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Teacher Librarian - Ponderosa Elementary School

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FLSA: Exempt

SALARY SCHEDULE: Certified | Link to

PAY GRADE: Certified Salary Schedule

BENEFITS: Our employee benefits package includes medical insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, health savings accounts, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment, long-term disability, critical illness insurance, and accident insurance. Visit our website for full details.

SUPERVISOR: School Principal

SUMMARY: Teacher Librarian

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The following tasks describe the basic functions of the job and represent the type of work performed. They do not constitute an exhaustive list of the duties and responsibilities performed on the job. The following frequencies and percentage of time spent are approximations only.
  • Works well as a member of an instructional team, including support staff.
  • Experience in planning and teaching effective, engaging, and differentiated lessons for students.
  • Effectively collaborates with teachers from various departments and co-teaches skills including but not limited to reading, research, and the inquiry method.
  • Creates and promotes a variety of dynamic library programs related to reading, research, technology, etc.
  • Experience in collection development, circulation systems, and facility management.
  • Promotes and models the ethical use of information and technology.
  • Experience in maintaining and strategically developing an equitable library collection aligned with school goals and individual students' interest.
  • Supports and actively participates in a professional learning community.
  • Positively impact achievement and differentiate instruction based on the needs of the students by supporting programs designed to increase student achievement.
  • Participate collaboratively in teaching teams to design curriculum and assessments, and pursue best teaching practice.
  • Utilize Power School for online attendance, online grading book, online posting of assignments, and parental access to attendance and grades.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned or requested. [Daily, 5%]

  • Strong knowledge of the content area, teaching methods, learning styles, and educational research related to secondary learners.
  • Strong classroom management, communication, organization, and planning skills.
  • Demonstrate problem-solving skills through collaborative work with students, teachers, parents, and administrators.
  • Willing to support and actively participate in a professional learning community.
  • Criminal background check and fingerprinting required for hire.


All certifications, licenses, and registrations must be valid and unexpired.
  • Colorado Department of Education (CDE) teaching license with Teacher Librarian endorsement.

  • Has experience working with a variety of teaching and learning styles to accommodate a diverse student population with abroad range of abilities.
  • Experience working directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Racially conscious and culturally competent with the skill, will, capacity, and knowledge to commit to a culture of continuous improvement.

  • Moderate physical effort.
  • Lifting up to 25 pounds.
  • Prolonged standing and walking.
  • Frequent bending, reaching, and climbing.
  • Occasional lifting, pulling, and pushing.
  • Speaking and hearing.
  • Visual concentration.
  • Eye/hand coordination.
  • Manual dexterity to operate a computer keyboard.
  • Concentrated reading/writing/mathematics.
  • Varying levels of noise.
  • Normal classroom environment.
  • Normal school district environment.
  • May work outdoors when monitoring student activities.


The Cherry Creek School District is one of the highest-achieving school districts in Colorado. We educate more than 53,000 children, representing over 150 languages. We serve over 300,000 residents in 108 square miles spreading across eight municipalities: Cherry Hills Village, Centennial, Foxfield, Glendale, Greenwood Village, and portions of Aurora, Englewood, and Denver. We employ over 3,700 teachers who serve in our 67 schools and programs. Ninety-eight percent of our schools rank in the highest category of Accreditation by the Colorado Department of Education. 

We are proud of our longstanding national record of excellence in academics, arts, athletics, and activities. It is a testament to the efforts of a supportive community, involved parents, dedicated staff members, and motivated students. 

Professional learning opportunities and support for educators are abundant in Cherry Creek, including educator mentorship, new educator orientation, district-level professional learning, and school-based learning teams - all directed toward developing educator craft and increasing student achievement. 

We look forward to meeting with you to discuss the many opportunities in our district and the wonderful lifestyle of Colorado.

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