JobID 789 : Teacher on Special Assignment (TOSA) Grade Pk-5 (#1616636)

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JOB TITLE:  Teacher on Special Assignment (TOSA) Grades Pk-5
LOCATION:  Lower Campus 
WORK YEAR:  195 Days
WORK STATUS:  Full-Time, Licensed Exempt
REPORTS TO:  Chief Academic Officer
This position is for the 19/20 school year and is probationary unless the selected candidate is hired after the first student day.  Per Master Agreement, when a position is filled after the opening of school by an individual who was not employed by the District in the previous school year, that employee will receive a one-year temporary contract. 

The Teacher on Special Assignment will support the Chief Academic Officer in the development, implementation and support of a variety of academic and educational programs and initiatives; provide consultation, coaching and mentoring support to licensed staff; conduct research  on academic initiatives, programs and policies; assist CAO with program monitoring; prepare documents and reports as needed/requested by the CAO. This position requires travel between Alice Terry Elementary, Fort Logan Northgate and Lower Campus Administration

  • Assist principals and staff with the induction and onboarding of staff and teachers to Sheridan.
  • Work collaboratively with staff to assist in the development of formative, summative, and benchmark assessments for students.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with key district staff, governmental agencies, CDE, school districts, community and other stakeholders in support of district initiatives.
  • Coordinate the all staff, student and parent surveys with Director of Assessment and Testing.
  • Facilitate professional development with regard to the curriculum process.
  • Assist in the monitoring student achievement information on Infinite Campus with Data Manager.
  • Assist the Assessment Manager on training teachers on Alpine Achievement and/or other data warehouse assessment development.
  • Utilize expertise to assist the CAO in developing curriculum, trainings or materials and facilitate this information to teachers and principals.
  • Assist CAO and Principals in collaboration of instructional processes including lesson objective, feedback, questions, formative use of summative assessment, peer and self-assessment, progress monitoring and goal setting. 
  • Perform other applicable duties as assigned by the CAO.
  • Bachelor’s degree in elementary education or secondary/specific content area.  Master’s degree preferred.
  • Valid Colorado teaching license.
  • Five (5) years of experience in teaching; most recent performance evaluation must indicate “highly accomplished” or “highly effective” in all performance areas and overall performance.
  • Understanding of the Colorado State Standards for elementary level (preK – 5).
  • Experience using a variety of assessment tools including best practices in the areas of classroom instruction differentiation, assessments and interventions.
  • Experience effectively facilitating teacher professional development including organizing and facilitating sessions.
  • Expertise in best practices for all students ranging in abilities from special needs to accelerated learners. 
  • Proficient skills in SIS systems (Infinite Campus and Alpine Achievement).
  • Ability to manage multiple projects effectively and to meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skill regarding the components of effective instruction.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of developmental needs of students, behavior management and trauma informed care.
  • Demonstrated effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Evidence of ability to establish and maintain effective, cooperative relationships with school personnel, students and parents.
  • Has the ability to work collaboratively with all stakeholders.
  • Maintains a positive attitude and is a team player.
  • Observes all district policies and procedures.

The usual and customary methods of performing the job’s functions requires the following physical demands:  regularly talking and hearing, occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling: and signification fine finger dexterity.  Frequently the job requires sitting, walking, and standing.  This job is performed in generally a clean and healthy environment.

Must clear online background check and FBI Fingerprint check through Colorado Bureau of Investigation. 

Placement on Licensed Teacher salary schedule based upon previous teaching experience and highest degree and college credits earned after student teaching was completed. Current Board approved Licensed Teacher Salary Schedule, Salary Placement Policy, and Master Agreement are available for review on our district website at  Highest initial step placement on the Licensed Salary Schedule is Step 9.

The annual salary for this position will be determined by number of hours scheduled to work each day and number of days scheduled to work each year.  The computed annual salary will be spread out in equal payments over 12 months. Sheridan School District employees are paid once a month on the 1st working day of the month that is not a weekend day or holiday.

Employees who are scheduled to work 30 or more hours per week are eligible to obtain district benefits which include medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance and supplemental benefits.  Positions that qualify for benefits also qualify for leave which could include vacation and daily leave to be determined by the position and number of days assigned. Sheridan School District No. 2 is a public employer and participates in the Colorado Public Employees’ Retirement Association (PERA). All employees are required by state statute to contribute 8% of salary on a pre-tax basis to PERA through 6/30/2019.  Effective 7/1/2019, employees will be required by state statute to contribute 8.75% of salary on a pre-tax basis to PERA. The District contributes 20.15% in addition to employee contribution through 6/30/2019 and will contribute 20.4% after 7/1/2019.

All interested and qualified applicants must complete an online application at  Incomplete applications and resumes received in lieu of applications will not be considered.  Selected applicants will be contacted for an interview.  This position will close once the vacancy has been filled.


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Sheridan School District No. 2

Compare with State

Amount per Student

$20,260 (USD)

State Average: $10,278 (USD)

% ELL Students


State Average: 12%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 17.36

% IEP Students

State Average: 11%



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