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Lower School First Grade Crew Leader

  • Date Posted
    • 3.21.18
  • Organization
    • Partner Schools
  • Region
    • Mountain
  • Role
    • Crew Leader
  • 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.”

Lower School First Grade Crew Leader Position Available
The Rocky Mountain School of Expeditionary Learning
(RMSEL) is looking for a dedicated full-time First Grade
Crew Leader to join our staff. The position involves looping
with the students, teaching kindergarten one year, and
then first grade the next year with the same group of
students. For the 2018-2019 school year, the open
position is for first grade.

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
* Advocating for and nurturing 25 diverse learners in a first
grade classroom * Building a respectful, caring, and
efficient classroom culture * Implementing and enhancing
adopted curriculum (including EL Education ELA and
RMSEL-specific math curriculum) * Implementing Best
Practices to grow emergent readers, writers, and
mathematicians * Developing proactive relationships with
families, including supplying regular student progress
information to enhance family partnerships * Provide
multiple tiers of support for parents to volunteer in the
classroom * Assessing student learning regularly, and then
using data collected to refine and differentiate instruction
* Planning and participating in multi-day and overnight
fieldwork with students and staff * Committing to and
actively participating in professional development and
coaching cycles

Requirements
* Outstanding classroom management to support the
development of primary learners * Clear understanding of
curriculum, instruction, and child development at the
primary level * Ability to guide students to achieve high
academic expectations * Effective communication and
interpersonal skills with students, parents, and colleagues
* Ability to develop and maintain strong positive parent
partnerships * Experience with traditional and alternative
assessments * Ability to differentiate instruction to meet
the needs of diverse learners * Implementation of
technology to communicate student achievement with
parents / students weekly * Possess a Colorado
Department of Education Elementary K-6 or ECE teaching
license * Preferred candidate will have at least three years
of experience teaching in primary school classrooms

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 * Professional
growth opportunities, both on and off site * A one teacher
to 25 student classroom ratio with support from an
educational assistant * Daily planning blocks with the
Lower School Team * 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

Qualified candidates should also have a teaching video and
corresponding lesson plan prepared to share with the
interview committee upon request.

Please, no phone calls.

Deadline for application is Wednesday April 4, 2018 at
4:00 p.m. or until filled.