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Middle School Teachers (pool)

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Middle School Teachers (pool)
Independence Academy
Major Responsibilities and Duties
The duties and responsibilities of the middle school teacher involve instruction that is hands-on, problem or inquiry based, and promotes high engagement. The teacher shall:
• Be willing to teach in a team teaching model.
• Demonstrate the ability to model, deliver, and craft rich student-centered learning experiences around Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math.
• Demonstrate the ability to create and implement strategies for weaving STEAM and Expeditionary experiences into multi-disciplinary curricula from grades 6 through 8.
• Work in partnership with teachers and staff, modeling consistent effective teaching with technology and engagement, lesson plan design.
• Demonstrate fundamental knowledge of the connection between your subject and other core subjects.
• Understand and be able to design, develop, assess, and manage highly engaging hands-on learning experiences.
• Teach using state standards

Leadership and Professional Growth
The teacher shall:
• Identify and apply educational and technology-related research, the psychology of learning, and instructional design principles in guiding use of technology in education.
• Participate in professional development experiences that allow him or her to observe, evaluate, and apply the use of technology, team teaching model, and social emotional learning to support instruction.
Signing Bonus
Health/Dental Insurance
Paid time off
• A Bachelor’s degree and have or be able to obtain a Colorado teaching License.
• Deep knowledge of content standards, effective instructional strategies, and assessment driven instruction.
• Highly effective communication, listening, collaboration, and interpersonal skills.
• Effective written, verbal, and technology-based communication skills.
In addition to the tasks outlined above, it is the responsibility of the teacher to:
• Understand and support IACS’ mission and philosophy and to promote a positive image of the school.
• Contribute to a harmonious school atmosphere by working cooperatively with all colleagues.
• Respect the confidentiality of private information relating to students, colleagues and the operations of the school.
• Demonstrate responsibility and punctuality.
• Display flexibility in responding to new situations and expectations, a positive attitude and a helpful, nonjudgmental demeanor.
• Show willingness to consider and implement suggestions for improvement.
• Model the good character traits that IACS students are expected to embody.

Application Process:

If you are interested, please email your cover letter, resume and (3) letters of recommendation to Executive Director Lisa Gonsalves @ lisa.gonsalves@d51schools.org and Becky Polniak at Becky.Polniak@d51schools.org

For more information about Independence Academy Charter School, please call (970)254-6850 or visit: http://independenceacademygj.com/

Start Date
Pay Range: $35,000- $50,000
Contact Becky Polniak
Phone: 9702546850
Fax: (970) 241-2064
675 29 Road, Grand Junction, CO 81504