JobID 1078 : Early Childhood Special Education Teacher (#1674014)

Job | Posted 3 months ago

Cañon City School District Fremont RE-1 is accepting applications for EARLY CHILDHOOD Special Education Teacher for Cañon City Schools Early Childhood Pre-School Special Education Program for the 2019/2020 school year to begin as soon as mutually agreeable.  Salary will depend on education and experience; placement is on the Teacher Salary Schedule, with entry level candidates starting between Step 1 and Step 10.  The position requires:


  • Masters Degree in Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE)
  • Colorado Teacher License-Early Childhood Special Education endorsement
  • Additional content endorsement preferred
  • Exemplary behavior management skills
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Understanding of Behavior/Emotional disorders
  • Able to remain calm in stressful situations
  • Highly organized and skilled in efficient time management
  • Must pass pre-employment physical
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs.
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively with regular education staff and specialists
  • Familiarity with writing and implementing individual education plans
  • Training in administering individual achievement standardized tests
  • Experience in small group, pull-out, and inclusive delivery models
  • Trained in Crisis Prevention Intervention techniques or willingness to be trained
  • Ability to work cooperatively in a school atmosphere with staff members, students and the public
  • Ability to read, write and speak the English language and comply with directions and instructions to complete tasks and establish priorities

  • Provides services to pre-school children in community based, inclusive childcare centers and pre-school classrooms
  • Provides services to increase skills in cognitive, fine and gross motor, social emotional and behavioral, early academics and self-help
  • Provides these services in the context of children’s classroom curriculum joining them in their activities and using play as method to engage the child in learning
  • Is competent to evaluate infants, toddlers, and pre-school children, serving as a member of the Early Childhood Evaluation Team
  • Provides Case Management for children on the caseload
  • Is proficient in writing CDE compliant IEPs
  • Engages with other team members to assure coordinated services in goal areas on the child’s IEP
  • Desired: Experience using this inclusive model
  • Teachers are held to high expectations for their performance and effectiveness to ensure success of the individual and the District in serving students and the community.  Teachers are held to the District’s Certificated Personnel Performance Evaluation System that consists of standards, elements, and performance indicators which point to fulfillment of the teaching responsibility.  A teacher’s demonstrated effectiveness is based on the following standards:

Standard I: Teachers demonstrate mastery of and pedagogical expertise in the content they teach. The elementary Teacher is an expert in literacy and mathematics and is knowledgeable in all other content that he or she teaches (e.g. science, social studies, art, physical education, or world languages). The secondary Teacher has knowledge of literacy and mathematics and is an expert in his or her content endorsement area(s).
  1. Teachers provide instruction that is aligned with the Colorado Academic Standards; their District’s organized plan of instruction; and the individual needs of their students.
  2. Teachers demonstrate knowledge of student literacy development in reading, writing, speaking, and listening.
  3. Teachers demonstrate knowledge of mathematics and understand how to promote student development in numbers and operations, algebra, geometry and measurement, and data analysis and probability.
  4. Teachers demonstrate knowledge of the content, central concepts, tools of inquiry, appropriate evidence-based instructional practices and specialized character of the disciplines being taught.
  5. Teachers develop lessons that reflect the interconnectedness of content areas/disciplines.
  6. Teachers make instruction and content relevant to students and take actions to connect students’ background and contextual knowledge with new information being taught.

Standard II:  Teachers establish safe, inclusive and respectful learning environment for a diverse population of students.
  1. Teachers foster a predictable learning environment in the classroom in which each student has a positive, nurturing relationship with caring adults and peers.
  2. Teachers demonstrate a commitment to and respect for diversity, while working toward common goals as a community and as a country.
  3. Teachers engage students as individuals with unique interest and strengths.
  4. Teachers adapt their teaching for the benefit of all students, including those with special needs, across a range of ability levels.
  5. Teachers provide proactive, clear and constructive feedback to families about student progress and work collaboratively with the families and significant adults in the lives of their students.
  6. Teachers create a learning environment characterized by acceptable student behavior, efficient use of time, and appropriate intervention strategies.
Standard III:  Teachers plan and deliver effective instruction and create an environment that facilitates learning for their students.
  1. Teachers demonstrate knowledge of current developmental science, the ways in which learning takes place, and the appropriate levels of intellectual, social, and emotional development of their students.
  2. Teachers plan and consistently deliver instruction that draws on results of student assessments, is aligned to academic standards, and advances students’ level of content knowledge and skills.
  3. Teachers demonstrate a rich knowledge of current research on effective instructional practices to meet the developmental and academic needs of their students.
  4. Teachers thoughtfully integrate and utilize appropriate available technology in their instruction to maximize student learning.
  5. Teachers establish and communicate high expectations for all students and plan instruction that helps students develop critical-thinking and problem solving skills.
  6. Teachers provide students with opportunities to work in teams and develop leadership qualities.
  7. Teachers communicate effectively, making learning objectives clear and providing appropriate models of language.
  8. Teachers use appropriate methods to assess what each student has learned, including formal and informal assessments, and use results to plan further instruction.
Standard IV:  Teachers reflect on their practice.
  1. Teachers demonstrate that they analyze student learning, development, and growth and apply what they learn to improve their practice.
  2. Teachers link professional growth to their professional goals.
  3. Teachers are able to respond to a complex, dynamic environment.

Standard V:  Teachers demonstrate leadership.
  1. Teachers demonstrate leadership in their schools.
  2. Teachers contribute knowledge and skills to educational practices and the teaching profession.
  3. Teachers advocate for schools and students, partnering with students, families and communities as appropriate.
  4. Teachers demonstrate high ethical standards.
  • Coaching and/or sponsoring of extra-curricular school activities may be assigned as needed to meet the needs of the students and the building.

TO APPLY:  Complete an online application at  Inquiries should be directed to Misty Manchester, Director of Human Resources, or Lynnette Steinhoff, Director of Special Services, Cañon City Schools, 101 North 14th Street, Cañon City, CO  81212, (719) 276-5700.  OPEN UNTIL FILLED. 
Nondiscrimination/Equal Opportunity
In compliance with Titles VI & VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, and Colorado law, School District Fremont RE-1 does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, age, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability or need for special education services in admissions, access to, treatment, or employment in educational programs or activities which it operates.
Complaint procedures have been established for students, parents, employees, and members of the public.  Complaints may be filed verbally, in writing or anonymously.  If you wish to file a complaint using the district complaint form, please submit to: Mrs. Misty Manchester, Director of Human Resources, Title IX, Section 504, and Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator, 101 North 14th Street, Cañon City, Colorado 81212 – Telephone: (719)276-5700

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Canon City Schools Fremont Re-1

Compare with State

Amount per Student

$9,294 (USD)

State Average: $10,278 (USD)

% ELL Students


State Average: 12%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 17.36

% IEP Students

State Average: 11%



State Average: 415