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25 Feb 2022

Teacher Special Education Teacher 2022-2023 (52k-80k Salary)

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

Job Description

Salary Update

For the 2022-2023 school year, Rocky Mountain Prep has increased its salary for Lead Teachers.
This is a full-time, benefits-eligible position with a salary range of $52,000 – $85,00. Salary is dependent on the number of years you’ve been teaching. Years count as full years spent Lead Teaching in American public K-12 schools and public Pre-K programs.
Who We Seek
We seek teachers and staff who are interested in developing students into outstanding human beings in their academic and personal lives by role modeling our culture of Rigor and Love.  Work collaboratively with their teammates and seek feedback, coaching, and mentorship from their admin team and school community.  Implement our data-driven curriculum with the tools they’ve gained from experience while they adapt to the needs of their students.
If you are someone who is mission-driven, humble in your reflections about your practice, smart in the ways you approach data, and are results-oriented, we’d love to see you apply.
During the 2021-2022 school year, RMP is driving after five big goals:
1. Kindergarten through second-grade students will grow, on average, 1.5 years in math and reading.
2. Students receiving interventions will, on average, grow 2 years in reading.
3. Third- through fifth-grade students taking CMAS will score an average of 45% on track for the next grade level with 10% scoring exceeding expectations.
4. Average Daily Attendance at each RMP school will be at least 96%.
5. At least 90% of students who start at RMP, stay at RMP. (We call this the Persistence Goal.)
Each member of the organization plays a part in achieving these goals. School-based staff members will work towards 2 or 3 metrics that are aligned to both their individual roles AND the Big 5. These metrics vary by position and are subject to change for the 2022-2023 school year.
As a Special Education Teacher, you will be held accountable for some of these goals. Learn more about how you’ll drive these goals in the list below.
Role Mission
Special Education Teachers at Rocky Mountain Prep work to identify the needs of each scholar, maintain a productive learning environment and work collaboratively to support each individual scholar to meet their full potential.  You will support both inclusion-based learning and pull-out services, as part of special education programming in order to serve scholars as indicated in the IEP.  As a case manager of special education scholars, you will understand, create, and implement Individualized Educational Plans (IEPs), Functional Behavioral Assessments (FBAs), and Behavioral Intervention Plans (BIPs) with a team approach and growth mindset. You will continuously take data points to guide instruction, and document progress toward scholar goals across student needs.  You will consult and collaborate with general education teachers and other special education professionals to support student academic outcomes.
In this role, you will:
    • Prepare and teach daily student interventions, providing individualized instruction based on scholar needs in multiple content areas.
    • Ability to track data on daily basis to inform instructional needs of scholars
    • Analyze scholar data and use it to provide scholar feedback and set IEP goals
    • Collaborate with general education teachers, school leaders, service providers, and families to ensure that instruction meets the needs of each learner
    • Case manage the IEPs of scholars on the caseload, including FBAs, BIPs, and scheduling IEP meetings
    • Create and implement IEPs and evaluations that meet CDE quality standards for Special education.
    • Consistently track and progress monitor IEP goals
    • Support accommodations and modifications implementation across the educational environment.
    • Utilize strong time management and organizational skills to support a variety of student levels and needs.
    • Demonstrate ability to write quality IEPs, including a summary of student performance,  goals, and benchmarks based on assessments and needs.
    • Coach 1-1 Teaching Assistants if there are scholars on the caseload that require 1-1 support
    • Manage and lead a team of Teaching Assistants in providing one-on-one instructional and behavioral support to center-based scholars, including teaching social and adaptive skills, providing small group or one-on-one academic instruction, and pushing in and supporting scholars in a general education setting, as needed.

In this role, you will help drive 3 goals:

      • Please review this chart, find your desired grade level, and review the goals.


    • Education Requirements: 
    • Bachelor’s and/or master’s degree (any subject)
    • Must possess the following:
    • Current Colorado teaching license with a special education generalist (5-21) and/or special education specialist (5-21) endorsement(s)
    • Special Education teachers must be certified in Colorado.  If your license is from another state, you will need to have the transfer complete before the first day of work.
    • Pass a background check
    • Demonstrate eligibility to work in the United States
    • Preferred:
    • Minimum two years of lead teaching experience.  (We define lead teachers as the primary teacher in the classroom who was responsible for all academic content.)
    • History of working with special needs populations
    • Understands ABC data collection
    • History of case management CPI/NCI Trained


    • Salary This is a full-time benefits eligible position with a salary range of $52,000 – $85,00.  As a mild/moderate special education teacher, you qualify for a $1,000 stipend for working in a hard-to-fill position.  This stipend is paid out in equal monthly installments over the course of the school year.
    • Every school-based staff member (TA, Teacher, Operations) is eligible for performance pay up to $1,500 – $3,000 if you meet the data metrics (goals) for your role.


    • Our benefits package includes: 
    • Health Insurance (medical, dental, vision)
    • Disability Insurance (RMP covers short-term disability coverage at no cost to the employee. Staff members can also select optional long-term coverage.)
    • Life Insurance (optional up to $100k – additional options through PERA)
    • Retirement (PERA 401k – RMP does not match contributions at this time)
    • Paid-Time-Off (Personal/Sick leave)
    • $500 wellness benefit
Want more information
Please review our Rocky Mountain Prep Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about our program!
Demonstrate eligibility to work in the United States
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.   Rocky Mountain Prep does not sponsor visas at this time.
RMP is an equal opportunity employer. We seek applicants of diverse backgrounds and hire without regard to color, gender, religion, national origin, citizenship, disability, age, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Vaccine Update
The City & County of Denver recently issued a vaccine mandate for public employees. This mandate applies to charter schools. Please be aware that all Rocky Mountain Prep staff members are required to submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination. There is a process for requesting an exemption to this mandate but we cannot guarantee that a request for exemption will be approved.

How to Apply

If you have any questions,  please email our Talent Recruiter Sean Spencer at
We appreciate your interest in Rocky Mountain Prep and look forward to getting to know you!
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Bureaus: Colorado. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Teacher. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.