4 Jun 2024

Teacher Middle School English Language Arts Teacher

Pagosa Peak Open School

Job Description

The Middle School ELA Advisor will work with grades 5-8, M-Th from 8-3:15 at a small K-8 project-based learning, Restorative Practices charter school in beautiful Pagosa Springs, Colo. During this time the advisor will:

Duties & Responsibilities 

The PPOS ELA Advisor is responsible for implementing an innovative literacy learning environment that  fosters confidence, high academic achievement, and the joy of learning through meaningful work.  

Core Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:  

  • Teaches all appropriate Colorado Reading, Writing and Language Arts Standards; 
  • Assess student learning needs and prepares lessons that reflect those learning needs; 
  • Establishes and sustains individual, small group, and advisory culture to achieve an optimum  learning climate;  
  • Communicates with parents and teaching team through face-to-face, email and over the phone;  
  • Evaluates student growth in literacy, prepares personal learning plans when needed, and keeps appropriate records of academic progress and behavior.  
  • Coordinate student care and guidance with the ESS director when applicable
  • Facilitates circles to build a strong advisory

Staff and Family Communication 

  • Contributes to the educator collaborative that establishes a strong curriculum focus with shared  purpose, and the cooperative sharing of resources and expertise to implement the PPOS vision. 
  • Demonstrates a willingness to innovate, learning from successes and mistakes in a supportive  professional learning environment.  
  • Confers with appropriate staff regarding students with problems and/or special needs.
  • Reviews and interprets results of assessment programs for assigned students and utilizes results for academic purposes. 
  • Maintains records for all students in the Infinite Campus gradebook relating to literacy, as well as assigned students in accordance with state and federal laws and regulations  as well as PPOS policy.

How to Apply

  • Must hold a Bachelors or Master's degree; 
  • Colorado teaching credential preferred;  Grades 5-8 in literacy, reading instruction ideal
  • An unwavering commitment to and belief in the vision/mission of Pagosa Peak Open School,  including the PPOS place-based, project learning model and Restorative Practices;  
  • The ability to focus and thrive in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment; 
  • The ability to work effectively in a team environment and the willingness and desire to support others in doing their best work
To apply, please send Emily Murphy a cover letter, resume, and three references to

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

Job expires in 20 days.