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11 Apr 2024

Teacher Elementary Education Teacher

Prospect Academy of Colorado
 Arvada, Jefferson County, Colorado, United States

Job Description

Position Overview
The elementary education teacher at Prospect Academy will teach three – four
classes of language arts (class sizes of approximately 10 – 20 students each) and
potentially one elective of choice to 4th and 5th grade students. The majority of
students will have IEPs or 504 plans so the middle school language arts teacher will
be supported by a team of paraprofessionals and special education staff who
provide push-in support.

Who We Seek
If you are a self-reflective, motivated person who loves to learn and believes that
the way we teach our most vulnerable learners can be more effective, then this is
the place for you. We believe in empowering our students and families and we
want to equip our teachers with the strongest skills possible so that they can grow and achieve what they want to, personally and professionally. We seek staff
members who want to be a part of building something new and who will be flexible
and comfortable with the ambiguity and challenges that are typical of working in a
startup environment.

Teacher Responsibilities
● Teach three – four language arts classes, likely at two different levels using
research-based English language arts and reading curricula.
● Learn how to modify curriculum / instructional approach in-the-moment based
on student needs.
● Teach and mentor students in social-emotional concepts.
● Learn and engage in professional development to strengthen your own practice,
including the opportunity to gain additional certifications (including Special
Education teacher certification) if desired.
● Make data-based decisions and teach students how to do the same.
● Attend weekly coaching meetings.
● Make appropriate modifications and accommodations as needed and document
your work.
● Collaborate and work with other teachers and coaches, especially around the
IEP/504 process
● Other duties as assigned or needed.
● Meet the requirements of an “in field” Elementary teacher or Language Arts
teacher by having a secondary Language Arts teacher license, a college degree
in English, at least 36 credit hours in English, or a passing score on the relevant
Praxis exam (Prospect can pay for an exam if needed).
● Growth mindset, humility, and coachability; commitment to continuous learning
and professional and personal growth.
● Strong classroom management skills.
● Ability to build relationships and rapport with students.
● Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
● Commitment to restorative practices as an alternative to exclusionary
disciplinary practices.
● Strong organizational skills.


● Teaching experience
● Current license to teach Language Arts at the secondary level issued by the
Colorado Department of Education.
● Previous experience making data-based decisions, or taking data on different
● Previous experience working with students with different diagnoses including
autism, learning differences, dyslexia, and ADHD.
● Experience with Precision Teaching. If no experience with Precision Teaching, a
willingness to learn this foundational approach.
Physical Requirements and Work Environment
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met
by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.
Reasonable accommodations may be made.
● Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision,
and ability to adjust focus.
● Frequently required to sit; occasionally required to stand and walk
● Occasionally required to reach with hands and arms
● Frequently required to talk or hear
● Occasionally required to bend, twist, or climb.
● Moderate concentration/intensity, which includes prolonged mental effort
with limited opportunity for breaks.
● Average memory, taking into consideration the amount and type of
● Moderate level of complexity for decision making. Average time pressure of
decision making.
● The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate
Other Information:
● The work environment is in a building about 30,000 sq feet with multiple
classrooms, offices, and a multi-purpose room.
● The school year runs from August 2024- May 31, 2025. There will be
mandatory, compensated teacher training for 2 weeks before school starts.
● All teachers receive ample time for planning and grading during the school
● This position reports to the school principal and is exempt.
● All staff must pass a background check run through the Colorado Bureau of

Salary: Salary range for this position is $45,000 to $70,000 based on experience
and education plus benefits.

How to Apply

  How to Apply: Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to  

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