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First Grade Teacher

Augustine Classical Academy
Posted: 09/12/2022
Salary/Range: $31,000 - $38,000 annual salary, based on experience.
Lakewood, CO

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Job Description

Augustine Classical Academy Mission

Augustine Classical Academy (ACA), by partnering with families, exists to provide an education that is both classical and Christian; to equip students to know, love, and practice what is true, virtuous, and beautiful; and to challenge them to strive for excellence as they live for the glory of God and for the good of all people.

Position Overview

The First Grade Teacher of Augustine Classical Academy works collaboratively to build a relational and welcoming environment for staff, parents, and children. The teacher oversees the high quality, integrated, investigative, teacher-directed, and child-focused curriculum using the guiding principles of the school’s mission and the school’s curriculum.

This Position Reports to the Principal of the Grammar School. Key Responsibilities

Provides instruction in elementary grade subjects

●  Provide teaching instruction

●  Grade and return all student work within one (1) week of its original


●  Maintain up-to-date quarterly lesson plans, or semester lesson plans, as

required by the Principal

●  Maintain a clean and orderly classroom at all times

●  Participate in various weekly non-academic duties as assigned by the

Principal, e.g., morning drop-off, afternoon pick-up, lunch monitoring,

recess monitoring, etc.

●  Participate in regular (monthly, unless otherwise specified)

teacher-curriculum meetings as specified Director of Curriculum and Instruction or the Principal, by providing First Grade feedback to administration

Supports the school’s teaching and administrative teams

●  Model school values and desired culture

●  Lead by example

●  Cultivate a solutions-oriented outlook, a mentality of action rather than

reaction, a balance of excellence and grace, and a demeanor that is

glorifying to God

●  Maintain visibility in the workforce

●  Cultivate camaraderie and team-building

Partners with families

●  Maintain frequent communications with parents through informal discussions, progress reports, and parent-teacher conferences

●  Participate in special events throughout the year

●  Respond to parent communications in a timely manner

●  Resolve parental concerns

●  Greet each parent by name

Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills Required

●  A love for children and a desire to do what is best for them

●  Strong oral and written communication skills and basic computer skills

●  High energy and initiative

●  Movement involving stooping, kneeling, bending, crouching, crawling, twisting, reaching and

substantial standing, walking, sitting

●  The ability to work well with others (staff, children, and parents) and alone

●  A strong understanding of child development

●  Excellent leadership, organizational, and interpersonal skills.

●  Infant/child CPR, First Aid Certification, Standard Precautions

●  Must clear a full background check

Educational and Experience Requirements

●  Bachelor’s degree

●  3 years classroom teaching experience preferred

To Apply: Bridget Dornbirer (720) 446-6286