Dallas: Middle School Special Education Teacher

Job | Posted 7 months ago
Position Areas
Business Education


Job Function
Under the guidance and supervision of the Principal, the Special Education Teacher is responsible for developing and delivering academic instruction and a classroom climate that are consistent with district policy and philosophy and that maximize the potential for intellectual, emotional, physical, and social growth for all students with special needs.  

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to the following.  Other duties may be assigned by the Principal or Vice Principal.
  • Implements appropriate research-based instructional strategies to promote student achievement.
  • Delivers instructional activities that are differentiated according to student knowledge, learning style, and individual need.
  • Designs and submits engaging, differentiated, and standards-based lesson plans according to district guidelines.
  • Implements district curriculum as articulated in curriculum documents (scope-and sequence, unit plans, etc.).
  • Collaborates with classroom teachers to establish and maintain a classroom environment conducive to maximizing learning.
  • Develops and implements classroom rules and procedures that teach and reinforce appropriate social behavior.
  • Plans and prepares effective instructional activities, materials, learning centers, and assessments to meet student needs as identified in student Individual Education Plans.
  • Provides whole group, small group, and/or one to one instruction in both inclusion and pullout settings.
  • Provides small group and/or one to one tutoring as needed.
  • Manages student behavior in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct, Student IEP, the student handbook, and campus policies and procedures.
  • Collaborates extensively with support teachers and aides (ESL, SpEd, TAG, RTI) to develop and deliver appropriate and effective educational activities and services to students with special needs.
  • Collaborates extensively with team, department, and other faculty and staff to ensure consistency of instructional delivery, classroom management, and campus procedures.
  • Monitors students in various settings (classroom, drop off, pick up) as assigned by campus administration.
  • Maintains data-based documentation of continuous monitoring of student performance and progress during interventions.
  • Maintains a professional relationship with students, parents, faculty and staff.
  • On-site regular attendance.
  • Participates in staff development activities to improve job related skills.
  • Creates authentic, standards-based assessments designed to accurately demonstrate student mastery of academic content.
  • Provides timely and supportive feedback on student assignments/performance that promotes student achievement.
  • Maintains accurate documentation of student grades, behavior, and other indicators of student development as required by administration, and regularly communicates this information to all stakeholders.
  • Maintains appropriate confidentiality of student information.
  • Understands and complies with all district policies, procedures, and expectations, as articulated in the Faculty handbook or as communicated by administration.
  • Participates in extracurricular activities, district/school committees, and other opportunities to develop a positive school community.
  • Understands and adheres to all applicable instructional guidelines for students with special needs.
  • Participates in ARDs as needed.
  • Assumes accountability for consistent, accurate delivery of services as specified in student IEP.
  • Provides clarification, training, and support to faculty and staff as needed regarding IEPs, appropriate modifications/accommodations, and instructional strategies for students with special needs.
  • Maintains current, comprehensive knowledge of applicable federal, state, and district guidelines for the instruction of all students with special needs.
  • Maintain accurate and current records of all relevant student information that are compliant with federal, state, and district guidelines.
  • Performs any and all other duties as assigned by the Vice Principal, Principal, and Chief Academic Officer.  

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of constituents or employees of organization.
  • Ability and/or willingness to learn to use and understand Microsoft Office for spreadsheets, letters and other written communication in order to effectively communicate information with employees, administration and the Board.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to grasp, handle or feel; and talk or hear.  The employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

  • Bachelor's degree from a four year college or university.        
  • *Must meet Highly Qualified status.
  • Valid Texas teacher certification.
  • ESL certification is required

Posted By

Trinity Basin Preparatory

2730 N. Hwy 360 , Grand Prairie, TX 75050

At the following locations

Dallas Campuses

2730 N. Hwy 360 , Grand Prairie, TX 75050

Compare with State

Amount per Student


State Average: $10,068

% ELL Students


State Average: 17%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 15.26

% IEP Students


State Average: 9%



State Average: 558