SUMMARY OF FUNCTION
This is an instructional position that facilitates students in learning subject matter and skills that will contribute to their development as mature, able, and responsible men and women. The employee guides the learning process toward the achievement of curriculum goals and–in harmony with the goals–establishes clear objectives for lessons, units, and projects and has the ability to communicate these objectives to students. The work plan employs a variety of instructional techniques utilizing appropriate technology, consistent with limitations of the location provided and the needs and capabilities of the individuals or student groups involved. Displays personal qualities which are appropriate for a professional teacher such as: maintains professional ethics and confidentiality; is open to learning from others and accepts constructive criticism; is a positive role model for students (e.g. is consistent, fair, dependable, responsible, and respectful).
Effective Teachers in the state of Colorado have the knowledge, skills, and commitments needed to provide excellent and equitable learning opportunities and growth for all students. They strive to support growth and development, close achievement gaps and to prepare diverse student populations for postsecondary and workforce success. Effective Teachers facilitate mastery of content and skill development, and employ and adjust evidence-based strategies and approaches for students who are not achieving mastery and students who need acceleration. They also develop in students the skills, interests and abilities necessary to be lifelong learners, as well as for democratic and civic participation. Effective Teachers communicate high expectations to students and their families and utilize diverse strategies to engage them in a mutually supportive teaching and learning environment. Because effective Teachers understand that the work of ensuring meaningful learning opportunities for all students cannot happen in isolation, they engage in collaboration, continuous reflection, on-going learning and leadership within the profession.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
•Implements by instruction and action the district’s philosophy of education and instructional content standards and benchmarks (goals and objectives)
•Provides effective instructional strategies and activities for all students in the classroom
•Prepares for classes assigned and shows written evidence of preparation upon request of the principal or his/her designated school leader
•Encourages students to set and maintain standards of appropriate classroom behavior
•Plans a program of study that meets the individual needs, interests, and abilities of the students
•Assesses the accomplishments of students on a regular basis and provides progress reports as required
•Maintains accurate, complete and correct records as required by law, district policy, and administrative regulation
•Makes provision for availability to students and parents for education-related purposes outside the instructional day when required or requested to do so under reasonable terms
•Plans and supervises purposeful assignments for teacher aide(s) and volunteer(s) and, cooperatively with supervisor, evaluates their job performance
•Attends staff meetings and serves on staff committees as required
•Make every student, parent, and visitor feel noticed, welcomed, and valued
•Performs related work as required
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, AND SKILLS
•Understands and demonstrates classroom management/instructional strategies to support student achievement
•Integrates technology skills to support the content area(s) and 21st Century Learning
•Knowledge of child and adolescent development
•Knowledge of subject areas, curriculum, and standards-based education
•Knowledge of special education as applied to the needs of the students assigned to the teacher’s particular area/classroom
•Knowledge of the general organization and functions of a public school system
• Ability to communicate effectively and resolve conflict with students, parents, and community groups
•Good organization and communication skills
•Demonstrates accomplishments in keeping professionally current
•Bachelor’s degree in education or other discipline with endorsement meeting teacher licensure requirements
•Appropriate State licensure and Montessori Certification
•Reports to Principal
•The work is performed in a school classroom (environment).
The work is mostly walking and standing with periods of sitting. Typical positions require workers to lift and carry up to 20 pounds; climb stairs, ladders or scaffolding; bend and crouch; reach, hold, grasp and turn objects; use fingers to operate computer or typewriter keyboards; demonstrate an athletic activity or physical exercise; feel the shape, size and temperature of objects; and physically restrain students. The work requires the ability to speak normally, to use normal or aided vision and hearing, and to detect odors.
About Buena Vista Montessori Elementary
Come teach at our public Montessori school in beautiful Colorado Springs, Colorado. We have been in existence as a Montessori school for 16 years and have a highly motivated, collaborative staff and supportive school community.
Many extra benefits are available as part of Colorado Springs School District 11, which was voted one of the best places to work in Colorado Springs. We are committed to "Find the Key, Unlock the Potential" in every student and staff member, and would love to have you learn and grow with us as we work together to meet the unique needs of our children.
We prefer a candidate who has completed a Montessori training program but will also consider a candidate who is in the beginning stages of their Montessori journey and committed to learning more. All candidates must have a Colorado State Teacher's License or be in the process of earning a Colorado State Teacher's License.
ABOUT BUENA VISTA ELEMENTARY
Our school is a close knit family that consists of approximately 220 students: 4 primary classes, 4 lower elementary classes, and 2 upper elementary classes. All of our students attend on a "choice permit" and have specifically chosen us for our Montessori program.