We are the only all-girls (inclusive) public school in Colorado. We have a unique model of movement-based learning and positive gender focus that includes core courses in social, emotional and leadership development and a mental health team on staff. GALS was highlighted by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative as one of ten schools that are expanding the definition of student success by using models that support whole child wellness. We have a culture of joy and social justice orientation. Core courses on leadership, identity, wellness, with a feminist justice tilt.
Mission alignment Belief in the GALS mission of providing a college preparatory education in a supportive environment that fosters the academic mastery and personal development necessary for every young woman or man to become a powerful advocate for herself/himself and leader of her/his community. Experience utilizing culturally congruent strategies in gender-specific and movement-based environments is a plus. Pedagogical alignment Belief that long-term, in-depth studies that focus on specific case studies or essential questions help students construct deep understandings and skills and prepare them to create authentic products that meet a need for real audiences. Ability to differentiate, utilize data to drive instruction, and employ strong instructional skills. Experience developing hands-on or movement based lessons and/or teaching in a standards-based school a plus. Entrepreneurial Spirit Ability to thrive in the ambiguity and intensity of a school that is continuing to grow and develop. Team Orientation Ability to work collaboratively in a professional learning community by jointly planning and delivering instruction; participating fully in professional development; and engaging in an on-going exchange of ideas. Drive for Excellence Hard-working, self-starter who takes initiative and is committed to learning and self-improvement.
Competitive salary scale. 100% Health Premium covered by GALS, HSA as option. Dental, STD/LTD as opt in. Holidays and Paid Time Off, Staff Wellness is a priority, athletic-wear dress code! Sunny Denver, CO with Mountains nearby! Teacher autonomy with many supports. Holistic view of education, whole child culture for positive adolescent development. School model includes mental health team for students and families.