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Kindergarten Teacher (2021-2022 Opening)

August 9, 2021 - June 10, 2022

At Aspen Academy, we prepare students to enter, succeed in, and graduate from outstanding high schools. We are committed to providing an intentionally diverse student body with an outstanding liberal arts education within the framework of an individualized education; character, leadership and entrepreneurial development; and service learning. Students thrive as they build lasting relationships with peers and teachers through small class sizes and a community focus. Justice, equity, diversity and inclusion are core to Aspen Academy. We are passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable working and learning environment for all students, staff, and faculty. We believe every member on our team enriches our community by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions. If this inspires you, please apply to join our team.

MS Social Studies Teacher (2021-2022 Opening)

August 9, 2021 - June 10, 2022

At Aspen Academy, we prepare students to enter, succeed in, and graduate from outstanding high schools. We are committed to providing an intentionally diverse student body with an outstanding liberal arts education within the framework of an individualized education; character, leadership and entrepreneurial development; and service learning. Students thrive as they build lasting relationships with peers and teachers through small class sizes and a community focus. Justice, equity, diversity and inclusion are core to Aspen Academy. We are passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable working and learning environment for all students, staff, and faculty. We believe every member on our team enriches our community by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions. If this inspires you, please apply to join our team.
The Strategic Recruitment and Community Engagement Officer is responsible for building relationships with community partners, organizations, and professional networks for the purposes of yielding mission appropriate applicants to Colorado Academy from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds. This position is integral to CA’s efforts to advance diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives in the school community, specifically as they relate to the needs of diverse students and families, both during the admission process and while participating in all aspects of school life.

Kindergarten Teacher

January 25, 2021 - June 11, 2021

At Aspen Academy, we prepare students to enter, succeed in, and graduate from outstanding high schools. We are committed to providing an intentionally diverse student body with an outstanding liberal arts education within the framework of an individualized education; character, leadership and entrepreneurial development; and service learning. Students thrive as they build lasting relationships with peers and teachers through small class sizes and a community focus. Justice, equity, diversity and inclusion are core to Aspen Academy. We are passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable working and learning environment for all students, staff, and faculty. We believe every member on our team enriches our community by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions. If this inspires you, please apply to join our team.

Assistant Certified Athletic Trainer

January 25, 2021 - June 30, 2021

Certified Athletic Trainer. The position entails providing daily athletic training services for Middle School and Upper School team practices and home athletic contests.

Director of Curriculum and Instruction

January 22, 2021 - March 8, 2021

Position Overview:

As a member of the senior administrative team, the Director of Curriculum and Instruction researches current pedagogical trends and implements the most mission-aligned practices by coordinating with the division heads to ensure a coherent scope and sequence of curriculum and instruction PS-8th grade and an effective professional development program.  

 

Reports to:  Head of School

Terms: Full-time, exempt, 12-month position

 

Job Responsibilities:

The following list is not comprehensive but serves as a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities.

  • Collaborates with the Head of School and division heads to define and refine Graland’s vision for fostering intellectual and social-emotional growth so that students are prepared to be engaged citizens and thoughtful leaders. 
  • Investigates current developments in learning theory and pedagogical strategies to discover and adopt effective curricular and instructional practices that are consistent with that vision. 
  • Partners with division heads to recruit strong faculty and promote faculty growth through formal and informal evaluations, classroom observations, and coaching on a variety of instructional strategies, materials, and assessments.
  • Oversees faculty and staff professional development, including developing and implementing content for trainings and managing the professional development budget.
  • Develops and maintains mutually supportive relationships with faculty, and through these positive connections, determines effective means to sustain strong faculty morale.
  • Onboards new faculty and provides support throughout their first year.
  • Supervises the Associate Director of Curriculum and Instruction and the Associate Director of Programs and ensures their success by coordinating work on curricular and programmatic initiatives and professional development.
  • Designs the school-wide master daily schedule in coordination with the division heads.
  • Directs year-long Curriculum Reviews as needed and presents results to the community, including the Board of Trustees.
  • Reviews, analyzes, and presents standardized test results, specifically in the Annual Governance Report for the Board.
  • Writes Graland Today articles on curricular and programmatic initiatives. 
  • Facilitates Instructional Team meetings.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

 

Team Player

A collaborative and supportive member of the Graland Community who…

o   Models caring, respect, patience, and appreciation of differences.

o   Provides a safe environment for students.

o   Upholds school, employee and family confidentiality.

o   Representative for school in position and in community.

o   Participates in effective communication that is responsible, descriptive, and nonjudgmental.

o   Demonstrates a growth mindset, open to feedback and new learning.

o   Adheres to all school policies and procedures.

o   Offers support during after-hours and other administrative team responsibilities.

o   Likes to work with people and create solutions.

 

Qualifications:

The next Director of Curriculum and Instruction  at Graland Country Day will:

  • Be an experienced educator;
  • Be an excellent relationship builder and collaborator;
  • Have an educational approach that is aligned with the Graland mission and philosophy;
  • Have passion and expertise in experiential and expeditionary learning;
  • Have the ability to see the big picture and understands logistics planning for seamless execution;
  • Possess strong organization and communication skills;
  • Offer flexibility and a problem solving approach;
  • Have the ability to motivate, support and lead others;

Bring a growth mindset and excitement to further the school’s vision.

 

About Graland

A great school never sits still. It keeps going, growing and evolving. Graland Country Day School is an independent school in Denver that serves students in preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school.  Since the school’s founding in 1924, Graland has delivered an intellectually robust, character-based educational experience derived from current research about how children learn. 

 

While so much in the world is changing, the school’s focus remains the same:  Graland is faithful to the enduring aspects of its mission while seeking new ways to promote character and intellectual excellence. We inspire students to pursue excellence with passion and intent - academically, creatively and in their personal growth as engaged citizens and thoughtful leaders. We are constantly looking for ways to improve our program and keep it relevant for the next generation of students. Guided by our mission, values, and strategic plan, we go to extraordinary lengths to give children the best education possible. 

Our current enrollment totals 700, and we have just over 100 faculty members, 70 percent of whom have advanced degrees.  Graland’s faculty and staff enjoy a collaborative, supportive environment where each member is encouraged to be a lifelong learner. Professional development, onsite childcare, a desirable location in the heart of Denver and other benefits make Graland a dynamic, inclusive and innovative workplace.

Our Mission

Achieve intellectual excellence, 

build strong character, 

enrich learning through the arts and athletics, 

and prepare our students to be 

engaged citizens and thoughtful leaders.

 Our Motto: Ascende Omnem Montem - Climb Every Mountain

 

Please send your letter of interest and resume to Sarah Young, [email protected]

HS2 Summer Program- Writing

January 20, 2021 - April 3, 2021

The High School High Scholar [HS]2 program at Colorado Rocky Mountain School (CRMS) is a three-summer scholarship program that prepares students for college, with an emphasis on courses in science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM), and college counseling.
During five weeks each summer, [HS]2 scholars live and learn on the CRMS campus in Carbondale, Colorado. On weekdays, students attend six hours of academic classes. In the afternoons, they participate in the Active Program, which includes rock climbing, kayaking, and team sports, as well as art classes such as silversmithing, fused glass, and music. On weekends, the natural environment surrounding campus inspires exploration. This unique combination of challenging academics and outdoor activities contributes to the intellectual, social, and emotional growth of each [HS]2 scholar, while the boarding experience fosters independence and responsibility.

The 2021 [HS]2 program runs June 21 to July 24, with faculty and RA/TAs arriving on campus Wednesday, June 16, and departing between July 24-26.

The High School High Scholar [HS]2 program at Colorado Rocky Mountain School is currently hiring English teachers for the following positions for the 2021 five-week summer session:
  • Writing 2 (rising juniors): 2 Sections

Each section of writing will be taught for two hours per day, M-F for a total of 10 hours per week if teaching one section (approximately 50 hours over the course of the summer).  

[HS]2's Writing 2 course offers students a variety of diverse authors and works through a multi-media approach and curriculum while providing the time and space for learners to reflect on these narratives and to craft their own pieces concerning their relationships to the themes and discussions at hand. The course focuses on modern American Literature and the wide array of stories and perspectives that comprise this unique literary tradition. Throughout the course, students will examine and wrestle with the relationship that these authors have with their respective identities and relationships to America at large. The Writing 2 instructor will be responsible for organizing an end of summer showcase, where students within the course will write, and ultimately read aloud a personal narrative from their own experiences, to be shared with the entire HS2 community.

Responsibilities also include tutoring students during study hall three evenings per week from 7:00-9:00 pm, and chaperoning one on-campus social event and one off-campus trip during the session. Teachers do not have dormitory responsibilities.

Applicants must have at least two years of experience teaching subject content. Strong candidates have significant teaching experience, a mastery of English and Writing, a love of working with high school students, and an interest in mentoring first-generation college-bound students. Applicants will also be expected to foster a sense of inclusion and social justice in their work, ensuring all students’ sense of belonging. 

Established in 2007, High School High Scholar [HS]2 is a rigorous STEM-based summer enrichment program at Colorado Rocky Mountain School that supports first-generation and/or low-income minority students and prepares them to succeed in college by empowering them with STEM-based skills, a family of driven peers, and a space to see the light and power in their own voices.

For more information, contact program director Annie Oppenheim at [email protected]

This is an intense and rewarding opportunity to teach highly motivated students and to spend five weeks working and playing in the mountains, rivers, and trails surrounding Carbondale, Colorado.  Housing includes a room in a faculty dormitory with a shared bathroom. Meals are thoughtfully planned and prepared by the CRMS kitchen. Welcoming, supportive, and inclusive community. Colorado Rocky Mountain School is an equal opportunity employer.

To apply, click HERE

The High School High Scholar [HS]2 program at Colorado Rocky Mountain School (CRMS) is a three-summer scholarship program that prepares students for college, with an emphasis on courses in science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM), and college counseling.
During five weeks each summer, [HS]2 scholars live and learn on the CRMS campus in Carbondale, Colorado. On weekdays, students attend six hours of academic classes. In the afternoons, they participate in the Active Program, which includes rock climbing, kayaking, and team sports, as well as art classes such as silversmithing, fused glass, and music. On weekends, the natural environment surrounding campus inspires exploration. This unique combination of challenging academics and outdoor activities contributes to the intellectual, social, and emotional growth of each [HS]2 scholar, while the boarding experience fosters independence and responsibility.
The 2021 [HS]2 program runs June 21 to July 24, with faculty and RA/TAs arriving on campus Wednesday, June 16, and departing between July 24-26.

Resident/Teaching Assistants are the backbone of the [HS]2 program because they interact with students on every level and in every setting. [HS]2 hires Assistants for Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, and Writing. Assistants live in a dormitory room with another assistant (sharing bathroom facilities with students). Successful Assistants have a strong academic background, are enthusiastic leaders, have a high level of stamina, are compassionate, genuinely enjoy working with high school students, and are interested in mentoring first-generation college-bound students.

Program Duration

  • Summer session lasts five weeks, beginning typically on a Monday and ending on a Saturday. This duty begins four days prior to session start.

Prerequisites

  • At least 21 years old
  • Clean driving record
  • Graduate of college with a Bachelor’s Degree (by exception, finished their Junior year in college)
  • Possess a current First Aid, CPR, AED certificate

 

Duties

  • Assist assigned teacher in the classroom M-F, up to three hours per day.  Two Assistants will support afternoon sports in lieu of classroom support
  • Foster diversity, inclusion, and social justice, ensuring all students’ sense of belonging
  • Supervise a dormitory two or three days per week (M-F), for 5.5 hours in the evening and for one hour in the morning.  Evening times include supporting students in study hall.
  • Supervise a dormitory for three weekend shifts, from Friday evening to Sunday evening
  • Proctor academic restriction/study hall on four Fridays in the evening, and five Sundays in the daytime
  • Chaperone students during off-campus activities, including an all-day trip to the Front Range on College Visit Day
  • Transport students in a 14-passenger vehicle, including driving one-way on College Visit Day and possibly driving one-way to the Denver airport on student arrival and departure days
  • Participate in an afternoon of Team Building with students at the beginning of the session
  • Attend a welcome dinner at the beginning of the session
  • Know, understand, and implement the [HS]2 Residential Handbook
  • Know, understand, and abide by the [HS]2 Employee Handbook

 

To apply, click HERE

HS2 Summer Program- Science

January 20, 2021 - April 3, 2021

The High School High Scholar [HS]2 program at Colorado Rocky Mountain School (CRMS) is a three-summer scholarship program that prepares students for college, with an emphasis on courses in science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM), and college counseling.
During five weeks each summer, [HS]2 scholars live and learn on the CRMS campus in Carbondale, Colorado. On weekdays, students attend six hours of academic classes. In the afternoons, they participate in the Active Program, which includes rock climbing, kayaking, and team sports, as well as art classes such as silversmithing, fused glass, and music. On weekends, the natural environment surrounding campus inspires exploration. This unique combination of challenging academics and outdoor activities contributes to the intellectual, social, and emotional growth of each [HS]2 scholar, while the boarding experience fosters independence and responsibility.
The 2021 [HS]2 program runs June 21 to July 24, with faculty and RA/TAs arriving on campus Wednesday, June 16, and departing between July 24-26.

The High School High Scholar [HS]2 program at Colorado Rocky Mountain School is currently hiring science  teachers for the following positions for the 2021 five-week summer session:

  • Biology - 2 Sections
  • Chemistry - 2 Sections
  • Computer Science - 1 Section

Each section of science will be taught for two hours per day, M-F for a total of 10 hours per week if teaching one section (approximately 50 hours over the course of the summer).  Applicants are encouraged to consider teaching two sections if possible.

Responsibilities also include tutoring students during study hall three evenings per week from 7:00-9:00 pm, and chaperoning one on-campus social event and one off-campus trip during the session. Teachers do not have dormitory responsibilities.

Applicants must have at least two years of experience teaching subject content. Strong candidates have significant teaching experience, a mastery of science, a love of working with high school students, and an interest in mentoring first-generation college-bound students. Applicants will also be expected to foster a sense of inclusion and social justice in their work, ensuring all students’ sense of belonging. 

Established in 2007, High School High Scholar [HS]2 is a rigorous STEM-based summer enrichment program at Colorado Rocky Mountain School that supports first-generation and/or low-income minority students and prepares them to succeed in college by empowering them with STEM-based skills, a family of driven peers, and a space to see the light and power in their own voices.

For more information, contact program director Annie Oppenheim at [email protected]

This is an intense and rewarding opportunity to teach highly motivated students and to spend five weeks working and playing in the mountains, rivers, and trails surrounding Carbondale, Colorado.  Housing includes a room in a faculty dormitory with a shared bathroom. Meals are thoughtfully planned and prepared by the CRMS kitchen. Welcoming, supportive, and inclusive community. Colorado Rocky Mountain School is an equal opportunity employer.

To apply, click HERE.

Lead Teacher - Advanced School - Grades 6-8

January 20, 2021 - June 30, 2021

The Logan School for Creative Learning is accepting applications for an Advanced School Lead Teacher opening starting August 1, 2021. This teacher will work with an associate teacher and the school’s other educators to provide a Logan educational experience for approximately 24 students in mixed-age classroom that will consist of students in 6th, 7th and 8th grade. Responsibilities include developing an individualized curriculum for each student and leading two extended overnight trips each year.