Nov 19, 2023

Literacy Interventionist - Southwest Campus

  • Rocky Mountain Preparatory School
  • Denver, CO, USA
Full-time Teaching

Job Description

Salary Update

In the 2022-2023 school year, Rocky Mountain Prep increased its salary for Lead Teachers.

This is a full-time, benefits-eligible position with a salary range of $61,000 - $85,000. Salary is dependent on the number of years you've been teaching. Years count as full years spent Lead Teaching in American public K-12 schools and public Pre-K programs.

Who 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 2022-2023 school year, RMP is driving after five big goals:

1. Kindergarten through 2nd-grade students will grow, on average, 1.25 years in math and reading. Pre-K students will grow on average 1 year.

2. 50% of 3rd to 5th grade students will read a million words.

3. 3rd-grade through 5th-grade students taking CMAS will score an average of 45 % on track for the next grade level with 10% scoring exceeding expectations.

4. At least 90% of students who start at RMP, stay at RMP.

5. Teacher retention will be at least 85%.

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. As a Behavioral Interventionist, you will be held accountable for two of these goals. Learn more about how you'll drive these goals in the list below.

About the Role

Interventionists should be prepared to work with students in grades K-5 who require additional support to meet their academic, social, and emotional needs and achieve grade-level proficiency. They will primarily focus on literacy intervention but may provide mathematics intervention if needed.

In this role, you will...

    • Teach daily literacy interventions in individual and small group settings, providing instruction based on scholar needs using the Wilson Reading system
    • Progress monitor student data, document progress, and enter data into a centralized data management system
    • Analyze scholar data and use it to set individual goals, create intervention groups and instructional plans, and adjust instruction Collaborate with general education teachers, special education teachers, service providers, school leaders, students, and families to meet the academic, social, and emotional needs of each learner
    • Lead Student Care Plan meetings for students requiring additional support
    • There may be a requirement to work with students before or after regular school hours in this role. Total work hours will be adjusted accordingly.
    • Other duties as assigned


    • Required
    • 3 years of full-time K-5 lead teaching experience that involves literacy instruction (ex. homeroom teacher, literacy teacher, interventionist, or special education teacher)
    • During the application process, you will need to provide student data demonstrating that you have led students to 1.5 years of reading growth in a single school year and/or high levels of mastery on state tests or standards-based assessments
    • Be able to provide an official transcript demonstrating graduation from an undergraduate institution
    • CO teaching license OR Out-of-State teaching license with the ability to transfer licensure to CO
    • Pass a background check & demonstrate eligibility to work in the United States
    • Preferred
    • Experience implementing a literacy intervention program with fidelity (e.g. Wilson Reading system)
    • Specialized training in research-based literacy intervention (e.g. Orton-Gillingham)
    • Experience with tiered instruction as a dedicated literacy interventionist in an elementary school
    • Reading specialist endorsement, Special Education endorsement, and/or CLDE endorsement on an active CO teaching license
    • Completion of CDE READ Act training and/or CDE Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CLD) 45 contact hours
    • Experience working with linguistically and culturally diverse students and familiesBilingual English & Spanish or English & Arabic


    • Health Insurance (medical, dental, vision)
    • Disability Insurance (RMP covers short-term disability coverage at no cost to the employee. Staff members can also select optional long-term coverage.)
    • Life Insurance (optional up to $100k - additional options through PERA)
    • Retirement (PERA 401k - RMP does not match contributions at this time)
    • Paid-Time-Off (Personal/Sick leave)

$61,000 - $85,000 a year

This is a full-time, benefits-eligible position with a salary range of $61,000 - $85,000, depending on experience.

Want more information?

1. Please review our Rocky Mountain Prep Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about our program!

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 Sean Spencer at We appreciate your interest in Rocky Mountain Prep and look forward to getting to know you!

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