ELD Teacher (Grade 6-8)

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LOCATION:  Fort Logan Northgate
WORK YEAR: Based upon a 187 day work calendar, Monday - Friday. 
WORK STATUS:  Licensed, Full Time Exempt
REPORTS TO:  School Principal

This position is for the 2020/2021 school year and is probationary unless the selected candidate is hired after the first student day.  Per Master Agreement, when a position is filled after the opening of school by an individual who was not employed by the District in the previous school year, that employee will receive a one-year temporary contract.  

This position will work as a lead teacher for English Language Development instruction for students in grades 6-8.  Responsibilities will include developing and leading ELD lessons, teaching ELD classes, collecting and analyzing data to target student needs and develop necessary instruction, work with staff to increase capacity in adjusting lessons to needs of ELD students, work with building and district administration in administering WIDA Access, work with building and district admin to guide data analysis of WIDA Access scores.  Teacher will be tasked to push-in or pull-out in some capacity to support ELD students.

Key result areas and attendance responsibilities:  
Instructional Planning
  • Plan instruction consistent with the district-approved ELD curriculum for assigned subject area(s)/grade level(s)
  • Use formal and informal methods to assess the abilities and needs of students.
  • Plan effective use of class time.
  • Work with staff members to increase instructional strategies for ELD students
  • Experience and background in instruction and planning for ELD

Instructional Interaction (Teaching)
  • Apply principles of teaching/learning to enhance student achievement.
  • Utilize teaching methods that are appropriate for the objectives and learners.
  • Modify instruction to meet student needs.
  • Communicate effectively with learners.
  • Provide for and maintain student involvement during instruction.
  • Work with small group
  • Co-teach with teammates in capacity of ELD support

Evaluation of instruction
  • Use the evaluation of student outcomes to measure the effectiveness of instruction.
  • Communicate effectively student progress to student and parent/guardian

Instructional management
  • Attend to tasks in a manner that maximizes instruction.
  • Maintain necessary student records.
  • Assist in planning for appropriate use of volunteers/aides as assigned

Learning Environment
  • Establish clear expectations for appropriate behavior.
  • Establish consequences for inappropriate behavior.
  • Establish conditions under which students exercise self-discipline, honesty leadership and citizenship.

Professional Responsibilities
  • Participate in professional growth opportunities.
  • Adhere to the code of ethics of the teaching professional of the State of Colorado.
  • Recognize problems and actively contribute to their resolutions.
  • Collaborate with others to fulfill responsibilities related to building and district goals and priorities.
  • Demonstrate a concern for students' health and safety.
  • Stays within department budget
  • Work with staff and administration to develop ELD strategies in cross content instruction
  • Work with staff and administration to guide development in WIDA access data
  • Accept and fulfill assigned responsibilities and duties in a prompt and efficient manner.
  • Follow Board of Education policies, building procedures and any other rules, regulations or procedures that may be established by the District or Building administrators.
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned by the building principal in accordance with District Policies.



Teachers must hold a valid Colorado License

-Hold an endorsement and authoriztion level in the subject area appropriate for assignment.
-Pass an approved content exam in subject area.
-Hold 36 semester hours in assigned subject area. 

  • Candidate has a degree in English Language Development or a similar degree.
  • Masters work in ELD.
  • Held a leadership role in developing a school-wide ELD program.
  • Master Teacher.
  • ELD Teaching Experience required.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and skill regarding the components of effective instruction.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of content and teaching methods in area(s) of teaching assignment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of developmental needs of students.
  • Demonstrated effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Evidence of ability to establish and maintain effective, cooperative relationships with school personnel, students and parents.
  • Demonstrated understanding and empathy necessary for working with students.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skill of ELD instruction and planning
The usual and customary methods of performing the job’s functions required the following physical demands:  some lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling: and signification fine finger dexterity.  Generally the job requires siting, walking, standing.  This job is performed in generally a clean and healthy environment.
Must clear online background check and FBI Fingerprint check through Colorado Bureau of Investigation. 

Placement on Licensed Teacher salary schedule based upon highest degree earned, college credits earned after highest degree and previous teaching experience. Current Board approved Licensed Teacher salary schedule and Master Agreement are available for review on our district website at www.ssd2.org.  Highest initial step placement on the Licensed Salary Schedule is Step 9.

The annual salary for this position will be determined by number of hours scheduled to work each day and number of days scheduled to work each year.  The computed annual salary will be spread out in equal payments over 12 months. Sheridan School District employees are paid once a month on the 1st working day of the month that is not a weekend day or holiday.
Employees who are scheduled to work 30 or more hours per week are eligible to obtain district health benefits which include medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance and supplemental benefits.  Positions that qualify for health benefits also qualify for leave which could include vacation and daily leave to be determined by the position and number of days assigned.  Sheridan School District No. 2 is a public employer and participates in the Colorado Public Employees’ Retirement Association (PERA). All employees are required by state statute to contribute 8.75% of salary on a pre-tax basis to PERA and the District contributes 20.4% in addition to employee contribution through July 31, 2020.  Effective August 1, 2020, all employees are required by state statute to contribute 10% of salary on a pre-tax basis to PERA and the District contributes 20.9% in addition to employee contribution.

All interested and qualified applicants must complete an online application at https://www.applitrack.com/sheridan/OnlineApp/.  Incomplete applications and resumes received in lieu of applications will not be considered.  Selected applicants will be contacted for an interview.  This position will close once the vacancy has been filled.

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Sheridan School District No. 2

Compare with State

Amount per Student

$20,260 (USD)

State Average: $10,278 (USD)

% ELL Students


State Average: 12%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 17.36

% IEP Students

State Average: 11%



State Average: 415