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Denver Public Schools

Job: Teacher, Elementary - 2ND GRADE, ELA-E

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Jobing Description

If you are not currently a DPS teacher you must first apply to the general teaching position and complete the DPS Central Teacher Screening process before 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 2018-2019. Current DPS employees will find the general teaching position listed under the Hot Jobs section of Opportunities.




Traditional 186 work days per year

FTE: 1.0

Salary:  See DCTA Teacher Salary Schedule at


Subjects and Grades:

* Position begins in school year 2018-2019
* Grade 02 - Second


Essential Functions and Objectives:


Elementary Job Description


- 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.



ELA-E Job Description

- Provides instruction to linguistically diverse students in English only.



Knowledge, Experience, & Other Qualifications:


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




- 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.


Education equivalent experience:

- Bachelor's degree in Education or related field.


At least one of the following types of licensure is required:

If your teaching license is pending, you are eligible to apply.

* Teacher: Initial Teacher License
* Teacher: Professional Teacher License
* Teacher: Alternative Teacher License


At least one of the following endorsements or certifications is required in each subject area for this position:

* Elementary Education - Degree
* Elementary Education - Endorsement
* Elementary Education - Hr
* Elementary Education - National Board
* Elementary Education - Out of State Exam
* Elementary Education - Place/Praxis


* Pre-School Out of State Exam
* Pre-School Education - Place/Praxis


Other information:

Edison is a neighborhood school which is committed to academic excellence and building a community of caring and responsible students. At Edison, teachers, parents and students work together to ensure the success of each student. Enrollment at Edison is approximately 570 students and we are proud to say that our student body is diverse and high achieving. We have a beautiful playground and community garden which supports our values of strong community, healthy living, and taking care of our environment. We provide music, physical education, and visual arts to all students, ensuring well-balanced students. We specialize in individualizing instruction, serving as a magnet school for students with gifted and talented needs, as well as, providing differentiated instruction to all students. Most importantly, we challenge our students every day with a rigorous curriculum, cooperative learning, and high academic expectations taught with a guaranteed and viable curriculum.


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.  


Under the leadership of Superintendent Tom Boasberg and guided by the tenets of The Denver Plan, DPS has become the fastest-growing school district in the country in terms of enrollment and the fastest-growing large school district in the state in 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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