Garfield County School District 16
Garfield County School District No. 16 is located in Western Colorado, 45 minutes east of Grand Junction. Located in the Colorado River Valley, Garfield 16 is nestled between the Rocky Mountains and the mesas. We serve approximately 1200 students from the communities of Parachute and Battlement Mesa. Our philosophy about education is that it is the singular opportunity we can provide every student so that he/she can be equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to be successful in the world. We believe that every student is a unique learner, and we strive to meet each student's needs. We also believe that the school community can support our students' growth in more than just academics. Student leadership and service to the community is embedded within each school's community, and we are creating opportunities for greater family involvement in education.
Our teachers benefit from a highly competitive salary schedule for the region. We support each teacher's professional growth by fully funding masters degree programs. Many teachers choose to live in the community; however, there are teachers who make their homes in nearby communities. Within an hour of the school district, people can enjoy various outdoor pursuits such as hiking, fishing, mountain biking, rock climbing, camping, four-wheeling, backpacking, hunting, river rafting, kayaking, golf, and skiing. Following the I-70 corridor to the east, Garfield 16 is 45 minutes to Glenwood Springs, an hour and a half to Vail, and three hours to Denver. To the west, Garfield 16 is 30 minutes to Palisade wine country and two hours to Moab.
District/Organization hiring and interviewing instructions and processes for candidates:
Applicants should check this website for current openings. https://www.applitrack.com/garco/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=Elementary+School+Teaching
Each principal interviews the candidates for the positions at the school.
Additional positions that are anticipated vacancies will be posted in January 2023.