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K-5 Special Education Teachers (starts July 2018) job in Denver

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Colorado (CO), Denver
Employer:  University Prep
City:  Denver
State:  Colorado (CO)
Zip Code:  80014

K-5 Special Education Teachers

Position Summary: University Prep's mission is to educate every child for a four-year college degree and a life of opportunity. Scholar Advancement Teachers are the cornerstone of achieving our mission and are entrusted with advancing it through the implementation our organizations' MTSS model (multi-tiered support services), ensuring targeted interventions and supports effectively meet the needs of scholars with Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) and others with academic and behavioral challenges. Scholar Advancement Teachers deliver a rigorous, standards-aligned academic program in a small group setting. This includes preparation for and execution of engaging and focused lessons on measurable outcomes. It also includes consistent analysis of scholar progress and adapting to ensure all children's needs are met. Further, Scholar Advancement Teachers, like all teachers, are charged with leading all of our scholars in meeting high behavioral and cultural expectations that support their learning and character development.

Suggested Qualifications

Strong commitment to, belief in, and alignment with mission and vision of University Prep.
Minimum of a Bachelor's degree.
Highly qualified as defined by ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act).
Minimum of one year working in urban education with a history of significant gains in student performance and/or growth.
Excellent verbal and written skills.
Experience in writing excellent Individualized Educational Plans (IEPs) and communicating the contents in an accessible way to multiple audiences.
Experience compiling and managing special education reporting data.
Experience or familiarity analyzing data and using data to inform decisions and/or instruction.
Strong organizational skills.
Openness to feedback, desire to continue development as professional, and willingness to take responsibility for student outcomes and achievement.
Bilingual preferred (English/Spanish) (not required).

Embody mission and vision of school.
Execute/implement rigorous, standards-aligned curriculum including scope and sequence, unit plans, and lesson plans.
Deliver daily, weekly, interim and end of year assessments to consistently capture student learning.
Work with the Principal and Director of Scholar Advancement to implement interventions and ensure their effectiveness.
Provide engaging, motivating, and rigorous instruction in small group and individual settings with specific outcomes articulated and assessed.
Analyze student work and their academic data in collaboration with the Principal, Director of Scholar Advancement, and colleagues to action plan and determine the effectiveness of all targeted interventions and supports for scholars in need.
Actively engage with families, children and community members to understand their backgrounds and experiences in order to support an equitable and inclusive school environment.
Communicate regularly and proactively with scholars and families.
Plan for and deliver academic supports to small groups or individual scholars as needed/scheduled.
Collaborate with classroom teachers to draft scholar report cards to ensure meaningful information for families and revise as needed.
Draft and revise IEPs as necessary to ensure that needs of special education scholars are being met.
Maintain detailed, meticulous scholar IEP and 504 records according to state and federal guidelines.
Collaborate with other staff members and actively participate in all professional development and learning opportunities.
Teach, support and enhance school-wide systems and expectations at all times with all children.
Engage in professional development and school-wide efforts (including but not limited to) issues of diversity, equity and inclusion.
Continuously use feedback from leaders, colleagues and families to make productive changes in instructional practices and overall performance.
Complete all administrative requirements before given deadlines.
Participate in additional activities including field trips, intensive academic support sessions, and other required programs as needed throughout year to best serve our children and community.
Compensation: We offer a competitive compensation package including a salary above the district scale and comprehensive health benefits.

Job Category:  Elementary/Primary
Position type:  Full-Time
School Type:  Independent Schools
Subject:  Special Education
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