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20 Jun 2017

Teacher 1st and 2nd Grade Teacher

Carbondale Community School
 Carbondale, Colorado, United States

Job Description

With 135 students, Carbondale Community School is a tuition free public charter school that provides a balanced, integrated curriculum that encourages inquisitive, independent and self-motivated learners, incorporating strong academic skills woven into project-based learning opportunities. This curriculum is achieved within the context of community, service, social-emotional development, outdoor education, and the visual and performing arts.


CCS strives to maintain a healthy social, emotional, and physical 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 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, lifelong learning.

Required Qualifications:


  • Highly Qualified in Elementary Education.  


Preferred Qualifications and Characteristics:


  • Experience teaching in a 1st or 2nd grade classroom
  • Comfortable co-teaching in a multi-age classroom
  • Ability to collaborate and build enduring relationships with students, staff, and families
  • Knowledge of and experience delivering scientific, research-based literacy instruction
  • Knowledge of and experience with high quality, Common Core-aligned mathematics instruction
  • Adept at planning and delivering effective and engaging instruction that positively impacts all students’ achievement and growth
  • Experience designing rigorous, integrated, project-based learning experiences for a wide range of learners
  • Background in outdoor and experiential education
  • Proficient at creating a positive, cooperative classroom culture through high expectations, consistent routines, and a focus on social-emotional development and service leadership
  • Demonstrates flexibility and creativity in response to individual strengths and needs
  • Skilled at using frequent formal and informal assessment, delivering growth-minded written and verbal feedback, analyzing data, and adjusting instruction to achieve exceptional results
  • Previous experience working with a teaching partner or team to achieve common, student-focused goals
  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills
  • Willingness to grow professionally and personally
  • Passion for social justice and community connections




How to Apply

Send letter of interest and resume to by 10am, June 23.

Bureaus: Colorado. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Teacher. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.

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