Teacher - Elementary Grade 3-5 Grade 3, 4 or 5

Location
Golden, CO, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Feb 12, 2019
Ref
1469
Grade Level
Elementary School
ABOUT THE DISTRICT


Jeffco Public Schools, Colorado's largest K-12 school district, with 85,000 students and approximately 14,000 employees, has provided educational excellence for more than 60 years. Nearly 10 percent of all Colorado K-12 students attend a Jeffco school and our employees benefit from partnerships with experienced, dynamic school leaders throughout our district. Our Jeffco Generations vision document and strategic plan map out with focus and clarity what we expect our schools to accomplish with our graduates. Come join us!

ABOUT THE SCHOOL/DEPARTMENT

Weber Elementary School, home of the Eagles, is a magnificent school with a strong sense of community that serves some 380 students, K-5, in the North Arvada area of Jefferson County. Our staff members are committed to meeting the unique needs of every child, including our students with severe needs in a center-based program, and we collectively take responsibility for educating all students, our students. We are, in fact, E.A.G.L.E.S.: Educators Affecting Growth and Learning for Every Student. Our talented, dedicated professionals stand poised, with a shared vision, to serve our beloved community in the name of student learning.

One of our main strategies for being able to help students succeed is our identity as a professional learning community, or PLC. As a PLC, we work in teams to accomplish numerous goals, including identifying and leveraging children's strengths, empowering students to be active participants in their education, tracking the progress of all pupils, and reflecting on our own practices to ensure that we are employing effective, research-based strategies to help all students thrive academically, physically, socially, and emotionally. With children at the center of all decisions, we operate interdependently to promote student achievement and to provide a safe and welcoming environment for all. We do, in fact, live out on a daily basis our school mission of creating possibilities, elevating community, and celebrating learning. Weber is special--a school that has a neighborhood feel while also preparing students for a world beyond their "neighborhood."

ABOUT YOU

- Student-centered individual who focuses on the needs of the whole child and addresses the needs of a range of learners.
- Utilizes relevant, high-quality, research-based instruction in the implementation of authentic tasks to enhance core classroom instruction.
- Contributes to a positive school climate and culture through collaboration, growth mindset, and strengths-based approaches.
- Serves as an ambassador for the school by providing excellent customer service to all stakeholders, contributing positively both to academic teams as well as to the larger school community.
- Strong classroom management skills, in the context of a welcoming environment, to create an atmosphere of learning that allows children to realize their greatest potential.

ABOUT THE JOB

Strong Internal Candidates

HOURS AND DAYS WORKED

Teacher Elementary
Annual Position
FLSA: Exempt
FTE: 1.00000, Hours/Day: 8.000, Days/Year: 185
Salary Plan, Grade, Step: JCE - Professional - 185 days, GR1, 1
Min-Mid Annual Salary Range: $39,922.80 - $56,155.10

RESPONSIBILITIES

SUMMARY: Responsible for instructing students in an elementary grades K-6. Creates lesson plans, instructs students on core subjects such as science, literature, and math, and creates a well-rounded, comprehensive instructional preparedness based on the District's Core Curriculum. Create instructional resources for use in the classroom.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Plan, prepare and deliver instructional activities.

Create positive educational climate for students to learn in.

Meet course and school-wide student performance goals.

Participate in ongoing training sessions.

Create lesson plans and modify accordingly throughout the year.

Grade papers and perform other administrative duties as needed.

Read and stay abreast of current topics in education.

Utilize various curriculum resources and technologies to enhance student learning.

Integrate competencies, goals, and objectives into lesson plans.

Utilize District curricula that reflect the diverse educational, cultural, and linguistic backgrounds of the students served.

Establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities.

Prepare and distribute parent communications.

Observe and evaluate student's performance.

Manage student behavior in the classroom creating appropriate behavior strategies.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING Teacher must hold Colorado Teaching License and be Highly Qualified in Elementary through the PLACE, PRAXIS II, or approved out of state content exam or meet Elementary HOUSSE.

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Important Notice Regarding Licensed Positions
Job Status: Ongoing
A successful external applicant will be issued a probationary contract. A successful internal applicant that currently holds a probationary or non-probationary contract with Jeffco Public Schools will maintain that contract status.

SALARY

Jeffco Salary Schedules

BENEFITS

Jeffco Benefits


EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

The Jefferson County School District does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital status, political affiliation, pregnancy, or gender.

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