Exceptional Student Teacher (#1224167)
Colorado Early Colleges Mission Statement: All students, regardless of background or skill level, will have the opportunity to pursue a growth mindset that will allow them to achieve mastery and to demonstrate they can succeed in school, in college, and in their chosen career. No exceptions. No excuses.
About Colorado Early Colleges Aurora:
The Colorado Early Colleges (CEC) network provides students in grades 9-12 with the opportunity to start working on college-level courses as soon as they are ready, earning a combination of high school and college credits as they pursue both a high school diploma and an Associate’s Degree or higher at no cost to the student.
The Exceptional Student Coordinator (ESC) is responsible for four major areas of emphasis; 504 & IEP, RtI/MTSS, and gifted & talented. The purpose of the ESC is to provide specialized instruction to students with individual education plans and ensures that students have appropriate written individual education plans and that these plans are implemented. In coordinating 504 & IEP, the ESC provides support to students, parents and teachers in the identification, evaluation and development of 504 plans and IEPs. The ESC also manages all aspects of the MTSS program, including identifying students in need of intervention, communicating with families, creating intervention plans, analyzing intervention results and planning the next steps. The ESC also coordinates the gifted & talented (GT) program.
The position is covered by the PERA retirement system. The position will report to the Head of School. Starting salary for this full-time position ranges from $40,000 to $50,000, depending on experience and qualifications. Various employee benefits are available to full-time employees. The hours of work are 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and as needed to fulfill the duties of the position. Occasional weekends/evenings are required. This will be a prorated 210 day contract. Our school year goes from August 1st of one calendar year to July 31st the following calendar year.
Coordinates all referrals for a full and individual special education evaluation (finds contract related service providers such as speech language pathologist and school psychologist as needed). Determines the date/time/location of required meetings with active participation of parents and other required team members. Prepares written notice of meeting to the parents at least 10 school days prior to meeting. Reviews and documents the student’s progress each quarter. Creates a transition plan based on transition assessments for every special education student. Progress monitors all special education students per their IEP. Coordinates any needed assistive technology. Works closely with advisors to ensure that students are enrolled in appropriate classes. Reviews IEP’s for newly enrolling students, writes written summary reports of the potentially enrolling students and serves as part of the enrollment determination team. Faxes the prior school of the enrolling student to obtain the most recent records, writes written summary reports and serves as part of the enrollment determination team. Proctors extended time testing and oral testing students as needed. Progress monitoring of IEP goals and coordination with all service providers who have goals to make sure the monitoring is occurring. Conducts in-services for staff on legal liability, how to incorporate accommodations, and various disabilities. Serves as Test Accommodation Coordinator for PSAT, SAT, CMAS and PARCC. Informs parents of students with a 504 or IEP via mail or email of standardized testing opportunities available to their student (PSAT and SAT). Acts as the SSD Coordinator for the PSAT and the SAT and the Accommodation Coordinator for the CMAS and PARCC. Coordinates 504 referrals, evaluations and accommodations. Monitors and reviews 504 plans at least once a year. Maintains compliant building records and documentation for all eligible students and uploads copies to Infinite Campus. Serves as school/home liaison if a student has an extended absence due to illness or hospitalization. Evaluates all MTSS referrals and requests teachers’ feedback. Facilitate MTSS meetings and assigns team member roles. Ensures the MTSS minutes are current. Communicates intervention and plans to parents. Progress monitor interventions and analyzes the data and interventions. Implements procedures and identifies gifted and talented students. Creates advanced learning plans. Conducts in-services for staff on gifted identification, gifted learner characteristics, and students that are twice exceptional. Communicates any gifted and talented opportunities to parents. Maintain Infinite Campus documentation
Required Skills :
Please include in your cover letter a description of your education, background and experience related to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications. Please also include a copy of your unofficial transcripts.