Reports to: Elementary School Director Status: Full-time
Start date: August, 2019
For nearly 25 years Boulder Country Day School has been at the forefront of education in the Boulder Valley. The hallmarks of our school - Community, Character, Academic Excellence, and Small Class Sizes - are the keys to our success and allow us to create an educational experience where children innovate, create, grow and thrive. We believe our children are our future, and, to that end, we offer a broad-based liberal arts education that focuses on developing lifelong learners and responsible global citizens. The Boulder Country Day challenge, Discover Your Excellence, recognizes that excellence is teachable, personal, and can be achieved in a variety of different disciplines - academic, athletic, community service, leadership, and more. We seek to provide just the right amount of nurture, structure, and latitude to live up to this challenge.
BCD elementary school teaching responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
Homeroom teacher in a K-5 elementary division;
Provide a stimulating, creative and an appropriately challenged or appropriately differentiated educational environment, including opportunities for children to develop cognitive, social, emotional, and physical skills;
Use best practices regarding student-centered instruction, collaboration, and authentic assessment;
Participate in ongoing training in literacy, differentiation, and other appropriate topics;
Provide regular and thorough communication to all BCD constituencies (students, parents, and colleagues);
Support enrollment and retention by assisting with tours, events, and other school outreach; and
Perform other duties as directed by the Head of School.
The ideal candidate for this position will possess the following:
Demonstrated passion for teaching elementary school children;
Bachelor’s in elementary education, Master’s preferred;
Knowledge of or background in independent schools;
Ability to differentiate within each class;
Flexibility, ability to work with change, and strengths in innovation; and
Effective communication skills.
Characteristics of Professional Excellence
Members of the BCD Faculty:
Are passionate educators; they are optimistic about and love working with children
Possess a strong sense of integrity; they embody and promote character in our school and its community
Employ innovative educational practices to ignite curiosity, creativity, and enthusiasm
Have a growth mindset; they are open minded, flexible, and reflective
Believe in and are committed to cultivating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community
Model balance, are deeply curious, and share their interests within and outside of school
Find joy in taking risks and failing forward
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity Commitment
Boulder Country Day School recognizes and values all forms of diversity and is dedicated to providing an inclusive environment which honors each member for their individual differences, experiences and strengths. Our intentional commitment to embracing and exploring issues of diversity, equity and inclusivity in support of social justice affords the freedom for all members of our school community to flourish as unique, confident, compassionate, and ethical individuals.
BCD elementary school teachers follow the normal faculty school schedule and calendar. All interested candidates should send a letter expressing their interest along with a current resume and at least three appropriate references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Boulder Country Day School
Boulder Country Day School is located on 5 acres in Boulder, Colorado. We serve 340 students 3 years old through 8th grade. The Middle School is an approved International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme.