Job Postings

Colorado Academy offers rewarding teaching, administrative, and staff opportunities for talented and visionary individuals. If no positions are listed below, please continue to watch for openings that best suit your qualifications.
 
If you would like to submit an application for a position that is not currently available, we accept applications at any time. We prefer individuals with a Master's degree in the subject area of their intended teaching, or a teaching certificate (from any state), plus a minimum of two years of classroom teaching experience. Applicants that have completed a Master’s program with teaching preparation may require fewer years of classroom experience.

Please send a letter of application and resume to:
Michael Davis, Ph.D.
Head of School
Colorado Academy
3800 South Pierce Street
Denver, Colorado 80235
barb.eckler@coloradoacademy.org
 
Note your name and subject or grade level in the subject line of your email.

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  • Assistant Athletic Director

    Description
    This full-time, eleven-month position requires an individual who is highly organized and comfortable working with students, their parents and the Faculty. The Assistant Athletic Director handles emails, calls and inquiries to the Athletic Department primarily surrounding the US athletic program, and as a result, is often first contact many US families and the public has with the school. The Assistant works closely with the Director of Athletics, overseeing the daily US athletics schedule as well as the daily workings of the school, helping to manage the US competitive sports calendar, transportation, special events, referees, scheduling/confirming games and other duties as assigned. Weekend hours likely.

    Qualifications

    We are seeking an individual with the following tools or traits:
    • A positive team player
    • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s preferred.
    • Three or more years working in the school environment, with specific athletic experience. Independent school experience a plus.
    • High level coaching experience.
    • Strong knowledge of MS Office, including Word, Excel and Outlook
    • Expert written and verbal communication skills
    • Strong decision-making skills and attention to detail. Organizational strengths are important.
    • Ability to work independently with little or no supervision. Initiative and foresight is key.
    • Ability to positively interact with others in a fast-paced environment, often under pressure, while remaining flexible
    • Ability to understand and manipulate the school website for communication and scheduling purposes (training provided)
    Background
    The CA Athletic program is highly competitive with an attention to teaching character, perseverance, and hard work through different state sanctioned sports and non-competitive activities.

    To Apply

    Qualified applicants are encouraged to send a letter of application and resume to:
    Michael Davis, Ph.D.
    Head of School
    Colorado Academy
    3800 South Pierce Street
    Denver, CO 80235
    Email: barb.eckler@coloradoacademy.org
  • Fifth Grade Teacher

    Description
    Lower School teachers (PreK-5) work in self-contained classrooms of typically 20 students each. Lower School teachers focus on three core academic areas: mathematics, language arts, and social studies. Physical education, Spanish language, science, music, art and computer technology are taught by specialists. Collaboration and communication between homeroom and specialist teachers is a high value in the Lower School.

    Qualifications

    We are seeking an educator who is passionate about teaching fifth grade students. The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years of classroom experience, including a strong background and/or interest in mathematics instruction and demonstrated experience and facility with technology integration (including 1:1 iPads), curriculum development, and working collaboratively with a team. The successful candidate will possess excellent communication skills with parents and colleagues, add strength to the school community, and show evidence of continuing professional development. A Master’s degree in elementary education or a related field and a teaching credential is preferred.

    To Apply

    Qualified applicants are encouraged to send a letter of application, resume and three references to:
    Michael Davis, Ph.D.
    Head of School
    Colorado Academy
    3800 South Pierce Street
    Denver, CO 80235
    Email: barb.eckler@coloradoacademy.org
  • Lower School Mathematics Specialist (Pre-K through Grade 5)

    Description
    The Colorado Academy Lower School is seeking an experienced, full-time Math Specialist (Pre-K through Grade 5) to support effective mathematics instruction and student learning.
    This specialist will work with teachers, teacher teams, and administrators in curriculum development, teaching strategies, differentiated instruction, assessments, and materials selection to help support students in their learning. The Math Specialist will help design and implement professional development based on current educational principles, best practices, and theory. The ideal candidate has a passion for working with children of all ages and has a solid understanding of children's appropriate social, emotional, and academic developmental stages.

    Qualifications

    • A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in mathematics and/or a Master’s degree in education (with at least 24 semester hours of mathematics courses, mathematics pedagogy courses, and leadership/coaching courses applicable to a mathematics specialist endorsement); a state-issued mathematics specialist endorsement desirable
    • Actively engaged in professional development sessions addressing mathematics and mathematics education
    • At least five years of successful, full-time K-5 classroom teaching experience
    • Experience in working with multiple grade levels (preferred) and differentiated instruction
    • Experience in providing professional development that addresses mathematics content, mathematics instructional strategies, and use of assessment to inform instruction

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
    • Knowledge of the development of mathematical understanding and mathematical proficiency in elementary-age students
    • Knowledge of current theory and practices in mathematics instruction, current mathematics curriculum programs, including but not limited to Investigations and/or Fosnot curriculum basics and pedagogy, and a variety of assessment strategies
    • Knowledge of current educational principles, best practices and theory related to mathematics education, including knowledge of research-based instructional strategies that support elementary mathematics education.
    • Ability to work constructively with individual teachers and teams of teachers with varying years of experience and multiple perspectives on mathematic instruction
    • Ability to assess student needs and performance and to interpret results to inform instructional planning
    • Ability to provide critical yet constructive feedback
    • Skilled collaborative team member with strong interpersonal and communication skills

    Key Duties and Responsibilities
    • Promote enhanced mathematics instruction and student learning by coaching and working with teachers to develop more effective mathematics teaching practices and by sharing information addressing the way in which students learn mathematics
    • Work with and support teachers in developing curriculum, differentiated instruction techniques, teaching strategies, assessments and materials to help support students in their progress.
    • Build trust among faculty. This position does not evaluate teacher performance, but supports professional development and growth
    • Develop job-embedded and other ongoing professional development for teachers, using strategies such as demonstration teaching/modeled lessons, co-teaching, classroom observation, and debriefing
    • Collaborate with teachers to create common assessments and to facilitate data interpretation sessions analyzing student data and collaborate with teachers to develop plans and designs for appropriate instruction based on those interpretations
    • Collaborate with grade-level teachers and grade-level teams of teachers to review and further develop mathematics curriculum maps, pacing guides, and instructional plans to enhance the success of their students
    • Support the professional growth of teachers by strengthening classroom teachers’ understanding of mathematics content
    • Collaborate with faculty and administration in addressing the development and implementation of programs and strategies for the improvement of student achievement in mathematics
    • Report to the Lower School Principal and work with that position to support high quality instruction and curriculum development
    • Collaborate with Middle School and Upper School Math Department Chairs to develop and review Pre-K-12 scope and sequence in math education
    • Plan and coordinate the implementation of opportunities for parent education in mathematics

    To Apply

    Qualified applicants are encouraged to send a letter explaining their interest and qualifications, resume, and contact information for five references to:
    Michael Davis, Ph.D.
    Head of School
    Colorado Academy
    3800 South Pierce Street
    Denver, CO 80235
    Email: barb.eckler@coloradoacademy.org
  • Middle School Athletic Director

    Description
    This full-time, eleven-month position requires an individual who is highly organized and comfortable working primarily with MS students, their parents and the Faculty. The Middle School Athletic Director handles emails, calls and inquiries to the Athletic Department, and as a result, is often first contact many families and the public has with the school. The MS AD works closely with the Director of Athletics, overseeing the daily MS athletics schedule as well as the daily workings of the school, helping to manage the competitive sports calendar, transportation, special events, referees, scheduling/confirming games and other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

    We are seeking an individual with the following tools or traits:
    • Positive, team player.
    • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s preferred
    • Three or more years working in the school environment, with specific athletic experience. Independent school experience a plus.
    • Coaching/teaching experience
    • Strong knowledge of MS Office, including Word, Excel and Outlook
    • Expert written and verbal communication skills
    • Strong decision-making skills and attention to detail
    • Ability to work independently with little or no supervision. Self starter.
    • Ability to interact with others in a fast-paced environment, often under pressure, while remaining flexible
    • Ability to understand and manipulate the school website for communication and scheduling purposes (training provided)
    • Potential teaching responsibilities

    Background
    The Athletic program is highly rigorous with an attention to teaching character, perseverance, and hard work through different ACIS sanctioned sports and non-competitive activities.

    To Apply

    Qualified applicants are encouraged to send a letter of application and resume to:
    Michael Davis, Ph.D.
    Head of School
    Colorado Academy
    3800 South Pierce Street
    Denver, CO 80235
    Email: barb.eckler@coloradoacademy.org
  • Technology Integration and Innovation Specialist

    Description
    CA seeks a full-time, Pre-K–12 faculty position which reports directly to the Director of Technology effective August 2016. The primary role of this position is to facilitate creative and innovative use of technology by working collaboratively with faculty, students, and divisional technology coordinators.

    Duties and Responsibilities
    • Promote the use of technology as a tool to improve learning.
    • Engage with faculty, staff, and students to extend responsible, innovative and creative use of technology.
    • Plan, model and encourage effective use of technology with an emphasis on iPads, making, tinkering, and innovation in the classroom.
    • Provide assistance to teachers with effective implementation of technology in their own classes including being a resource in the classroom for demonstrations, guidance, and additional support.
    • Ensure that students have mastered important technology skills through technology integration in the classroom.
    • Teach two computer science & innovation classes in the middle school.
    • Provide professional development on technology integration and work with the Director of Technology to plan professional development for faculty and staff.
    • Help teachers select and distribute digital textbooks and eBooks.
    • Maintain a current knowledge of emerging technologies in education, curriculum, and best pedagogical practices.
    • Other projects as assigned by the Director of Technology.
     
    Qualifications
    • Minimum four-year degree from an accredited college or university; advanced degree preferred.
    • At least five years of experience teaching in an educational environment and working with students of all ages.
    • Broad knowledge and experience with technology in schools including iPads, 1:1 programs, and maker spaces. Demonstrated aptitude for learning new technologies.
    • An understanding of key learning theories, design thinking, computational thinking, and curriculum development and their relation to technology.
    • Effective and supportive communication skills including the ability to explain technology issues to technical and non-technical audiences.
    • Excellent oral and written communications skills.

    To Apply

    Qualified applicants are encouraged to send a letter of application and resume to:
    Michael Davis, Ph.D.
    Head of School
    Colorado Academy
    3800 South Pierce Street
    Denver, CO 80235
    Email: barb.eckler@coloradoacademy.org
  • Third Grade Teacher

    Description
    Lower School teachers (Pre-K-5) work in self-contained classrooms of typically 20 students each. Lower School teachers focus on three core academic areas: language arts, social studies and math. Physical education, Spanish language, science, music, art and computer technology are taught by specialists. Collaboration and communication between homeroom and specialist teachers is a high value in the Lower School.

    Qualifications

    We are seeking an experienced teacher with substantial background in primary education. A Master’s degree in elementary education is preferred but not necessary. The ideal candidate will possess excellent communication skills with parents and colleagues, add strength to the school community, and show evidence of continuing professional development. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate skill in working collaboratively with a team and in building colleagueship.

    To Apply

    Qualified applicants are encouraged to send a letter of application, resume and three references to:
    Michael Davis, Ph.D.
    Head of School
    Colorado Academy
    3800 South Pierce Street
    Denver, CO 80235
    Email: barb.eckler@coloradoacademy.org
  • Upper School English Instructor (Grades 9-12)

    Description
    This full-time assignment consists of 4 sections of English, which may include World Literature, American Literature, upper-level electives, and an advisory.

    Qualifications

    A minimum of 5 years classroom teaching experience is required or the equivalent teacher preparation (MAT)/Internship Program. Educational technology skills (SMARTboards, iPads, etc.) necessary. Master’s degree preferred. Coaching abilities are a plus.

    Background
    The Upper School program combines a strong college preparatory academic curriculum with extensive and challenging programs in athletics, community service, and fine arts. Students graduating from the Upper School apply to and are accepted at selective colleges throughout the United States. Small classes, high standards, plenty of extra help, and an abiding belief that the most successful learners are the most active and involved learners, make the Upper School years the best kind of capstone to a student’s pre-collegiate education. Learning is not confined to the classroom: we have an experiential-interim program, student generated club activities, and a community service program. Learning opportunities abound, shared with friends and committed teachers.

    To Apply

    Qualified applicants are encouraged to send a letter of application and resume to:
    Michael Davis, Ph.D.
    Head of School
    Colorado Academy
    3800 South Pierce Street
    Denver, CO 80235
    Email: barb.eckler@coloradoacademy.org
  • Upper School Mathematics Teacher (Grades 9-12)

    Description
    CA seeks a dynamic, energetic, and creative mathematics teacher to join a collegial department as a full-time member effective August 2016. A full-time position consists of four sections of mathematics and an advisory. The likely teaching assignment for this position will include Geometry.

    Qualifications

    A successful candidate will be not only mathematically prepared to teach a college preparatory curriculum from beginning Algebra through AP Calculus and/or AP Statistics but also one who strives to be innovative in his/her teaching and is willing to explore current “best practices” in CA’s technology-enhanced, student-centered, and increasingly investigation-based classrooms. We seek those candidates having demonstrated experience using various technologies (e.g., iPad, Geometer’s Sketchpad, TI calculators, etc.) on various platforms as a regular component of classroom practice. Coding experience desirable, but not required.
    Coaching abilities are a plus.

    To Apply

    Qualified applicants are encouraged to send a letter of application and resume to:
    Michael Davis, Ph.D.
    Head of School
    Colorado Academy
    3800 South Pierce Street
    Denver, CO 80235
    Email: barb.eckler@coloradoacademy.org

Non-Discrimination Policy

Colorado Academy does not discriminate or allow unlawful harassment in any of its programs, procedures or practices on the basis of age, color, disability, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, military service, or other protected classifications defined by the State of Colorado and local laws. The policy applies in all aspects of employment with the Academy.