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 advanced performance within the framework of an individualized education, leadership, character development, and service learning.
Employees hold primary responsibility for the implementation and development of Aspen Academy’s curriculum and success of its students. Employees 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.
To teach assigned classes
Exhibit mastery and enthusiasm for the assigned academic subjects and classes;
To plan and implement an appropriately focused and balanced curriculum for each student which adhere to the school's curriculum and standards.
To prepare and develop activities, materials and lessons to meet the learning objectives (skills and content) of the curriculum and standards.
To 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.
To integrate technology into daily classroom teaching and student learning.
To decorate classrooms appropriately and to keep it clean, neat and presentable.
Engage families in their children's education and to communicate regularly and effectively with students and families.
Full use of school prescribed instructional methodologies including Individualized Education based on multiple intelligences assessments, student interest assessments and ability levels in each subject, Socratic Instruction, Inquiry Based Instruction, Contextual Instruction, Differentiated Instruction, and Flexible Grouping.
Curriculum and Assessment
To assist in the on-going development of the school’s curriculum and core performance standards.
Annually: Submit a Unit Pacing Plan to your Director
Monthly (approximately): Submit Unit Study Plans and Self-Assessment Rubric to Director for each unit taught and post the unit to LMS. Update class portfolio and submit to Director monthly.
Weekly: Update all LMS aspects: Homework, Class Announcements, Pictures, Gradebook, etc. by every Monday at noon.
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
To provide a written Personal Instruction Profile in the fall, narrative report cards two times a year for each child in ECE-8th grade and two mid-term grade reports for each child in 2nd -8th.
To teach and guide students to develop and maintain a student portfolio monthly. Students will present their completed portfolios to their parents in January and June of each year.
To inform the your director of significant academic, behavioral, or personal difficulties that arises with students.
To appropriately prepare students for testing and implement the school’s internal and external assessment program.
To reinforce the school’s core values and policies inside and outside the classroom.
To fulfill assigned monitoring duties (i.e., recess, lunch duty, etc.)
To lead and/or participate in assemblies, student events, and school events.
To plan, prepare and lead a before or after school enrichment activity for Aspen Academy Students (club, athletic activity, etc.)
To sponsor or co-sponsor a parent education seminar in an area of your expertise.
To serve on a Professional Learning Community as they opportunity arises.
To promote and maintain a supportive and positive relationship with all students and families you serve.
To devote the necessary time and energy required to master the craft of teaching.
To demonstrate initiative and evidence personal initiative with regard to your professional development towards becoming a national model Employee.
To be open to and enthusiastically involved in innovative approaches to teaching, feedback from colleagues and school administration.
To actively participate in the school’s professional development programs.
Other Professional Responsibilities
To participate actively in the school’s faculty meetings and professional learning communities.
To be punctual to all professional obligations
To conduct oneself and dress in a professional manner.
To apply for professional and instructional awards and grants that would support your own professional development, your classroom’s resources or activities.
4 year degree
Substitute or Teaching Certificate
Internal Number: 1078
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.