Seeking a full-time Latin & history instructor for immediate hire at Liberty Common School in Fort Collins, Colorado – a Poudre School District charter school dedicated to Core Knowledge principles, and college-preparatory instruction. The school currently enrolls over 1100 students in grades K-12.

Liberty Common School offers a unique educational program with an expanded Latin curriculum. The school provides excellence and fairness in education by teaching 1) a contextual body of organized knowledge, 2) the skills of learning, and 3) the values of a democratic society. This is done through parental choice, partnership with teachers, and student acceptance of responsibility for his/her academic effort.

The Latin instructor has responsibility for program planning, curriculum development, and delivery of associated content instruction for junior-high, and high-school students, in cooperation with the school’s Foreign Language and History Departments. Courses taught include Latin 1, Latin 2, and Western Civilization. Applicants should be dedicated to a strong skills and knowledge-based curriculum, and dedicated to high student achievement.

Minimum Requirements:
 Desire and willingness to learn about Liberty’s history and philosophy and to uphold and promote the mission and values of the school.
 BA/BS in classics, Latin, history, or related discipline, or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience. Content knowledge is essential.
 Ability and willingness to teach the Core Knowledge Sequence.
 Demonstrated effective classroom teaching ability, as is content expertise.

Preferred Characteristics:
 Understanding of Liberty Common School’s history and a commitment to maintaining and promoting the school’s mission and values.
 Experience with classics instruction, the Core Knowledge Curriculum and demonstrated ability in teaching this curriculum.
 Demonstrated ability to work effectively in multiple teams.
 MS/MA in classics, Latin, history, or related discipline, or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.
 Experience or background in classics, history, Latin, foreign language.

For more information about Liberty Common School, see libertycommon.org. Application must include a letter of application, resume, statement of educational philosophy, transcript photocopy, and three references with phone numbers. This job posting will remain open until the position is filled.

Mail to: Mr. Torgun Lovely, Principal, Liberty Common High School, 2745 Minnesota Dr., Fort Collins, CO 80525. Or e-mail to: tlovely@libertycommon.org

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