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4 Jun 2020

Teacher 6th Grade Language Arts

Pagosa Springs Middle School
 Pagosa Springs, Archuleta County, Colorado, United States

Job Description


Middle School 6th Grade Language Arts Teacher


  1. Colorado Teaching Certificate with an endorsement in elementary education or secondary language arts.
  2. Strong content knowledge in language arts.
  3. Strong ELA teaching experience.
  4. Good communication skills and a strong work ethic.
  5. Experience working with middle-level students.
  6. Relates well and enjoys working with middle-level students.
  7. Strong computer and technology skills.
  8. Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the board may find appropriate and acceptable.


The work requires periods of light physical activity and requires long periods of time standing and/or walking.  Most of the work is performed in the classroom setting and requires the ability to lift and carry up to 20 pounds; reach, hold, grasp, and turn objects; and use fingers to operate computer and typewriter keyboards and visual aides for students.

Reports To:

Middle School Principal

Job Goal:

To help each pupil develop an awareness of the role of language arts; to motivate each pupil to acquire knowledge skills in reading and writing; and to discover and develop special talents of pupils in the language arts field.


Performance Responsibilities:

  1. Teaches content and skills in English language, literature, composition, reading, and journalism; utilizing course of study adopted by the Board of Education and appropriate curriculum publications as guidelines in teaching individual course content.
  2. Adapts English material and methods to develop relevant sequential assignments that guide and challenge pupils.
  3. Provides individual or small-group instruction to adapt the curriculum to the needs of pupils and to accommodate circumstances where a variety of projects.
  4. Develops standards for critical analysis through group discussions based on a variety of mass media and classical and contemporary literature.
  5. Assists pupils in selection and development of individual research projects.
  6. Encourages pupils to think independently and to express original ideas.
  7. Evaluates each pupil’s progress in English skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing).
  8. Establishes and maintains standards of pupil behavior needed to provide an orderly, productive classroom environment.
  9. Works with pupils and other classroom teachers in such activities as preparing material for the school newspaper or coordinating entries in essay contests.
  10. Administers or monitors group tests.
  11. Identifies pupils’ needs and cooperates with other professional staff members in helping pupils solve health, attitude, and learning problems.
  12. Communicates with parents and school counselors on pupil progress.
  13. Supervises pupils in out-of-classroom activities during the assigned work day.
  14. Maintains professional competence through in-service education activities provided by the district and self-selected professional growth activities.
  15. Participates in curriculum and other developmental programs.
  16. Selects and requisitions books and instructional aids appropriate to the interest and maturity level of pupils; maintains required inventory records.
  17. Participates in faculty committees and sponsorship of student activities.


Terms of Employment:

Salary:                     Based upon the District’s adopted certified salary schedule.  Years of experience given through Step 7.

Work Schedule:        175 days per year or as designated by the annual school calendar. Salary and work-year to be established annually by the board.

Benefits:                  Full benefits – as described on salary schedule

Hours:                      7:45 a.m. until 3:45 p.m. or as set by the building principal

FLSA Status:             Exempt/Certified



Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the Board’s policy on Evaluation of Certified Personnel.

Primary Location Archuleta School District – Pagosa Springs Middle School
Salary Range $41,000.00 – $53,500.00 / Per Year
Shift Type Full-Time

How to Apply

Apply the Archuleta School District website.  

Bureaus: Colorado. Job Categories: Contract. Job Types: Teacher. Job Tags: 6th grade, Language Arts, and teacher. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.

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