Elementary Co-Teacher - Ricks Center

USA, Colorado, Denver
May 23, 2017
University of
Faculty Jobs
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Summary

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 depth of conceptual understanding. This position requires a dynamic individual who models a passion for and expertise in holistic education, and who can collaborate effectively with the grade-level team to develop and implement curriculum, track student progress, and group students for differentiation.

Essential Functions

  • Integrate curriculum and team teach around central themes, teach math and language arts skills in isolation and practice them in context.
  • Assess student development and performance using a variety of assessment techniques and models, tracking data to ensure growth.
  • Create a differentiated, high level curriculum, including participation on a school-wide curriculum alignment and development team (subject area to be determined based on interest and need).
  • Support the school mission through the active involvement in the school community and a vested interest in gifted education.
  • Proactively involve parents in their child's education, including positive outreach on both and seeking partnership in areas for improvement.
  • Support children in their holistic development through proactive social-emotional instruction and support.
  • 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, and collaborate with specialists and student support team members as needed.
  • Work with an administrator in a data-informed coaching model around professional goals and participate in reflection on own performance on teaching rubric.
  • Monitor and assist students on playgrounds and at break times.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education.
  • Valid teaching certificate/license in Elementary Education.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Graduate hours or Masters in education of the gifted.
  • Experience teaching gifted children and twice-exceptional students.
  • Experience teaching in a cross-curricular, integrated program.
  • Experience with Bridges to Mathematics, Reading / Writing Workshop (Teachers College), and integrated curriculum development.

Application Deadline

For best consideration, please submit your application materials by Tuesday, June 6, 2017.

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through www.du.edu/jobs to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please scroll to the bottom of the page to apply.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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