20 Apr 2022

Teacher Humanities (English Language Arts/Social Studies)

The American Indian Academy of Denver
 Denver, Denver County, Colorado, United States

Job Description


AIAD teachers create and implement relevant and meaningful curriculum through innovative  teaching methods. AIAD Humanities (English Language Arts/Social Studies) teachers will be  responsible for building each student’s foundation for English Language Arts and Social Studies using a variety of instructional methods nested in culturally competent approaches, including  land-based, project-based and problem-based learning as well as collaborative student-led  discussions, group learning strategies and differentiated learning modifications/extension that  promote academic achievement for all students. 


  • Deliver culturally competent, rigorous Tier 1 instruction in middle school and/or 9th grade Humanities via AIAD’s integrated English Language Arts/Social Studies curriculum in a block  schedule format; 
  • Conduct Tier 2 reading and writing interventions; 
  • Teach at least one elective course; 
  • Use strength-based restorative classroom practices that foster resiliency and success for  students; 
  • Collaborate with colleagues to develop middle school and/or 9th grade Humanities lesson  plans and learning activities that fit within AIAD’s integrated curriculum; 
  • Participate in weekly professional development through a student-centered professional  learning community format; 
  • Develop strong relationships with parents and students, creating investment in school culture  and academics; 
  • Work collaboratively with partner teachers and staff (fellow Humanities teacher, STEAM  teacher, Lakota/Dineh Culture & Language teachers and school staff) to create consistent  structures and systems; 
  • Maintain required administrative records, for example: student attendance, evaluation, report  cards, and student data; 
  • Implement Individualized Education Plan (IEP), monitor and report on students’ progress  toward their academic and career readiness goals, as noted in their IEP as aligned with the  instructor’s content area. 


  • Possess Colorado Teaching Licensure and/or endorsements in the subject areas that s/he will  teach and/or hold at least a BA or higher in a relevant subject area; 
  • Possess at least Year-One English Language Acquisition (ELA) qualification or is willing to  acquire this qualification within one year of hire; 
  • Has minimum of 2 years classroom experience; 
  • Has strong content knowledge in literacy and History/Social Studies, especially as it pertains  to reading, writing, speaking, and listening across the subject areas of History, Social Studies,  and other Humanities subjects; 
  • Has experience developing and implementing differentiated curriculum and learning  objectives for a wide range of learners; 
  • Has experience and/or strong understanding of how to design culturally competent learning  experiences;
  • Has experience integrating technology and artistic expression into instruction and student  learning experiences; 
  • Possess deep understanding of what it means to live as part of a marginalized group of  people; 
  • Possess great relationship skills and high emotional intelligence. 


  • Loves teaching middle/high schoolers; 
  • Demonstrate a deep commitment to decolonized mindsets and practices; 
  • Has experience in project-based, problem-based learning experiences using integrated  approaches; 
  • Has experience with cooperative learning techniques to enhance collaboration skills among  students; 
  • Possess collaborative skills and a willingness to work with colleagues in a Professional  Learning Community; 
  • Possess desire to learn and grow, and is open to feedback from instructional leaders and  colleagues; 
  • Demonstrate willingness to be involved in community activities and events outside of typical  school hours. 

How to Apply

HOW TO APPLY  Fill out this preliminary APPLICATION and submit. Have questions? Email Terri Bissonette,  Head of School at    WHY CHOOSE AIAD? ● Empowering work environment in a community-based school dedicated to community transformation; ● Opportunity to help build a high achieving school nested in Indigenous belief systems and values; ● Participate in a shared leadership model where all voices are heard; ● School committed to supporting professional growth for all employees; ● Health/dental/vision insurance and PERA (retirement); ● Staff wellness opportunities; ● Moving stipend for new employees moving to Denver from outside Colorado; ● $47,000 to $57,000 annual salary range dependent upon education and experience.

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

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