This playful educator can balance the delicate walk between goofy and serious. Through curiosity, exploration, and continuous relationship building, you will foster student connections to self, each other, and our greater community. You should be passionate about students, families, and educational change. This position is a unique opportunity for an innovative educator to grow and thrive. This role is unique as you serve a diverse group of Montrose High School students enrolled in an intensive elective at Outer Range.

As the ideal candidate, you bring experience or willingness to embrace the following:

Learner centered: Hold a mindset of starting first with students and their needs to inform curriculum and instruction decisions, as well as school systems and structures.
Build in partnership: Join an interdisciplinary (all core content areas), cross grade level (Prek-12) team. Working in a deeply collaborative way with other educators, staff, and community to design and implement meaningful learning experiences.

Rooted in design: Create and facilitate learning experiences that are directly connected to what is relevant in our place and students as a lens to develop a greater understanding of the world. Grow and use our competencies as the foundation of student learning experiences, embedded with engaging standards-based instruction designed by our educators.

Passionate about content: Possess a strong background in a content area AND the curiosity and desire to push beyond it. We recognize that you likely have a background in traditional content areas. These are critical, and we value someone with a deep understanding of one or more of them so they can nimbly use them as the vehicle for meaningful learning rather than the destination. We appreciate people who artfully connect the “seemingly unrelated.”

Move beyond the ordinary: Outer Range exists to shift what education can look like in Montrose County. Educators challenge the status quo and advocate fiercely for a shift in the paradigm towards learner centeredness. We do this through our daily decisions in teaching and through sharing our work. Be ready to exist with vulnerability and to share your learning with others.

Unravel and transform: Outer Range is an iterative school and is constantly evolving. This means that staff is regularly unlearning and relearning what is possible and how to get there. We are seeking members who embrace change with courage, joy, and skill while working to challenge assumptions and elevate self-awareness.

We know the scope of this role is a big ask in a non-traditional role and environment, but if you’re still reading and interested, you might be a good fit.

Tagged as: Full Time, Teaching/Education


Bachelor's Degree AND;
Must possess a current State of Colorado Teachers License (7-12) or ability to obtain within the first year. Subject area endorsement relevant to outdoor education area preferred. (MCSD can support this)
Possession of a valid Motor Vehicle Operator's License.
WFR/Adult & Child CPR/First Aid or higher or ability to complete (MCSD/Outer Range can support with this)
CDE Type A, Multifunction and Small Vehicle or ability to obtain (MCSD/Outer Range can support with this)

About Outer Range Outdoor Education

What if there was a place where young people are radically seen?
Where courage is fostered through new experiences in the outdoors?
Where confidence was activated by community connection and transformation was just a part of our natural rhythm?
What if there was a school with no walls?

This is not an ordinary “teacher” role, and this is not an ordinary school. Outer Range is a public outdoor school that believes the young people in our community have boundless potential. Outer Range provides immersive, relevant, student driven, and community-focused learning experiences. With mountains, canyons, and rivers in all directions, Montrose has a thriving and growing outdoor industry and multiple outdoor options; a whitewater sports park, excellent year-round trail systems, a national park, and multiple state parks nearby and easy & quick access to ski and mountain bike destinations.

Application Instructions

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