Job Vacancy: First and Second Grade, Multi-Age Classroom Teacher Effective date of hire: August 12, 2019 Position Description: This is a 1.0 FTE position teaching 1st and 2nd grade. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: The following statements of duties and responsibilities are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. These statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required of this position. Teach 1st and 2nd grade multi-age elementary education including outdoor education overnight trips Positively impact student growth and achievement, using progressive instructional strategies and strong knowledge of the appropriate curriculum and content area Effectively manage the learning environment Understand, appreciate and differentiate for student diversity Participate in professional development for continuous learning Work with families in a partnership role Work collaboratively with colleagues and community Follow State legal requirements and District and Charter school building policies and procedures Participate in other school based activities and responsibilities as required of teacher leaders Qualifications Required: Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited institution. Currently hold a Colorado teaching license with appropriate endorsement (or CDE licensure application in process) Highly qualified content knowledge Excellent collaboration, interpersonal, and communication skills Preferred: Full time classroom teaching experience Excellent oral and written communication skills; willingness to communicate frequently with families regarding school curriculum and student progress Knowledge of and deep belief in inclusion in the general education classroom for all students, including those on an IEP, with a 504 and/or learning English Dedication to high standards of excellence and the success of all students; ability to build relationships and personalize instruction for students so that all are challenged to learn Deep knowledge of instructional practices that will lead to high levels of student growth and achievement supported by authentic data and assessment Technologically literate, google applications savvy and motivated to use technology to enhance learning Previous experience with non-graded, experiential, project based, integrated, interdisciplinary approaches Summary: Horizons K-8 School, a charter school located in south Boulder, has a rich history of academic excellence. The Horizons community takes great pride in attending to the whole child through an atmosphere of respect, responsibility, safety and kindness throughout the school. A consistently high-performing school, Horizons emphasizes multi-age groupings, full inclusion, service learning, teacher-guided student choice, community building, authentic and active learning experiences, outdoor education, use of technology, and project based instruction. Our 348 students are in classes of 18-20 guided by an exemplary group of teacher leaders. The school is governed through a horizontal structure that includes faculty, staff, parents and administration. Portfolio-based assessments and student-led conferences replace traditional report cards and grades. Our mission is to guide students to become self-directed learners and community contributors in a respectful learning environment. At Horizons K-8 School we strive to make our school an exciting, inclusive place to work, teach, learn, create, and innovate by actively fostering a respectful and responsible environment where all community members - staff, students and families - are included. Salary: Commensurate with experience and position on the Horizons K-8 Salary Schedule which can be found via the Horizons K-8 website. No phone calls please. Horizons K-8 School does not require a video interview for the application process, you may submit an application without one attached. Applications are reviewed to match candidates with position qualifications, with a limited number selected for interviews. For the final selection, employment is contingent upon successful completion of the post-offer screening process, including reference checks, a background check and possible medical examination. Horizons K-8 is an equal opportunity educational institution and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, sex, gender identity/expression, national origin, creed, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status in admission or access to, and treatment and employment in its educational programs or activities. Inquiries or complaints: Office for Civil Rights Associated topics: art history, classics, culture, esl, human geography, humanities, italian, m.div, philosophy, theatre
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