How to Apply

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Please call us for more information: 928-813-8422

Core Teacher

Teachers must be flexible and dynamic with a willingness to learn a new academic model based on an integrated core curriculum, outdoor expeditionary learning, and community collaboration. Candidates will preferably have a bachelor’s degree and Arizona Teacher’s Certificate. Starting salary is $45,000

Specials Teacher

GCOA is looking for content or skill experts to host a 6-week elective class for all GCOA classes. For 2022-23 Specials teachers are expected to teach for 2 hours per day during our Monday-Thursday schoolweek. Previous Specials courses are: Rock Climbing, Spanish, Archaeology, Art, Outdoor Education, and Gardening. Candidates must have a fingerprint clearance card valid for the state of Arizona. We are currently hiring for April – May of 2022 and the 2022 – 2023 school year. Stipend is $1200 for a 6-week specials course.

Substitute Teacher

Substitute Teachers must be comfortable managing cross grade level classes and groups from all grade levels. GCOA class sizes range from 18 – 26 students with a paraprofessional for support. Compensation is dependent upon certification.


Paraprofessionals must bring initiative to a dynamic classroom and schoolwide environment. Paras are typically paired with a core teacher and may be asked to support small group instruction, run a restorative circle, and support teacher prep materials and organization. Paraprofessionals must be comfortable supporting and enforcing classroom management. Compensation starts at $15 per hour.

Why work for GCOA?

At GCOA we are a family, committed to an active learning environment not just for students but for ALL GCOA members. Staff work together to cultivate a unique and refreshing environment where we focus on personal development, growth, and care of the individual. Our staff are available to collaborate and support each other through every moment of our learning experience. At GCOA we have an open door policy, where every conversation is welcome and all ideas are valued. Our leadership structure is horizontal, leveraging the unique skill set that each person has to bring to the table. We value authenticity, a growth mindset, and an openness to changing the paradigm of public education.