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Job Details

  • Job ID: 2654780
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted : December 18, 2017

Job Description

Aspen High School seeks a long-term substitute French Teacher to begin February 2018 and end March 23rd. 


Supervisor: This teacher reports to the Aspen High School Principal


Job Summary:  The French teacher instructs and helps students communicate and understand the French language through development of plans and use of instructional materials that support the established standards-based, core academic French curriculum, ensuring each student is provided with the knowledge, proficiencies, and experiences necessary to foster responsible citizenship, and inspire a lifelong love of learning.


Requirements:  Candidates must possess a current, initial or professional Colorado teaching license with an endorsement in K-8 French or be eligible to obtain same within the first 3 months of employment.  Mastery of French and English is essential, with the ability to additionally teach Spanish preferred.     


Principle Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the state and school district French curriculum and academic standards, and teach 21st century language skills through Comprehensible Input;
  • Demonstrate expertise in French instruction, including knowledge of the ways in which learning takes place and the appropriate levels of cognitive, social, and emotional development for students;
  • Facilitate learning for all students using a variety of instructional methods, resources, language acquisition research, and technological tools;
  • Provide students with opportunities and support in the development of critical thinking and problem solving skills, the exploration of ideas, and the development of leadership qualities;
  • Take responsibility for student growth using a variety of assessments and ongoing improvement of instructional practice;
  • Reflect on teaching practices, analyzing student learning to improve and enhance instructional practice;
  • Demonstrate leadership by effective and productive collaboration with colleagues and the school community to enhance the teaching profession;
  • Possess the ability to communicate and interact effectively and productively, both verbally and in writing, with parents and all staff;
  • Demonstrate enthusiasm for collaboration, using MTSS framework, with a team of administrators, teachers, and support staff;
  • Demonstrate ability to work with cross-departmental and or grade level teams to develop goals for improving student achievement;
  • Demonstrate teacher leadership, advocating for students and exhibiting high ethical standards;

General Expectations:

  • Manage oneself (be organized, prepared, and punctual; manage resources; meet deadlines; follow through on commitments; demonstrate appropriate physical appearance relative to job and environmental expectations) in a manner that enhances the school community;
  • Act in ways that directly support the missions of the Aspen School District on a consistent basis;
  • Learn and grow as a professional;
  • Use clear verbal and written communication and active listening skills;
  • Develop and maintain rapport and effective relationships with students and adults contacted in carrying out duties and responsibilities by using courtesy, diplomacy, collaboration, cooperation, and professional conduct;
  • Contribute to the goals and success of all teams and team members through collaboration, cooperation, and flexibility in team discussions, activities, and decision-making;
  • Maintain high ethical standards, legal responsibility, and confidentiality.

Working Environment:

The usual and customary methods of performing the job’s functions require the following physical demands: some lifting (of up to 50 lbs), carrying, pushing and/or pulling, some stooping, kneeling, sitting; significant standing, walking, and repetitive motion with computer use.


The job is performed in a generally clean and comfortable environment.


This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. The high school French teacher will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other related duties as assigned by the Principal or appropriate administrator. The Aspen School District reserves the right to update, revise, or change this job description and related duties at any time.




  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Job Categories : Classroom Teacher > Language: French
    Instructional Support > Substitute
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Aspen School District is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Contact Information

    • Ginny Haberman
    • 0235 High School Road
    • Aspen, Colorado 81611

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