Employment Opportunities:

How to Apply for the below  Teaching positions:  Interested applicants for teacher positions must apply for desired positions through the following website:https://huerfano.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx

 Huerfano School District RE-1 is seeking applicants for the following positions for the 2022-2023 school year:

  • Dean of Students Peakview $57,491.00 negotiable D.O.E.
  • Maintenance Supervisor $39,664.00 negotiable D.O.E.
  • K-12 Music Teacher Base $37,000.00 negotiable D.O.E.
  • Jr/Sr High School Special Education Teacher Base $37,000.00 negotiable D.O.E.
  • Elementary Special Education Teacher  Base $37,000.00 negotiable D.O.E.
  • Jr/Sr High School Secondary Math Teacher Base $37,000.00 negotiable D.O.E.
  • Paraprofessionals (Peakview Elementary) Base $14,000 negotiable D.O.E.
  • Part-Time Secretary John Mall High School $12,395.00 negotiable D.O.E.
  • Paraprofessional (John Mall) Base $14,000 Negotiable D.O.E.
  • Substitute Bus Drivers
  • Substitute Cooks (Gardner and Walsenburg)
  • Substitute Custodian
  • Substitute Teachers

Applications can be picked up at the School District Office located at 201 East Fifth Street, Walsenburg, Colorado 81089 or are available on our website http://huerfano.k12.co.us/ under employment.

Questions please contact Human Resources Director Lorna Eddleman at 719-738-1520 or for details. Open until filled. EOE

How to Apply for the above Teaching positions:  Interested applicants for teacher positions must apply for desired positions through the following website:https://huerfano.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx

All other Interested applicants must apply for desired positions by sending application, resume, letters of reference, transcripts, licenses, and any other certifications relevant to the position to Lorna Eddleman by email: or mail them to 201 East Fifth Street, Walsenburg, CO 81089. Feel free to call with any questions or concerns: (719) 738-1520.

The School District

Huerfano School District Re-1 serves two communities: Walsenburg (at the foot of the Spanish Peaks) and Gardner (30 miles west of Walsenburg). Gardner School serves students in grades pre-kindergarten through eighth grades. Peakview School serves students in grades pre-kindergarten through eighth grades. John Mall High School serves students in grades ninth through twelfth.

School Mission & Goals

Huerfano School District Re-1 mission is: shall strive to provide a safe environment, meaningful opportunities and innovative educational programs for all students so that they reach their learning potential, including that they meet or exceed state and district content standards, through partnerships between home, school and the community. We are committed to providing quality education to all students, and in so doing; we attempt to help each child develop to his fullest capacity. Our aim is to provide learning experiences which will enable our students to function in society. We strive to have our students see the relationship in the immediate world around them and appreciate the contributions made by others. We wish to have our students realize that they are important members of our society.

Items of District Pride/Highlights about our School District

Peakview School, a new facility opened its doors for the 2005/2006 school year. A beautiful, state-of-the-art facility that houses grades pre-kindergarten through eighth.

Gardner School, rural small school, has a foundation that supports supplemental and enrichment programs for kids.

Close to 100% of the teachers and para-professionals are Highly Qualified under NCLB (No Child Left Behind) All schools in the district employ the Positive Behavior Support Program. This system emphasizes rewarding positive behavior and de-emphasizing the attention that negative behaviors bring.

A Bullying policy is in place within the District.

The District continues to utilize the Safe School/Crisis Management Plan.

The Community

Huerfano County is located in the south central portion of the State. Walsenburg is located on I-25 and US 160, with access to Colorado Hwy 10. Walsenburg is named in honor of Fred Walsen, an early pioneer, who opened the first coal mines. Black Diamond refers to coal. The mines are now closed. The word “Huerfano” (Ware-fah-no) translated, means “Orphan.” It was named after the lone volcanic butte 7 miles north of Walsenburg on I-25.

Huerfano County is located in south central Colorado, east of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, south of the Wet Mountains and Wet Valley, north of the Spanish Peaks, and stretching eastward to the rim of the Arkansas River Valley.

About Huerfano County

Size: 1578 square miles

Population: 6519

Elevation: From 5280 ft on plains to 14,385 ft at the peak of Mt. Blanca.

Major Highways: I-25 north & south, U.S. Highway 160 West, Colorado Highway 10 to the east and Highway 69 to Gardner & Westcliffe. Closest to: Pueblo, Colorado 47 miles north, & Trinidad Colorado 37 miles south.

Environment: 4 seasons. Winter climate average cold is 33 degrees f. and summer climate average of 89 degrees f.

Cities: Walsenburg is the county seat, La Veta is 20 miles south west of Walsenburg, Cuchara, (unincorporated), is 15 miles south of La Veta and Gardner, (unincorporated is 25 miles northwest of Walsenburg.

Economic factors: Spanish Peaks Regional Health & Colorado State Veterans Nursing Home employs 260, Huerfano County School District Re-1 employs 108 and Re-2 employs 50, The County employs 135 and The Cities each about 25-40. Agriculture is still a mainstay with ranching as its foundation. The original economic base was coal mining which produced over 500 million tons of low sulfur, bituminous coal during the early part of the century. Remnants of the coal mines & camps are still evident throughout the county.

Huerfano County is the eastern gateway to the Great Sand Dunes National Park. Huerfano County is the home of Lathrop State Park with two recreation lakes. Gardner community is the access to the Blanca Basin wilderness area. Huerfano County presents breathtaking scenery, fascinating history, and a wealth of recreational options. Come and stay for a day and you will want to spend the rest of your life here.