You could teach anywhere; why not find your “Perfect Fit” in Canyons! Canyons School District is located within a 20-minute drive of downtown Salt Lake City, Utah. Utah supports a thriving arts community, professional sports, outdoor recreation, fine dining and a dynamic downtown nightlife. Canyons has four world-class ski resorts right in our backyard as well as five national parks within a half-day’s drive.
Canyons Values Teachers
Kindergarten College-Ready Day
Each year during the first week of school, kindergartners sport collegiate gear and learn what they’ll need to do to achieve their dreams. The event is part of Canyons’ efforts to instill the idea of college-readiness early in a child’s education.
Improving 6-8 Education
Canyons’ middle schools serve as preparatory academies for our high schools. IPLCs and teaming promote a collaborative environment that provides students access to rigorous academic coursework and electives such as art, choir, band, CTE and foreign language.
College- & Career-Ready Comprehensive High Schools
Canyons students are challenged to become academically ready for college. An estimated 90 percent of seniors graduated from High School in 2019. Graduation rates in Canyons School District have increased 7 percent in the last five years.
Canyons' Board of Education is committed to recruiting and retaining the best and brightest education professionals by:
To determine an educator’s initial salary placement:
Identify the educator’s “Education Enhancement” Increment Level.
Add previous contracted licensed work experience from an accredided school system, up to 15 years, each year equating to an Increment Level:
- Two half years, with at least one of the years being a minimum of 92 days, will be added together to equal one year/Increment level.
- Educator’s experience in Canyons District received full credit.
- Educators who have retired with the Utah Retirement System (URS) may receive up to 15 Increment Levels for experience.
Add one (1) increment level.
To determine the educator’s “Education Enhancement” Increment Level:
Identify the educator’s degree attainment from an accredited university.
|Bachelor’s Degree + 20 semester hours||+1 Increment Level|
|Bachelor’s Degree + 40 semester hours||+1 Increment Level|
|Bachelor’s Degree + 60 semester hours||+1 Increment Level|
|Master’s Degree (Total of 6 Increment Levels)||+3 Increment Levels|
|Master’s Degree + 20 semester hours||+1 Increment Level|
|Master’s Degree + 40 semester hours||+1 Increment Level|
|Master’s Degree + 60 semester hours||+1 Increment Level|
|Doctorate Degree (Total of 12 Increment Levels)||+3 Increment Levels|
Salary Schedule Info
Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) is calculated on the mid-point of the salary schedule, Increment Level 20. The dollar difference between Increment Levels will remain $900.
A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree + 20 semester hours is required for educators to advance beyond Increment Level 20.
An Educator Salary Adjustment (ESA) of $4,200 and a Teacher and Student Success Act (TSSA) of $675 are included as part of the Base Contract and are dependent upon continued legislative funding.
The Base Contract is prorated based upon the number of days remaining in the contract.
Educators with current National Board Certification will be paid a stipend of $1,000 in addition to their Base Contract.
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You will receive insurance if you enroll online within 30 days of your contract start date. If you miss this deadline, you must wait until the next Open Enrollment to enroll in a plan unless you have a qualifying event during the year.
Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) are available to employees enrolling in the Traditional PPO Health plan. Employees who enroll in the Qualified High Deductible Health plan will have the option of enrolling in a Health Savings Account (HSA) which includes a limited employer match contribution. To participate in either the FSA or HSA you must enroll within 30 days of your contract start date.
Your insurance benefits go into effect the first day of the month following your contract start day.
A $32,000 life insurance and long-term disability policy is offered to all benefit eligible employees at no cost to you.
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So why teach in Canyons District?
Simple. You get to work collaboratively with skilled colleagues, teach enthusiastic students with supportive parents, work for a progressive District that values educators, providing them with needed supports, and you get to stay and PLAY in a pretty, great state!
How to Apply
- Candidates seeking alternative licensing must apply for an Associate License through the Utah State Board of Education: https://www.schools.utah.gov/licensing
- If you have an out of state license, complete the Utah license application process through the Utah State Board of Education: https://www.schools.utah.gov/Out-of-State