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This position reports to the Principal, School for the Deaf, and is responsible for providing standards-based instruction to K-12th grade students who are Deaf/hard of hearing. Utilizes Colorado State Standards and benchmarks in establishing instructional goals; and provides assessments that measure whether students meet standards, in a safe and civil school environment.


  • Performs work associated with standards-based student instruction: prepares lesson plans, develops input for and presents daily instructional/learning activities based upon the Individualized Education Program (IEP) and school reform tenets under the direction of the Principal / School for the Deaf, maintains a positive classroom environment utilizing appropriate classroom management, keeps students on task and engaged in learning.
  • Demonstrates knowledge / skill in the areas of task analysis, assessment, progress monitoring, behavior management, organization / planning, curriculum development, current technology practices, parent relations and teamwork.
  • Utilizes technology to model, teach, and assist students relative to classroom instruction and activities. 
  • Demonstrates knowledge / skill in the areas of project and technology-based learning.
  • Organizes the classroom for collaborative group work.
  • Works in co-teaching teams with others.
  • Works as part of the education / assessment team responsible for identifying, developing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating individual objectives for assigned students.
  • Utilizes appropriate communication skills with a commitment to literacy development in each student. 
  • Understands and supports students’ social-emotional development.
  • Serves as a Student Advocate for assigned students. 
  • Coordinates effectively with other service staff in providing student instruction, supporting school reform efforts, strategic planning, and positively contributing to co-curricular activities.
  • Positively serves as a team member in the School for the Deaf, and of the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB) as a whole; and participates in regular team and departmental meetings, school and instructional meetings as required.
  • Provides parent consultation; participates in selected parent-focused activities, etc.
  • Seeks opportunities for and participates in activities related to professional development and training/workshops as appropriate.
  • Performs other appropriate duties as assigned.


Phone: 7195782115

Cert: Any Certification


  • Master's Degree in Education or closely related field from an accredited college or university, with specialization in Deaf Education
  • Must hold or be eligible for appropriate educator licensure in the State of Colorado, endorsed as a Special Education Specialist: Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing, or comparable endorsement
  • Subject area endorsement or specialization in elementary education
  • Experience teaching / working with children (in an educational environment) who are Deaf / hard-of-hearing, or/or who may have multiple disabilities desired.
  • Proficiency in American Sign Language (ASL) at the Advanced (3+) skill level as demonstrated through an appropriate assessment tool and according to school policy/procedures


  • Knowledge of and ability to apply current standards-based educational practices associated with students who are Deaf / hard-of-hearing
  • Knowledge of and ability to assess and apply technology to perform the requirements of the position; ability to effectively utilize a variety of computer software applications, which may include but is not limited to e-mail, Internet, word processing, electronic calendar, presentation development, spreadsheet, database, etc.; willingness to stay current and develop skills as needed with or without direct support from CSDB
  • Knowledge of and ability to effectively adapt and apply teaching skills, classroom management and lesson preparation to a technology rich environment, which may include but is not limited to on-site classroom, telepresence, and multiple distance education technologies and delivery modes; ability to effectively implement technology necessary to model, teach, and assist students relative to classroom instruction and activities
  • Ability to establish high standards for what students must know and be able to do
  • Ability to communicate effectively with students who are Deaf / hard-of-hearing 
  • Ability to respond effectively and positively to feedback
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others and participate effectively in team setting
  • Strong, positive interpersonal skills