30 Apr 2021

Teacher Elementary Teacher

Lotus School for Excellence

Job Description


Job Description

Opening for the 2021-2022 School Year:

5th Grade Teacher (1)

About Lotus School for Excellence:

Lotus School for Excellence is a K-12, college-prep public charter school with a S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) focus.

All employees at Lotus School for Excellence (LSE) work together to create academic, social, and ethical leaders. The thoughts reflected in this description provide structure to the responsibilities and accountability for this position. However, LSE expects to employ professionals who will work beyond job descriptions, creating both a fulfilling career environment and successful outcomes for our students.

Position Summary:

Teacher is responsible for the education of each pupil in his or her responsibility and for working with students, parents, other teachers and staff toward achieving the goals set forth in the LSE Mission Statement.

Performance Responsibilities:


  • Organizes classroom
  • Plans and implements the approved curriculum for specified content area
  • Demonstrates exceptional instructional delivery
  • Models and fosters independent thinking skills, creative problem solving and abstract reasoning
  • Shows empathy and understanding of students
  • Consistently and effectively communicates with students, parents and colleagues
  • Develops a cooperative partnership based on mutual respect and objectivity with parents and students
  • Assesses student performance frequently and objectively
  • Facilitates resolution of problems that might arise with students and parents
  • Promotes accountability for students

Other Expectations:

  • Demonstrate experience in the instruction of students with varied learning styles and levels of mastery
  • Support and understand the use of devices in a charter community
  • Create college prep engaging lessons for a variety of students
  • Knowledge of and adherence to approved communication pathways
  • Actively pursue professional development opportunities in specific content area
  • Participate in and contributes to programs and activities that enhance LSE outside of instructional hours
  • Follow policies established by the LSE Board of Directors, Aurora Public Schools, and Colorado State mandated school guidelines, except where LSE has received waivers
  • Complete other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in the specific content area
  • Expert-level written and oral English communication skills
  • Entrepreneurial outlook and charter school commitment
  • Ability to work collaboratively
  • Strong self-starter; able to work with limited direction
  • Ability to apply superb judgment
  • Willing to work and excel in a very diverse student environment
  • CPR certification (LSE will provide necessary resources to become certified)


  • Active Colorado Teaching License (Initial/Alt, Pro, or Nat’l)
  • Elementary Endorsement
  • ELD Endorsement
  • Experience with charter schools
  • Experience in teaching upper elementary grades
  • Familiarity with interim assessment data analysis, I-Ready data in particular, as well as data-driven instruction

Condition of Employment

As a condition of employment, the individual selected for this position will be expected to complete the APS-sponsored Linguistically Diverse Educator (LDE) Certificate Program within the first three years of employment. New hires are expected to begin this program during the 2021-2022 school year.

Reports to: Elementary Principal

Please submit a resume and cover letter to be considered.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $45,000.00 to $70,000.00 / year


How to Apply

To be considered: Please email a cover letter and resume to: or

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

Job expires in 25 days.

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