TLC Team Specialist- Special Ed Plc/Ddi

Denver Public Schools Denver , CO 80208

Posted 7 months ago



Subjects and Grades:

  • Position begins in school year 2018-2019

  • Grade 09 - Ninth

  • Grade 10 - Tenth

  • Grade 11 - Eleventh

  • Grade 12 - Twelfth

This Team Specialist role is open only to people who already hold a teaching position within this school building. Candidates who do not yet hold a teaching position at this school next year must secure one before applying to this role.

Essential Functions and Objectives:

The Team Specialist is a teacher who, in addition to providing high-quality instruction in their own classroom, magnifies their impact by facilitating collaborative team time to support a team or sub-team of teachers in developing their ability to deliver joyful, rigorous and personalized instruction that leads to high academic achievement. The Team Specialist does not have release time for this leadership role, but plans and delivers content during their regular planning and collaborative team time.

Compensation: The person serving in this role will receive an annual stipend of $1500, in addition to the full salary for his/her teaching role.

Role Responsibilities:

For detailed information about the roles and responsibilities of a Team Specialist, please click here.

Qualifications for Application:

Please see here for qualifications to apply.

Note: Service in this role is contingent upon completion of required training, and on holding a classroom or teacher intervention role at this school.

To apply, click on the Apply button and upload your resume and cover letter. In your cover letter please address:

  • How has your teaching and leadership experience prepared you for this role?
  • What experience have you had leading or facilitating professional learning opportunities? What do you believe are the components of high-quality professional learning?

About Denver Public Schools

Denver Public Schools is committed to meeting the educational needs of every student with great schools in every neighborhood. Our goal is to provide every child in Denver with rigorous, enriching educational opportunities from preschool through high school graduation. DPS is comprised of nearly 200 schools including traditional, magnet, charter and alternative pathways schools, with an enrollment of more than 90,000 students.

Under the leadership of Superintendent Tom Boasberg and guided by the tenets of The Denver Plan, DPS has become the fastest-growing school district in the country in terms of enrollment and the fastest-growing large school district in the statein terms of student academic growth. Learn more at

Denver Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other status protected by law or regulation. It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors.

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