29 Apr 2021

Teacher K-1 Teacher

Kwiyagat Community Academy

Job Description



Position: Kwiyagat Community Academy Kindergarten and First Grade Teacher

Salary:  $35,612-$38,914 (depending on experience)

Job Type: Full-time, Public School Schedule

Location: Towaoc, Colorado

Position Closing Date: April 5, 2021 or until filled


About Us:  Kwiyagat Community Academy is a first-year charter school in Towaoc, Colorado, home to the Nuchiu or Ute Mountain Ute people, in southwest corner of Colorado.  The school is authorized by the Charter School Institute of Colorado as the first public charter school in the state on an Indian Reservation.  The school will begin the first year of operations in August 2021 with the goal to enroll 30 students in grades K-1, then grow each year, adding approximately 15 students each year, until the school has 90 students in grades K-5.


Position Summary: The Board of Directors and School Design Team are seeking energetic and passionate teachers to help implement this unique educational program.  The school has a mission to ensure an educational program where the Ute culture and language guides the educational experience and is characterized by small class sizes with an interdisciplinary, indigenous, and project-based approach that results in students who achieve high academic expectations and desired character skills, personal wellness, and community involvement. The position starts July 1, 2021.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Teaching Kindergarten of approximately 15 students consistent with school goals and non-waived Colorado rules and regulations
  • Developing and implementing curriculum and instructional lessons
  • Developing and implementing state-required and school-based assessments (e.g. READ Act requirements)
  • Progress monitoring for all students (including Exceptional Students)
  • Communicating with parents every six weeks and more often as needed; three parent teacher conferences per year
  • Coordinating and communicating with Head of School, Program Coordinator and Exceptional Student Contracted Services personnel concerning purchases, medical needs of students, Elder’s schedule, elective schedule, professional development, Presentations of Learning events, activities and timelines for evaluation of students
  • Ensuring classroom organization and communication skills, such as taking attendance at beginning of day and after each transition, reporting academic progress to Head of School, parents and families and other stakeholders as required, and coordinating electives and contracted services consistent with school goas
  • Peacefully and productively resolve conflicts among students, co-workers, and parents and family members of students
  • Maintaining a safe and positive classroom environment


Minimum Qualifications:

  • BA in Education or related field
  • At least three years of experience working with youth
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Criminal background check with no references to convictions that would revoke a Colorado teaching or administrative license


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Colorado or New Mexico Elementary teaching certification or enrollment in Alternative Licensure program or experience teaching in private or charter school (preferred)
  • At least three years of teaching experience with early childhood and/or elementary education settings
  • Experience developing and implementing culturally responsive and interdisciplinary curriculum and providing high-quality, multi-sensory instruction, designing assessments, organizing appropriate progress monitoring, designing child-centered classroom with high expectations, and proactive behavioral management systems
  • Experience designing educational goals and monitoring the progress for exceptional students (e.g. IEPs, Advanced Learning Plans, ELL)
  • Basic understanding of indigenous perspectives and Nuchiu culture


How to Apply

Please send the following information and application materials to:
  1. Online Ute Mountain Ute Employment Application
  2. Cover letter addressing how the applicant has the experience and is suitable for the position
  3. Resume outlining education, work experience and other experiences relevant to the position
  4. Answers to the following questions (no more than three 1.5 spaced pages):
  5. Describe your experience related commitment to Indigenous education, community engaged schooling, early literacy and project-based learning.
  1. Explain your approach to working with young children and their families and how you would support colleagues and foster excellence teachers and staff.
for Questions call Richard Fulton, KCA Consultant, 970-799-0106

Bureaus: Colorado. Job Categories: Freelance. Job Types: Teacher. Salaries: 20,000 - 40,000.

Job expires in 23 days.