Adams 12 Five Star Schools - Denver, CO

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Pay,Benefits, & Work Schedule

Department: Hillcrest Elementary School

Pay Type: Yearly

Months Per Year: 9
Hours Per Week: 40

Salary Plan: CER
Grade: BA0

Min Rate: $32,985.00
Max Rate: $46,755.00

Salary Range Information

Salary placement on our Certified Salary schedule is dependent on the employees’ education and/or work experience. Initial placement will be at bachelor (BA) step 1. If minimum qualifications are higher than a (BA), they will be placed at the initial requirement level for this position. For further advancement on our certified salary schedule you can do the following:

Education Credit for Placement on Salary Schedule:

After initial placement by the district on the salary schedule, the certified/licensed employee can provide the district additional official transcripts and/or documentation to support further salary advancement.

Work Experience Credit for Placement on Salary Schedule:

Certified/licensed employees will be granted one (1) year for each full year of contractual and/or work experience up to a maximum of ten (10) years’, which includes in-district and out-of-district contractual teaching and/or work experience. Responsibility for verification of outside experience shall rest with the individual employee.

If the above is done within first (90) calendar days of employment, then their salary shall be retroactive to the employees’ contract date. After (90) calendar days of employment, the employee will then advance on the salary schedule in the normal manner.

For further explanation of salary placement please refer to our Certified Master agreement that can be found on our district website.

Department Marketing Statement

For additional information, please contact Judi Dauman at judi.dauman@adams12.org .


· Successful completion of the on-line Haberman Assessment (Haberman Assessment Link will be sent to certified staff in mid-December, and to external applicants who have passed the district’s Human Resources screening process.

· Copy of most recent evaluation

· 3 letters of recommendation

· Resume

· Classroom observations by the current principal will be part of the hiring process

· Student Growth data will pulled and considered

Staff Attributes

Staff will have a belief system based on the fact that all children can and will learn and are capable of meeting high expectations that are articulated to them.

Staff members are life-long learners who continuously learn, change and grow.

Staff members will use the coaches that are provided in order to meet the needs of the diverse learners at Hillcrest Elementary. This involves feedback and assistance to support individual and community improvement.

Staff will function as a Professional Learning Community, with the following characteristics:

· Supportive and shared leadership, which invites staff input and action in decision-making that is based on what is best for students

· Shared values and vision includes an unwavering commitment to student learning that is consistently articulated and referenced in the staff’s work

· Collective learning and application of learning requires the school staff at all levels are engaged in processes that collectively seek new knowledge among staff and application of learning to solutions that address students’ needs.

· Supportive conditions include physical conditions and human capacities that encourage and sustain a collegial atmosphere and collective learning

· Shared practice involves the review of a teacher’s behavior by colleagues and includes feedback and assistance to support individual and community improvement.

Functioning as a Professional Learning Community means that we will collaborate as grade level colleagues and in vertical teams. We will align our instruction vertically and we will also discuss consistent vocabulary across content that will be used in grade levels and vertical teams. We will use student work to drive our instruction and we will consistently analyze and adjust our instruction based on students’ needs. We will ensure students master the standards and grasp the conceptual understanding rather than just cover the standards.

Staff will use the Gradual Release Model for instruction. Staff will provide models and mentor text or examples.

Inquiry based learning will be used by staff to develop students that can think and use higher level thinking skills to come up with their own ideas to show transfer of learning. Conceptual learning will be modeled so that students understand the conceptual learning behind the skill development.

Professional Development will be driven by student and staff needs based on data to ensure that students continue to learn and grow and that we are able to meet our building goals.


NECESSARY SKILLS AND BACKGROUND: Possess or ability to obtain valid/appropriate Colorado Educator License. Willingness to contribute to cultural diversity for educational enrichment. All candidates must possess the required license or the ability to fulfill the requirements for the No Child Left Behind Act of 2002.

Preference given to candidates with ELL Training and/or an ESL or (LDE) Linguistically Diverse Education Endorsement.

How To Apply

All positions are "Open - Until Filled" unless a specific closing date is listed.

The salary grade posted is the starting salary range for Bachelor step 1 – 11. Salary for position may vary based on education and experience.

All applicants (current district employees and external applicants) need to apply online. Applicants for this position must upload into our application system three letters of recommendation/reference, copies of your transcript(s) at the time of application in order to verify education requirements. This position requires a Certified Teaching license; you will need to upload a copy of your license into our application system. Official transcripts are only required and must be submitted at the time of hire. When filling out your online application, please include any and all work experience including district experience, please include Job Title and duties that you held while doing that job. If you attach a resume please take the time to fill out the online application as well. It is important to have a completed application so you will be considered for the position you are applying for. For directions on completing the online application, please visit the Adams 12 Application Instruction link on our Career/Job Vacancies page off of your main web site.

Adams 12 Five Star Schools
1500 East 128th Avenue
Thornton, CO 80241
Phone: 720-972-4068
Fax: 720-972-4072


Equal Employment Opportunity

The District shall not discriminate in its employment or hiring practices on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability. The Superintendent is committed to cultural diversity among district personnel as a means of enriching educational experience. The District shall identify, solicit, and consider applicants for employment from a broad spectrum of qualified individuals who will contribute to that effort.

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