Special Education Teacher

Job | Posted 14 days ago


Cañon City School District Fremont RE-1 is accepting applications for a MILD TO MODERATE NEEDS Special Education Teacher at Cañon City Middle School for the 2020/2021 school year.  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:

  • Colorado Teacher License-Special Education endorsement
  • Generalist endorsement preferred or be willing to pursue this 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.
  • Ability to work with all grade levels in a 6th-8th grade building
  • 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
  • Ability to help teachers plan for different instruction techniques
  • 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

  • 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 and their district’s organized plan of instruction.
  2. Teachers develop and implement lessons that connect to a variety of content areas/disciplines and emphasize literacy and mathematics
  3. Teachers demonstrate knowledge of content, central concepts, inquiry, appropriate evidence-based instructional practices, and specialized characteristics of the disciplines 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 characterized by acceptable student behavior and efficient use of time in which each student has a positive, nurturing relationship with caring adults and peers.
  2. Teachers demonstrate an awareness of, a commitment to, and respect for multiple aspects of diversity while working toward common goals as a community of learners.
  3. Teachers engage students as individuals, including those with diverse needs an interests, across a range of ability levels by adapting their teaching for the benefit of all students.
  4. Teachers work collaboratively with the families and/or significant adults for the benefit of students.
Standard III:  Teachers plan and deliver effective instruction and create an environment that facilitates learning for their students.
  1. Teachers demonstrate knowledge about the ways in which learning takes place, including the levels of intellectual, physical, social and emotional development of their students.
  2. Teachers use formal and informal methods to assess student learning, provide feedback, and use results to inform planning and instruction.
  3. Teachers integrate and utilize appropriate available technology to engage students in authentic learning experiences.
  4. Teachers establish and communicate high expectations and use processes to support the development of critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.
  5. Teachers provide students with opportunities to work in teams and develop leadership
  6. Teachers model and promote effective communication.

Standard IV:  Teachers demonstrate professionalism through ethical conduct, reflection and leadership.
  1. Teachers demonstrate high standards for professional conduct.
  2. Teachers link professional growth to their professional goals.
  3. Teachers are able to respond to a complex, dynamic environment.
  4. Teachers demonstrate leadership in the school, the community and the teaching profession.
•    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 www.canoncityschools.org.  Inquiries should be directed to Misty Manchester, Director of Human Resources, Cañon City Schools, 101 North 14th Street, Cañon City, CO  81212, (719) 276-5700.  OPEN UNTIL FILLED.  Applications must be complete and submitted to be considered.
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

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