Montrose County School District RE-1J and Outer Range is looking for a motivated, collaborative and innovative teacher for a nature-based kindergarten. Outer Range is seeking a kindergarten teacher who can effectively design and facilitate outdoor education programs for kindergarten-aged children that emphasize joyful, shared experiences, skill acquisition, and social/emotional support of students. This inspiring and energetic educator should be able to communicate with students, parents, and other stakeholders the mission and vision of Outer Range. The kindergarten will be able to implement the core values of Outer Range in order to engage students and families through early childhood experiences.

Under general direction, to be a kindergarten teacher in the outdoor education program; to plan, develop, organize, and deliver experiential learning; to assist in the planning, development, and implementation of site, instructional goals and objectives, and in the evaluation of the effectiveness of educational programs and to do other related functions as directed. Lead teacher works closely with a co-teacher and children to facilitate outdoor classes with children. Tasks include thoughtful curriculum design based on children’s emergent interests, on-going reflection about and assessment of children and the forest school program, and collaboration with other teachers and/or volunteers. Lead teacher will manage support staff and/or volunteers as needed. Lead teachers set the tone for learning as engaged, enthusiastic role models of nature-based education while maintaining a safe, positive atmosphere. Classes are almost entirely outdoors, so you must be experienced and eager to facilitate outdoor learning in all seasons!

Tagged as: Full Time, Teaching/Education


Please see the job description linked in application instructions.

About Outer Range Outdoor Education

Outer Range, Montrose County School District’s outdoor learning center, provides immersive, relevant, student driven, and community-focused outdoor programs and expeditions. 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. Outer Range has 4 guiding principles: build in partnership, move beyond the ordinary, embrace the unknown, and unravel & transform; all infused into our programming to help students grow along a continuum that challenges perceived risk, supports skill development, and grows confidence. Outer Range is building alternative pathways to education for pre-K-12th grade, emphasizing integrated & relevant projects, a supportive network for growth and development, and preparation to enter outdoor careers.

Application Instructions

Please apply online at: https://www.applitrack.com/mcsd/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=Teaching+-+Elementary+School&AppliTrackJobId=2496&AppliTrackLayoutMode=detail&AppliTrackViewPosting=1