Teacher Special Education Teacher Grades 3-6
About Peak to Peak Public Charter School
Located in Boulder Valley School District, Peak to Peak is a K-12 public charter school offering a liberal arts, college preparatory curriculum. High expectations are an important part of our school culture. Peak to Peak students who demonstrate a mastery of knowledge and skills are challenged through appropriate placement in each subject area. Peak to Peak is small enough to ensure that each student is known and valued, but large enough to provide a variety of academic, athletic, and extracurricular activities. Peak to Peak offers competitive pay and a robust offering of employer paid and voluntary benefits.
All employees and volunteers at Peak to Peak work together to fulfill the Peak to Peak Mission Statement. Peak to Peak expects to employ professionals who will work beyond job descriptions, creating both a fulfilling career environment and very successful outcomes for our students. Values we hold high are: trustworthiness, honesty, diligence, open communication, fairness, and politeness, and we expect to see them evidenced in our staff, parents, and students.
The Special Education Teacher will work with students of varying degrees of disabilities ranging from grades 5 through 9. Because Peak to Peak serves a K-12 population, this position will work closely with a K-12 team and will share some K-12 responsibilities. This individual must be able to effectively manage all aspects of case management for the special education population. Additionally, the Special Education Teacher is responsible for effectively differentiating curriculum to support the needs of staff, students, administration and parents. Committed to the process of collaboration, the Special Education Teacher will work with these groups to ensure that accommodations are appropriately implemented in classroom settings. The ability to employ a variety of appropriate teaching strategies to instruct one-on-one or in small groups, and to support both teachers and students in the general education setting is critical.
- College degree required
- Current Colorado Teacher License and Special Education Certification required
- Strong organizational and coordination skills
- Ability to assess grade level needs and plan and organize accordingly
- Strong self-starter; able to work with limited direction
- Excellent interpersonal skills, conflict management skills, problem solving skills and demonstrated leadership abilities
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Resourceful in generating creative solutions to problems
- Ability to apply superb judgment
Responsibilities and Daily Tasks
- Understand and support the MTSS process, including observing and supporting children who have long- or short-term learning difficulties, working with colleagues to identify individual students’ special needs, and developing appropriate interventions
- Coordinate team meetings, write and manage Individualized Education Plans (IEP’s), including assessment, observations, progress monitoring, and on-going communication with parents and staff.
- Instruct individual students or small groups of students inside or outside of the classroom
- Collaboration with general education teachers to differentiate curriculum content, identify accommodations, and use assistive technology to meet individual needs to ensure access to the general education curriculum for all students
- Participate in on-going collaboration and communication with the classroom teachers and support staff to define and alter the activities and curriculum while addressing the social, emotional and physical needs of the students
- Work closely with other learning service staff including social workers, speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, interventionists, para-professionals, psychologists/social workers, assistant principals, principals, counselors, and parents/guardians
- Develop positive, trusting, encouraging relationships and effective communication with students, parents/guardians and staff
- Collaborate with all Special Education teachers to effectively case-manage and serve the special education students at each level
Attend staff meetings and in-service trainings
- Develops with parents and students a cooperative partnership based on mutual respect and objectivity:
- Assesses student performance frequently and objectively
- Facilitates resolution of problems that might arise with students and parents
- Holds parent/student/teacher conferences in a manner consistent with Peak to Peak’s Community Handbook
- Encourages parents to contribute to the classroom as volunteers
Compensation and Benefits
- Peak to Peak offers competitive pay. Peak to Peak average teacher salary ranks 5th highest in the state of Colorado! For compensation structure, paste into your browser: https://www.peaktopeak.org/Page/217
- MEDICAL: There are three options for Medical coverage. Peak to Peak pays the full cost of this benefit for you as the employee.
- DENTAL: Dental insurance is provided by Delta Dental of Colorado. Peak to Peak pays the full cost of this benefit for you as the employee.
- LIFE/AD&D: You are provided a $50,000 group term life insurance through CIGNA Life Insurance Company. Peak to Peak pays the full cost of this life insurance policy.
- STD/LTD: Peak to Peak 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 8.75% of your monthly earnings. Additionally, Peak to Peak contributes 20.04% to the PERA pension trust fund on your behalf.
- VOLUNTARY VISION: EyeMed is the voluntary vision program available to Peak to Peak employees.
- RETIREMENT PLAN OPTIONS: You have the following options to participate in deferred income for retirement purposes: PERA Plus 401 (k), AXA Equitable 403(b) and PERA 457.
- MEDICAL and DEPENDENT CARE FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNT: This account allows you to save money for unreimbursed medical expenses or dependent care expenses to be used within the plan year (July to June) on a tax exempt basis. This reduces your taxable income.
- TIME OFF COMPENSATION: As a 1.0 full-time equivalent (FTE) employee you are provided with 10 days of Paid Annual Leave Time. If your position is less than 1.0 FTE, your leave time will be pro-rated accordingly based on your FTE. Additional Paid Leave from work (Bereavement pay, Jury Duty pay, paid Professional Development Leave)
- PRIORITY ENROLLMENT STATUS:Children of staff members receive priority enrollment of their child/children at Peak to Peak Charter School.
- Ongoing Professional Development Opportunities
- Staff Appreciation Meals
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $41,541.00 to $53,018.00 /year