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11 Feb 2024

Teacher 5th Grade Language Arts Teacher 2024-2025

Aspen Academy
 Greenwood Village, Arapahoe County, Colorado, United States

Job Description

Are you a dynamic and passionate educator with a burning desire to ignite young minds? Do you possess the brilliance, enthusiasm, and innovation to transform education into a thrilling adventure that is both fun and challenging for students? Are you passionate about communication and literacy?   If so, we want to meet you! Aspen Academy has an amazing opportunity for a 5th grade Communication and Literacy Teacher.  The position entails teaching three blocks / day, only one prep and one advisory. Classes up to 18 students.  

About Aspen Academy:

Located in the southern metro area of beautiful Denver, Colorado, at Aspen Academy, we’re not just a school; we’re a community committed to shaping the leaders of tomorrow. Our dedication to Next Generation education sets us apart, as we equip students with the enduring life skills they need for future success. We look at learning as a way to ignite the personal passions and interests of each and every student. Our unique leadership, finance, and entrepreneurial development (LiFE) program prepares 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 foundational at Aspen Academy. We are passionate about cultivating a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment, celebrating and supporting differences. 

We embody and promote the community’s values in our thoughts, words, and actions, serving as committed and supportive co-leaders in realizing 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 inspire you?  Then please read on.

  • You cultivate students’ curiosity, engagement, growth and performance in academic, intellectual, social and emotional domains. 
  • You set empathetic limits with students, encourage natural consequences, and foster responsible decision-making in a supportive environment.
  • You are a competent, compassionate, creative, dedicated and enthusiastic professional. You are committed to your own growth and improvement. 
  • You possess strong instructional pedagogy, in addition to curiosity and expertise in the content to be taught. 
  • You are an excellent communicator, both written and verbal. 
  • You consistently exhibit strengths in time management and organization, as well as social and emotional intelligence and cultural competency.

If this describes 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, practice and deepen new knowledge, and 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. Creating and maintaining a classroom environment aligned with “Love and Logic” Principles.
  • Serving as Leadership, Finance, Entrepreneurship (LiFE) Coach:  Executing engaging lessons daily, evaluating lesson efficacy, integrating LiFE themes into the core curriculum, and leading impactful programs to develop strong Leadership, Finance, and Entrepreneurship skills in students. Ensuring effective scaffolding of learning, practice, and mastery of these skills in themselves and their students.
  • Planning and Preparing: Planning and preparing for lessons and units, resources and technology, needs of neurodiverse learners and differentiated learning styles, implementation of culturally responsive classrooms.
  • Developing and Maintaining Strong, Positive and Productive Partnerships: Communicating proactively, positively and consistently with students, parents, teammates, and our community, fostering a collaborative and supportive community.  
  • Reflecting on Teaching: Evaluating personal performance as well as developing and implementing a professional growth plan.
  • Collegiality and Professionalism: Champion a positive environment; promoting an exchange of ideas and strategies;promoting our school and its community’s development. 

Qualifications:  

  • Required: Bachelor’s degree. Master’s degree preferred. 
  • Preferred: Teaching certification.  Orton Gillingham Morphology training.
  • 3-5 years classroom experience.
  • Evidence of content mastery. 
  • A passion for Next Generation learning.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.
  • A commitment to igniting curiosity, and making learning fun and challenging.
  • Proficient use of computer software, Google and learning management systems (Blackbaud preferred). 
  • 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 occasional 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. 

Aspen Academy is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace 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. 

Compensation Package:

Health, dental, vision, employer-paid telehealth, a holistic EAP, 403(b) with matching and more. Aspen Academy offers an excellent compensation package including wide-ranging opportunities for professional development with a generous annual stipend, and a talented and dedicated staff of teaching professionals and supportive administrators.

Salary Range: Starting annual salary $54,137-$81,932 (based on education & experience step and ladder, max 9 years teaching experience credit) 

How to Apply

Apply here! To join us in our mission to provide an unparalleled education that equips students with the knowledge and skills to excel in a changing world: https://www.aspenacademy.org/about/careers.

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

Job expires in 11 days.