Special Education SLD Resource Teacher - Horizon 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

March 14, 2013

Special Education SLD Resource Teacher - Horizon Middle School

Starting Date:
July 29, 2013

New Teacher/Licensed Staff Orientation:
Must be available for new teaching/new licensed staff orientation which will be held on July 24, 25 and 26, 2013

Based on education and experience - salary schedule available on the district website at


or at the following link:

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

Work Schedule:
180 contracted teacher work days

Application Instructions:
All application instructions


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.


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:


For information regarding licensure application requirements and the process, click here:


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 Moderate Needs

Performance Responsibilities:
Applicants must be able to support Language Arts/Writing instruction. This includes lesson development and assessment.

Student centered and student focused

Ability to differentiate instruction to meet needs of all students

Create positive classroom environment

Ability to guide learning to increase student achievement using appropriate curriculum

Meet state and local standards

Excellent collaborative/learning skills

Effective classroom management skills

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: