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Special Education Teacher Responsibilities:

  • Adapt lessons to meet the needs of students.
  • Develop Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) for a caseload
  • Implement IEPs, assess students’ performance, and track their progress
  • Update IEPs throughout the school year to reflect students’ progress and goals
  • Assess students’ skills to determine their needs and to develop teaching plans
  • Teach small groups consisting of students that are academically at risk in reading and/or math to include students in general education, 504, response-to-intervention, Special Education and English Language Learners.
  • Collect and analyze student data in order to make effective decisions to maximize achievement
  • Discuss student’s progress with parents, teachers, counselors, and administrators
  • Prepare and help students transition from grade to grade and after graduation
  • Implement state learning standards and assessments to meet ambitious academic expectations
  • Submit weekly lesson plans
  • Implement formal and informal assessments to track each individual student’s progress and learning needs, adjust lesson plans accordingly and update gradebook weekly
  • Communicate students’ progress with student and family on a weekly basis
  • Effective facilitation and personal use of technology as a communication and educational tool to improve student achievement and manage work related tasks.
  • Implement a clear and consistent behavior management system that aligns to campus- wide initiatives while developing students’ character and sense of community in the classroom
  • Help shape and develop a school wide culture that fosters a productive and enthusiastic learning environment for each student
  • Establish and maintain a cooperative working relationship with students and families based on trust, understanding and respect for the communities in which they identify.
  • Host necessary tutoring sessions to meet all students’ needs

Qualifications:

  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year educational institution
  • Experience: Experience in a Special Education classroom setting
  • Licenses or Certifications: valid state certification in Special Education and content is required

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Knowledge of core academic subject assigned
  • Knowledge of curriculum and instruction
  • Ability to instruct students and manage student behavior
  • Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to adjust and adapt to a multitude of situations in the school environment
  • Ability to facilitate Admission, Review and Dismissal meetings
  • Strong family engagement and communication
  • Record of results for students who are academically at risk


Assessment Intervention Management

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