Telluride Mountain School is an innovative learning community where strong academics, enriching experiences, and meaningful relationships develop confident, curious students who passionately contribute to the world. Telluride Mountain School is a pre-K through 12 independent school of 130 students located in Telluride, CO, in the heart of San Juan mountains and southwest Colorado. We are seeking an exceptional Humanities teacher, team member and advisor for our Upper School (grades 7-12). The Humanities teaching assignment will include both History and English Language Arts, and will depend on the teacher’s skill set and the needs of the team.
Professional Qualifications - Classroom teaching experience preferred
- An undergraduate degree in related field of Education, or History or English, is required; a graduate degree is preferred
- Communication skills and commitment to teamwork
Commitment to all students in our school community
-Commitment to ongoing professional growth and learning, and the growth and development of others on the team Personal Qualities • Demonstrate enthusiasm for work in all settings • Model school core values of Respect, Responsibility, Integrity and Love of Learning • Collaborate and work positively as a member of a team
TeachingDuties -Report to Head of School
-Implement student-centered pedagogy and TMS’s research-based elements of effective teaching
-Plan dynamic units framed by learning targets and learning outcomes
-Document and update curriculum through curriculum guides and mapping
-Continue to refine TMS’s scope and sequence in regard to skill progression
-Participate in the TMS’s teacher/mentoring program through goal setting and engaging in ongoing informal and formal conversations and reflection of teaching and learning
-Collaborate in grade level and department level teams to refine curricular goals
-Maintain consistent student records and write narrative reports twice yearly
-Work in division level teams with learning specialist to understand student learning plans and implement appropriate learning modifications for a range of student learning profiles
- Provide opportunities for student feedback in every class
- Provide ample opportunities for formative and summative assessment.
-Specific to English Teachers: implement scaffolded steps to assist students in writing and implement consistent grammar and vocabulary units in accordance with the scope and sequence
- Serve as an advisor, supporting the social and emotional learning and overall experience of a group of students
- Participate in outdoor and experiential learning, including but not limited to multi-day overnight trips.
- Actively participate in the extracurricular life of the school, including community and family events.
- Additional duties as deemed necessary by the Head of School
About Telluride Mountain School
Telluride Mountain School is an independent, co-educational, non-sectarian day school serving students from pre-school through grade twelve. Founded in 1998, the school has a total of 120 students in multi-aged classrooms. The student to faculty ratio is seven to one.