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24 - 6th Grade Teacher

Pueblo City Schools
Pueblo, CO, US
Position Type:
Middle School Teaching

Date Posted:

Nettie S. Freed Expeditionary K-8

Closing Date:

It is essential that all employees of Pueblo School District 60 understand our mission is to provide a high-quality education that assures each student the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to lead a life of purpose and impact. Employees support the community and thrive in connecting with our students by embracing the core values of the district, which state:
  • We believe that the success of every student is our most important commitment.
  • We believe that collaboration and engagement with our community, parents, staff, and students are essential to our success.
  • We believe that we must act with integrity, celebrate diversity, and promote equity.
  • We believe that each individual must be treated with dignity and respect.
  • We believe that the social and emotional well being of our students is as important as their academic needs.
  • We believe that it is our responsibility to provide a safe, positive, and supportive environment for our students and staff
  • We believe that our community heritage, traditions, and history should inform our response to future student and district needs.
As we embrace these values and consider their impact, we will achieve our vision of being a high performing school district that inspires community confidence. Each employee plays a part, and that contribution should bring us closer to helping each student achieve their dreams.

Job Title: 6th Grade Teacher
Work Year: 165 days
School: Nettie S. Freed Expeditionary K-8
Reports To: School Principal
Salary Range: Teacher Salary Schedule
Salary Range: $45,000-$94,315
Benefits: Fringe Benefits based on PEA Negotiated Agreement
Status: FLSA Status: Exempt

Nettie S. Freed is a diverse, K-8 Expeditionary Learning (EL) school. Click here to learn more about Expeditionary Learning.

All Freed classroom teachers are expected to plan, organize, and implement an expeditionary learning instructional program and create a dynamic and creative learning environment that guides and encourages students to develop and fulfill their academic potential. It is important to understand that expeditionary learning involves frequent fieldwork, learning both indoors and outdoors, learning both in the classroom and in alternative fieldwork environments, and may even include occasional overnight learning experiences with students. Classroom teachers perform instructional and related duties in accordance with District policies and terms of the teacher contract and are expected to maintain a collaborative and inclusive relationship with staff, parents, and students.

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. The physical demands, work environment factors, and mental functions described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Valid Colorado Teaching License within 60 days from date of hire
  • Teacher must be highly qualified through the following options:
    • Elementary Education Endorsement or
    • Be eligible for a TiR or Alternative Licensing Program in appropriate area
  • Teacher must be willing to adopt and teach within the philosophy and practices of the expeditionary learning model
  • Employee must complete a fingerprint-based criminal background check and must be cleared by the Office of Human Resources
  • Must be able to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing, using proper grammar and vocabulary

  • Previous experience in an expeditionary learning (EL) school
  • Previous experience as a certified teacher
  • Additional teaching endorsements such as Early Literacy, CLDE, ESS, and/or other content specific areas

  • Knowledge and understanding of Colorado State standards
  • Ability to unpack standards and align with curriculum
  • Ability to write specific learning goals, objectives and outcomes
  • Ability to analyze and use multiple data sources to make sound instructional planning decisions
  • Ability and willingness to collaborate with colleagues and actively participate in professional learning communities
  • Ability to use technology and incorporate/teach 21st century skills
  • Ability to scaffold and differentiate instruction
  • Ability and willingness to integrate reading, writing and math throughout the curriculum
  • Computer expertise and expectation to learn Infinite Campus
  • Ability to incorporate teacher and student instructional technology and applications into daily instruction
  • Positive public relation skills, professionalism, strong work ethic, ability to develop positive relationships with school and community
  • Ability to demonstrate positive communication skills with students, parents, and teachers to enhance the educational, personal, and social aspect of each student
  • Ability to interpret test information and data
  • Strong commitment to system change and strong evidence of being a "team player"
  • Ability to be remain flexible
  • Ability to report to work on a regular and punctual basis
  • Ability to teach both indoors and outdoors and remain flexible regarding teaching methodology and differentiated and innovative approaches to learning
  • Ability to incorporate career and technical education into the daily curriculum and learning opportunities for students
  • Ability to provide hands-on, experiential, constructivist learning opportunities for students
  • Ability to participate in occasional overnight and extended learning expeditions
  • Ability to collaborate and work closely with a team of adult learners in support of ALL students
The following statements of duties and responsibilities are intended to describe the general nature and level or work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. These statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required of all personnel within this position. This organization believes that every individual makes a significant contribution to our success. That contribution should not be limited to assigned responsibilities. Therefore, this position description is designed to define primary duties, qualifications and job scope but should not limit the incumbent nor the organization to the work identified. It is our expectation that every employee will offer his/her services wherever and whenever necessary to ensure the success of the District's/department's goals. Actual duties, responsibilities, frequency, and percentages may vary depending upon building assignments and other factors.
  • Provide a variety of classroom techniques and methods
    • Promote high levels of achievement in relation to individual student abilities
    • Use techniques and methodologies appropriate to student abilities
    • Utilize current and relevant subject matter
    • Use relevant technology to support and differentiate instruction
  • Demonstrate knowledge of and ability to use research-based principles of effective instruction
    • Organize instruction using learning objectives with clearly defined student outcomes
    • Employ teaching strategies congruent with planned student outcomes
    • Select teaching strategies emphasizing student involvement
    • Monitor student learning and pace instruction accordingly
  • Prepare effectively for class
    • Prepare daily lesson plans
    • Provide instruction predicated on course goals and objectives
    • Prepare classroom for classroom activities
  • Establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities
    • Establish written grading standards that are clear and incorporate a variety of graded activities
    • Assure that grading standards are explained and available to parents
  • Develop and maintain positive interpersonal relationships
    • Model personal behaviors of honesty, fairness, courtesy, and consideration
    • Maintain a cooperative relationship with administrators, staff, students, and parents
    • Share appropriate information with parents and with other staff members
  • Provide documentation of students' progress
    • Provide timely and accurate feedback/documentation to students, parents, and appropriate staff members
    • Assign and check homework and provide appropriate feedback to students oMaintain appropriate records of student performance, progress, and development
  • Build motivation and interest in learning
    • Exhibit personal interest and encourage student interest in the subject area
    • Maintain a current awareness of literature/activities in subject area
  • Maintain an ongoing personal program of professional growth and development
  • Cultivate and model a respectful working and learning environment
    • Manage student behavior in the classroom by establishing and enforcing rules and procedures
    • Maintain discipline in accordance with the rules and disciplinary systems of the school
  • Participate in department, school, district, and parent meetings

  • Perform any and all other duties as assigned by Building Administrators

The physical demands, work environment factors, and mental functions described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand; walk; sit; use hands and fingers to handle, or feel. The work requires the use of telephone and using fingers to operate computer or typewriter keyboards. The employee is continually hearing and speaking to exchange information. The employee is required to reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

In an 8-hour workday, this job requires:
R - Rarely (Less than .5 hr per day) O - Occasionally (.5 - 2.5 hrs per day)
F - Frequently (2.5 - 5.5 hrs per day) C - Continually (5.5-8 hrs per day)
NA - Not Applicable
Physical Requirements Sitting Frequently Stationary Standing Frequently Walking (level surface) Frequently Walking (uneven surface) Occasionally Crawling Rarely Crouching (bend at knees) Occasionally Stooping (bend at waist) Occasionally Twisting (knees/waist/neck) Occasionally Turn/Pivot Occasionally Climbing (stairs) Occasionally Climbing (ladder) Not Applicable Reaching overhead Occasionally Reaching extension Occasionally Repetitive use arms Occasionally Repetitive use wrists Occasionally Repetitive use hands grasping Occasionally Repetitive use hands squeezing Occasionally Fine manipulation Occasionally Using foot control Not Applicable *Pushing/Pulling
Maximum weight: 40 lbs. Occasionally Lifting/Carrying
Maximum weight: 40 lbs. Occasionally

Employee will work primarily in a school/office environment with both natural and fluorescent lighting; fast-paced work; constant interruptions; however, employee should also anticipate and be comfortable teaching and working in the outdoors and in "fieldwork" learning environments away from the school building.

Instructions for Applying:
All applicants interested in and qualified for the posted position must submit an online application. Applications that are incomplete and/or not submitted will not be forwarded to the hiring administrator for review. The following will need to be uploaded with the application: current cover letter for the posted position; current resume; copy of current teaching license; copy of transcripts conferring required degree; copy of Place/Praxis test and any other materials requested on the application to verify that individuals are eligible for a Colorado License from the Colorado Department of Education.

Please note: If hired, a new hire packet will be emailed and must be completed prior to processing. Fingerprints will be required for all employees of Pueblo School District 60 prior to your processing date.

Pueblo School District No. 60 does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, national origin, religion, ancestry, age, disability, need for special education services, genetic information, pregnancy or childbirth status, or other status protected by law in admission, access to, treatment or employment in its educational programs or activities. Additionally, a lack of English language skills is not a barrier to admission or participation in activities. The following individual has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Executive Director of Student Support Services, Andrew Burns, , Title IX Coordinator/ Compliance Officer for complaints. This individual can be located at 315 West 11th Street, Pueblo, Colorado 81003, (719) 549-7100. Inquiries about Title IX can be directed to Pueblo School District No. 60's Title IX Coordinator /Compliance Officer named herein; the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights of the Department of Education at (800) 421-3481, ; or both. Complaint procedures have been established for students, parents, employees, and members of the public. (Policy AC, AC-R -1, AC-R-2, AC-E-1, AC-E-2, AC-E-3 ).

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