AIAD teachers create and implement relevant and meaningful curriculum through innovative
teaching methods. AIAD STEAM (Science/Math) teachers will be responsible for building each
student’s foundation of science and math using a variety of instructional methods nested in
culturally competent approaches, including land-based, project-based and problem-based
learning as well as collaborative student-led discussions, group learning strategies and
differentiated learning modifications/extension that promote academic achievement for all
students. Middle school STEAM teachers may also teach at least one section of either 6th or 7th
grade math.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
● Deliver culturally competent, rigorous Tier 1 instruction in middle school math and science via
AIAD’s STEAM curriculum in a block schedule format;
● Implement a Tier 1 (stand-alone) math curriculum for middle school students;
● May teach one elective course;
●Use strength-based restorative classroom practices that foster resiliency and success for
students;
●Collaborate with colleagues to develop middle school STEAM lesson plans and learning
activities that fit within AIAD’s STEAM curriculum;
● Participate in weekly professional development through a student-centered professional
learning community format;
● Develop strong relationships with parents and students, creating investment in school culture
and academics;
● Work collaboratively with partner teachers and staff (fellow Humanities teacher, STEAM
teacher, Lakota/Dineh Culture & Language teachers and school staff) to create consistent
structures and systems;
● Maintain records for such things as student attendance, evaluation, report cards, and other
documents;
● Implement Individualized Education Plan (IEP), monitor and report on students’ progress
toward their academic and career readiness goals, as noted in their IEP as aligned with the
instructor’s content area.

REQUIRED PREPARATION AND EXPERIENCE:
● Possess Colorado Teaching Licensure and/or endorsements in the subject areas that s/he will
teach and/or hold at least a BA or higher in a relevant subject area;
● Possess at least Year-One English Language Acquisition (ELA) qualification or is willing to
acquire this qualification within one year of hire;
● Has minimum of 2 years classroom experience;
● Possess strong content knowledge, particularly around pre-Algebra, Algebra, Physics, Earth
Science, and Biology;
● Has experience developing and implementing differentiated curriculum and learning
objectives for a wide range of learners;
● Has experience and/or strong understanding of how to design culturally competent learning
experiences;
● Has experience integrating technology, art/design into instruction and student learning
experiences;
● Possess deep understanding of what it means to live as part of a marginalized group of
people;
● Possess great relationship skills and high emotional intelligence.

STRONGLY PREFERRED EXPERIENCE AND DISPOSITIONS:
● Loves teaching middle/high schoolers;
● Demonstrate a deep commitment to decolonized mindsets and practices;
● Has experience in project-based, problem-based learning experiences using integrated
approaches;
● Has experience with cooperative learning techniques to enhance collaboration skills among
students;
● Possess collaborative skills and a willingness to work with colleagues in a Professional
Learning Community;
● Possess desire to learn and grow, and is open to feedback from instructional leaders and
colleagues;
● Demonstrate willingness to be involved in community activities and events outside of typical
school hours.

WHY CHOOSE AIAD?
● Empowering work environment in a community-based school dedicated to community
transformation;
● Opportunity to help build a high achieving school nested in Indigenous belief systems and
values;
● Participate in a shared leadership model where all voices are heard;
● School committed to supporting professional growth for all employees;
● Health/dental/vision insurance and PERA (retirement);
● Staff wellness opportunities;
● Moving stipend for new employees moving to Denver from outside Colorado;

If interested in this position, view the full job description PDF and fill out this preliminary form: Teach at American Indian Academy of Denver (google.com)

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