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30 May 2023

Teacher Kindergarten Teacher

Carbondale Community School

Job Description

Job Title: Kindergarten Teacher, 2023-2024 school year 

Location: Carbondale Community School, Carbondale, Colorado 

Application Deadline: Open until filled 

*Affordable housing available until June 15, 2023*

Submit resume and cover letter to: Sam Richings-Germain, Principal 

Carbondale Community School is a district charter school managed by Compass for Lifelong Discovery. As an intentionally small school, Carbondale Community School (CCS) provides a balanced, integrated educational experience that incorporates strong academic skills woven into project-based learning opportunities. As a school and an organization we highly value the contributions of our teaching staff and we are committed to shared-decision making and work-life balance. Visit our website at or call the school for more information.

Required Qualifications: 

  •   Must have or be eligible for a Colorado Teaching License with Elementary endorsement 
  • Strong desire to be a part of positive, student-focused, and community-minded faculty 
  • Excellent organization, communication, and problem-solving skills 
  • Willingness to lead innovative improvement efforts and to grow professionally and personally 


Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience leading outdoor education trips with K12 students; Wilderness First Aid or willing to obtain 
  • Certified to drive a Type A School Bus (Mini-Bus) or willing to obtain certification
  • Bilingual (Spanish and English)

Job Description

  • Joyfully support, prepare, and inspire individual students every day
  • Establish a cooperative and inclusive classroom culture through high expectations, consistent routines, and a focus on restorative practices, social-emotional development, and service leadership 
  • Effectively plan and deliver engaging, research-based literacy and math instruction
  • Design multi-disciplinary project/problem and standards-based learning units
  • Utilize assessments to personalize and adjust teaching and learning 
  • Implement research-based interventions in response to individual needs 
  • Engage students in self-evaluation and goal setting through portfolios, student-led conferences, and frequent, low-stake but high yield, informal assessments
  • Establish efficient, mutually-supportive, and student-focused relationships with colleagues
  • Plan and guide safe, enriching, daily and multi-day outdoor education trips 
  • Create and lead periodic K-8 enrichment classes and a scene in the school’s Big Event
  • Contribute to learning center and school-wide fundraising efforts
  • Follow policies established by the COMPASS Board of Directors, administration, the respective school district, and Colorado State mandated school guidelines, except where COMPASS has received waivers
  • Complete other duties as assigned


Position Title: Kindergarten Teacher

Reports to: Carbondale Community School Principal, Sam Richings-Germain

Location: Carbondale Community School, Carbondale, Colorado

Classification: 1.0 FTE, Certified 

Contract Period: Position begins August 2023

Compensation: CCS staff are employed by Compass for Lifelong Discovery. Compensation is based on experience. Salary Range:  $43,000 – $80,000 Please visit or contact us to learn more about salary and benefits. 

*Annual salary noted above is based on a full-time (1.0 FTE)/ 8 hours per day position. Any position that is less than a full-time position/8 hours per day will be prorated accordingly.

Compass For Lifelong Discovery does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression (including transgender), genetic information, conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth, disability or need for special education services in admissions, access to, treatment, or employment, or any other reason prohibited by law in educational programs or activities which it operates.



How to Apply

***Do not use the online application for this position.  Submit resume and cover letter to: Sam Richings-Germain, Principal

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