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SkyView Academy is committed to preparing students to be lifelong learners and honorable leaders of tomorrow.

Position:        Special Education Learning Specialist - Middle School (6-8)        

Reports to:        Middle School Principal

Vision Statement: 

SkyView Academy is committed to preparing students to be lifelong learners and honorable leaders of tomorrow.

Mission Statement:

SkyView Academy offers a research-based, content-rich liberal arts program with a commitment to foreign language studies and community service. Staff, parents and students are actively involved in a culture of expectation and support where individuals are respected, valued and known by the content of their character.

Overview:

The Special Education Learning Specialist will provide special education support and help to ensure the educational development of the students in grades 6th -8th, providing services outlined in student IEPs. All teachers will be responsible for the adoption of the school mission and vision as evidenced through thoughtful lesson planning aligned with the school’s curriculum components (i.e. Core Knowledge). In addition, teachers will show a commitment to furthering their own professional development and building relationships with families.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide service and support for IEP students
  • Teach Intervention Classes
  • Conduct and lead IEP initial, annual and triennial meetings
  • Create IEPs and close IEPs as needed
  • Administer comprehensive learning evaluations
  • Coordinate and communicate with para-pros about schedules and responsibilities
  • Communicate regularly with Principal about caseload
  • Maintain proper documentation regarding IEPs, test accommodations, and parent/teacher communications
  • Collaborate with general education teachers and staff regarding IEP students
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Special Education endorsement
  • Background with educating students with learning disabilities preferred
  • Previous experience as a Learning Specialist
  • Proven ability to integrate special needs children and modify and/or adapt curriculum
  • Good diagnostic skills
  • Excellent communication skills including report writing and record keeping
  • Proficient in the use of technology

Desired Attributes:

Successful candidates will be exceptional leaders, communicators, and enthusiastic about the SVA charter school model which empowers staff and families, values Core Knowledge, Classical curriculum, foreign language, character education, and service to the community.

Other desired attributes include:

  • Experience implementing the Core Knowledge Sequence and Classical teaching methods
  • Passion for developing a whole-school culture that provides appropriate structure for grades preschool-12
  • Precise, persuasive and effective interpersonal communication and writing skills
  • Entrepreneurial attitude, solid decision-making and well-developed management skills
  • Accountable for their own actions and decisions as well as comfortable holding others accountable for theirs
  • Accessible with an open-minded approach to students, staff, parents and community
  • Dedication to being a respectable leader and role model at the school and within the community

Please submit cover letters and resumes to: employment@skyviewacademy.k12.co.us

Mail documents to: 6161 Business Center Dr., Highlands Ranch, CO  80130

To learn more visit the website: www.skyviewacademy.k12.co.us

SkyView prohibits unlawful discrimination against applicants or employees on the basis of age 40 and over, race, sex, color, religion, national origin, disability, military status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable state or local law.