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13 Dec 2018

Teacher Early Childhood/Primary Teacher

Compositive Primary
 Anywhere

Job Description

Are you…

  • Creative, flexible, and innovative?
  • Collaborative, reflective, and resilient?
  • Driven by a commitment to change the status quo in education?
  • Passionate about empowering children to make a difference in the world?

Do you want to…

  • Cultivate wonder and joy in learning?
  • Collaborate with others to start a small, innovative school?
  • Facilitate inquiry in primary students?
  • Design curriculum that inspires and excites while meeting the needs of each child?
  • Work hard, receive feedback, grow, and learn?

Do you have…

  • A deep belief that every child can thrive?
  • A commitment to inquiry-based curriculum?
  • An attitude that exemplifies teamwork and personal responsibility?
  • A commitment to building and maintaining a strong, positive culture of learning and achievement, well-being, and belonging?
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills?

Compositive Primary, a new school serving three year olds through 5th grade, located on the Fitzsimons Innovation Campus in Aurora, Colorado, is now seeking exceptional educators to be part of the founding faculty team. Compositive Primary’s mission is to educate students to live lives of personal excellence. The school is organized around the integration of four domains: cognition, character, health and well-being, and community engagement; and seeks to cultivate every child’s capacity to reflect and learn, recognize and act, care and connect, and engage and serve. This integrated and personalized education places the child at the center of the learning process. Educators facilitate student growth and development and work in collaboration with each other, with families, and with the community. Curriculum is inquiry-based and thematic. The student to teacher ratio is nine to one, and classrooms will be organized in multi-age groups. Compositive Primary will be housed in a new facility currently under construction.

Teacher Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to a positive school culture through connections with students, faculty, and families
  • Collaborate with fellow teachers and administrators to develop inquiry-based curricula that develop in students the capacity to reflect and learn, recognize and act, care and connect, and engage and serve
  • Foster a positive learning environment in all areas, demonstrating dedication to instilling joy in learning for all students
  • Ensure that every child feels seen and heard and has a sense of belonging
  • Collaborate and communicate effectively with parents, colleagues, and all members of the school community
  • Serve as a steward for school support, managing classroom budgets and respecting resources
  • Mentor and coach resident teacher
  • Participate in all aspects of school programming and activities
  • Work to uphold the mission, vision, and goals of the school
  • Other duties as assigned

Lead Teacher Responsibilities:

  • Actively monitor, record, and communicate individual progress made by every child
  • Guide and mentor a resident teacher in a collaborative teaching model

Resident Teacher Responsibilities:

  • Work and learn from lead teacher in creating a collaborative, joyful classroom environment

Qualifications:

  • An unyielding commitment to upholding our guiding principles and a firm belief in our school’s vision and mission
  • At least three years teaching experience
  • Early Childhood Credential required for Early Childhood classrooms
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Background in inquiry-based curriculum preferred

Additional Qualifications for Lead Teachers:

  • Director Qualification highly desired in Early Childhood classrooms
  • Master’s degree in education preferred

Competitive salary and benefits packages commensurate with experience.

How to Apply

If interested, please submit a cover letter and resume to careers@compositiveprimary.org.

Bureaus: Colorado. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Teacher.

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