JobID 1382 : Expanded Impact - Specialized Teacher (Secondary) (#358090)

Job | Posted a year ago

Job Title: Expanded Impact  - Specialized Teacher (Secondary)
Reports To: Building Principal
Classification: Professional
Wage/Hour Status: Exempt
Days: 188
Salary: See Compensation Plan
Contract: Probationary/Term
Date Revised: 10/21/2019
Primary Purpose: The Expanded Impact Specialized Teacher plans and delivers in-person instruction with an increased student load. This may be accomplished through increased class sizes or innovative scheduling.  The specialized teacher will spend most of the school day teaching or planning instruction, in the subject area of their expertise, leaving other subjects, homeroom, most administrative work, and transitions to other staff members. The EIT specialized teacher is responsible for planning, preparing, and delivering instruction, and monitoring student progress to determine instructional needs. The teacher reviews student progress and changes instruction to ensure high-progress learning for every child.
Qualifications/Skills: Education/Certification:
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field
  • Valid Texas Teacher Certificate or Teaching Certificate from out of state appropriate for position
  • Certification must meet requirements for becoming and remaining qualified for this position in a manner required by Federal and/or State Law
Special Knowledge/Skills:
  • Knowledge of subject matter being taught
  • Ability to instruct students and manage their behavior
  • Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proficient in the effective use of technology
  • Prior evidence of high-progress student outcomes in the relevant subjects (in the top 25% compared to other teachers in a state or on national tests) or, at entry level, evidence of prior academic achievements, and organizing and influence skills indicating very high potential to perform at this level. Entry-level teacher works under close supervision of a high-progress teacher until similar student gains have been demonstrated
  • Levels:
    • EIT Specialized Teacher I – 3 years required - expanded impact ≥ 30%
    • EIT Specialized Teacher II – 4+ years required - expanded impact ≥ 50%
  • Three (3) years of teaching experience required for Level I
  • Four plus (4+) years of teaching experience required for Level II
Major Duties and
Planning and Preparation:
  • Set high expectations of achievement that are ambitious and measurable for students
  • Plan backward to align all lessons, activities, and assessments in designated subject(s)
  • Design in-person instruction that is enriched (developing higher-order thinking skills) and personalized (reflecting learning levels and interests of individual students) according to guidelines established by Texas Education Agency, board policies, and administrative regulations
  • Design assessments that accurately assess student progress
  • Collaboration with multiple teams
Classroom Environment:
  • Hold students accountable for high expectations of behavior and engagement that are ambitious and measurable
  • Create physical classroom environments conducive to collaborative and individual learning
  • Establish a culture of respect, enthusiasm, and rapport
  • Manage student behavior in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct in the Student Handbook
  • Hold students accountable for ambitious, measurable standards of academic achievement
  • Identify and address individual students’ social, emotional, and behavioral learning needs and barriers
  • Identify and address individual students’ development of organizational and time-management skills
  • Invest students in their learning using a variety of influence techniques
  • Incorporate questioning and discussion in student learning
  • Incorporate small-group and individual instruction to personalize and tailor instruction to individual needs including working cooperatively with special education teacher to modify curricula as needed for special education students according to guidelines established in Individual Education Plans (IEP)
  • Incorporate age and ability appropriate technology to differentiate instruction and enhance student learning
  • Monitor and analyze student assessment data to inform enriched instruction
  • Communicate with students and parents and keep them informed of the student’s progress
Professional Responsibilities:
  • Solicit and eagerly receive feedback from supervisor and team members to improve professional skills
  • Be a positive  role model for students and support  the  mission of school district
  • Lead team to maintain regular communication with families, and work collaboratively with them to design learning both at home and at school, and to encourage a home life conducive to learning success
  • Models SBISD values through interactions with staff members, students, and families
  • Maintain a professional relationship with colleagues, students, parents, and community members
  • Collaborate with other teachers and staff responsible for the same students’ learning and development
  • Participate in professional development opportunities at school
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Continuation in position is dependent upon meeting accountability expectations
Equipment Used: Computer, ACTIV Board, copy machine and audio visual machines.
Working Conditions: Mental Demands:
  • Maintain emotional control under stress.
  • Work with frequent interruptions.
  • This position requires regular interacting with the public.
Physical Demands:
  • Move small stacks of textbooks, media equipment, desk and other classroom equipment
  • Frequent standing, stooping, bending, pulling, and pushing
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Spring Branch Independent School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer in compliance with Title IX and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, veteran status or disability.

The foregoing statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required. By applying for this position, I acknowledge that I have read and understand the job description listed above.


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Spring Branch Independent School District

955 CAMPBELL RD, HOUSTON, TX 77024-2803
Compare with State

Amount per Student

$10,701 (USD)

State Average: $10,068 (USD)

% ELL Students


State Average: 17%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 15.26

% IEP Students


State Average: 9%



State Average: 558