Prospective Staff Member Meetings

  • If you are interested in being a future staff member at Padilla Elementary School, you are invited to attend one of the two Prospective Staff Member Meetings! 

    The first meeting will take place at the Brighton Learning & Resource Center (BLARC) NEW Lois Lesser Board Room, located at 1850 Egbert St, Brighton, CO 80601, at 12:30 PM on Monday, December 9, 2019.

    The second meeting will take place at the 27J Schools Educational Services Center, located at 18551 E. 160th Ave,  Brighton, CO 80601, at 12:30 PM on Monday, January 6, 2020.

    Both meetings will be the same, so please attend whichever works best for you. During these meetings you will have the opportunity to learn about the physical building that is under construction, the anticipated makeup of the student and staff populations, the roles and responsibilities of the teams that will be hired to help open the building, the vision for the school, and ask any questions you might have. 

    This is not a recruiting meeting. We are not looking to "steal" teachers or staff from other buildings. It is purely an opportunity for you to evaluate if you are a fit for the work we are going to do at Padilla. 

    Having the right people to open Padilla Elementary School is perhaps the most important part of the work to open the school in the Fall of 2020. We will be looking for people who believe that:

    - we have to ensure that when they leave Padilla, all students are on a trajectory to do whatever they want in life

    - relentlessly pursuing intentionality of high-quality planning and instruction is essential to ensuring all students are on the right trajectory

    - we must collaboratively create a learning environment for students, community, and staff that exudes care for one another while continually challenging ourselves and one another to meet the needs of everyone everyday

    Successfully ensuring that all students are on the right trajectory when they leave Padilla will depend on your commitment to this vision for how we will operate as a school. If this vision doesn’t align for you, that’s okay! But, if this sounds like you, and something that you might be interested in being a part of, then come and hear more at one of the meetings. 

    Padilla Elementary School will be hiring three certified staff members to stipended positions to serve on the planning team. This team will meet outside the normal school day, potentially on Mondays, evenings, and weekends while still maintaining their positions at their current schools. These jobs will post on Tuesday, January 7, 2020. 

    Remaining staff members will be hired throughout the spring for the opening team, which will have responsibilities for planning as well. 

    If you're unable to make one of the meetings but would like more information, please reach out to me at kpurfurst@sd27j.net or 303-655-5101.

    Prospective Staff Member Meeting Presentation