Lead Teacher, Ricks Center for Gifted Children

Job description

Ricks Center for Gifted Children at the University of Denver is an exemplary program designed for gifted children. We provide nationally recognized gifted education to approximately 230 students ranging from three years of age through eighth grade, who demonstrate exceptional, differentiated abilities and learning needs.

Position Summary

The Ricks Center for Gifted Children is a private elementary school for gifted learners within the University of Denver. There are approximately 200 students between preschool to 8th grade. The Lead Teacher is responsible for an assigned grade level and reports to the designated administrator in charge. The Lead Teacher will guide and mentors an Associate Teacher who is a direct report to the Lead Teacher. The Lead Teacher differentiates instruction, compacts curriculum, ensure a depth of conceptual understanding, and develops curriculum that is responsive to the learning needs and interests of the students. The Lead Teacher develops, and monitors student progress and uses the information to inform instructional practices. The Lead Teacher must understand developmentally appropriate practice.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Education, EC, Elementary or Middle School or a related field.
  • 3+ years teaching experience teaching in EC, Elementary or Middle School.
  • Experience teaching gifted children and twice exceptional students.
  • Experience teaching in a cross-curricular integrated program.
  • Valid teaching license or the qualifications necessary to obtain one.
  • Knowledge of social/emotional learning curriculum and special needs development.
  • Experience in co-teaching.
  • Must be able to lift, push, pull 50 llbs.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters degree or Doctorate in Education, EC, Elementary or Middle School or a related field.
  • Gifted endorsement.
  • Experience facilitating learning that is project-based playful inquiry.

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

Salary Grade Number
The salary grade for the position is 8.

Salary Range
The salary range for this position is $48,000 - $60,000.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidates sex or any other protected status.

The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.




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Job No: 493877
Posted: 6/7/2021
Application Due: 8/6/2021
Work Type: Full Time
Salary: Negotiable