Lukas Elementary 3rd Grade Temporary

Golden, CO, US
May 21, 2019
Grade Level
Elementary School
Job Type

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!


Lukas Elementary, proud home of the Skywalkers, is the heart of the Standley Lake community. We offer a comprehensive K-5 program and believe a balanced approach to early learning sets a strong foundation for our students. Lukas is a 1:1 device school and all students have access to a blend of digital and hands-on learning everyday. We have an innovative science program, Discovery Education Science Techbook which allows students to engage in real-world science learning everyday. Lukas is also home to R.O.C.K.E.T. Days, which are designed to further STEAM education, and provide regular opportunities to code, build robots, and persevere through complex tasks. We differentiate instruction to meet the needs of all learners and have a dedicated block of time: WIN (What I Need) daily to support students with advanced learning plans, individualized education plans, those who need a boost in math or reading and enrichment for those who are right on track. We have many opportunities for families and local businesses to get involved and through their dedicated help, we recently received some major facility upgrades, including a new playground, gym, and carpeting throughout the building. We are currently partnering with families and businesses to create a Makerspace, which will further allow students to engage in authentic learning tasks. Come join us on our journey!


Lukas Elementary seeks a dedicated, innovative, and collaborative educator to join our team. The ideal candidate will have previous teaching experience, a willingness to learn, stretch your thinking, and grow your practice, and adapt to the ever-changing requirements of the role. A strong understanding of technology, Google classroom, and digital learning is necessary as is a firm grasp of teaching Lucy Calkins readers and writers workshop. A belief in restorative practices and circles--and the ability to implement such practices--is critical. We departmentalize in the upper grades so a firm grasp of specific content is also necessary.


Lukas is seeking a caring and experienced professional to teach 3rd grade next year. This is a temporary position. The qualified candidate will teach one of our two 3rd grade classes and will work closely with a teammate to ensure instruction is aligned throughout the year. The qualified canidate will have previously taught Lucy Calkins readers and writers workshp as well as implemeneted math workshop on a regular basis. We use an online science curriculum: Discovery Education science techbook and have already converted to NGSS standards so previous experience teaching these standards is a plus. We have WIN (What I Need) time each to day to ensure students receive targeted instruction at their grade level so the qualified candidate will have a strong understanding of how to use data to adjust instruction and grow students in measurabe ways. A flexible thinker, a willingness to learn new things, and an ability to take and apply feedback quickly and effectively is necessary.


Desired Start Date: 08/14/2019Teacher Elementary
Annual Position
FLSA: Exempt
FTE: 1.00, Hours/Day: 8.00, Days/Year: 185
Salary Plan, Grade, Step: JCE - Professional - 185 days, GR1, 1
Min-Mid Annual Salary Range: $40,989 - $57,654


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 or authorization. Must meet content-area qualifications, which could include the appropriate license endorsement, degree in the content area, Colorado State Board of Education-approved content exam, or 36 credit hours as determined by the district.


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Job Status: Temporary
A successful external applicant will be issued a one-year, temporary contract. A successful internal applicant currently holding a Jeffco non-probationary contract will forfeit their non-probationary status. Please contact Employment Services for questions.


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