ELA Teacher

Jefferson Academy Secondary

Contract type
Closing date
Jun 30, 2024 12:00 AM

Responsible for establishing, instructing, and maintaining a learning environment for students using the
English curriculum for grades 7-8. Prepare lessons and engaging units which encourage students to utilize
critical thinking skills, collaborative discussions and imagination. May be required to teach electives
courses based on need and experience.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
This position is responsible for providing a content rich curriculum specifically in the subject matter
of English Language Arts for grades 7-8.
Demonstrate mastery of related subject matter, instructional skills, and resource materials.
Engage in collaborative planning with grade level and elective/specials teams.
Maintain a safe, organized classroom that supports students’ learning and collaboration.
Monitor and maintain a positive classroom environment that supports school-wide behavior
Establish and maintain appropriate relationships with students, parents, staff, and community
members by communicating in a tactful, courteous, and confidential manner.
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Education or content area is required. Completed secondary
PLACE/Praxis II exam may be required. Must meet ESSA Highly Qualified requirements.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Current Colorado-certified teaching license with a secondary subject specific endorsement or ability to
obtain Colorado license is required.

Skills, Knowledge, and Equipment
Ability to be flexible and collaborate with multiple teams and/or other elective/special teachers. Active
listening and problem-solving skills. Well-developed interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills.
Ability to work independently. Excellent prioritization and organization skills. Basic computer skills and
ability to operate office equipment.

Decision Making
Work is primarily assigned by the Secondary Principal. This position requires the ability to make decisions
and follow instructions of the Principal and school guidelines. Errors in decision making could lead to
incorrect grades on papers, improper instructions for students, or improper behavior management of students. Decision making requires collaboration with the teaching staff. Work is guided by school policies
and procedures.

Physical Demands
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or
feel; reach with hands and arms, and talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, and
sit. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The
employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Work Environment
The work environment described here represents what an employee encounters while performing the
essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to
outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Education requirement

Bachelors Degree

How to apply

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