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16 Nov 2018

Teacher Wellness Teacher K-8

High Point Academy
 Aurora, Colorado, United States

Job Description

HIGH POINT ACADEMY

HEALTH/WELLNESS TEACHER K – 8

Reach. Empower. Achieve.

High Point Academy is seeking educators inspired to reach, empower, and achieve greatness.

 

At HPA…

We REACH each child every single day.

We EMPOWER students and staff to maximize their learning and growth;

To ACHIEVE more than thought possible.

 

At High Point Academy, we understand that powerful learning only happens with strong relationships between students, staff, and families. Our mission is to provide a strong foundation of academic excellence in partnership with family and community in which each individual is challenged to achieve his/her highest potential academically, socially, and personally.

 

High Point Academy is a charter school serving students preschool through 8th grade. Located in Aurora, CO, just north of Green Valley Ranch (10 minutes from Denver International Airport), HPA serves an ethnically diverse student population which includes 26% linguistically diverse students and 54% of students that qualify for Free or Reduced Lunch. HPA is an award-winning wellness school whose curriculum and classes promote healthy lifestyle choices.

 

Summary:

All employees of High Point Academy work together to achieve HPA’s mission.  In addition to the duties and responsibilities listed below, we seek teachers who are collaborative with colleagues, empathetic in their relationships with students and families, and willing to work above and beyond their job description in order to ensure success for students.  HPA teachers possess a school-wide focus and are able to see beyond their classroom in order to create a unified HPA community.

 

A Wellness School:

One unique trait of High Point Academy is our status as an award-winning wellness school.  In addition to regular teaching duties, the Wellness Teacher will be responsible for participating in High Point Academy’s various wellness initiatives for students, staff, and families and assisting in driving our healthy living vision forward.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Conducts an organized and professional classroom
    1. Develops and implements curriculum according to curriculum guidelines of High Point Academy, the state of Colorado, and the Common Core.
    2. Implements curriculum within the timeframe given by High Point Academy, the state of Colorado and, the Common Core.
    3. Further develops curriculum and maintains ongoing curriculum evaluation and development to meet the needs of students.
    4. Demonstrates exceptional instructional delivery.
    5. Collaborates with other faculty in delivery of appropriate instructional approaches, working to serve the various learning styles and needs of all students.
    6. Serves as the Wellness coordinator, heading up the wellness committee.
    7. Models and fosters independent thinking skills, creative problem solving, and abstract reasoning.
    8. Shows empathy and understanding of students.
  2. Develops, with parents and students, a cooperative partnership based on mutual respect and objectivity.
    1. Assesses student performance frequently and objectively.
    2. Facilitates resolution of problems that might arise with students and parents.
    3. Promotes accountability for students.
    4. Communicates consistently and effectively with students and parents.
  1. Continues intellectual and professional development.
  2. Follows policies established by the High Point Academy governing board and administration.
  3. Participates in and contributes to programs and activities that enhance High Point Academy outside of instructional hours, such as extracurricular activities, leadership positions, and/or the enrollment process.
  4. Other duties as assigned.

 

Required Qualifications:

  • A./B.S. or higher required in the specific content area (e.g. B.A. in History or related field when applying for Social Studies position)
  • Must meet the requirements of a Highly Qualified teacher as mandated by the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)
  • Expert-level written and oral communication skills
  • Entrepreneurial outlook and charter school commitment
  • Ability to work collaboratively
  • Strong self-starter; able to work with limited direction

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous successful teaching experience
  • Experience in and knowledge of charter schools

How to Apply

Please visit our website www.highpointacademy.net to complete an application.

Bureaus: Colorado. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Teacher.

Job expires in 6 days.

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