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3 Apr 2019

Teacher Associate Teacher K-8

The Logan School for Creative Learning
 Denver, Denver County, Colorado, United States

Job Description

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
ASSOCIATE TEACHER GRADES K-8
2019-20 School Year

About The Logan School: The Logan School for Creative Learning was founded in 1989 with the mission of providing an experience-based educational opportunity for gifted children of all backgrounds that allows each child to develop individually to her/his full potential. The school enrolls approximately 245 students from four through fourteen years of age. The core of our program features individual student units. Unit topics are chosen by each student and the teacher then helps design an individual unit of study. 

Please take the time to learn about Logan through our website: www.theloganschool.org. We ask that you address your interest in our educational approach in your cover letter.

About the Position: Each Associate Teacher works with a Lead Teacher in a mixed-age classroom. Depending on level, overnight trips are a part of the position, ranging from a single night to ten or more nights per year.

Status: Associate Teacher is a salaried, exempt 1.0 FTE position.

Direct Supervisor: Lead teacher 

Overall Responsibilities May Include:

Teaching (dependent on age level):

  • Collaborating with Lead teacher to execute individual and small group lesson plans
  • Facilitating student learning with regards to social and emotional lessons
  • Assessing student’s social, emotional and academic needs and collaborate with Lead teacher to leverage student strengths and support areas of need
  • Collaborating with students to create individual units of study
  • Creating and leading math lessons, assign and grade homework and create and grade tests without direct supervision of the lead teacher. May be responsible for their own math groups.
  • Supervising students as they are working on individual work
  • Leading or assisting with reading/book groups
  • Leading or assisting with writing workshops and other language arts workshops and lessons
  • Integrating math, reading, writing, etc. into student lessons

Planning and Assessing:

  • Agenda conferences: support students on-on-one with their weekly work schedule
  • Units: prepare, brainstorm, develop, monitor and assess student work throughout the year
  • Conduct research, organize papers, collect resources, shop for materials for individual and class unit work
  • Observe and take notes on student progress, behavior and/or difficulties to report back to lead teacher so they can use this information to provide feedback to students and parents as well as to help best support the student in their work
  • Brainstorm with lead teacher on unit ideas and how best to work with individual students
  • Work with lead teacher on student feedback forms
  • Gather resources for unit work
  • Respond to student journals and reflections
  • Edit and give comments on student writing/papers

Supervising and Supporting:

  • Assist lead teacher with classroom management or in some cases, be in charge of classroom management so lead teacher can focus on other teaching responsibilities
  • Take over class as needed when lead teacher is unavailable
  • Support lead teacher and EE teachers with class management on field trips
  • Supervise students at lunch and recess
  • Problem solve with teacher and students to support individualized learning
  • Provide social and emotional support to students. Act as a mentor.
  • Classroom management

Other:

  • Attend parent/student/teacher conferences and other parent meetings
  • Attend all required staff meetings and school-wide events
  • Collaborate with lead teacher on student feedback forms and idea generation for unit support
  • Go on overnight trips as required by the age group
  • Other duties as assigned by lead teacher or dean

 Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
    • Excellent written communication skills and attention to detail
    • Experience in teaching
    • Computer literate 
    • Ability to pass a background check and drug screening
    • Valid driver’s license 

Compensation:
Salary is $30,000 to be paid over a full year (August-July). Benefits offered include employer-paid health insurance, paid time off, retirement plan matching contributions and a flexible benefits program. Contact the Business Office for a full benefits description and eligibility requirements.

Equal Opportunity Employer
The Logan School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against otherwise qualified applicants on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender expression, national origin, disability or handicap, or veteran status

How to Apply

Application Procedures: To apply, send résumé, cover letter specifying age level preferences, statement of educational philosophy, and references to Markus Hunt, Head of School at employment@theloganschool.org. NO CALLS PLEASE.

Bureaus: Colorado. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Teacher. Salaries: 20,000 - 40,000.

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