Special Education Teacher (SPED)

The Special Education Teacher provides quality services to special education student’s grades kindergarten-third through a commitment to team participation in planning and implementation of student programs (including special instruction), tutorial assistance, and consultation with general education staff. In addition, teachers will show a commitment to furthering their own professional development and building relationships with families.

Salary Range: $42,000 – $69,000

Job Description:

  • Prepare Individualized Education Plan (IEP’s) for qualifying students in consultation with parents and IEP team members setting personalized and challenging goals. 
  • Conduct and lead IEP initial, annual and triennial meetings    
  • Maintain proper documentation regarding IEPs, test accommodations, and parent/teacher communications       
  • Review the IEP with the student’s parents, school administrators and the student’s general education teachers. 
  • Help identify children with special needs.
  • Maintain appropriate student data and other records and submit reports as required.
  • Invest in families by building and maintaining positive relationships with parents and providing regular progress updates
  • Assess students with formal and informal assessment tools for progress monitoring and initial/triennial IEPs. 
  • Observe and analyze student work, ensure appropriate accommodations, modify and plan appropriate instruction to meet student needs.
  • Act as coordinator of IEP implementation with general education staff.
  • Provide individualized instruction to children with mild/moderate disabilities and some social-emotional disorders.  
  • Design instruction, both individual and small group, which parallels the general education curriculum.
  • Support and collaboratively plan with general educators to adapt curriculum and teaching techniques to meet the needs of students with disabilities. 
  • Maintain a record-keeping system to track student progress. 
  • Develop all students as bilingual and bi-literate. 
  • Provide effective literacy instruction targeted at bilingual literacy development. 
  • Supervise students and ensure their safety. 
  • Other duties as assigned.

Provide a classroom environment that enables students with disabilities to make educational progress:

  • Work with students according to specific Individual Education Plan services.
  • Provide one on one and group instruction to students in the special education resource setting and general education classroom. 
  • Provide clear and consistent behavior strategies to assist students with emotional disabilities reach their individual behavior goals.
  • Provide instructional assistants with proper materials and resources needed to assist students in both the general and special education setting.

Qualifications:   

  • Commitment to Dual Language education and support of FASD philosophy     
  • Experience with and passion for educating students with learning disabilities preferred Minimum Qualifications- Education and/or Training       
  • Proven ability to integrate special needs children and modify and/or adapt curriculum                
  • Excellent communication skills including report writing and record keeping                
  • Proficient in the use of technology

Education, Training and Experience:

  • Possess a Bachelor’s Degree from accredited college or university with an emphasis in the appropriate field.
  • Colorado Teaching License with Special Education Generalist Endorsement

Physical Demands:

  • Regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee may occasionally be required to bend, stoop or kneel

The above statements are intended to be a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job.  The incumbent may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those stated in this description.  In addition, the incumbent may be requested to occasionally perform other tasks.

All prospective employees must successfully complete a Department of Justice fingerprinting background check and reference checks to ensure the safety of the faculty, staff and students of FASDenver. 


The French American School of Denver does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, disability, sexual orientation, age, family care leave status or veteran status. French American School of Denver also makes reasonable accommodations for disabled employees.