First Grade Teacher

Company Details

Omar D. Blair Charter School


Vision: Every scholar educated, empowered, and ready for continued success.”

Job Summary:

The First Grade Teacher who is responsible for the daily instructional delivery of elementary level curriculum that aligns with the school’s vision, mission, and values while also meeting state and national academic standards. In addition, the First Grade Teacher will have a personal lunch, personal and common planning, data analysis, professional development, and coaching.

Required Qualifications:

  • Valid Colorado Teaching License in Elementary Education or Early Childhood Education
  • Bachelor’s degree is required and Highly Qualified (HQ) area or passed Praxis
  • Desire to teach in an urban public or charter school setting
  • Must be able to work flexible hours to meet the needs of students
  • Training provided for newly certified teachers

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop standards-aligned, lesson plans to deliver daily in the areas of literacy, math and science
  • Learn and apply effective strategies for intervention and differentiation in the classroom
  • Embed opportunities for scholar critical-thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity, as well as use of technology and digital media, into lesson and unit plans
  • Integrate opportunities for speaking, listening, reading and writing into every class
  • Develop appropriate and healthy relationships with scholars, including advocating for them and celebrating their success
  • Develop and maintain open and consistent communication families about their academic progress, health success and needs, parenting success and needs, individual power plans, and high school planning
  • Facilitate student presentations of learning to authentic audiences during scholar lead conferences quarterly
  • Provide academic support based on identified needs to scholars during an Eagle Excellence (intervention) class five days per week
  • Engage in rigorous professional development and collaborative planning with grade level and academy colleagues
  • Attend school/community events during and after school
  • Performs other duties as assigned by administration

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Possess a clear and effective pedagogy that embodies our belief that instruction must be engaging, relevant, rigorous, and provide real world opportunities for scholars to live their learning
  • Ability to maintain strong classroom management and hold scholars accountable for upholding school rules, collaboratively-developed norms, and classroom expectations
  • Proven at being an active participant in a supportive professional community that fosters respect, trust, risk taking, open-mindedness, flexibility, collaboration, and continuous improvement
  • Experienced in operating a demanding but rewarding environment that requires staff to be flexible problem solvers who manage ambiguity and challenges
  • Mastery of and enthusiasm for academic subjects including proven track record of high achievement in the classroom
  • Evidence of self-motivation and willingness to be a team player
  • Model of high standard of professionalism
  • Working knowledge of proactive communication with colleagues about scholar needs to ensure integrated support


Interested candidates must submit a cover letter, resume and three professional references to be considered for this position.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

It is the policy of Omar D. Blair to provide educational and employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, alienage and citizen status, age, marital status, disability, prior record of arrest or conviction (except as provided by law), sexual orientation, gender (sex), and to maintain an environment free of discriminatory harassment, including sexual harassment, or retaliation as required by civil rights law.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $50,000.00 per year


  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Relocation assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift

Supplemental Pay:

  • Bonus pay

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Denver, CO 80249: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)


  • Bachelor’s (Required)


  • Teaching: 1 year (Preferred)


  • English (Required)


  • Colorado Teaching License or Praxis (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

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