LCHS is seeking a Spanish Teacher – is this you?
Lake County is located two hours west of Denver in the heart of Colorado’s highest peaks at 10,200 feet. There are about 7,000 people in Lake County, and Leadville is the main city. Many adults commute to work in the service industry in nearby ski areas. We have a strong history of mining, adventure recreation, and outdoor enthusiasm.
We are seeking a Secondary Spanish teacher, grades 7-12, for the 2023-2024 school year.
Reports To: Building Principal – Lake County High School
Compensation: Follows Certified Teacher Salary Schedule; EXCELLENT benefits included – medical, dental, vision and life insurance plus PTO days. *Salary schedule for 2023-2024 will be updated once salary negotiations are complete.
Length of Assignment: Academic year: 179 teacher contract days. Majority of teaching days are on a 4 day work week beginning in August and ending in June. *Follows LCSD Academic Calendar.
Primary purpose: Teach Spanish to Heritage/Native Spanish speaking students. Contributing to our school as part of our CREW involves teaching a dynamic, comprehensive curriculum throughout the day. Relationships, student-led learning, safety, and data driven instruction are fundamental components to helping each student grow to their capacity. We believe in providing a high quality, equitable education for every student in all of our classrooms. At Lake County High School, we hold our students to high academic and behavioral expectations and empower them to become the leaders of their own learning. As educators we are continuously growing and learning and a culture of feedback is important to our work.
Duties of this job include, but are not limited to:
- Use a selected Spanish curriculum as the base to teach academic Spanish to Heritage/Native Spanish speaking students
- Backwards unit planning and develop engaging daily lesson plans aligned to prescribed curriculum and tied to Colorado State Standards
- Regular reflection on instructional practices and how those practices relate to student achievement
- Provide differentiated instruction based on linguistic, academic, and social-emotional needs and provide comprehensible instruction for all students
- Provide targeted interventions to multilingual students
- Build strong relationships with each student to foster a sense of Crew based on mutual trust and respect
- Adhere to the LCHS Common Classroom Expectations
- Evaluate students’ academic and social growth, keep appropriate records, and prepare progress reports
- Communicate with parents through conferences, email, notes, and in-person to discuss students’ progress
- Contribute to Individualized Education Programs development, as needed
- Collaborate with peers to identify and support the needs of the whole child
- Administer interim assessments and standardized tests as needed in accordance with testing programs
- Maintain professional competencies by participating in Professional Learning Communities (PLCs), Professional Development (PD), Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS), Staff Meetings, and other collaborative teams for the benefit of the school
- Other duties as assigned
a. Bachelor’s degree of related subject from accredited university
b. Colorado Teaching License (or in an approved alternative licensure program)
c. Demonstrated competency in the classroom
d. Strong interpersonal skills and computer proficiency
e. Experience with students who are multilingual
f. Fluent in written and spoken Spanish, bilingual/bicultural lived experience preferred
How to apply:
● Internal candidates (LCSD Employees), please submit a transfer request, letter of interest and resume to Brian Nelson, Principal, Scott Carroll, Assistant Principal, and Kathleen Fitzsimmons, HR Manager.
● External candidates, please submit a Certified Employee Application. In addition to completing this application, please submit a resume, transcripts, credentials, three letters of recommendation and a copy of your Colorado Teaching Certificate/License if available to letter of interest and resume to Brian Nelson, Principal, Scott Carroll, Assistant Principal, and Kathleen Fitzsimmons, HR Manager.
Lake County School District is an equal opportunity employer