2019-2020 Special Education Teacher (#1241373)
Job Summary: Position is responsible for creating a classroom environment favorable to learning and personal growth of every student; establishing effective rapport with students; motivating students to develop skills, attitudes and knowledge needed to provide a good foundation for becoming a responsible citizen in accordance with each pupil’s ability; and to establish good relationships with parents and with other staff members.
Essential Duties: 1. Instructs students in a program of study which meets stated objectives and provides transfer of knowledge. 2. Instructs students in citizenship and basic subject matter specified in state law and administrative regulations and procedures of Newport News Public Schools. 3. Develops lesson plans and instructional materials, provides individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each student. 4. Translates lesson plans into learning experiences so as to best utilize the available time for instruction. 5. Guides the learning process toward achievement of all IEP’s and in harmony with the goals, establish clear objectives for the students. 6. Serves as liaison between classroom and specialty groups. 7. Evaluates academic and social growth of students, prepares report cards, keeps appropriate records to include attendance reports, checklists, census forms, and other record keeping activities as necessary. 8. Assesses the accomplishments of students on a regular basis, seeking the assistance of specialists as required to provide accurate and objective statements relevant to student progress in a timely manner. 9. Communicates regularly with parents or guardians through conferences and other means to discuss student progress. 10. Supervises and monitors student movement and escorts students to resources, bathrooms, buses, cafeteria, room changes and other activities in the building. 11. Serves as a member of a multidisciplinary team as appropriate. 12. Administers standardized testing in accordance with division testing practices. 13. Models non-discriminatory practices in all activities.