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15 Jun 2022


Denver Public Schools – Posted by Denver Public Schools Denver, Colorado, United States

Job Description


Traditional 235 work days

FTE: 1.0

Salary Range: $65,129 – $78,863


Essential Functions and Objectives:


Administers and manages activities within a specific area of a responsibility. Serves as the subject matter expert and applies gained knowledge to execute, maintain and improve systems, programs, or processes.


Provides leadership in the development, implementation, coordination and support of gifted education, identification, and programming District-wide. Serves as support to administrators, counselors, staff, and parents in supporting the needs of gifted students in District schools.


– Provides various support and conducts activities related to logistics, reporting, training, communications, and processes. Participates in the planning and implementation of new initiatives.

– Assesses and troubleshoots escalated problems and applies expert understanding to resolve complex challenges of stakeholders; focuses on root cause identification in order to achieve systemic and sustainable improvement. Approves and documents exceptions for compliance record keeping and reporting.

– Ensures appropriate key stakeholder involvement in planning, goal-setting, and implementation to achieve buy-in of work products. Ensures purposeful, positive and professional interactions and relationships with all stakeholders; enables consistent application of work products across the district.

– Identifies opportunities for improvement, prioritizes, and recommends solutions to management. Implements approved enhancements to ensure consistency across the district. Identifies opportunities to reduce costs; analyzes available data, trends, and feedback, and ensures compliance with expectations for optimal operation and goal achievement.

– Serves as a member of the Student Services: Gifted and Talented (GT) team to orchestrate District-wide program improvement in identification, curricular modifications, and assessment of gifted learners; coordinates and oversees gifted services at any school level; and acts as school/network support and provides additional assistance at the request of networks/schools.

– Communicates with teachers, teacher leaders, and other interested parties concerning curriculum, assessment, initiatives, and professional development appropriate for gifted learners; coordinates and facilitates professional development to support teachers’ continuous learning and improvement of practice related to gifted education and the needs of gifted and highly gifted learners; creates content for and facilitates professional development for central office staff, student support staff, school leaders, schools, and/or cohorts of educators.

– Facilitates and organizes committees and interdepartmental collaboration to increase understanding of the nature and needs of gifted learners, particularly culturally, linguistically, and economically diverse learners.

– Creates, supports, and maintains District identification and protocol documents and designs protocols to support the identification of culturally, linguistically, and economically diverse gifted students.

– Develops and revises District-produced assessments, including training materials and parent communication.

– Networks and partners with colleagues in District and with higher education institutions to support gifted students transitions to post-secondary; works collaboratively with other District departments to ensure smooth transitions for gifted students from high school to post-secondary/career.

– Reviews and offers guidance for charter and innovation schools in the implementation of gifted identification and programming requirements. Ensures implementation of state mandate regarding the development of Advanced Learning Plans for gifted learners.


Knowledge, Experience & Other Qualifications:


– Five (5) years of teaching experience in gifted education.

– Experience in monitoring curriculum content for gifted learners, identification of gifted learners, data driven instruction, and recommending program improvements.

– CDE teaching certificate with endorsement in Gifted Education; Must have a valid Colorado driver’s license, meet the District’s insurability requirements, and have an acceptable driving record for the past three years.

– Knowledge with Google Suite.

– Effective time management and organizational skills.

– Effective communication skills.

– Strong attention to detail.

– Effectively handle multiple demands and competing deadlines.

– The ability to take responsibility for one’s own performance.

– Work collaboratively with others on a team.

– Aptitude for variety and changing expectations and fast-paced environment.

– Proficiency in reading, writing, listening, and speaking Spanish highly desirable.


Education Requirements:


– Bachelor’s Degree is required.

– Master’s Degree in Gifted and Talented is preferred.


Additional Information:


– Work Year Calendars (including accrued time off):

– Benefits (including DPS contributions):

– Compensation Structures:

– Employee must live and work with a permanent home address in Colorado while working for Denver Public Schools.


About Denver Public Schools:


Denver Public Schools is committed to meeting the educational needs of every student with great schools in every neighborhood. Our goal is to provide every child in Denver with rigorous, enriching educational opportunities from preschool through high school graduation. DPS is comprised of nearly 200 schools including traditional, magnet, charter and alternative pathways schools, with an enrollment of more than 90,000 students.


DPS has become the fastest-growing school district in the country in terms of enrollment and the fastest-growing large school district in the state in terms of student academic growth. Learn more at


Denver Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other status protected by law or regulation. It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors.

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