High School English Language Arts Teacher

Meeker School District has an approximate enrollment of 700 students in grades Pre-K through 12.  The high school has approximately 200 students in ninth through twelfth grade.  The District prefers a person who currently holds endorsements in Secondary English Language Arts. A Master Degree is preferred but not required.  The applicant should have a solid understanding of standards-based education, multiple assessments and strategies to inform instruction.  The District desires an individual who has collaborative skills as an active member of the staff.  We are looking for an educator who has an understanding of the intellectual, social, and emotional needs of the high school student; who is enthusiastic and wants to join a staff committed to “Excellence in All We Do”.

Job Functions/Qualifications:

  • Models ethical standards, continual growth, collaborative work, and care and concern for students, materials, and facilities.

  • The Classroom teacher demonstrates effective classroom management strategies.

  • The classroom teacher will use state and district standards to drive the design of standards-based assessment, planning and instruction.

  • The classroom teacher demonstrates effective and appropriate communication skills.

  • The teacher must be appropriately certified and/or licensed as a teacher in the State of Colorado as provided by law.

  • Licensed staff must be qualified for the area or grade level in which they perform, meeting Colorado Department of Education accreditation standards.

  • Demonstrate effective problem solving skills.

  • Knowledge of curriculum, assessment, models of instruction.

  • Other job duties as assigned. To view the full Job Description, click HERE.

  • The District is willing to consider candidates for an Alternative Licensure Program.

The alternative teacher pathway allows districts to hire candidates with specific content knowledge and who hold an undergraduate or higher degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education to teach while completing the necessary teacher training based on the Colorado Teacher Quality Standards. Alternative teacher preparation programs vary in length from 1 year to 2 years (though special education generalist candidates may take a third year, if necessary). While serving as a teacher, alternative candidates put what they learn into practice immediately. Anyone who meets this criteria and is interested in teaching should contact the school district. 

Applications: Please submit application/resume/references to:  Certified application can be found HERE.

Contact:  Meeker School District Re-1

                Jessica Browning – Human Resources Director

                555 Garfield Street/P.O. Box 1089

                Meeker, Colorado 81641

                Telephone:       970-878-9040

                Fax:                 970-878-3682

                e-mail:             admin@meeker.k12.co.us

 Compensation and Benefits

  • Salary negotiable based upon qualifications and experience

  • Current salary schedule can be found here: MSD 22/23 Salary Schedule

  • Fully paid health, dental and life insurance for the employee and $119 towards dependent health coverage.

  • Colorado Public Employee Retirement Association (PERA) member account with employer contribution of 21.4%.

  • 11 personal/sick days

  • Probationary Contract for 3 years

  • Coaching opportunities at the Middle and High School.

  • Reimbursement of moving expenses; up to $1,000 for in-state moves, and up to $2,000 for out-of-state moves.

Timeline: Review of applications will begin immediately and remain open until filled. 

 

Meeker School District Re-1 is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 The educational programs, activities and employment opportunities offered by Meeker School District RE-1 are offered without regard to race, color, sex (which includes marital status), sexual orientation (which includes transgender), religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, disability or need for special education services.  Inquiries regarding alleged unlawful discrimination or harassment should be directed to the Meeker School District superintendent, 555 Garfield, PO Box 1089, Meeker, CO 81641, Phone (970) 878-9040; or to The Office of Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, 1961 Stout Street, Third Floor, Denver, CO 80294, Phone (303) 844-2991.