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Job Details

  • Job ID: 2895430
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted : March 24, 2018

Job Description

Middle School Language Arts Teacher Innovation Zone

 (2018-19 School Year)Be the change that you wish to see in the world. -Mahatma Gandhi

The Pueblo Innovation Zone consists of eight unique schools that provide some of the most challenging and rewarding work. We are seeking educators who are driven by a strong desire to positively transform the lives of students.  Successful teachers will have the following characteristics:
  • A passion for teaching and learning.
  • The ability to develop meaningful relationships with students.
  • Analytic and data driven problem solving skills.
  • Strong classroom management.
  • Interpersonal and cultural awareness.
  • Belief that ALL students can achieve excellence
  • A Growth Mindset is a must.


  • Valid Colorado Teaching License within 60 days from date of hire
  • Secondary Language Arts Endorsement or
  • Licensed and endorsed in another content area and highly qualified in English Language Arts - we will accept 36 semester hours in English Language Arts (must have some higher level English Language Arts classes) and be willing to take and pass the PLACE or PRAXIS Exam in the English Language Arts Content Area
  • Support Innovation Zone Purpose, Vision, and Mission as well as the innovation components of the schools to which they apply (e.g.- STEM, IB, AVID, Blended Learning, etc.)


  • 3-5 years successful teaching as demonstrated by references, evaluations and student growth data
  • Experience implementing effective Literacy Instruction.
  • Experience using Common Core State standards to plan instruction.
  • Experience with a blended learning model or a desire to learn
  • Experience with AVID implementation or a desire to learn
  • Experience in a Title I setting
  • Experience with Teach Like A Champion Strategies
  • Successful experience implementing strong classroom routines and procedures demonstrated by references and evaluations
  • Experience with STEM based educational philosophy and instructional practices.
  • Knowledge and/ or experience with Expeditionary Learning ELA Curriculum


  • Establish clear classroom routines and procedures that create a positive student-centered learning environment.
  • Utilize data from a variety of sources to collaboratively plan and adapt instruction. Submit lesson plans for feedback and support.
  • Implement evidenced-based instructional practices that build student knowledge and skills across a variety of content areas.
  • Actively engage in the professional development activities to continuously improve practices.
  • Maintain a professional attitude and work ethic.
  • Communicate effectively and productively with a variety of stakeholders including students, families, and colleagues.
  • Collaborate as a member of a high performing team to drive individual and school improvement.
  • Utilize a standards-based grading protocol.
CONTRACT TERMS:  One Hundred Eighty-three Days (183)
                                     Teacher Benefits Teacher Salary Schedule
                                     Salary Range:  $35,200 - $73,200
                                     PEA Agreement Status:  FSLA Exempt


Teaching in an innovation environment is a rewarding and challenging experience that requires a solid understanding of the unique qualities and competencies that are required for success in the classroom. After completing an application, a school leader from the innovation zone will begin reviewing your application.  Please note that incomplete applications (not submitted) will not be forwarded to the hiring administrator for review. The following will need to be uploaded with the application: current cover letter; current resume; copy of teacher license; copy of transcripts; and three current letters of reference (one of which must be from your current supervisor and all within two years).  After an initial screening, finalists for teaching positions in the zone may be asked to participate in site-specific school visits, interviews, demonstration teaching.. Placement at specific schools will be based on a “best-fit” that sets teachers up for success. Please note that current district employees may apply at any time. Prospective candidates are more than welcome to contact the Executive Director of Continuous Improvement and Innovation at (719) 549-7157 if they have additional questions or would like to learn more about the innovation zone.
Please note: If hired, you will be contacted to set up a processing date. Fingerprints will be required for all employees of Pueblo City Schools prior to your first day of work.
Pueblo City Schools seeks to comply with state and/or federal law prohibiting discrimination in employment on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, sex (gender), age genetic information, or disabilities in admission or access to, or treatment of employment in its educational programs or activities. Inquiries regarding Pueblo City Schools' compliance may be referred to the Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Compliance Officer for Pueblo City Schools, 315 West 11th St., Pueblo, CO  81003 (719) 549-7162.  Si usted necesita ayuda con la traducción, de esta información, por favor llame a la oficina del distrito.

 -Pueblo City Schools Innovation Zone- 
Bessemer Academy, Franklin School of Innovation, Irving Elementary, Minnequa Elementary
Heroes K-8 Academy, Pueblo Academy of Arts, Risley International Academy of Innovation, Roncalli STEM Academy
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Job Category : Classroom Teacher > English & Language Arts
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Pueblo City Schools 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.

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    • Pueblo, Colorado 81003

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