Teacher Middle School Science

Reports To: Principal

Wage/Hour Status: Exempt

School Year: 2019-2020

The employees of Aspen Ridge Preparatory School are a team working together to fulfill the Aspen Ridge

mission and vision.

Mission Statement:

We are travelers on the Aspen Ridge Trailways. It is our mission to think independently, participate in our integrated world, and achieve individual goals in order to gain knowledge and understanding. We will approach challenges with confidence and assist others in our community while learning and growing together on the trail of success.

Vision Statement:

The Founders of the Aspen Ridge Preparatory School envision a community of students, teachers, parents, and administrators collaborating to create a rigorous, content-rich learning environment that fosters a lifelong love of learning and gives students a solid base of knowledge to compete in a global society. Students will participate in successful, research-based curricula in the core content areas along with a focus on technology, international experience, natural environment, personal development, and enrichment programs. Students will be encouraged to think independently and question the world around them. Ongoing assessment of the students, both formally and informally, will take place regularly to ensure individual student goals are attained by adapting instruction appropriately.

Summary of Position - Teacher

To provide students with appropriate learning activities and experiences designed to help them fulfill

their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical, and social growth. To empower students to think

independently, participate in our integrated world, and achieve individual goals in order to gain

knowledge and understanding.

Responsibilities and Duties:

Instructional Strategies

  1. Develop and implement lesson plans that fulfill the requirements of Aspen Ridge’s curriculum program and show evidence of preparation as required.
  2. Present subject matter according to guidelines established by federal regulations, Colorado Department of Education, board policies, and administrative regulations.
  3. Plan and use appropriate instructional and learning strategies, activities, materials, and equipment that reflect understanding of diverse needs of students assigned.
  4. Work cooperatively with other teachers to modify curricula as needed for students with  special needs (i.e. Special Education, 504, ELL).
  5. Work with other members of staff to determine instructional goals, objectives, and methods according to school requirements.
  6. Plan and supervise assignments of teacher assistant(s) and volunteer(s), and student teachers.
  7. Use technology to strengthen the teaching/learning process.

Student Growth and Development:

  1. Help students analyze and improve study methods and habits.
  2. Conduct ongoing assessment of student achievement through formal and informal assessments.
  3. Assume responsibility for extracurricular activities as assigned and approved by the campus principal.
  4. Be a positive role model for students and support mission, vision, and beliefs of Aspen Ridge.


Classroom Management and Organization:

  1. Create a classroom environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the physical, social, and emotional development of students.
  2. Manage students’ behavior in accordance with school policies and programs and student handbook.
  3. Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials and facilities.
  4. Assist in the selection of books, equipment, and other instructional materials.


  1. Establish and maintain open communication with parents, students, administrators, teachers, and support staff.
  2. Maintain a professional relationship with colleagues, students, parents, and community members. 
  3. Use effective communication skills to present information accurately and clearly.

Professional Growth and Development:

  1. Participate in staff development activities to improve job-related skills.


  1. Keep informed of and comply with state, district, and school regulations and policies for classroom teachers.
  2. Compile, maintain, and file reports, records, and other documents required.
  3. Attend and participate in faculty meetings and serve on staff committees as required.
  4. Perform other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Supervise teacher assistant(s), volunteer(s), and student teacher(s) as assigned.

Equipment Used:

Computer, interactive white boards, document cameras, iPads, and software necessary for

administrative and educational tasks.

Working Conditions:

Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:

Be able to meet mental demands of teaching assignment (i.e. maintain emotional control under

stress). Be able to meet physical demands of teaching assignment (i.e. frequent standing,

stooping, bending, pulling, and pushing). Be able to maintain an environment conducive to

teaching and learning (i.e. moving media equipment, desks, and other classroom equipment).



Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university.

Valid Colorado teaching license with required endorsements for subject and level assigned

Special Knowledge/Skills:

General knowledge of curriculum and instruction

Knowledge of subjects assigned

Ability to research and develop teaching units

Ability to instruct students and manage their behavior

Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills


Successful teaching experiences, successful student teaching experience or approved internship


Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, policy and expectation documents,

staff agreements, and evaluation rubric documents. Ability to speak effectively before groups of

students, parents, staff, teachers and school administrators.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


The work environment at Aspen Ridge Preparatory School described in this document is representative of the essential functions of this job. The hours of this position may be long when specific needs arise and some extended days and schedules will be necessary. Aspen Ridge Preparatory School is a dynamic environment with an ever-developing educational environment and growing culture. Adaptability to change is essential.

 Please send resumes to:  employment@aspenridgeprepschool.org

Lunch Monitor

Department: Student Support

Starting Wage: $12.50 /hour

Part-Time – 18.75 hours per week


 The Lunch Monitor helps in setting up and breaking down the lunch area daily, monitors and assists students during their lunch period, and actively works towards keeping the lunch area clean and safe. Candidates must have interpersonal skills that allows them to interact positively and safely with students and staff members, collaborate with team members, and take direction from supervisors. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  •  Set up lunch tables and lunch carts in the lunch area daily. 
  • Monitor student behavior and appropriately intervene when necessary. 
  • Promote and demonstrate through example a positive and peaceful atmosphere. 
  • Assist students with lunch-related issues. 
  • Keep and release students on schedule. 
  • Wipe tables after each lunch period. 
  • Work with custodial staff and student volunteers in cleaning messes and keeping the lunch area clean. 
  • Report student behavioral concerns to the teacher or administrators. 



  • High School Diploma 
  • Demonstrated willingness to work positively with staff towards the mission and vision of the school. 
  • Positive attitude towards children. 
  • Physically, mentally, and emotionally capable of performing required tasks and duties essential to the position. 
  • Submit to finger printing and background check. 

Reporting Structure

 The Lunch Monitor reports to the school Principal and is evaluated annually or as needed. 

Physical Requirements

 Individuals in this position must be able to reasonably meet all physical requirements to meet the listed duties and responsibilities.  

 Please send resumes to:  employment@aspenridgeprepschool.org

Maintenance Technician

Department: Operations

Starting Wage: $15 /hour

Part-Time – 15 hours per week


The Maintenance Technician is highly valuable and unique position in the school essential to ongoing operations.  The position is responsible for various forms of manual work involving the maintenance of the school’s facilities and systems, as well as the safety of the students and staff.  As a unique station in the school, the individual in the position must have interpersonal skills that allows them to positively work with administration and staff members, interact positively and safely with students and parents, and take direction from supervisors.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Fulfill and complete Maintenance Request Forms
  • Identify and repair issues throughout the school as they arise
  • Assist in maintaining cleanliness and appearance around the exterior of the facilities
  • Troubleshoot and maintain school systems and equipment:
    • HVAC
    • Drywall patch or repair
    • Paint / paint touch ups
    • Lighting / Emergency Lighting
    • Doors / door hardware
    • Locker repair and maintenance
    • Drop ceiling
    • Playground
    • Minor plumbing repairs
    • Assist with landscaping needs
    • Minor electrical work, where appropriate (resetting breakers, etc.)
  • Assist with snow removal and ice melt
  • Hang necessary items securely:
    • Tackboards
    • Dry erase boards
    • Shelving
    • Student cubbies
    • Coat racks
  • Keep maintenance spaces and equipment clean and organized
  • Perform all tasks to code and the standards of Aspen Ridge Prep School
  • Other duties as assigned



  • High School Diploma
  • Commercial school maintenance experience preferred
  • Minimum 1 year trade experience in construction, maintenance, or handyman position
  • Experience using power tools
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Flexible and supportive work philosophy with willingness to take direction
  • Problem solving skills
  • Must pass a background check 

Reporting Structure

The Maintenance Technician reports directly to the Director of Operations.

Physical Requirements

The Maintenance Technician position has a high physical demand requiring constant movement and manual labor throughout each shift.  Individuals in this position must be able to reasonably meet all physical requirements to meet the listed duties and responsibilities.

 Please send resumes to: mridenour@aspenridgeprepschool.org  

Before and After School Lead

Work and play with children ages 5 to 13!  We are seeking caring and compassionate applicants to assist in our before and after school care program who are interested in leading games and activities with children, helping them get their homework started for the day, feed them breakfast and snacks, and have a great time.

Aspen Ridge Preparatory School, located in beautiful Erie, Colorado, is an accredited K-8 Core Knowledge Charter School in the St. Vrain Valley School District.  As a very affordable service to our families, we offer care for students both before and after school hours during the following times:

  • Before School - 6:30 am to 8:00 am
  • After School - 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm

Program staff will need to be available for both shifts, though some flexibility in scheduling is available.  This is a great way to accumulate child care experience hours as well! 

Job Duties:

  • Welcoming students and helping to check them into the computer system
  • Making simple breakfast and snacks
  • Supervising students making sure they are safe at all times
  • Leading games and activities
  • Supervising and assisting with homework during after care hours
  • Observing safe playground practices during outside play
  • Communication with parents -Assist non-lead counselors
  • Checking students out of the computer system either when school starts or when a parent or guardian picks them up
  • Other duties as assigned by the Program Director

Job Requirements:

  • Child Care Lead validation required (proof of 480+ child care hours already completed)
  • Punctuality and reliability are essential in caring for children
  • No criminal history involving children
  • Training will be provided for all necessary certifications

Please send resumes to: mridenour@aspenridgeprepschool.org 

EEOC Statement:

It is the policy of Aspen Ridge Preparatory School not to discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, age, or handicap. These policies apply to recruitment, employment, transfers and reassignments, compensation, and other conditions of employment.