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18 - MIDDLE SCHOOL LANGUAGE ARTS TEACHER - LIMITED TERM

Pueblo City Schools (learn more)

Pueblo, CO (map)

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3024939
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted: February 22, 2019

Job Description

Middle School Language Arts Teacher Innovation Zone


(2018-19 School Year)

Be the change that you wish to see in the world. -Mahatma Gandhi

The Pueblo Innovation Zone consists of eight unique schools that provide some of the most challenging and rewarding work. We are seeking educators who are driven by a strong desire to positively transform the lives of students.  Successful teachers will have the following characteristics:
  • A passion for teaching and learning.
  • The ability to develop meaningful relationships with students.
  • Analytic and data driven problem solving skills.
  • Strong classroom management.
  • Interpersonal and cultural awareness.
  • Belief that ALL students can achieve excellence
  • A Growth Mindset is a must.
 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Valid Colorado Teaching License within 60 days from date of hire
  • English Language Arts Endorsement or
  • Teacher must be highly qualified in applicable content area through the following options:
    • Endorsement on a Colorado teaching license
    • 36 semester credit hours applicable to content area - English Language Arts
    • Passing score on a State Board of Education approved content exam (currently the ETS Praxis Series)
    • Be eligible for a TiR or Alternative Licensing Program in content area
  • Employee must complete a fingerprint-based criminal background check and must be cleared by the Office of Human Resources
  • Must be able to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing, using proper grammar and vocabulary
  • Support Innovation Zone Purpose, Vision, and Mission as well as the innovation components of the schools to which they apply (e.g.- STEM, IB, AVID, Blended Learning, etc.)
 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 3-5 years successful teaching as demonstrated by references, evaluations and student growth data
  • Experience implementing effective Literacy Instruction.
  • Experience using Common Core State standards to plan instruction.
  • Experience with a blended learning model or a desire to learn
  • Experience with AVID implementation or a desire to learn
  • Experience in a Title I setting
  • Experience with Teach Like A Champion Strategies
  • Successful experience implementing strong classroom routines and procedures demonstrated by references and evaluations
  • Experience with STEM based educational philosophy and instructional practices.
  • Knowledge and/ or experience with Expeditionary Learning ELA Curriculum
 

JOB EXPECTATIONS:

  • Establish clear classroom routines and procedures that create a positive student-centered learning environment.
  • Utilize data from a variety of sources to collaboratively plan and adapt instruction. Submit lesson plans for feedback and support.
  • Implement evidenced-based instructional practices that build student knowledge and skills across a variety of content areas.
  • Actively engage in the professional development activities to continuously improve practices.
  • Maintain a professional attitude and work ethic.
  • Communicate effectively and productively with a variety of stakeholders including students, families, and colleagues.
  • Collaborate as a member of a high performing team to drive individual and school improvement.
  • Utilize a standards-based grading protocol.
 
CONTRACT TERMS:  One Hundred Sixty-Five Days (165)
                                     Teacher Benefits Teacher Salary Schedule
                                     Salary Range: $36,800 - $76,500 
                                     PEA Agreement Status:  FSLA Exempt
 

Instructions for Applying:

 
All applicants interested in and qualified for the posted position must submit an online application.  Applications that are incomplete and/or not submitted will not be forwarded to the hiring administrator for review.  The following will need to be uploaded with the application:  current cover letter for the posted position; current resume; copy of principal/administrative license; copy of transcripts conferring required degree; copy of Place/Praxis test and three current letters of reference (one of which must be from your current supervisor). and any other materials requested on the application to verify that individuals are eligible for a Colorado License from the Colorado Department of Education.
 
Please note:  If hired, a new hire packet will be emailed and must be completed prior to processing.  Fingerprints will be required for all employees of Pueblo City Schools prior to your processing date.

 Pueblo City Schools seeks to comply with state and/or federal law prohibiting discrimination in employment on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, sex (gender), age genetic information, or disabilities in admission or access to, or treatment of employment in its educational programs or activities. Inquiries regarding Pueblo City Schools' compliance may be referred to the Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Compliance Officer for Pueblo City Schools, 315 West 11th St., Pueblo, CO  81003 (719) 549-7162. .Si usted necesita ayuda con la traduccion, de esta informacion, por favor llame a la oficina del distrito.

 -Pueblo City Schools Innovation Zone- 
Bessemer Academy, Franklin School of Innovation, Irving Elementary, Minnequa Elementary
Heroes K-8 Academy, Pueblo Academy of Arts, Risley International Academy of Innovation, Roncalli STEM Academy
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Job Category: Classroom Teacher > English & Language Arts
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Pueblo City Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Contact Information

    • Human Resources
    • Pueblo, Colorado 81003

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