Temple Grandin School is seeking a dynamic, compassionate English/Language Arts educator to join our team. This is a flexible position, ranging from .6 to .75FTE depending on duties assigned. Current opening is for Spring, 2021, but could extend to the 2021-2022 school year for a good fit candidate. The ideal candidate will bring patience, flexibility, sense of humor, and a deep connection to the mission of Temple Grandin School.
We provide all the training and support needed to successfully engage with our neurodiverse students. You bring your passion for English/Language Arts content, and a willingness to contribute fresh ideas to an enthusiastic socio-academic team. Interested? Read more below!
Students & Classroom
In-person learning with ample space to meet CDC and state recommended physical distancing criteria
2-4 classes; 3-8 students per class, grades 5-12
Highly engaged, twice-exceptional students
Behavioral support provided as needed by student support team
Curriculum & Teaching
Content-area expertise required:
English/Language Arts, middle school and/or high school
Writing instruction, including remedial support for students with mild learning disabilities and/or dyslexia
Differentiation in literature selection to accommodate student interests
Content-area expertise preferred: special education, experience working with neurodiverse students; educational technology
Opportunity to share personal interests with students through TGS' enrichment program
1:1 chromebook environment using Google for Education and additional digital tools
Work Environment & Team
Strong academic team committed to collaboration and cross-disciplinary support
Partnership and teaming with student support team
Opportunity to participate in delivering TGS programs to help students grow socially as well as academically
Interest and ability to engage with students at all times during the school day in order to take maximum advantage of teachable moments
Professional development provided
Benefits include PTO, contribution to employer-provided health insurance, available 401K
Salary depends on hours, education and experience
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential responsibilities.
Bachelor's degree in education and/or English/Language Arts from an accredited institution or related field teaching (Master's preferred)
Colorado State certification in teaching in appropriate subject area (or ability to transfer certification from another state)
Working knowledge of the core strengths and challenges that characterize learners on the autism spectrum.
Current CPR/First Aid certification
Valid Colorado driver’s license
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others, including students, parents, TGS staff, and community partners.
Demonstrated ability to work with students from diverse cultural, economic and ability backgrounds.
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
Ability to maintain confidential information about students, and limit distribution to those who need to know within the school staff
Proven ability to report to work on a regular and punctual basis.
Perform all other related work delegated or required to accomplish the objectives of the total school program.
Knowledge and implementation of relevant technology, including Google Drive and/or Microsoft Office Suite (documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and email management).
Meet professional teacher education requirements of school, district and state.
Agreement with the academic goals and philosophy of Temple Grandin School, as outlined in the TGS Student Parent Handbook.
About Temple Grandin School
Temple Grandin School is more than just a school – it’s a community. We provide a safe, supportive environment where students can transcend their labels, grow from their strengths, and soar to heights they never thought possible. TGS provides a comprehensive program to address all of the socio-academic needs of our neurodiverse students with Asperger’s syndrome or similar learning profiles. Located in Boulder, Colorado, we serve students in grades 5-12.