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K-8 Music Teacher/9-12 Internship Coordinator

  • Date Posted
    • 4.19.18
  • Organization
    • Partner Schools
  • Region
    • Mountain
  • Role
    • Teacher
  • Commitment
    • Full-Time
  • Location
    • Denver, CO

Join Our Team
“RMSEL scholars will demonstrate pride and ownership as they grow into
responsible citizens, who strive for high academic achievement and character
excellence. RMSEL staff will equip our students with tools for success in order to
make a positive impact on our local and global community. Through our actions,
our community will exemplify Expeditionary Learning.”

K-8 Music Teacher/9-12 Internship Coordinator
The Rocky Mountain School of Expeditionary Learning
(RMSEL) is looking for a dedicated full-time K-8 Music
Teacher/9-12 Internship Coordinator to join our staff. The
K-8 Music Teacher/9-12 Internship Coordinator will oversee
the K-8 vocal and instrumental music program, as well as
help to coordinate and oversee 9-12 internship
experiences.

Background
RMSEL is a public, K-12 school of choice serving students
from five Denver-area school districts: Aurora, Cherry
Creek, Denver, Douglas County, and Littleton. The school,
founded in 1993, is a learning community designed around
multidisciplinary, integrated learning expeditions.
Expeditionary Learning places emphasis on high academic
achievement as well as on character development. We
believe that, given the right support and a caring and
compassionate learning environment, all students can and
want to learn. Our standards-based portfolio assessment
system makes explicit the criteria by which success can be
measured and documents the accomplishment of high
academic and character standards.

Teachers at RMSEL are expected to participate in a
community of shared leadership—teaching and caring for
students; developing curriculum; leading students in
service, travel, and fieldwork; and engaging in professional
development.

Responsibilities
K-8 Music Teacher

* Instruction and curriculum design that reflect
Expeditionary Learning core practices * Participation and
collaboration with other elective/specialist staff *
Instruction to students ranging in grade and ability from
kindergarten through eighth grade * 4 daily (50 minute)
special periods with 2 daily planning periods * 4 daily
vocal/instrumental music periods of instruction *
Commitment to ongoing classroom-based professional
development * Collaboration with learning specialists to
support students with Individual Education Plans

9-12 Internship Coordinator
* Instruction and curriculum design to support students in
developing robust and rigorous independent study
experiences * 2 daily (50 minute) elective periods *
Oversee students during independent learning
opportunities * Facilitate the outreach to and
professional communication with experts in a variety of
fields * Monitor the performance and progress of
students and communicate this information with
parents to enhance family partnerships * Create and
maintain a resource bank of local area experts,
professionals, and resources for students engaging in
independent learning experiences

Requirements
* Current Colorado Department of Education Teachers
License with endorsement in Music K-12 * Experience
teaching vocal and instrumental music * Familiarity with
Expeditionary Learning programming and practices *
Knowledge of current research and experience teaching
elective programs * Strong and professional
communication skills with adults and students

Benefits
RMSEL values its team of amazing educators. Teachers
at RMSEL receive:
* A teaching and learning environment that empowers
teachers to connect content and curriculum outside of
the classroom through engaging fieldwork experiences *
The opportunity to work with a team of professional
educators that values relationships with colleagues and
students * A supportive and invested parent community
* A positive school culture tied to our mission and vision
* Multiple professional development opportunities,
both on and off site with EL Education and the Public
Education and Business Coalition * A one teacher to 25
student classroom ratio with support from an
educational assistant * Daily planning blocks * A
leadership team that values teachers and students * A
community that values their work, while having fun
doing it!

Apply
Interested candidates should email a letter of interest,
resume, and 3 professional references directly to RMSEL
via: jobs@rmsel.org

Please, no phone calls.
Deadline for application is Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at
4:00 p.m. or until filled.