About Rocky Mountain Prep
Rocky Mountain Prep is a growing network of innovative public charter schools, serving students in pre-kindergarten through fifth grade in the Greater Denver Area. Rocky Mountain Prep opened its first school in 2012 with 130 students and has grown to four schools, working with over 1,800 scholars across two districts. Grounded in our culture of rigor and love, our schools consistently outperform local districts academically, while also ensuring our scholars are developing in our PEAK values of perseverance, excellence, adventure, and kindness. In the school year 2023-2024, we will grow to 12 schools serving over 5,000 studentsWho We Seek
If you are someone who is mission-driven, humble in your reflections about your practice, smart in the ways you approach data, and results-oriented, we'd love to see you apply.
During the 2023-2024 school year, RMP is driving after five big goals:
1. Going Green on the Colorado School Performance Framework
2. 90% Student Persistence
3. 95% Daily Attendance
4. Fully Enrolled by October Count
5. Academic Goals
-Elementary: Pre-K Students show 1 year of growth
-Elementary: Kinder through 2nd Grade Students Grow 1.25 years in ELA and Math
-Elementary: 40% of 3rd through 5th Grade students meet their Millionaire Goal (1 million words read)
-Middle School: 40% of 6th through 8th Grade Students meet their Millionaire Goal (2 million words read)
-High School: 100% College Acceptance
Each member of the organization plays a part in achieving these goals. School-based staff members will work towards 2 or 3 metrics that are aligned to both their individual roles AND the Big 5. These metrics vary by position and are subject to change. Role Mission
To ensure all students and schools meet our Big 5 goals, RMP teachers role model a culture of Rigor and Love by using data-driven methods to promote student learning and develop meaningful relationships in the classroom. Through teamwork, collaboration, and feedback, teachers at RMP provide students with a culturally competent classroom setting that leads to more than a year's worth of growth while maintaining an average daily attendance of 96% and driving student retention each school year. RMP provides teachers with an effective curriculum, which they're able to implement with the unique tools they've gained throughout their careers. Position Salary
The salary for this position is 50,000 TO 69,000 based on years of teaching in K12 and level of education.SUMMARY of ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
- Provide instruction and services for students who frequently present with multiple disabilities. Curriculum emphasis is in skill development in the domain areas of: basic skills and concepts (including functional academics), recreation and leisure, community, vocational and domestic. Motor, communication, and social skills are infused throughout all areas.
- In collaboration with Multi-Intensive Center Director lead a team of paraprofessionals in providing one-on-one instructional and behavioral support to center students, including teaching social and adaptive skills, providing small group or one-on-one academic instruction, and pushing in and supporting students in a general education setting, as needed.
- Work closely with Multi-Intensive Center Director to collaborate with district support staff and manage DPS transportation services.
- Collaborate with school leadership, Multi-Intensive Center Director, general education teachers, paraprofessionals, and the special education team to ensure that instruction is always meeting the needs of all learners, including supporting student inclusion in general education classrooms and supporting the team in tracking students on their Individualized Education Plan (IEP) goals on a daily basis.
- Collect and use data to track student growth, and create or modify student IEPs.
- Provide fair, accurate, and constructive feedback to students on their progress.
- Build relationships with students and families through consistent partnership and communication.
- Work in collaboration with Multi-Intensive Center Director and para-educators to support students in daily living activities including feeding, toileting, communication, movement, etc.
- Refer to students using first-person language (i.e. "Josue is a student with autism" not "Josue is an autistic student).
- Actively listen to all directions given in the classroom and be ready to repeat these instructions to students multiple times, if necessary.
- Attend students' lunch time when possible in order to build relationships with outside of the learning environment.
- Provide supervision of students during both lunch and recess activities.
- Communicate regularly and often with families to both solicit their input and share student social and academic progress.
- Attend and participate in weekly staff and grade level meetings.
- Participate in regular instructional coaching meetings and content-based department meetings.
- Participate in professional development throughout the school year.
- Additional Duties as assigned
Benefits - TOTAL REWARDS
- Bachelor of Arts or Sciences degree
- Achieve Qualified Teacher status within six weeks of starting through one of the following channels outlined by the Colorado Department of Education:
- Read more about the available pathways to becoming a Qualified Special Education Teacher.
- A valid Colorado Teaching License with Special Education endorsement OR
- Transfer a Special Education Teaching License from another state to Colorado OR
- Enroll in an alternative licensure program to obtain a Special Education license.
- Achieve English Language Acquisition (ELA) qualification within 2 years of the start date through one of the following channels:
- Denver Public Schools (DPS) ELA Training Program
- Advanced coursework
- Colorado endorsement
Want more information?
- Our benefits package includes:
- Health Insurance (medical, dental, vision)
- Disability Insurance
- Life Insurance
- Retirement through PERA
Please review our Rocky Mountain Prep Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about our program! Please review our Fellowship FAQs to learn more about the RMP Teaching Fellowship!Demonstrate eligibility to work in the United States
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. Rocky Mountain Prep does not sponsor visas at this time.
RMP is an equal opportunity employer. We seek applicants of diverse backgrounds and hire without regard to color, gender, religion, national origin, citizenship, disability, age, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.
If you have any questions, please email our Talent Recruiter Lexi Pacheco at email@example.com. We appreciate your interest in Rocky Mountain Prep and look forward to getting to know you!