Denver, CO, US
Apr 08, 2021
Grade Level
Elementary School
This teacher position is a hybrid Teacher / Senior Team Lead role in which the teacher spends part of the school day providing high quality instruction as a teacher in his/her own classroom(s) and the other part of the school day magnifying their impact in the Senior Team Lead role at the school.

If you are not currently a DPS teacher, you must first pass the DPS teacher screen process by applying to the General Teacher Application (Job ID 37680). If you have not completed this process you will find the Apply Now button is not available.


Far Northeast

Innovation 186 work days per year

FTE: 1.0

Salary: Click to s ee the DCTA Teacher Salary Schedule. A person serving in the hybrid Teacher / Senior Team Lead role will receive an annual stipend of $5,500, in addition to his/her teacher salary.

S ubjects and Grades:

* Position begins in school year 2021-2022

* Grade 05 - Fifth
* ELA Designation: ELA-S
* ELA Designation: ELA-E
* Math

E ssential Functions and Objectives of the Teacher / Senior Team Lead Role:

The Senior Team Lead (STL) is a teacher who, as a member of the Instructional Leadership Team, plays a critical role in helping a school reach their student achievement goals. The Senior Team Lead spends part of the day providing high-quality instruction in their own classroom as a teacher, and part of the day developing a team of teachers' ability to deliver joyful, rigorous and personalized instruction that leads to high academic achievement. As an expert in their content area, Senior Team Leads facilitate collaborative team time, provide 1-on-1 observation and coaching to their peers, and facilitate the end-to-end LEAP growth and performance evaluation for each teacher on their team.

I n addition, the Senior Team Lead will also:

- Contributes to year-long professional development plan and provides whole staff professional learning (when relevant) in their area(s) of expertise.

- Collaborates with School Leaders and Team Specialists to align teacher supports to advancement of school-wide instructional priorities.

For more information about the roles and responsibilities of, and desired competencies for, a hybrid Teacher / Senior Team Lead, please click here .

Qualifications to Apply for the hybrid Teacher / Senior Team Lead role:

Please see here for qualifications to apply and here for directions on how to review your eligibility to apply to this role.

- I f you are not currently a DPS teacher, or if you are a DPS teacher with an eligibility status of \u201cNot Applicable\u201d or \u201cInsufficient Data\u201d, please be prepared to share evidence of your teacher effectiveness (through your last two summative, multimeasure, end-of-year teacher evaluations) as part of the selection process for this role.

- I f you have an eligibility status of \u201cNot Yet Eligible\u201d you are not eligible for this role and the \u201capply\u201d button will be unavailable to you.

Note: Service in this role is contingent upon confirmation of eligibility through a rating of Effective or Distinguished on this year's final, summative multimeasure evaluation, as well as becoming LEAP Evaluator Certified and completing required training.

E ssential Functions and Objectives of the Teacher Role:

The Elementary Teacher teaches a diverse elementary school student population grade level standards based curriculum in Reading, Writing, Math, Science, Social Studies and Personal Development. Monitors, supervises, coordinates and enforces rules of conduct and behavior of assigned students, and reinforces 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.

Knowledge, Experience, & Other Qualifications:

Must possess a current Colorado Teacher License with endorsement in Elementary Education and passing score on the PLACE or Praxis II in elementary education, OR qualify for Alternative License and passing score on the PLACE or Praxis II in elementary education.

Provides content instruction to linguistically diverse students in English & Spanish. Must be able to achieve a passing score on the DPS Spanish Language Proficiency (SLP) test. For information and instructions on how to register for the SLP, please visit:

Provides instruction to linguistically diverse students in English only.

Provides instruction in Math following DPS standards-based curriculum.

Q ualifications for the Teacher Role:

P lease enter all of your education, licensure, and endorsements on your profile before submitting an application for this position. Candidates without a complete profile will not be considered. If your teaching license is pending, you are eligible to apply.

To see what qualifications are acceptable for this role, please refer to this teacher qualifications guide :

T o apply, click on the \u201cApply\u201d button and upload your resume and cover letter. In your cover letter please address:

- How has your teaching and leadership experience prepared you for this role?

- W hat experience have you had coaching adult learners to positive outcomes? What have you learned from those experiences?

- What does Culturally Responsive Teaching mean to you? What is your confidence and fluency with leading others in Culturally Responsive Teaching practices?

About Denver Public Schools:

D enver Public Schools is committed to meeting the educational needs of every student with great schools in every neighborhood. Our goal is to provide every child in Denver with rigorous, enriching educational opportunities from preschool through high school graduation. DPS is comprised of nearly 200 schools, including traditional, magnet, charter and alternative pathways schools, with an enrollment of more than 90,000 students.

Under the leadership of the Superintendent and guided by the tenets of The Denver Plan, DPS has become the fastest-growing school district in the country in terms of enrollment and the fastest-growing large school district in terms of student academic growth. Learn more at

D enver Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other status protected by law or regulation. It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors.

Keywords: TLC, SeniorTeamLead, TeacherLeader

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