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Teacher of the Visually Impaired (TVI)

Organization: Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind

Posted: 4/6/2018

The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB), located in Colorado Springs at the foot of the beautiful Rocky Mountains, invites you to consider our employment opportunities. Applications are being accepted for anticipated vacancies for Teacher of the Visually Impaired (TVI) for the 2018-2019 school year as follows:

• Current (known) vacancies: Family-Centered Early Education (FCEE) Program; Birth to 2nd Grade; Science (Secondary); Social Studies (Secondary)

• Possible vacancies in all instructional areas, including but not limited to all core content areas (Elementary Education [Early Childhood Education]; English/Language Arts; Science; Mathematics; Social Studies)

Interested persons are invited to visit the CSDB website at …, where the official job announcement for Teacher of the Visually Impaired (TVI) may be found in its entirety, including major duties / responsibilities and qualification requirements, under Non-Classified Employment. Job announcements are open until positions are filled. Interviews will be conducted on-site at the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind.

Broad Scope of Position: This position reports to the Principal, School for the Blind, and is responsible for providing standards-based instruction to K-12th grade students who are visually impaired, and who may have other disabilities. Utilizes Colorado State Standards and benchmarks in establishing instructional goals; and provides assessments that measure whether students meet standards, in a safe and civil school environment.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Education or closely related field from an accredited college or university, specialization in Education for the Visually Impaired preferred.
• Must hold or be eligible for appropriate educator licensure in the State of Colorado.
• Must hold, be eligible for, or able to obtain within three (3) years from hire, appropriate educator licensure in the State of Colorado endorsed as a Special Education Specialist: Visually Impaired, or comparable endorsement.
• Subject area endorsement or specialization (appropriate to teaching assignment).
• Experience teaching / working with children (in an educational environment) with visual impairments and/or multiple disabilities.
• Ability to demonstrate competency in Braille by the end of the first instructional year, as evidenced by possession of a CDE Certificate of Braille Competency.

Terms of Employment: The annual salary shall be based upon the standard number of working days in the academic year (as per established School calendar; currently 195 days, August to June), beginning with the 2018-2019 school year. Base salary shall be established pursuant to the Teacher Salary Schedule, and based upon appropriate education and experience. Excellent benefits.

Application Instructions: Interested persons are invited to visit the CSDB website (Non-Classified Employment) to view the official job announcement in its entirety; follow the instructions to submit a complete on-line application (to include salary history and references), and to upload the following items to the on-line application: formal letter of interest, current resume, recent letters of recommendation (with signature), copies of all transcripts, and, a copy of current educator certification. Contact information:

Chelle Lutz, Human Resources Office
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind / Website:
33 North Institute Street; Colorado Springs, CO 80903
E-mail:; (719) 578-2114 (phone); (719) 578-2239 (fax)

Contact: Chelle Lutz

Phone: (719) 578-2114



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