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26 Oct 2023

Teacher Middle School World Studies Teacher – Sunnyside Campus

Rocky Mountain Prep
 Denver, Denver County, Colorado, United States

Job Description

About Rocky Mountain Prep
Rocky Mountain Prep is a growing network of innovative public charter schools, serving students in pre-kindergarten through fifth grade in the Greater Denver Area. Rocky Mountain Prep opened its first school in 2012 with 130 students and has grown to four schools, working with over 1,800 scholars across two districts. Grounded in our culture of rigor and love, our schools consistently outperform local districts academically, while also ensuring our scholars are developing in our PEAK values of perseverance, excellence, adventure, and kindness.  In the school year 2023-2024, we will grow to 12 schools serving over 5,000 students
Who We Seek
If you are someone who is mission-driven, humble in your reflections about your practice, smart in the ways you approach data, and results-oriented, we’d love to see you apply.
During the 2023-2024 school year, RMP is driving after five big goals:
1. Going Green on the Colorado School Performance Framework
2. 90% Student Persistence
3. 95% Daily Attendance
4. Fully Enrolled by October Count
5. Academic Goals
– Elementary: Pre-K Students show 1 year of growth
– Elementary: Kinder through 2nd Grade Students Grow 1.25 years in ELA and Math
– Elementary: 40% of 3rd through 5th Grade students meet their Millionaire Goal (1 million words read)
– Middle School: 40% of 6th through 8th Grade Students meet their Millionaire Goal (2 million words read)
– High School: 100% College Acceptance
Each member of the organization plays a part in achieving these goals. School-based staff members will work towards 2 or 3 metrics that are aligned to both their individual roles AND the Big 5. These metrics vary by position and are subject to change.



  • Lead engaging, data-driven instruction in World Studies
  • Revise the World Studies curriculum to include: Critical understanding of social movements, specifically how citizenship adjusts over time depending on borders, powers, and political control, Analysis of historical narratives in differing perspectives (i.e. the narrative of the dominate voice/perspective vs. those whose voices do not dominate the global narrative of world history)
  • Teach daily student interventions, providing individualized instruction based on student needs.
  • Analyze student data and use it to provide student feedback and set goals.
  • Collaborate with other teachers, school leaders, curriculum directors, APIs, network leaders, and the special education team to ensure that instruction meets the needs of each learner


  • Lead a student advisory at the beginning and end of each school day, and serve as the main point of contact and advocate for students in an advisory of approximately 15 students.
  • Establish systems and routines in order to create a safe, purposeful, and welcoming classroom environment focused on learning.
  • Communicate regularly and often with families to both solicit their input and share student social and academic progress.
  • Provide supervision of students during before and after school activities (arrival, dismissal, breakfast, lunch, and break).
  • Participate in family and community events, including twice-annual parent conferences and at least one student enrollment event or activity.
  • Own the success and achievement of all scholars in the school.


  • Attend and participate in weekly staff meetings, grade level meetings.
  • Participate in regular instructional coaching meetings and content-based department meetings.
  • Participate in Rocky Mountain Prep’s Summer Training Institute as well as professional development throughout the school year.

Strive Requirements

  • We do not require a Colorado Teaching License for our general education teaching positions. However, you do need to possess a Bachelor of Arts or Sciences degree and achieve Qualified Teacher Status within six weeks of your start date through one of the approved channels outlined by the Colorado Department of Education. (More questions about this? We highly encourage you to connect with the folks at TEACH Colorado! )
  • A commitment to the social and emotional well-being of all scholars and the culture of the school.

Nice to Haves

  • Speaks Spanish 2+ years of teaching experience
  • Knowledgeable about math instruction through a culturally responsive and critical pedagogical framework
  • Demonstrated success working with scholars from historically marginalized communities


Our benefits package includes: 

    • Health Insurance (medical, dental, vision)
    • Disability Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Retirement through PERA
    • Paid-Time-Off
$50,000 – $69,000 a year
The salary for this position is 50,000 TO 69,000 based on years of teaching in K12 and level of education.
Want more information?
Please review our Rocky Mountain Prep Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about our program! Please review our Fellowship FAQs to learn more about the RMP Teaching Fellowship!
Demonstrate eligibility to work in the United States
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.   Rocky Mountain Prep does not sponsor visas at this time.
RMP is an equal opportunity employer. We seek applicants of diverse backgrounds and hire without regard to color, gender, religion, national origin, citizenship, disability, age, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.

How to Apply

Are you ready to support Sunnyside students? Apply here!
If you have any questions,  please email our Talent Recruiter Sean Spencer at
 We appreciate your interest in Rocky Mountain Prep and look forward to getting to know you!

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