Teaching Opportunity at the Stanley British Primary School
Opening: K-1-2 Learning Resource Teacher
80% position to begin August 2019
About Stanley BPS: For more than 40 years, Stanley classrooms have been filled with engaged learners guided by inspired teachers. We carefully blend an academic program grounded in a whole-child approach with an attention to each child’s social/emotional development. Our British Primary philosophy promotes the simple notion that when students enjoy what they are doing and take an active role in their education, learning truly becomes a joy and a lifelong endeavor. SBPS is committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive school community. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Communicate and collaborate with 1-2 homeroom teams of teachers for approximately 30 Kindergarten, first and second grade students in each room
Create a safe, supportive, mutually respectful classroom community which values the distinct contributions and abilities of each child
Design curricula, materials, learning environment and teaching strategies to meet the individualized needs of each student making adaptations and modifications
Ensure each child maintains confidence as a learner and continues to have a positive self-image
Inspire and educate children to develop Stanley BPS’s Seven Goals for Learners
Teach small group math and reading groups
Support learners in classroom at whole class writing and inquiry times
Complete progress monitoring and benchmark assessments and use data to inform instruction
Create with parents and classroom teachers, specific learning goals for children delineated from the child’s strengths, preferences and needs
Communicate and collaborate with K-1-2 Social Emotional Teacher
Write Learning Support Plans and communicate with parents about progress
Attend parent/teacher conferences
Recommend outside evaluation and specialized services, as necessary
Support teachers and parents in understanding comprehensive educational evaluations and clarify and articulate the school’s Learning Resource Policy and Procedures
Coordinate services and Trans-Disciplinary Support Team for children, and communicate goals, progress, timelines, strategies, agendas and minutes to Support Team members to ensure continuity and clarity of supports.
Be an active, positive and contributing member of K-8 staff
Desired Qualifications and Background Experience:
A deep enjoyment of working with young children and getting to know them, honoring and valuing each individual child.
A commitment to engendering inclusiveness as a core value in the classroom and within the school community
An appreciation for and deep understanding of the British Primary philosophy including the Seven Goals for Learners of self-awareness, collaboration, curiosity, perseverance, academic resourcefulness, and joyful, life-long learning
Excellent communication and collaboration skills
Flexibility, and the ability to manage details and to follow through
Teaching experience, preferably at least five years, and preferably in kindergarten, first and second grade classrooms
Experience adapting and modifying curriculum, and meeting the needs of diverse learners
Background in Special Education, ideally a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Special Education or related field.
Ability to interpret and communicate about assessments and comprehensive evaluations
A commitment to improving one’s craft and growing professionally, modeling the joyful, lifelong learning we seek to impart to our students.
An inclusive and diverse community
Positive and constructive communication
Creativity, flexibility, and resourcefulness
An understanding of children and childhood
Commitment to making a positive difference in the world
Equal Opportunity Employer
Stanley BPS is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status. This policy covers all programs, services, policies, and procedures of Stanley BPS, including admissions, employment and access to services and programs.
To initiate an application, send a cover letter and resume to:
Name: Anne Schreiber, K-5 Coordinator
Stanley British Primary School
350 Quebec St.
Denver, CO 80230
About Stanley British Primary School
Stanley BPS is a K-8 school located in Denver, CO. For over 40 years, Stanley classrooms have been filled with engaged learners guided by inspired teachers. We carefully blend an academic program grounded in a whole-child approach with an attention to each child’s social/emotional development. Our British Primary philosophy promotes the simple notion that when students enjoy what they’re doing and take an active role in their education, learning truly becomes a joy and a lifelong endeavor. SBPS is committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive school community.