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This position reports to the Principal, School for the Deaf, and is responsible for providing standards-based ASL instruction to K-12th grade learners who are Deaf/hard of hearing in conjunction with ASL standards and Colorado Academic Standards and benchmarks in establishing instructional goals; and provides assessments that Monitor learners progress, 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 learning environment utilizing positive behavior support strategies, keeps learners on task and engaged.
  • Supports ASL Specialist / Coach in the development and implementation of Individualized Education Program (IEP) goals for identified learners in PreK-12th grade. 
  • Demonstrates knowledge / skill in the development and use of accommodations for learners who are Deaf / hard-of-hearing, and further, 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 instructional environment for collaborative group work.
  • 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 language and literacy development for each learner. 
  • Understands and supports learners’ social-emotional development.
  • Works as part of the education / assessment team responsible for identifying, developing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating individual objectives for assigned learners. 
  • Collaborates effectively with other staff (especially ASL Specialist / Coach) in providing student instruction, supporting school reform efforts, strategic planning, and positively contributing to co-curricular activities.
  • Positively serves as a team member int eh School for the Deaf, and 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 Deaf Education or closely related field from a regionally accredited college or university, with specialization in ASL, or work experience which provided an equivalent knowledge base related to ASL instruction.
  • 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; for example, American Sign Language (ASL).
  • Subject area endorsement or specialization in ASL; for example, ASL/Linguistics, ASL Education, or Deaf / ASL Studies.
  • Experience teaching / working with children (in an educational environment) who are Deaf / hard-of-hearing, or/or who may have multiple disabilities.
  • Proficiency in American Sign Language (ASL) at the Advanced (4) skill level as demonstrated through an appropriate assessment tool and according to school policy/procedures.