We are excited to grow our team and are now accepting applications for the following positions. Applications accepted until positions are filled.

Spanish Teacher 

The Spanish Teacher introduces students to new cultures and inspires preparation for a life lived within increasingly globalized communities. Learning Spanish improves knowledge of language structure, cultural awareness and literacy. See full job description and qualifications here.

Special Education Teacher 

As a Special Education Teacher in our Inclusion Department, you will collaborate with general education teachers to plan and present lesson plans, create assessments and make sure the needs of all students in the classroom are being met. While your focus may be on planning with your special education students in mind, the goal of an inclusion classroom is to keep special education students from feeling singled out. The inclusion teacher focus is on scaffolding activities and differentiating instruction to meet the needs of all students, not just the special education students. See full job description and qualifications here.

Super Sub/504 Support Position

The Super Sub/504 Support Position is the first substitute in the classroom when an AHS teacher is absent and coordinates other substitutes. When not subbing, the position will check in with students on a 504 plan and offer support when needed. This is an instructional job working directly with students. See full job description and qualifications here.

Substitute Teachers

BA or BS required. Compensation is $175 a day. You will be contacted to set up an interview.

School Speech Language Pathologist

Seeking an experienced Speech Language Pathologist to provide various services to high school students with IEPs. The ideal candidate will be able to engage enthusiastically with students, independently follow through with plans, maintain confidentiality and detailed documentation of student progress.

Pay: $50 per hour

Schedule: Flexible. Approximately 15-20 hours of service time per month, to be provided Monday – Friday 8:30am-3:30pm during the school year.

Typical Work Year: 10 months (August-May)

Education and Training: Master’s Degree in Speech/Language Pathology

Certificates, Licenses, & Registrations: Special Service Providers Licensure through the Colorado Department of Education

Summary: Provide articulation and/or pragmatic services to high school students with communication disorders that adversely affect educational performance.

Essential Duties, Responsibilities, and Possibilities:

  • Evaluate students’ levels of speech and pragmatic language.
  • Create and/or implement individualized plan that addresses specific functional needs
  • Identify clients’ goals for treatment.
  • Collect data on students’ progress
  • Communicate directly with Dean of Inclusion Department
  • Collaborate with teachers and paraprofessionals
  • Attend IEP meetings, as needed
  • Provide education, assistance and monitoring of augmentative communication devices

Why Animas High School?

Live and work where most come to vacation! Durango, Colorado, located in the San Juan Mountains, is a prime locale for some of the best skiing, paddling, climbing and biking in the country. Routinely voted as one of the best places to live, work and play, Durango is the proud home of Animas High School. Opened in the fall of 2009, AHS serves approximately 250 students in grades 9-12.

Based on the wildly successful High Tech High model out of San Diego, CA., Animas High School uses project-based learning to prepare students for college, career and life. Students pursue unique opportunities for learning through the completion of projects, applying their knowledge and skills while addressing real world problems and scenarios. The school holds a deep commitment to the development of the whole student and a Culture of Excellence.

The 2024/25 AHS Salary Schedule has been approved and is competitive with regional schools and districts.

How To Apply

Please submit the following materials:

  • Cover letter that addresses the following topics:
    • Why you want to work at AHS
    • Why what you teach is important for students to know
    • Why students would want to have you as their teacher
  • Resume
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation

You may email your application materials for faculty & staff openings to [email protected] or mail it to:

Animas High School
ATTN: Human Resources
PO Box 3496
Durango, CO 81302

You will receive email verification once we have your application materials. We will update employment opportunities on our website if needed. Please continue to check that page for any changes.

We will provide more information about this process with an invitation. Please do not call the school to request an interview or inquire about your application status.