Middle School Latin Teacher

Denver, USA, Colorado
Apr 25, 2017
University of
Faculty Jobs
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Ricks Center for Gifted Children at the University of Denver is a Preschool to Grade 8 school serving the needs of gifted children since 1984. Ricks Center offers a progressive model of education focused on developing the intellectual, social, emotional, creativity and physical needs of the gifted child. Our diverse student body benefits from small class sizes, expert teachers, a wide range of content offerings, integrated curriculum, and a focus on community, care and engagement.

The Ricks Center for Gifted Children at the University of Denver invites applications for a part time Middle School (fifth through eight grade) Latin. We seek a candidate with expertise in Latin instruction, and the developing adolescent. We desire a candidate who is adept at working with a diverse group of gifted students with varying abilities, and therefore is able to differentiate curriculum, individualize and compact instruction and ensure a dept of conceptual understanding. This position requires a dynamic individual who models a passion for and expertise in Latin, and who can collaborate effectively with others.

This is a non-benefited position not to exceed 1,000 hours in a calendar year.

Essential Functions

  • Teach mixed-grade Latin classes, collaborating with the MS team to integrate curriculum around central themes, when appropriate.
  • Assess student development and performance using a variety of assessment techniques and models.
  • Create a differentiated, high level curriculum.
  • Support the school mission through the active involvement in the school community.
  • Interact and be involved with parents, including proactive outreach on both positive aspects of learning and areas for improvement.
  • Ability and willingness to work with the school in a shift toward standards-based grading and reporting.
  • Establish and maintain standards of student behavior needed to provide an orderly, productive, creative classroom environment.
  • Set and participate in team goals focused on student growth and supported by growth data.
  • Work with an administrator in a coaching model around professional goals and participate in reflection on own performance on teaching rubric.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Latin, or related field.
  • Valid teaching certificate/license, special license, or licensable.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Graduate hours or Masters in education of the gifted.
  • Experience teaching gifted children, twice-exceptional students, and middle school aged children.

Application Deadline

For best consideration, please submit your application materials by Tuesday, May 9th, 2017.

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through www.du.edu/jobs to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

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