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Traditional 187 work days per year


Salary: See DCTA Teacher Salary Schedule at http://careers.dpsk12.org/teachercomp/compensation-your-first-year/.

1 year only position

Subjects and Grades:

* Position for 1 year only

* Position begins in school year 2018-2019
* Kindergarten
* Grade 01 - First
* Grade 02 - Second
* Grade 03 - Third
* Grade 04 - Fourth
* Grade 05 - Fifth

* English Language Development (ELD)

Essential Functions and Objectives:

Elementary Job Description

- 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.

ELA-E Job Description

- Provides instruction to linguistically diverse students in English only.

English Language Development (ELD) Job Description

- Teaches appropriate grade level standards based curriculum in English language development and personal development. Follows the Avenues curriculum or other school/ district approved curriculum. Administers the Language Assessment Scale (LAS) test to English language learners.

Knowledge, Experience, & Other Qualifications:

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


- Please 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.

Education equivalent experience:

- Bachelor's degree in Education or related field.

At least one of the following types of licensure is required:

If your teaching license is pending, you are eligible to apply.

* Teacher: Initial Teacher License
* Teacher: Professional Teacher License
* Teacher: Alternative Teacher License

At least one of the following endorsements or certifications is required in each subject area for this position:

* Elementary Education - Degree
* Elementary Education - Endorsement
* Elementary Education - Hr
* Elementary Education - National Board
* Elementary Education - Out of State Exam
* Elementary Education - Place/Praxis

Other information:

Columbian Elementary School is a TNLI school in Northwest Denver. We serve about 290 students in grades ECE through fifth. Students benefit from quality instruction among the entire staff and have opportunities to learn and grow in the arts (visual, music) and physical education. We use the Denver Public Schools' planning guides as the basis for our planning in literacy and math. Supplemental resources are provided in order to support implementation of Common Core State Standards. Teams, working together, adapt instructional methods in order to ensure that all students have equal access to the standards. We are a small community school. We work hard and we learn together. Every member believes that every student will be successful and productive and excited to be in school every day.

About Denver Public Schools:

Denver 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 Superintendent Tom Boasberg 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 the state in terms of student academic growth. Learn more at dpsk12.org.

Denver 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.

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