Work at GALS
GALS Denver seeks to hire ESSA highly-qualified teachers skilled at integrating movement and hands-on learning into a standards-based academic environment focused on the overall health, wellness, and success of girls. GALS teachers will be responsible for:
- Delivering detailed unit plans and daily lessons
- Delivering engaging, inquiry-based instruction infused with movement and fieldwork
- Assessing students’ learning via a variety of tools and presentations of learning
- Serve as academic, character, and wellness advisers
GALS seeks candidates who demonstrate:
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.
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.
Ability to thrive in the ambiguity and intensity of a school that is continuing to grow and develop.
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.
- ESSA compliant.
- Previous teaching experience required.
- Strong classroom management and organizational skills.
- Urban school experience and experience with diverse communities preferred.
As opposed to relegating movement to physical education class or after-school sports, GALS teachers incorporate movement into day-to-day instruction and classroom activity as a way of engaging students both mentally and physically.
We offer a full curriculum focused on the psycho-social dynamics of growing up female in today’s world. The full staff participates in and supports this curriculum.
Through advisories, community meetings, shared core values, and opportunities for students and teachers to connect both in and outside the classroom, GALS emphasize the development of a close learning community.
Professional development is a priority at GALS. Staff members meet weekly as a school staff and weekly as a content team to continue the work. Grade level teams meet monthly to support curriculum integration and student achievement.