Compass Newsletter

Employment

Current Openings: Carbondale Community School – Long Term Kindergarten Substitute August 17- December 18, 2020  – Click here for more information. Send applications to Sam Richings-Germain (srichings@discovercompass.org). All Compass full-time (30 hrs/week) employees are eligible for the following benefits: HEALTH INSURANCE Benefit Description: Health and Wellness Center Vision Teledoc Prescription benefits Surgery Plus Dental Insurance: Alpha Dental Plan Delta Dental FSA/HSA: Medical FSA Dependent Care FSA HSA EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM All employees (including part time) are eligible for EAP benefits. They include counseling services, financial and legal assistance Triad EAP SUPPLEMENTAL INSURANCE Accident Insurance Critical Illness Insurance Short Term Disability RETIREMENT As a PERA employer, Compass contributes 20.5% to employee retirement accounts. In addition, employees can contribute to the following programs: 401k PERA 457 COMPENSATION Aspen Community School 2020-21 Salary Schedule Carbondale Community School 2020-21 Salary Schedule Salary Advancement Process Compass Professional Enrichment Pathways We encourage our teachers to continue to grow as […]

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Farewell to Francie Jacober

By Bob Ward Francie Jacober solves algebra problems for fun. In her spare time. The 7th-8th-grade teacher states it factually, with perhaps a hint of a smile. It’s just who she is, part of her “passion for math.” Her Carbondale Community School colleagues, however, see it as a reflection of her hard-working, almost superhuman personality. Teachers or not, most of them steer clear of math problems on their weekends. “She seeks out hard work,” said […]

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Celebrating a Compass icon: Chris Faison

  Written by Bob Ward Chris Faison was unique among people, a singularly open, generous soul who always left a joyful glow in his wake. The longtime 1-2 teacher at the Aspen Community School was endlessly curious and intrigued by everything and everyone around him. Whoever you were, whatever you did, Chris wanted to know more, and he cared. These qualities — along with his rosy cheeks, wool sweaters and smiling face — made him […]

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Colleagues Remember Annie Teague

written by Bob Ward, For years, the Aspen Community School’s longtime kindergarten teacher Annie Teague had made sounds about retirement, but for reasons nobody completely understood, she just kept teaching. Until the fall day, that is, when she announced to Principal Jim Gilchrist that she needed to take an extended leave for health reasons. We now know that Annie was tending to herself and bracing for a fight against cancer. For the next four-plus months […]

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