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Special Education Teacher

Special education teacher willing to provide effective needs instruction, study skills instruction, student observations, designing behavior plans, effective Behavior Intervention Plans, progress monitoring, IEP writing, and other behavior supports.


This is an instructional position that facilitates students in learning subject matter and skills that will contribute to their development as mature, able, and responsible men and women. The employee guides the learning process toward the achievement of curriculum goals and--in harmony with the goals--establishes clear objectives for lessons, units, and projects and has the ability to communicate these objectives to students. The work plan employs a variety of instructional techniques utilizing appropriate technology, consistent with limitations of the location provided and the needs and capabilities of the individuals or student groups involved. Displays personal qualities which are appropriate for a professional teacher - such as: maintains professional ethics and confidentiality; is open to learning from others and accepts constructive criticism; is a positive role model for students -- e.g. is consistent, fair, dependable, responsible and respectful.

•Implements by instruction and action the district's philosophy of education and instructional goals and objectives
•Provides effective instructional techniques for all students in the classroom
•Prepares for classes assigned, and shows written evidence of preparation upon request of immediate supervisor
•Encourages students to set and maintain standards of classroom behavior
•Plans a program of study that meets the individual needs, interests, and abilities of the students
•Assesses the accomplishments of students on a regular basis and provides progress reports as required
•Maintains accurate, complete and correct records as required by law, district policy, and administrative regulation
•Makes provision for availability to students and parents for education-related purposes outside the instructional day when required or requested to do so under reasonable terms
•Plans and supervises purposeful assignments for educational support staff and volunteer(s) and, cooperatively with supervisor, evaluates their job performance
•Attends staff meetings and serves on staff committees as required
•Follows Federal and State Laws, Board of Education policies and approved District practices regarding special education students

•Performs related work as required

•Understands and demonstrates classroom management/instructional strategies to support student achievement
•Integrated technology skills to support the content areas
•Knowledge of child and adolescent development
•Knowledge of subject areas, curriculum, and standards-based education
•Knowledge of special education as applied to the needs of the students assigned to the teacher's particular area
•Knowledge of the general organization and functions of a public school system
•Ability to communicate effectively and resolve conflict with students, parents, and community groups
•Good organization and communication skills
•Demonstrates accomplishments in keeping professionally current

•Bachelor's degree in education or other related discipline
•Valid CDE teacher licensure with appropriate endorsement
•Designated positions may require training in and ability to use sign language

Reports to Principal.

The work is performed in a school classroom.

The work is mostly walking and standing with periods of sittings. Typical positions require workers to lift and carry up to 100 pounds; climb stairs, ladders or scaffolding; bend and crouch; reach, hold, grasp and turn objects; use fingers to operate computer or typewriter keyboards; demonstrate an athletic activity or physical exercise; and feel the shape, size and temperature of objects; and physically restrain students. The work requires the ability to speak normally, to use normal or aided vision and hearing, and to detect odors.



Teachers (including Psychologists, Occupational, Therapists, Physical Therapists, and Counselors) hired into D11 are placed on the appropriate lane and step of the teacher salary schedule based on two factors which include:

a) the educational background of the applicant and
b) the number of years of prior job related experience (the maximum credit granted is 14 years provided the experience occurred in the last 15 years).

The minimum in-hire salary for a this position is $39,273/yr and the maximum salary is $69,432/yr


Colorado Springs School District 11 seeks to comply with applicable laws prohibiting discrimination in employment on the basis of race, religion, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation or disability.
SPED teacher at Several locations in D11