The stories I hear ... Kids' imaginations are a beautiful thing!

- Valerie A. LearyDenver Public Schools

Teaching elementary students is like taking on a new role each day. One day, you’ll be an explorer, leading your students on an “expedition” through ancient Egypt. The next day, you’re a scientist, helping them classify insects they find around the school.

In Colorado, there is a growing need for those willing to approach those roles with passion and enthusiasm. As enrollment rises statewide, school districts will hire additional teachers to maintain a smaller ratio of students to teachers.

Over the last two decades, student enrollment in Colorado rose by more than 41 percent, with similar growth predicted in the coming years. To meet rising demand, employment of elementary school teachers will grow by 27.9 percent through 2020, according to the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment.


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