Teacher Secondary Science - Biology

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!


Green Mountain High School is Jefferson County's only comprehensive academy high school with rigorous Advanced Placement, dual college credit, and honors courses, athletics, co-curricular activities, university and business partnerships, senior Capstone, internships, and 14 academy pathways providing students with exposure to real-world experiences and high level electives. Our Academy Program includes Business & Global Studies; Health & Human Services; Arts, Humanities & Performance; and Science, Technology, Engineering & Math.


GMHS seeks staff members who are innovative, creative and possess a growth mindset. We believe we are stronger together through shared leadership and adherence to continuous improvement processes that provide a systemic approach to teaching and learning and foster a joyful environment for all.


Strong Biology Background preferred including AP Biology DOCUMENTS TO PROVIDE:
Applicant needs to supply the interviewing team with the following:
  • Most recent evaluations by his/her administrative team or student teaching advisor
  • Copies of letters of recommendation and/or list of references.
  • Preference will be given to candidates who: Have a broad background in the biological sciences.
    Are willing and have the ability to teach in Biology and other science subject areas.
    Experience in teaching in a 1:1 environment.
    Hold or willingness to secure Career and Technical Education (CTE) endorsement(s) in the area of science or other content areas if applicable based on education or experience.
    Demonstrate experience in using student data (normed and formative) to guide instructional best practices.
    Experience in working on a collaborative professional learning community. This includes regular meetings wherein ideas are shared, discussed, and decided upon by consensus, and where lesson plans, activities, and assessments are based on the group's plan.
    Differentiated instruction for both regular and special needs students. These lessons must also be adaptable to support and work well within the Green Mountain High School Academy Program.
    Willingness to teach a variety of classes and levels; flexibility in scheduling.
    Positive rapport and communication with students, parents, support staff, teachers, counselors, and administrators.
    Have a successful experience dealing with high school students.
    Have innovative ideas to develop student critical thinking skills.
    Demonstrates the ability to work with students with diverse needs (special education, ESL, 504 plans, IEPs, ALPs etc.)
    Demonstrates the ability to work collaboratively with other teachers.
    Show leadership potential for long-term program development.
    Specific lesson plans that implement the Jefferson County Curriculum Alignment Project Bridge to Curriculum in the classroom for both the regular and special needs student. These lessons must also be adaptable to support and work well within the Green Mountain High School Academy Program.


    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.


    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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