13 May 2024

Teacher 1st & 2nd Grade Teacher (English)

Escuela de Guadalupe
 Denver, Denver County, Colorado, United States

Job Description

Job Description

Working at Escuela de Guadalupe includes many different responsibilities to make a small, non-tuition driven school run effectively.  As a close-knit community, we all pitch in to make this a great place to work and learn.  Therefore, this description is not intended to be all- inclusive. Specific areas of responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:


  • Fully implement the components of dual-language instruction and create thematic units guided by an essential question for all content areas
  • Teaching will be in English)
  • Define enduring concepts, knowledge, and measurable outcomes for each  unit that are shared in a syllabus with families and students at the beginning of the unit and evaluated at the end of the unit
  • Use instructional strategies that identify student learning objectives for each lesson and actively incorporate learning strategy, modeling, and instruction in every lesson
  • Respect classroom-specific language model
  • Carefully plan and deliver lessons that incorporate diverse perspectives, history and literature from around the world.
  • Actively support the evaluation plan across all academic areas, including formative and summative evaluation to assure maximum student progress.
  • Extend classroom learning to well designed daily homework which is actively applied to the classroom learning the following day.
  • Collaborate and plan with a teammate, teaching assistant, fellow teachers, principal, assistant principal
  • Carefully plan units and daily instruction to maximize instructional time during the day
  • Create a positive classroom environment built on intellectual rigor, accountability, success and high expectations for student achievement, risk-taking, goal-setting, actions and responsibility.
  • Maintain close communication with families
  • Faculty are expected to abide by the school calendar, arrive by 7:45 and work until 4:30, with a break for lunch and planning
  • Support the cultural, spiritual and academic goals of the school by modeling compassion, love and care for the children at all times.
  • Have the patience and positive attitude to be sure that every student has an academically rich experience and fully develops their cognitive and language abilities.
  • Contribute to an environment of enthusiasm and dedication.
  • Truly believe that every child, without exception, can excel.

Duties: supervision and attendance

  • Morning and Afternoon Supervision
  • Attend weekly PLC meetings
  • Attend all Professional Development days on the school calendar
  • Participate in the school Open House, conferences, and other school events


  • Carry out the mission and goals of the school
  • Build positive compassionate professional relationships and communication with other employees, students, and families in the school
  • Support the events that build community
  • Actively participate in ongoing dialogue about liberating education that works to change the status quo of the larger community
  • Incorporate themes of social justice within the classroom instruction and how groups of people working together can create positive social change
  • Empower students with a strong knowledge base and language skills to debate and challenge social injustices and current events
  • Uses excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Approaches responsibilities and challenges with a creative and energetic attitude
  • Possesses strong moral values and internal discipline

Embrace Dual Language model

  • Model language acquisition, language nuances, vocabulary usage, and grammatical fluency for students.
  • Value the integrity of both Spanish and English as tools for reasoning, problem-solving, communication and intellect.
  • Model a respect for cultural and linguistic diversity
  • Respect that all employees, students and families are at different levels of language learning

Embrace and Teach Catholic Religion

  • Apply knowledge of the Catholic faith to guide students in their study of Catholic religion and how they apply their faith to their decisions and actions in school and in the community.
  • Teach and model how Catholic virtues play a role in bringing peace and justice to ourselves and others.
  • Incorporate the study of Catholic religion, liturgy, prayer, and song in daily rituals and religious education
  • Prepare the students for weekly mass according to the mass calendar
  • Prepare students for the sacrament of Reconciliation
  • Be willing to take classes/trainings provided by the Archdiocese to be able to teach religion


Financial and Benefits

  • Competitive pay scale and benefits compensation commensurate with education and experience.
  • Professional development including staff development, conferences, specialized training and education
  • Tuition remittance for teacher’s children enrolled at Escuela de Guadalupe ($1,000 annual tuition)
  • Medical and Dental benefits
  • Retirement plan – 403b (once plan requirements have been met)

Work Environment and Community

  • Small staff and tight knit community
  • Direct contact with supervisors and families regularly
  • Community that respects both English and Spanish and the different levels of proficiency each employee, family member, or student may have
  • Opportunity for adults to enhance our own second language skills within a dual language environment
  • Environment in which one can live and continue to enhance their faith
  • Small class size and low student to teacher ratio

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Skills and Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

  • Teaching experience and a degree in Education or related field.
  • Excellent language skills in the specific component in which he/she will be teaching English
  • Working knowledge of second language acquisition, bilingual and dual-language education, as well as the methodology of sheltered language instructional strategies.
  • Authentic support of culturally rich and linguistically diverse learning communities.
  • Open to working in a Catholic environment and respecting the Catholic faith.
  • Practicing Catholic Faith and being able to teach religion.
    • Be willing to take classes/trainings provided by the Archdiocese to be able to teach religion
  • Working knowledge of technology and educational platforms used for teaching and learning.
  • Willingness to learn new curriculums, technology systems, and software practices for dual-language acquisition and linguistically diverse learners and the motivation to implement this learning to make a difference in the classroom.
  • Proven ability to work in a team environment and develop effective interpersonal relationships
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously, adapt to changing priorities, manage time and meet deadlines.
  • Successful completion of CBI and FBI background check.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3 years+ teaching experience in subject or related field
  • Experience teaching in the subject or grade level of this position
  • Experience teaching in a dual-language environment
  • Knowledge of a variety of curriculums and assessment types, as well as current educational philosophies
  • Working knowledge of computer hardware like computers, tablets, projectors and smartboards
  • Degree, certification, or training in dual-language or linguistically diverse education
Salary Description
$49,430-$81,096 based on education and experience

How to Apply

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Bureaus: Colorado. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Teacher. Salaries: 60,000 - 80,000.

Job expires in 13 days.