join us at MCSD.

Summary of Position:
Under direction, to teach and instruct special needs pupils in multiple grade levels in academic, social, behavioral, and other educational skill areas; to plan, develop, organize, and conduct a comprehensive educational and remedial program for special needs pupils; to assist pupils in making an appropriate adjustment to a mainstreamed educational process, requiring an increased level of independence; and to do other related functions as required.

 

Affective Needs/Serious Emotional Disability
A child with a Serious Emotional Disability shall have emotional or social functioning which prevents the child from receiving reasonable educational benefit from general education.  Students with serious emotional disabilities are diverse learners with needs in the areas of:

 

  • Social Skills Training (relationships, problem-solving, focusing, conflict resolution, self-advocating, building support systems)
  • Emotional regulation training (impulse control, anger management, anxiety, and depression management, coping with trauma, increasing frustration tolerance)
  • Behavioral supports (functional behavior assessments, behavior intervention plans, accommodations)

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

 

  • Teach and instruct special needs pupils in subject matter areas such as reading, language arts, social studies, mathematics, science, health, art, physical education and music.
  • Adapt an adopted course of study, program instruction guidelines, and instructional materials in meeting the educational needs of special needs pupils.
  • Utilize a variety of methodology in teaching and instructing pupils, including remedial instruction, demonstration, and activity participation.
  • Instruct students in citizenship and in the development of social skills.
  • Prepare, develop, and utilize a variety of instructional materials and aids appropriate to the instructional level of pupils with a wide range of mental, physical, and emotional maturity.
  • Review, analyze, and evaluate the history, background, and assessment of pupils in designing an educational program to meet individual educational needs.
  • Individualize instructional processes and adapts program activities to enhance pupil educational opportunities.
  • Provide individual and group instruction in order to properly motivate pupils, and to effectively utilize the time available for instruction.
  • Establish and maintain standards of student behavior utilizing behavior management strategies and techniques, including behavior modification, reinforcement, and other positive behavior shaping processes.
  • Review, analyze, and evaluate pupil academic and social growth.
  • Record and report appropriate analyses and perceptions of pupil progress.
  • Administer, score, and record the results of criterion referenced, group standardized and specialized tests in evaluating pupil growth and progress.
  • Counsel, confer, and communicate with parents, school and District personnel regarding pupil progress, and in the interpretation of the educational program.
  • Work cooperatively with the IEP Team in assessing pupil needs and learning deficiencies and develop alternative solutions to remediate pupil learning problems.
  • Plan, create, and maintain an effective learning environment through the utilization of functional and aesthetically conceived displays, exhibits, bulletin boards, interest, learning and activity centers.
  • Select and requisition appropriate educational supplies, materials, books, equipment, and learning aids.
  • Establish and maintain a suitable room environment through the proper control of heating, lighting, and ventilation.
  • Perform a variety of non-instructional duties, including curriculum and instructional development activities, student supervision, and advisory and consultation activities.

Education/Certification:
Education:
Possession of an earned Baccalaureate or higher degree from an accredited college or university with emphasis in special education, instructional technology, a subject matter field commonly taught in the elementary grades, or closely related field.

Certification Requirement:
Possession of a licensure from the Colorado Department of Education authorizing service as a teacher of special needs pupils.

Experience:
Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and skill is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and skill would be:
Experience: Successful completion of student teaching at a recognized college or university or two years of full-time classroom teaching experience with the special needs child.

Knowledge of and Abilities:
Knowledge of:

  • Principles, theories, methods, techniques, and strategies pertaining to teaching and instruction of special needs pupils.
  • Child growth and development and behavior characteristics of children experiencing educational and social dysfunctions.
  • Educational curriculum and instructional goals and objectives, and the educational trends and research findings pertaining to the special needs child.
    Behavior management and behavior shaping strategies, techniques and methods, and conflict resolution procedures.
  • Socio-economic and cultural background differences of the school population.

Ability to:

  • Plan, organize, develop, and conduct a comprehensive teaching and instruction program for special needs pupils.
  • Provide effective learning experiences for pupils from a wide range of socio-economic and cultural backgrounds and with varying mental, social and emotional levels.
  • Effectively assist in the assessment of the educational needs of educational special needs pupils, and the design, development, and implementation of individualized educational plans.
  • Provide an attractive, inviting, and stimulating learning environment.
  • Perform research and development activities pertaining to curriculum and instruction programs, pilot projects, and innovative programs designed to enhance pupil educational opportunities and experiences for special needs pupils.

Physical Requirements:
The physical requirements indicated below are examples of the physical aspects that this position classification must perform in carrying out essential job functions.  

  • Persons performing service in this position classification will exert 5 to 75  pounds of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects.
  • This type of work involves sitting, walking, and/or standing.
  • Exposure to hot, cold, wet, humid, or windy conditions caused by weather may occasionally be experienced.
  • Perceiving the nature of sound, near and far vision, depth perception, providing oral information, the manual dexterity to operate business related equipment, and handle and work with various materials and objects are important aspects of this job.
  • CBI/FBI background clearance and a clean driving record.

Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable a person with a disability to perform the essential functions of the job.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. He or she will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties requested by his or her supervis

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Elementary School Teacher 2022-2023 (52k to 85k salary)

Posted by | May 5, 2022 |

Salary Update

For the 2022-2023 school year, Rocky Mountain Prep has increased its salary for Lead Teachers.
This is a full-time, benefits-eligible position with a salary range of $52,000 – $85,00. Salary is dependent on the number of years you’ve been teaching. Years count as full years spent Lead Teaching in American public K-12 schools and public Pre-K programs.

Who We Seek

If you are someone who is mission-driven, humble in your reflections about your practice, smart in the ways you approach data and are results-oriented, we’d love to see you apply.
During the 2021-2022 school year, RMP is driving after five big goals:
1. Kindergarten through second-grade students will grow, on average, 1.5 years in math and reading.
2. Students receiving interventions will, on average, grow 2 years in reading.
3. Third- through fifth-grade students taking CMAS will score an average of 45% on track for the next grade level with 10% scoring “exceeds expectations.”
4. Average Daily Attendance at each RMP school will be at least 96%.
5. At least 90% of students who start at RMP, stay at RMP. (We call this the Persistence Goal.)
Each member of the organization plays a part in achieving these goals. School-based staff members will work towards 2 or 3 metrics that are aligned to both their individual roles AND the Big 5. These metrics vary by position and are subject to change for the 2022-2023 school year.
As a Lead Teacher, you will be held accountable for some of these goals. Learn more about how you’ll drive these goals in the list below.

Role Mission

To ensure all students and schools meet our Big 5 goals, RMP teachers role model a culture of Rigor and Love by using data-driven methods to promote student learning and develop meaningful relationships in the classroom. Through teamwork, collaboration, and feedback, teachers at RMP provide students with a culturally competent classroom setting that leads to more than a year’s worth of growth while maintaining an average daily attendance of 96% and driving student retention each school year. RMP provides teachers with an effective curriculum, which they’re able to implement with the unique tools they’ve gained throughout their careers.

In this role, you will:

    • Use our high-quality curriculum and data systems to drive outstanding scholar growth and proficiency while proactively collecting data on student performance
    • Consistently collect, enter, and analyze academic data to provide targeted instruction and interventions that promote a culture of learning
    • Build a strong classroom culture where scholars can learn, grow and thrive through predictable routines, structures, proactive and restorative practices
    • Cultivate a strong, healthy working environment for co-workers that is focused on kids-first
    • Work collaboratively and communicate regularly with teammates, parents, and administrators
    • Regularly attend professional development sessions meant to provide direct feedback and coaching to help grow you in your instructional practice
    • Thoroughly plan, prep, and internalize lessons in order to maximize class time and student learning
    • Model our PEAK values of Perseverance, Excellence, Adventure, and Kindness
    • Demonstrate a hungry, humble, smart, and results-oriented mindset and a “by any means necessary” spirit when it comes to driving our big five goals
    • Assist with arrival and dismissal duties, and other school community tasks
    • Work and collaborate with Special Education teachers and other school support staff to ensure all students are receiving grade-level appropriate content and academic support

In this role, you will help drive 3 goals:

      • Please review this chart, find your desired grade level, and review the goals.

Qualifications:

  • Required
  • Bachelor’s and/or master’s degree (any subject)
  • Completion of CDE READ Act training and/or CDE Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CLD) 45 contact hours
  • Pass a background check
  • Demonstrate eligibility to work in the United States
Must possess one or more of the following:
  • Current Colorado teaching license with elementary education endorsement
  • Passing scores on the elementary PRAXIS test
  • An official transcript demonstrating a degree (graduate or undergraduate) in elementary education

Preferred

  •  Minimum two years of lead teaching experience.  (We define lead teachers as the primary teacher in the classroom who was responsible for all academic content.)
  • Experience with progress monitoring, data collection, and analysis

Salary

  • This is a full-time, benefits-eligible position with a salary range of $52,000 – $85,00. Salary is dependent on the number of years you’ve been teaching. Years count as full years spent Lead Teaching in American public K-12 schools and public Pre-K programs.
  • Teachers will have the option to apply for additional leadership roles if they wish.  These leadership roles come with stipends ranging from $1,000 – $3,000.
  • Teachers are also eligible for performance base pay, $1,000 per metric if they meet the data metrics (goals) for their role

Benefits

  • Our benefits package includes: 
  • Health Insurance (medical, dental, vision)
  • Disability Insurance (RMP covers short-term disability coverage at no cost to the employee. Staff members can also select optional long-term coverage.)
  • Life Insurance (optional up to $100k – additional options through PERA)
  • Retirement (PERA 401k – RMP does not match contributions at this time)
  • Paid-Time-Off (Personal/Sick leave)
  • $500 wellness benefit

Want more information?

Please review our Rocky Mountain Prep Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about our program!

Demonstrate eligibility to work in the United States

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.   Rocky Mountain Prep does not sponsor visas at this time.
RMP is an equal opportunity employer. We seek applicants of diverse backgrounds and hire without regard to color, gender, religion, national origin, citizenship, disability, age, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Vaccine Update

The City & County of Denver recently issued a vaccine mandate for public employees. This mandate applies to charter schools. Please be aware that all Rocky Mountain Prep staff members are required to submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination. There is a process for requesting an exemption to this mandate but we cannot guarantee that a request for exemption will be approved.
If you have any questions,  please email our Talent Recruiter Sean Spencer at sspencer@rockymountainprep.org.
We appreciate your interest in Rocky Mountain Prep and look forward to getting to know you!
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9th-12th Math Teacher

Posted by | May 5, 2022 |

  • Position Type:
    Teaching – High School/Mathematics
  • Date Posted:
    3/24/2022
  • Location:
    Montrose High School
  • Date Available:
    08/10/2022
  • Closing Date:
    Until Filled

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Position Title:  Teacher – Secondary Math (9th-12th)
Site:  Montrose High School
Direct Supervisor: Building Principal
Contracted Length TermTeacher – 178 Days
Salary Schedule:  Teacher (range $38,003 – $59,018 based on 21/22 salary schedules, education and experience)
Start Date  August 10, 2022District Summary
Come join the largest employer in Montrose County and work in an area where you can enjoy scenic drives, wilderness treks, a round of golf, and visits to our many local restaurants or brewpubs. Montrose and Olathe offer a little something for everyone – shopping, fishing, biking, photography, camping, snowshoeing, Telluride skiing, swimming, motor-sports – you name it! We hope you can join us at MCSD.Summary of Position:
Responsible to plan, organize and implement an appropriate instructional program in a learning environment that guides and encourages students to develop and fulfill their academic potential. Plan, prepare and deliver instructional activities that facilitate active learning experiences and establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities. Responsible for working effectively with a team of paraprofessionals, teachers, administrators, parents and District office staff with the purpose of providing quality educational services for each and every student, each and every day, without exception.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Teach and instruct in secondary Math program.
  • Utilize an adopted course of study, instructional program guidelines, and other materials in planning and developing lesson plans and teaching outlines.
  • Pursue a variety of methodology in teaching and instructing pupils, including lectures, demonstrations, discussions, lectures, and laboratory experiences.
  • Conduct teaching and instructional activi­ties, using educational equipment, materials, books, and other learning aids.
  • Provides instruction in citizenship and other subject matter specified by legal mandate, District policy, and administrative regulations.
  • Plan, develop, and utilize a variety of instructional materials and aids appropriate to the intellectual and instructional level of pupils from varied socio-economic and cultural backgrounds, and who possess a range of mental and emotional maturity.
  • Review, analyze and evaluate the history, background, and assessment of pupils in designing instructional programs to meet individual educational needs.
  • Individualize and adapt educational processes and procedures to enhance pupil educational opportunities.
  • Provide group and individual instruction to motivate pupils, and effectively utilize the time available for instructional activities.
  • Maintain appropriate standards of pupil behavior, using behavioral management strategies and techniques, including positive reinforcement and behavior shaping procedures.
  • Review, analyze, evaluate, and report pupil academic, social, and emotional growth.
  • Prepare, administer, score, record, and report the results of criterion referenced tests, and administers, scores, records, and reports the results of group standardized tests in evaluating pupil growth and progress.
  • Counsel, confer with and communicate with parents, school, and District personnel regard­ing pupil progress, and in the interpretation of the educational program.
  • Cooperatively pursue alternative solutions to ameliorate pupil learning problems, and to enhance expanded academic, social, and emotional growth opportunities.
  • Maintain an effective learning environment through the proper control of heating, lighting, and ventilation, and the utilization of exhibits, displays, and independent study centers.
  • Select and requisition appropriate educational supplies, materials, books, equipment, and learning aids.
  • Perform a variety of non-instructional duties, including curriculum and instructional development activities, student supervision, and consultation activities.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Education/Certification:
Bachelor’s Degree AND; Must possess a current State of Colorado Teachers License or ability to obtain within first year of employment. Subject area endorsement in particular teaching area preferred.

Experience:
Successful completion of student teaching at a recognized college or university, or two years of regular full time secondary level teaching experience.

Knowledge of and Abilities:
Knowledge of:

  • Principles, theories, methods, techniques, and strategies pertaining to teaching and instruction of secondary level pupils.
  • Academic, social, and behavioral characteristics of secondary level pupils.
  • Educational curriculum and instructional goals and objectives, and educational trends and research findings pertaining to comprehensive secondary programming.
  • Behavior management and behavior shaping strategies, techniques and methods, and conflict resolution procedures.
  • Socio-economic and cultural background differences of the school population.

Ability to:

  • Plan, organize, develop, and conduct a comprehensive teaching and instruction program for pupils at the secondary level.
  • Provide appropriate and effective learning experiences for pupils from a wide range of socio-economic levels and cultural backgrounds.
  • Effectively assess the instructional and educational needs of pupils, and design, develop, and implement sound instructional and educational programs.
  • Provide a motivating and stimulating learning environment.
  • Perform research and development activities pertaining to curriculum and instruction­al programs and innovative and creative pilot projects designed to enhance pupil educational opportunities and experiences.

Physical Requirements:
The physical requirements indicated below are examples of the physical aspects that this position classification must perform in carrying out essential job functions:

  • Work is performed in a standard classroom setting with some work being performed at various District properties and off-site locations.
  • Heavy lifting, bending, stooping, sitting, standing for long periods of time may be required.
  • Persons performing service in this position classification will exert 5 to 25 pounds of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects.
  • Exposure to hot, cold, wet, humid, or windy conditions caused by weather may occasionally be experienced.
  • Perceiving the nature of sound, near and far vision, depth perception, providing oral information, the manual dexterity to operate business related equipment, and handling and working with various materials and objects are important aspects of this job.

Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable a person with a disability to perform the essential functions of the job.

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Year Zero Classical Academy Principal Hire, Fall 2022

Posted by | May 5, 2022 |

Cheyenne Classical Academy

School Leader Job Description

Cheyenne Classical Academy is a proposed public charter school located in Cheyenne, Wyoming serving grades Kindergarten through 12th grade. This school leader will be hired on October 1, 2022, and work for one year to prepare the school for opening. The school will open in August 2023 with grades K-6. Cheyenne Classical Academy is a Hillsdale College Member Candidate School.

A classical school leader is an important figure in a school and its surrounding community. He or she is entrusted with the education and well-being of its students and the academic reputation of that community, acting as a steward of substantial public or private funds and, ultimately, a contributor to the future viability of the nation through the passing on of wisdom and virtue to its future citizens.

The leader of a classical school knows that he or she is shaping young men and women for lives of virtue, and that a classical education is a training for both the mind and the heart. The leader is equally attentive to the school’s curriculum, pedagogy, and culture, because he or she knows that ethical and intellectual living is practiced in and outside of the classroom. The school leader is an example of virtuous living and the love of learning for its own sake to the students and his or her community. He or she understands the value of a liberal arts education, and can articulate that clearly and effectively. As a proponent of American classical education informed by the Western tradition, the school leader builds a culture focused on principled self-government and civic responsibility.

Education: Bachelor’s Degree from an Accredited College or University required, Master’s Degree (or higher) preferred.

Experience: Five years professional administrative experience is required. Appropriate endorsement and/or licensure from the Wyoming Department of Education (unless waived by the State Board of Education and the authorizer) is required. Information about reciprocity can be found here: http://wyomingptsb.com/licensure/nasdtec/.

Reports to: Governing Board

Supervises: All Administrative, Instructional, and Non-Instructional staff at the school.

Qualities and Characteristics

  • Specifically, the ability to discern the ends that fulfill the nature and purpose of the organization, and to chart a course to reach those ends; the ability to inform and inspire people to follow, to commit, to take responsibility, to perform, and to cooperate in an effective manner. The ability to raise up leaders in an organization.
  • Intellectual depth and serious understanding of the life of the mind befitting of the leader of an academic institution with a love of learning demonstrated by the ongoing personal pursuit of knowledge and the desire to share that knowledge with others.
  • A commitment to school reform, energized with courage and governed by
  • A generator of trust and confidence from others within his or her leadership by exhibiting unwavering personal integrity, honesty, and decisiveness.
  • A person of excellent moral

Knowledge and Skills

  • A broad understanding of the classical liberal arts, its roots in the Western tradition, and its historical presence in American education prior to the 20th century.
  • An understanding of the ills that plague contemporary primary and secondary schools and the root causes of those problems.
  • Knowledge of the craft of the educator, and the ability to teach
  • The ability to coach teachers to greater degrees of effectiveness in the
  • The ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written
  • The ability to maintain a high degree of energy and personal productivity, and to effectively manage the yield of The ability to prioritize and get things done.
  • A general understanding of personnel management principles, including recruiting and hiring, supervising and evaluating, and individual and organizational
  • The intellectual and emotional strength to have difficult
  • A general understanding of financial management principles, including planning a budget and managing to it throughout a school year, the needs and expectation of regular auditing, and a system of sound fiscal controls.
  • An understanding of the school’s respective state accountability or accreditation system for public or private schools, as appropriate, and laws relevant to same.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides general management of all school operations, including academic, financial, personnel, regulatory, and facility areas.
  • Observes teachers at defined intervals, documents results, and provides feedback as mentor and
  • Reports at regular school board meetings on the status of operations and plans for upcoming
  • Represents the school as the senior executive leader in interactions with the public, the school constituencies, the authorizer or accreditor, and other government agencies.

Other Expected Characteristics of a Classical School Leader

  • The school leader is well-organized and takes responsibility for everything that occurs within the school, carrying out his or her charge with humility and flexibility with a willingness to take on any task even if it seems menial. He or she is keen on delegation with clear direction, yet accountable for every facet of the school.
  • The school leader is pleasant, engaging, personable, and empathetic—important traits as he or she interacts with parents, community members, teachers, students, and others. The school leader knows how to build trust through excellent communication, which oftentimes means only listening, and by being consistent with expectations and follow-through. The school leader is firm and kind, prudent and just.
  • The school leader can build an administrative He or she knows the mission and knows how to hire well to support that mission. A school leader knows his or her own strengths and weaknesses, and will hire assistant principals and deans who will offset those weaknesses.
  • The school leader is rooted in the classical tradition and has an appreciation for the art of teaching, with a clear vision for his or her own classroom, having experienced it
  • The school leader understands and communicates with the broader classical movement to promote better education in our country and is committed to the larger network of schools of which he or she may be a part.
  • The school leader regularly coaches each teacher on classroom management, instruction, and
  • The school leader has a clarity of focus, and yet is open to ideas and implements the best of them from his or her community, not just from personal preferences.
  • The school leader is public-spirited, ambitious about the school and its effect on the wider community, state, and nation. He or she is committed to the local community as an active participant, an energetic advocate for classical education as being good for all
  • The school leader likes interacting with children and believes that classical education leads them on the path to true happiness.
  • The school leader has a recognizable executive aptitude for the business and operational aspects of school leadership. He or she is able to put first things first and has the capacity to multi-task.
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Assistant Principal, Glenwood Springs High School

Posted by | May 4, 2022 |

Glenwood Springs High School seeks an exceptional assistant principal capable of taking a key role in the continuous work of school improvement, which means not only further raising academic achievement but also further developing a culture in which all students can thrive.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED

Receives direct supervision from the Principal. Is expected to act as an executive in their own right exercising considerable delegated powers.

Supervises licensed staff and non-licensed staff.

PRIMARY DUTIES

The following are examples of primary duties assigned to the Assistant Principal.  Other related primary duties and responsibilities may be assigned.

  • Strategic Leadership: Work in partnership with the principal to develop the vision, mission, values, expectations and goals of the school; Provide for data-based progress monitoring; Collaborate with staff and school community to implement strategies to move those goals forward.
  • Instructional Leadership: Create processes and schedules which maximize student success and instructional time; Support teachers through ongoing, actionable feedback and needs-based professional development; Hold all staff accountable for setting and achieving rigorous performance goals for all students, and empower staff to achieve these goals across content areas.
  • School Cultural and Equity Leadership: Articulate, model and positively reinforce a clear vision and values of the school’s culture, and involve students, families and staff in creating an inclusive and welcoming climate that supports it.
  • Human Resource Leadership: Establish and effectively manage processes and systems that ensure a knowledgeable, high-quality, high-performing staff.
  • Managerial Leadership: Establish systems to improve student learning and overall healthy development for all students; Proactively manage interactions and relationships, including those among and between parents/guardians, students and staff; Ensure that the school provides a supportive environment that fosters a climate of safety, respect, and well-being; Provide supervision of the school campus during school hours and at extracurricular activities sponsored by the school.
  • External Leadership: Design and/or utilize structures and processes, which result in family and community engagement, support and ownership for the school; Develop systems and relationships to leverage the school district and community resources available to them both within and outside of the school in order to maximize the school’s ability to serve the best interest of students and families.

QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge of: 

  • Educational needs of high school students
  • Curriculum development and effective instructional practices
  • Using data to promote student achievement
  • Positive discipline and classroom management techniques
  • Effective public speaking and presentation techniques
  • Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation
  • Pertinent Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulation
  • English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation
  • Extensive knowledge of office and educational software programs
  • Principles of business and letter writing and basic report preparation

Ability to:

  • Supervise, plan and direct standards based instructional practices, curriculum development, and assessment
  • Implement school and district programs
  • Oversee, direct and coordinate the work of staff, projects and teams
  • Recruit, select, supervise, develop and evaluate staff
  • Analyze situations and generate effective strategies
  • Develop goals and implement plans, systems and procedures to achieve them
  • Attend professional development, conferences and meetings (including evenings and weekends)
  • Attend and supervise student and community activities (including evenings, weekends and holidays)
  • Make presentations as required; create excitement for learning
  • Be reflective on performance and have a continuous improvement mindset
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work
  • Motivate staff and students to achieve high levels of engagement and performance

Principal/director candidates are assessed using the following Roaring Fork Schools Leadership Competencies

  • Ability to execute a strategic vision
  • Team oriented: effective as a team leader and team member; works with staff to create conditions for collective efficacy
  • Inclusive: values diversity, supports all students, foregrounds equity, welcoming to all
  • Drives for results
  • Ability to influence
  • Problem solving ability
  • Showing confidence to lead: presents with confidence, puts oneself in challenging situations, takes personal responsibility for mistakes
  • Persistence
  • Planning: plans, organizes and manages responsibilities effectively
  • Cognitive complexity: analytical, conceptual, multidimensional
  • Awareness of emotions in self and others
  • Trustworthy: follows through on commitments, treats others with respect, builds relationships
  • Ability to work with and respond to the community
  • Student-centered, with a genuine enjoyment working with high school students and an ability to listen and understand
  • Relationship builder
  • Dispositions: good sense of humor, kind, compassionate, positive, calm, patient

EXPERIENCE & TRAINING GUIDELINES

Experience: A minimum of five years teaching experience, including high school, as well as  experience in school administration through having played an extensive role as a building leader. Deep knowledge of curriculum is required and district leadership experience managing complex projects is highly desirable. The ability to speak Spanish would be an asset.

Training: Equivalent to the completion of a Master’s degree from an accredited college in education or a related field.

License or Certificate: Possession of or enrollment in a program to obtain a Principal’s license through the Colorado Department of Education. Possession of ability to obtain and maintain an appropriate valid Colorado driver’s license.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Office environment; exposure to computer screens; travel from site to site.Primary functions may require maintaining physical condition necessary for sitting for prolonged periods of times; use of computer keyboard; light lifting and carrying.

SALARY RANGE AND DAYS WORKED

Starting salary range: $85,540 to $97,805, depending on qualified years of experience.
Wages will be earned during the school calendar at the number of days required below, but will be paid over the twelve month contract period.

Benefits: The Roaring Fork School District offers full district paid employee health benefits as well as voluntary vision, dental, and dependent coverage. Other benefits include: paid personal and sick leave, paid parental leave for mothers and fathers, a robust retirement plan under Colorado PERA with a district contribution of over 20% of an employee’s wages each month, Employee Assistance programs, a district wellness program, and access to discounted ski passes and other community benefits.

Days worked: this is an exempt position, scheduled for 206 days/year.

ABOUT GLENWOOD SPRINGS HIGH SCHOOL

About Glenwood Springs High School (GSHS): GSHS is home to 1000+ students, grades 9-12.  GSHS is the largest of four high schools within the Roaring Fork School District. The school is located in a mountain resort town. We serve a comprehensive population in that we draw from all socio-economic classes and who are almost equally drawn from our Anglo and Latino populations. Our free and reduced lunch rate is over 40%. Our mantra is Changing Students’ Real-Life Chances. We are focused on academics but we are committed to the development of the whole person.

We have used the Advanced Placement program as a turnkey system for ratcheting up academic rigor. All juniors are required to take either AP English Language and Composition or English literature. We are nationally ranked in the top 4% of high schools as measured by the Washington Post’s Challenge Index. We maintain a full program of fine arts, theater, band and choir, and athletics.

ABOUT THE ROARING FORK SCHOOL DISTRICT

With 13 schools and 5,600 students, the Roaring Fork School District is located in the culturally vibrant and naturally stunning Roaring Fork Valley serving the communities of Glenwood Springs, Carbondale, and Basalt. The Roaring Fork Schools believe that teachers are our most important asset, and our teachers enjoy a true teacher voice in decision-making; clear and collaborative leadership; small class sizes (average – 21); a highly competitive and progressive salary schedule; access to our affordable housing program; and a culture of self-care and well-being. We believe diversity is a strength, and our staff makes a real difference for our students who come from different ethnicities, cultures, and socio-economic backgrounds.

Why Work for Roaring Fork Schools? Mary says it all! Check us out at: https://youtu.be/nYEsuFVucJ8

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K-2nd Elementary Science Teacher

Posted by | May 2, 2022 |

Salary Update
For the 2022-2023 school year, Rocky Mountain Prep has increased its salary for Lead Teachers.
This is a full-time, benefits-eligible position with a salary range of $52,000 – $85,000. Salary is dependent on the number of years you’ve been teaching. Years count as full years spent Lead Teaching in American public K-12 schools and public Pre-K programs.
Who We Seek
We seek teachers and staff who are interested in developing students into outstanding human beings in their academic and personal lives by role modeling our culture of Rigor and Love.  We seek teachers and staff who work collaboratively with their teammates and seek feedback, coaching, and mentorship from their admin team and school community.  We seek teachers and staff who implement our data-driven curriculum with the tools they’ve gained from experience while they adapt to the needs of their students.
If you are someone who is mission-driven, humble in your reflections about your practice, smart in the ways you approach data and are results-oriented, we’d love to see you apply.
During the 2022-2023 school year, RMP is driving after five big goals:
  1. Kindergarten through second-grade students will grow, on average, 1.5 years in math and reading.
  2. Students receiving interventions will, on average, grow 2 years in reading.
  3. Third- through fifth-grade students taking CMAS will score an average of 45% on track for the next grade level with 10% scoring exceeding expectations.
  4. Average Daily Attendance at each RMP school will be at least 96%.
  5. At least 90% of students who start at RMP, stay at RMP. (We call this the Persistence Goal.)
Each member of the organization plays a part in achieving these goals. School-based staff members will work towards 2 or 3 metrics that are aligned to both their individual roles AND the Big 5. These metrics vary by position and are subject to change for the 2022-2023 school year.
As a Science Teacher, you will be held accountable for some of these goals. Learn more about how you’ll drive these goals in the list below.
Role Mission
To ensure all students and schools meet our Big 5 goals, RMP teachers role model a culture of Rigor and Love by using data-driven methods to promote student learning and develop meaningful relationships in the classroom. Through teamwork, collaboration, and feedback, teachers at RMP provide students with a culturally competent classroom setting that leads to more than a year’s worth of growth while maintaining an average daily attendance of 96% and driving student retention each school year. RMP provides teachers with an effective curriculum, which they’re able to implement with the unique tools they’ve gained throughout their careers.

In this role, you will:

  • Use our high-quality curriculum and data systems to drive outstanding scholar growth and proficiency while proactively collecting data on student performance
  • Consistently collect, enter, and analyze academic data to provide targeted instruction and interventions that promote a culture of learning
  • Build a strong classroom culture where scholars can learn, grow and thrive through predictable routines, structures, proactive and restorative practices
  • Cultivate a strong, healthy working environment for co-workers that is focused on kids-first
  • Work collaboratively and communicate regularly with teammates, parents, and administrators
  • Regularly attend professional development sessions meant to provide direct feedback and coaching to help grow you in your instructional practice
  • Thoroughly plan, prep and internalize lessons in order to maximize class time and student learning
  • Model our PEAK values of Perseverance, Excellence, Adventure, and Kindness
  • Demonstrate a hungry, humble, smart, and results-oriented mindset and a “by any means necessary” spirit when it comes to driving our big five goals
  • Assist with arrival and dismissal duties, and other school community tasks
  • Work and collaborate with Special Education teachers and other school support staff to ensure all students are receiving grade-level appropriate content and academic support

In this role, you will help drive 3 goals:

      • Please review this chart, find your desired grade level, and review the goals.

Qualifications:

Required

  • Bachelor’s and/or master’s degree (any subject)
  • Completion of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CLD) 45 contact hours
  • Pass a background check
  • Demonstrate eligibility to work in the United States
Must possess one or more of the following:
  • Current Colorado teaching license with elementary education endorsement
  • Passing scores on the elementary PRAXIS test
  • An official transcript demonstrating a degree (graduate or undergraduate) in elementary education

Preferred

  •  Minimum two years of lead teaching experience.  (We define lead teachers as the primary teacher in the classroom who was responsible for all academic content.)
  • Experience with progress monitoring, data collection, and analysis

Salary

  • This is a full-time, benefits-eligible position with a salary range of $52,000 – $85,000. Years count as full years spent lead teaching in American public K-12 schools and public Pre-K programs.
  • Teachers will have the option to apply for additional leadership roles if they wish.  These leadership roles come with stipends ranging from $1,000 – $3,000.
  • Teachers are also eligible for performance base pay, $1,000 per metric if they meet the data metrics (goals) for their role

Benefits

Our benefits package includes: 

  • Health Insurance (medical, dental, vision)
  • Disability Insurance (RMP covers short-term disability coverage at no cost to the employee. Staff members can also select optional long-term coverage.)
  • Life Insurance (optional up to $100k – additional options through PERA)
  • Retirement (PERA 401k – RMP does not match contributions at this time)
  • Paid-Time-Off (Personal/Sick leave)
Want more information
Please review our Rocky Mountain Prep Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about our program!
Demonstrate eligibility to work in the United States
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.   Rocky Mountain Prep does not sponsor visas at this time.
RMP is an equal opportunity employer. We seek applicants of diverse backgrounds and hire without regard to color, gender, religion, national origin, citizenship, disability, age, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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Program Manager – Leadership, Finance, Entrepreneurship (LiFE) for Students

Posted by | April 27, 2022 |

Aspen Academy, a PK-8 independent school in Greenwood Village, has an amazing year-round opportunity for an individual who has demonstrated success in program or organizational leadership and management, is passionate about the domain of leadership and possesses entrepreneurial experience and financial acumen. The Program Manager will lead, manage and re-launch post-COVID Aspen’s LiFE (Leadership, Finance and Entrepreneurship) Program, the nation’s only sequenced curriculum to directly teach Leadership, Finance and Entrepreneurship to students and effective life habits as well as a compilation of a myriad of authentic leadership opportunities for each one of our students. In this year-round position, this role is responsible for the successful engagement, growth, performance and satisfaction of students, families, and team members as well as the growth and performance of the LiFE program and the school overall. With your leadership and management, these and other programs will flourish and create an ever-evolving national model program that will influence and inspire schools around the country. Interested? Please read on!

If not for life, then what are we learning for? At Aspen Academy, we look at learning as a way to ignite the personal passions and interests of each and every student. Our academics, partnered with a focused leadership development sequence, prepare students for life. Students thrive as they build lasting relationships with peers and teachers through small class sizes and a community focus.

We live and model the community’s values in thought, word and deed to students, colleagues and parents and the larger community. We are palpably committed to, supportive and co-leaders in the achievement of Aspen Academy’s vision and mission.

  • Our values: Be Kind. Do Good. Work Hard. Make the World Better.
  • Our mission: We edify and inspire students and educators to grow, learn and lead.
  • Our vision: We are a national leader in innovative and transformative education.

Does this describe you?

  • Others describe you as a strategic, innovative, collaborative, charismatic and highly likeable leader.
  • You have had demonstrated success in operations, people and financial management with a palpable commitment to clients.
  • Beyond a passion and excitement for leadership development, finance and entrepreneurship, you have depth of learning, experience and application in the principles of these domains.
  • You consistently demonstrate strong cultural competency (the ability to understand, communicate with and effectively interact with people across cultures.), commitment to inclusion and a palpable continued growth in the habits, skill, and craft of leadership acumen.
  • You are committed to every student’s success.
  • You are known for building and developing close, positive relationships with students, faculty and parents. The result of these relationships: others are inspired to initiate or adopt leadership practices, roles, and responsibilities, and each team member is lifted from where they are at, inspiring them to reach towards their full potential in these categories in their own life.
  • You have a relentless drive to grow in and out of the workplace and are hungry for feedback.
  • Your strengths include time, organization and project management; interpersonal, written and verbal skills; and you demonstrate strong social and emotional intelligence.

If so, please apply to join our team.

Diversity and inclusion are core to Aspen Academy. We are passionate about building and sustaining a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment. Every member on our team enriches our community by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world. We don’t just accept difference — we celebrate it, we support it, and thrive because of it. Aspen Academy is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and promotes affirmative action. We are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and military and veteran status.

Essential Functions Summary

  • Exemplifies and promotes Aspen Academy’s Values, Mission, and Vision.
  • Effectively lead and develop strong LiFE program vision, growth and performance and its impact on students, teachers, parents, the community.
  • Works to ensure the successful engagement, growth, performance and satisfaction of students, families, and team members as well as the growth and performance of the LiFE program and the school overall.
  • Continued development, innovation, research and promotion of curriculum and programs to teach and develop the LiFE Program. This includes social emotional learning, intra and interpersonal relationships, civic engagement and leadership, community service, personal finance, organizational leadership, entrepreneurial mindset and execution to K-8th grade students, parents, colleagues and strategic community partners.
  • Develop and implement Student and Faculty growth and performance assessments and program impact measurement.
  • Develop and deliver Faculty and Parent learning / training opportunities on LiFE topics, focused on understanding and application.
  • Aspen Youth Leadership budget management and fundraising for the institute.
  • Manage the program, volunteer mentors and its student and parent clients, as well as coach faculty, utilizing strong organization, prioritization, attention to detail, communication, time management and delegation attributes.
  • Work with and partner with Faculty to deliver quarterly leadership retreats, daily LiFE block, and the integration of the domain’s concepts into the core and essential curriculum; observe and coach Faculty in the instruction and personal integration of these domains, enabling them to be excellent LiFE Facilitators; provide continuous feedback on how students are grasping and applying the content; and conduct a end-of-year evaluations to each core teacher.
  • Lead, manage and provide accountability measures on all ancillary and co-curricular leadership programs: Service Learning, Civic Leadership, Student Government, Mentor-Mentee Programs, 8th Grade Mentorship and Shark Tank, Bear’s Student Enterprises, Post Grad Student Internships and other programs that fall under the LiFE umbrella.
  • Collaborate with the Head of School, Director of Programs and faculty to develop, track, and achieve the program’s annual goals, quarterly objectives and KPI’s.
  • Coordinate activities across Aspen Academy to build key partnerships and relationships in the youth leadership and entrepreneurial development community.

Education, Experience, and Qualities:

This is a year-round position.

  • Required: four-year degree from an accredited college or university. Preferred: postgraduate degree.
  • K-8th grade education or youth organization experience.
  • Demonstrated success in program or organizational leadership and management.
  • Passionate student of the domain of leadership. Leadership coaching is a plus.
  • Strong financial acumen and entrepreneurial experience is a plus.
  • Excellent organizational, time-management, interpersonal, written, and verbal skills as well as a palpable commitment to the success of your clients.
  • Grant permission for a criminal background check upon hire.
  • Meet physical demands to perform essential functions of the role. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions: Ability to work full-time, including some evenings and weekends; work in person/in the school building; speak for long periods of time. Regularly required to stand; walk; use hands; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, or crouch. Frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds; occasionally life up to 50 pounds.

For the coming school year, we are not able to consider candidates that require a Visa. 

Compensation Package:

Aspen Academy offers an excellent compensation package including health, dental, 403(b) with matching and more; wide-ranging opportunities for professional development; and a talented and dedicated staff of teaching professionals and supportive administrators.

Salary Range: Starting annual salary $65,000-85,000 (based on education & experience)

Aspen Academy’s LiFE Story

Upon its founding, Aspen Academy prioritized the development of leadership, financial acumen and an entrepreneurial mindset and capacity in its Pre-Kindergarten through eighth grade students. It developed the nation’s only sequenced curriculum to directly teach these concepts and effective life habits that is taught as the first block of the day in every classroom. In addition to the development that occurs because of this curriculum, but also a compilation of a myriad of authentic leadership opportunities for each one of our students. From mentoring to civic engagement to managing any of our five-student owned and operated ancillary businesses to major service-learning projects to starting up to 10 businesses by the time a student graduates —- this is real world development of hair-on-fire kiddos who are going to make the world better. Our program has served as a beacon for schools and organizations around the country. It’s served as the base for Future Holders, a leadership, finance and entrepreneurial development platform for K-12th graders, as well as app-based game.

The Program Manager will have the extraordinary opportunity to lead and manage the re-launch of this newly branded program as we are able to return fully back to normal post-Covid. You will be both the visionary and the integrator for LiFE. The sky is the limit. The Manager of LiFE (Leadership, Finance and Entrepreneurship) is the champion, active voice and visible leader in the school community promoting character, leadership, financial acumen and entrepreneurial mindset and execution to students, families, colleagues, and the national education landscape.

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Kindergarten Teacher

Posted by | April 26, 2022 |

2022-2023
Monday – Friday Kindergarten Teacher 7:30am – 3:30pm

Do You Love….

  • Exploration
  • Glitter
  • Science
  • Open-ended questions
  • Great teacher to student ratios
  • Cultivating wonder
  • Supportive community environments
  • The pitter patter of little feet
  • Professional Development
  • Music
  • Creativity
  • Collaborating
  • Inclusion
  • Open-mindedness
  • Working a school calendar
  • Sensory play
  • Art
  • Employer paid benefits

    ….and most importantly, PLAY!

    Then, Paddington might be a great fit for you!

    Paddington is a mission-driven, independent school in Denver that serves children from ages two through kindergarten. The mission of Paddington Station Preschool is to be a welcoming and inclusive community that partners with families to celebrate childhood, embrace learning through play, and prepare confident individuals to joyfully explore the wonders of the world.

    The Paddington community is committed to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. We are seeking candidates who are willing to engage in the hard work of educational equity, anti-racism and anti-bias education.

    Requirements and Preferred Qualifications

  • PDIS Level 3 credential preferred
  • Current Teaching Certification ages 0-8
  • Required to have an Early Childhood Teacher (ECT) qualification or Colorado Early

    Childhood

  • BA or BS highly preferred

• In accordance with the Denver Public Health & Environment Order on August 2, 2021, applicants must be fully vaccinated for Covid-19

Benefits

  • Starting Full Time Salary: $37,700 (additional $1,000 with Master’s degree)
  • 9-month School Schedule with option of working summer camp but paid over 12-

    months!

  • Tuition Remission for employee children
  • Paddington covers 100% of medical, vision, dental, short term disability and life

    insurance for employees who work 24 hours or more per week

  • Health plans including health saving accounts or flex spending accounts
  • Retirement plan employer match of 3% of salary (eligible after one year of service and

    1000 hours worked)

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Preschool Teacher

Posted by | April 26, 2022 |

2022-2023 Monday-Friday Toddler Teacher 7:30am – 3:30pm

Do You Love….

  • Exploration
  • Glitter
  • Science
  • Open-ended questions
  • Great teacher to student ratios
  • Cultivating wonder
  • Supportive community environments
  • The pitter patter of little feet
  • Professional Development
  • Music
  • Creativity
  • Collaborating
  • Inclusion
  • Open-mindedness
  • Working a school calendar
  • Sensory play
  • Art
  • Employer paid benefits….and most importantly, PLAY!

    Then, Paddington might be a great fit for you!

    Paddington is a mission-driven, independent school in Denver that serves children from ages two through kindergarten. The mission of Paddington Station Preschool is to be a welcoming and inclusive community that partners with families to celebrate childhood, embrace learning through play, and prepare confident individuals to joyfully explore the wonders of the world.

    The Paddington community is committed to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. We are seeking candidates who are willing to engage in the hard work of educational equity, anti-racism and anti-bias education.

    Requirements and Preferred Qualifications

  • PDIS Level 3 credential preferred
  • Required to have an Early Childhood Teacher (ECT) qualification or Colorado EarlyChildhood
  • BA or BS highly preferred

• In accordance with the Denver Public Health & Environment Order on August 2, 2021, applicants must be fully vaccinated for Covid-19

Benefits

  • Starting Full Time Salary: $37,700 (additional $1,000 with Master’s degree)
  • 9-month School Schedule with option of working summer camp but paid over 12-months!
  • Tuition Remission for employee children
  • Paddington covers 100% of medical, vision, dental, short term disability and lifeinsurance for employees who work 24 hours or more per week
  • Health plans including health saving accounts or flex spending accounts
  • Retirement plan employer match of 3% of salary (eligible after one year of service and1000 hours worked)

     

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Coordinator – Mental Health and Prevention (Poudre School District)

Posted by | April 26, 2022 |

View Job Description Here

Information specific to this position: This position will begin with the 2022/23 school year

Pay Range: $83,299.00 – $114,953.00 (insert minimum-maximum, refer to A/P Salary Schedule, be sure to note number of days/year for position), based on qualifications and experience*

Percentage: 100%

Work calendar days: 230

Duration of position: Ongoing

Benefits include: Health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, PERA retirement, paid time off, short and long term disability, as well as other optional benefit elections. 

Pay range listed above is for employees newly hired to PSD (existing employees please refer to the pay range on the appropriate salary schedule). PSD engages in a salary placement process vs. a salary negotiation process. This information is provided in compliance with the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act and is the company’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the compensation range and benefits offered for this position. The compensation offered to the successful applicant may vary based on factors including experience, skills, education, location, and other job-related reasons. All salaries are set by Human Resources based on a review of qualifications compared to the requirements on the job description; therefore listing all related education and experience on your application is recommended.

 

Poudre School District is dedicated to affirming respect, compassion, and acceptance for all, and we celebrate diversity with regard to all backgrounds and identities.  We believe that equity, diversity, and inclusion drive our success, and we encourage candidates from all identities, backgrounds, and abilities to apply. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to building inclusive work environments with employees who reflect our students and enthusiastically serve them. Therefore, in all aspects of the employment process, we provide employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, medical condition related to pregnancy, creed, ancestry, national origin, marital status, genetic information, or military status, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law. PSD is committed to finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. We encourage you to apply!

  

If you have a mental or physical impairment which limits one of your major life activities (e.g. walking, hearing, seeing, speaking, breathing, or learning) and require special accommodations during any portion of the application process, please contact hr@psdschools.org.  For accommodation request regarding testing or interviews, you must contact the Risk Management Department at kbennett@psdschools.org at least three (3) working days before the interview or test date.

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Director – Language, Culture and Equity (Poudre School District)

Posted by | April 26, 2022 |

View Job Description Here

Information specific to this position: This position will begin as soon as possible

Pay Range: $93,756.00 – $129,383.00  based on qualifications and experience*

Percentage: 100%

Work calendar days: 260

Duration of position: Ongoing

Benefits include: Health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, PERA retirement, paid time off, short and long term disability, as well as other optional benefit elections. 

Pay range listed above is for employees newly hired to PSD (existing employees please refer to the pay range on the appropriate salary schedule). PSD engages in a salary placement process vs. a salary negotiation process. This information is provided in compliance with the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act and is the company’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the compensation range and benefits offered for this position. The compensation offered to the successful applicant may vary based on factors including experience, skills, education, location, and other job-related reasons. All salaries are set by Human Resources based on a review of qualifications compared to the requirements on the job description; therefore listing all related education and experience on your application is recommended.

 

Poudre School District is dedicated to affirming respect, compassion, and acceptance for all, and we celebrate diversity with regard to all backgrounds and identities.  We believe that equity, diversity, and inclusion drive our success, and we encourage candidates from all identities, backgrounds, and abilities to apply. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to building inclusive work environments with employees who reflect our students and enthusiastically serve them. Therefore, in all aspects of the employment process, we provide employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, medical condition related to pregnancy, creed, ancestry, national origin, marital status, genetic information, or military status, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law. PSD is committed to finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. We encourage you to apply!

  

If you have a mental or physical impairment which limits one of your major life activities (e.g. walking, hearing, seeing, speaking, breathing, or learning) and require special accommodations during any portion of the application process, please contact hr@psdschools.org.  For accommodation request regarding testing or interviews, you must contact the Risk Management Department at kbennett@psdschools.org at least three (3) working days before the interview or test date.

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Director – Student Services (Poudre School District)

Posted by | April 26, 2022 |

View Job Description Here

Information specific to this position: This position will begin as soon as possible.

Pay Range: $93,756.00 – $129,383.00 based on qualifications and experience*

Percentage: 100%

Work calendar days: 260

Duration of position: Ongoing

Benefits include: Health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, PERA retirement, paid time off, short and long term disability, as well as other optional benefit elections. 

Pay range listed above is for employees newly hired to PSD (existing employees please refer to the pay range on the appropriate salary schedule). PSD engages in a salary placement process vs. a salary negotiation process. This information is provided in compliance with the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act and is the company’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the compensation range and benefits offered for this

position. The compensation offered to the successful applicant may vary based on factors including experience, skills, education, location, and other job-related reasons. All salaries are set by Human Resources based on a review of qualifications compared to the requirements on the job description; therefore listing all related education and experience on your application is recommended.

 

Poudre School District is dedicated to affirming respect, compassion, and acceptance for all, and we celebrate diversity with regard to all backgrounds and identities.  We believe that equity, diversity, and inclusion drive our success, and we encourage candidates from all identities, backgrounds, and abilities to apply. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to building inclusive work environments with employees who reflect our students and enthusiastically serve them. Therefore, in all aspects of the employment process, we provide employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, medical condition related to pregnancy, creed, ancestry, national origin, marital status, genetic information, or military status, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law. PSD is committed to finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. We encourage you to apply!

  

If you have a mental or physical impairment which limits one of your major life activities (e.g. walking, hearing, seeing, speaking, breathing, or learning) and require special accommodations during any portion of the application process, please contact hr@psdschools.org.  For accommodation request regarding testing or interviews, you must contact the Risk Management Department at kbennett@psdschools.org at least three (3) working days before the interview or test date.

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Multilingual & Gifted Education Coordinator

Posted by | April 26, 2022 |

Reports To: Equity Specialist & School Programs Manager

Job Type: Full Time, Exempt

Start Date: July 1st, 2022

ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW

The Colorado Charter School Institute (CSI) is a statewide charter school authorizer whose mission is to foster high-quality public-school choices offered through charter schools, particularly schools that are focused on closing the achievement gap for at-risk students. Governed by a board of nine members appointed by the Governor and Commissioner of Education, CSI currently serves a diverse portfolio of 42 schools across the state of Colorado serving over 20,000 students. CSI is uniquely positioned to serve and promote charter school innovation in communities throughout Colorado and to be a leader in improvements in authorizer practices. CSI aspires to continue growing the quality and quantity of its portfolio of schools in Colorado in response to the need for high quality, innovative charter school options. Our organization is at an extraordinary point of opportunity and is poised to make additional systemic changes that will yield improvements within the portfolio’s overall student achievement.

Visit our website to learn more

Please note: Applications will be reviewed as they are received. This position is non-classified and is not subject to appeal rights.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND ROLE-SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

Essential duties of this position include the following.  Employees in this position perform some or all of the following tasks.  Other duties may be assigned.

  • Advance CSI’s mission of increasing access and equity for students across all CSI schools.
  • Provide professional development, program support and monitoring for Gifted Education Programs.
  • Develop, maintain and evaluate CSI’s Gifted Education Program Plan.
  • Coordinate with the Grants Fiscal and Accounting Manager,
    • Determine procedures for allocating ECEA Gifted Education Funds and reporting on fund expenditures
    • Organize, submit, and maintain Universal Screening & Qualified Personnel (USG) Grant budget, including school level budget development and reporting
    • Review and approve USG Request for Funds.
  • Provide professional development, program support and monitoring for Emergent Multilingual (English Learner) programs.
  • Coordinate with the Evaluation, Accountability and School Improvement team to
    • Develop WIDA ACCESS training
    • Support interpretation of WIDA ACCESS data by school personnel
  • Support Grants Fiscal and Accounting Manager in Title III school level budget development and revisions.
  • Serve as CSI’s McKinney Vento liaison, supporting schools in identifying homeless students, accessing Title I homeless funds and providing guidance and resources to respond to increasing needs of homeless students.
  • Provide professional development, program support and monitoring for dropout and re-engagement initiatives, including homeless, child welfare services, and related program grants.
  • Build school and community partnerships to support school’s service to students.
  • Provide regular communication and customer services to schools in all school program areas.
  • Collaborate with additional Student Services staff to enhance professional development, support and monitoring across school programs.

DEPARTMENT RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Participate in the review of charter applications and school operational plans in support of CSI’s role as a school authorizer.
  • Provide school performance and operational evaluation for inclusion in the CSI Annual Review of Schools for all managed programs.
  • Provide operational support for the Equity Specialist & School Programs Manager
  • In coordination with the Data Submissions unit, provide technical assistance and validate programmatic data for state and federal reporting.
  • Collaborate and work within the department and across other CSI departments.

BENEFITS

As an employee of the Colorado Charter School Institute (State of Colorado), you will have access to a variety of benefits to include medical, dental and vision insurance, paid holidays, paid vacation and sick time, flexible scheduling, a work-life balance culture, no-cost life and disability insurance (with additional paid options), Flex Spending and Health Savings Account options, professional development opportunities, wellness offerings, a performance based bonus and membership in Colorado Public Employees’ Retirement Association (PERA)

CSI INCLUSION STATEMENT

CSI recognizes that autonomy and diversity can drive innovation and improved outcomes, both in our schools and in our organization. We are committed to a diverse and culturally inclusive workplace as we believe that differences in perspective and experiences broaden our awareness, enrich our daily experiences, and contribute to our collective strength.

As a charter school authorizer with schools that serve a wide range of communities across the state, we prioritize recruiting a staff that shares the diversity of the students and communities our schools serve. CSI is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on gender, race, color, religion or belief, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other protected class.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR:

At a minimum, we are looking for the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree in education or related field
  • 5 years teaching experience, including working with emerging multilinguals and/or gifted students
  • Strong time-management and interpersonal skills
  • Experience developing and implementing training resources and procedures
  • Experience managing multiple ongoing programs or projects with internal and external stakeholders
  • Attention to detail, professional written and verbal communication skills, and familiarity with modern workplace software programs and tools
  • Self-motivated
  • All final candidates must successfully pass a thorough criminal background check.

Ideal candidates will have some, or all, of the following education, skills, and abilities:

  • Colorado Professional Teacher License with endorsements in Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Education and Gifted Education preferred
  • Master’s degree or advanced training in Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Education and/or Gifted Education
  • Experience administering WIDA/ACCESS or Universal Screening assessments
  • Experience working with charter schools in Colorado

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • A proven ability to design and facilitate effective trainings to a variety of stakeholders
  • A proven ability to proactively improve systems and identify potential internal and external customer issues
  • Detail-oriented with demonstrated ability to follow-through on projects
  • Experience developing, implementing, and evaluating process documentation and resources for various stakeholders.
  • Experience with data analysis and statistics
  • Familiarity and experience with state and federal laws associated with emerging multilinguals and gifted students.

LOCATION & TRAVEL

Some Travel Required. Telecommute Flexibility Offered

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The work environment includes a standard office setting. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.

NOTE

This is not necessarily an exhaustive or all-inclusive list of responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts, functions or working conditions associated with the job.  This job description is not a contract of employment or a promise or guarantee of any specific terms or conditions of employment.  CSI may add to, modify or delete any aspect of this job (or the position itself) at any time as it deems advisable.

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Adams County Job Fair

Posted by | April 25, 2022 |

Adams County is hosting a Job Fair!

THURSDAY, MAY 5, 9 A.M.- NOON
ADAMS COUNTY GOVERNMENT CENTER
4430 S. Adams County Pkwy., Brighton | Conference Center, Platte River rooms

JOB OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE WITH:

COLORADO AIR AND SPACE PORT | HUMAN SERVICES | PUBLIC WORKS
CLERK & RECORDER’S OFFICE | PARKS, OPEN SPACE & CULTURAL ARTS
A-PROUD DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION COUNCIL | AND MORE!
MORE INFORMATION:

Visit adcogov.org/career-opportunities

Search social media for #jointeamadams

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Middle School Lead Teacher

Posted by | April 22, 2022 |

The Horizons at Colorado Academy (HCA) program seeks candidates for the position of Lead Teachers for the elementary and middle school programs.

HCA offers an enrichment program designed for Denver Public School students from under-resourced communities. The tuition-free program runs for six weeks from June 13 through July 22, 2022 and emphasizes academic enrichment, social and emotional learning, cultural experiences and the arts, and health and wellness – including swimming.

Lead teachers guide daily classroom activities, go on field trips, oversee swimming and outdoor activities and other duties as required.

Requirements
  •   Provide instructional, behavioral and emotional support to all students as they participate in all aspects of their summer day
  • Design and implement summer curriculum based on grade appropriate standards
  • Communicate effectively with the Horizons team, including the assistant teacher, and other professional staff
  • Collect observational data related to student’s progress in obtaining and using skills/strategies in the classroom
  • Must have prior classroom experience. Bilingual (Spanish/English) is strongly preferred for Kindergarten
  • Hold a Bachelor’s degree
  • Be available to attend the full 6-week program plus mandatory staff training sessions the week prior to program start
  • Culturally responsive teaching experiences preferred
  • Some lifting, sitting, and the ability to engage young children in their daily activities
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check

The pay range for the six-week summer program is $4,200 – $4,400.  The pay range for the position is a good faith and reasonable estimate of the possible compensation at the time of posting, Colorado Academy reserves the right to pay more or less than the posted range. Any wage differential that may exist for the position does not relate to sex, gender or gender identity, but relates solely to a seniority system, a merit system, or relevant education, training and/or experience.

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Grant Accountant

Posted by | April 21, 2022 |

SUMMARY:

Perform a variety of complex administrative, accounting, financial, budgeting, and reporting functions to assure the effective and efficient fiscal operation of approximately 85 Federal, State, and local grants and projects totaling over $14 million annually.  Monitor the inflow and outflow of district grant funds.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Job Tasks Descriptions
  1. Analyze district grant applications and budgets to assure district compliance with the intent and scope of the grants as written in order to make recommendations to grant administrators on how best to revise their applications/budgets to maintain a continuous, uninterrupted inflow of grant funds.
  1. Create, analyze and reconcile general ledger accounts and budgets for compliance with GAAP, governmental accounting standards, and CDE chart of accounts.  Enter budget and budget revisions in compliance with federal, state, and other grantor agency requirements.
  1. Devise systems and monitor and review transactions to assure grant expenditures are properly recorded.  Create and enter adjusting journal entries as needed to comply with GAAP, governmental accounting standards, and grantor agency requirements.
  1. Research and collaborate with all grantor agencies regarding grant specific regulations, guidelines, federal, state, and local laws to assure district compliance with them.
  1. Travel to, meet with and advise grant implementers and their support staff in grant accounting, finance, and budgeting procedures.
  1. Travel to, meet with and advise Executive Instructional Directors and staff in writing of grants and grant budgets with the goal of maximizing district success in receiving grant awards.
  1. Coordinate and execute month end and grant year-end closing transactions and prepare entries and schedules in accordance with GAAP, governmental accounting standards, and grantor agency requirements.
  1. Prepare quarterly, semi-annual, and year-end reports to granting agencies.
  1. Advise district grant implementers in preparing Supplemental Budgets for the District School Board, answering questions for the Board in the implementer’s absence, prepare reports for District grant implementers.
  1. Research District Board Policies and Procedures, along with Union Agreements, in order to assure that they are being followed in conjunction with grant expenditures.
  1. Monitor all grant cash positions to assure that the district has adequate grant cash flow to meet the needs of the programs.
  1. Compile documentation required for and the filing of Request for Funds to grantors.
  1. Prepare for annual audits by the District’s independent auditors, as well as audits by grantor agencies.
  1. Perform other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION AND RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting.
  • More than two years and up to and including three years of experience in reconciliation, auditing, governmental accounting.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS or CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Criminal background check required for hire.
  • Valid Colorado driver’s license.
  •  CPA license preferred at hire, but never required.

TECHNICAL SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & ABILITIES:

  • Oral and written communication skills.
  • Analytical skills
  • Interpersonal relations skills.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office software.
  • Knowledge of district accounting procedures, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, Governmental accounting standards, and federal, state, and local regulations.
  • Ability to promote and follow Board of Education policies and building and department procedures.
  • Ability to communicate, interact and work effectively and cooperatively with people from diverse ethnic and
    educational backgrounds.
  • Ability to recognize the importance of safety in the workplace, follow safety rules, practice safe work habits, utilize appropriate safety equipment and report unsafe conditions to the appropriate administrator.

MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT OPERATING KNOWLEDGE:

  • Operating knowledge of and experience with Microsoft Office Software.
  • Operating knowledge of 10 key machine and desktop computer use.
  • Operating knowledge of accounting software preferred at hire; required within 3 months after hire.

JUDGEMENT AND DECISION MAKING

Work is self-directed and assigned by Director of Financial Services. Work is guided by Mesa County Valley School District 51, federal, and state policies, procedures, rules, regulations, and laws.  Requires judgment to produce practical courses of action involving corrections or adjustments within the established procedures.  Decision making requires collaboration with Grantor agencies, Executive Instructional Directors, program coordinators, principals and other school staff, other administrative staff both within and across departments.  Many routine decisions are made independently of any collaboration.  Supervisor is involved only in major decisions.

DIVERSITY OF DUTIES:

Diversity of duties includes good organizational skills with the ability to work with interruptions and manage multiple priorities.  Also must have computer software skills; understanding of a variety of laws including NCLB, Special Ed, and other federal and state laws; public relations skills; ability to work with a variety of individuals; and ability to negotiate with State and other grantor agencies.  Work duties are varied and require use and occasional modification of general guidelines.

The physical demands, work environment factors and mental functions described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

MENTAL FUNCTIONS

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate, use interpersonal skills, compile.  Frequently required to compare, analyze, coordinate, compute, evaluate.    Occasionally required to copy, instruct, synthesize and negotiate.

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Middle School/High School Special Education

Posted by | April 21, 2022 |

Status: Full-Time 

FLSA Classification: Exempt 

Reports To: Head of School  

Annual Contract Days: 192 

American Indian Academy of Denver (AIAD) is an Indigenized STEAM (science, technology,  engineering, arts and math) public school providing rigorous, interactive learning opportunities  for 6-9th grade students.  

We are committed to creating a sustainable environment where students, staff, and parents are  safe, feel they belong, and are actively engaged. All variations within the identities of race, sex,  gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, language, ability, nationality, tribal  affiliation, immigration status, age, and class are honored; each member of the school  community is deeply valued and provided with what they need to be healthy physically, socially,  emotionally, mentally, and spiritually.  

Employment at AIAD means becoming part of a community of caring and driven adults dedicated  to the strengthening of indigenous peoples’ self-determination, mobility and academic excellence  attained through the implementation of Indigenized education. Collaboratively, teachers are  afforded the autonomy to develop and implement lesson plans within AIAD’s integrated STEAM  and ELA/SS curriculum and learning experiences for students and will be provided technical  support in doing so. Teachers are also expected to transcend western educational expectations  of what curriculum should be by ever-increasingly leaning into models of fun, meaningful learning  and identity development that caters to the unique needs that indigenous students have. This can  include decolonized/Indigenized frameworks and pedagogies, land-based learning models, arts based learning, social-emotional and trauma-informed teaching, mindfulness and post-trauma  healing, restorative practices and classroom management, physical activity, traditional language  learning, traditional ecological and ethnobotanical knowledge, oral tradition and storytelling as a  means to ground content in indigenous worldview, etc. Collaboration across disciplines, different  class subject matters, teachers and grades are welcome and encouraged in the interest of  strengthening community and cooperation. Teachers are encouraged to also reach out and build  solidarities with community members who are willing to come into class and share content,  teachings, wisdom, skills and build relationships.  

POSITION SUMMARY  

The Secondary Special Education Moderate Needs Teacher instructs special education students in settings that provide a continuum of services from self-contained instruction to full inclusion in the regular classroom; helps all students develop competence and confidence simultaneously through a balance of acquiring basic skills and developing conceptual understanding; monitors, supervises, coordinates and enforces rules of conduct and behavior for assigned students, and reinforces positive student behaviors in accordance with school and District policy; observes, evaluates, reports and records students’ performance, behavior, social development, and physical health; communicates with parents or guardians, teachers, counselors, and administrators to resolve students’ behavioral and academic problems.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  

  • Serves students from all eligible categories. 
  • Teach literacy, math, STEAM, and language skills when necessary during Tier 1 instruction in  these disciplines. 
  • Collaborates and consults with classroom teachers, and other specialists in a problem solving approach to implement the most effective instructional plan for students.
  • Attend house/grade level meetings at least once a month and advocate for student needs. Provides instruction at the large group, small group, and individual level; Plan and complete intellectual prep for co-teaching, push-in and pull-out classes.
  • Complete all IEPs and evaluations before Annual or Triennial deadlines. Collaborates with general education staff for successful inclusion of students.
  • Assists in screening, diagnostic, and progress monitoring assessments. Assists in analyzing student data to determine student profile of needs, and for making instructional placement and instructional focus decisions. 
  • Provides direct instruction to small groups of students at the strategic level of intervention in order to supplement core instruction. 
  • Maintain required administrative records, for example: student attendance, evaluation, report  cards, and student data. 
  • Collaborates with general education staff for the successful inclusion of students; Provide each general education teacher with information regarding each student’s disability and unique needs. 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: 

  • Must possess a current Colorado Department of Education Teachers License with endorsement in Special Education Generalist or Special Education Specialist. Previous experience working with young special needs students and their parents preferred
  • Teaches diverse middle school and high school, standards-based curriculum in Reading, Writing, Math, Science, Social Studies and Personal Development
  • Has minimum of 3 years of experience working in a public-school setting. Experience and demonstrated success in increasing student achievement. Experience or training in evidence based interventions; 
  • Provides screening, diagnostic, and progress monitoring assessments. Assists in analyzing student data to determine student profile of needs, and for making instructional placement and instructional focus decisions; 
  • Has experience developing and implementing differentiated curriculum and learning  objectives for a wide range of learners; 
  • Has experience and/or strong understanding of how to design culturally competent learning  experiences.

STRONGLY PREFERRED EXPERIENCE AND DISPOSITIONS: 

  • Loves teaching middle/high schoolers; 
  • Demonstrate a deep commitment to decolonized mindsets and practices; 
  • Has experience in project-based, problem-based learning experiences using integrated  approaches; 
  • Has experience with cooperative learning techniques to enhance collaboration skills among  students; 
  • Possess collaborative skills and a willingness to work with colleagues in a Professional  Learning Community; 
  • Possess desire to learn and grow, and is open to feedback from instructional leaders and  colleagues; 
  • Possess deep understanding of what it means to live as part of a marginalized group of  people; 
  • Possess great relationship skills and high emotional intelligence; 
  • Demonstrate willingness to be involved in community activities and events outside of typical  school hours. 
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Middle School/High School Math Teacher

Posted by | April 21, 2022 |

Status: Full-Time 

FLSA Classification: Exempt 

Reports To: Head of School 

Annual Contract Days: 192 Days 

American Indian Academy of Denver (AIAD) is an Indigenized STEAM (science, technology,  engineering, arts and math) public school providing rigorous, interactive learning opportunities  for 6-9th grade students.  

We are committed to creating a sustainable environment where students, staff, and parents are  safe, feel they belong, and are actively engaged. All variations within the identities of race, sex,  gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, language, ability, nationality, tribal  affiliation, immigration status, age, and class are honored; each member of the school  community is deeply valued and provided with what they need to be healthy physically, socially,  emotionally, mentally, and spiritually.  

Employment at AIAD means becoming part of a community of caring and driven adults dedicated  to the strengthening of indigenous peoples’ self-determination, mobility and academic excellence  attained through the implementation of Indigenized education. Collaboratively, teachers are  afforded the autonomy to develop and implement lesson plans within AIAD’s integrated STEAM  and ELA/SS curriculum and learning experiences for students and will be provided technical  support in doing so. Teachers are also expected to transcend western educational expectations  of what curriculum should be by ever-increasingly leaning into models of fun, meaningful learning  and identity development that caters to the unique needs that indigenous students have. This can  include decolonized/Indigenized frameworks and pedagogies, land-based learning models, arts based learning, social-emotional and trauma-informed teaching, mindfulness and post-trauma  healing, restorative practices and classroom management, physical activity, traditional language  learning, traditional ecological and ethnobotanical knowledge, oral tradition and storytelling as a  means to ground content in indigenous worldview, etc. Collaboration across disciplines, different  class subject matters, teachers and grades are welcome and encouraged in the interest of  strengthening community and cooperation. Teachers are encouraged to also reach out and build  solidarities with community members who are willing to come into class and share content,  teachings, wisdom, skills and build relationships.  

POSITION SUMMARY  

The AIAD Math teacher will be responsible for preparing math lessons for all four grade levels.  You will teach one section each of 7th, 8th, & 9th grade math (the other two STEAM teachers will  teach other 6th & 7th grade sections), building each student’s foundation of math using a variety  

of instructional methods nested in culturally competent approaches, student-led discussions,  group learning strategies and differentiated learning modifications/extension that promote  academic achievement for all students. This position will also be responsible for facilitating a  Gifted & Talented class. 

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  

  • Prepare lessons for all four grade levels; 
  • Implement a Tier 1 (stand-alone) math curriculum for 7th, 8th, 9th grade students (one section  each); 
  • Facilitate one section of Gifted & Talented course; 
  • Collaborate with colleagues to implement math interventions and extensions; 
  • Use strength-based restorative classroom practices that foster resiliency and success for  students; 
  • Participate in weekly professional development through a student-centered professional  learning community format; 
  • Develop strong relationships with parents and students, creating investment in school culture  and academics; 
  • Work collaboratively with partner teachers and staff to create consistent structures and  systems; 
  • Maintain records for such things as student attendance, evaluation, report cards, and other  documents; 
  • Implement Individualized Education Plan (IEP), monitor and report on students’ progress  toward their academic and career readiness goals, as noted in their IEP as aligned with the  instructor’s content area. 

REQUIRED PREPARATION AND EXPERIENCE: 

  • Possess Colorado Teaching Licensure and/or endorsements in the subject areas that s/he will  teach and/or hold at least a BA or higher in a relevant subject area; 
  • Possess at least Year-One English Language Acquisition (ELA) qualification or is willing to  acquire this qualification within one year of hire; 
  • Has minimum of 2 years classroom experience; 
  • Has remote teaching experience and demonstrates effective remote teaching strategies; 
  • Possess strong content knowledge, particularly around pre-Algebra, Algebra and Pre Calculus; 
  • Has experience developing and implementing differentiated curriculum and learning  objectives for a wide range of learners; 
  • Has experience and/or strong understanding of how to design culturally competent learning  experiences; 
  • Has experience integrating technology, art/design into instruction and student learning  experiences;
  • Possess deep understanding of what it means to live as part of a marginalized group of  people 
  • Possess great relationship skills and high emotional intelligence. 

STRONGLY PREFERRED EXPERIENCE AND DISPOSITIONS: 

  • Loves teaching middle/high schoolers; 
  • Demonstrate a deep commitment to decolonized mindsets and practices; 
  • Has experience in project-based, problem-based learning experiences using integrated  approaches; 
  • Has experience with cooperative learning techniques to enhance collaboration skills among  students; 
  • Possess collaborative skills and a willingness to work with colleagues in a Professional  Learning Community; 
  • Possess desire to learn and grow, and is open to feedback from instructional leaders and  colleagues; 
  • Demonstrate willingness to be involved in community activities and events outside of typical  school hours. 
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Literacy Coach

Posted by | April 20, 2022 |

Meeker School District is seeking professionals to fill the role of a Literacy Coach, whose responsibility is to oversee and implement literacy performance of readers in general or struggling readers in K-3 grades. The Literacy Coach in this role works closely with external facilitators, Principal, and other relevant school/district administrators, teachers, and parents to accomplish the school district’s literacy goals. This individual will not have direct classroom duties but will work alongside teachers to ensure students develop skills necessary to become proficient readers.

Meeker School District has an approximate enrollment of 720 students in grades Pre-K through Twelve. The Elementary School has approximately 340 students preschool-5th. We are seeking an individual who has the understanding of the intellectual, social, and emotional needs of the elementary school student. Professional involvement beyond the local level and successful teaching experience are desirable. The Meeker Re-1 School District is seeking an enthusiastic person who wants to join a staff committed to “Excellence in all we do”.

Date Available: Position begins August 1, 2022

Job Functions/Qualifications:

  • Displays, at all times, acceptable professional and ethical standards including, but not limited to:  confidentiality, courtesy, cooperation and positive attitude, reliability/punctuality, timeliness in respect to deadlines, respectfulness toward others
  • Professional Development:
    • Provide resources and training to school staff on scientifically based reading research and evidence-based practices;
  • Assessment:
    • Lead and coordinate the school leadership team: Help administer the literacy assessments for screening, progress monitoring, diagnostic, and outcomes
  • Curriculum and Instruction:
    • Use available guidance for reviewing core, supplemental, and intensive intervention materials under consideration for purchase for evidence of alignment with the literacy project
  • School Liaison:
    • Meet regularly with the Principal, Coordinator of Academics, external facilitator, and others to assess the progress of the implementation of the Early Literacy Grant project and to modify elements as necessary
  • Assists with planning on an as-needed basis for structures including, but not limited to:
    • RTI/MTSS
    • ICAP
    • 504
    • ALP
    • Standardized assessments
  • Masters in reading, education, special education, or related field
  • Three to five years prior K-5 teaching experience, K-3 preferred; preference for individuals with experience in varied positions, including reading teacher and classroom teacher
  • Valid state teacher certification with documented READ Act training
  • Assumes other responsibilities as assigned. To view the full Job Description, click HERE.

Compensation and Benefits

  • Salary negotiable based upon qualifications and experience
  • Current salary schedule can be found here: MSD 21/22 Salary Schedule
  • Fully paid health, dental and life insurance for the employee and $119 towards dependent health coverage.
  • Colorado Public Employee Retirement Association (PERA) member account with employer contribution of 21.4%.
  • 11 personal/sick days
  • Probationary Contract for 3 years
  • Coaching opportunities at the Middle and High School.
  • Reimbursement of moving expenses; up to $1,000 for in-state moves, and up to $2,000 for out-of-state moves.

Timeline: Review of applications will begin immediately and remain open until June 1, 2022 at 4:00 pm. MST.

The Meeker School District Re-1 is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The educational programs, activities and employment opportunities offered by Meeker School District RE-1 are offered without regard to race, color, sex (which includes marital status), sexual orientation (which includes transgender), religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, disability or need for special education services.  Inquiries regarding alleged unlawful discrimination or harassment should be directed to the Meeker School District superintendent, 555 Garfield, PO Box 1089, Meeker, CO 81641, Phone (970) 878-9040; or to The Office of Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, 1961 Stout Street, Third Floor, Denver, CO 80294, Phone (303) 844-2991.

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Social Emotional Learning Coordinator

Posted by | April 20, 2022 |

Meeker School District is seeking individuals with the ability to coordinate social/emotional learning curriculum and instruction for student preschool through 12th grade.

Meeker School District has an approximate enrollment of 720 students in grades Pre-K through Twelve. We are seeking an individual who has the understanding of the intellectual, social, and emotional needs of the middle school student. Professional involvement beyond the local level and successful teaching experience are desirable. The Meeker Re-1 School District is seeking an enthusiastic person who wants to join a staff committed to “Excellence in all we do”.

Date Available: Position begins August 1, 2022

Job Functions/Qualifications:

  • Displays, at all times, acceptable professional and ethical standards including, but not limited to:  confidentiality, courtesy, cooperation and positive attitude, reliability/punctuality, timeliness in respect to deadlines, respectfulness toward others
  • Provides direct social/emotional learning instruction to students in preschool through 12th grade
  • Aids in the selection and effectiveness review of social/emotional learning curriculum
  • Plans and delivers professional development for educational staff to address student’s basic social/emotional learning needs
  • Assists with planning on an as-needed basis for structures including, but not limited to:
    1. RTI/MTSS
    2. ICAP
    3. 504
    4. ALP
    5. Standardized assessments
  • Assists in arranging for tutors and/or summer school opportunities.
  • A valid license as a school counselor, school psychologist, classroom teacher or working toward a valid license, OR
  • Demonstrated professional effectiveness in a setting where the aforementioned essential job functions were necessary
  • Such alternatives to the above qualifications as district administration and the school board may find appropriate and acceptable
  • Assumes other responsibilities as assigned. To view the full Job Description, click HERE.

Compensation and Benefits

  • Salary negotiable based upon qualifications and experience
  • Current salary schedule can be found here: MSD 21/22 Salary Schedule
  • Fully paid health, dental and life insurance for the employee and $119 towards dependent health coverage.
  • Colorado Public Employee Retirement Association (PERA) member account with employer contribution of 21.4%.
  • 11 personal/sick days
  • Probationary Contract for 3 years
  • Coaching opportunities at the Middle and High School.
  • Reimbursement of moving expenses; up to $1,000 for in-state moves, and up to $2,000 for out-of-state moves.

Timeline: Review of applications will begin immediately and remain open until June 1, 2022 at 4:00 pm. MST.

The Meeker School District Re-1 is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The educational programs, activities and employment opportunities offered by Meeker School District RE-1 are offered without regard to race, color, sex (which includes marital status), sexual orientation (which includes transgender), religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, disability or need for special education services.  Inquiries regarding alleged unlawful discrimination or harassment should be directed to the Meeker School District superintendent, 555 Garfield, PO Box 1089, Meeker, CO 81641, Phone (970) 878-9040; or to The Office of Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, 1961 Stout Street, Third Floor, Denver, CO 80294, Phone (303) 844-2991.

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Middle School Science

Posted by | April 20, 2022 |

Status: Full-Time
FLSA Classification: Exempt
Reports To: Principal
Annual Contract Days: 190
American Indian Academy of Denver (AIAD) is an Indigenized STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) public providing rigorous, interactive learning opportunities for 6-10th grade students. We are committed to creating a sustainable environment where students, staff, and parents are safe, feel they belong, and are actively engaged. All variations within the identities of race, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, language, ability, nationality, tribal affiliation, immigration status, age, and class are honored; each member of the school community is deeply valued and provided with what they need to be healthy physically, socially, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually.

Employment at AIAD means becoming part of a community of caring and driven adults dedicated to the strengthening of indigenous peoples’ self-determination, mobility and academic excellence attained through the implementation of Indigenized education. Collaboratively, teachers are afforded the autonomy to develop and implement lesson plans within AIAD’s integrated STEAM and ELA/SS curriculum and learning experiences for students and will be provided technical support in doing so. Teachers are also expected to transcend western educational expectations of what curriculum should be by ever-increasingly leaning into models of fun, meaningful learning and identity development that caters to the unique needs that indigenous students have. This can include decolonized/Indigenized frameworks and pedagogies, land-based learning models, arts based learning, social-emotional and trauma-informed teaching, mindfulness and post-trauma healing, restorative practices and classroom management, physical activity, traditional language learning, traditional ecological and ethnobotanical knowledge, oral tradition and storytelling as a means to ground content in indigenous worldview, etc. Collaboration across disciplines, different class subject matters, teachers and grades are welcome and encouraged in the interest of strengthening community and cooperation. Teachers are encouraged to also reach out and build solidarities with community members who are willing to come into class and share content, teachings, wisdom, skills and build relationships.

POSITION SUMMARY
AIAD teachers create and implement relevant and meaningful curriculum through innovative teaching methods. AIAD STEAM (Science/Math) teachers will be responsible for building each student’s foundation of science and math using a variety of instructional methods nested in culturally competent approaches, including land-based, project-based and problem-based learning as well as collaborative student-led discussions, group learning strategies and differentiated learning modifications/extension that promote academic achievement for all students. Middle school STEAM teachers may also teach at least one section of either 6th or 7th grade math.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
● Deliver culturally competent, rigorous Tier 1 instruction in middle school math and science via AIAD’s STEAM curriculum in a block schedule format;
● Implement a Tier 1 (stand-alone) math curriculum for middle school students;
● May teach one elective course;
●Use strength-based restorative classroom practices that foster resiliency and success for
students;
●Collaborate with colleagues to develop middle school STEAM lesson plans and learning
activities that fit within AIAD’s STEAM curriculum;
● Participate in weekly professional development through a student-centered professional
learning community format;
● Develop strong relationships with parents and students, creating investment in school culture and academics;
● Work collaboratively with partner teachers and staff (fellow Humanities teacher, STEAM
teacher, Lakota/Dineh Culture & Language teachers and school staff) to create consistent
structures and systems;
● Maintain records for such things as student attendance, evaluation, report cards, and other documents;
● Implement Individualized Education Plan (IEP), monitor and report on students’ progress toward their academic and career readiness goals, as noted in their IEP as aligned with the instructor’s content area.

REQUIRED PREPARATION AND EXPERIENCE:
● Possess Colorado Teaching Licensure and/or endorsements in the subject areas that s/he will teach and/or hold at least a BA or higher in a relevant subject area;
● Possess at least Year-One English Language Acquisition (ELA) qualification or is willing to acquire this qualification within one year of hire;
● Has minimum of 2 years classroom experience;
● Possess strong content knowledge, particularly around pre-Algebra, Algebra, Physics, Earth Science, and Biology;
● Has experience developing and implementing differentiated curriculum and learning
objectives for a wide range of learners;
● Has experience and/or strong understanding of how to design culturally competent learning experiences;
● Has experience integrating technology, art/design into instruction and student learning
experiences;
● Possess deep understanding of what it means to live as part of a marginalized group of
people;
● Possess great relationship skills and high emotional intelligence.

STRONGLY PREFERRED EXPERIENCE AND DISPOSITIONS:
● Loves teaching middle/high schoolers;
● Demonstrate a deep commitment to decolonized mindsets and practices;
● Has experience in project-based, problem-based learning experiences using integrated
approaches;
● Has experience with cooperative learning techniques to enhance collaboration skills among students;
● Possess collaborative skills and a willingness to work with colleagues in a Professional
Learning Community;
● Possess desire to learn and grow, and is open to feedback from instructional leaders and
colleagues;
● Demonstrate willingness to be involved in community activities and events outside of typical school hours.

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Humanities (English Language Arts/Social Studies)

Posted by | April 20, 2022 |

POSITION SUMMARY  

AIAD teachers create and implement relevant and meaningful curriculum through innovative  teaching methods. AIAD Humanities (English Language Arts/Social Studies) teachers will be  responsible for building each student’s foundation for English Language Arts and Social Studies using a variety of instructional methods nested in culturally competent approaches, including  land-based, project-based and problem-based learning as well as collaborative student-led  discussions, group learning strategies and differentiated learning modifications/extension that  promote academic achievement for all students. 

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  

  • Deliver culturally competent, rigorous Tier 1 instruction in middle school and/or 9th grade Humanities via AIAD’s integrated English Language Arts/Social Studies curriculum in a block  schedule format; 
  • Conduct Tier 2 reading and writing interventions; 
  • Teach at least one elective course; 
  • Use strength-based restorative classroom practices that foster resiliency and success for  students; 
  • Collaborate with colleagues to develop middle school and/or 9th grade Humanities lesson  plans and learning activities that fit within AIAD’s integrated curriculum; 
  • Participate in weekly professional development through a student-centered professional  learning community format; 
  • Develop strong relationships with parents and students, creating investment in school culture  and academics; 
  • Work collaboratively with partner teachers and staff (fellow Humanities teacher, STEAM  teacher, Lakota/Dineh Culture & Language teachers and school staff) to create consistent  structures and systems; 
  • Maintain required administrative records, for example: student attendance, evaluation, report  cards, and student data; 
  • Implement Individualized Education Plan (IEP), monitor and report on students’ progress  toward their academic and career readiness goals, as noted in their IEP as aligned with the  instructor’s content area. 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: 

  • Possess Colorado Teaching Licensure and/or endorsements in the subject areas that s/he will  teach and/or hold at least a BA or higher in a relevant subject area; 
  • Possess at least Year-One English Language Acquisition (ELA) qualification or is willing to  acquire this qualification within one year of hire; 
  • Has minimum of 2 years classroom experience; 
  • Has strong content knowledge in literacy and History/Social Studies, especially as it pertains  to reading, writing, speaking, and listening across the subject areas of History, Social Studies,  and other Humanities subjects; 
  • Has experience developing and implementing differentiated curriculum and learning  objectives for a wide range of learners; 
  • Has experience and/or strong understanding of how to design culturally competent learning  experiences;
  • Has experience integrating technology and artistic expression into instruction and student  learning experiences; 
  • Possess deep understanding of what it means to live as part of a marginalized group of  people; 
  • Possess great relationship skills and high emotional intelligence. 

STRONGLY PREFERRED EXPERIENCE AND DISPOSITIONS: 

  • Loves teaching middle/high schoolers; 
  • Demonstrate a deep commitment to decolonized mindsets and practices; 
  • Has experience in project-based, problem-based learning experiences using integrated  approaches; 
  • Has experience with cooperative learning techniques to enhance collaboration skills among  students; 
  • Possess collaborative skills and a willingness to work with colleagues in a Professional  Learning Community; 
  • Possess desire to learn and grow, and is open to feedback from instructional leaders and  colleagues; 
  • Demonstrate willingness to be involved in community activities and events outside of typical  school hours. 
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Executive Director, Curriculum & Instruction

Posted by | April 20, 2022 |

Licensed Administrative/Professional Technical

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Wkly 30% Directs the development, implementation, evaluation and ongoing improvement of district curricular implementation to ensure alignment between: Colorado Academic Standards (including the measurement of student performance on prioritized standards); summative, interim and formative assessments; curricular resources; professional learning for teachers and leaders; coordinate processes for the selection and development of curriculum; ensure accordance with district policies related to curriculum and instruction; and manage teams and processes related to these responsibilities. Partner with the Executive Director of School Performance and Executive Director of Student Success to ensure implementation and execution of the instructional core; and supervise the identified Program and Division of Equity in Learning Directors to ensure effective implementation of all district curricula at the classroom and school levels.
Wkly 20% Create and engage vision, mission and purpose-driven teams, supervise Program and Division of Equity in Learning Directors and ensure overall effective implementation of evaluation and professional development for all members of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, including those in the following departments:, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education, Early Childhood Education, Learning Resources, Professional Learning and Assessment Literacy and Instruction.
Wkly 15% Ensure the effective implementation of identified district and division priorities associated with departments in Curriculum and Instruction, including but not limited to: standards-based grade level instruction; equity themes and culturally responsive educational practices; development of teacher leadership; curricular resource selection, development, implementation, and measurement of effectiveness; interim assessment implementation; APS strategic plan; and Colorado Essential Skills implementation. Priorities and initiatives will change over time as a result of ongoing implementation efforts.
Wkly 10% Monitor school and district data to determine trends; develop and implements effective strategies for meeting and exceeding state and national student achievement goals
Wkly 10% Team and collaborate with other leaders in the Division of Equity in Learning including: Executive Director of School Performance, Executive Director of Student Success, Directors of Student Services, Leadership Development, College and Career Success, and P-20 Learning Communities to ensure effective implementation and facilitation of the cross-functionally designed priorities through the division.
Wkly 5% Facilitate communication between and represent APS interests in state curriculum groups, Colorado Department of Education, Department of Higher Education and other agencies and partners including federal, state, and local regulations related to early childhood school readiness, special education, and English language acquisition.
Wkly 3% Support content and programmatic grant development and implementation of and monitoring of programs to measure effectiveness and fidelity to proposals.
Wkly 3% In partnership with the Chief Academic Officer, Executive Director of School Performance, and Executive Director of Student Success, develops and monitors the District Unified Improvement Plan.
Wkly 2% Develop, administer, monitor and evaluate associated district policies and departmental budgets.
Yrly 2% Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Aurora Public Schools – Job Description – Executive Director, Curriculum and Instruction
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Principal

Posted by | April 20, 2022 |

Licensed Administrative/Professional Technical

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Daily 50% Serve as an instructional leader by coordinating the development of and monitoring the implementation of the unified improvement plan in accordance with the district mission.
Mnthly 20% Hire supervise and evaluate all staff.
Daily 10% Develop and monitor all members of the staff to build their capacity to meet the learning needs of the students by monitoring achievement toward meeting Unified Improvement Plan goals.
Wkly 8% Develop, implement and evaluate an embedded collaborative professional learning model which focuses on improving instructional practices and increasing student achievement.
Wkly 2% Use data to analyze and plan for differentiated support for staff and students.
Wkly 2% Monitor, implement, and support Board policies; state and federal statutes and regulations to include attending special education staffing, Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings; and the Master Agreement.
Mnthly 2% Develop and implement a school wide plan to ensure the safety of students and staff in accordance with established district policies and procedures.
Wkly 2% Perform a wide range of managerial responsibilities including, but not limited to: staffing, scheduling, budget, technology, and facilities.
Daily 2% Communicate and collaborate with families and community members, respond to diverse community interest and needs and mobilize community resources.
Daily 2% Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Aurora Public Schools – Job Description – Principal, Elementary School
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Meeker Elementary School Principal

Posted by | April 19, 2022 |

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Barone Middle School Principal

Posted by | April 19, 2022 |

Meeker School District is seeking qualified individuals for a Principal at the Barone Middle School. The Principal is responsible for the administrative operations of the school as well as the instructional leadership, individual guidance and the school-wide facilitation of improving instructional effectiveness that will help lead to increased student achievement.  The principal is also responsible for: supervision of staff in the building; overseeing professional development activities and district curricular programs; working effectively with community and parent patrons; ensuring effective building operations and maintenance, managing student activities and student discipline; developing school policies and procedures to ensure compliance with Board of Education and Federal policies.

Date Available: Position begins July 1, 2022

Essential Job Functions:

  • Develop and maintain a school mission and vision that is consistent with the mission and vision of the District.
  • Provide instructional leadership for all staff that maximizes achievement for all students.
  • Oversee the implementation of all District curriculums.
  • Supervise all instructional staff in meeting district and state academic standards.
  • Regularly observe each teacher in the school to assess performance and to gather information that will lead to instructional improvement.
  • Select, assign, supervise and evaluate classified and certified staff as provided by District policy and monitor the distribution of evaluation scores within the school.
  • Provide leadership to initiate and maintain the involvement of the community and the parents in the learning processes at the school and encourage and support the activities of a parent-school group.
  • Please click on the following link for a complete job description:  Principal Job Description

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Possess Colorado Initial or Professional Principal License (or be eligible for the equivalent, or enrollment in Alternative Principal Program, to include state approved Teacher Evaluator Training).
  • Relevant prior experience, including 3 years of successful teaching, administrative or equivalent leadership experience. 
  • Preferred Master’s Degree or higher with a focus on education.
  • Evidence of successful leadership experience in either elementary or secondary education and in a rural or small school setting.  
  • Ability to communicate, organize, and promote an effective building level discipline and attendance program.  
  • Demonstrate effective problem solving skills.
  • Knowledge of curriculum, assessment, models of instruction.
  • Knowledge of Special Education and English Language Acquisition regulations and strategies for services.
  • Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board of Education and superintendent of schools may find appropriate and acceptable

Compensation and Benefits

  • Salary negotiable based upon qualifications and experience.The current principal salary schedule can be found at:  MSD 21-22 Principal Salary Schedule
  • Fully paid health, dental and life insurance for employee and $119 towards dependent health coverage.
  • Colorado Public Employee Retirement Association (PERA) member account with employer contribution rate of 21.4%
  • 12 personal/sick days
  • Reimbursement of moving expenses, up to $1,000 for in-state moves, and up to $2,000 for out-of-state moves.
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Assistant Principal of Instruction (K-2nd)

Posted by | April 18, 2022 |

Who We Seek

If you are someone who is mission-driven, humble in your reflections about your practice, smart in the ways you approach data and are results-oriented, we’d love to see you apply.

During the 2022-2023 school year, RMP is driving after five big goals:

1. Kindergarten through second-grade students will grow, on average, 1.5 years in math and reading.

2.Students receiving interventions will, on average, grow 2 years in reading.

3. Third- through fifth-grade students taking CMAS will score an average of 45% on track for the next grade level with 10% scoring exceeds expectations.

4. Average Daily Attendance at each RMP school will be at least 96%.

5. At least 90% of students who start at RMP, stay at RMP. (We call this the Persistence Goal.)

 

Each member of the organization plays a part in achieving these goals. School-based staff members will work towards 2 or 3 metrics that are aligned to both their individual roles AND the Big 5.

As an Assistant Principal of Instruction, you will be held accountable for two academic goals and one operational goal (ie attendance or persistence) . Learn more about how you’ll drive these goals in the list below.
Role Mission:  Assistant Principals of Instruction (APIs) are instructional leaders who manage, coach and develop the teachers at their school.  APIs will monitor academic progress to ensure students are accessing appropriate grade-level content, and provide teachers the proper support and professional development they need to become strong educators.
In this role, you will:
  • Lead instructional staff to achieve measurable and ambitious results that improve their teaching quickly and measurably by conducting daily observations, real-time coaching, data analysis, and mid-year and end-of-year effective evaluations.
  • Supervise the implementation of RMP curricula and assessments to meet our “Big Five” academic goals.
  • Build and maintain a cooperative working relationship with students and families built on trust, understanding, and respect for the communities in which they identify.
  • Support school wide culture that fosters a productive and enthusiastic learning environment.
  • Participate in weekly manager check-ins, grade level meetings, before and after school duties and school wide meetings and functions.
  • Participate in summer and year-long school-based professional development sessions.
  • Perform other duties, as required.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • At least 3 years of full-time teaching experience
  • At least 2 years of full-time teacher leadership or administrative experience
  • Proven track record of achieving success in the K-12 setting
  • Be able to provide an official transcript demonstrating graduation from an undergraduate institution
  • Pass a background check
  • Demonstrate eligibility to work in the United States

Preferred

  • Master’s degree
  • Experience managing/coaching others
Salary & Benefits
  • The salary range for this position is $72,000 – 80,500 and is commensurate with skills and experience.
  • This role is also eligible for a performance bonus up to 15% (5% per metric met) based on individual and organizational performance and goal attainment.
  • Health Insurance (medical, dental, vision)
  • Disability Insurance (RMP covers short term disability coverage at no cost to the employee. Staff members can also select optional long-term coverage.)
  • Life Insurance (optional up to $100k – additional options through PERA)
  • Retirement (PERA 401k – RMP does not match contributions at this time)
  • Paid-Time-Off (Personal/Sick leave)
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Special Education Teacher 22/23 School Year

Posted by | April 18, 2022 |

Flagstaff Academy

Special Education Teacher

 

Position

Flagstaff Academy seeks a full time Special Education teacher with the appropriate credentials to work with our school’s Special Education students and team for the 2022-2023 School Year.

 

Qualifications sought

We seek a talented special educator who can inspire students, teachers, and families.  The successful candidate is expected to deliver dynamic educational experiences working with students having a variety of disabilities.

 

Specifically, we seek an educator with:

  • The ability to plan and deliver lessons for identified learning disabilities,
  • Experience working with high functioning autism and emotional disabilities,
  • The ability to implement a social skills curriculum and facilitate groups, 
  • The ability to work collaboratively,
  • Excellent communication skills,
  • Effective instructional delivery techniques, 
  • Ability to develop quality IEPs and behavior plans,  
  • Ability to complete required paperwork within required timelines, 
  • A willingness to work closely with families, and
  • Credentials as a highly qualified teacher in Colorado.

 

The candidate’s pedagogy should be student-centered and practiced in differentiated instruction with a particular focus on the teaching of language arts through investigation and inquiry.

 

 Job Skills and Qualifications:

  1. Current Colorado teaching license
  2. Ability to interpret and communicate student data
  3. Strong systems orientation and commitment to follow-through
  4. Experience working with middle school students
  5. Three years teaching experience preferred

 

Who We Are:

Flagstaff is a PreK-8 public charter school with an onsite pre-school.  In operation since 2005, Flagstaff Academy is now in its 17th year of operation. In 2005-2006, we had 216 students and 23 faculty and staff. Currently, we have approximately 850 students and 95 faculty and staff (300% student growth). As a semi-autonomous school of choice, Flagstaff Academy is operated by a board of directors made up of parents and other community members.  We are governed by a contract between the members of the charter school community and the local school district. Charter schools in Colorado enjoy more flexibility than district public schools and are held accountable to the Colorado Department of Education and their authorizer.  For Flagstaff Academy, this is the St. Vrain Valley School District. 

 

Mission

Our mission is to develop students who are equipped to be well-rounded, ethical leaders in the world community with a foundation based on science and technology.

 

Flagstaff Academy’s Guiding Principles

  • Provide a K-8 Core Knowledge-based education with a science and technology focus that challenges students to achieve their academic potential
  • Supply opportunities for scientific and technological exploration while encouraging an appreciation of the arts
  • Pursue excellence in every student and employee
  • Promote, value, and recognize academic achievement and creativity
  • Welcome an academically diverse student population
  • Respect the individual, classroom, school, community, and world

 

About Flagstaff Academy Charter School

Flagstaff Academy has gained a regional reputation for academic excellence and innovation, with a focus on science and technology. Flagstaff Academy consistently outperforms students in the State of Colorado and the surrounding school districts. In 2019, Flagstaff Academy’s middle school was the first public charter school to be named a Colorado Trailblazer and National School to Watch. Flagstaff Academy’s Special Education Department has been recognized as an Exceptional Charter School by the National Association of Special Education Teachers for the last three years. In 2014, Flagstaff Academy’s Middle School was ranked #1 in the State of Colorado by Colorado School Grades.com, using School Performance Framework data. Our preschool is the only Level 5 rated preschool in the Colorado Shines program in Boulder County. The educational philosophies center on Core Knowledge while supporting national and state standards and contextual teaching/learning. Our curriculum leverages ability grouping and encompasses problem based learning, collaborative/cooperative learning, project based learning, and work based learning. Flagstaff Academy cultivates a strong school culture centered around Core Virtues and Restorative Principles. We boast a qualified staff and low turnover of our professional faculty. Our students go on to the highest echelon of public and private high schools in the area.

 

Flagstaff Academy’s mission supporting science and technology is visible throughout the building. Every classroom has a 70” interactive touchscreen display that connects students to rich Core Knowledge content. The middle school is a 1:1 Google Chromebook program where every student is issued a Chromebook to take home throughout their Flagstaff Academy career. In addition, Flagstaff Academy has over 320 additional Chromebooks for use throughout the school to enable any classroom to become an instant computer lab when needed. Flagstaff Academy’s K-8 technology program includes computer literacy, engineering, robotics, cybersecurity, and computer programming. Flagstaff Academy has a dedicated elementary science lab that supplements the Core Knowledge sequence. The middle school science program hosts robust science electives such as Advanced Labs, Forensics, Mythbusters, and Food Science. Our students routinely place highly at the Corden-Pharma Regional STEM Fair.

 

Employees, volunteers, and consultants at Flagstaff Academy work together to fulfill the Flagstaff Academy Mission, and are expected to follow all Flagstaff Academy policies and procedures.  The following description provides an overview of the responsibilities and accountability for this position. Flagstaff Academy employs professionals with a strong commitment to educational excellence, creating a fulfilling and caring environment which contributes to successful outcomes for our students.

 

Pay Range-

Pay for this position is according to the Teacher Salary Scale on our Employment Page at https://www.flagstaffacademy.org/apps/pages/about-us-employment

 

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Preschool Director

Posted by | April 15, 2022 |

Position Description

 

Flagstaff Academy, a PreK-8 charter school in Longmont, Colorado invites applications for the position of Preschool Director. The Preschool Director is a distinguished educator who will lead the school’s private preschool and full day wraparound program. The ideal candidate will possess demonstrated experience in achieving excellence in early childhood learning, preschool teaching, state licensing compliance, and student and parent engagement. 

 

Who We Are:

 

Flagstaff is a PreK-8 public charter school with an onsite private pre-school.  In operation since 2005, Flagstaff Academy is now in its 17th year of operation. In 2005-2006, we had 216 students and 23 faculty and staff. Currently, we have approximately 850 students and 95 faculty and staff (300% student growth). As a semi-autonomous school of choice, Flagstaff Academy is operated by a board of directors made up of parents and other community members.  We are governed by a contract between the members of the charter school community and the local school district. Charter schools in Colorado enjoy more flexibility than district public schools and are held accountable to the Colorado Department of Education and their authorizer.  For Flagstaff Academy, this is the St. Vrain Valley School District.

 

Mission

Our mission is to develop students who are equipped to be well-rounded, ethical leaders in the world community with a foundation based on science and technology.

 

Flagstaff Academy’s Guiding Principles

  • Provide a PK-8 Core Knowledge-based education with a science and technology focus that challenges students to achieve their academic potential
  • Supply opportunities for scientific and technological exploration while encouraging an appreciation of the arts
  • Pursue excellence in every student and employee
  • Promote, value, and recognize academic achievement and creativity
  • Welcome an academically diverse student population
  • Respect the individual, classroom, school, community, and world

Position Summary

The Preschool Director is the primary person responsible for the daily operation of the center. The Preschool Director is the key contact for staff, families and governmental agencies. The Preschool Director coordinates schedules, classroom planning, training, supplies, etc. The Preschool Director provides the Executive Principal, Executive Director, and Board of Directors with information needed to keep the preschool operating in accordance with the Colorado Department of Human Services and the school’s vision. The Preschool Director also assists the Preschool Teacher with instruction as needed. The Preschool Director reports to the Executive Principal.

 

We are seeking a Preschool Director who:

  • Possesses excellent people skills, presents a positive image of the school and will listen to input and make a decision when necessary
  • Inspires trust, has high levels of self-confidence and optimism, and models high standards of integrity and personal performance
  • Is a strong communicator; speaking, listening and writing
  • Oversees the preschool program operations, strategy, and growth.
  • Knows and understands Colorado child care licensing rules and regulations.
  • Participates in the supervision process of preschool staff as well as teaching as needed.
  • Prepares the preschool for upcoming changes to state-funded universal preschool in 2023

 

Overview of Position

RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

 

  1. Leadership
    1. Develop, evaluate, and lead direct reports in their role as leaders in the building.
    2. Execute the Strategic Plan with the Executive Director by focusing on student success and growth of the Preschool program.
    3. Cultivate opportunities to showcase Flagstaff Academy by attending and presenting to local, state, regional, and national professional educational organizations. Establish Flagstaff as an academic leader by staying current with academic developments and trends.
    4. Representing Flagstaff Academy in a positive light in the community, student recruiting, and marketing.

 

  1. Relationship Building
    1. Represent school by planning or attending outside activities such as District or state meetings, student recruitment events and community functions.
    2. Role model building relationships with staff by supporting, recognizing, motivating, team building, networking, problem solving, and delegating.
    3. Support parents and relationships between families, students, the PTO, and the school.
    4. Facilitate new enrollments, orientations, and act as a positive family liaison.
    5. Conduct and/or assist with parent-teacher conferences.

 

  1. Management
    1. Supervise, coach, and evaluate preschool teacher(s), aides, and any contractors providing services to the Preschool.
    2. Handle licensing and compliance requirements and interact with governmental agencies by remaining up to date on staff development and on licensing changes.
    3. Comply with all social services regulations, including mandatory reporting of allegations of abuse.
    4. Assist with all safety and emergency drills and operations.
    5. Plan and direct staff meetings and staff training/development.
    6. Assist in the development and management of the annual operating budget.
    7. Communicate with SPED/Child Find and attend Child Find meetings as needed.

  2. Communications
    1. Keep administration informed of preschool activities and needs.
    2. Communicate with the Board of Directors and PTO about preschool.
    3. Develop and coordinate preschool communications, marketing, newsletters, and public relations with the Communications Coordinator.

 

Job Skills and Qualifications:

  1. Strong understanding of Early Childhood Education best practices and experience in successful management and growth of a preschool program.
  2. Understanding of research proven instructional strategies.
  3. Entrepreneurial spirit and the capability to embrace change.
  4. Strong systems orientation, teamwork, and commitment to follow-through.

 

Minimum Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Early Childhood Education and or related field.
  • Meet the competencies outlined for Early Childhood Educators and Administrators outlined by the Colorado Office of Early Childhood Education through the Department of Human Services. Director Qualifications 7.702.52
  • At least 5 years of professional experience, with at least 2 years experience as a preschool Director/leader with a proven track-record of success
  • Familiarity with Google Apps for Education
  • Demonstrated experience in effectively solving challenging problems through a positive, collaborative approach
  • Demonstrated experience in professional staff development resulting in improved student outcomes

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree or higher in Educational Leadership, Early Childhood Education or related field.
  • At least 8 years of professional experience, with at least 5 years experience as a preschool Director/leader with a proven track-record of success
  • Demonstrated success leading strategic educational initiatives that result in measurable improvements in student achievement
  • Experience and knowledge of budget preparation and management in alignment with strategic priorities

 

Supervision Received and Exercised

The Flagstaff Academy Preschool Director reports to the Executive Principal. The Preschool Director will have supervisory oversight for the preschool teacher, preschool assistant teacher, and wraparound staff.

 

About Flagstaff Academy Charter School

 

Flagstaff Academy has gained a regional reputation for academic excellence and innovation, with a focus on science and technology. Flagstaff Academy consistently outperforms students in the State of Colorado and the surrounding school districts. Our preschool was the only Level 5 rated preschool in the Colorado Shines program in Boulder County. Our preschool also includes music, nutrition, greenhouse, and Spanish components. The educational philosophies center on Core Knowledge while supporting national and state standards and contextual teaching/learning. In 2019, Flagstaff Academy’s middle school was the first public charter school to be named a Colorado Trailblazer and National School to Watch. Flagstaff Academy’s Special Education Department has been recognized as an Exceptional Charter School by the National Association of Special Education Teachers for the last three years. Our curriculum leverages ability grouping and encompasses problem based learning, collaborative/cooperative learning, project based learning, and work based learning. Flagstaff Academy cultivates a strong school culture centered around Core Virtues and Restorative Principles. We boast a qualified staff and low turnover of our professional faculty. Our students go on to the highest echelon of public and private high schools in the area.

 

Flagstaff Academy’s mission supporting science and technology is visible throughout the building. Every classroom has a 70” interactive touchscreen display that connects students to rich Core Knowledge content. The middle school is a 1:1 Google Chromebook program where every student in middle school is issued a Chromebook to take home throughout their Flagstaff Academy career, and 4th-5th grade students have an assigned device at school. In addition, Flagstaff Academy has over 320 additional Chromebooks for use throughout the school to enable any classroom to become an instant computer lab when needed. Flagstaff Academy’s K-8 technology program includes computer literacy, engineering, robotics, cybersecurity, and computer programming. Flagstaff Academy has a dedicated elementary science lab that supplements the Core Knowledge sequence. The middle school science program hosts robust science electives such as Advanced Labs, Forensics, Mythbusters, and Food Science. Our students routinely place highly at the Corden-Pharma Regional STEM Fair.

 

Employees, volunteers, and consultants at Flagstaff Academy work together to fulfill the Flagstaff Academy Mission, and are expected to follow all Flagstaff Academy policies and procedures.  The following description provides an overview of the responsibilities and accountability for this position. Flagstaff Academy employs professionals with a strong commitment to educational excellence, creating a fulfilling and caring environment which contributes to successful outcomes for our students.

 

What You Should Know:

The work environment described here is representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. This is a management position that may require some work on evenings and weekends. This is a position that must attend the needs of staff, administrators, Flagstaff Academy Board of Directors, and parents. 

 

This is a full time, exempt position located in Longmont, Colorado. A highly competitive compensation and benefits package, commensurate with qualifications and experience, will be provided to the successful candidate.

 

Flagstaff Academy is an equal opportunity employer.

 

What We Can Offer:

  • Salary is competitive and will be commensurate with skills and experience. 
  • Salary Range- $55,000-65,000 based on qualifications and experience. 
  • Flagstaff Academy offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, disability, life insurance, and paid time off. Flagstaff Academy offers free child care for staff with students at Flagstaff Academy for before/after school and all professional development days.
  • Flagstaff Academy offers an unmatched employee appreciation program throughout the school year.
  • A dynamic leadership role in one of the state’s leading charter schools situated in beautiful Boulder County, Colorado. 

 

This is an extraordinary opportunity for an exemplary educator and school leader. Qualified candidates are invited to submit a resume by attachment.

 

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties, responsibilities

or qualifications associated with the job. Flagstaff Academy reserves the right to modify any descriptions contained herein provided such changes are publicly posted and disclosed to all applicants.

 

 

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Assistant Principal for Academic Systems

Posted by | April 15, 2022 |

EAST HIGH SCHOOL

Central

Traditional 215 work days

FTE: 1.0

Salary: Refer to the school leader compensation page here: https://careers.dpsk12.org/lead/school-leader-compensation-and-benefits/

 

About this job:

Assistant Principals at DPS, provide leadership, support and guidance that is essential to their staff, students and faculty.

Update: We are working through finalizing details and logistics of our AP and Principal selection process for this upcoming school year. Please apply online and as soon as we have information available, we will be in touch. The process will look different for everyone this year and we will be sure that you have all the details as soon as they are available.

What You’ll Do:

 

  • Lead high-quality, data driven instruction by building the capacity of teachers to lead and perfect their craft.
  • Strategically align people, time and money to drive student achievement.
  • Apply teacher and staff performance management systems in a way that ensures a culture of continuous improvement, support, and accountability.
  • Actively advocate for members of the school community and effectively engages family and community.


We are excited about you because you will:

  • Hold a Bachelor’s degree in education or in the subject areas for which you are applying.  Master’s Degree and Leadership Experience Preferred.
  • Hold a valid Colorado Department of Education (CDE Principal License current and active while in the position.)
  • Have experience in serving at-risk students and the needs of second language learners.
  • Be strategic in problem-solving and project management.
  • Have strong communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to connect and communicate with parents and the community.
  • Have the capability to build solid relationships.
  • Be self-reflection and continuous professional growth.
  • Have a solid ethical commitment to this work.
  • Lead for racial and educational excellence and work to dismantle systems of oppression and inequity in our community, along with believing in and supporting all students so they feel seen and heard with access to high quality education.
  • Live and work with a permanent home address in Colorado while working with us.
  • Have the ability with or without accommodations to meet the physical demands of the position.

What DPS Offers You:

 

  • A Culture that values Equity, Accountability, Integrity, Collaboration and Fun with a shared vision that Every Student Will Succeed.
  • Competitive Compensation and Incentive plan, click here for the DSLA Salary Schedule
  • In addition to competitive compensation, DPS has other Total Reward offerings such as; time off, health and wellness benefits, and PERA Retirement.

 

Denver Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender expression, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability, genetic information (including family medical history), political affiliation, military service, or any other status protected by law or regulations. It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors.

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Elementary Teacher

Posted by | April 14, 2022 |

Elementary School Teacher
Location: Moffat County School District
Date of Availability: August 2022

Date Closing: Open Until Filled

Multiple Positions Open

Description: Looking for motivated and enthusiastic team players to fill Elementary teaching positions in the Moffat County School District.

SALARY:  Teacher salary is commensurate to education and teaching experience.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Candidates for this position must meet Colorado Department of Education requirements for elementary teaching.  These requirements include completing a degree from and accredited college, passing a PLACE or Praxis test for Elementary teaching and hold a current Colorado teaching license or be able to obtain one.  Works well with a team, good communication skills, dependable.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:  Other duties may be assigned.
– Plans a program of study that, as much as possible, meet the needs, interests, and abilities of students.
– Creates a classroom environment that is conductive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of students.
– Guides the learning process toward the achievement of curriculum goals—established clear objectives for all lessons, units, projects, and the like to communicate these objectives to students.
– Employs instructional methods and materials (including field trips) that are most appropriate for meeting stated objectives.
– Assesses the accomplishments of students on a regular basis and provides progress reports as required.
-Diagnosis the learning disabilities of students on a regular basis, seeking the assistance of district specialists as required.
– Counsels with colleagues, students, and/or parents on a regular basis.
– Assists the administration implementing all policies and/or rules governing student life and conduct, and for the classroom, develops reasonable rules of classroom behavior and procedure; maintains order in the classroom in a fair and just manner.
– Plans and supervises purposeful assignment of teacher aides and/or volunteers, and cooperatively with principal evaluates their job performance.
– Strives to maintain and improve professional competence.
– Attends staff meetings and in-service training programs and serves on staff committees as required.
– Maintains records and makes such reports as required and directed by the administration.

Supervisory Responsibilities:  The employee supervises students in the class, parents and volunteers.

Qualification Requirements:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience:  Minimum requirement – Bachelor’s degree(B.A.) from four year college or university. Works well with a team, good communication skills, dependable.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:  Eligible or already in possession of a Colorado Teaching License/certificate endorsed in the area of assignment.

Language Skills:  Ability to read and analyze and interpret general business periodicals professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of administrators, staff and the general public.

Mathematical Skills:  Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.  Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Reasoning Ability:  Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Other Skills and Abilities:  Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory to instructional program; ability to plan and implements lessons based on division and school objectives and the needs and abilities of students to whom assigned.  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, peers, parents and community; ability to speak clear and concisely in written or oral communication.

Physical Demands:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to run; stoop and kneel.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50lbs.  The employee must occasionally push items of 75lbs. or more, such as pushing children on a bike or moving/rearranging furniture.  Specific vision abilities required by this include close vision, distance vision, and depth perception.

Work Environment:  The work environment characteristics described below here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

The noise level in the work environment is usually loud and is a standard acceptable level for this environment.  Is directly responsible for student safety, work output and wellbeing.

Moffat County School District uses the applicant tracking system from Frontline Education to manage employment applications online at www.moffatsd.org.

In compliance with Title VI & VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, and Colorado law, Moffat County School District RE-1 does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, age, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability or need for special education services in admissions, access to, treatment, or employment in educational programs or activities which it operates. English speaking ability will not be a barrier to participation and admission to District programs. Complaint procedures have been established for students, parents, employees or need for special education services. The following person(s) have been identified as the compliance officer for the District. Scott Pankow, Superintendent, Renae Ogden, Executive Director of School Support and Personnel, 600 Texas Ave, Craig, CO  81625, 826-4249.

En cumplimiento del Título VI y VII del Acto de Derechos Civiles de 1964, Título IX de la Enmienda de Educación de 1972; Sección 504 del Acto de la Rehabilitación de 1973, la Discriminación de Edad en Acto del Empleo de 1967, el Acto de los Americanos con Discapacidades, el Acto de no Discriminación de Información Genética de 2008 y la ley de Colorado, Condado de Moffat Distrito Escolar RE-1 no discrimina ilegalmente en base a raza, color, sexo, religión, origen nacional, ascendencia, credo, edad, estado civil, orientación sexual, información genética, discapacidad o necesidad de servicios de educación especial en la admisión, acceso, tratamiento o empleo en programas educativos o actividades que opera. Capacidad de hablar ingles no será un obstáculo para la participación y admisión a programas del Distrito. Se han establecido procedimientos de queja para los estudiantes, padres, empleados o necesidad de servicios de educación especial. La(s) siguiente(s) persona(s) han sido identificadas como el oficial de cumplimiento para el Distrito. Renae Ogden, Condado de Moffat Distrito Escolar RE-1, 600 Texas Ave, Craig Co 81625, 970-826-6270, renae.ogden@moffatsd.org

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Math Teacher

Posted by | April 14, 2022 |

Category: High School Teaching/Mathematics
Location: Moffat County High School
Date of Availability: August 2022
Date Closing: Open Until Filled

Description: Looking for a motivated and enthusiastic team players to fill Two Secondary Mathematics teaching position at the Moffat County High School

*SALARY:  Teacher salary is commensurate to education and teaching experience.

Education and/or Experience:  Minimum requirement – Bachelor’s degree(B.A.) from four year college or university. Works well with a team, good classroom management and communication skills, dependable.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:  Eligible or already in possession of a Colorado Teaching License/certificate endorsed in Secondary Mathematics.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:  Other duties may be assigned.
– Plans a program of study that, as much as possible, meet the needs, interests, and abilities of students.
– Creates a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of students.
– Guides the learning process toward the achievement of curriculum goals—established clear objectives for all lessons, units, projects, and the like to communicate these objectives to students.
– Employs instructional methods and materials (including field trips) that are most appropriate for meeting stated objectives.
– Assesses the accomplishments of students on a regular basis and provides progress reports as required.
-Diagnosis the learning disabilities of students on a regular basis, seeking the assistance of district specialists as required.
– Counsels with colleagues, students, and/or parents on a regular basis.
– Assists the administration implementing all policies and/or rules governing student life and conduct, and for the classroom, develops reasonable rules of classroom behavior and procedure; maintains order in the classroom in a fair and just manner.
– Plans and supervises purposeful assignment of teacher aides and/or volunteers, and cooperatively with principal evaluates their job performance.
– Strives to maintain and improve professional competence.
– Attends staff meetings and in-service training programs and serves on staff committees as required.
– Maintains records and makes such reports as required and directed by the administration.

Supervisory Responsibilities:  The employee supervises students in the class, parents and volunteers.

Benefits include: PERA retirement, health insurance, paid time off, short and long term disability, other optional benefit elections.

Additional information: *Salary/pay rate is determined based on qualifications and experience relevant to the job description requirements. Full pay range may be found on the appropriate salary schedule. Salary schedule link below.  Employees hired new into a position are rarely qualified to receive maximum of the pay range shown on the salary schedule.
MCSDSalarySchedule

Qualification Requirements:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Language Skills:  Ability to read and analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of administrators, staff and the general public.

Mathematical Skills:  Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.  Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Reasoning Ability:  Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Other Skills and Abilities:  Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory to instructional program; ability to plan and implements lessons based on division and school objectives and the needs and abilities of students to whom assigned.  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, peers, parents and community; ability to speak clear and concisely in written or oral communication.

Physical Demands:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to run; stoop and kneel.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50lbs.  The employee must occasionally push items of 75lbs. or more, such as pushing children on a bike or moving/rearranging furniture.  Specific vision abilities required by this include close vision, distance vision, and depth perception.

Work Environment:  The work environment characteristics described below here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 
The noise level in the work environment is usually loud and is a standard acceptable level for this environment.  Is directly responsible for student safety, work output and wellbeing.

Procedure for Application:  Applicant must complete an application or request for transfer (current employees) on line at www.moffatsd.org
Moffat County School District uses the applicant tracking system from Frontline Education to manage employment applications online.

In compliance with Title VI & VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, and Colorado law, Moffat County School District RE-1 does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, age, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability or need for special education services in admissions, access to, treatment, or employment in educational programs or activities which it operates. English speaking ability will not be a barrier to participation and admission to District programs. Complaint procedures have been established for students, parents, employees or need for special education services. The following person(s) have been identified as the compliance officer for the District. Scott Pankow, Superintendent, Renae Ogden, Executive Director of School Support and Personnel, 600 Texas Ave, Craig, CO  81625, 826-4249.

En cumplimiento del Título VI y VII del Acto de Derechos Civiles de 1964, Título IX de la Enmienda de Educación de 1972; Sección 504 del Acto de la Rehabilitación de 1973, la Discriminación de Edad en Acto del Empleo de 1967, el Acto de los Americanos con Discapacidades, el Acto de no Discriminación de Información Genética de 2008 y la ley de Colorado, Condado de Moffat Distrito Escolar RE-1 no discrimina ilegalmente en base a raza, color, sexo, religión, origen nacional, ascendencia, credo, edad, estado civil, orientación sexual, información genética, discapacidad o necesidad de servicios de educación especial en la admisión, acceso, tratamiento o empleo en programas educativos o actividades que opera. Capacidad de hablar ingles no será un obstáculo para la participación y admisión a programas del Distrito. Se han establecido procedimientos de queja para los estudiantes, padres, empleados o necesidad de servicios de educación especial. La(s) siguiente(s) persona(s) han sido identificadas como el oficial de cumplimiento para el Distrito. Renae Ogden, Condado de Moffat Distrito Escolar RE-1, 600 Texas Ave, Craig Co 81625, 970-826-6270, renae.ogden@moffatsd.org

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Science Teacher

Posted by | April 14, 2022 |

Science Teacher
Location: Moffat County High School & Craig Middle School 
Date of Availability: August 2022
Date Closing: Open Until Filled

TWO positions – Moffat County High School.  Preferred one Chemistry focused and one Biology focused

ONE position – Craig Middle School.  General Science

Description: Looking for motivated and enthusiastic team playera to fill One High School Science/Biology teaching position at the Moffat County High School.

*SALARY:  Teacher salary is commensurate to education and teaching experience.

Education and/or Experience:  Minimum requirement – Bachelor’s degree(B.A.) from four year college or university. Works well with a team, good classroom management and communication skills, dependable.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:  Eligible or already in possession of a Colorado Teaching License/certificate endorsed in the area of assignment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:  Other duties may be assigned.
– Plans a program of study that, as much as possible, meet the needs, interests, and abilities of students.
– Creates a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of students.
– Guides the learning process toward the achievement of curriculum goals—established clear objectives for all lessons, units, projects, and the like to communicate these objectives to students.
– Employs instructional methods and materials (including field trips) that are most appropriate for meeting stated objectives.
– Assesses the accomplishments of students on a regular basis and provides progress reports as required.
-Diagnosis the learning disabilities of students on a regular basis, seeking the assistance of district specialists as required.
– Counsels with colleagues, students, and/or parents on a regular basis.
– Assists the administration in implementing all policies and/or rules governing student life and conduct, and for the classroom, develops reasonable rules of classroom behavior and procedure; maintains order in the classroom in a fair and just manner.
– Plans and supervises purposeful assignment of teacher aides and/or volunteers, and cooperatively with principal evaluates their job performance.
– Strives to maintain and improve professional competence.
– Attends staff meetings and in-service training programs and serves on staff committees as required.
– Maintains records and makes such reports as required and directed by the administration.

Supervisory Responsibilities:  The employee supervises students in the class, parents and volunteers.

Benefits include: PERA retirement, health insurance, paid time off, short and long term disability, other optional benefit elections.

Additional information: *Salary/pay rate is determined based on qualifications and experience relevant to the job description requirements. Full pay range may be found on the appropriate salary schedule. Salary schedule link below.  Employees hired new into a position are rarely qualified to receive maximum of the pay range shown on the salary schedule.
MCSDSalarySchedule

Qualification Requirements:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Language Skills:  Ability to read and analyze and interpret general business periodicals professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of administrators, staff and the general public.

Mathematical Skills:  Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.  Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Reasoning Ability:  Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Other Skills and Abilities:  Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory to instructional program; ability to plan and implements lessons based on division and school objectives and the needs and abilities of students to whom assigned.  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, peers, parents and community; ability to speak clear and concisely in written or oral communication.

Physical Demands:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to run; stoop and kneel.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50lbs.  The employee must occasionally push items of 75lbs. or more, such as pushing children on a bike or moving/rearranging furniture.  Specific vision abilities required by this include close vision, distance vision, and depth perception.

Work Environment:  The work environment characteristics described below are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 
The noise level in the work environment is usually loud and is a standard acceptable level for this environment.

Moffat County School District uses the applicant tracking system from Frontline Education to manage employment applications online.

In compliance with Title VI & VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, and Colorado law, Moffat County School District RE-1 does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, age, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability or need for special education services in admissions, access to, treatment, or employment in educational programs or activities which it operates. English speaking ability will not be a barrier to participation and admission to District programs. Complaint procedures have been established for students, parents, employees or need for special education services. The following person(s) have been identified as the compliance officer for the District.  Compliance Officer for Title IX – Scott Pankow, Superintendent, Renae Ogden, Executive Director of School Support and Personnel, 600 Texas Ave, Craig, CO  81625, 826-4249.

En cumplimiento del Título VI y VII del Acto de Derechos Civiles de 1964, Título IX de la Enmienda de Educación de 1972; Sección 504 del Acto de la Rehabilitación de 1973, la Discriminación de Edad en Acto del Empleo de 1967, el Acto de los Americanos con Discapacidades, el Acto de no Discriminación de Información Genética de 2008 y la ley de Colorado, Condado de Moffat Distrito Escolar RE-1 no discrimina ilegalmente en base a raza, color, sexo, religión, origen nacional, ascendencia, credo, edad, estado civil, orientación sexual, información genética, discapacidad o necesidad de servicios de educación especial en la admisión, acceso, tratamiento o empleo en programas educativos o actividades que opera. Capacidad de hablar ingles no será un obstáculo para la participación y admisión a programas del Distrito. Se han establecido procedimientos de queja para los estudiantes, padres, empleados o necesidad de servicios de educación especial. La(s) siguiente(s) persona(s) han sido identificadas como el oficial de cumplimiento para el Distrito. Renae Ogden, Condado de Moffat Distrito Escolar RE-1, 600 Texas Ave, Craig Co 81625, 970-826-6270, renae.ogden@moffatsd.org

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Spanish Teacher

Posted by | April 14, 2022 |

Spanish Teacher 
Location:  Moffat County High School
Date of Availability:  August 2022
Date Closing:  Open Until Filled

Description: Looking for motivated and enthusiastic team player to fill a Spanish teaching position at the Moffat County High School.

Job Summary:  To help students learn how to communicate and understand the Spanish language.  Help develop skills that will contribute to their development as mature, able and responsible adults.

*Salary:  Teacher salary is commensurate to education and teaching experience.

Education and/or Experience:  Minimum requirement – Bachelor’s degree(B.A.) from four year college or university. Works well with a team, good communication skills, dependable.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:  Eligible or already in possession of a Colorado Teaching License/certificate endorsed in the area of assignment.

Qualification Requirements:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:  Other duties may be assigned.

  • Plans a program of study that, as much as possible, meet the needs, interests, and abilities of students.
  • Creates a classroom environment that is conductive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of students.
  • Guides the learning process toward the achievement of curriculum goals—established clear objectives for all lessons, units, projects, and the like to communicate these objectives to students.
  • Employs instructional methods and materials (including field trips) that are most appropriate for meeting stated objectives.
  • Assesses the accomplishments of students on a regular basis and provides progress reports as required.
  • Diagnosis the learning disabilities of students on a regular basis, seeking the assistance of district specialists as required.
  • Counsels with colleagues, students, and/or parents on a regular basis.
  • Assists the administration implementing all policies and/or rules governing student life and conduct, and for the classroom, develops reasonable rules of classroom behavior and procedure; maintains order in the classroom in a fair and just manner.
  • Plans and supervises purposeful assignment of teacher aides and/or volunteers, and cooperatively with principal evaluates their job performance.
  • Strives to maintain and improve professional competence.
  • Attends staff meetings and in-service training programs and serves on staff committees as required.
  • Maintains records and makes such reports as required and directed by the administration.

Supervisory Responsibilities:  The employee supervises students in the class, parents and volunteers.

Benefits include: PERA retirement, health insurance, paid time off, short and long term disability, other optional benefit elections.

Additional information: *Salary/pay rate is determined based on qualifications and experience relevant to the job description requirements. Full pay range may be found on the appropriate salary schedule. Salary schedule link below.  Employees hired new into a position are rarely qualified to receive maximum of the pay range shown on the salary schedule.
MCSDSalarySchedule

Language Skills:  Ability to read and analyze and interpret general business periodicals professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of administrators, staff and the general public.

Mathematical Skills:  Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.  Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Reasoning Ability:  Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Other Skills and Abilities:  Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory to instructional program; ability to plan and implements lessons based on division and school objectives and the needs and abilities of students to whom assigned.  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, peers, parents and community; ability to speak clear and concisely in written or oral communication.

Physical Demands:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to run; stoop and kneel.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50lbs.  The employee must occasionally push items of 75lbs. or more, such as pushing children on a bike or moving/rearranging furniture.  Specific vision abilities required by this include close vision, distance vision, and depth perception.

Work Environment:  The work environment characteristics described below here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 
The noise level in the work environment is usually loud and is a standard acceptable level for this environment.  Is directly responsible for student safety, work output and wellbeing.

Moffat County School District uses the applicant tracking system from Frontline Education to manage employment applications online.  www.moffatsd.org

In compliance with Title VI & VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, and Colorado law, Moffat County School District RE-1 does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, age, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability or need for special education services in admissions, access to, treatment, or employment in educational programs or activities which it operates. English speaking ability will not be a barrier to participation and admission to District programs. Complaint procedures have been established for students, parents, employees or need for special education services. The following person(s) have been identified as the compliance officer for the District.  Compliance Officer for Title IX – Scott Pankow, Superintendent, Renae Ogden, Executive Director of School Support and Personnel, 600 Texas Ave, Craig, CO  81625, 826-4249.

En cumplimiento del Título VI y VII del Acto de Derechos Civiles de 1964, Título IX de la Enmienda de Educación de 1972; Sección 504 del Acto de la Rehabilitación de 1973, la Discriminación de Edad en Acto del Empleo de 1967, el Acto de los Americanos con Discapacidades, el Acto de no Discriminación de Información Genética de 2008 y la ley de Colorado, Condado de Moffat Distrito Escolar RE-1 no discrimina ilegalmente en base a raza, color, sexo, religión, origen nacional, ascendencia, credo, edad, estado civil, orientación sexual, información genética, discapacidad o necesidad de servicios de educación especial en la admisión, acceso, tratamiento o empleo en programas educativos o actividades que opera. Capacidad de hablar ingles no será un obstáculo para la participación y admisión a programas del Distrito. Se han establecido procedimientos de queja para los estudiantes, padres, empleados o necesidad de servicios de educación especial. La(s) siguiente(s) persona(s) han sido identificadas como el oficial de cumplimiento para el Distrito. Renae Ogden, Condado de Moffat Distrito Escolar RE-1, 600 Texas Ave, Craig Co 81625, 970-826-6270, renae.ogden@moffatsd.org

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Special Education Teacher

Posted by | April 14, 2022 |

Special Education Teacher
Location: Moffat County School District 
Date of Availability: August 2022

3 Positions available.  Elementary and Secondary.

Description:  The Moffat County High School is looking for a motivated, caring, and enthusiastic person fill a Special Education Teacher position.

*SALARY:  Teacher salary is commensurate to education and teaching experience.

Education and/or Experience:  Minimum requirement – Bachelor’s degree(B.A.) from four year college or university.  Flexible, works well with team, dependable, loves kids, good classroom management, good people skills and communication. Should be familiar with working with at risk populations and associated interventions.  Familiar with State and Federal IEP reporting requirements.  Good understanding of collaborative processes and data dialogues.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:  Eligible or already in possession of a Colorado Teaching License/certificate endorsed in Special Education.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Other duties as assigned
– Along with parents and classroom teachers the Special Education teacher will assess students’ skills to determine their needs and develop to develop and implement Individualized Education Programs for each student based on their specific needs and abilities.  Monitor the progress of these programs and updated them as needed.
– Teach and mentor students one on one, in small groups, or as a class.
– Organize and assign activities to students based on their individual needs and learning abilities.
– Supervise and mentor paraprofessionals and staff who work with individuals with disabilities.
– Develop clear success criteria that is used as an instructional tool for students.
– Communicate clearly with students, parents, administration, and colleagues.
– Strives to maintain and improve professional competence.
– Attends staff meetings and in-service training programs and serves on staff committees as required.
– Maintains records and makes such reports as required and directed by the administration.

Qualification Requirements:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to performs the essential functions.

Education, Experience and CertificationsEligible or already in the possession of a Special Education teaching license for the State of Colorado, have attained highly qualified status for the content area, flexible, works well with team, dependable, loves kids, good classroom management, good people skills and communication. Should be familiar with working with at risk populations and associated interventions.
– Familiar with State and Federal IEP reporting requirements.
– Can work well as a team member, understanding of collaborative processes and data dialogues.

Supervisory Responsibilities:  The employee supervises students in the class, parents and volunteers.

Benefits include: PERA retirement, health insurance, paid time off, short and long term disability, other optional benefit elections.

Additional information: *Salary/pay rate is determined based on qualifications and experience relevant to the job description requirements. Full pay range may be found on the appropriate salary schedule. Salary schedule link below.  Employees hired new into a position are rarely qualified to receive maximum of the pay range shown on the salary schedule.
MCSDSalarySchedule

Qualification Requirements:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Language Skills:  Ability to read and analyze and interpret general business periodicals professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of administrators, staff and the general public.

Mathematical Skills:  Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.  Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Reasoning Ability:  Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Other Skills and Abilities:  Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory to instructional program; ability to plan and implements lessons based on division and school objectives and the needs and abilities of students to whom assigned.  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, peers, parents and community; ability to speak clear and concisely in written or oral communication.

Physical Demands:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to run; stoop and kneel.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50lbs.  The employee must occasionally push items of 75lbs. or more, such as pushing children on a bike or moving/rearranging furniture.  Specific vision abilities required by this include close vision, distance vision, and depth perception.

Work Environment:  The work environment characteristics described below are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 
The noise level in the work environment is usually loud and is a standard acceptable level for this environment.  Is directly responsible for student safety, work output and wellbeing.

Application Process:  Moffat County School District uses the applicant tracking system from Frontline Education to manage employment applications online.  Apply online at www.moffatsd.org
In compliance with Title VI & VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, and Colorado law, Moffat County School District RE-1 does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, age, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability or need for special education services in admissions, access to, treatment, or employment in educational programs or activities which it operates. English speaking ability will not be a barrier to participation and admission to District programs. Complaint procedures have been established for students, parents, employees or need for special education services. The following person(s) have been identified as the compliance officer for the District.  Compliance Officer for Title IX – Scott Pankow, Superintendent, Renae Ogden, Executive Director of School Support and Personnel, 600 Texas Ave, Craig, CO  81625, 826-4249.

En cumplimiento del Título VI y VII del Acto de Derechos Civiles de 1964, Título IX de la Enmienda de Educación de 1972; Sección 504 del Acto de la Rehabilitación de 1973, la Discriminación de Edad en Acto del Empleo de 1967, el Acto de los Americanos con Discapacidades, el Acto de no Discriminación de Información Genética de 2008 y la ley de Colorado, Condado de Moffat Distrito Escolar RE-1 no discrimina ilegalmente en base a raza, color, sexo, religión, origen nacional, ascendencia, credo, edad, estado civil, orientación sexual, información genética, discapacidad o necesidad de servicios de educación especial en la admisión, acceso, tratamiento o empleo en programas educativos o actividades que opera. Capacidad de hablar ingles no será un obstáculo para la participación y admisión a programas del Distrito. Se han establecido procedimientos de queja para los estudiantes, padres, empleados o necesidad de servicios de educación especial. La(s) siguiente(s) persona(s) han sido identificadas como el oficial de cumplimiento para el Distrito. Renae Ogden, Condado de Moffat Distrito Escolar RE-1, 600 Texas Ave, Craig Co 81625, 970-826-6270, renae.ogden@moffatsd.org

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Elementary Teacher

Posted by | April 14, 2022 |

Gardner Valley School is looking for classroom teachers who have a passion for hands-on, dynamic indoor and outdoor learning. GVS is a small rural charter school with an agriculture and environmental science project-based focus. We are located in Colorado’s beautiful central mountain foothills, where access to larger communities and outdoor activities is only a short drive away. GVS offers highly effective in-person instruction within a small class size setting. Four-day school week Monday – Thursday.

Salary pay with medical benefits ($32,000 – $35,000). Applicants must have a teaching license and pass a background check.

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Executive Director of Schools – Middle Schools

Posted by | April 13, 2022 |

SUMMARY:  Lead efforts to improve student learning through the direct supervision of school administration. Responsible for supporting, guiding, problem solving, and coaching school administrators in instructional leadership, building a positive and effective school culture, and management of personnel. Guide, support, coach and develop school administrators with instructional practices that support the mission and vision of the district.  Directly responsible for assisting a school(s) in all efforts to improve a school’s leadership, culture, systems, structures, instructional practices and philosophies, for the purpose of ensuring student academic growth. Responsible for supporting strategic learning opportunities for the principals during ERD or PD opportunities.

 

1.    Coach and support administrative staff in instructional leadership.  Responsible for monthly level meetings for both principals and assistant principals. These meetings are focused on the dissemination of information and the continued development of school leaders.

2.    During weekly school visits two to three days per week, will examine the instructional practices and district initiatives that the school is engaged in alongside the principal and other school leaders, followed by reflective conversations.

3.    Develop professional development opportunities for school leaders in collaboration with the Director of Professional Learning.

4.    Assist principals in the development of effective school and classroom instructional practices.

5.    Oversee the hiring process for school administrators and evaluate school principals.

6.    Maintain and deepen current educational learning on an ongoing basis.

7.    Communicate and problem solve with parents, school staff, and administrators.

8.    Uphold and apply state laws, contractual obligations and district policies while ensuring due process.

9.    Manage assigned classified support personnel.

10.    Perform other duties as assigned.

 

EDUCATION AND RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE:
•    Master’s degree in education, curriculum or school leadership plus additional course work required for certification or licensure.
•    Minimum of seven (7) years of experience in teaching and administration, including a minimum of five (5) years of experience as a school administrator.
•    In-depth knowledge of elementary or secondary curriculum, depending upon area.
•    Experience with current school improvement strategies preferred.
•    Experience with teaching adults preferred.

 

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS or CERTIFICATIONS:
•    Colorado Principal License.
•    Criminal background check required at hire.
•    Supervisory responsibilities include hiring, disciplining, terminating, directing work, assigning work, training and evaluating.

 

BUDGET AND/OR RESOURCE RESPONSIBILITY:
•    Responsible for overseeing the development, implementation and monitoring of all school budgets.
•    Supervise budget development, assignment of resources and reconciliation for each site.
•    Develop and administer grant budgets for Title VI-D (class size reduction grant).
•    Develop and oversee internal budget for operations and staff development of executive directors.

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Executive Director

Posted by | April 11, 2022 |

Paradox Valley School (PVS), located in Paradox, Colorado, is known for offering a unique education that often incorporates art, hands-on learning, and environmental education into the curriculum. PVS is a small charter school serving grades preschool through eighth, with the capability of extending to twelfth . Due to the size of our student body, many classes are mixed grades and range in size from five to twenty students per teacher. PVS follows a Love-and-Logic model, as well as the Pyramid Model, and is working to incorporate restorative justice practices into our school atmosphere. PVS is especially adept at offering individualized attention to all of our students and families to provide them with a well-rounded and supportive educational environment.

For anyone considering relocating to the area, you can expect to see fields of desert sagebrush, cattle roaming, and jutting purple mesas. Activities that are popular in the valley include farming, ranching, rafting, rock climbing, mountain biking, hiking, and hunting.  Paradox Valley is also known for traces of Native American lifestyle left behind in the form of petroglyphs and arrowheads. In addition to bountiful beauty in the area, Paradox is 60 miles from Moab, UT, and 70 miles from Telluride, CO, both popular destinations. 

The Executive Director (ED) is responsible for carrying out the mission, vision and objectives of the school as outlined by the PVS board, while consistently ensuring excellence in teaching and final responsibility.  They will cultivate the PVS culture that is infused with Western traditions, values and greatness of heart.  The ED position is responsible for ensuring financial stability and proper budget management, and will manage risk, maintain accountability, support a positive public image and cultivate support within the community. 

Responsibilities and Duties:

Governance 

  • Serve as a member of the Board of Directors (BOD), ensuring its initiatives are effectively implemented, through developing and implementing school policies and procedures, operations, finance, human resources and academic/school performance. 
  • Ensure the school is compliant and reporting the measures required by authorizer, CDE and State.
  • Complete all tasks and projects in a timely manner as assigned by the BOD.
  • Working with the BOD and the Finance Committee, create strategic financial plans focused on long-term viability and a continued pipeline of students (ex.: waitlist, maintaining enrollment).
  • Oversee grant application and fundraising activities.

 

School Leadership 

  • Promote and encourage the success of every student by collaborating with staff and community members
  • Develop and implement marketing plans to attract students to PVS
  • Lead and provide opportunities to further develop the knowledge, skills, ability and talent of teachers and staff
  • Evaluate performance of all administrative and professional staff and provide effective growth plans as needed
  • Regularly track and report student academic progress. Adjust academic goals and performance benchmarks accordingly, and recognize academic excellence and growth
  • Recruit, develop and retain qualified talent to support the mission and objectives of PVS
  • Supervise administrative and professional team
  • Design and develop safety systems and procedures supporting a school setting 
  • Direct the budgeting process, grant and fundraising proposals and determine budget allocations
  • Partner with the Finance Committee to create and implement a Financial Policy and Procedure Manual and recommend updates as necessary.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s and Master degree in education or related field 
  • Minimum three years experience as an executive director, principal, school administrative or related leadership/management position
  • Experience teaching K-12 or leading a successful, innovative district or public charter school 
  • Experience overseeing curriculum development 
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; written and oral
  • Conflict management and resolution skills 
  • Granting writing experience 
  • An approachable, accessible, compassionate leader with the ability to bring the school and community together 
  • Inspiring leader who represents a positive presence with high aspirations for student academic success
  • Colorado Principal License
  • Early childhood certification for Pre-school director 

 

Compensation: 

Salary: $58,000 – $68,000

  • Medical
  • Professional Development Stipend 
  • Retirement
  • Housing Assistance may be available

 

Paradox Valley School provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. 

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Principal-High School

Posted by | April 11, 2022 |

MANITOU SPRINGS SCHOOL DISTRICT 14

MANITOU SPRINGS COLORADO

 

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

 

POSITION:                            PRINCIPAL – Manitou Springs High School

 

LOCATION:                          MANITOU SPRINGS HIGH SCHOOL

401 EL MONTE PLACE

MANITOU SPRINGS, CO  80829

 

SCHOOL PROFILE:

 

Manitou Springs High School is an innovative, forward-thinking, award-winning school of nearly 425 students (46% of all students choice into Manitou Springs School District from surrounding communities) and 60 staff members.  Manitou Springs High School is proud of our success in meeting the needs of every student. In addition to a challenging academic curriculum including Advanced Placement and Concurrent Enrollment course offerings, Manitou Springs High School offers comprehensive art, physical education, music, computer technology, Special Education, and Gifted/Talented instruction.

The culture of the school is positive, safe, kind, inclusive, and collaborative.  We are looking for a new and fully committed leader to accentuate our outstanding and numerous attributes while leading us to become an even more effective, responsive and innovative school moving on into the next decade. Our high school is seeking a principal who can relate to students and help guide them on the journey of life.

COMMUNITY PROFILE:

 

Manitou Springs is a small, mountain community to the west of Colorado Springs, Colorado.  This historical, tourist town is scenically beautiful and a perfect spot if you love the outdoors, where people know and care about each other.  Manitou is a community where residents are long-term and support their local school district.  It’s a terrific place that’s “big enough” but “not too big.”

https://manitousprings.org/. We are driven by our core values of Relationships, Deep Learning, and Opportunity as we serve our children and our communities.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

 

  • School leadership, including principal or assistant principal, experience required
    (3 years preferred)
  • High school experience preferred
  • Demonstrated success as an instructional leader (professional development/ curricular/program development/instructional delivery/pedagogy)
  • Demonstrated experience in establishing and maintaining a positive, proactive, safe and innovative climate for students and staff
  • Demonstrated experience in leading innovative change
  • Demonstrated experience in team building (collaborative, kind, loyal)
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate to all stakeholders in multiple ways
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully lead a culturally responsive school
  • Demonstrated success as leader who builds strong relationships with families
  • Demonstrated ability to manage school finances and building facilities
  • Demonstrated experience in leading and supporting athletics and activities through The Colorado High School Activities Association

 

Expected Qualities/Characteristics:

 

We are looking for an individual who is (has):

  • Exemplify instructional leadership that is able to maximize the school’s potential (e.g., music, experiential learning, athletics, arts integration, social-emotional learning).
  • Consistently implements systems that support and honor the school’s and district’s goals, policies, and procedures, while also holding self to the same expectations
  • Models open and transparent communication with respect, honesty, and integrity
  • Models follow-through and a willingness to learn, unlearn, and relearn while leading towards a shared vision
  • Knows each student by name and how to support the student and family
  • Understands the history, traditions, and uniqueness of Manitou Springs and the Ute Pass community
  • Coordinates and collaborates to grow vertical alignment strategies by building strong relationships across all schools and families
  • Welcomes, grows, and sustains parent involvement with the Parent Action Committee in partnership with school staff and parents
  • Embodies genuine and authentic leadership that leads to trust and the empowerment of others
  • Forward-thinking leader who has the ability to innovate and lead others to innovate
  • Supports and leads a safe environment where all students achieve their potential and beyond and where social and emotional learning is embedded in all aspects of the school
  • Demonstrates excellent use of time and resources—focusing all members and leading and managing in a very effective manner
  • Develops, in collaboration with staff and students, a strong plan of student engagement, restorative practices, and accountability for actions/decisions that honors the developmental stages of elementary school-aged students
  • Maintains an empowering place where students are free to explore their authentic-self, intellectual interests, and passions for learning and doing while being held to a high standard of respect and responsibility
  • Leads and supports staff by providing opportunities for growth and development
  • Fosters a positive school climate where all students and staff are healthy, hopeful, engaged, encouraged and celebrated
  • Coordinates with the Ute Pass BOCES Director, 504 Coordinator, and Assistant Superintendent to ensure proper support for students with specific educational plans and needs (i.e., Individualized Education Plans, Advanced Learning Plans, 504 Plans, English Learning Plans)
  • Supervises the registration, placement, evaluation and progress reporting of students
  • Collaborates with school staff to develop a multi-tiered system of support (both academic and social-emotional/affective)
  • Coordinates a balanced approach to integrating technology for the purpose of learning and collaborating while maintaining a safe and positive school culture
  • Exercises decisive leadership in crisis situations
  • Works with the Director of Technology, the Director of Student Success and the Director of Arts Integration and Community Wellness  to support student and family needs
  • Remains current about changes and developments in the field of education
  • Provides leadership and direction for the development and implementation of the building-level improvement plan that aligns to the district-wide plan
  • Provides leadership for the implementation of the district-wide strategic plan.

 

TERM OF

EMPLOYMENT:                                  8/1/2022 – 6/9/2023 (200-day contract)

 

COMPENSATION:                             Please see Administrator Salary Range on Salary Schedule

(on District Website)

 

SITUATION:            Grades 9-12

 

TO APPLY:            Please submit an online application packet

Applications available at www.mssd14.org

 

POSTING DATE:                                 April 11, 2022

 

CLOSING DATE:                                 May 2, 2022: 4:00PM

 

PAPER SCREENING:        May 3, 2022

CANDIDATES NOTIFIED:        May 5, 2022

 

INTERVIEW DATE:        May 9, 2022

Please include your responses to the three essay questions as part of your application packet.

 

Limit your response to 400-500 words per question.

 

Question #1:

 

Why do you want to serve as the leader of Manitou Springs High School? Describe one significant way you engaged a school community that you have led.

 

 

Question #2:

What do you consider to be “success” in educating high school children?  Describe a specific example of how you led successfully.

 

 

Question #3:

What does it mean to you to prepare students for a future that is yet to be imagined? What are three concrete steps you, as a leader of students and staff, would take to make this idea come to life?

 

Manitou Springs School District 14 is an equal opportunity educational institution and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, creed, religion, sex (which includes marital status), sexual orientation, disability, age, genetic information or conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth in its activities, programs or employment practices as required by Title VI, Title I, and Section 504. For information regarding civil rights or grievance procedures, contact Dr. Elizabeth Domangue, Superintendent of Schools, Manitou Springs School District 14, 405 El Monte Pl., Manitou Springs, CO  80829, (719) 685-2024, edomangue@mssd14.org, or the Office of Civil Rights, U.S Dept of Education, 1961 Stout Street, Denver, CO 80294, (303) 844-2991.

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High School Math Teacher

Posted by | April 10, 2022 |

West Grand School District 1-Jt

Kremmling, Colorado 80459

www.wgsd.us

Job Title:    High School Math Teacher

Reports to: High School Principal

Salary:       $36,600 – $45,400

Work year: 166 days

 

Job Summary:

          West Grand School District is seeking a dynamic individual who is enthusiastic about working with students in a small, rural community. West Grand School District fosters high standards with a commitment to providing an opportunity for students to achieve academically through positive educational experiences for all students.

 

 

Qualifications:

  • Must possess a Colorado Teacher License or be able to obtain one.
  • Preferred middle or high school teaching experience.
  • Excellent oral and verbal communication skills.
  • Proven problem-solving skills.

 

Essential Functions:

  • Ensure students achieve learning outcomes that are above average in the subject of mathematics.
  • Create a classroom environment conducive to learning.
  • Knowledge of subjects assigned
  • General knowledge of curriculum and instruction.
  • Ability to instruct students and manage their behavior.
  • Strong communications, public relations and interpersonal skills.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.

 

Questions regarding this position, please contact Elizabeth M. Bauer, High School Principal /  Superintendent of Schools at bauere@wgsd.us or 970-724-3217

 

Questions regarding the application process, please contact Martha Schake, Director of Finance and Human Resource at schakem@wgsd.us or 970-724-1007

 

 

 

 

West Grand School District #1-Jt. File: GBA

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT

 

The Board subscribes to the principles of the dignity of all people and of their labors. It also recognizes that it is both culturally and educationally sound to have persons of diverse backgrounds on the school district’s staff.

 

Therefore, the district promotes and provides for equal opportunity in recruitment, selection, promotion and dismissal of all personnel. Commitment on the part of the district towards equal employment opportunity applies to all people without regard to disability, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, national origin, religion, ancestry, age, genetic information, or conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth.

 

The district will ensure that it does not unlawfully discriminate in any area of employment, including job advertising, pre-employment requirements, recruitment, compensation, fringe benefits, job classifications, promotion, and termination.

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Upper School Economics/History Teacher

Posted by | April 8, 2022 |

Colorado Academy seeks candidates for the position of US Economics/History teacher, with an emphasis on the teaching of US History and Economics. This is a full-time, ongoing appointment. The position begins in mid-August 2022.

We seek candidates with strong academic training and expertise in the study of History and Economics and who possess a demonstrated ability to teach and develop a robust and innovative curriculum. Explicit graduate training in a field of history is preferred.

Candidates should also have experience guiding students through content, research, and analysis which emphasizes critical thinking; and be able to teach and conduct discussions in a student-centered way. As importantly, we seek a candidate who has a demonstrated passion for history and a track record leveraging this passion into effective practices which encourage students to think creatively, engage with ideas deeply, and lead with intellectual curiosity.

Candidates should be eager to join a professional community where collaboration is valued, where rich curricular conversations are common, and where openness to growth is the norm.  Excellent interpersonal skills are required. Demonstrated intercultural competence: the ability to understand and bridge diverse perspectives, identities, and lived experiences is a must.

Candidates are expected to carry out the mission of Colorado Academy, “Creating Curious, Kind, Courageous, and Adventurous Learners and Leaders,” to support the vision of the Upper School and to contribute to the life of the school outside of the classroom. The most successful candidates will approach their role as an advisor with a drive to better understand the emotional needs of their students and support a program where self-reflection, empathy, and flexibility are the goals. Additionally, candidates will be expected to share in the day-to-day life of the school community, which includes organizing and running a one-week Upper School Interim.

The pay range for the position is $50,000 – $75,000. Although $50,000 – $75,000 is a good faith and reasonable estimate of the possible compensation at the time of posting, Colorado Academy reserves the right to pay more or less than the posted range. Any wage differential that may exist for the position does not relate to sex, gender or gender identity, but relates solely to a seniority system, a merit system, or relevant education, training and/or experience.

Applicants are invited to visit the Colorado Academy website (www.coloradoacademy.org) to learn more about the program and the school.

Colorado Academy does not discriminate or allow unlawful harassment in any of its programs, procedures or practices on the basis of age, color, disability, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, political affiliation, race, religion or creed, gender, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, military service, marital status or other protected classifications defined by applicable law. The policy applies in all aspects of employment with the Academy.

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Middle School Math Teacher

Posted by | April 5, 2022 |

Teaching Opportunity at the Stanley British Primary School

Opening:  Middle School Math Teacher

  • Full time position to begin August 2022

About Stanley BPS: For more than 40 years, Stanley classrooms have been filled with engaged learners guided by inspired teachers. We carefully blend an academic program grounded in a whole-child approach with an attention to each child’s social/emotional development. Our British Primary philosophy promotes the simple notion that when students enjoy what they’re doing and take an active role in their education, learning truly becomes a joy and a lifelong endeavor. SBPS is committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive school community. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Teach three sections of middle school math
  • Offer elective classes that meet student interests and school needs.
  • Be part of a homeroom team of three teachers for 30 sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students
  • Serve as an advisor to provide holistic support and be a main point of contact and support for approximately 10 sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students.
  • Commitment to engendering inclusiveness as a core value in the classroom and within the school community.

Desired Qualifications and Background Experience:

  • An appreciation for and understanding of Stanley British Primary’s philosophy of education, including the 7 goals for learners of self-awareness, collaboration, respect, curiosity, perseverance, academic resourcefulness, and joyful, lifelong learning
  • A deep enjoyment of working with kids and getting to know them as individual people, honoring and valuing each individual child.
  • A commitment to, enjoyment of, and appreciation of the development needs of middle school students.
  • A commitment to improving one’s craft and growing professionally, modeling the joyful, lifelong learning we seek to impart to our students. .
  • A bachelor’s degree in mathematics, education, or a related field.
  • Experience working in a diverse environment.

We Value:

  • An inclusive and diverse community
  • Joyfulness
  • Lifelong learning
  • Positive and constructive communication
  • Creativity, flexibility, and resourcefulness
  • An understanding of children and childhood
  • Commitment to making a positive difference in the world

Equal Opportunity Employer

Stanley BPS is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status. This policy covers all programs, services, policies, and procedures of Stanley BPS, including admissions, employment and access to services and programs.

 

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Director, Leadership Development Program

Posted by | April 5, 2022 |

Licensed Administrative/Professional Technical

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Wkly 25% Develop and implement programming for aspiring school leaders, new leaders, assistant principals and principals, to include new leader summer institutes, ongoing new leader programming to include mentoring and coaching, APS School Leader meetings and other identified programs and learning experiences
Wkly 25% Provide on-site real-time mentorship for identified new leaders
Wkly 20% Working collaboratively to lead and ensure the development and application of definitions, tools and processes related to the evaluation systems for assistant principals and principals. Training teachers, principals, assistant principals and designated evaluators to understand the evaluation system to include the quality standards, evaluation processes, and reporting tools.
Wkly 6% Work Directly with the Equity in Learning Director team to engage implementation and calibration of evaluation
Wkly 10% Partner closely with the Director for Educator Effectiveness to ensure alignment between teacher and leader evaluation and professional learning programming
Wkly 10% Lead development, provide updates and engage the consult of district leadership in Director/Instructional meetings, Division meetings, Superintendent meetings and principal meetings. Plan and facilitate meetings.
Yrly 4% Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Aurora Public Schools – Job Description – Director, Leadership Development Program
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High School Principal

Posted by | April 2, 2022 |

West Grand School District 1-Jt

Kremmling, Colorado 80459

www.wgsd.us

Job Title:    High School Principal

Reports to: Superintendent of Schools

Salary:       $70,100 – $78,100

Work year: 196 days

 

Job Summary:

Join our staff as the high school principal and lead a team of highly dedicated teachers and support staff in providing the best educational experience for our students. With your strong leadership skills, you will guide teachers in creating a safe and effective environment for learning and conduct periodic evaluations to identify areas that need improvement.

 

Qualifications:

  • Must possess a Colorado Principal License or be able to obtain one.
  • Preferred middle or high school teaching experience.
  • Ability to create and maintain a safe and effective learning environment for students.
  • Proven experience in using data to increase student achievement for all students.
  • Ability to work in a collaborative manner with students, staff, parents and community.
  • Demonstrated skill in working with culturally a diverse population is desired.
  • Support for the development of workplace readiness and college readiness.
  • Excellent oral and verbal communication skills.
  • Proven problem-solving skills.

 

Essential Functions:

  • Model and hold adults accountable for excellence.
  • Model professionalism at all times and set staff expectations around professionalism.
  • Work cooperatively with law enforcement authorities in maintaining a safe and drug-free school environment.
  • Supervise the school’s educational programs and teaching process.
  • Monitor delivery of the instructional program.
  • Provide guidance and counseling service to students on their academic or vocational goals and offer assistance with behavioral modification programs.
  • Participate in the planning and delivery of intervention and referral services for pupils who are having difficulty in their classes and who are not in special education.
  • Interact appropriately with students during the morning arrival, school day and end of the day.
  • Maintain student handbook and procedures for proper student conduct.
  • Attend student activities and athletic events.
  • Support professional development programs for staff to maintain the best academic programs.
  • Establish curriculum guidelines in collaboration with other administrators and instructors in the school district and ensure that guidelines are adhered to.
  • Oversee budgeting and grant proposals, and determine budget allocation for items such as supplies, materials, staff development and equipment.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.

 

Questions regarding this position, please contact Elizabeth M. Bauer, Superintendent of Schools at bauere@wgsd.us or 970-724-3217

 

Questions regarding the application process, please contact Martha Schake, Director of Finance and Human Resource at schakem@wgsd.us or 970-724-1007

 

 

West Grand School District #1-Jt. File: GBA

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT

 

The Board subscribes to the principles of the dignity of all people and of their labors. It also recognizes that it is both culturally and educationally sound to have persons of diverse backgrounds on the school district’s staff.

 

Therefore, the district promotes and provides for equal opportunity in recruitment, selection, promotion and dismissal of all personnel. Commitment on the part of the district towards equal employment opportunity applies to all people without regard to disability, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, national origin, religion, ancestry, age, genetic information, or conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth.

 

The district will ensure that it does not unlawfully discriminate in any area of employment, including job advertising, pre-employment requirements, recruitment, compensation, fringe benefits, job classifications, promotion, and termination.

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Director, Maintenance & Operations

Posted by | April 2, 2022 |

Responsible for planning, coordinating and supervising operations and maintenance functions, personnel and equipment within the Maintenance and Operations Department, including building maintenance, mechanical systems, exterior operations, custodial operations, natural and renewable resources, life safety systems and support systems. May assist with translation and/or communication using second language skills when possible.

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Specialist, Benefits

Posted by | April 2, 2022 |

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Daily 10% Research and resolve District benefit issues and mediate individual employee and vendor problems regarding insurance coverage and claim disputes.
Daily 15% Respond to benefits inquiries from employees on plan provisions, benefits enrollments, status changes and other general inquiries. Review eligible event changes.
Wkly 15% Review, input deductions and maintain the Oracle payroll system.
Mnthly 11% Compile data, calculate costs and manage insurance vendor premium payments, and remit contributions to 403 (b) and 457 vendors. Process deductions for PERA voluntary life insurance. Prepare and submit life insurance death benefit claims for employees and their dependents to the District- assigned vendor.
Mnthly 20% Reconcile payroll benefit deductions, including record keeping and managing ledgers for leave of absences, workers’ compensation and charter schools. Submit all electronic files to Third Party Administrator for Department of Labor requirements and Medical and Dependent Flex administration.
Daily 5% Review, input data and maintain all 401 (k), 403 (b) and 457 deductions including monitoring IRS limitations, reviewing loans, direct rollover and transfer requests for signature by plan administrator.
Yrly 3% Develop and present new employee orientations.
Yrly 1% Assist auditors with vendor reconciliations.
Yrly 10% Coordinate vendor renewal and RFP process with District broker and insurance committee. Prepare all materials for open enrollment, including the coordination and scheduling of open enrollment meetings with current vendors. Respond to questions from employees regarding plans and open enrollment process.
Qrtly 1% Collaborate with the Human Resources web master to update and revise the benefits web page and online benefits tutorial.
Wkly 1% Prepare and submit required paperwork for employees who may qualify for a Waiver of Premium under the District’s life insurance plan.
Wkly 5% In conjunction with Technology Specialists, develop and implement software changes for benefit reports, rates and functionality. Test Oracle patches applied in a test environment before they are put into the production module. Troubleshoot errors and implement system upgrades.
Mnthly 2% Attend monthly wellness meetings. Provide input in development of wellness program and communication to employees.
Daily 1% Perform other duties as assigned.
Aurora Public Schools – Job Description – Specialist, Benefits
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Sr. Program Manager

Posted by | March 29, 2022 |

40% Project Management. Engage with internal and external partners, constituents, and potential funders/partners to ensure the successful implementation of the program.
• Develop project plans that identify resource and budgetary needs in collaboration with accountable parties.
• Host project weekly meetings with team and managers, external partners, and others as needed.
• Support team members with feedback, advice, project updates and encouragement as needed
• Manage deadlines and communicate those with the team to ensure timeliness
• Collaboratively develop a long-term vision and trajectory for further integration of TIP into all SOE and other EPPS in the state and region.
• Collaborate and support faculty with integration of TIP principles into MSU Denver School of Education coursework.
• Oversee budgets from public and private sources associated with Ed Solutions projects assigned to you.
• Write and co-write grants to support TIP and Ed Solutions programs
• Ensure all grant reports are complete and on time.
• Communicate with appropriate PreK-12 personnel, donors and private foundations, other university units (i.e., OSRP, University Foundation, other academic units), and other external entities with interests in Ed Solutions.

40% Professional Development Management. Engage with presenters to ensure quality of professional development.
• Facilitate and build the schedules for workshops, creating materials, catering, and other activities associated with TIP.
• Manage logistics at all TIP remote and in-person workshops (including evenings and weekends)
• Create content for flyers/materials for funders and other audiences.
• In collaboration with SOE faculty/staff and Resilient Futures, support the creation of measures of effectiveness of the program and continuously monitor the performance.

20% Administrative
• Conduct purchasing, documentation, and reconciliation of accounts holding funding from public and private sources associated with assigned Ed Solutions projects, in compliance with SOE and MSU Denver policy and procedure.
• Create and track certificates for TIP integration and TIP professional development.
• Event planning and organize special projects for Ed Solutions. – Event planning includes coordination and management of details such as venue procurement, virtual meeting space organization, catering contracts, delivery/ distribution of incentive items, follow strict purchasing procedures, budget maintenance and communication with potential VIPs and speakers.
• May attend events (in-person or virtual) to help with logistics as needed. This may require working evenings and weekends.
• Coordinate with the Ed Solutions director, SOE deans, faculty, staff, and others to schedule event dates.
• Field all initial inquiries concerning Ed Solutions initiatives by managing and responding to emails, phone calls and all other communications.
• Coordinate the maintenance, organization and updating of SharePoint sites, social media, newsletters, and other Ed Solutions communications within established SOE communication, design, and branding standards and guidelines.

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Manager, Career-Connected Learning

Posted by | March 28, 2022 |

Colorado Education Initiative (CEI) is seeking a Manager, Career-Connected Learning to join CEI’s implementation team in our efforts to support Colorado school districts to: equitably, predictably, and reliably produce graduates who have developed academic, personal, professional, entrepreneurial, and civic competence; embrace a broader understanding of school quality; and maximize the policy and funding opportunities of recovery to enable breakthrough change that drives equity and relevance in high school.

The ideal candidate for this role has significant experience working in/with schools and/or districts to design and implement career-connected learning opportunities for students and is skilled at high-quality project design and project management. Additionally, this candidate must be competent at building and leveraging relationships with CEI school and district partners and in coaching for project success. This person is drawn to working with teams of district, school, teacher, and student leaders to design and implement career-connected learning.

The candidate is excited to join a team grounded in the CEI mindsets: dream big, act small, and pivot quickly; constant learning and adaptation; flexible, nimble, and purposeful; and partnership and service orientation. In addition to the qualifications described throughout this description, the candidate will exhibit belief in and comfort with the CEI Design Commitments, including change management; diversity, equity, and inclusion; youth activation; family and community partnership; social emotional development; and leadership. This position will report to the Assistant Director, Implementation and Partnership.

 

About Colorado Education Initiative

CEI is at the forefront of improvement, innovation, and change in Colorado’s public education system. CEI is a statewide nonprofit organization that invests time, expertise, and dollars in K-12 public education. For 15 years, CEI has worked with educators as an inspired and supportive partner on the ground in over 150 urban, suburban, and rural school districts.

CEI works as an implementation expert, innovation thought leader, and statewide convener in public education. Our mission is to accelerate improvement and innovation in Colorado schools. Our vision is a future in which every student in Colorado is prepared and unafraid to succeed in school, work, and life, and ready to take on the challenges of today, tomorrow, and beyond. We currently partner deeply in over 60 Colorado school districts and have limited work in other states in the region. In addition to our field implementation work, we engage in important policy and innovation agendas in Colorado. Our success is driven by a passionate team of diverse individuals who truly enjoy working together.

Of note, we are committed to prioritizing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the work we support across Colorado. We seek to identify and embed equity-seeking practices in our culture and talent systems and have made a focused set of investments in the related professional development of our team. We believe our work demands this because of the historic and current experiences in the school systems in which we operate and because we believe the outcomes we seek for students require the prioritization of equity. In all roles, we welcome candidates who are eager to participate in and contribute to this work and whose lived experiences deepen our perspectives on the education system.

 

Responsibilities

Implementation of career-connected learning initiatives

• Build and maintain content knowledge in current and emerging best practices in career-connected learning
• Support CEI staff and field implementation partners in building knowledge about and implementing current and emerging best practices for career-connected learning
• Collaborate on project design and management of initiatives related to career-connected learning; organize teams to do their best work
• Coach school and district teams to successful outcomes
• Work with systems to promote equity in career-connected learning for students furthest from opportunity

Content development and facilitation

• Design and facilitate professional learning networks for district- and school-based staff to deepen expertise of career-connected learning and facilitate best practice sharing
• Support design and delivery of professional development that integrates best practices to promote equitable student outcomes
• Identify technical assistance and professional development needs through both systematic assessments and informal discussions with district partners
• Assess the quality and effectiveness of provided facilitation and/or technical assistance to ensure that programming accomplishes its intended goals through a continuous improvement process
• Provide a culture of positivity and customer service internally and externally

Learning, collaboration, and thought leadership

• Learn new approaches and processes and apply them within and outside of personal areas of expertise to advance the work of CEI and our partners
• Actively and eagerly partner with colleagues inside and outside of CEI to advance shared goals and increase the capacity of the K12 ecosystem
• Contribute to the body of knowledge in areas related to career-connected learning and how these opportunities intersect with academic and social-emotional student outcomes and innovative assessments
• Understand, promote, and inform policy and funding opportunities that drive increased relevance and experiential learning

 

Qualifications

A successful candidate will have at least five years of experience in education or a related field with a proven track record of designing and implementing career-connected learning in the K12 ecosystem. Understanding of concurrent enrollment systems, experience instructing or supporting Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs in Colorado, and/or developing Individual Career and Academic Plans and providing career advising to students are additional advantages. They will have skill and experience in working with diverse groups of people, coaching across lines of difference, and empowering local leaders to create change. They will be a strong facilitator in both in-person and virtual contexts and have a working knowledge of adult learning techniques. They know how to work across organizations to build relationships, develop collaborative work products, and take responsibility for the outcomes. They will have a record of working with humility and persistence to serve partners and teams to which they are accountable. They will be organized, detail-oriented, an outstanding verbal and written communicator, and able to manage multiple projects simultaneously. The person in this role must be available and willing to travel as needed, approximately 25% of working days.

 

Competencies

This position requires strong project design and management skills, facilitation, coaching, interpersonal communication, collaboration, relationship building, and multi-tasking skills and the ability to anticipate and take initiative to predict and solve problems.

 

Compensation

• Full-time position
• Annual salary commensurate with experience in a range of $60,000 – $80,000
• Competitive benefits package
• Hybrid work environment including some flexible scheduling and work-from-home options
• CEI’s headquarters are in Denver, but if you live elsewhere in Colorado, we’d love to talk with you

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Manager, Implementation and Partnership

Posted by | March 28, 2022 |

Colorado Education Initiative (CEI) is seeking a Manager, Implementation and Partnership to join CEI’s implementation team in our efforts to support school districts to equitably, predictably, and reliably produce graduates who have developed academic, personal, professional, entrepreneurial, and civic competence.

The ideal candidate for this role has deep experience designing and implementing discrete projects related to topics such as school/district strategic planning and implementation; diversity, equity, and inclusion; social-emotional development; and/or career-connected learning. This candidate is skilled at high-quality project design, project management, facilitation, and coaching and relationship-building with school and district partners. This person is drawn to working with teams of district, school, teacher, and student leaders to design and implement innovative systems, programs, and processes that drive equitable outcomes for all students.

The candidate is excited to join a team grounded in the CEI mindsets: dream big, act small, and pivot quickly; constant learning and adaptation; flexible, nimble, and purposeful; and partnership and service orientation. In addition to the qualifications included throughout this description, the candidate will exhibit belief in and comfort with the CEI Design Commitments, including change management; diversity, equity, and inclusion; youth activation; family and community partnership; social emotional development; and leadership. This position will report to the Director, Implementation and Partnership.

About Colorado Education Initiative

CEI is at the forefront of improvement, innovation, and change in Colorado’s public education system. CEI is a statewide nonprofit organization that invests time, expertise, and dollars in K-12 public education. For 15 years, CEI has worked with educators as an inspired and supportive partner on the ground in over 150 urban, suburban, and rural school districts.

CEI works as an implementation expert, innovation thought leader, and statewide convener in public education. Our mission is to accelerate improvement and innovation in Colorado schools. Our vision is a future in which every student in Colorado is prepared and unafraid to succeed in school, work, and life, and ready to take on the challenges of today, tomorrow, and beyond. We currently partner deeply in over 60 Colorado school districts and have limited work in other states in the region. In addition to our field implementation work, we engage in important policy and innovation agendas in Colorado. Our success is driven by a passionate team of diverse individuals who truly enjoy working together.

Of note, we are committed to prioritizing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the work we support across Colorado. We seek to identify and embed equity-seeking practices in our culture and talent systems and have made a focused set of investments in the related professional development of our team. We believe our work demands this because of the historic and current experiences in the school systems in which we operate and because we believe the outcomes we seek for students require the prioritization of equity. In all roles, we welcome candidates who are eager to participate in and contribute to this work and whose lived experiences deepen our perspectives on the education system.

Responsibilities

Implementation of school- and district-facing projects

• Partner with Directors in project design and management of school and district initiatives related to content such as social-emotional learning, career-connected learning, strategic systems improvement, academic equity and improvement, and continuous improvement.
• Manage project budgets for high quality and efficient delivery.
• Lead internal project meetings and support effective team communication and collaboration.
• Support a culture of positivity and customer service internally and externally.

Facilitation, coaching, and relationship management

• Collaborate with CEI teammates to design and facilitate professional development, community co-creation and co-production, and school and district leadership team meetings.
• Effectively communicate conceptual ideas and expertise to both internal teams and external stakeholders.
• Support partner and project success through individual and project coaching and project management.
• Build and deepen relationships with CEI partners to better meet their current needs and to identify opportunities for future support and partnership.

Learning, collaboration, and thought leadership

• Learn new content, approaches, and processes and apply them within and outside of personal areas of expertise to advance the work of CEI and our partners.
• Actively and eagerly partner with colleagues inside and outside of CEI to advance shared goals and increase the capacity of the K12 ecosystem.
• Contribute to the body of knowledge in areas related but not limited to social-emotional learning, career connected learning, strategic systems improvement, academic equity and improvement, and continuous improvement.

Qualifications

A successful candidate will have at least five years of experience in education or a related field with a proven track record of designing and implementing discrete projects in the K12 ecosystem. Understanding of the Colorado public education landscape is an additional advantage. They will have skill and experience in working with diverse groups of
people, coaching across lines of difference, and empowering local leaders to create change. They will be a strong facilitator in both in-person and virtual contexts and have a working knowledge of adult learning techniques. They know how to work across organizations to build relationships, develop collaborative work products, and take responsibility for outcomes. They will have a record of working with humility and persistence to serve partners and teams to which they are accountable. They will be organized, detail-oriented, an outstanding verbal and written communicator, and able to manage multiple projects simultaneously. The person in this role must be available and willing to travel as needed, approximately 25% of working days.

Competencies

This position requires strong project design and management skills, facilitation, coaching, interpersonal communication, collaboration, relationship building, and multi-tasking skills and the ability to anticipate and take initiative to predict and solve problems.

Compensation

• Full-time position
• Annual salary commensurate with experience in a range of $60,000 – $80,000
• Competitive benefits package
• Hybrid work environment including some flexible scheduling and work-from-home options
• CEI’s headquarters are in Denver, but if you live elsewhere in Colorado, we’d love to talk with you

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K-8 Special Education Teacher

Posted by | March 28, 2022 |

Job Title: K-8 Special Education Teacher, 2022-2023 school year

Location: Carbondale Community School, Carbondale, Colorado

Submit resume and cover letter to: Sam Richings-Germain, Principal  srichings@discovercompass.org 

Carbondale Community School is a Roaring Fork School District charter school managed by Compass for Lifelong Discovery. Carbondale Community School  (CCS) provides a balanced, integrated educational experience that incorporates strong academic skills woven into project-based learning opportunities. We are an intentionally small K-8 public school with one class per grade and multi-age learning centers. 

At CCS, our highly qualified staff work in tandem with students, families, and our community to maintain strong traditions, a healthy social, emotional, and physical learning environment with high educational standards, and a focus on the four guiding points of our school’s compass:

  • Social Justice: Teaching and modeling social responsibility, respect, tolerance, diversity, service, caring, compassion, integrity, equity, and peace.
  • Community: Building a strong sense of community through our traditions and parental, student, teacher, and community involvement and volunteerism.
  • Responsibility: Embracing individuality, personal responsibility, and accountability.
  • Lifelong Learning: Pursuing a progressive, child-centered approach to creative, self-directed, meaningful learning.

As a school and an organization, we highly value the contributions of our teaching staff and we are committed to shared-decision making and work-life balance.

Required Qualifications:

  • Must have or be eligible for a Colorado Teaching License with Special Education Generalist endorsement

 Job Description:

  • Employ evidence-based practices to teach elementary and middle school students 
  • Communicate and collaborate with colleagues, students, and families to refer, evaluate and implement full and individualized support for students with disabilities
  • Manage and organize time and duties to ensure timely and thorough completion of special education service delivery, progress monitoring and evaluations, collaborative meetings, and associated paperwork
  • Provide individualized supports for children in general education settings both inside and outside of the classroom
  • Utilize informal and formal assessments to plan and deliver effective instruction and to engage a diverse population of students in meaningful learning
  • Develop effective positive behavior support plans when needed
  • Participate and contribute to weekly school-wide staff meetings and district-wide special education meetings
  • Perform additional duties as assigned  

Position Title: Special Education Teacher

Reports to: Carbondale Community School Principal, Sam Richings-Germain

Location: Carbondale Community School, Carbondale, Colorado

Classification: Certified 

Contract Period: Position begins in August 2022

Compensation: 2021-2022 CCS Salary Placement Schedule – in revision for 2022-2023 school year. CCS staff are employed by Compass for Lifelong Discovery. Compensation is based on experience.

*Do not use the online application for this position.  

Submit resume and cover letter to: Sam Richings-Germain, Principal  srichings@discovercompass.org 

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Principal

Posted by | March 25, 2022 |

Licensed Administrative/Professional Technical

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Daily 50% Serve as an instructional leader by coordinating the development of and monitoring the implementation of the unified improvement plan in accordance with the district mission.
Mnthly 20% Hire supervise and evaluate all staff.
Daily 10% Develop and monitor all members of the staff to build their capacity to meet the learning needs of the students by monitoring achievement towar