Seeking a full-time Latin 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 1,100 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 elementary, junior-high, and high-school students, in cooperation with the school’s Foreign Language Department, and Liberty’s elementary school. Courses taught include 4th–6th grade Latin using the Minimus curriculum, and Latin I using the first portion of Wheelock’s Latin. 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 http://www.libertycommon.org. Application must include a letter of application, résumé, 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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