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Passionate about education?

Join the D51 Team!  

Mesa County Valley School District 51 is the largest school district on the Western Slope of Colorado and the 15th largest school district in the state. Our boundaries stretch from the Utah border to Palisade, from the Bookcliff Mountain Range down to Whitewater and Gateway.

Committed to academic excellence, District 51 provides a wide range of educational programs, extracurricular activities, and support services to meet the unique needs of each student. 
Each day, nearly 2,800 employees serve 21,000 students in 46 of our schools & programs. Our dedicated team of highly qualified teachers and staff is committed to creating a positive and inclusive learning environment that encourages personal growth and success.

Internal Applicants

Employees in a regularly-assigned position.

If you are in one of the following categories, you are NOT considered an internal applicant, please select the external option and answer “No” I am not an employee:

  • Current support staff employee applying for a licensed position

  • Current licensed employee applying for a support staff position

  • Substitute (including long term or floating substitutes)

  • Coach

  • Charter School Employee

When applying for positions, under current employment status, you will be asked to verify internal employment status. The Network ID and Password required is your computer login NOT your email address or employee ID number.

All Applicants

  • District 51 posts positions as they become available. Check the posting website frequently for the most up to date vacancies.

  • If selected for an interview you will receive an electronic invitation in your email.

    • On your application, be sure to use a personal email that you check regularly.

  • As part of the application process, electronic reference surveys will be sent to your references upon applying. District 51 requires 2 completed electronic references to be completed with one being your current or most recent supervisor.

  • If you are interested in working for one of our charter schools, Independence Academy, Juniper Ridge or Mesa Valley Community School please contact the charter school directly. 

Need Help? Contact a Recruiter

Licensed Staff Recruiter

(Teachers, Counselors, Special Service Providers, Administrators)

Carter Ness

[email protected]

970-254-5136 (Ext 11131)

Support Staff Recruiter

(Finance, Technology, Human Resources Maintenance, School Support Staff)

Becca Nieslanik

[email protected]

970-254-7543 (Ext 11240)

Substitute Coordinator

(All substitute positions, excluding sub custodians/nutrition services)

Mary Gorsuch

[email protected]

970-254-5120 (Ext 11116)

HR Technician

(Support for Licensed and Support Staff Recruiter)

Sarah Calvert

[email protected]

970-254-5124 (Ext 11122)


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