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High School Math Teacher

March 12, 2024 - August 6, 2024

The Denver Waldorf School is looking for a high school math teacher to begin in the 2024-25 school year. The high school math teacher will teach all math classes offered in the high school in 9th through 12th grade. As a full-time employee of The Denver Waldorf School, the math teacher will join a group of individuals whose foundation in pedagogy is Anthroposophy. As a member of the high school faculty, the employee will be expected to share the vision of working as a servant leader, creating an environment of stability in a rhythmic, balanced, healthful way such that the school is fully available for fulfilling its vision and each member of the team is available to live life fully.

ABOUT ST. ANNE’S EPISCOPAL SCHOOL

St. Anne’s is an independent PS-8 co-educational school enrolling approximately 430 students across the Denver metro area.  We provide an uplifting, nurturing environment where each child is fully supported academically, artistically and athletically.  We build character and integrity upon a spiritual, moral and ethical foundation and strive to foster the development of people who make significant and lasting contributions to society.  Grounded in the values and traditions of our founding Sisters and empowered by their sense of belonging, St. Anne’s graduates know themselves, care for others and strive to serve and improve their communities.

MISSION

Grounded in our founding values, we cultivate a community of curious and compassionate learners who are inspired to serve and enrich our world.


POSITION DESCRIPTION

St. Anne’s Episcopal School is pleased to announce an opening for a Middle School Science Long-term Substitute Teacher to cover a leave of absence for the 2024-2025 school year. 

The candidate should have a knowledge of physical, environmental sciences, and life science and be willing to teach across multiple grade levels. The successful candidate will have a passion for teaching middle school students, and an interest and curricular vision to enhance the program and expand upon its offerings to further grow and enrich the overall Science Department and STEM/STEAM program. The teacher should use a team-oriented approach and place the needs of the students first.

St. Anne’s middle school follows the teacher, coach, mentor model. The teacher can  also serve as an advisor/mentor for a group of 8-10 students if they have prior advising experience. The advisor is also responsible for delivering the school's character education program.

Teachers are committed to individual and professional growth, value and respect every member of the community, and are devoted to helping students achieve success.  Teachers demonstrate commitment to the mission and values of St. Anne’s Episcopal School.

OVERALL RESPONSIBILITIES AND EXPECTATIONS

  • Foster an exciting, dynamic, hands-on, and creative learning environment wherein the teaching of skills, knowledge, and a passion for the “doing” of science is paramount.

  • Plan, evaluate, and revise curriculum, course content, course materials and methods of instruction.

  • Demonstrate extensive knowledge of middle school science and pedagogy.

  • Actively engage students in the curriculum and concepts through varied and differentiated instruction.

  • Incorporate various forms of technology within the classroom and lessons.

  • Identify and/or develop resources to meet the needs of the students with varying backgrounds and learning styles. 

  • Engage actively with assessment practices to inform class-wide instruction and individual student growth in concert with learning specialists

  • Practice classroom management that centers the social-emotional needs of children and embodies a joyful classroom environment.

  • Incorporate lens of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion across the curriculum in both planning and delivery.

  • Be willing to work in an interdisciplinary, cross-curricular, and collaborative environment.

  • Communicate effectively with families about student progress through both informal touchpoints as well as formal opportunities (parent teacher conferences).

  • Participate in outdoor education and experiential trips.

  • Participate in meetings for student support, department, division, and all school events.

  • Perform other duties as assigned such as supervising lunch, recess, study hall, and support students with extra help as appropriate.


IDEAL QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in a science field or education is required; A Master’s degree is preferred. 

  • Certification in science education grades K-12 is not required, but is given strong consideration. 

  • Minimum three years teaching experience.

  • Knowledge of Experiential and Project/ Problem based learning will be given strong consideration.

  • Candidates must have excellent writing, interpersonal, and organizational skills, and the ability to work independently

St. Anne’s Episcopal School is committed to creating a supportive learning environment where all individuals are valued for their unique contributions and are able to achieve their highest potential. We strongly believe that a diverse and inclusive environment is the best learning environment for our students and prepares them to live, work, and thrive in an increasingly global and multicultural community. We reject all prejudice, particularly those based on race, national and ethnic origin, religion, socioeconomic status, gender identity, sexual orientation, and physical characteristics.

St. Anne’s believes that each individual is entitled to equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender or gender identity, national origin, age, sexual orientation, ancestry, disability genetic information, veteran status or any other characteristic protected under federal, state or local anti-discrimination laws.  The school’s equal employment opportunity practices extend to recruitment, hiring, selection, compensation, benefits, transfer, promotional opportunities, training, discipline, and all other terms, conditions and privileges of employment.

SALARY RANGE

$225/per day (8 week assignment)

Interested candidates can send their cover letter, resume, Philosophy of Education statement, and list of references to Rene Reynolds, Director of Human Resources, at [email protected].

 

Director of Admissions and Enrollment

March 8, 2024 - June 30, 2024

The Montessori Academy of Colorado is currently seeking a Director of Admission and Enrollment that would oversee the school's admission process from inquiry to integration, all admission events, and works closely with the administrative team to design and implement strategies to attract new families and retain current ones. The Director of Admission and Enrollment manages the Admissions Manager, reports directly to the Head of School, and is a member of the administrative team. Along with the Head of School, the Director of Admission and Enrollment establishes close working relationships with the Director of Finance, the Lower and Upper Division Directors, the Director of Marketing and Communications, and the Director of Development. The ideal candidate would have extensive knowledge and experience in independent school admissions and enrollment.

History Faculty

March 8, 2024 - March 22, 2024

Fountain Valley School, a selective and diverse boarding school, educates 250 students in grades 9–12 on a beautiful 1,100-acre campus in Colorado Springs, CO. Founded in 1930, the School provides a rigorous, global curriculum in academics, arts, athletics, and the outdoors. 

The Opportunity: 

Fountain Valley School seeks experienced and dynamic educators for a history teacher position. This position reports directly to the chair of the history department and is responsible for teaching classes to students in 9-12 grade. Experience teaching global history from both an AP and inquiry and skills-driven perspective is strongly preferred.

General Duties:

  • Teach 4 sections of history.
  • Demonstrate an ability to foster sustained collaboration and professional growth within the history department.
  • Show an appreciation for the craft of teaching along with a passion for history as a discipline.

Other Duties:

  • Coach two seasons of athletics/afternoon activities.
  • Serve as an adviser to approximately six students.
  • Participate in a class level retreat along with other faculty members.
  • Participate in committees as assigned.
  • Participate in co-leading an Interim trip (spring experiential learning trip)
  • Transportation of students to and from activities using a non-CDL school vehicle
  • Serve as a member of a weekend and weeknight duty team (1 weeknight per week, and 9 weekends per year)

Qualifications:

  • Find joy in working with adolescents and in school life.
  • Engage with energy, kindness, and a sense of humor.
  • Experience enhancing classroom learning with appropriate history teaching tools. 
  • Demonstrate cultural competency and skills engaging with and learning from people with diverse backgrounds and experiences.
  • Demonstrate skills in communication and interpersonal relations within and across multiple constituencies.
  • Bachelor’s degree with a major in history; advanced degree or equivalent experience in an independent boarding/day school environment preferred.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and/or obtain a Colorado license within 30 days of hire.

Working Conditions

  • Environment: office and indoor classroom working with some outdoor events
  • Physical demands: able to sit and stand for at least 8 hours per day; must be able to lift 40 lbs.
  • Proficiency in LMS Blackbaud OnCampus and Google Educational Suite Apps preferred.

Salary: 40,000-$60,000, depending on experience and education

Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, Retirement plan with Match, School provided - Short and Long Term Disability, Life & AD&D Insurance, EAP

Application Deadline: 3/22/2024

APPLY

Dawson, a K-12 independent school of 535 students located east of Boulder on a beautiful 112-acre campus, seeks an Associate Director of Admissions. Dawson is a growing and passionate educational community dedicated to the healthy development and education of all of its students. The Associate Director of Admissions oversees the admissions process for families applying to grades K-8 at Dawson and reports to the Director of Admissions. This position is available immediately, but has the flexibility of  starting as late as July 1, 2024. This position works year-round.


Dawson School Mission Statement

Dawson School is dedicated to excellence of mind, body, and character. We prepare students through challenging and relevant learning, to become creative, resilient problem-solvers who bring their best to the world.


Professional and Personal Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and at least 3+ years of admission and/or independent school experience 

  • Knowledge of the admission field and independent schools, including principles of best practice

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with different constituents 

  • Effective at interviewing students and families 

  • Maintains an attitude that encourages teamwork and personal responsibility 

  • Strong technological skills, experience with Google Suite

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Discretion and attention to professional boundaries in the handling of privileged and confidential information 

  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

  • Flexibility to work irregular hours, including occasional weekends and evenings for admission events 


Responsibilities

  • Manage all aspects of K-8 Admissions at Dawson

  • Guide prospective families through the admissions process from the time of inquiry to matriculation

  • Lead tours in-person and virtually for prospective families

  • Assist with the planning and execution of major admission events throughout the year: Open House, Information Night, New Student Welcome, etc.

  • Work closely with Lower School and Middle School faculty/administration to communicate Dawson’s curriculum and programming to prospective families

  • Oversee the Lower School and Middle School admissions committee, run weekly meetings, prepare applicant files for review

  • Develop relationships with local pre-school and elementary schools; represent Dawson at recruiting events

  • Keep informed and up-to-date on trends in admission 

  • Partner with Director of Admissions and Tuition Assistance on implementation of Tuition Assistance program

 

The salary range for this position is $55,000 - $75,000. Compensation is commensurate with experience and relevant skills. 


Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume on the Dawson website (www.dawsonschool.org). Click on ABOUT at the top of the page, click on Careers, scroll to the middle of the page, click the link View Current Job Openings, and select the Associate Director of Admissions posting to apply for this position. Benefits include medical, dental, 401(k), and generous time off. Only online applications will be accepted. No phone calls please.


Dawson School Diversity Statement

Dawson is united in nurturing a culture of belonging that embraces diversity of thought, experience, identity, and passion.

Dawson actively promotes and embraces the exchange of diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds through curricular design, community involvement, and the integration of our four virtues - respect, compassion, courage, and integrity - into every aspect of our community life. It is our responsibility to provide a safe and inclusive learning environment for all members of our community, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, age, ability, or religion, as well as to cultivate in each student the ability to make empathetic, socially responsible decisions.

 

Director of Development

March 6, 2024

Denver Academy in Denver, Colorado seeks a Director of Development for the 2024-2025 school year.

Type:

Director of Development – Full-Time – Senior Administration

Degree:

Bachelor’s Degree or Higher

Salary:

The salary range for the Director of Development position is $125,000 - $150,000.

You may enroll in Denver Academy’s benefit program if you are classified as a full-time employee and have completed the eligibility waiting period of 30 days. Coverage will begin the first of the month following 30 days of employment. The benefits package includes: medical/dental/vision insurance, 403(b) retirement plan, short/long term disability insurance, life insurance, holiday/vacation pay, and sick leave. Benefits are subject to current Denver Academy policies.

Apply:

Please send your resume, cover letter, and DA Application, to [email protected]

The mission of Denver Academy is to inspire and empower diverse learners through student-centered, differentiated, and transformative education.

Founded in 1972 on the belief that students thrive when taught in the way they learn best, Denver Academy is one of the top schools in the nation dedicated to teaching diverse learners, including those with dyslexia and ADD/ADHD. DA’s innovative learning model is based on the balanced application of classroom management, information processing, and academic literacy. Small class sizes of 12-14 students facilitate differentiated instruction. Flexible placement and several academic levels within each core subject, including Honors classes and advanced coursework, allow faculty to teach to each student’s optimal level. Through this unique approach, students excel in their strengths while receiving the support they need in areas of challenge.

Accountability: Reports to the Head of School / CEO. Member of the Senior Administration Team. Director of the Development Team.

Position Description: Oversees all areas of development including planning, coordination, implementation, and management of all fundraising activities. Advises the Head of School regarding overall department and organizational goals, objectives, programs, policies, and procedures, whenever fundraising / stewardship or related activities are involved. Responsible for ensuring adherence with all compliance issues regarding fundraising activities, record keeping, data collection and destruction, reporting, audit requirements, etc.

Implements and manages Denver Academy’s development program with emphasis on the following areas:

  • Capital Gifts
  • Major Gifts
  • Annual Gifts
  • Endowment Gifts
  • Planned Gifts

Responsibilities:

Development Office

  • Supervises, trains, and manages Development Office staff.
  • Develops in coordination with the Development staff and the Development Committee chair, the annual strategic focus for the Development Office; oversees its implementation and evaluation.
  • Attends Board of Trustee meetings and Board Retreats.
  • Serves on the Development Committee of the Board of Trustees
  • Serves as or appoints development team member as the SAT liaison to the Denver Academy Parent Association (DAPA)
  • Prepares and manages the Development Office Budget
  • Responsible for the wealth screening program and confidentiality/compliance of data collection, access, and destruction.
  • Member of the Crisis Prevention & Response Team and other committees or teams as designated by the Head of School.

Capital / Endowment Campaigns

  • With direction from the Board and the Head of School, coordinates the development of a comprehensive campus campaign plan.
  • Provides leadership for implementing the campaign activity, procedures, and timelines, including selecting and serving as contact with campaign company.

Major Gifts

  • With assistance from the Board of Trustees, Head of School, Senior Administrative Team, and the Development Office staff; coordinates a major gift program.
  • Endowment – reconcile valuation of each named fund with the Business Office and ensure donor intent is honored.
  • Track gifts and grants for tuition assistance with the Director of Grants & Stewardship and reconcile amounts with the Director of Finance at the end of each fiscal year. Determines how much money, beyond operating funds, is available for tuition assistance for upcoming year.
  • Major donor research; manage donor search relationship; conduct research on major donor prospects.

Annual Gifts

  • With assistance from parent volunteers, develops an Annual Fund campaign strategy and implements with the volunteers.
  • Day-to-day oversight of annual fund program to assure the smooth and effective functioning of the program throughout the school year.

Endowment Gifts

  • Plans and implements an Endowment Program at DA, including establishing and following policies that represent the best practices in independent schools.

Planned Gifts

  • Responsible for the planning, coordination, and implementation of a planned giving program in partnership with the Chair of the Legacy Society.

General

  • Maintains regular communication with the Head of School, Development Committee Chair, and Development Office staff to ensure that everyone is fully informed about the fundraising progress.
  • Reports quarterly to the Board of Trustees on progress towards accomplishing the goal set out in the Development Office’s plan.
  • Works with the Head of School to maximize his/her involvement in fundraising.
  • Works closely with the PR & Marketing, Admissions, Finance and Financial Aid offices / programs.
  • Communicates with and manages the stock donations with the Denver Academy stock broker in partnership with the Director of Finance.
  • Collaborates with the PR & Marketing staff, along with the Development office staff to create and execute the Gratitude Report.
  • Other responsibilities may be added by the Head of School, as needed.

Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or the presence of a non-job-related medical condition or handicap.

Counselor

March 4, 2024

Denver Academy in Denver, Colorado seeks a full-time Counselor for the 2024-2025 school year.

 Position:

Counselor - Full-Time - Faculty

Category:

Counseling

Degree:

Master’s Degree preferred/required

Salary:

Starting salary for a first-year counselor without experience is $53,000. Salary will be higher for counselors with experience and/or additional qualifications.

Benefits:

You may enroll in Denver Academy’s benefit program if you are classified as a full-time employee and have completed the eligibility waiting period of 30 days. Coverage will begin the first of the month following 30 days of employment. The benefits package includes medical/dental/vision insurance, 403(b) retirement plan, short/long term disability insurance, life insurance, holiday/vacation pay, and sick leave. Benefits are subject to current Denver Academy policies.

Apply:

Please send your DA application, resume, and cover letter to [email protected]

The mission of Denver Academy is to inspire and empower diverse learners through student-centered, differentiated, and transformative education.

Founded in 1972 on the belief that students thrive when taught in the way they learn best, Denver Academy is one of the top schools in the nation dedicated to teaching diverse learners, including those with dyslexia and ADD/ADHD. DA’s innovative learning model is based on the balanced application of classroom management, information processing, and academic literacy. Small class sizes of 12-14 students facilitate differentiated instruction. Flexible placement and several academic levels within each core subject, including Honors classes and advanced coursework, allow faculty to teach to each student’s optimal level. Through this unique approach, students excel in their strengths while receiving the support they need in areas of challenge.

Accountability: Reports to the Director of Counseling

Position Description: The Denver Academy Counselor is responsible for supporting the social and emotional health of our student community. The counselor works in partnership with teachers, parents, students, and school administrators to execute Denver Academy’s mission of inspiring and empowering diverse learners through student-centered, differentiated, and transformative education.

Ideal Candidate Requirements:

  • Experience working with elementary and middle school students.
  • 3+ years professional counseling experience including working with children and adolescents with unique learning profiles and or mental health needs.
  • Master’s degree in counseling, psychology, or related field.
  • Experience facilitating social/emotional or wellness education groups for students and parents.
  • Current knowledge of research and best practices in promoting student wellness.
  • Licensure in counseling, psychology, educational psychology, social work, or another related field.

Responsibilities:

  • Counsel students individually, in small groups and in the classroom setting to encourage and support student achievement and wellness.
  • Partner with school personnel to assist students struggling with personal, social, and behavioral challenges.
  • Maintain records, confidentiality, and ethical behavior consistent with professional standards.
  • Follow protocols and work in partnership with school personnel to provide safety assessments and crisis interventions.
  • Attend meetings required of school faculty and staff.
  • Maintain relationships with community resources and provide appropriate referrals to families when needed.
  • Triage with outside professionals to optimize continuity of care.
  • Advise teachers and other school personnel on matters related to mental health and therapeutic interventions relevant to school settings.
  • Assume other responsibilities as needed.

Leadership:

  • Positively represents the DA community
  • Models conflict resolution at all levels
  • Models respect and responsibility
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Flexible and collaborative
  • Enthusiastic and professional
  • Proficient with current technology

Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or the presence of a non-job-related medical condition or handicap.

Denver Academy in Denver, Colorado, seeks a 12th Grade High School English Teacher for the 2024-2025 school year.

Type:
12th Grade High School Teacher - Full-Time - Faculty


Category:
High School


Degree:
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher


Salary:
Starting salary for first-year faculty without teaching experience is $53,000. Salary will be higher for teachers with experience and/or additional qualifications.


Benefits:
You may enroll in Denver Academy’s benefits program if you are classified as a full-time employee and have completed the eligibility waiting period of 30 days. Coverage will begin the first of the month following 30 days of employment. The benefits package includes medical/dental/vision insurance, 403(b) retirement plan, short/long term disability insurance, life insurance, holiday/vacation pay, and sick leave. Benefits are subject to current Denver Academy policies.


Apply:
Please send your resume, cover letter and DA application to [email protected]

About Us:
The mission of Denver Academy is to inspire and empower diverse learners through student-centered, differentiated, and transformative education.

Founded in 1972 on the belief that students thrive when taught in the way they learn best, Denver Academy is one of the top schools in the nation dedicated to teaching diverse learners, including those with dyslexia and ADD/ADHD. DA’s innovative learning model is based on the balanced application of classroom management, information processing, and academic literacy. Small class sizes of 12-14 students facilitate differentiated instruction. Flexible placement and several academic levels within each core subject, including Honors classes and advanced coursework, allow faculty to teach to each student’s optimal level. Through this unique approach, students excel in their strengths while receiving the support they need in areas of challenge.

Accountability: Reports to the Dean of 12th Grade

Position Description:


The Denver Academy teacher is responsible for executing Denver Academy’s mission of inspiring and empowering diverse learners through student-centered, differentiated, and transformative education. This includes oversight and responsibility for students, programs, and day-to-day operations in the classroom. The teacher is also responsible for communicating with parents/families and acting as a liaison with other division classrooms and the rest of the DA community.

This position will include teaching four sections of 12th-grade English, including a homeroom class, where the teacher serves as the primary liaison between the school and the home. Additional teaching responsibilities will include one elective class (for one semester) to be determined based on need. The 12th-grade English teacher is responsible for providing high-quality instruction in the English language to senior high school students. This position requires a deep understanding of English language arts, writing, critical thinking, and communication skills.

The curriculum of English 12 is aligned with the Colorado Academic Standards of Reading, Writing, and Communicating. Those standards include Oral Expression and Listening, Reading for All Purposes, Writing and Composition, and Research Inquiry and Design.

Writing, Communicating, and Presentations will be a primary focus throughout the year and will include Personal, Explanatory, Argumentative, Persuasive, Technical, and Research essays. In the fall students write Personal Narratives (college essays), resumes, college applications, supplemental essays, and job applications. Additionally, the 12th-grade English teacher works closely with the Director of College & Transition Counseling to implement program content in order to support students as they prepare for the transition to life after high school. In the spring, all students prepare and present at the Senior Symposium.

A successful candidate for this position will enjoy working with students; will be comfortable working with individual or small groups for student support; will be detail-oriented, highly organized, demonstrate initiative, and enthusiasm about guiding seniors through the final stages of transition from high school; will possess the energy, patience, and sense of humor necessary to thrive in working with adolescents in an academic setting, plus the ability to “pivot” as needed; will have familiarity with academic accommodations and learning differences; will have strong technical and professional writing skills; will work efficiently while maintaining a supportive and approachable demeanor; will demonstrate a growth mindset.

Additional Responsibilities:
• Assist students and their families to establish and implement a post-secondary plan(s).
• Participate on committees, as needed.
• Attend school functions, such as Admissions Open Houses, Dances, Plays, and Sporting Events, High School Information Night, Back to School Night, New Parent Orientation, Saturday School, and a variety of College & Transition Counseling evening events.
• Participate in teacher training and in-service opportunities throughout the school year.

Teaching:
• Maintain a safe and respectful learning environment.
• Develop effective and purposeful lesson plans that are aligned with the Colorado Academic Standards of Reading, Writing, and Communicating.
• Work in partnership with Deans, Heads, and Program Teams for effective delivery of the DA program and content.
• Differentiate lessons to meet diverse learning styles.
• Maintain homeroom responsibilities.
• Familiarize students with the necessary tools to conduct research.

Management:
• Effectively communicate with parents/families.
• Conference as needed with parents during scheduled conference times.
• Maintain electronic attendance and grade book system.
• Provide supervision before school, during lunch, and after school.
• Complete grades and report cards before the deadlines.

Leadership:
• Model professionalism in the classroom and among the division.
• Positively represents the DA community.
• Model conflict resolution at all levels.
• Model respect and responsibility.

Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or the presence of a non-job-related medical condition or handicap.

Librarian

March 4, 2024

The Logan School Librarian works closely with students and teachers to facilitate access to resources and supports students in understanding, evaluating, and using information and the technology needed in the research process. As an active collaborator with teachers, the school librarian curates a diverse collection of resources and facilitates exploration and discovery for Logan students.

Denver Academy in Denver, Colorado seeks a High School Literature & Social Studies Teacher for the 2024-2025 school year.

Type:

High School Teacher - Full-Time – Faculty

Category:

High School – 10th Grade

Degree:

Bachelor’s Degree or Higher

Salary:

Starting salary for first year faculty without teaching experience is $53,000. Salary will be higher for teachers with experience and/or additional qualifications.

Benefits:

You may enroll in Denver Academy’s benefit program if you are classified as a full-time employee and have completed the eligibility waiting period of 30 days. Coverage will begin the first of the month following 30 days of employment. The benefits package includes: medical/dental/vision insurance, 403(b) retirement plan, short/long term disability insurance, life insurance, holiday/vacation pay, and sick leave. Benefits are subject to current Denver Academy policies.

Apply:

Please send your resume, cover letter and DA Application to [email protected]

The mission of Denver Academy is to inspire and empower diverse learners through student-centered, differentiated, and transformative education.

Founded in 1972 on the belief that students thrive when taught in the way they learn best, Denver Academy is one of the top schools in the nation dedicated to teaching diverse learners, including those with dyslexia and ADD/ADHD. DA’s innovative learning model is based on the balanced application of classroom management, information processing, and academic literacy. Small class sizes of 12-14 students facilitate differentiated instruction. Flexible placement and several academic levels within each core subject, including Honors classes and advanced coursework, allow faculty to teach to each student’s optimal level. Through this unique approach, students excel in their strengths while receiving the support they need in areas of challenge.

Accountability: Reports to the Dean of 10th Grade

Position Description: 

The Denver Academy teacher is responsible for executing Denver Academy’s mission of inspiring and empowering diverse learners through student-centered, differentiated, and transformative education. This includes oversight and responsibility for students, programs, and day-to-day operations in the classroom. The teacher is also responsible for communicating with parents/families and acting as a liaison with other division classrooms and the rest of the DA community.

This position will include teaching four sections: one section of 10th-grade Literature, one section of 10th-grade English, and two sections of 10th-grade World History. The position will include a homeroom (Literature) class, where the teacher serves as the primary liaison between the school and the home. Additional teaching responsibilities will include one elective class (for one semester) to be determined based on need. This position requires a deep understanding of English language arts, writing, critical thinking, communication skills, and World History.

In 10th-grade English and Literature, students learn about various forms of literature, writing, and vocabulary, and refine their knowledge of themselves as writers and critical thinkers. Literature focuses on reading, analyzing, discussing, and evaluating the content and form of several major works of literature. The curriculum of English 10 is aligned with the Colorado Academic Standards of Reading, Writing, and Communicating. Those standards include Oral Expression and Listening, Reading for All Purposes, Writing and Composition, and Research Inquiry and Design. ??Writing, Communicating, and Presentations will be a primary focus throughout the year and will include Personal, Narrative, Explanatory, Argumentative, Persuasive, Technical, Literature, and Research essays. 

World History empowers students to learn about ancient civilizations and cultures. The curriculum is aligned with Colorado Academic Standards of Social Studies. Those standards include History, Geography, Economics, Civics, and Personal Financial Literacy.

A successful candidate for this position will enjoy working with students; will be comfortable working with individual or small groups for student support; will be detail-oriented, highly organized, demonstrate initiative and enthusiasm; will possess the energy, patience, and sense of humor necessary to thrive in working with adolescents in an academic setting, plus the ability to “pivot” as needed; will have familiarity with academic accommodations and learning differences; will have strong technical and professional writing skills; will work efficiently while maintaining a supportive and approachable demeanor; will demonstrate a growth mindset.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Participate on committees, as needed.
  • Attend school functions, such as Admissions Open Houses, Dances, Plays, and Sporting Events; High School Information Night, Back to School Night, New Parent Orientation, Saturday School, and a variety of College & Transition Counseling evening events.
  • Participate in teacher training and in-service opportunities throughout the school year.

Teaching:

  • Maintain a safe and respectful learning environment.
  • Develop effective and purposeful lesson plans that are aligned with the Colorado Academic Standards of Reading, Writing, and Communicating and Social Studies.
  • Work in partnership with Deans, Heads, and Program Teams for effective delivery of the DA program and content.
  • Differentiate lessons to meet diverse learning styles.
  • Maintain homeroom responsibilities.

Management:

  • Effectively communicate with parents/families.
  • Conference with parents/families during scheduled conference times.
  • Maintain electronic attendance and grade book system.
  • Provide supervision before school, during lunch, and after school.
  • Complete grades and report cards before the deadlines.

Leadership:

  • Model professionalism in the classroom and among the division.
  • Positively represents the DA community.
  • Model conflict resolution at all levels.
  • Model respect and responsibility.

Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or the presence of a non-job-related medical condition or handicap.