Dawson, a K-12 independent school of 518 students located east of Boulder on a beautiful 112-acre campus, seeks a Resource Teacher for grades 5-8 or 9-12. Dawson is a growing and passionate educational community dedicated to the healthy development and education of all of its students. We are committed to excellence of mind, body, and character and to the support of students’ efforts to reach their individual potential, meet the challenges of the world, and savor life. The role of the Resource Teacher is to work with faculty, staff, students and families to create and maintain a system that supports this philosophy at Dawson. Specifically, this person will facilitate student self-advocacy and responsibility for maximizing individual learning and partner with teachers to integrate best practices in teaching for all learners. The Resource Teacher also will guide students and families of students who require evaluation, support, and resources beyond those provided by Dawson faculty and staff.
Personal and Professional Qualifications:
Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education or related field
Experience working with students who have a variety of learning differences
Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
Personal warmth and friendliness; ability to advocate for students and the school
Attitude that encourages teamwork and personal responsibility
Effective time management skills and ability to handle the ebb and flow of the college admissions season
Provide opportunities that allow students to understand how they learn in order to develop independence and self-advocacy.
Develop a culture of empowerment, support, and responsibility among students, faculty, and families with respect to student
Train faculty to identify and address the strengths and challenges of all their
Train and support advisors as coaches to students with particular
Chair the Committee on Teaching and Learning. This committee will consist of teachers and administrators who develop and implement the goals of academic
Identify training and resources for faculty to enhance their ability to work with many different learning
Partner with individual faculty to enhance best practices in
Work with students and families as requested/referred to assess learning
Work with students and families to develop appropriate and manageable learning
Work with students and families to qualify for appropriate accommodations on standardized
Work closely with divisional student support teams on campus to provide necessary services for students and
Maintain an updated and professional list of resources for students and families
Remain current with research in areas related to academic support
Participate in upper school trips and Winterim
Attend upper school faculty meetings
Interested candidates should go to the Dawson website (www.dawsonschool.org), scroll to the bottom of the page, click on the Employment link, click the link under Current Job Opportunities at Dawson, and select the Resource Teacher posting to apply for this position. Only online applications will be accepted. This position is available in August. No phone calls please.