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Pearson Special Populations Consultant in Phoenix, Arizona

Special Populations Consultant - ( 2113292 )


At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always re-examining the way people learn best, whether it’s one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe. We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. By pushing the boundaries of technology—and each other to surpass these boundaries—we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world’s innovations, personal and global, large and small.

Pearson’s Online & Blended Learning group provides high-quality, highly accountable online education solutions to schools, school districts and students in grades K-12. It serves families and schools with a variety of digital learning and online school solutions including Connections Academy, International Connections Academy, and Pearson Connexus. The group, formerly known as Connections Education, is based in Columbia, Maryland and has been named a “Top Workplace” by the Baltimore Sun for three consecutive years and a “Best Place to Work” by Baltimore magazine. Recognized for its outstanding curriculum, high-quality teachers and leadership, Pearson Online & Blended Learning is committed to expanding quality education through technology, and helping students achieve both academic and personal success.

Position Summary:

Working from home or occasionally from the POBL Columbia, Maryland office, the Special Populations Consultant is responsible for understanding implementation instructional services for Exceptional Students (e.g., students with IEPs, Section 504 Plans, Gifted Education Plans, and ELs) in schools across the country. The Special Populations Consultant will learn various state and federal regulations, support instruction for exceptional students, and work closely with other team members to monitor special education services in CA schools. The Special Populations Consultant will be part of a team of educators providing support, data collection and analysis, compliance oversight, and instructional support to special education teams in Connections Academy schools nationwide. The Special Populations Consultant will work closely with the nationwide POBL Special Education team members to support CA Schools.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide instructional support to special education teachers in virtual public schools around the country;

  • Utilize Excel to produce and manipulate data reports using formulas and pivot tables to create data summaries for internal audiences, allowing for comprehensive verification and notification of key education metrics;

  • Analyze data for efficacy of instruction and compliance;

  • Make recommendations for improvement of instructional efficacy and compliance based on data;

  • Assist Connections Academy educators to access data and reports generated the Connections Education Management System, Pearson Connexus™;

  • Meet regularly with Connections Academy teachers and specialty representatives (e.g., Section 504 Coordinators, Special Educators) to provide training and support;

  • Access, maintain, and train others on external student data/IEP systems;

  • Model instructional and progress monitoring strategies for use by teachers;

  • Collaborate with other team members to provide professional development to exceptional population teachers in Connections Academy schools;

  • Demonstrate an ability to provide constructive feedback to colleagues based on observation;

  • Conduct data mining on electronic records of exceptional students and provide reports to stakeholders;

  • Communicate necessary changes to the LMS to stakeholders and other teams;

  • Remain current with federal and state special education law updates and changes;

  • Communicate state special education requirements to Enrollment Team, and;

  • Coordinate general education supports aligned with federal/state law requirements with other Connections Academy teams including Enrollment, School Leadership and Special Education Directors.

  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

Pearson Online & Blended Learning is focused on providing a flexible work environment to its employees, including the ability to work from home on a regular basis in most positions. We believe that flexibility in work/life balance is a critical part of our culture and employee satisfaction, and we are proud to provide to our employees the ability to work from anywhere, anytime. In exchange, we require that employees have the appropriate means to work remotely, including adherence to our work at home policies regarding home office setup, including but not limited to privacy of records, technology standards, equipment standards and expectations.

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.



  • Bachelor’s Degree required in Education or related field;

  • Special education certification;

  • Strong work ethic a must;

  • Three or more years’ experience in education;

  • Experience with IEP software programs is desirable.


  • Service oriented, customer centered approach to work;

  • Ability to plan, design, and deliver professional development;

  • Analytical skills including ability to analyze data from Excel exports and provide data to stakeholders, and;

  • Strong technology skills (especially with Microsoft Office products); high-level proficiency with Microsoft Excel a must.


  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;

  • Excellent analytic and organizational skills;

  • Highly accurate and detail-oriented;

  • High level of integrity and transparency;

  • High degree of flexibility;

  • Demonstrated ability to work well in a fast-paced environment, and;

  • Team player track record.

The anticipated starting salary range for Colorado-based individuals expressing interest in this position is $65-75K per year. This position is eligible to participate in an annual incentive program.

Benefits available to eligible employees can be seen at:

Primary Location : US-RE-Remote

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Job : Learning Delivery

Organization : North America Connections

Employee Status : Regular Employee

Job Type : Standard

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Shift : Day Job

Job Posting : Sep 15, 2021

Job Unposting : Ongoing

Schedule: : Full-time Regular

Req ID: 2113292