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Regional Special Education Teacher

Denver, CO

Job Category: Special Education Teacher

Posted on August 14, 2017

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Create, review and implement Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) for students.
  • Effectively progress monitor student achievement and gather evidence in order to deliver individualized instruction and supports that are aligned to students' goals.
  • Plan and teach at least one section of reading, math, or English Language Development intervention, and/or plan and teach one section of PE (teacher's choice, i.e. yoga, crossfit, weightlifting etc.).
  • Lead an advisory that assists in planning and supporting school-wide events including Morning Meetings and off-campus learning opportunities.
  • Collaborate with general education teachers, school leaders, curriculum specialists and the special education team to ensure that instruction is always meeting the needs of all learners.
  • Use network-aligned unit and interim assessments to track student growth.
  • Analyze student assessment data and use it to determine next steps.
  • Assist with necessary school-wide systems to ensure a successful school day including (but not limited to) supervisory duties on a rotating basis in the morning, during lunch and after school.
  • Chaperone community service learning projects, college campus visits and local trips with students.
  • Complete and submit all necessary paperwork in a timely and professional manner.
  • Attend and participate in all staff meetings and professional development.
  • Maintain a positive, safe and organized learning environment for all students.
  • Learn and utilize Restorative Justice practices in the classroom.
  • Communicate regularly and often with families (by phone, email and/or home visits) to both solicit their input and share student social/emotional and academic progress.
  • Actively participate in all teams including grade-level, content, and other teams designated by the leadership at STRIVE Prep - RISE.
  • Provide fair, accurate, and constructive feedback to students on their progress.
  • Update gradebooks on a weekly basis.
  • Participate in summer Culture Academy in June 2017 for a stipend, and attend STRIVE Prep's Summer Training Institute in July 2017, as well as other professional development throughout the school year.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Our Aspiring Teachers:

  • Consciously choose to teach and transform the lives of high school scholars every day as a founding teacher at a growing school.
  • Proudly hold a Bachelor of Arts or Science degree (required) and a license to teach Special Education in Colorado, or be able to:
    • Add a Special Education Endorsement to a current Colorado Teacher License; OR
    • Transfer a Special Education license from another state; OR
    • Enroll in an alternative licensure program to obtain a Special Education license.
  • Read more about the available pathways to becoming a Qualified Special Education Teacher.
  • Understand, appreciate and can pull from experience teaching in an urban setting (strongly preferred).
  • Speak Spanish or have experience working with bilingual students (strongly preferred).

What we Offer our Teachers:

  • Ongoing coaching and professional development.
  • 100 minutes of structured planning time built into the school day to plan the highest quality lessons.
  • A laptop and access to classrooms equipped with Smartboards and document cameras.
  • Competitive compensation package and annual performance based raises.
  • Participation in the Colorado PERA retirement program including a PERA 401k contribution option.
  • Funding of 100% of individual medical benefits and a wide range of insurance plans.
  • Additional stipends available for participation in athletic and extracurricular programs.


Contact Rachel Medlock - Recruitment Manager at for more information

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