Language Art Teacher

RE-1 Valley Schools
Job Description
English/Language Arts Teacher 6-8th Grade
Sterling Middle School
Full-time w/benefits  

4-day school week (Tuesday-Friday); 172 working days, 8.5 hours/day

1.         Appropriate Colorado Department of Education certification w/endorsement
2.         Bachelors’ degree with major or minor in English
JOB GOAL:    To develop in each student the skill of listening, speaking, reading, and writing that are fundamental to good communication and literate citizenship; to develop appreciation of good literature of all types; to motivate students to read widely for information and recreation; to develop standards for critical judgment of written and oral communications transmitted by mass media; to discover and develop special talents of pupils in the field of English.
1.         Teach content and skills in English language, literature, composition, reading, and journalism to secondary students, using courses of study adopted by the Board of Education and other appropriate learning activities.
2.         Instruct students in citizenship and basic subject matter specified in state law and administrative regulations and procedures of the school district.
3.         Adapt English material and methods to develop relevant sequential assignment that guide and challenge students.
4.         Select and requisition books and instructional aids appropriate to the interest and maturity level of students; maintain required inventory records.
5.         Adapt the curriculum to provide individual, small group or remedial instruction to meet the needs of the individual student.
6.         Develop standards for critical analysis through group discussions based on a variety of mass media and classical and contemporary literature.
7.         Encourage students to think independently and to express original ideas.
8.         Evaluate each student's progress in English skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing).
9.         Establish and maintain standards of student behavior needed to provide an orderly, productive classroom environment.
10.        Identify student needs and cooperates with other professional staff members in assessing and helping students solve health, attitude and learning problems.
11.        Communicate with parents and school counselors on student progress.
12.        Supervise students in out-of-classroom activities during the assigned working day.
13.        Administer or monitor group tests.
14.        Participate in curriculum and other developmental programs.
15.        Participate in faculty committees and the sponsorship of student activities.
16.        Maintain professional competence through in service education activities provided by the district and/or in self-selected professional growth activities.

Sterling is located in Logan County in the Northeastern corner of Colorado on Interstate 76 alongside the Platte River. Having the largest population, approximately 13,900, in Logan County and much of the surrounding area, Sterling offers shopping, restaurants, numerous parks, a recreation center, access to medical care and is located near North Sterling Reservoir. Sterling is approximately 1 1/2 hours from Denver International Airport and 2 hours from Denver and the front range (I-25 corridor).
RE-1 Valley School District has two high schools, one middle school, one junior high school, three elementary schools and two preschools and serves approximately 2,200 students in the Sterling and Iliff/Crook areas, employing about 500 staff. 
RE-1 Valley employs highly qualified, dedicated staff who believe our mission is to prepare all students for productive, successful lives beyond school through a balanced curriculum, activities, community experiences, global awareness, high expectations and interaction among students, parents and community.  Visit the District website at for more information including updated job postings and salary schedules.
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