Feb 22, 2024

SY24-25 Elementary School Special Education Teacher

  • Rocky Mountain Preparatory School
  • Denver, CO, USA

Job Description

Salary Update
For the 2024/2025 school year, Rocky Mountain Prep has raised its compensation to a range of $62,000 to $96,800 for Special Education Teachers.

About Rocky Mountain Prep

Rocky Mountain Prep is a growing network of innovative public charter schools, serving students and families in the Greater Denver Area. Rocky Mountain Prep (RMP) opened its first school in 2012 with 130 students and has grown to twelve schools, working with over 5,000 scholars in PreK through 12th grade 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.

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 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.

During the 2023-2024 school year, RMP is driving after five big goals:
Going Green on the Colorado School Performance Framework90% Student Persistence95% Average Daily AttendanceFully Enrolled by October CountAcademics:PreK Students demonstrate one year of growthKinder through 2nd Grade Students grow 1.25 years in ELA and Math40% of 3rd through 5th-grade students meet their Millionaire Goal (one million words read)40% of 6th through 8th grade students meet their millionaire goal (two million words read)High school: 100% College Acceptance

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 roles AND the Big 5. These metrics vary by position and are subject to change for the 2022-2023 school year. As a Lead Teacher, you will be held accountable for some of these goals.

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 roles AND the Big 5. The goals above are for 2021-2022 and we will set new goals for the following 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 scholar to meet their full potential. You will support both inclusion-based learning and pull-out services, as part of special education programming 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.

About the role

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 daily to inform the 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.



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

  • Minimum two years of lead teaching experience. (We define lead teacher as the primary teacher in the classroom who is responsible for all academic content.)
  • History of working with special needs populations
  • Understand ABC data collection
  • History of case management
  • CPI/NCI Trained


This is a full-time, benefits-eligible position with a salary range of $62,000 to $96,800 depending on experience and level of education.

  • Health Insurance (medical, dental, vision)
  • Disability Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Retirement through PERA
  • Paid-Time-Off


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.

We appreciate your interest in Rocky Mountain Prep and look forward to getting to know you!

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