New School on the Fitzsimons Innovation Campus in Aurora, Colorado
Seeking K-1 Lead Teachers for 2019-2020
Creative, flexible, and innovative?
Collaborative, reflective, and resilient?
Driven by a commitment to change the status quo in education?
Passionate about empowering children to make a difference in the world?
Do you want to...
Cultivate wonder and joy in learning?
Collaborate with others to start a small, innovative school?
Facilitate inquiry in primary students?
Design curriculum that inspires and excites while meeting the needs of each child?
Work hard, receive feedback, grow, and learn?
Support and mentor a resident teacher?
Do you have...
A deep belief that every child can thrive?
A commitment to inquiry-based curriculum?
An attitude that exemplifies teamwork and personal responsibility?
A commitment to building and maintaining a strong, positive culture of learning and achievement, well-being, and belonging?
Excellent written and verbal communication skills?
Compositive Primary, a new school serving three year olds through 5th grade, located on the Fitzsimons Innovation Campus in Aurora, Colorado, is now seeking exceptional educators to be part of the founding faculty team. Compositive Primary’s mission is to educate students to live lives of personal excellence. The school is organized around the integration of four domains: cognition, character, health and well-being, and community engagement; and seeks to cultivate every child’s capacity to reflect and learn, recognize and act, care and connect, and engage and serve. This integrated and personalized education places the child at the center of the learning process. Educators facilitate student growth and development and work in collaboration with each other, with families, and with the community. Curriculum is inquiry-based and thematic. The student to teacher ratio is nine to one, and classrooms will be organized in multi-age groups. Compositive Primary will be housed in a new facility currently under construction.
K-1 Lead Teacher Responsibilities:
Contribute to a positive school culture through connections with students, faculty, and families
Collaborate with fellow teachers and administrators to develop inquiry-based curricula that develop in students the capacity to reflect and learn, recognize and act, care and connect, and engage and serve
Foster a positive learning environment in all areas, demonstrating dedication to instilling joy in learning for all students
Ensure that every child feels seen and heard and has a sense of belonging
Actively monitor, record, and communicate individual progress made by every child
Collaborate and communicate effectively with parents, colleagues, and all members of the school community
Serve as a steward for school support, managing classroom budgets and respecting resources
Mentor and coach resident teacher
Participate in all aspects of school programming and activities
Work to uphold the mission, vision, and goals of the school
Other duties as assigned
An unyielding commitment to upholding our guiding principles and a firm belief in our school’s vision and mission
At least three years teaching experience at the primary level
A bachelor’s degree required
A master’s degree in education preferred
Coaching and/or mentoring experience preferred
Background in inquiry-based curriculum preferred
About Compositive Primary
Compositive Primary is a workplace-based school opening on the Fitzsimons Innovation Campus in Fall 2019. Compositive's curriculum integrates cognition, character, health and well-being, and community engagement. This approach is unique in that students are placed at the center of their own education, empowering them to become curious learners and contributing citizens. Compositive Primary's integrated, personalized, and wholistic educational program cultivates every child's capacity to reflect and learn, recognize and act, care and connect, and engage and serve.