Kindergarten Co-Teacher - Ricks Center for Gift Children
The Ricks Center for Gifted Children at the University of Denver invites applications for two (2) part-time elementary co-teaching positions. Our elementary classrooms are multi-age spanning two year groups, and are co-taught. We desire candidates who are adept at working with a diverse group of gifted students with varying abilities, and therefore able to differentiate curriculum, individualize and compact instruction and ensure a depth of conceptual understanding. These positions require dynamic individuals who model 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.
- 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.
- Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education, Human Development, or Elementary Education.
- Valid teaching license in one of the above (or licensable).
- 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.
Monday-Friday 8:00 - 1:30
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by Friday, July 28, 2017.
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. For any inquiries about these positions, please contact Jacob Hill at
Please include the following documents with your application:
- Cover Letter