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Denver Public Schools
Denver, CO, US

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Job Category
Teaching, English / Reading / Language Arts Teacher, Reading / Language Arts Teacher
Grade Level
High School
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Far Northeast

Innovation 186 work days per year

FTE: 1.0

Salary: See DCTA Teacher Salary Schedule at

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:

Campus Description: Northeast Early College is a 9-12 comprehensive, non-charter, Denver Public Schools high school, and a state accredited Early College and Institution of Higher Learning operating under Innovation Status in the Far Northeast area of Denver. We are also a Title 1 school and serve a 92% minority population of mostly Latinx/Hispanic students and Multi-Lingual Learners. Students attend Northeast Early College for two main reasons--They have a passion in one or more of our seven CareerConnect (Career and Technical Education) Pathways AND they see college as a non-negotiable for their future and want to earn their first college degree while working to obtain their high school diploma. As an Early College, students can earn their Associate Degree while a student in high school through our partnership with the Community College of Aurora. To work at Northeast Early College, all staff must have an immense passion for public education and in being a public educator. As members of the Wolf Pack, we are working to redefine how we deliver a quality, public education and are recruiting individuals to our campus who come with a record of success in serving students of color, including what it means to build authentic relationships with students each and every day. We look for educators who know what it means to write high-quality, anti-racist curriculum, and who are deeply engaged in what it means to be anti-racist in their pedagogy and in their practice. We need staff who are vested in our school community and the neighborhoods we serve and who are willing to be involved outside of school hours in service to our students and their families. What Do I Do to Apply? - Teachers interested in applying to a position at Northeast Early College should prepare a resume celebrating their accomplishments in impacting radical student achievement and an NEC-specific cover letter that boldly answers the questions below. These items should be sent directly to the building leader at Candidates must also apply to this job posting.: - Why do you want to become a staff member at Northeast Early College? - What has been your record of student achievement and how do you use data to drive your instruction and professional practice? - In what ways are you called to serve diverse student populations? (including but not limited to race, ethnicity, socio-economic, MLLs, Students with Disabilities, Gifted and Talented, students with historical trauma, Black and Latinx males, First Generation college students, First Generation Americans, etc) -What BIG questions are you still grappling with as an educator and how will you work to solve them/address them while a professional on our campus? The subject line of your email to the building leader should read "Interested [insert name of open position] Applicant Cover Letter and Resume for Review". Remember that individuals must also apply to this job posting. 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.
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