19 - .5 Secondary Gifted and Talented Education Coordinator (TOSA) - Grant Funded

Pueblo, CO, US
Jun 12, 2019
Grade Level
High School
Job Type
  • Position Type:
    Student Support Services

  • Date Posted:

  • Location:
    Administrative Service Center

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    Reports to: Gifted and Talented Specialist
    Department: Learning Services
    Contract Terms: One Hundred Sixty-Five Days (165)
    Teacher Salary Schedule

    Position Summary: Responsible for planning, implementing, evaluating, and supporting a comprehensive Gifted and Talented program within all 6-8 middle schools and 9-12 high schools in Pueblo City Schools

    Required Qualifications:
    • Valid Colorado Teaching License
    • Experience working with Gifted and Talented students
    • Proficient in the use of computer technology
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills

    Preferred Qualifications:
    • Successful gifted and talented education teaching experience as demonstrated by references, evaluations, and student growth data
    • Endorsement or Master's Degree in Gifted Education or willingness to seek endorsement
    • Knowledge of district Gifted and Talented processes including identification, assessment, and Advanced Learning Plans

    Duties and Responsibilities
  • Identify gifted and talented students using a range of procedures
  • Coordinate and/or facilitate assessments directly related to gifted identification, including the universal screening of the Cognitive Abilities Test for all 6 th grade Pueblo City Schools students
  • Collaborate with staff, student, and parents in annually developing and monitoring a gifted student's Advanced Learning Plan
  • Encourage/foster differentiation of the curriculum to meet the individual needs of students within the regular classroom
  • Make provisions for enrichment opportunities for gifted and talented students both within the formal curriculum and in co-curricular and external enrichment programs.
  • Consider whether a student would benefit from accelerated progression either in a single subject or whole year
  • Develop strategies to identify and minimize "underachievement" in gifted and talented students
  • Provide social and emotional support for the gifted and talented students with individual strategies
  • Attend all district professional development regarding Gifted/Talented coordinator duties
  • Responsible for managing and allocating school gifted funds appropriately per ECEA rule
    • Perform any and all other duties as assigned by Building Administrators

    WORKING CONDITIONS: Employee will work primarily in a school/office environment with both natural and fluorescent lighting; fast-paced work; constant interruptions;

    Instructions for Applying:

    All applicants interested in and qualified for the posted position must submit an online application. Applications that are incomplete and/or not submitted will not be forwarded to the hiring administrator for review. The following will need to be uploaded with the application: current cover letter for the posted position; current resume; copy of principal/administrative license; copy of transcripts conferring required degree; copy of Place/Praxis test and three current letters of reference (one of which must be from your current supervisor). and any other materials requested on the application to verify that individuals are eligible for a Colorado License from the Colorado Department of Education.

    Please note: If hired, a new hire packet will be emailed and must be completed prior to processing. Fingerprints will be required for all employees of Pueblo City Schools prior to your processing date.

    Pueblo City Schools seeks to comply with state and/or federal law prohibiting discrimination in employment on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, sex (gender), age genetic information, or disabilities in admission or access to, or treatment of employment in its educational programs or activities. Inquiries regarding Pueblo City Schools' compliance may be referred to the Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Compliance Officer for Pueblo City Schools, 315 West 11th St., Pueblo, CO 81003 (719) 549-7162.

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