Special Ed Teacher

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2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR
BRIDGEPORT PUBLIC SCHOOLS
45 Lyon Terrace, Room 310
Bridgeport, CT 06604
SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER
ZOOLOGICAL RESEARCH & BIOTECH HIGH SCHOOL

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
 
The Special Education teacher is responsible for developing plans for students, managing the classroom environment, providing students with instruction, and assessing students’ knowledge, needs, abilities and progress.  Responsible when appropriate, for planning and producing presentations which exhibit student work, talent, and/or athletic skills. The Special Education teacher assumes responsibility for the development of the student’s Individual Education Plan (IEP) and consults with necessary school personnel to provide appropriate modifications and accommodations as mandated by the student’s IEP.
                                                                                                          
RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Demonstrates comprehensive and current knowledge of subject taught.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of human growth and development as it relates to the learning/teaching process
  • Demonstrates an awareness and respect for diversity of cultural backgrounds and lifestyles
  • Identifies and sequences goals, objectives, strategies, and assessments, which provide for individual differences
  • Plans and implements the elements of an effective lesson design and develops lesson plans, which incorporate technology and instructional aids appropriate for instruction
  • Aligns assessment with instructional objectives on the basis of the formative assessment
  • Monitors student progress and adjusts instruction on the basis of student questions and performance
  • Communicates with students both individually and collectively about their needs and progress
  • Maintains high expectations for student learning and behavior
  • Maintains a safe and orderly classroom environment by consistently implementing routines, transitions, and procedures
  • Demonstrated knowledge of national, state, and local standards
  • Proficient and consistent with use of data to inform instruction
  • Develops and maintains systems for keeping group and individual records
  • Establishes rapport and fosters positive reinforcement
REQUIREMENTS:
  • Connecticut teaching certification ( 165 ) Comprehensive Special Education K-12, Master’s degree preferred
  • Experience working with students with emotional needs
  • Three years’ successful teaching experience in an urban setting preferred
  • Experience in the use of educational technology
  • Demonstrates responsibility for self-growth, professional improvement, ongoing self-reflection or self-evaluation
  • Excellent oral and written communication and human relations skills
 
Salary will be in accordance with the BEA contract salary schedule.  Qualified candidates who wish to apply should access the Bridgeport Public Schools’ website:
http://www.applitrack.com/bridgeport/onlineapp
 
It is the policy of the Bridgeport Board of Education not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, present or past mental disorder, mental retardation, or learning ability, in any of its education programs, activities, or employment practices.
The Bridgeport Board of Education is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
 

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Bridgeport Public Schools

45 Lyon Terrace, Bridgeport, CT 06604
 
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Compare with State

Amount per Student

$18,153

State Average: $20,481

% ELL Students

14%

State Average: 7%

Student Teacher Ratio

14.97

State Average: 12.29

% IEP Students

17%

State Average: 14%

FTE

3,166

State Average: 479