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11 Apr 2024

Teacher Middle School English Language Arts Teacher

Prospect Academy of Colorado
 Arvada, Jefferson County, Colorado, United States

Job Description

Position Overview

The middle school English language arts teacher at Prospect Academy will teach three – four classes of middle school language arts (class sizes of approximately 10 – 20 students each) and potentially one elective of choice. The majority of students will have IEPs or 504 plans so the middle school language arts teacher will be supported by a team of paraprofessionals and special education staff who provide push-in support. 


Who We Seek

If you are a self-reflective, motivated person who loves to learn and believes that the way we teach our most vulnerable learners can be more effective, then this is the place for you.  We believe in empowering our students and families and we want to equip our teachers with the strongest skills possible so that they can grow and achieve what they want to, personally and professionally. We seek staff members who want to be a part of building something new and who will be flexible and comfortable with the ambiguity and challenges that are typical of working in a startup environment. 

Teacher Responsibilities

  • Teach three – four language arts classes, likely at two different levels using research-based English language arts and reading curricula. 
  • Learn how to modify curriculum / instructional approach in-the-moment based on student needs.
  • Teach and mentor students in social-emotional concepts. 
  • Learn and engage in professional development to strengthen your own practice, including the opportunity to gain additional certifications (including Special Education teacher certification) if desired. 
  • Make data-based decisions and teach students how to do the same. 
  • Attend weekly coaching meetings. 
  • Make appropriate modifications and accommodations as needed and document your work.
  • Collaborate and work with other teachers and coaches, especially around the IEP/504 process
  • Other duties as assigned or needed. 




  • Meet the requirements of an “in field” middle school Language Arts teacher by having a secondary Language Arts teacher license, a college degree in English, at least 36 credit hours in English, or a passing score on the relevant Praxis exam (Prospect can pay for an exam if needed).
  • Growth mindset, humility, and coachability; commitment to continuous learning and professional and personal growth. 
  • Strong classroom management skills.
  • Ability to build relationships and rapport with students.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Commitment to restorative practices as an alternative to exclusionary disciplinary practices.
  • Strong organizational skills.

Salary: Salary range for this position is $45,000 to $70,000 based on experience and education plus benefits. 


How to Apply

  How to Apply: Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to

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