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Teacher, Elementary, Music, Kindergarten-5th Grade

Job in Denver - Denver County - CO Colorado - USA , 80208
Company: Denver Public Schools
Full Time position
Listed on 2021-04-22
Job specializations:
  • Education
    Elementary School, Early Childhood Education
  • Teaching
Job Description & How to Apply Below
If you are not currently a DPS teacher you must first apply to the general teaching position and complete the DPS Central Teacher Screening processbefore applying to teach at a specific school. If you have not completed this process you will find the Apply Now button above is not available. Candidates who are not current DPS employees may apply to the general teaching position here: Teacher General Application 2021-2022. Current DPS employees will find the general teaching position listed under the Hot Jobs section of Opportunities.



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FTE: 0.5

Salary: See DCTA Teacher Salary Schedule at

Subjects and Grades:

* Position begins in school year 2021-2022
* Kindergarten
* Grade 01 - First
* Grade 02 - Second
* Grade 03 - Third
* Grade 04 - Fourth
* Grade 05 - Fifth
* Music - General

Essential Functions and Objectives:

The Elementary Teacher teaches a diverse elementary school student population grade level standards based curriculum in Reading, Writing, Math, Science, Social Studies and Personal Development. Monitors, supervises, coordinates and enforces rules of conduct and behavior of assigned students, and reinforces positive student behaviors in accordance with school and District policy. Observes, evaluates, reports and records students' performance, behavior, social development, and physical health. Communicates with parents or guardians, teachers, counselors, and administrators to resolve students' behavioral and academic problems.

Knowledge, Experience, Other Qualifications:

Must possess a current Colorado Teacher License with endorsement in Elementary Education and passing score on the PLACE or Praxis II in elementary education, OR qualify for Alternative License and passing score on the PLACE or Praxis II in elementary education.

Teaches Music following DPS standards-based curriculum. Organizes and produces student performances throughout the school year.


Please enter all of your education, licensure, and endorsements on your profile before submitting an application for this position. Candidates without a complete profile will not be considered. If your teaching license is pending, you are eligible to apply.

To see what qualifications are acceptable for this role, please refer to this teacher qualifications guide:

Other information:

Godsman Elementary provides a rigorous academic environment and strives toward individual student responsibility. The school follows the district's Transitional Native Language Instructional (TNLI) model. We offer instruction in Spanish and English to Spanish speaking students through 5th grade resulting in biliteracy for those students. We use two sets of researched based strategies to ensure academic growth and language development. The Literacy Squared Strategies, in partnership with CU Boulder, is a set of strategies utilized during literacy instruction in both English and Spanish. Guided Language Acquisition by Design (GLAD) strategies are used for science, social studies and mathematics. These strategies allow students to understand content and to excel in these content areas. Professional development is provided to teachers who are new to Godsman. The learning day is longer at Godsman. Teachers in K-5 work eight hours and forty-five minutes. They are compensated for the additional time with extra pay. Each teacher has two planning time, one that is individual and self-direct. The second planning time is daily grade level planning time used for data analysis and instructional planning.

About Denver Public Schools:

Denver Public Schools is committed to meeting the educational needs of every student with great schools in every neighborhood. Our goal is to provide every child in Denver with rigorous, enriching educational opportunities from preschool through high school graduation. DPS is comprised of nearly 200 schools including traditional, magnet, charter and alternative pathways schools, with an enrollment of more than 90,000 students.

DPS has become the fastest-growing school district in the country in terms of enrollment and the fastest-growing large school district in the statein terms of student academic growth. Learn more at

Denver Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other status protected by law or regulation. It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors.
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