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Special Education Learning Specialist

  • Date Posted
    • 4.19.18
  • Organization
    • Partner Schools
  • Region
    • Mountain
  • Role
    • Special Education Learning Specialist
  • Commitment
    • Full-Time
  • Location
    • Denver, CO

Join Our Team
“RMSEL scholars will demonstrate pride and ownership as they grow into
responsible citizens, who strive for high academic achievement and character
excellence. RMSEL staff will equip our students with tools for success in order to
make a positive impact on our local and global community. Through our actions,
our community will exemplify Expeditionary Learning.”

Special Education Learning Specialist
The Rocky Mountain School of Expeditionary Learning
(RMSEL) is looking for a dedicated full-time Special
Education Learning Specialist to join our staff. The Special
Education Learning Specialist coordinates and participates
in the development and implementation of Individual
Education Plans (IEP) for students with mild/moderate
special education needs.

RMSEL is a public, K-12 school of choice serving students
from five Denver-area school districts: Aurora, Cherry
Creek, Denver, Douglas County, and Littleton. The school,
founded in 1993, is a learning community designed around
multidisciplinary, integrated learning expeditions.
Expeditionary Learning places emphasis on high academic
achievement as well as on character development. We
believe that, given the right support and a caring and
compassionate learning environment, all students can and
want to learn. Our standards-based portfolio assessment
system makes explicit the criteria by which success can be
measured and documents the accomplishment of high
academic and character standards.

Teachers at RMSEL are expected to participate in a
community of shared leadership—teaching and caring for
students; developing curriculum; leading students in
service, travel, and fieldwork; and engaging in professional

Assessment, Reporting and Documentation

*Development and implementation of Individualized
Education Plans * Complete eligibility educational
assessments * Collaborate with psychologist, social worker,
nurse, occupational therapist, and speech/language
therapist * Communicate with teachers and parents
regarding student performance * Provide direct instruction
to students * Evaluate progress toward student goals and
personal goals * Attend meetings (i.e., IEP meetings, faculty
meetings, in-service, etc.) * Collaborate and share expertise
with targeted interventions

Learning Expeditions
Active Pedagogy

* Collaborate with crew leaders on providing
accommodations and modifications in the classroom *
Collaborate with grade level teams (K-12) about
accommodations and modifications needed when
designing and developing learning expeditions *
Participate in the critique and revision of learning
expeditions regularly, and then use data collected to
refine and differentiate instruction * Participate in
multi-day and overnight fieldwork with students and
staff * Commit to and actively participate in professional
development and coaching cycles

* Current Colorado Department of Education Teachers
License with endorsement in Teacher 1-Moderate
Needs or Special Education Generalist or Special
Education Specialist * Strong communication skills with
adults and students

RMSEL values its team of amazing educators. Teachers
at RMSEL receive:
* A teaching and learning environment that empowers
teachers to connect content and curriculum outside of
the classroom through engaging fieldwork experiences *
The opportunity to work with a team of professional
educators that values relationships with colleagues and
students * A supportive and invested parent community
* A positive school culture tied to our mission and vision
* Multiple professional development opportunities,
both on and off site with EL Education and the Public
Education and Business Coalition * A one teacher to 25
student classroom ratio with support from an
educational assistant * Daily planning blocks * A
leadership team that values teachers and students * A
community that values their work, while having fun
doing it!

Interested candidates should email a letter of interest,
resume, and 3 professional references directly to RMSEL

Please, no phone calls.

Deadline for application is Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. or until filled.