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Lower School Assistant Teacher

August 21, 2023 - June 7, 2024

Assistant Teacher

Full-time, salaried position

Start date August 2023

Aspen Country Day School seeks a full-time Assistant Teacher for the 2023-24 academic year. This PreK-Eighth Grade school is known for its intentional approach to challenging and nurturing children as they build confidence, resilience, and joy in learning. Vibrant academic, arts, and outdoor programs led by dedicated teachers give students a solid foundation for lives of meaning and purpose. At its newly redeveloped campus in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, the school welcomes approximately 300 students from throughout the Roaring Fork Valley. It is accredited by the Association of Colorado Independent Schools and a member of the National Association of Independent Schools. 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Support teaching and planning in the core elementary disciplines 

  • Execute instructional strategies designed by the homeroom teacher

  • Assist with classroom management in concert with the school’s core values and philosophy

  • Supervise play areas during break, recess, and lunchtime

  • Participate in Outdoor Education trips in fall and spring and ski days in the winter months

  • Adhere to guidelines, procedures, and policies in the Employee Handbook 

  • Communicate professionally and effectively with parents, colleagues, and administrators, which includes both email and phone communications

  • Assist with fall classroom move-in and spring move-out; attend required in-service days, meetings, and training sessions

  • Stay current of school-wide information as provided

Successful candidates will have:

  • Teaching experience preferred in elementary school

  • A love of young children and early childhood education

  • Professional desire to develop or continue to develop teaching skills in the academic disciplines as well as in the on-going work of social/emotional development of children

  • Understanding of child development and the importance of stoking curiosity in all learners 

  • Ability to work in a collegial and highly collaborative environment

  • Skill in the use of technology: including, but not limited to Google Workspace, student information systems, Zoom

  • A growth mindset, active sense of humor, warm personality, creative approach, and excellent organizational and communication skills

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred

The wage rate for this position will include a salary in the range of $35,000 - $45,000; health, dental, and disability insurance; and retirement plan benefits. To apply, submit cover letter and resume to [email protected]

Aspen Country Day School provides equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees without regard to age, race, sex, color, religion, national origin, disability, military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by applicable law. The school’s statement of diversity, equity, and inclusion is here.

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