TEACHING and WORKING at Country Day
The connections among our students and the adults who teach them are the heart of our school. If you believe you would be a good fit for our learning community, please email a resume to Assistant Head Andy Davies. Her email is: andydavies at aspencountryday.net
Please do not phone without first sending a resume for review.
POSITIONS AVAILABLE NOW
Third Grade Teacher
Job Description: Aspen Country Day School is a PK – Eighth Grade independent school that is committed to educating the whole child. The school was founded on the Aspen Idea of Mind, Body, and Spirit which it manifests through a reliable curriculum grounded in Academics, The Outdoors, and the Arts. The successful candidate will have developed an educational philosophy which aligns with these ideals, and he/she will have a proven track record of transferring the ideas to meaningful lessons in the classroom. Candidates must have an understanding of current pedagogy and demonstrate strong unit and lesson planning that aligns with established standards, yet balances the developmental stages of individual children.
Third Grade teachers are responsible for developing and implementing lessons in Language Arts, Social Studies, and Mathematics, and successful candidates will have an understanding of each subject within the K-12 continuum to ensure continuity from grade level to grade level. ACDS enrolls a broad range of learners, so teachers must understand varied learning profiles including students with challenges/limitations as well as talents/gifts, requiring the ability to successfully differentiate lessons and units for diverse learners. Candidates should embrace the family/school partnership and be effective in both oral and written communication. In addition, candidates must have a love of the outdoors and a desire to inspire students to develop the skills and respect necessary to become stewards of the natural world.
This is a one-year contract.
No additional positions are open at this time.
If you are considering relocating to Aspen for a job at Country Day or at any local employer, it is highly recommended that you carefully research the housing market and cost of living in this valley. The Roaring Fork Valley is a great place to live, but it is extremely expensive. Many job seekers are shocked by the difficulty of finding affordable housing and making ends meet in this resort economy.
Here are a few links to help:
aspenchamber.org info on demographics of visitors and locals in Aspen
aspenchamber.org info on relocating to Aspen, including housing advice
Aspen Times newspaper and classifieds