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Associate Teacher - Full and Part Time Positions

October 5, 2021 - June 3, 2022

Do you cultivate students’ curiosity, growth and performance?  Do you possess strong instructional pedagogy?  Do you demonstrate strong social and emotional intelligence, and cultural competency?  If so, Aspen Academy has amazing full and part time opportunities available!

Overview:

We live and model the community’s values in thought, word and deed to students, colleagues and parents and the larger community. We are palpably committed to, supportive and co-leaders in the achievement of Aspen Academy’s vision and mission.

  • Our values: Be Kind. Do Good. Work Hard. Make the World Better.
  • Our mission: We edify and inspire students and educators to grow, learn and lead.
  • Our vision: We are a national leader in innovative and transformative education.

If not for life, then what are we learning for?  At Aspen Academy, we look at learning as a way to ignite the personal passions and interests of each and every student. Our academics, partnered with a focused leadership development sequence, prepare students for life. Students thrive as they build lasting relationships with peers and teachers through small class sizes and a community focus.

Diversity and inclusion are core to Aspen Academy. We are passionate about building and sustaining a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment.  Every member on our team enriches our community by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world. We don’t just accept difference — we celebrate it, we support it, and thrive because of it. Aspen Academy is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and promotes affirmative action. We are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and military and veteran status.

If this inspires you, please apply to join our team.

Summary of Responsibilities

  • Teach assigned classes.
  • There is little to no planning responsibility in this role.
  • Maintain a well-managed classroom where 100% of the students are engaged, consistently challenged, and supported. 
  • Integrate technology into daily classroom teaching and student learning.
  • Full use of school prescribed instructional methodologies including Individualized Education based on student interest assessments and ability levels in each subject, Socratic Instruction, Inquiry Based Instruction, Contextual Instruction, Differentiated Instruction, and Flexible Grouping.
  • Reinforce the school’s core values and policies inside and outside the classroom.
  • Fulfill assigned monitoring duties (i.e., recess, lunch duty, etc.).
  • Promote and maintain a supportive and positive relationship with all students and families you serve.
  • Actively participate in the school’s professional development programs.
  • When not in subbing, complete assigned administrative projects and tasks.

 Qualifications:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with students, parents and colleagues.
  • Ability to analyze data and use data to inform decisions and/or instruction.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Committed to working with a diverse student population.
  • Proficient use of computer software, Google and learning management systems (Canvas preferred).
  • Demonstrate a relentless drive to improve both in and out of school.
  • Model and reinforce the school’s core values, guiding philosophy, rules, and school spirit consistently throughout the school environment.
  • Grant permission for a credit check and criminal background check.
  • Meet physical demands to perform essential functions of the role.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions: Ability to work in person/in the school building. Ability to speak for long periods of time. Regularly required to stand, walk, use hands, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds; occasionally life up to 50 pounds.

Education, Experience, and Certifications:

  • Required: four-year degree from an accredited College.
  • Preferred: postgraduate degree, teaching credential or license.
  • 1-5 years of elementary (or lower school) and/or middle school classroom experience.

Compensation Package:

Aspen Academy offers an excellent compensation package including health, dental, 403(b) with matching and more; wide-ranging opportunities for professional development; and a talented and dedicated staff of teaching professionals and supportive administrators.

Salary Range: Starting $31,520-45,390 (based on education & experience)

Applicants are also invited to visit the Aspen Academy’s website (www.aspenacademy.org) to learn more about the school and its program.

To apply: Complete your application today here or go to https://www.aspenacademy.org/about/careers.