HS Social Studies Teacher (9-12) for LD Students

Posted 3 years ago
Position Areas
Social Studies


Great Lakes Academy is a small K-12 non-profit private school for learning different students. We employ creative, self motivated professionals, who are dedicated to teaching children with a variety of diagnosed disorders and /or learning disabilities i.e.: AD/HD, Asperger's Syndrome (HFA), Auditory Processing Disorder, Sensory Integration Disorder, Dyslexia, PDD , etc.. For additional information about our school please see our web site www.greatlakesacademy.com

Teacher Job Description:
Provide students (diagnosed with various learning disabilities) TEKS based academics using multisensory methods and appropriate learning activities and experiences in all academic subject areas assigned. Enable students to develop competencies and help them fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical, and social growth.

* Creative and self motivated individual
* Bachelor's degree from accredited university
* Education/Certification: Texas Certified Preferable
* General knowledge of curriculum and instruction

Special Knowledge/Skills:
Professional and/or personal knowledge and experience with students diagnosed with various learning disabilities and diagnosis ie: Asperger's Syndrome (HFA), AD/HD, Processing Disorders etc.

At least one year student teaching or approved internship
Strong communication skills
Strong computer skills

We are seeking skilled, communicative, energetic, enthusiastic teachers with a passion for working closely with LD students, their families and faculty to create a cohesive and successful school experience!


Instructional Strategies:
1. Implement an instructional program following TEKS for all assigned students and show written evidence of preparation as required.
2. Plan and use appropriate instructional and learning strategies, activities, materials, and equipment that reflect understanding of the learning styles and needs of students assigned.
3. Work cooperatively with GLA faculty to modify regular curricula as needed and assist students with assignments. I.E.: develop and create rubrics, multiple formats of tests, etc.
4. Participate in GLA teacher/student/parent/faculty meetings on a regular basis.
5. Utilizing student assessments/testing and implementing the recommendations to plan for instructional activities, modifications and accommodations.
6. Present subject matter according to guidelines established by Individualized Student Profiles.
7. Use technology in teaching/learning process.

Student Growth and Development:
1. Conduct ongoing assessments of student achievement through formal and informal testing.
2. Assume responsibility for extracurricular activities as assigned. Sponsor outside activities approved by Director of Curriculum and Instruction.
3. Be a positive role model for students; support the mission of the school.

Classroom Management and Organization:
1. Create classroom environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the physical, social, and emotional development of students.
2. Consult with GLA administration and outside resource people regarding education, social, medical, and personal needs of students.
3. Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities.
4. Assist in selection of books, equipment, and other instructional materials.

1. Establish and maintain open communication by conducting conferences with parents, students, admin, and teachers.
2. Maintain a professional relationship with colleagues, students, parents, and community members.
3. Use effective communication skills to present information accurately and clearly.

Professional Growth and Development:
1. Participate in staff development activities to improve job-related skills.
2. Keep informed of and comply with federal, state, and school regulations and policies for classroom and or special education teachers.
3. Compile, maintain, and file all physical and computerized grades, reports, records, and other documents required.
4. Attend and participate in faculty meetings and serve on faculty committees as required.

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Great Lakes Academy

6000 Custer Road Building 7, Plano, TX 75023

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Great Lakes Academy

6000 Custer Road Building 7, Plano, TX 75023