Teacher, Elementary, 2ND Grade, ELA-E

Denver Public Schools | Denver, CO, United States

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Posted Date 1/20/2023



Innovation 186 work days per year

FTE: 1.0

Salary: See DCTA Teacher Salary Schedule at http://careers.dpsk12.org/teachercomp/compensation-your-first-year/. Please note: You must submit all relevant documentation via onboarding before the deadline (15 days after receiving your offer letter) for salary setting purposes.

About this job:

School Teachers will teach grade level material, content specific lesson plans, and Personal Development, following DPS standards-based curriculum.

What You'll Do:

  • Help all students develop competence and confidence simultaneously through a balance of acquiring basic skills and developing conceptual understanding.
  • Monitor, supervise, coordinate and enforce rule of conduct and behavior for assigned students, and reinforce positive student behaviors in accordance with school and District policy.
  • Observes, evaluates, reports and records students' performance, behavior, social development, and physical health.
  • Communicates with parents or guardians, teachers, counselors, and administrators to resolve students' behavioral and academic problems.
  • Prepare educational course outlines, objectives and materials according to curriculum guidelines or state and local requirements.
  • Present subject matter to students, using various teaching methods and technology, adjusting teaching style and method to meet student learning style.

We are excited about you because you will:

  • Hold a Bachelor’s degree in education or in the subject areas for which you are applying.
  • Master’s Degree, preferred.
  • Have a valid Colorado Department of Education (CDE) teaching license. Click here for additional information regarding specific requirements and qualifications for the various subject areas (DPS does accept a CDE Application Receipt for 90 days.)
  • Have the ability to demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  • Provide effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Have the ability to manage classroom and coordinate and instruct student activities.
  • Have an anti-racist mindset and will work to dismantle systems of oppression and inequity in our community, along with believing in and supporting all students so they feel seen and heard with access to high quality education.
  • Live and work with a permanent home address in Colorado while working with us.
  • Have the ability with or without accommodations to meet the physical demands of the position.

What DPS Offers You:

  • A Culture that values Equity, Accountability, Integrity, Collaboration and Fun with a shared vision that Every Student Will Succeed.
  • Competitive Teacher Compensation and Procomp Incentive plan, click here for the DCTA Teacher and SSP Salary Schedule
  • DPS Total Rewards includes time off, health and wellness benefits, and PERA Retirement.

Other information:

The mission of DCIS at Fairmont: Through exemplary teaching focused on multilingual and intercultural exploration, DCIS at Fairmont will help students grow as independent thinkers eager to lead their world and their community. DCIS at Fairmont seeks to build and nurture its faculty community by selecting a teacher who has the following desired characteristics: · understands and thoroughly supports the mission of DCIS at Fairmont · is invested in working collaboratively and closely within a community of teachers to accomplish this mission · has experience in collaborative teaching · is willing and able to work with the other DCIS/Fairmont faculty members towards the school’s intercultural development goals · will become thoroughly knowledgeable of the DCIS Guiding Documents[1] · has the desire and ability to teach in an interdisciplinary context · is multilingual · has traveled to and/or lived within another culture · is passionate about service to the community and will help facilitate students’ required service learning · is enthusiastic about teaching in a school that prepares a diverse group of students for advancing to DCIS at Baker, and ultimately for post-secondary opportunities in an increasingly global context · has the ability to communicate and interact positively with students and parents of various nationalities and cultures · is able to maintain open communication with parents, students, teachers, and administrators · is willing to give a high level of personalization to students in their education · is excited to develop and promote a school culture where there is both personal and community responsibility for learning · has a broad knowledge of geography and international affairs · is aware of the perspectives of developing nations · is a demonstrated lifelong learner · is invested in an intensive advisory program that meets daily to address students’ individual needs, issues, and learning goals · can manage and promote positive student behavior supported by the advisory process, and in accordance with DCIS policy · is committed to putting extra time and energy into leadership of school community activities · is interested in chaperoning field experiences for students, including overnight experiences designed to prepare them for larger intercultural/international experiences at DCIS/Baker · has international and/or cross-cultural curriculum development and implementation experience · has personal connections with members of the local international/cross-cultural affairs community · is oriented to experiential and activity-based teaching, with teacher as facilitator · has the ability and interest in absorbing new equipment, materials, and spaces beyond the classroom into teaching · is committed to active participation in the school’s language communities · has computer literacy in word processing, database development, and electronic communication, and capacity to learn district- and school-based digital platforms · uses technology to strengthen the teaching and learning process · is trained and/or certified in at least ELA-E/ELD, or is willing to obtain this training · has expertise in and passion for at least one applied subject area that can power instructional enthusiasm in an interdisciplinary context · is interested in becoming a team member in a distributive leadership environment · is committed to professional development mandated by the district as applied to the DCIS/Fairmont school design, and to age-appropriate pedagogy · is willing to assist in selection of books, equipment and other instructional materials. In addition to the teaching responsibilities specified above, DCIS/Fairmont faculty members are responsible for the following: · participation in one faculty workshop in April, and faculty workshops June and August · participation and leadership in curriculum development as DCIS grows · deep knowledge of and support for DCIS/Fairmont students' capacity-building in self-directed project-based learning. · development of field experiences for each class each semester. [1] These guiding documents include the DCIS/Fairmont Mission Statement, the DCIS/Fairmont Core Values, the ISSN (DCIS) Global School Design Framework (formerly the ISSN School Design Matrix), the DCIS/ISSN Global Performance System (GPS) and Common Core-aligned Performance Outcomes and Rubrics. All Black, Indigenous People of Color are welcome and prioritized here. At DCIS at Fairmont we center diversity and Equity. We highly encourage Candidates of Color to apply as well as those with multi-ethnic, multicultural, multilingual and/or international backgrounds. We look forward to reviewing your application.

Denver Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender expression, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability, genetic information (including family medical history), political affiliation, military service, or any other status protected by law or regulations. It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors.

Employment Type
Full time
Education | Teaching
Classroom Teacher

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