Teacher Secondary 9-12 Spanish

Golden, CO, US
Feb 12, 2019
Grade Level
High 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!


The mission of Chatfield is to foster intellectual curiosity and encourage academic success in order to prepare all students to become viable and productive members of a global community. We work to create, with our students, an atmosphere of academic excellence and respect by providing educational and extra-curricular opportunities, encouraging life-long learning and responsibility, while promoting diversity and school pride. We provide students with a comprehensive curriculum consisting of a strong academic core and a variety of elective courses, complemented by co-curricular and extra-curricular activities.

Our students continually outperform the district and state when it comes to standardized test (SAT, ACT, PSAT). Chatfield is also known for having many opportunities for students to take college level classes through Concurrent Enrollment (most offerings in the district) and Advanced Placement classes. Our success does not end in the classroom, as our athletic teams routinely participate in state competition. Our band each year places in the top-10 at state, we have numerous kids who are all-state in choir, our POMS are nationally ranked and we send students to National competition in FBLA, DECA and Speech and Debate. All of our success occurs within a very supportive environment, where Charger Pride is felt school-wide.


Chatfield Senior High is looking for a quality person who has a positive attitude, loves kids and believes in the value of collaboration.


This position is for Spanish. We are looking for an instructor with previous teaching experience in teaching all levels of Spanish, especially levels above Spanish 1 and 2. Additionally, we are looking for an instructor with previous experience teaching Honors or AP classes. The instructor will develop and implement curriculum to encourage students to grow in proficiency in listening, speaking, writing and reading in Spanish . He or she will use techniques such as role-playing, dialogue, language games, literature, film, and other formal exercises used in teaching Spanish. The instructor will create a positive student-centered learning environment, assess student performance through common formative and summative assessments and general observation. He or she will collaborate with the World Language Department in areas of communication, planning, sharing of materials and ideas, and support of departmental goals. As a member of the Chatfield World Language Department, the instructor will participate actively in Professional Learning Communities in order to support school and department goals.
Teacher must hold, a Colorado Teaching License and be Highly Qualified in Spanish through an Endorsement, the PLACE content exam or meet a 24 semester credit review.


Teacher Secondary
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 the delivery of specified course content. Responsible for providing an educational atmosphere where students have the opportunity to fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, and psychological growth. This person is responsible for organizing and implementing an instructional program that results in students achieving academic success.

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

- Orient students to their coursework and communicate course requirements.

- Employ asynchronous and synchronous tools to supplement course content.

- Create and deliver live and recorded instructional sessions.

- Maintain regular office hours to provide students or parents one-on-one and small group support.

- Augment course content in the form of remediation, modification, and enrichment.

- Partner with special education staff to implement student's IEP's, ALP's and 504's.

- Set deadlines for student work and grant extensions.

- Attend face-to-face meetings with students and parent/guardian, as scheduled.

- Grade student work, enter grades into an online gradebook, and provide course grade.

- Communicate with parents as needed.

- Collaborate with other instructional staff.

- Administer school-wide assessments including CSAP, ACT, and Acuity.

- Conduct student/parent/teacher conferences.

- Attend (virtual and physical) and actively participate in all required staff meetings and professional development.

- Perform other duties as assigned.

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.

EXPERIENCE A minimum of five years successful teaching experience. Experience with curriculum, assessment, staff development, and online learning. Experience with effective use of technology with teachers and/or students supporting educational technology initiatives. Awareness, understanding, and application of a guaranteed and viable curriculum. Previous experience or current thinking about culturally responsive teaching that relates to achievement issues for all students. Demonstrated success using technology to ensure technological literate students.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING Valid Colorado teaching license or certificate. Advanced degree or comparable experience in content area.

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, & EQUIPMENT Must possess demonstrated skills in classroom and online implementation of best practices in instructional strategies, demonstrated success in working with learners, proficiency with Blackboard, and experience with leading online learning. Demonstrated leadership skills. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Knowledge of standard District technology, ability to effectively and efficiently use for a variety of purposes, and demonstrated success in using technology and information literacy in instruction. Willingness to learn new technology. Ability to help others make sense of and adjust to change. Must be flexible and have capacity for dealing with ambiguity. Willingness to work a flexible schedule. Must be able to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines. Demonstrated ability in interpreting assessment data collected from a variety of sources. Willingness to be a contributing member of the school.


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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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