EDUCATION [pre-grade through post-grad]
EDUCATION [pre-grade through post-grad]

EDUCATION [pre-grade through post-grad]


Lead teacher and preschool teacher of Deaf children needed for a new bilingual charter school, the Magnet School of the Deaf (MSD) in metro Denver, Colorado. MSD has a philosophy that acquisition of American Sign Language provides a foundation for success in English, literacy, and learning in general.

1. Lead Teacher for a combined kindergarten and elementary classroom.
2. Preschool Teacher for a preschool classroom.

Develop/assist program and curriculum, organize, present, and evaluate a program of meaningful instruction to pupils in areas assigned and carry out other assigned related duties necessary to the successful operation of the school.

Masters required in field relevant to childhood deafness with academic preparation in education of the Deaf. Experience working with children and youth who are Deaf. Proficiency in and knowledge of ASL and written English. Knowledge of bilingual education. Council on Education of the Deaf certification. Willingness and ability to obtain appropriate Colorado Teaching License.

A successful candidate should demonstrate knowledge of language development, instructional strategies, techniques and curriculum, with extensive skills in organization and planning. Must be able to work effectively with other teaching staff, parents and the administrative board.

* For Lead Teacher position only: school administrative experience or supervision will be helpful.

Commensurate with training and experience.

Applications deadline is April 1, 1997, or until positions are filled.

Please submit:
1. Cover letter with a short written statement of your educational philosophy. 2. Resume 3. The names of three individuals able to evaluate your knowledge, teaching skills and interpersonal skills. 4. A videotape illustrating your sign proficiency. Videotapes of teaching skills are also welcome.

Submit applications by way of mail to Cindy Sales, MSD Secretary, 712 Calagary Way, Golden, CO 80401. Phone: (303) 526 2803 (h/tty/v/fax). Email

For more information, contact Gene Mirus at (303) 492 5730 (TTY) or email

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... for Deaf ... students. High school grad or equivalent. Experience in working with the Deaf preferred. Must have legible handwriting, excellent spelling and grammar skills. $8.52/hr. Jefferson County Public Schools, 303 982 6515 [TTY not specified], 1829 Denver West Drive, Building 27, 3rd floor, Golden. -- Source: Want-ad in THE DENVER POST, 2 February 1997.

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... hosted by Colorado Career Services at the University of Northern Colorado (UNC), Greeley. School districts across the nation will be interviewing and hiring 15-16 April 1997. To pre-register, call 970 351 1441 [TTY not specified] before 4 April 1997. -- Source: Want-ad in THE DENVER POST, 2 February 1997.

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... at Gallaudet University, anyone? Participants must have a bachelor's or a master's degree, have at least one year's teaching experience, be a teacher of the Deaf in middle school and up. Application deadline 10 April 1997. For details: Audrey Grissom, SIB Project, 800 451 8834 ext 5258


web site:

address: Hall Memorial Building N112, GU, 800 Florida Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20002-3695.

-- Source: PREVIEWS, Winter 1996-97.

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Says Ed Quillen in THE DENVER POST, 11 February 1997: "The only consistent predictor about how well kids will do in school is not district [taxes] spending nor advanced degrees among faculty, but rather how much energy their parents devote to their education."

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"School for deaf, blind on JBC's funds hit list" -- THE DENVER POST, 12 February 1997

In the article, the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind turns out to be only one of among several on the "hit list".

Later in the article: "The six-member Joint Budget Committee (JBC) was careful to note that it is not -- at this time -- recommending dissolution of any of the programs."

Says House Majority Leader Norma Anderson, R-Lakewood: "Others on that list have been tried in the past, and all I can say is: fat chance."

Adds House Minority Leader Carol Snyder, D-Northglenn: "Some of the [cuts] could be very hurtful to the people in this state -- closing the School for the Deaf and [the] Blind, for example."

Individuals in the Deaf community generally and the Colorado Association of the Deaf (CAD) in particular can heed the advice Anderson had for members of the general public worried about programs that could be targeted: "If they're concerned about any particular program, they should call [or write to] their legislator."

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