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Lower Elementary Teacher

September 1, 2023

About Boulder Country Day School

BCD is a premier independent school in Boulder. For over 30 years, Boulder Country Day School has been at the forefront of education in the Boulder Valley and we offer an educational experience where children innovate, create, grow, and thrive. We invite you to discover the BCD difference! From the teachers we hire to our welcoming and safe campus environment - to the curriculum we teach, at BCD we honor and celebrate children.

Lower Elementary Teacher

This is an exciting time to join BCD’s Elementary team as we embark on our next phase, Bulldogs Forever which includes a new building on our campus to support additional collaborative learning environments and gathering spaces for our innovative programs. 

Our Elementary program is an integral part of BCD’s preschool - 8th grade school community. We firmly believe that a PS-8 school environment is among our greatest assets and offers distinct advantages during the most critical years of a child’s intellectual, social, and emotional development.  The BCD Elementary School is a place of discovery, of challenge and support where core academics  meet  innovation and creativity. With a whole child approach to education, we nurture social emotional development along with engaging  academics. 

Lower Elementary Teacher Responsibilities:

  • Homeroom teacher in a K-2 elementary division

  • Provide a stimulating and creative learning environment

  • Use best practices regarding student-centered instruction

  • Participate in ongoing specific trainings such as literacy, math and differentiation

  • Provide regular and thorough feedback to all BCD constituents (students, parents and colleagues)

  • Support enrollment and retention by assisting in tours, events and other school outreach activities

  • Other duties as assigned by Head of School

Qualifications & Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education, Master’s preferred

  • Three to five years experience teaching in elementary level

  • Background in Responsive Classroom (RC) and/or Orton-Gillingham (OG) model

  • Knowledge of or background in independent schools

  • Demonstrate effective communication skills

  • Passion for teaching elementary school children

  • Be a team player, open minded, flexible, and reflective

  • Commit to cultivating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive school community 


  • BCD’s Elementary teachers work traditional school hours (7:30 - 3:30) 

  • Salary starts at $45,500 for 10 months following an August through May school year calendar. 


  • Generous Paid Time Off including 10 paid holidays, as well as 6 paid vacation days and 6 paid sick days, and breaks during Thanksgiving, winter and spring school breaks

  • Approximately 92% employer paid medical/dental/vision insurance for employees 

  • Annual Health Savings Account (HSA) contribution

  • Life Insurance, AD&D, Short- and Long-Term Disability

  • A generous retirement savings plan with a 5% employer match

  • Tuition reduction up to 50% for students of employees that enroll in BCD

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity Commitment
Boulder Country Day School recognizes and values all forms of diversity and is dedicated to providing an inclusive environment which honors each member for their individual differences, experiences and strengths. Our intentional commitment to embracing and exploring issues of diversity, equity, and inclusivity in support of social justice affords the freedom for all members of our school community to flourish as unique, confident, compassionate, and ethical individuals. 

How to Apply

We invite all interested and qualified candidates to send a current resume and cover letter expressing interest in the position to [email protected].