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.

● 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
●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
● 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.

● 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
● Has experience integrating technology, art/design into instruction and student learning
● Possess deep understanding of what it means to live as part of a marginalized group of
● Possess great relationship skills and high emotional intelligence.

● 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
● Has experience with cooperative learning techniques to enhance collaboration skills among
● 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
● Demonstrate willingness to be involved in community activities and events outside of typical
school hours.

● Empowering work environment in a community-based school dedicated to community
● Opportunity to help build a high achieving school nested in Indigenous belief systems and
● 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 (

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