Works collaboratively and enthusiastically with a team of faculty colleagues, administrators, and parents to nurture children both inside and outside the classroom. Provides for the safety and well-being of all students at all times, models appropriate and ethical behavior, develops and teaches courses and curriculum, and assesses student learning. Through meetings, reports, and other vehicles, maintains communication with administrators, parents, and students. Supports the school community through academic and non-academic programs and activities and learns new skills on an ongoing basis.
Aspen Academy prepares students to enter, succeed in, and graduate from outstanding high schools. Aspen Academy is committed to providing an intentionally diverse student body an outstanding liberal arts education with a focus on leadership, character development, and service learning.
Teachers hold primary responsibility for the implementation and development of Aspen Academy’s curriculum and success of its students. Teachers play an integral role as leaders in the school community.
Demonstrate a relentless drive to improve the minds and lives of students in and out of school
To model the school’s core values with colleagues, students, parents, and larger community
To reinforce the school’s core values, guiding philosophy, rules, and school spirit consistently throughout the school environment and support and hold accountable colleagues in doing the same.
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
Teach classes in Middle School math which may include pre-algebra, algebra, or geometry.
Exhibit mastery and enthusiasm for the assigned academic subjects and classes.
Plan and implement an appropriately focused and balanced curriculum for each student which adheres to the school’s curriculum and standards.
Pre and develop activities, materials and lessons to meet the learning objectives (skills and content) of the curriculum and standards.
Develop and maintain a well-managed classroom where 100% of the students are engaged, consistently challenged, and supported. Classroom policies should be consistent with school policies.
Integrate technology into daily classroom teaching and student learning.
Decorate classrooms appropriately and to keep it neat and presentable.
Engage families in their children’s education and to communicate regularly and effectively with students and families.
Effectively utilize best practices in Teaching with Love & Logic, Inquiry Based Learning, and Readers & Writers Workshop.
Teach daily Leadership Class via the Aspen Youth Leadership Institute comprehensive and sequenced JK – 8th grade leadership curriculum.
Curriculum and Assessment
Assist in the on-going development of the department’s curriculum and core performance standards.
Provide weekly lesson plans for review by the Upper School Director.To submit homework test/quiz/project assignments, graded student samples and grade book for review by the administration when requested.
Implement a variety of assessments that measure progress towards academic standards
Use assessment data to refine curriculum and instructional practices to help meet the school’s performance standards and expectations
Provide a written Personal Instruction Program and report card two times a year for each child.
Inform colleagues and the Head of School of any academic, behavioral or personal difficulties that arises with students.
Appropriately prepare students for testing and implement the school’s internal and external assessment program.
Reinforce the school’s core values and policies inside and outside the classroom.
Share responsibilities for participating, organizing, and directing morning meetings, assemblies, student events, and school events.
Plan, prepare and lead club/athletic activities when requested.
Participate in professional development sessions.
Devote the necessary time and energy required to master the craft of teaching including being open to innovative approaches to teaching, feedback from colleagues and school administration.
Actively participate in the school’s professional development programs that may include creating a faculty portfolio, peer coaching, and attending conferences and workshops.
OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
To participate actively in the school’s faculty meetings, team meetings and department meetings.
To arrive at school by 8:00 a.m. for the morning planning and stay until 4:00 p.m. or until daily responsibilities are fulfilled.
To be punctual to all professional obligations.
To conduct oneself and dress in a professional manner.
To complete all other responsibilities deemed appropriate by the Head of School or Division Lead to help the school achieve its goals.
Manage budgeted dollars allocated to classroom expenditures via a Visa purchase card.
Internal Number: 1034
About Aspen Academy
Aspen Academy – Be Kind. Do Good. Make the world a better place. This is the only rule at our national model school and the focus of the work that we do every day. With a mindset towards entrepreneurial innovation, Aspen Academy develops and inspires extraordinary leaders who make a positive and lasting impact. We cultivate excellence in our students in the areas of academic rigor, character and leadership development, and community strength and service.