The Secondary Special Education Moderate Needs Teacher instructs special education students
in settings that provide a continuum of services from self-contained instruction to full inclusion in
the regular classroom; helps all students develop competence and confidence simultaneously
through a balance of acquiring basic skills and developing conceptual understanding; monitors,
supervises, coordinates and enforces rules of conduct and behavior for assigned students, and
reinforces positive student behaviors in accordance with school and District policy; observes,
evaluates, reports and records students’ performance, behavior, social development, and
physical health; communicates with parents or guardians, teachers, counselors, and
administrators to resolve students’ behavioral and academic problems.

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ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
● Serves students from all eligible categories.
● Teach literacy, math, STEAM, and language skills when necessary during Tier 1 instruction in
these disciplines.
● Collaborates and consults with classroom teachers, and other specialists in a problemsolving approach to implement the most effective instructional plan for students.
● Attend house/grade level meetings at least once a month and advocate for student needs.
Provides instruction at the large group, small group, and individual level; Plan and complete
intellectual prep for co-teaching, push-in and pull-out classes.
● Complete all IEPs and evaluations before Annual or Triennial deadlines. Collaborates with
general education staff for successful inclusion of students.
● Assists in screening, diagnostic, and progress monitoring assessments. Assists in analyzing
student data to determine student profile of needs, and for making instructional placement and
instructional focus decisions.
● Provides direct instruction to small groups of students at the strategic level of intervention in
order to supplement core instruction.
● Maintain required administrative records, for example: student attendance, evaluation, report
cards, and student data.
● Collaborates with general education staff for the successful inclusion of students; Provide
each general education teacher with information regarding each student’s disability and
unique needs.
● Participate in MTSS and ILT committee(s).

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
● Must possess a current Colorado Department of Education Teachers License with
endorsement in Special Education Generalist or Special Education Specialist. Previous
experience working with young special needs students and their parents preferred;
● Teaches diverse middle school and high school, standards-based curriculum in Reading,
Writing, Math, Science, Social Studies and Personal Development;
● Has minimum of 3 years of experience working in a public-school setting. Experience and
demonstrated success in increasing student achievement. Experience or training in evidencebased interventions;
● Provides screening, diagnostic, and progress monitoring assessments. Assists in analyzing
student data to determine student profile of needs, and for making instructional placement and
instructional focus decisions;
● Has experience developing and implementing differentiated curriculum and learning
objectives for a wide range of learners;
● Has experience and/or strong understanding of how to design culturally competent learning
experiences.

STRONGLY PREFERRED EXPERIENCE AND DISPOSITIONS:
● Loves teaching middle/high schoolers;
● Demonstrate a deep commitment to decolonized mindsets and practices;
● Has experience in project-based, problem-based learning experiences using integrated
approaches;
● Has experience with cooperative learning techniques to enhance collaboration skills among
students;
● Possess collaborative skills and a willingness to work with colleagues in a Professional
Learning Community;
● Possess desire to learn and grow, and is open to feedback from instructional leaders and
colleagues;
● Possess deep understanding of what it means to live as part of a marginalized group of
people;
● Possess great relationship skills and high emotional intelligence;
● Demonstrate willingness to be involved in community activities and events outside of typical
school hours.

WHY CHOOSE AIAD?
● Empowering work environment in a community-based school dedicated to community
transformation;
● Opportunity to help build a high achieving school nested in Indigenous belief systems and
values;
● Participate in a shared leadership model where all voices are heard;
● School committed to supporting professional growth for all employees;
● Health/dental/vision insurance and PERA (retirement);
● Staff wellness opportunities;
● Moving stipend for new employees moving to Denver from outside Colorado;

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