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Special Education Teacher - Middle School

July 12, 2021

Broomfield, Co.

Prospect Ridge Academy
Creating Academic, Social, and Ethical Leaders

Special Education Learning Specialist Job Description:

All employees at Prospect Ridge Academy work together to create academic, social, and ethical leaders. Every employee at Prospect Ridge Academy is expected to deliver exceptional customer service skills to our students, parents, and PRA community. Prospect Ridge Academy is a dynamic school, subject to changing work environments, adaptation of new educational principles and values, and evolving culture. Adaptability to change is essential. This job description is an overview of duties and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed.

The Middle School (MS) Special Education Teacher is responsible for the education of each pupil in his or her charge. This position will accomplish these duties while working with students, parents, other teachers and staff toward achieving the goals set forth in the Prospect Ridge Academy Mission Statements.

The MS Special Education Teacher Learning Specialist at PRA will:

  • Be responsible for conducting an organized and professional classroom:
  • Plan and implement appropriate IEP instruction for students identified as needing additional support
  • Demonstrate exceptional instructional delivery
  • Model and foster independent thinking skills, creative problem solving and abstract reasoning
  • Show empathy and understanding of students;
  • Communicate consistently and effectively with students, parents and colleagues
  • Develops a cooperative partnership based on mutual respect and objectivity with parents and students
  • Assists teachers in identifying students needing targeted specialized instruction
  • Develop and Manage Individual Education Plans (IEP)
  • Prepare and conduct IEP meetings
  • Assesses student performance frequently and objectively
  • Facilitate resolution of problems that might arise with students and parents
  • Promote accountability in students
  • Participate in RtI progress monitoring meetings with instructional staff
  • Update and review student progress paperwork (IEP) in compliance with State and Federal Laws 
  • Manage and input assessment data; analyze the data to determine the students needs based on multiple data points
  • Provide professional development for staff on best practices
  • Manage Special Education Department curriculum needs, supplies, and budget with Special Education team
  • Conduct classroom observations and provide feedback to teachers regarding their approach to ensure accommodations and modifications are in place for students on IEP’s
  • Knowledge of and adherence to approved communication pathways
  • Actively pursues professional development opportunities in specific content area
  • Participate in and contributes to programs and activities that enhance Prospect Ridge Academy outside of instructional hours
  • Follow policies established by the Prospect Ridge Academy Board of Directors, Adams 12 School District, and Colorado State mandated school guidelines, except where PRA has received waivers
  • Complete other duties as assigned

Requirements:

  • B.A. or B.S. required, Master’s in Special Education preferred
  • Must meet the requirements of a Highly Qualified teacher as mandated by the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB)
  • Current Colorado Teaching License
  • Demonstrated experience in the instruction of students with varied learning styles and levels of mastery
  • Expert-level written and oral communication skills
  • Commitment to Core Knowledge curriculum
  • Commitment to implementation of Character Education and Positive Behavior System

Benefits:

Hiring Range: $46,640 - $54,060

Prospect Ridge Academy also offers  a total compensation package including:

  • MEDICAL: There are three options for Medical coverage. 
  • DENTAL: Dental insurance is provided by Delta Dental of Colorado.
  • Vision: Vision insurance is provided by VSP.
  • LIFE/AD&D: You are provided 1x your annual salary as group term life insurance through Lincoln Financial Group. 
  • STD/LTD: PRA pays the entire cost of both short and long-term disability benefits.
  • PERA: Administered by Colorado PERA, this is a tax deferred retirement account to which you contribute 10% of your monthly earnings.  Additionally, PRA contributes 20.9% to the PERA pension trust fund on your behalf.

Contact:

To apply please visit ProspectRidgeAcademy.org and click on the Employment Opportunities section.