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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
* Kindergarten
* Grade 01 - First
* Grade 02 - Second
* Grade 03 - Third
* Grade 04 - Fourth
* Grade 05 - Fifth
* Elementary Education


Essential Functions and Objectives:


The Teacher on Special Assignment is a licensed Teacher serving as directed in a special assignment. Consults with school administrators, and school staff members to assist schools regarding programs. May provide staff development to achieve district and departmental goals.  This position will be teaching a specials class devoted to social emotional learning using Second Step curriculum in order to build on students' emotional intelligence and empower them to be successful in all facets of life. All students K-5 would rotate through the class at least once a week as part of their specials rotation.


Knowledge, Experience, & Other Qualifications:


Must possess a current Colorado Teacher or Special Service Provider license depending on the assignment. A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible related work experience. Experience with training in assessment, consultation, literacy, math, and staff development. Experience in leadership role in collaborative settings. Experience working with diverse families, community groups, and staff.

Elementary Education Job Description:

Teaches diverse elementary school students grade level standards based curriculum in Reading, Writing, Math, Science, Social Studies and Personal Development.




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 required. Master's degree preferred.


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 (One Year)
* Teacher: Alternative Teacher License (Two Year)
* Special Service Initial License
* Special Service Professional License


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

* Elementary Education - Endorsement
* Elementary Education - National Board
* Elementary Education - Place/Praxis


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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