Teacher - Learning Specialist
Job Details
Full Time

The Learning Specialist will work closely with classroom teachers, families, and students to support the student through a highly communicative team that endeavors to support the student in becoming an independent learner.  As a member of the Resource Department, the Learning Specialist will address the academic needs of St. Mary students who may struggle with literacy, math, and/or executive functions.

The Learning Specialist is expected to abide by the policies and procedures of the local school, the Archdiocese of Denver, and the Office of Catholic Schools.  The Learning Specialist cooperates with the principal and staff in providing an environment that promotes the ministry of Catholic education.

The learning specialist will:

  • Provide direct literacy instruction and remediation using Orton-Gillingham based methods
  • Provide whole class instruction to foster the use of Orton-Gillingham based methods in the classroom
  • Teach and provide grades to one 4th grade math class
  • Assist students who require accommodations such as extended time on tests, assistance organizing and chunking lengthy assignments, assistance managing planners, etc.

Other duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Teach and act in accordance with doctrinal and moral teachings of the Catholic Church;
  • Know, teach, and act consistently in accordance with the mission, philosophy, objectives, policies, and procedures of St. Mary Catholic School;
  • Provide grade appropriate instructional program following the curriculum of the
    Archdiocese of Denver, including lesson planning, classroom preparation, and
    assessment of each student’s performance;
  • Provide grade appropriate extended or enrichment opportunities;
  • Maintain state licensure;
  • Communicate regularly with parents/guardians, colleagues, and principal;
  • Participate in all Archdiocese of Denver in-service and training programs, and participate in all local school sponsored professional development and training programs and initiatives unless exempted or excused by principal;
  • Attend all required faculty and staff meetings, unless exempted or excused by principal;
  • Cooperate with the principal and staff members in school related meetings, activities, and projects;
  • Maintain accurate student attendance and academic records in accordance with local school policies and procedures;
  • Maintain a safe, orderly, and secure learning and work environment;
  • Participate in annual performance review based upon the implementation of the essential duties of the Elementary School Teacher;
  • Maintain confidentiality and discretion regarding school personnel, students, and general school matters.
  • Follows established procedures to ensure the safety and welfare of students.
  • Maintains confidentiality and discretion regarding school and classroom matters;
  • Perform teaching duties and all other duties as assigned by the school principal




  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in education;
  • Requires appropriate state licensure for teaching or willingness to pursue state Alternative Teacher Licensure
  • Compliance with Archdiocese of Denver Safe Environment requirements.
  • Experience in an elementary school environment
  • Belief that each child was wonderfully created and has a unique gift to share
  • Experience with an Orton-Gillingham approach to literacy OR willingness to learn with enthusiasm


- Be a fully initiated Catholic in the communion of the Catholic Church and intentionally
living out the five precepts of the Church (CCC 2041-2043);
- Refrain from promotion or approval of, or the living out of, any conduct or lifestyle that
would reflect discredit or disgrace on, or cause scandal in relationship to, the Archdiocese of Denver, or considered to be in contradiction with Catholic doctrine or morals;
- Effective supervisory skills;
- Effective listening and verbal communication skills;
- Must have the necessary background and training in elementary education methods and subject areas;
- Must have understanding of child development skills necessary to relate to the students being taught;
- Must have appropriate control and discipline techniques to successfully manage a
- Must work cooperatively with school staff and administration;
- Sound judgment and decision-making skills;
- Knowledge of and willingness to implement safety and emergency procedures;
- Positive references and recommendations;
- Successfully pass a criminal background check.


- Requires lifting up to 40 pounds and carrying up to 40 pounds.
- Ability to execute appropriate safety and emergency procedures, including leading
evacuations and providing basic first aid.

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