Available Positions

Substitute Teacher

To fill in for a teacher during absences

Position is open until filled. PPSEL is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Description

MAJOR FUNCTION:

To fill in for a teacher during absences

SPECIFIC DUTIES:

The substitute teacher is a person assigned to work in the absence of a regular teacher to aid students in understanding a subject matter, as well as to provide skills required for programmed lessons and purposeful training for the classroom he/she is assigned.

Reports to:

Principal

Job Objectives:

Carries out the absent teacher’s prepared lesson plans. Note: During a prolonged absence as defined by board policy, the substitute is responsible for performing all essential functions identified in the absent teacher’s job description.

REQUIRED DUTIES:

Applicants must hold a teaching license, a substitute license, or a degree from a certified university.

How to apply:

PPSEL uses a substitute teacher system to hire substitutes. If you are interested in becoming a substitute please contact Trevor at TAGG Education.  He can be reached at trevor@taggeducation.com

Middle School Classroom Teacher
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Position is open until filled. PPSEL is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Description

MAJOR FUNCTION:

Middle School Classroom Teacher

SPECIFIC DUTIES:

Pikes Peak School of Expeditionary Learning (PPSEL) is seeking a middle school science teacher for the 2019-2020 school year.  Applicants with a science degree will be considered first, but we will accept any applicants with a bachelor’s degree. We are seeking individuals with a positive attitude, strong collaborative skills and a desire to work for the benefit of each child in a unique way. PPSEL is a cutting-edge school with highly engaged classrooms.  We are looking for teachers who want to implement new strategies and ideas.

Why Teach at PPSEL? EL Education (formerly Expeditionary Learning) schools organize their curriculum around multidisciplinary, integrated learning expeditions. The PPSEL faculty enjoy a high degree of autonomy and responsibility in all aspects of the school program including working with students as individuals; developing curriculum from standards; leading students on engaging fieldwork and service learning; experiential methods of learning in environments inside and outside the classroom; collaborating with entire staff; and engaging in professional development.

Teaching Positions at the PPSEL: Preferred Attributes

PPSEL prefers candidates with the following qualifications:

  • Appreciation for each student, co-worker and parent/guardian as an individual
  • Enthusiastic, flexible, and spontaneous
  • Willingness to PPSEL’s progressive, constructivist, project-based educational philosophy which includes creation of curriculum aligned to standards.
  • Understands how to pinpoint each student’s strengths and weaknesses and then apply differential instructional practices to meet the diverse learning needs of each student
  • Strong desire to teach in a demanding, cutting-edge program in which all aspects of school life are open for discussion, reflection, and continuous improvement
  • Sense of humor
  • Deep and abiding sense of inquiry