Colchester School District

Colchester School District is home to approximately 2,100 students and employs over 450 faculty and staff members. In addition to Colchester residents, the district also welcomes tuition students from the town of Georgia and Vermont’s Island communities of Alburgh, Grand Isle, Isle La Motte, North Hero, and South Hero. Families who live in other towns and/or school districts can apply to attendColchester High School through the school choice law.

The district operates:

  • Two K-2 Buildings: Union Memorial School and Porters Point School
  • PreK/Grades 3-5 Building: Malletts Bay School
  • Middle School Building: Colchester Middle School
  • High School Building: Colchester High School
  • High School Alternative Program Building: Colchester Alternative Program (CAP)
  • Administrative Building: Central Office (located on the high school campus)

The administrative teams throughout the district, which include two Vermont Principals of the Year, work closely together to align curriculum and ease transitions for students as they advance through the different schools in the district.

Colchester Schools are renowned for their implementation of differentiated instruction as part of the efforts to provide all students with meaningful and appropriate educational opportunities. Our teachers use personalized learning and a variety of technology tools to provide an excellent education. Our focus is on a deep understanding of content with strong transferable skills, such as communication, collaboration, and creativity.

We recognize our students will need comprehensive technology skills for their future careers. At our middle and high schools, students work in a 1:1 environment using laptops and Chromebooks. Across the entire district, students and staff utilize Google for email, research, teamwork in documents and spreadsheets, and to build presentations. Being a "Google District" helps us to promote and encourage collaboration between classmates.

Beyond technology, our district is proud of our robust music and art programs as well as being home to one of the region’s finest physical education programs. We also boast high participation in large variety of offered co-curriculars. We are proud that our graduates of Colchester High School attend a wide range of colleges and universities throughout the state and country.

Geographically speaking, Colchester is a suburb of the city of Burlington, Vermont’s most populous municipality. The town is located directly to the north of Burlington, nestled in between the eastern shore of Lake Champlain and the western slopes of the Green Mountains. Colchester's location provides terrific access to amenities including a public beach, long sections of paved and gravel lakeside recreational paths, numerous marinas and playgrounds, and most importantly, a wide range of community, town, and school events throughout the calendar year. Colchester School District is an essential component to this vibrant community, and helps to make the town of Colchester a highly desirable place to live, work, and play.

Colchester School District Colchester Middle School, Blakely Road, Colchester, VT, USA
Oct 29, 2018
Full time
POSITION TITLE: Alternative Education Teacher GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Alternative Education Teacher will coordinate the development of appropriate educational plans for those students who meet program criteria and are in need of intensive intervention to obtain an appropriate education. The Alternative Education Teacher will be assigned a limited caseload to enable the teacher to closely monitor student behavior, progress, adjust and adapt curriculum and manage program , and to allow for increased communication with parents/staff. TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Salary and work year are in accordance with the current Master Contract and salary schedule.  CLASSIFICATION: Fair Labor Standards Act Exempt REPORTS TO: Director of Special Education, Director of Student Support Services, Building Principal EVALUATION: Performance in this position will be evaluated in accordance with provisions in the current Master Agreement between the Colchester Education Association and the School Board. Evaluation will be completed according to the guidelines defined in the district's Differentiated Evaluation Process. SUPERVISES: Instructional Aides as assigned QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Licensure as required by the Vermont Department of Education. 2. Course concentration in behavioral management; advanced course work highly desirable. 3. Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and problem solving skills. 4. Demonstrated ability in team work and collaboration. 5. Knowledge of the letter and spirit of Act 230, PL 94-142, ADA, Section 504, and other pertinent laws. PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Follow referral procedures as defined in Special Education Handbook. 2. Implement the following alternative educational/behavioral programming: Specialized content area curricula with real life focus. Adapted content area curricula to meet individual needs. Individualized behavioral plans, including contracts and checklists, progress reports, and data samples. Techniques for therapeutic intervention, crisis management, and problem solving strategies. Individual and/or group social skills curriculum. 3. Follow special education programming as defined in the students' IEP's. Communicate with other building staff and monitor student progress. 4. Consult with classroom teachers, parents, specialists and other resource agencies on the most effective alternative methods of instruction, evaluation and behavioral management. 5. Attend all meetings as appropriate/required. 6. Consult with guidance counselors and administrators regarding program progress and future initiatives. 7. Develop, implement, and assess professional growth through the plan and process initiated by the SDE and managed by the Colchester Local Standards Board (CLSB). 8. Accept other duties as assigned by building administrators and/or Director of Student Support Services. 9. Participate in field trips, experiential learning, and community service opportunities. Position Type:  Full-time  Positions Available:  1
Colchester School District Colchester School District, Colchester, VT, USA
Oct 29, 2018
Full time
POSITION TITLE: Autism Interventionist GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Autism Interventionist will take a lead in the development, implementation  and revision for highly detailed special education program for at least one student on the Autism Spectrum. In  doing so, they work in partnership with teachers, special educators and staff to provide unique special education  programs . These staff members are expected to function independently, after training and under supervision, to  implement these unique programs. WAGE CATEGORY: Grade 6. Non-Exempt (hourly) TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Per School Board and Support Staff Agreement if position exceeds 20 hours per week, otherwise, per current Non-Union Support Staff Handbook. REPORTS TO: Building Principal or Designee EVALUATION: Performance in this position will be evaluated annually, in person and in writing, by the  Building Principal/Designee in consultation with classroom teachers, other instructional support service   teachers, coordinators and/or administrators. QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s Degree in education and/or equivalent coursework in Autism Spectrum Disorders preferred.   Excellent interpersonal and collaborative problem solving skills. Successful prior experience working with students with Autism Spectrum Disorders and adapting curriculum content to learner needs. Knowledge of best practices in teaching and learning and the ability to apply these practices. Ability to plan student lessons and work independently with individuals and groups. Commitment to the District’s Vision Plan. PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES: Provides direct instruction to eligible students in a respectful and supportive manner as students participate in assigned classroom, school and alternative learning settings Demonstrates good interpersonal and communication skills with students, community members, parents, guardians, staff and supervisors Demonstrates and adhere to district policies and procedures Maintains confidentiality of student information and records Attends and participate in assigned IEP, EST or EPT meetings in a positive, constructive, collaborative manner Discusses all matters related to students, parents and staff with direct supervisor Participates in training to meet student(s) individual educational needs Offers assistance to classroom teachers, special educators, assistants/tutors and other staff members as time and conditions warrant  Implements behavior programs as directed Assists students who receive occupational and/or physical therapy  Provides assistance to students as required in areas of physical need, field trips, assemblies and other such functions during hours of school operation. Completes assigned duties as per IEP needs/goals (IE: lunchroom, recess, and or bus) assigned by supervisor or principal  Applies knowledge of learning and child development theories Participates, as an active member and positive partner, in the planning of instruction and lessons Independently leads instructional activities in any setting as detailed by lesson plans Uses good communication, interpersonal, and instructional skills to independently address and resolve student learning and behavior issues Independently problem solves and resolves student instructional and behavior challenges  Assists in the planning, manage the service delivery and provide direct instruction for detailed, ongoing, behavior and /or language based instructional programs. (e.g. DTL, Picture Exchange Program, signing program, Behavior Plans dealing with student aggression against self/others, ASD learning plans, or approved by the Director of Student Support Services) for at least on student as a full-time responsibility Implements all aspects of services and instruction to meet student needs as outlined above. A. As direct by the Special Education Case Manager Perform all other duties, as assigned by supervisor or principal WORKING CONDITIONS Noise level in work environment is quiet to moderate Occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions PHYSICAL DEMANDS Frequently required to stand, walk and sit Regularly required to see, talk and hear Regularly required to use hands to finger, handle or feel Regularly required to handle stressful situations and resolve conflicts Occasionally required to reach with hands and arms, climb steps; stoop, kneel or crouch Occasionally lift, carry, move and/or restrain school aged students Occasionally required to drive Position Type:  Full-time  Positions Available:  1