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31 Aug 2023

Teacher High School Mild/Moderate Special Education Teacher – RISE Campus

Rocky Mountain Prep
 Denver, Denver County, Colorado, United States

Job Description

About Rocky Mountain Prep

Rocky Mountain Prep is a growing network of innovative public charter schools, serving students in pre-kindergarten through fifth grade in the Greater Denver Area. Rocky Mountain Prep opened its first school in 2012 with 130 students and has grown to four schools, working with over 1,800 scholars across two districts. Grounded in our culture of rigor and love, our schools consistently outperform local districts academically, while also ensuring our scholars are developing in our PEAK values of perseverance, excellence, adventure, and kindness.  In the school year 2023-2024, we will grow to 12 schools serving over 5,000 students

Who We Seek

If you are someone who is mission-driven, humble in your reflections about your practice, smart in the ways you approach data, and results-oriented, we’d love to see you apply.

Day In the Life

A Rocky Mountain Prep Mild/Moderate Special Education teacher will teach small group classes (resources) and co-taught classes (inclusion). Instruction will be in academic, behavioral, social, and self-care skills to students with disabilities using a variety of teaching techniques, materials, and equipment. These services are designed for students with varying disabilities receiving instruction in the general education and/or special education setting. This job is fast-paced and ever-changing, as it is the special education teacher’s responsibility to respond to student needs and implement the student’s individualized education plan with fidelity.

Position Salary

The salary for this position is 50,000 TO 69,000 based on years of teaching in K12 and level of education.




  • Provide instruction and services for students who frequently present with multiple disabilities. Curriculum emphasis is on skill development in the domain areas of basic skills and concepts (including functional academics), recreation and leisure, community, vocational and domestic. Motor, communication, and social skills are infused throughout all areas.
  • In collaboration with Multi-Intensive Center Director lead a team of paraprofessionals in providing one-on-one instructional and behavioral support to center students, including teaching social and adaptive skills, providing small group or one-on-one academic instruction, and pushing in and supporting students in a general education setting, as needed.
  • Work closely with Multi-Intensive Center Director to collaborate with district support staff and manage DPS transportation services.
  • Collaborate with school leadership, Multi-Intensive Center Director, general education teachers, paraprofessionals, and the special education team to ensure that instruction is always meeting the needs of all learners, including supporting student inclusion in general education classrooms and supporting the team in tracking students on their Individualized Education Plan (IEP) goals on a daily basis.
  • Collect and use data to track student growth, and create or modify student IEPs.
  • Provide fair, accurate, and constructive feedback to students on their progress.
  • Build relationships with students and families through consistent partnership and communication.
  • Work in collaboration with Multi-Intensive Center Director and para-educators to support students in daily living activities including feeding, toileting, communication, movement, etc.


  • Refer to students using first-person language (i.e. “Josue is a student with autism” not “Josue is an autistic student).
  • Actively listen to all directions given in the classroom and be ready to repeat these instructions to students multiple times, if necessary.
  • Attend students’ lunch time when possible in order to build relationships outside of the learning environment.
  • Provide supervision of students during both lunch and recess activities.
  • Communicate regularly and often with families to both solicit their input and share student social and academic progress.


  • Attend and participate in weekly staff and grade-level meetings.
  • Participate in regular instructional coaching meetings and content-based department meetings.
  • Participate in professional development throughout the school year.

Additional Duties as assigned

Rocky Mountain Prep Requirements

  • Bachelor of Arts or Sciences degree
  • Achieve Qualified Teacher status within six weeks of starting through one of the following channels outlined by the Colorado Department of Education:
  • Read more about the available pathways to becoming a Qualified Special Education Teacher.
  • A valid Colorado Teaching License with Special Education endorsement OR
  • Transfer a Special Education Teaching License from another state to Colorado OR
  • Enroll in an alternative licensure program to obtain a Special Education license.
    • Achieve English Language Acquisition (ELA) qualification within 2 years of the start date through one of the following channels: 
    • Denver Public Schools (DPS) ELA Training Program
    • Advanced coursework
    • Colorado endorsement


  • Our benefits package includes: 
  • Health Insurance (medical, dental, vision)
  • Disability Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Retirement through PERA
  • Paid-Time-Off
For most of our positions, we hire on a rolling basis. Therefore, we recommend that you submit your application as soon as you are able. Most processes include a 30-minute phone interview with a member of our Talent Team then a 1-2 hour final interview over Zoom unless otherwise noted by your interviewer. You can read more about our process as well as get tips on preparing for an interview here!
Rocky Mountain Prep is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other status protected by law or regulation. Rocky Mountain Prep works to make a college preparatory education for all students in our community the norm, rather than the exception. To achieve this we are committed to building and sustaining a diverse team by maintaining hiring and recruiting processes that are free from bias.

How to Apply

Are you ready to work with the coolest kids on earth? Apply here on the Rocky Mountain Prep Job Board!

Bureaus: Colorado. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Teacher. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.