Special Education SIED Teacher - Falcon Middle School
Falcon School District 49 - Falcon, CO

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Falcon School District 49 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national original, sex (which includes marital status), sexual orientation, disability, or need for special education services


August 9, 2013


Intent to Non-Renew Special Education SIED Teacher - Falcon Middle School

Starting Date:



Based on education and experience - salary schedule available on the district website at www.d49.org or at the following link: http://falcon49.schoolfusion.us/modules/groups/homepagefiles/cms/2198345/File/Human%20Resources/Licensed_Salary_2012.pdf


District 49 credits each year of verified full-time/full-year K-12 teaching experience

Work Schedule:

182 contracted teacher work days - contract will be based on remaining days in the school year

Application Instructions:

All application instructions must be followed for your application to be considered for interview

Application Instructions:

Only currently contracted - regular status - teachers are considered internal applicants. All other applicants - INR teachers, substitutes, para-professionals or those employed by a charter district are not internal applicants. If you fall in to one of these categories, when Applitrack asks if you work for D49 - answer 'No'

  • Completely fill out the Applitrack application - listing all work experience. Work experience listed on the application will be what is reviewed to determine salary placement.
  • Upload a copy of your valid CO teaching license
  • If you are a Spring 2013 Colorado college/university graduate and you will not be able to apply for your license until after transcripts have been received, please type up a letter of explanation and upload where you would normally upload your CO license
  • Upload all CO PLACE or PRAXIS II scores. If you do not have them in your possession, visit the following Colorado Department of Education link, enter your social security number and birthdate and click on 'Search' - this will give you all licenses and tests that CDE has a record of on you. Print out and upload where you would normally upload your CO PLACE or PRAXIS exams. https://edx.cde.state.co.us/PublicEducatorSearch/DOBSearch.jsp
  • To be able to set your salary correctly - and potentially determine your highly qualified status under federal No Child Left Behind guidelines - upload full and complete transcripts beginning with your BA/BS degree and including ALL credits completed after your BA/BS degree was conferred.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Official Transcripts will be required upon hire so please order transcripts now to be sent directly to you. If selected for hire, official transcripts need not be in a sealed envelope but are required to be on official college/university transcript paper. Transcripts must show degree conferment if applicable.
  • Answer all questions on the application including all disclosure questions.
  • Upload 3 letters of reference
  • IF YOU HOLD AN OUT OF STATE LICENSE - You will need to upload this where the application indicates out of state license. A letter of explanation will need to be drafted and uploaded where you would normally upload your CO state license explaining where you are at in the CO licensure process. This letter of explanation MUST include a statement as to when your submitted your completed fingerprint card to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI). CBI is currently running approximately 16 weeks behind and CDE will NOT issue a license until your fingerprint/background clearance has been completed and the results sent to CDE.
  • For more information about the CDE fingerprint requirement, click here: http://www.cde.state.co.us/cdeprof/fingerprints.htm
  • For information regarding licensure application requirements and the process, click here: http://www.cde.state.co.us/cdeprof/Licensure_FirstTimeApp.asp
  • Interviews are site-based and not conducted by the Human Resources office. If you have questions regarding the status of an open or recently closed position, you may contact the site where the vacancy is located.


  • BA/BS from accredited college or university
  • Valid Colorado License endorsed in area of assignment: 5-21 Special Education Generalist or Specialist or 5-21 Special Education Severe Needs
  • Additionally IF this an elementary special education position, candidate must have a passing CO PLACE or PRAXIS (Exam #10014 or 5014 only)
  • Please upload a copy of your teaching license that was in effect on or before July 1, 2006 - even if expired
  • Upload a full and complete resume listing work experience and grade level
  • Ensure that all transcripts including any AA/AS or other transcript credits that may have transferred to another college are uploaded
  • If you qualify under federal No Child Left Behind guidelines, you may not be required to take and pass the CO PLACE or PRAXIS II elementary education exam
  • This is for veteran teachers only - this does not imply military association but rather a teacher who was licensed on or before July 1, 200


    The following statements of duties, responsibilities, frequency, and percentages are intended to
    describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this
    position. These statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties and
    responsibilities required of all personnel within this position. Actual duties, responsibilities,
    frequency, and percentages may vary depending upon building assignments and other factors.

    Develops and implements lEPs by maintaining compliance rating of 97 or higher
    consistent with district requirements.

    Completes in a timely, accurate manner, roster and caseload reports, as required by the
    Department of Special Services.

    Completes documentation and charting required to measure progress on student lEPs per
    the schedule established by the District .

    Continually incorporates the use of technology and the presentation and delivery of
    instruction to students.

    Continually monitors and adjusts students' instruction through the use of differentiation
    in such a manner as to enable the student to demonstrate proficiency toward state

    Demonstrate effective use of oral and written communications in the completion of daily
    assigned duties.

    Differentiates instruction and curriculum to meet individual student needs

    Engages students in rigorous, relevant and meaningful learning experiences

    Promotes critical thinking and problem solving

    Provides opportunities for student goal setting, reflection and self-assessment

    Uses assessment to improve learning and instruction

    Uses a variety of assessments to create a body of evidence to verify student achievement
    toward mastery of standards

    Gathers, completes and submits documentation for extended school year (ESy),
    transportation, change in placement, Para-professional requests and tutors as necessary

    Provides/coordinates and documents progress monitoring to develop a body of evidence
    for special education eligibility dete r mination

    Takes personal responsibility for IEP compliance (i . e. notice of meetings , timeline
    waivers, parental safeguards, accurate and timely completions ofIEP including present
    levels of performance and required signatures)

    Monitors student attendance to ensure services and times ind i cated on the I EP are
    followed in order to maintain compliance

    Facilitates communication between building and special serv i ces center (i . e . submits
    spreadsheets, submits IEPs within expected time frames, building audits, etc.)

    Clearly communicates among special education personnel (teachers, Para-professionals,
    itinerants) and other district/school staff (administrators, general education teachers)

    Coordinates student placement in and out of district to provide Least Restrictive
    Environment (i . e . Building-based programs, center-based programs, and alternative

    Facilitates/participates in IEP meetings. Provides clear, supportive, and accurate
    information to parents

    Coordinates/administers and documents progress monitoring in order to accurately
    complete quarterly progress reports to disseminate to parents

    Routinely communicates with regular education teachers in regards to specific IEP needs
    of students within regular classroom environments.

    Confers frequently with parents and professional staff members regarding the
    educational, social, and personal problems of such students.

    Assists in screening , evaluating, and recommending placements of applicants in the
    school's special education program.

    Keep attendance records and all other records pertinent to the special education program
    for state reporting.

    Participates in transition planning and preparation for adult life experiences.

    Must be able to demonstrate competency in directing the day-to-day activities of assigned
    District Profile/Demographic Information:

  • Falcon School District is home to more than 15,000 students
  • Nine (9) elementary schools, three (3) middle schools, (3) high schools, one (1) alternative middle/high school, and an online virtual academy which also includes a homeschool program
  • Falcon encompasses 133 square miles or rural and suburban areas
  • Rapid growth in the last five years has made this district one of the fastest growing in the state
  • Falcon offers early childhood programs, special education inclusion, gifted and talented programs, vocational career academies, and has a working relationship with Pikes Peak Community College
  • Falcon School District is a district of Innovation which has 4 separate Innovation Zones. For more information regarding the zone model at Falcon School District 49, please visit the following link: http://falcon49.schoolfusion.us/modules/cms/pages.phtml?pageid=246626&sessionid=c7374e16458aded8bc7a4657da20cee9


    Falcon School District 49 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

    Paul Andersen, Personnel Director

    10850 E. Woodmen Road

    Peyton, CO 80831


    56 For further information on notice of non-discrimination, visit: http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/CFAPPS/OCR/contactus.cf

    rm for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481