Riverdale Ridge High School - Social Studies Teacher

Brighton School District 27J Thornton, CO

Riverdale Ridge High School (RRHS), located in School District 27J in the city of Thornton, is currently seeking a full time Social Studies teacher.

Riverdale Ridge is devoted to creating a learning community which:

* Fosters the academic, social, and emotional development of each learner

* Empowers students with the knowledge and skills to be self-directed lifelong learners

* Sets and supports high expectations for all students as they pursue their individual learning and extracurricular endeavors

* Values the rich and unique perspectives every member brings to our community

* Provides a safe, supportive, and challenging learning community for all students to THRIVE!

Additionally, we seek professional educators who are willing to:

* Actively collaborate with fellow educators to create a culture where we share failures as well as successes in our quest to implement the learning community described above

* Ensure instructional excellence is systematically supported and delivered daily

* Nurture positive relationships with all students

* Be committed to a continuous improvement mindset for all aspects of our learning community

PLEASE NOTE: Riverdale Ridge High School will employ a One-to-Web technology platform. Candidates must be willing to incorporate Schoology, Google Classroom, and related practices into their instructional delivery practices. If you have experience in this area, GREAT, you can help us implement practices. If you do not have experience in this area, GREAT--we will learn how to effectively leverage the One-to-Web platform together.


* Certification/licensing as required by Colorado Department of Education.

* Must be Highly Qualified to teach secondary level as defined by the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) by demonstrating subject matter competency.

* Bachelor's degree required with student teaching at the secondary level.

* Bilingual (English/Spanish) is preferred but not required.

* Experience using multiple validations to monitor student progress.

* Experience developing diverse instructional strategies and the ability to use various types of assessments.

* Successful experience in secondary education with an understanding of state standards.

* An understanding of small schools learning communities and the desire to create and maintain those communities.

* Knowledge of high school students' interests, needs, and abilities with a commitment and dedication to students and education.

* Demonstrated ability to be an effective member of a collaborative team using student learning demonstrations and related data to drive instruction and MTSS practices

* Desire to develop a learning environment which prepares students for careers not only for today, but for those that will exist in 2018 and beyond

Application Procedure:

Please apply online at www.workat27j.com. External applicants must upload a current resume', 1 current Letter of Recommendation (2 years or newer), copy of teaching license, and transcripts. Please also upload PLACE/PRAXIS scores if available. Teachers currently contracted with SD27J, please use Internal Application, upload a current resume' and provide a maximum of 2 years previous work experience. Substitutes are considered External applicants.

* All future correspondence regarding this position will be handled via the email address that you provide on your online application. Please regularly check both your In-Box and SPAM folder for these email messages.

Please note: All job postings in School District 27J close at 4:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time