May 15, 2024

High School 12th Grade Teacher & College Counselor

  • Rocky Mountain Preparatory School
  • Denver, CO, USA
Education

Job Description

About Rocky Mountain Prep

Rocky Mountain Prep is a growing network of innovative public charter schools, serving students in pre-kindergarten through twelth grade in the Greater Denver Area. Rocky Mountain Prep (RMP) opened its first school in 2012 with 130 students and has grown to four schools, working with over 1,800 scholars across two districts. Grounded in our culture of rigor and love, our schools consistently outperform local districts academically, while also ensuring our scholars are developing in our PEAK values of perseverance, excellence, adventure, and kindness. In the school year 2023-2024, we will grow to 12 schools serving over 5,000 students in grades PK-12th.

Who We Seek:

We seek teachers and staff who are interested in developing students into outstanding human beings in their academic and personal lives by role-modeling our culture of Rigor and Love. Work collaboratively with their teammates and seek feedback, coaching, and mentorship from their admin team and school community. Implement our data-driven curriculum with the tools they've gained from experience while they adapt to the needs of their students.

If you are someone who is mission-driven, humble in your reflections about your practice, smart in the ways you approach data, and results-oriented, we'd love to see you apply.

During the 2023-2024 school year, RMP is driving after five big goals:
Going Green on the Colorado School Performance Framework90% Student Persistence95% Average Daily AttendanceFully Enrolled by October CountAcademics:PreK Students demonstrate one year of growthKinder through 2nd Grade Students grow 1.25 years in ELA and Math40% of 3rd through 5th-grade students meet their Millionaire Goal (one million words read)40% of 6th through 8th grade students meet their millionaire goal (two million words read)High school: 100% College Acceptance
Role Mission

As the Junior and Senior Seminar teachers at our high school, our mission is to empower students with the knowledge, skills, and guidance necessary to navigate their academic journeys and prepare them for college success beyond graduation.

We strive to create a supportive and engaging learning environment where students can explore their interests, set meaningful goals, and develop the critical thinking and problem-solving skills essential for lifelong learning.

This role will support the Director of College Access with the entire college application process for students and families.
In this role, you will...
  • Teach daily literacy interventions in individual and small group settings, providing instruction based on scholar needs
  • Progress monitor student data, document progress, and enter data into a centralized data management system
  • Analyze scholar data and use it to set individual goals, create intervention groups and instructional plans, and adjust instruction Collaborate with general education teachers, special education teachers, service providers, school leaders, students, and families to meet the academic, social, and emotional needs of each learner
  • Lead Student Care Plan meetings for students requiring additional support
  • There may be a requirement to work with students before or after regular school hours in this role. Total work hours will be adjusted accordingly.
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

Required:

Education Requirements:
  • 3 years of full-time K-12 lead teaching experience that involves literacy instruction (ex. homeroom teacher, literacy teacher, interventionist, or special education teacher)
  • During the application process, you will need to provide student data demonstrating that you have led students to 1.5 years of reading growth in a single school year and/or high levels of mastery on state tests or standards-based assessments
  • Be able to provide an official transcript demonstrating graduation from an undergraduate institution
  • CO teaching license OR Out-of-State teaching license with the ability to transfer licensure to CO
  • Pass a background check & demonstrate eligibility to work in the United States


Preferred:
  • Experience implementing a literacy intervention program with fidelity (e.g. Wilson Reading system)
  • Specialized training in research-based literacy intervention (e.g. Orton-Gillingham)
  • Experience with tiered instruction as a dedicated literacy interventionist in an elementary school
  • Reading specialist endorsement, Special Education endorsement, and/or CLDE endorsement on an active CO teaching license
  • Completion of CDE READ Act training and/or CDE Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CLD) 45 contact hours
  • Experience working with linguistically and culturally diverse students and families
  • Bilingual English & Spanish or English & Arabic

Salary

This is a full-time, benefits-eligible position with a salary range of $60,000 - $89,000. Years count as full years spent lead teaching in American public K-12 schools and public Pre-K programs.

Teachers are eligible for performance pay up to $1,500 - $3,000 if they meet the data metrics (goals) for their role.

Benefits
  • Health Insurance (medical, dental, vision)
  • Disability Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Retirement through PERA
  • Paid-Time-Off


Closing

Want more information
  • Please review our Rocky Mountain Prep Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about our program!

Demonstrate eligibility to work in the United States

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. Rocky Mountain Prep does not sponsor visas at this time.

RMP is an equal-opportunity employer. We seek applicants of diverse backgrounds and hire without regard to color, gender, religion, national origin, citizenship, disability, age, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you have any questions, please email our Talent Recruiter Lexi Pacheco at [email protected].

We appreciate your interest in Rocky Mountain Prep and look forward to getting to know you!

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