Special Education Teacher

Job | Posted 2 months ago


POSITION:                Special Education Teacher (Grades 9-12) - Anticipated Opening

LOCATION:              Mt. Ararat High School 

HOURS/STATUS:     School Year -- 2020-2021                                                                                               

CLOSING DATE:     Open Until Filled
The Special Education Direct Instruction Teacher is responsible for the timely implementation of special education services to students with disabilities as described in IDEA 2004. The Direct Instruction Teacher is responsible for delivering services in accordance with the Special Education Regulations (Chapter 101) and the SAD 75 Special Education Policy and Procedure Manual. Direct instruction is teacher directed individualized skill development designed to improve a student’s successful participation in inclusive educational settings.
Individual Achievement Assessment
Selection, administration and interpretation of formal and informal techniques, tests, instruments, protocols and observation schemes to screen, evaluate and assess data regarding a student’s educational achievement. This measurement shall include multiple domains, including language, social, cognitive, physical and behavioral.
Individual Education Plans
Convert assessment data into education plans, stated in measurable goals that address how the disability has an adverse effect on student performance. Develop recommendations for services that are appropriate and least restrictive. Monitor and analyze data for the effectiveness of the individual plan, meet goals and recommend program changes as necessary.
Direct Instruction: Teaching across the curriculum utilizing multi-sensory approaches; math, reading, writing and spelling utilizing a variety of strategies, programs and techniques.
Communication:  Communicate effectively with parents, students, teachers and other service providers relative to the evaluation of and/or data concerning the student’s academic, social, cognitive, behavioral, and physical needs, and instructional formats to address those needs.
Awareness and Utilization of Resources: Collaborate with outside agency personnel regarding student and/or family needs. Select the appropriate instructional materials for enhancing the programs of students with disabilities and integrate technology.
Positive Behavior Support: Analysis and application of behavior principles in classroom and school programs.  Provide assistance to others in developing instructional settings that utilize various behaviors, psychodynamic learning theories.
Administration and Coordination:  Apply local, state and federal statutes and regulations governing the conduct of special education programs. Electronically organize, maintain and systematize student records, and protect the confidentiality of such records.
  • Maine Department of Education Teacher of Disabled Students certification.
  • Master’s Degree in Special Education preferred.
  • Experience designing individualized programs and providing special education services at the high school level.
  • Proven ability to function as a contributing member of a team.  
MSAD No. 75 is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)    

Posted By

Maine School Administrative District 75

50 Republic Ave , Topsham, ME 04086

At the following locations

Mt Ararat High School

73 Eagles Way , Topsham, ME 04086

Compare with State

Amount per Student


State Average: $14,707

% ELL Students


State Average: 3%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 12.22

% IEP Students


State Average: 17%



State Average: 130