Teacher - Elementary Grade 1 Subject: Elementary

Golden, CO, US
Feb 12, 2019
Grade Level
Elementary School

Jeffco Public Schools, Colorado's largest K-12 school district, with 85,000 students and approximately 14,000 employees, has provided educational excellence for more than 60 years. Nearly 10 percent of all Colorado K-12 students attend a Jeffco school and our employees benefit from partnerships with experienced, dynamic school leaders throughout our district. Our Jeffco Generations vision document and strategic plan map out with focus and clarity what we expect our schools to accomplish with our graduates. Come join us!


Swanson Elementary is a unique neighborhood school of 275 diverse students. In additional to serving children from our local community, we are also home to two center programs for students with Autism. At Swanson we believe in empowering students with the skills and character to succeed, and we align our daily work to this mission. In addition, we operate as a Professional Learning Community prioritizing a focus on learning, collaboration and results.

At Swanson we always adapt to the needs of our students. Our 4th/5th team employs a personalized learning model where students engage in problem based learning, work with a 1:1 mentor, and set individualized goals for learning. In K-3rd we prioritize strong literacy and foundational skills while also creating meaningful problem based learning opportunities for students. We have been a K-5, 1:1 iPad school for many years and teachers use this technology as a tool to enhance student learning. Staff members incorporate elements of STEM into the classroom and with the addition of our Creative Learning Systems Smart Lab (expected installation spring 2019) opportunities for STEM enrichment will flourish. The 7 Mindsets are another major part of our work, which helps our students build strong character traits.

In addition to terrific kids, we have a truly terrific staff at Swanson. Our teachers are both collegial and congenial. Teams collaborate in weekly planning meetings with our instructional coach, are part of school-wide committees, and always put kids first in the decision making process. At Swanson we have a motto Once a Colt, Always a Colt and we mean it. We love and value our people and work hard to create a welcoming environment for our students, staff and community.


- Initiates collaboration and has a growth mindset
- Establishes high expectations for student achievement and growth
- Creates a positive classroom environment by building strong relationships with students
- Designs a classroom which nurtures curious, creative, and critical thinkers
- Uses technology as a tool to deepen learning
- Develops problem and project based learning opportunities to enhance the student learning experience


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Teacher Elementary
Annual Position
FLSA: Exempt
FTE: 1.00000, Hours/Day: 8.000, Days/Year: 185
Salary Plan, Grade, Step: JCE - Professional - 185 days, GR1, 1
Min-Mid Annual Salary Range: $39,922.80 - $56,155.10


SUMMARY: Responsible for instructing students in an elementary grades K-6. Creates lesson plans, instructs students on core subjects such as science, literature, and math, and creates a well-rounded, comprehensive instructional preparedness based on the District's Core Curriculum. Create instructional resources for use in the classroom.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Plan, prepare and deliver instructional activities.

Create positive educational climate for students to learn in.

Meet course and school-wide student performance goals.

Participate in ongoing training sessions.

Create lesson plans and modify accordingly throughout the year.

Grade papers and perform other administrative duties as needed.

Read and stay abreast of current topics in education.

Utilize various curriculum resources and technologies to enhance student learning.

Integrate competencies, goals, and objectives into lesson plans.

Utilize District curricula that reflect the diverse educational, cultural, and linguistic backgrounds of the students served.

Establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities.

Prepare and distribute parent communications.

Observe and evaluate student's performance.

Manage student behavior in the classroom creating appropriate behavior strategies.

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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING Teacher must hold Colorado Teaching License and be Highly Qualified in Elementary through the PLACE, PRAXIS II, or approved out of state content exam or meet Elementary HOUSSE.


Important Notice Regarding Licensed Positions
Job Status: Ongoing
A successful external applicant will be issued a probationary contract. A successful internal applicant that currently holds a probationary or non-probationary contract with Jeffco Public Schools will maintain that contract status.


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The Jefferson County School District does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital status, political affiliation, pregnancy, or gender.

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