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25 Apr 2024

Teacher High School Math Teacher

Montrose County School District
 Montrose, Montrose County, Colorado, United States

Job Description

  •   Teaching – High School/Mathematics
  • Date Posted:
  • Location:
    Montrose High School
  • Date Available:
  • Closing Date:
    Until Filled


Position Title:  Teacher – Secondary Math (9th – 12th Grade)
Site:  Montrose High School
Direct Supervisor: Building Principal
Contracted Length TermTeacher – 178 Days
Salary Schedule:  Teacher (Range $43,000- $68,243 based on 23/24 salary schedule, education and experience)
Start Date August 8, 2024

Montrose High School Summary
Montrose High School is the largest school in the district, yet we strive to create a warm and supportive community that values balance in all aspects of life.  We prioritize building relationships with our students and staff, and we believe that celebrating successes and fostering growth is critical to student success.

To ensure that all students are well-equipped for their future, we are constantly refining our instructional framework to include collaboration, standards-based learning, and common and formative assessments.  We believe that by working together and focusing on growth, we can help our students achieve their fullest potential, both academically and personally.

In addition to our focus on academic achievement, we offer a myriad of clubs and extracurricular activities that allow students to explore their interests and develop important life skills.  Whether it’s through our sports teams, music programs, or 29 student organizations, we encourage students and staff to find their passions and get involved as we embrace the Red Hawk spirit.

Wherever our students’ future paths take them, we are committed to nurturing their success.

At MCSD, we care about our employees and their loved ones. Our benefits package consist of the following items: a variety of health insurance plans with employer contribution, including dental and vision insurance, Telehealth, a $50,000 life insurance policy with optional additional coverage, PERA retirement contribution, supplemental insurance options including pet insurance, no match tax shelter account options including 401K, 457(b), 403 (b) and Roth, before tax deductions and flexible spending options, paid leave options and holidays based upon the position, Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

Added perks: Great people to work with, professional development and advancement opportunities, and multiple wellness programs and incentives.

Summary of Position:
Responsible for planning, organizing and implementing an appropriate instructional program in a learning environment that guides and encourages students to develop and fulfill their academic potential. Plan, prepare and deliver instructional activities that facilitate active learning experiences and establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities. Responsible for working effectively with a team of paraprofessionals, teachers, administrators, parents and District office staff with the purpose of providing quality educational services for each and every student, each and every day, without exception.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Teach and instruct in secondary Math program.
  • Utilize an adopted course of study, instructional program guidelines, and other materials in planning and developing lesson plans and teaching outlines.
  • Pursue a variety of methodology in teaching and instructing pupils, including lectures, demonstrations, discussions, lectures, and laboratory experiences.
  • Conduct teaching and instructional activi­ties, using educational equipment, materials, books, and other learning aids.
  • Provides instruction in citizenship and other subject matter specified by legal mandate, District policy, and administrative regulations.
  • Plan, develop, and utilize a variety of instructional materials and aids appropriate to the intellectual and instructional level of pupils from varied socio-economic and cultural backgrounds, and who possess a range of mental and emotional maturity.
  • Review, analyze and evaluate the history, background, and assessment of pupils in designing instructional programs to meet individual educational needs.
  • Individualize and adapt educational processes and procedures to enhance pupil educational opportunities.
  • Provide group and individual instruction to motivate pupils, and effectively utilize the time available for instructional activities.
  • Maintain appropriate standards of pupil behavior, using behavioral management strategies and techniques, including positive reinforcement and behavior shaping procedures.
  • Review, analyze, evaluate, and report pupil academic, social, and emotional growth.
  • Prepare, administer, score, record, and report the results of criterion referenced tests, and administers, scores, records, and reports the results of group standardized tests in evaluating pupil growth and progress.
  • Counsel, confer with and communicate with parents, school, and District personnel regard­ing pupil progress, and in the interpretation of the educational program.
  • Cooperatively pursue alternative solutions to ameliorate pupil learning problems, and to enhance expanded academic, social, and emotional growth opportunities.
  • Maintain an effective learning environment through the proper control of heating, lighting, and ventilation, and the utilization of exhibits, displays, and independent study centers.
  • Select and requisition appropriate educational supplies, materials, books, equipment, and learning aids.
  • Perform a variety of non-instructional duties, including curriculum and instructional development activities, student supervision, and consultation activities.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Bachelor’s Degree AND; Must possess a current State of Colorado Teachers License or ability to obtain within first year of employment. Subject area endorsement in particular teaching area preferred.

Successful completion of student teaching at a recognized college or university, or two years of regular full time secondary level teaching experience.

Knowledge of and Abilities:
Knowledge of:

  • Principles, theories, methods, techniques, and strategies pertaining to teaching and instruction of secondary level pupils.
  • Academic, social, and behavioral characteristics of secondary level pupils.
  • Educational curriculum and instructional goals and objectives, and educational trends and research findings pertaining to comprehensive secondary programming.
  • Behavior management and behavior shaping strategies, techniques and methods, and conflict resolution procedures.
  • Socio-economic and cultural background differences of the school population.

Ability to:

  • Plan, organize, develop, and conduct a comprehensive teaching and instruction program for pupils at the secondary level.
  • Provide appropriate and effective learning experiences for pupils from a wide range of socio-economic levels and cultural backgrounds.
  • Effectively assess the instructional and educational needs of pupils, and design, develop, and implement sound instructional and educational programs.
  • Provide a motivating and stimulating learning environment.
  • Perform research and development activities pertaining to curriculum and instruction­al programs and innovative and creative pilot projects designed to enhance pupil educational opportunities and experiences.

Physical Requirements:
The physical requirements indicated below are examples of the physical aspects that this position classification must perform in carrying out essential job functions:

  • Work is performed in a standard classroom setting with some work being performed at various District properties and off-site locations.
  • Heavy lifting, bending, stooping, sitting, standing for long periods of time may be required.
  • Persons performing service in this position classification will exert 5 to 25 pounds of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects.
  • Exposure to hot, cold, wet, humid, or windy conditions caused by weather may occasionally be experienced.
  • Perceiving the nature of sound, near and far vision, depth perception, providing oral information, the manual dexterity to operate business related equipment, and handling and working with various materials and objects are important aspects of this job.

Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable a person with a disability to perform the essential functions of the job.

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