Durango School District 9-R

Preschool Teacher, Durango School District 9R, 1.0 FTE (PK-35-DIST-20-21)

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TitlePreschool Teacher, Durango School District 9R, 1.0 FTE
Posting IDPK-35-DIST-20-21

Durango School District 9-R is accepting applications for Preschool Teachers, District-wide.  Begins August 17, 2020.


Job Title: Licensed Pre School Teacher        Pay Grade:  Licensed Salary Schedule

Job Family:  Licensed Staff                        FLSA Status:  Exempt      

Department: School                                  Prepared Date: March 31, 2016

Typical Work Year:  10 months


 SUMMARY: Plan instruction and assessment aligned with District learner outcomes and State achievement standards.  Supervise assigned students and maintains a positive learning environment.  Adapt instruction to meet the individual learning needs of all students resulting in an increased probability of advancing their achievement.  Maintain positive inter-personal relationships with students, parents, staff and community members.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


          Utilize effective teaching practices to implement the Curriculum for Preschool in setting up the classroom for students to address all nine academic and developmental domains.  Modify the environment and activities as necessary to address individual student difference and developmental levels.


         Utilize ongoing observational, formative and summative assessments to assess the learning, achievement, and performance of each student and provide documentation and intentional, focused tasks to support children’s development and learning.


            Model, promote, and as situations arise, take the opportunity to provide instruction related to character education including citizenship and responsible behavior (respect for self, other and property), bullying prevention, conflict resolution skills, and responsible work habits and ethics.


           Provide safety instruction for students when the subject, activities, chemicals, product, tools and/or equipment pose possible harm or injury to students including use of personal protective devices (protective eye devices, safe clothing) and assure that students adhere to safety requirements. 


          Maintain an orderly, positive learning environment free from disruptive behavior by implementing proactive classroom management strategies and enforcing the Student Conduct Code. Supervise students to minimize any possibility of violent behavior and to minimize potential accidents.


            Be familiar with and abide by all applicable Federal and Colorado laws and regulations; Board of Education policies and District Regulations, as amended from time to time; school procedures that relate to employment with the District.


            Follow all Rules and Regulations set up by the Colorado Department of Human Services for a large child care center and Health and Safety Regulations from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.


           Perform other duties as assigned.



  • Assure the safety and welfare of students including necessary actions to insure that students are supervised at all times.
  • Demonstrate faithfulness and promptness in attendance at work.
  • Submit required reports promptly at the times specified.
  • Demonstrate care of and protection of School District property
  • Report suspected child abuse or neglect as required by law.
  • Use the District’s internet and E-mail system as specified in Policy.
  • Fulfill other duties as assigned by the Principal, Superintendent or their designees.



Minimum: Bachelor’s degree of related subject from accredited university. 



Experience is preferred but may not be necessary for hiring.



Colorado Teaching License with endorsements for the levels and subject areas teaching.  Pass the PLACE or PRAXIS II Test.  Meet CDE ESSA requirements for In-Field teachers. May be required to complete CPI training depending on assignment.



  • Excellent interpersonal relations and oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong decision making, analytical and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work with students with diverse needs at various levels.
  • Ability to develop and implement engaging lessons that facilitate student mastery of the Colorado Academic Standards.
  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality in all aspects of the job.
  • Ability to promote and follow Board and District policies, Superintendent policies and building/department procedures.
  • Ability to communicate, interact and work effectively and cooperatively in a team setting
  • Ability to recognize the importance of safety in the workplace, follow safety rules, practice safe work habits, utilize appropriate safety equipment and report unsafe conditions to the appropriate administrator.
  • Ability to utilize formative and summative assessments to access student learning.
  • Ability to implement IEP’s, 504’s, and behavior support plans.



  • Microcomputers and general office equipment.
  • Microsoft Office applications.
  • Student Information Systems.


Durango School District 9-R is an equal opportunity educational institution and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, age, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability or need for special education services in admissions, access to treatment, or employment in educational programs or activities which it operates, or any other applicable status protected by federal, state or local law. For information regarding civil rights or grievance procedures, contact Laura Galido, Compliance Officer, Durango School District 9-R, 201 E 12th Street, Durango, CO 81301, (970) 247-5411,, or the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, 1244 Spear Boulevard, Suite 310, Denver, CO 80204-3582, (303) 844-5695.

Shift TypeFull-Time
Salary Range$40,000 minimum to start / Per Year
LocationDurango School District 9-R

Applications Accepted

Start Date07/31/2020
End Date08/21/2020

Job Contact

NameChristy MorganTitleEmployment Coordinator