Temple Grandin School is seeking a dynamic, compassionate educator to join our math/science team. This is currently a part-time position, Monday-Thursday, approximately .6FTE. The ideal candidate will bring patience, flexibility, sense of humor, and a deep connection to the mission of Temple Grandin School.
We provide all the training and support needed to successfully engage with our neurodiverse students. You bring your passion for STEM content, and a willingness to contribute fresh ideas to an enthusiastic socio-academic team. Interested? Read more below!
Students & Classroom
Planning for in-person learning with ample space to meet CDC and state recommended physical distancing criteria
2-3 classes; 3-8 students per class, grades 6-9
Highly engaged, twice-exceptional students
Behavioral support provided as needed by student support team
Curriculum & Teaching
Content-area expertise required:
Mathematics, pre-Algebra through Geometry
Science, general knowledge of physical, earth and space, and biological sciences
Content-area expertise preferred: special education, experience working with neurodiverse students; educational technology; engineering/robotics; coding
Opportunity to contribute to STEM curriculum design and continued TGS program development
1:1 chromebook environment using Google for Education, Schoology and additional digital tools
Work Environment & Team
Strong academic team committed to collaboration and cross-disciplinary support
Partnership and teaming with student support team
Opportunity to participate in delivering TGS programs to help students grow socially as well as academically
Interest and ability to engage with students at all times during the school day in order to take maximum advantage of teachable moments
Professional development provided
Benefits include PTO, contribution to employer-provided health insurance, available 401K
Salary depends on hours, education and experience
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential responsibilities.
B.A/B.S degree in education and/or math/science from an accredited institution or related field teaching (M.A./M.S preferred)
Colorado State certification in teaching in appropriate subject area (or ability to transfer certification from another state)
Working knowledge of the core strengths and challenges that characterize learners on the autism spectrum.
Current CPR/First Aid certification
Valid Colorado driver’s license
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others, including students, parents, TGS staff, and community partners.
Demonstrated ability to work with students from diverse cultural, economic and ability backgrounds.
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
Ability to maintain confidential information about students, and limit distribution to those who need to know within the school staff
Proven ability to report to work on a regular and punctual basis.
Perform all other related work delegated or required to accomplish the objectives of the total school program.
Knowledge and implementation of relevant technology, including Google Drive and/or Microsoft Office Suite (documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and email management).
Meet professional teacher education requirements of school, district and state.
Agreement with the academic goals and philosophy of Temple Grandin School, as outlined in the TGS Student Parent Handbook.
About Temple Grandin School
Temple Grandin School is more than just a school – it’s a community. We provide a safe, supportive environment where students can transcend their labels, grow from their strengths, and soar to heights they never thought possible. TGS provides a comprehensive program to address all of the socio-academic needs of our neurodiverse students with Asperger’s syndrome or similar learning profiles:
Serving students in grades 5-12
Full academic program delivered by highly-qualified content specialist teachers
Staff-student ratio 1:3 with class sizes of 4 to 8 students
School-wide positive behavior support program
Social communication and executive function instruction and coaching
Comprehensive life skills curriculum
Student-centered transition planning
Individualized enrichment activities