Employment

Aspen Academy seeks leaders comfortable taking risks and embracing a growth mindset. Our faculty members and administration are constantly looking for new ways to inspire curiosity while remaining dedicated to nurturing compassion and kindness. We desire culturally competent candidates who clearly appreciate a community of teachers and learners from diverse backgrounds and perspectives and are committed to equity and social justice.

You must have a passion for education, an incredible work ethic, have zero tolerance for drama and stand for our mission of cultivating excellence in academic rigor, character and leadership development, and community strength and service. You need to LOVE what you do and where you work.

If you read the following characteristics and see yourself, then you might be a fit:

  • Hard-working
  • Passionate
  • Like to put your head down and get your work done balanced with great work relationships
  • Always do the right thing
  • Quick learner
  • Tech savvy

If education is your calling and you truly want to work in a place that believes in team collaboration, accountability, growth, and having big dreams, then please click on a position below to complete our online application.

Aspen Academy is dedicated to providing equal employment opportunities to all personnel and applicants for without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, handicap or disability, sexual orientation, or status as a veteran, Vietnam era, or special disabled veteran.

"As a new teacher at Aspen I'm still in shock this amazing school exists. The staff, families and children all took me in immediately. The amount of kindness and support we are shown is indescribable. Aspen truly cares about all scholars and their future. I am so thankful to have found my home."

-Jennifer Gravlee (2nd Grade Instructor)

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

The best people see their careers as more than just salary and benefits. They care about the overall experience they're going to have while working each day. They want the opportunities for growth and development that can only be fostered in a growth-oriented work environment. Great employees want to become smarter and more productive in their careers.

At Aspen Academy, we want to discover the visions each of our employees have and work to blaze a path for them. As such we invest in each of our employees’ professional development.

Daily - Coaching and feedback

Weekly - Staff Development Training

Monthly - ½ day of Professional Development

Annually - $500 (or $1,000 every other year) is provided to each employee to pursue his or her professional goals.

ASPEN ACADEMY EDUCATOR INDUCTION PROGRAM

We believe that our success relies on the recruitment and retention of quality professional staff members. The Aspen Academy Induction Program is a structured training program for all newly hired teachers that helps new employees understand our mission, philosophy and goals, curriculum, instructional methodologies, character and leadership program and our community strength and service.

This program is designed to build a sense of culture and to articulate our mission and philosophy and is not merely an orientation to the school's organizational pattern, but a framework of our vision for student learning and success.


GOALS

  • To provide understanding of the Aspen Academy culture and philosophy
  • To effectively master curriculum and content of each domain
  • To implement effective instructional methodologies and enhance individual professional skills
  • To develop and enhance professional leadership skills within the character and leadership program
  • To create a sensitivity and understanding of the unique community we serve
  • To emphasize that teaching is a reflection of lifelong learning and professional growth
  • To provide a collaborative supportive network for each staff member that encourages unity of teamwork among administration, teachers, support staff and community members
  • To increase retention of high quality educators

The Aspen Academy Induction Program is the transmission of the school and community culture and expectations. This program is designed to build a sense of culture and to articulate our mission and philosophy. Induction is a structured training program for all teachers new to the school or teaching profession which instructs and models “the way it is done” at Aspen Academy.

This program is not merely an orientation to the School's organizational pattern, but a framework of Aspen Academy's vision for student learning and success.