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Lower School Teacher

February 20, 2024 - March 31, 2024

The role of our teachers will focus on instilling a love of learning. The Lower School teacher fosters children’s curiosity and innate desire to learn and understand the world around them. They create a secure environment to support learning and assist children with their growing independence. Teachers must be flexible, and creative, engaging, and establish freedom within structure. They will help children develop social skills and supervise them during meal times. Lower school teachers report to the Lower School Division Director.

Upper School Spanish Teacher

February 20, 2024 - May 31, 2024


Job Description: Upper School Spanish Teacher 

Telluride Mountain School - Telluride, a truly unique independent school nestled in the San Juan mountains serving students Pre-K through 12th, is seeking a Full Time Upper School Spanish Teacher for the 2024-2025 school year. At Telluride Mountain School, we understand that success isn’t only measured by grades in the classroom. We challenge our students to explore their environment and seek out meaningful experiences outside--which is why you will often find us on the ski slopes, hiking the San Juans or exploring the world through our experiential education trips. We also recognize the importance of making strong relationships with teachers and peers, and encourage our students to build lasting relationships that strengthen their sense of community. So while academics are important here, we believe in a holistic approach to education--one that involves fostering creativity, curiosity, and meaningful connections. 

The Upper School Spanish Teacher will lead and inspire students in grades 7th-12th on developing a solid proficiency in Spanish, deepen their understanding of the culture, and give them an opportunity to use their language skills in other aspects of their academic journey. 

To Apply- please send a resume and cover letter to Andy Shoff, Head of School at [email protected] 

For the complete job description, visit https://www.telluridemtnschool.org/page/careers

We value: 

? An inclusive and diverse community 

? A love of working with kids and in a school environment 

? Enthusiasm for experiential and outdoor education 

? Creativity, flexibility, and resourcefulness 

? Lifelong learning 

Teaching Duties: 


  • Develop Spanish curriculum and maintain Spanish resources, curriculum guides, and curriculum maps

  • Teach 4-5 sections of Spanish for middle and upper school students in grades 7-12

  • Develop Spanish language skills through reading, writing, speaking, and listening comprehension

  • Foster student’s interest and enthusiasm for Spanish-speaking countries and their cultures and history through activities such as immersion learning, projects and cross-curricular programming

  • Participate in the Experiential and Outdoor Education Programs, including but not limited to Fall and Spring Trips

  • Opportunities to lead or participate in Winter Sports programming

  • Maintain consistent student records on Blackbaud including gradebook, trimester grades, skill sets, and trimester comments as required by TMS

  • Review student support plans and implement accommodations recommended by the student support team

Qualification Requirements:

  • Classroom teaching experience preferred

  • An undergraduate degree or graduate degree in Spanish or related fields of Education is preferred

  • Fluency in Spanish (Native Speaker Preferred)

  • Experience living, studying, or traveling in Spanish speaking countries is preferred

  • Experience or familiarity with the International Baccalaureate program preferred

  • Experience leading outdoor, international or other experiential education trips preferred

  • Strong skiing and/or other outdoor skills preferred

  • Communication skills and commitment to teamwork are expected

  • We expect a commitment to ongoing professional growth and learning, dynamic and  innovative teaching, and the growth and development of others on the team

  • Willingness to acquire and maintain WFA/CPR/AED certifications

Compensation: This is an exempt, full time position. Salary in the $50K-65K range based on experience. 

Full benefits in accordance with the school’s policies including: 

? Choice of Health Insurance plans in line with school policy 

? Short and long term disability in accordance with the school policy 

? 403(b) matching contribution in accordance with the school policy 

? Generous paid time off including personal, sick, and school holidays 

? Tuition remission in accordance with the school policy 

Telluride Mountain School is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.

Administrative Substitute

February 20, 2024

Administrative Substitute Opportunities at Stanley British Primary School

 

Overview:         Stanley British Primary School, located in Denver’s Lowry neighborhood, is a singular independent school serving children from transitional kindergarten through 8th grade.  For 50 years, Stanley classrooms have been filled with engaged learners guided by inspired teachers. At Stanley, a child's education goes well beyond academics - our teachers and our instruction principles give children the opportunity to reach their full potential academically, creatively, socially, emotionally and physically. We asked parents, teachers, staff and students to reflect on why they chose Stanley BPS. The answers we heard reflect a place and a philosophy unlike any other in the Denver independent school landscape. Teaching and learning at Stanley goes beyond a simple education. Students here have a chance to play, to choose, to interact and to own and embrace their own learning.

 

We value:

  • An inclusive and diverse community
  • Joyfulness
  • Lifelong learning
  • Positive and constructive communication
  • Creativity, flexibility, and resourcefulness
  • An understanding of children and childhood
  • Commitment to making a positive difference in the world

 

An Administrative Substitute for the Front Desk and Administrative Coordinator position serves as an integral part of the Stanley team: coordinating, welcoming and managing all the coming and goings of the main entrance of the campus and creating an organized, safe and joyful welcome to our amazing school. 

 

Responsibilities Include:

  • Be on-call for coverage; assignments range from filling in at the front desk to providing support to our Health Coordinator and can range from a few hours to one or two days to a longer term assignment, depending on the needs of the school;
  • Create a safe, supportive, mutually respectful community which values the distinct contributions and abilities of each child;
  • Serve as an ambassador for our school by welcoming all school constituents warmly and positively;
  • Answer all incoming phone calls in a pleasant manner and direct calls appropriately;
  • Monitor and maintain a secure entry to the school by ensuring adherence to door and visitor management policies and procedures, all visitors (parents, substitutes, vendors, students, etc) are signed in and signed out appropriately;
  • Serve as a valued resource to visitors, faculty and staff in a high-energy, high traffic, dynamic school environment;
  • Coordinate student attendance; distributing before/after care sign-ups, check in/out students, follow up with teachers and parents to ensure attendance records are accurate throughout the day and locating students for early dismissal or pickup;
  • Maintain the Hambidge Commons: distribute mail to staff mailboxes, periodically straighten up staff lounge and lobby areas, tidy the lost and found and maintain the coffee bar.

 

Qualifications:

  • Fluency with Mac and PC computer environments, and strong competency with standard software packages such as Word and Excel.
  • Excellent organizational skills, strong multi-tasking abilities, and ability to juggle many competing priorities and direction from multiple staff.
  • Professional demeanor, grace under pressure, and exceptional commitment to confidentiality and discretion.
  • Strong written and verbal communication abilities with a positive presence.
  • Experience with school-based software, data management and graphic design tools such as SchoolPass/Raptor, Magnus, Blackboard, Blackbaud and Canva is preferred.
  • Cultural competency working with diverse families, students and staff.
  • An empathetic and resourceful problem-solver with a genuine commitment to children, colleagues and Stanley’s school culture.
  • SBPS is committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive school community. Candidates from a variety of backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

 

Professional Requirements: 

  • Bachelors’ Degree, with a minimum of three years’ experience in a fast-paced administrative environment; strong preference for independent school experience.
  • Customer service experience involving multiple pathways for serving constituents – phone, in-person, written.
  • Database management and Microsoft Office software suite experience, including high proficiency in Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and familiarity with Google platforms, including Google Docs.

 

 

Compensation:

$75/half-day and $150/full day.  A long-term sub assignment is defined as requiring 60+ days and then the pay rates increase to $170/day. 

 

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Stanley BPS is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons, regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status.  This policy covers all programs, services, policies, and procedures of Stanley BPS, including admissions, employment, and access to services and programs.

 

To Apply:

To initiate an application, send a cover letter and resume to:

Susan Farr

Stanley British Primary School

Executive Assistant to the Head of School

[email protected]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                      

K-2 Learning Specialist

February 18, 2024

Opening:   K-2 Learning Specialist 

Full-time position to begin August 2024

 

About Stanley BPS: For over 40 years, Stanley classrooms have been filled with engaged learners guided by inspired teachers. We carefully blend an academic program grounded in a whole-child approach with an attention to each child’s social/emotional development. Our British Primary philosophy promotes the simple notion that when students enjoy what they’re doing and take an active role in their education, learning truly becomes a joy and a lifelong endeavor. SBPS is committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive school community. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

 

Responsibilities Include:

  • Inspiring and educating children to develop to their full potential

  • Creating a safe, supportive, mutually respectful classroom community that values the distinct contributions and abilities of each child

  • Providing exceptional intervention instruction using the Wilson Reading System for small groups focused on meeting the needs of diverse learners consistent with current evidence-based educational practices

  • Writing reports for children in intervention groups

  • Working as part of a team to support children’s needs

  • Meeting on a regular basis with classroom teachers to discuss children, their progress, and how best to create an inclusive classroom community

  • Participating in trans-disciplinary meetings, as needed. Meeting with parents on a regular basis, and as needed, to reflect on their child’s progress and make necessary changes to goals and plans

  • Push in to teach small group math and literacy

 

Desired Qualifications and Background Experience:

  • Wilson Reading System Certification

  • Experience in other intervention programming beyond Wilson

  • A deep enjoyment in working with, honoring, and valuing each individual child

  • A commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion as a core value in the classroom and within the school community

  • An appreciation for the British Primary philosophy including the Seven Goals for Learners of self-awareness, collaboration, curiosity, perseverance, academic resourcefulness, and joyful, life-long learning

  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills

  • Flexibility, and the ability to manage details and follow-through

  • Collaboration skills that support our inclusion model for student support

  • Teaching experience, preferably at least five years, and preferably in K-5 classrooms

  • Background in Special Education, ideally a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Special Education, educational intervention, or a related field

  • A commitment to improving one’s craft and growing professionally, modeling the joyful, lifelong learning we seek to impart to our students


We Value:

  • An inclusive and diverse community

  • Joyfulness

  • Lifelong learning

  • Positive and constructive communication

  • Creativity, flexibility, and resourcefulness

  • An understanding of children and childhood

  • Commitment to making a positive difference in the world

 

Equal Opportunity Employer

Stanley BPS is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status. This policy covers all programs, services, policies, and procedures of Stanley BPS, including admissions, employment, and access to services and programs.


Salary and Benefits

Salary range is $54,860- $80,000 based on experience and education


The salary range listed is just one component of Stanley’s total compensation for employees. Stanley provides excellent benefits including medical, dental, life, and disability insurance, retirement, paid time off in addition to paid fall, holiday and spring breaks, paid parental leave, tuition remission, and professional development.   

 

To initiate an application, send a cover letter and resume to:

To initiate an application, send a cover letter and resume to:

Susan Farr

Stanley British Primary School

Executive Assistant to the Head of School

[email protected]

303-360-0803

350 Quebec St.

Denver, CO 80230


Interviews will start as resumes are received. We will be accepting resumes until our position is filled.

 

Position:

Middle School Social Studies Teacher 

The position will begin in August 2024 for the 2024-2025 school year. This position reports to the Head of Middle School and provides our kids with joyful, interactive learning experiences that give our kids choice and voice in their learning. We are looking for candidates who love social studies and the study of societies and people and have a strong desire to teach middle school children.


About Stanley BPS: 

Stanley British Primary School, located in Denver’s Lowry neighborhood, is a progressive independent school serving 470 children from transitional kindergarten through 8th grade. For 50 years, Stanley classrooms have been filled with engaged learners guided by inspired teachers. At Stanley, a child's education goes well beyond academics - our teachers and our instruction principles give children the opportunity to reach their full potential academically, creatively, socially, emotionally and physically. We asked parents, teachers, staff and students to reflect on why they chose Stanley BPS. The answers we heard reflect a place and a philosophy unlike any other in the Denver independent school landscape. Teaching and learning at Stanley goes beyond a simple education. Students here have a chance to play, to choose, to interact and to own and embrace their own learning. SBPS is committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive school community. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

We value:

  • An inclusive and diverse community 

  • Joyfulness 

  • Lifelong learning 

  • Positive and constructive communication 

  • Creativity, flexibility, and resourcefulness 

  • An understanding of children and childhood 

  • Commitment to making a positive difference in the world


Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Inspire and educate kids to develop to their full potential.

  • Create a safe, supportive, mutually respectful classroom community that values the distinct contributions and abilities of each student.

  • Teach three sections of middle school social studies classes per trimester. 

  • Commit to embodying inclusiveness as a core value in the classroom and within the school community and emphasizing the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion within the curriculum and in all spaces.

  • Work within a team-based, collaborative environment to support students of varied levels and abilities. 

  • Develop curricula that builds on the scope and sequence of the middle school social studies curriculum. 

  • Collaborate with colleagues to provide interdisciplinary learning opportunities for students across class. 

  • Team teach homeroom with multi-aged kids with colleagues.

  • Advise middle school kids.

  • Participate and engage in professional activities and gatherings at team, departmental, divisional, and school-wide levels.

  • Engage in student-life activities including school assemblies, dances, clubs, electives, student grade-level meetings, and traveling on middle school overnight trips, such as homeroom camping trip, the 6th-grade trip, 7th-grade Moab trip, and the 8th-grade England trip. 

  • Assist with duties as needed, such as carpool, recess, lunch, and other duties as assigned.


Desired Qualifications and Background Experience: 

  • An appreciation for and understanding of Stanley British Primary’s philosophy of education, including the 7 goals for learners of self-awareness, collaboration, respect, curiosity, perseverance, academic resourcefulness, and joyful, lifelong learning. 

  • A deep enjoyment of working with middle school kids and getting to know them as individual people, honoring and valuing each unique child.

  • A commitment to, enjoyment of, and appreciation of the development needs of middle school students. 

  • A commitment to improving one’s craft and growing professionally, modeling the joyful, lifelong learning we seek to impart on our students. 

  • A bachelor’s degree is required. 

  • Experience working in a diverse environment. 

  • Highly organized and attentive to detail, able to keep track of a wide variety of dates, deadlines, and logistics. 

  • A willingness to pitch in and help out wherever needed.

  • A self-starter who is attentive to the needs of individual kids.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills. 

  • Excellent collaboration skills that support students and colleagues.

  • Flexible and able to manage details and follow-through.

  • Familiarity and comfort with a range of technology, including the Google platform, and Microsoft suite software.


Salary and Benefits:

Salary range is $54,000-$80,000 based on experience and education. 

The salary range listed is just one component of Stanley’s total compensation for employees. Stanley offers wide-ranging opportunities to supplement individual salary with stipends. Stanley provides excellent benefits including medical, dental, life and disability insurance, retirement, paid time off in addition to paid fall, holiday and spring breaks, tuition remission and professional development.   


Equal Opportunity Employer 

Stanley BPS is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status. This policy covers all programs, services, policies, and procedures of Stanley BPS, including admissions, employment and access to services and programs. 


To Apply:

To initiate an application, send a cover letter and resume to:

Susan Farr

Stanley British Primary School

Executive Assistant to the Head of School

[email protected]


Interviews will start as resumes are received. We will be accepting resumes until our position is filled.

 

Third Grade Lead Teacher

February 15, 2024 - May 31, 2024

Third Grade Lead Teacher for the 2024-25 School Year

Mackintosh Academy, an International Baccalaureate World School for gifted and creative students in Littleton, CO, is looking for qualified candidates to fill an opening for a full-time third grade lead teacher for the 2024-2025 school year. 

Mackintosh Academy was founded in 1977 as Colorado's first school for gifted students and serves 130 students in pre-K through eighth grade. Mackintosh Academy’s mission is to nurture the keen minds and compassionate hearts of the gifted child in a responsive and caring community of learners. Our students mature into confident, healthy human beings inspired to contribute to a world that needs them.

We are one of the Denver area's few authorized International Baccalaureate (IB) independent schools to offer both a Primary Years Programme (PYP) and Middle Years Programme (MYP). As an authorized IB World School, Mackintosh Academy’s mission also aligns with the IB program’s mission, “to create a better world through education.”

Please learn more about our unique school at our website to see if Mackintosh’s environment may be a place for you to grow in your professional journey and be a contributing member of our educational family.

Requested Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Education

  • Colorado Teaching Certificate (highly preferred)

  • A minimum of five years teaching experience with lower elementary students, preferably with gifted students

  • Understanding of inquiry-based teaching and learning, the International Baccalaureate program, IB training, and experience teaching gifted children, including twice-exceptional students, or a keen, dedicated interest in developing your skills and understandings in these pedagogies. 

The ability to:

  •  Effectively employ current teaching and assessment monitoring strategies for reading, writing, and mathematics

  • Utilize with ease interdisciplinary, inquiry, and concept-based pedagogy

  • Develop and implement lesson plans based on Mackintosh and IB standards and objectives

  • Support our educational philosophy (see website for information)

  • Adjust classroom management and instruction based on classroom or individual student needs

  • Understand gifted development, including twice-exceptional students

  • Be organized, flexible, and adapt to needs of a small school where faculty members work collaboratively and fill various roles

  • Perform classroom administrative tasks effectively

  • Provide effective and timely feedback/assessment to students

  • Recognize and enjoy the unique talents of children

  • Provide regular communication about programming and students' progress to parents and students


Start Date: August 1, 2024

Pay Range: $50-68,000. Salary consideration is given for seniority, merit, quality, education, and experience.

Mackintosh partners with a PEO (Professional Employer Organization) for services regarding human resources, benefits, and payroll. A wide range of benefits and products are offered including:

  • Benefit continuation/conversion at termination (COBRA)

  • Bereavement leave

  • Dental insurance

  • Holiday pay

  • Jury duty leave

  • Life/AD&D insurance

  • Medical insurance

  • Personal leave

  • Simple IRA pension plan

  • Family medical leave

  • Sick/Personal leave

  • Tuition remission

To apply, send an email with your cover letter and resume to:

Beth Steklac, Head of School: [email protected]

Equal Employment Opportunity 

Mackintosh does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion or creed, sex, national origin or ancestry, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

Licensed School Counselor

February 15, 2024 - May 31, 2024

Licensed School Counselor for the 2024-25 School Year


Mackintosh Academy, an International Baccalaureate World School for gifted and creative students in Littleton, CO, is looking for a licensed school counselor for the 2024-2025 school year. The ideal candidate will play a crucial role in supporting the social-emotional well-being of our gifted students, collaborating with educators, parents, and administrators to create a holistic and enriching educational experience.

Mackintosh Academy was founded in 1977 as Colorado's first school for gifted students and serves 135 students in grades pre-K-8th. Mackintosh Academy’s mission is to nurture the keen minds and compassionate hearts of the gifted child in a responsive and caring community of learners. Our students mature into confident, healthy human beings inspired to contribute to a world that needs them.

We are one of the Denver area's few authorized International Baccalaureate (IB) independent schools to offer both a Primary Years Programme (PYP) and Middle Years Programme (MYP).  As an authorized IB World School, Mackintosh Academy’s mission also aligns with the IB program’s mission, “to create a better world through education.”

Please learn more about our unique school at our website to see if Mackintosh’s environment may be a place for you to grow in your professional journey and be a contributing member of our educational family.

Requested Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or Master's degree in School Counseling or a related field.

  • Colorado State Licensure in School Counseling, School Psychologist, School Social Worker, or equivalent.

  • Experience working with gifted and twice-exceptional students is highly preferred.

  • Strong understanding of social-emotional development in children.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to be organized, flexible, and adapt to needs of a small school where faculty members work collaboratively and fill various roles. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide counseling services to elementary students addressing academic, social, and emotional needs. 

  • Work closely with teachers, parents, and administrators to create a collaborative network of support for students, ensuring their academic and emotional success.

  • Develop and implement SEL programs that align with the unique needs of gifted students, promoting skills such as self-awareness, self-regulation, and interpersonal relationships.

  • Be available for crisis intervention and support, collaborating with the school's crisis response team when necessary.

  • Conduct workshops and sessions to educate parents on the social-emotional development of gifted students and strategies to support their well-being.

  • Establish connections with external agencies and professionals to provide additional resources and support for students and families.

  • Maintain accurate and confidential records of counseling sessions and interventions, ensuring compliance with ethical and legal standards.

Start Date:  August 1, 2024

Pay Range: $58,000 - $68,000/year. Salary consideration is given for seniority, merit, quality, education, and experience.

Mackintosh partners with a PEO (Professional Employer Organization) for services regarding human resources, benefits and payroll. A wide range of benefits and products are offered including:

  • Benefit continuation/conversion at termination (COBRA)

  • Bereavement leave

  • Dental insurance

  • Holiday pay

  • Jury duty leave

  • Life/AD&D insurance

  • Medical insurance

  • Personal leave

  • Simple IRA pension plan

  • Family medical leave

  • Sick leave

  • Tuition remission

To apply, send an email with your cover letter and resume to:

Beth Steklac, Head of School : [email protected]

Equal Employment Opportunity 

Mackintosh does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion or creed, sex, national origin or ancestry, age, disability or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

Lower School Learning Specialist (Part Time)

February 15, 2024 - May 31, 2024

Lower School Learning Specialist for the 2024-25 School Year


Mackintosh Academy, an International Baccalaureate World School for gifted and creative students in Littleton, CO, is looking for a flexible part-time (0.5 FTE) Learning Specialist for our Lower School (pre-K to fifth grade) students for the 2024-2025 school year.

Mackintosh Academy was founded in 1977 as Colorado's first school for gifted students and serves 130 students in pre-K through eighth grade. Mackintosh Academy’s mission is to nurture the keen minds and compassionate hearts of the gifted child in a responsive and caring community of learners. Our students mature into confident, healthy human beings inspired to contribute to a world that needs them.

We are one of the Denver area's few authorized International Baccalaureate (IB) independent schools to offer both a Primary Years Programme (PYP) and Middle Years Programme (MYP).  As an authorized IB World School, Mackintosh Academy’s mission also aligns with the IB program’s mission, “to create a better world through education.”

Please learn more about our unique school at our website to see if Mackintosh’s environment may be a place for you to grow in your professional journey and be a contributing member of our educational family.

Requested Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Special Education, Gifted Education, or a related field.

  • State certification in Special Education preferred.

  • Experience working with gifted and twice-exceptional (2e) students.

  • Strong knowledge of educational assessments, interventions, and accommodations.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to collaborate effectively with a diverse range of stakeholders.

  • Commitment to fostering an inclusive and challenging learning environment for gifted and 2e children.

Responsibilities include:

  • Collaborate with teachers, parents, and other professionals to assess students' unique learning needs and develop classroom accommodation plans.

  • Support staff in the development of differentiated instructional strategies.

  • Provide ongoing professional development for teachers to enhance their understanding of gifted and 2e education, including effective strategies and resources to support these students in the classroom.

  • Foster strong communication and collaboration among educators, administrators, and parents to create a supportive learning community.

  • Utilize appropriate assessment/screener tools to identify potential learning disabilities, monitor student progress, and provide professional referrals where necessary.

  • Push in or pull out as needed for individual or small group support on a short-term basis, as determined in consultation with classroom teachers.

  • Engage parents in the educational process, providing guidance and resources to support the learning and development of their children.

  • Establish connections with external agencies and professionals to provide additional resources and support for students and families.

  • Work collaboratively with area school professionals for children who may need to transfer to the public school system.

  • Maintain accurate and confidential records ensuring compliance with ethical and legal standards.

Start Date:  August 1, 2024

Pay Range: $28,000 - $34,000/year. Average twenty working hours per week with higher time commitments in August, September and January, and fewer hours at other times. Final salary and time commitment subject to negotiation with consideration given for seniority, merit, quality, education, and experience.  

To apply, send an email with your cover letter and resume to:

Beth Steklac, Head of School : [email protected]

Equal Employment Opportunity 

Mackintosh does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion or creed, sex, national origin or ancestry, age, disability or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

First Grade Lead Teacher

February 15, 2024 - May 31, 2024

First Grade Lead Teacher for the 2024-25 School Year

Mackintosh Academy, an International Baccalaureate World School for gifted and creative students in Littleton, CO, is looking for qualified candidates to fill an opening for a full-time first grade lead teacher for the 2024-2025 school year. 

Mackintosh Academy was founded in 1977 as Colorado's first school for gifted students and serves 130 students in pre-K through eighth grades. Mackintosh Academy’s mission is to nurture the keen minds and compassionate hearts of the gifted child in a responsive and caring community of learners. Our students mature into confident, healthy human beings inspired to contribute to a world that needs them.

We are one of the Denver area's few authorized International Baccalaureate (IB) independent schools to offer both a Primary Years Programme (PYP) and Middle Years Programme (MYP). As an authorized IB World School, Mackintosh Academy’s mission also aligns with the IB program’s mission, “to create a better world through education.”

Please learn more about our unique school at our website to see if Mackintosh’s environment may be a place for you to grow in your professional journey and be a contributing member of our educational family.

Requested Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Education

  • Colorado Teaching Certificate (highly preferred)

  • A minimum of five years teaching experience with lower elementary students, preferably with gifted students

  • Understanding of inquiry-based teaching and learning, the International Baccalaureate program, IB training, and experience teaching gifted children, including twice-exceptional students, or a keen, dedicated interest in developing your skills and understandings in these pedagogies. 

The ability to:

  •  Effectively employ current teaching and assessment monitoring strategies for reading, writing, and mathematics

  • Utilize with ease interdisciplinary, inquiry, and concept-based pedagogy

  • Develop and implement lesson plans based on Mackintosh and IB standards and objectives

  • Support our educational philosophy (see website for information)

  • Adjust classroom management and instruction based on classroom or individual student needs

  • Understand gifted development, including twice-exceptional students

  • Be organized, flexible, and adapt to needs of a small school where faculty members work collaboratively and fill various roles

  • Perform classroom administrative tasks effectively

  • Provide effective and timely feedback/assessment to students

  • Recognize and enjoy the unique talents of children

  • Provide regular communication about programming and students' progress to parents and students


Start Date: August 1, 2024

Pay Range: $50-68,000. Salary consideration is given for seniority, merit, quality, education, and experience.

Mackintosh partners with a PEO (Professional Employer Organization) for services regarding human resources, benefits, and payroll. A wide range of benefits and products are offered including:

  • Benefit continuation/conversion at termination (COBRA)

  • Bereavement leave

  • Dental insurance

  • Holiday pay

  • Jury duty leave

  • Life/AD&D insurance

  • Medical insurance

  • Personal leave

  • Simple IRA pension plan

  • Family medical leave

  • Sick/Personal leave

  • Tuition remission

To apply, send an email with your cover letter and resume to:

Beth Steklac, Head of School: [email protected]

Equal Employment Opportunity 

Mackintosh does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion or creed, sex, national origin or ancestry, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

St. Mary’s Academy Overview:

St. Mary’s Academy, located in Englewood, Colorado is Metro Denver’s premier Catholic, Independent school offering rigorous academics in its co-ed PreK-Grade 8, and all-girls High School. SMA offers a safe, yet innovative program that embraces all student backgrounds, and fosters character and moral development from Pre-Kindergarten to graduation.


SMA is a close community where faculty and staff serve as role models for the students with a mission to foster excellence in each child through academic achievement, spiritual development and service. The qualities of a strong work ethic, desire for personal growth, and commitment to life-long learning that St. Mary’s Academy expects of students is likewise an expectation for faculty and staff.  Each day, too, is an opportunity to live the Loretto School Values of faith, community, justice, and respect.


SMA is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff dedicated to their profession and the well-being and life of the St. Mary’s Academy community. St. Mary's Academy does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, sex, disability, marital status, national or ethnic origin, race, sexual orientation or religion. This policy applies to all areas of student concerns: educational policies, admission policies (historically high school admission is open to women only), scholarship, and grant-in-aid programs, athletic and other school-administered programs as well as employee/personnel concerns. St. Mary's Academy is an equal-opportunity employer. 


Job Description:

St. Mary’s Academy is seeking a K-8 Religion Teacher. This is a full-time, 10-month, exempt position reporting to the lower and middle school principals, beginning in August 2024. This new position will serve as a religion curriculum coordinator at the lower school and teach Grades 6, 7, 8  Religion classes. The lower school curriculum includes God Loves Us by Loyola Press at the kindergarten level, and Finding Faith in Life by St. Mary’s Press for grades 1-5. At the middle school level, the St. Mary’s Press curriculum is utilized to include grade level books:  Grade 8 (Making Decisions, Seeking Justice), Grade 7 (Exploring Israel, Meeting Jesus), Grade 6 (Bible, Being Catholic). The ideal candidate brings not only deep knowledge of a Catholic worldview and world religions, the individual is passionate to support the Loretto values and faith mission of the school.  


Through regular conversations with their division principal and colleagues, St. Mary’s Academy teachers learn and understand their job responsibilities. It has been a hallmark of teachers throughout the history of SMA that their work goes beyond the classroom and includes not only the academic preparation of the student, but also the emotional, social, and spiritual development of students. Additionally, teachers at St. Mary’s Academy are enthusiastic and energetic and they find support for new ideas. This enthusiasm is encouraged and applauded at SMA. Additionally, faculty members at St. Mary’s Academy are a supportive group. One does not have to look far to find a helping hand.


Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plan, prepare, and deliver instructional activities that facilitate active learning experiences;

  • Develop schemes of work and lesson plans;

  • Establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities;

  • Prepare classroom for class activities;

  • Provide a variety of learning materials and resources for use in educational activities;

  • Identify and select different instructional resources and methods to meet students’ varying needs;

  • Instruct and monitor students in the use of learning materials and equipment;

  • Use relevant technology to support instruction;

  • Observe and evaluate student’s performance and development;

  • Assign and grade class work, homework, tests and assignments;

  • Provide appropriate and timely feedback on work;

  • Encourage and monitor the progress of individual students;

  • Maintain accurate and complete records of students’ progress and development;

  • Prepare required reports on students and activities;

  • Manage student behavior in the classroom by establishing appropriate rules and procedures;

  • Perform certain pastoral duties including student support, counseling students with academic problems and providing student encouragement;

  • Participate in co-curricular and extracurricular activities such as social events, sporting events, clubs, overnight trips, community service and other school community activities;

  • Participate in department and school meetings, parent meetings;

  • Communicate regularly with students, colleagues and parents regarding student progress and student needs;

  • Keep updated with developments in subject area, teaching resources and methods and make relevant changes to instructional plans and activities;

  • Other tasks as assigned;

  • Adhere to and support the mission of St. Mary’s Academy.



All teachers are also responsible for a variety of duties and tasks throughout the day; the principal will make these assignments and share them with faculty. These tasks and assignments change as needs of the community are determined.  


Qualifications/Requirements:


Education and qualifications should include the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Theology or a related field

  • Master’s degree or teaching certification preferred

  • 1-2 years of Theology teaching experience

  • Practicing Catholic in good standing with the capacity to teach scripture and world religions

  • Experience teaching critical reading and analytical writing skills

  • Ability to connect and communicate effectively with students

  • A joyful, flexible, communicative teacher with a willingness to teach in an interdisciplinary, collaborative classroom

  • Demonstrated use of classroom technology

  • Willingness to build and maintain collaborative relationships with colleagues and parents

  • A sense of resonance with the St. Mary’s Academy mission


Salary/Benefits:

    The salary range for this full-time, exempt position is $50,000.00 - $68,000.00. St. Mary’s Academy provides excellent benefits, including medical, dental, and life insurance, retirement, paid time off, tuition remission, and opportunities for professional development.

 


How to Apply:

    Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and statement of educational philosophy to Jackie Neal at [email protected]. No phone calls please.