TOSA - English Language Arts - Engage Program .5 - Regular Contract BOULDER VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT is committed to create challenging, meaningful, and engaging learning opportunities so that all children thrive and are prepared for successful, civically engaged lives. Our comprehensive and innovative approach to education ensures that each student meets expectations relative to intellectual growth, physical development and social emotional well-being. The district covers approximately 500 square miles and serves the communities of Boulder, Erie, Louisville, Lafayette, Superior, Broomfield, Nederland, Ward, Jamestown and Gold Hill. Website: BVSD. School Description Engage Academy is an alternative program which compliments the alternative offerings overseen by Arapahoe Ridge High School Administration. Engage Academy strives to assist students struggling in traditional educational settings to find a place where they can engage in their educational path and emerge post-secondary career and college ready. Responsibilities This position is for a Teacher on Special Assignment (TOSA) and includes teaching and mentoring responsibilities. The TOSA will be the key contact person between schools and home to foster student's engagement and academic growth. Positively impact student achievement using appropriate instructional strategies Strong knowledge of the appropriate curriculum and content area Effectively manage the learning environment Understand, appreciate and make accommodations 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 building policies and procedures Act as the primary liaison working on a one-to-one basis with students and their families to address issues that may hamper student engagement and academic achievement Advocate for strategies to improve student achievement and post-secondary readiness Coordinate with school personnel at each secondary building regarding graduation planning, school placement, attendance records Communicate and work collaboratively with courts and community partners to support student success Participate in professional development on best practices in working with alternative students and alternative pathways to school completion Gather, prepare and present student and program for educational meetings, court proceedings or for community partners Follow state legal requirements and district and building policies and procedures Qualifications Required: Currently hold a Colorado teaching license with appropriate endorsement in: English Language Arts (must upload license to application) Completed and submitted BVSD online application Understanding and knowledge of SEL Passion for working with alternative students AEC understanding Preferred: Desire to work with and advocate for student engagement, academic growth and post-secondary preparation Compassionate, caring and engaging Able to scaffold for a variety of abilities Excellent oral and written communication skills; willingness to communicate frequently with families regarding school curriculum and student progress Experience working with adolescent students and their parents/guardians in personal settings Technologically literate and motivated to use technology to enhance learning Knowledge of and deep belief in inclusion in the general education classroom for all students, including those on an IEP and/or learning English; ability to personalize instruction for students so all are challenged to learn Ability to act independently and exercise initiative in the coordination of administrative policies, regulations and guidelines surrounding attendance Ability to work independently and take initiative to create a program Ability to make decisions in accordance with rules, regulations and procedures Salary Information: Salary Placement varies according to experience and education. Application and Selection Procedure: Apply on-line at (in-district transfers, be sure to include your BVSD employee number). Regular teachers requesting transfers to less than their current assignment would assume the contracted FTE of the accepted position. If you do not have internet access, a computer is available in the Human Resources Division, Education Center, 6500 E. Arapahoe, Boulder, Colorado. 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 a background check and possible medical examination. The Boulder Valley School District 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: BVSD Legal Counsel - 720-###-####; Office for Civil Rights - Associated topics: administrative support, associate, attendance, attendance clerk, clerk, college counselor, counselor, pathologist, secretary, speech language pathologist
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