An Upper School Teacher is responsible for carrying out the mission of VMS through curriculum development, classroom teaching, assessment, differentiation, classroom management, outdoor education, character development and building rapport with students in and out of the classroom. Our teachers support the mission and philosophy of the school, value the VMS culture, and strive to make our school a better place. They have a deep knowledge of their subject area, and display dedication, passion, and the capacity to help all students succeed. They are committed to pursuing professional development and are life-long learners.
What You Will Do:
Be responsible to instruct students in high-level math courses such as AP Calculus, Algebra 2, and Trigonometry.
Bonus points if you are confident teaching a high level science such as chemistry
Ensure what is taught is developmentally appropriate for students, ensures rigor, is mission appropriate, and relevant
Set targets, goals or essential questions for every unit
Monitor and updated curriculum maps and maintain curriculum standards
Support students with diverse learning needs
Work with students during study halls and office hours
Demonstrate knowledge of students and how they learn, and implement new teaching models to match student needs
Participate in peer review through observation and coaching following the VMS professional growth plan Ensure that the VMS philosophy of grading is implemented and used appropriately
Work with US Director, Director of Student Support Services to support the policies and implementation of academic probation and restriction for students
Implement final examinations to ensure they fairly and adequately test the subjects and knowledge taught throughout the semester
Assist in proofreading quarter 1 & 3 comments that go home to families
Work to ensure that there is a fair amount of graded opportunities that exist for every class and that there is consistent communication for every class
Who We Are:
Vail Mountain School is a rapport-based independent school who is proud of our roots in the Vail Valley. We are a group of active people who are committed to instilling the value of our natural surroundings to the next generation through education, responsibility, and kindness. VMS is a caring and thoughtful organization committed to the lives of our employees. We offer a competitive benefit package including medical, dental, and vision insurance plans designed to fit the needs of our faculty and staff. We offer a monthly wellness benefit reimbursement as well as FSA and HSA options depending on your health insurance elections. We focus on the professional development of our faculty and staff through individual professional development opportunities. Vail Mountain School is proud to offer competitive compensation based on your life experience.
Who You Are:
A “raise your hand” type of person. You’re interested in participating in school events like orientation trips, field trips, sitting at lunch tables, assisting with carpool, hut trips, and Ski Fridays as necessary. You are ready to participate fully in the life of the school.
Master in content and able to teach instruct classes above and below the levels listed
Willing to provide general supervision of students
Able to communicate in a timely and professional manner with students, parents, colleagues, and volunteers
Ready to attend related meetings and assist with afternoon/evening programs; some of which may occur outside of the school day
Actively promoting the mission of the school
Bachelor’s Degree from four-year college or university
Experience teaching in an independent school awards bonus points!
Additional Salary Information: Salary dependent upon experience
About Vail Mountain School
Vail Mountain School mission: Develop Character, Seek Knowledge, Build Community.