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25 Jun 2021

Teacher Resident Teacher

Compositive Primary
 Aurora, Adams County, Colorado, United States

Job Description

Inquiry-Driven School on the Fitzsimons Innovation Campus in Colorado 

Seeking Resident Teachers 

for Early Childhood (3s and 4s) and K/1 2021-22


Are you…

  • Creative, flexible, and innovative?
  • Collaborative, reflective, and resilient?
  • Driven by a commitment to change the status quo in education?
  • Passionate about empowering children to make a difference in the world?


Do you want to…

  • Cultivate wonder and joy in learning?
  • Collaborate with others in a small, innovative school?
  • Facilitate inquiry in primary students?
  • Design curriculum that inspires and excites while meeting the needs of each child?
  • Work hard, receive feedback, grow, and learn?


Do you have…

  • A deep belief that every child can thrive?
  • A commitment to inquiry-based curriculum?
  • An attitude that exemplifies teamwork and personal responsibility?
  • A commitment to building and maintaining a strong, positive culture of learning and achievement, well-being, and belonging?
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills?


Who are we?

Compositive Primary, a young school serving three year olds through 5th grade, located on the Fitzsimons Innovation Campus in Aurora, Colorado, is now seeking exceptional educators to be part of the faculty team. Compositive Primary’s mission is to educate students to live lives of personal excellence. The school is organized around the integration of four domains: cognition, character, health and well-being, and community engagement; and seeks to cultivate every child’s capacity to reflect and learn, recognize and act, care and connect, and engage and serve. This integrated and personalized education places the child at the center of the learning process. Educators facilitate student growth and development and work in collaboration with each other, with families, and with the community. Curriculum is inquiry-based and thematic. The student to teacher ratio is nine to one for Primary classrooms and eight to one in Early Childhood classrooms. All of our classrooms are organized in multi-age groups. Families may sign-up for care before the school day (6:30-8:15am) and care after each school day (3:45-6:30). Our regular school day runs from 8:30-3:30. Compositive Primary is housed in a brand-new facility including outdoor play space and a soccer field with easy access to the Sand Creek Regional Greenway. 


Teacher Responsibilities

  • Contribute to a positive school culture through connections with students, faculty, and families
  • Collaborate with fellow teachers and administrators to develop inquiry-based curricula that develop in students the capacity to reflect and learn, recognize and act, care and connect, and engage and serve
  • Foster a positive learning environment in all areas, demonstrating dedication to instilling joy in learning for all students
  • Ensure that every child feels seen and heard and has a sense of belonging
  • Collaborate and communicate effectively with parents, colleagues, and all members of the school community
  • Serve as a steward for school support, managing classroom budgets and respecting resources
  • Document each student’s growth and help them set goals for their learning
  • Approach each day with a sense of wonder and playfulness
  • Participate in all aspects of school programming and activities
  • Work to uphold the mission, vision, and goals of the school
  • Other duties as assigned


Additional Resident Teacher Responsibilities

  • Work and learn from Lead Teacher in creating a collaborative, joyful classroom environment


Qualifications for All Teachers

  • An unyielding commitment to upholding our guiding principles and a firm belief in our school’s vision and mission
  • Early Childhood Credential required for Early Childhood classrooms
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Background in inquiry-based curriculum preferred



  • All teachers receive: health, life, dental, and vision insurance, a flexible health spending account, paid time off, breaks throughout the year and 403(b) 
  • All teachers participate in regular in-house and outside professional development opportunities
  • Resident Teacher salary range: $32-38,000

How to Apply

Questions? Contact our Director of Inquiry and Instruction, Dr Clare Hammoor.   If interested, please submit a cover letter and resume to We will review applications and invite select candidates to share more information with us before interviewing. 

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