The Vanguard School
January 11, 2023
1605 S. Corona Ave Colorado Springs, CO, Colorado Springs, CO
Job Type


Job Product:  Student understanding of Latin that furthers the development of character and intellect.


General Purpose:  The Latin teacher is responsible for developing students’ academic excellence and virtue by creating a positive culture of inquiry and learning and providing students with challenging and meaningful learning activities and experiences.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


Demonstrates subject matter knowledge:

  • Written command of classical Latin, including knowledge of classical pronunciation and classical roots
  • Knowledge of culturally and historically significant literary and non-literary texts and authors associated with ancient Rome
  • Age-appropriate literature, songs, and games in Latin
  • Characteristics of elementary reading and writing pedagogy in Lain
  • Similarities and differences between the target language and English
  • Theories of, and differences between, first and second language acquisition in elementary students
  • Knowledge of the other arts (historical traditions, genres, and major artists) associated with ancient Rome
  • Knowledge of the political, social, and intellectual history of ancient Rome

Faithfully implements curriculum

Manages classroom climate and operation

Promotes achievement

Meets professional responsibilities

Other duties and responsibilities as needed or assigned


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor degree, preferably in the Classics, with at least 36 semester hours in content area


  • Prior teaching experience preferred but not required

Salary Range:

$40,000-$42,000 per year, based on ESSA qualifications; eligible for merit pay up to $2,000.



  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Long-term disability insurance
  • Paid time off
  • PERA retirement
  • Vision insurance
All employees must submit to and pass a CBI / FBI fingerprint background check as a condition of employment.
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