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14 Mar 2021

Teacher Middle School Math/Science Teacher

Carbondale Community School – An intentionally small K-8 district charter school.

Job Description

Job Title: Middle School Math and Science Teacher, 2021-2022 school year

Location: Carbondale Community School, Carbondale, Colorado

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


Carbondale Community School is a district charter school managed by Compass for Lifelong Discovery.

With 135 students, Carbondale Community School  (CCS) provides a balanced, integrated educational experience that incorporates strong academic skills woven into project-based learning opportunities. 

At CCS, our highly qualified staff work in tandem with students, families, and our community to maintain strong traditions, a healthy social, emotional, and physical learning environment with high educational standards, and a focus on the four guiding points of our school’s compass:

  • Social Justice: Teaching and modeling social responsibility, respect, tolerance, diversity, service, caring, compassion, integrity, equity and peace.
  • Community: Building a strong sense of community through our traditions and parental, student, teacher and community involvement and volunteerism.
  • Responsibility: Embracing individuality, personal responsibility and accountability.
  • Lifelong Learning: Pursuing a progressive, child-centered approach to creative, self-directed, meaningful learning.

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.

Required Qualifications:

  • Must have or be eligible for a Colorado Teaching License with Middle School/Secondary Math or Science 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 K-12 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 teach appropriately challenging Mathematics and Science to students in 7th and 8th grade
  • 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 digital portfolios, student-led conferences, and frequent, low-stake but high yield, informal assessments
  • Establish an efficient, mutually-supportive, and student-focused co-teaching relationship with a 7-8 teaching partner
  • Coordinate and execute internship experiences, 8th grade graduation and portfolio presentations
  • 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

**CCS staff are employed by Compass for Lifelong Discovery. Compensation is based on experience. Please visit our website to learn more about salary and benefits.  

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.

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


How to Apply

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

Bureaus: Colorado. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Teacher. Job Tags: K-8, mathematics, middle school, and science.