Elementary Special Education Teacher
Must hold a license issued by Utah State Office of Education.
The license position area must be in Mild/Moderate Disabilities.
The license must be in one of the following grades: Infants/Toddlers, Preschool/Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th.
The license status must be active or about to graduate from a state-approved teacher preparation program.
Esperanza Elementary (K-6), a school located in West Valley City, UT, is a charter school built upon 4 pillars: 1) Invitational Education, 2) Glasser Quality School, 3) Best teaching/learning practices for all students, 4) Community Learning Center. A two-way Spanish-English dual language immersion program in the entire school is one component.
Major Duties & Responsibilities • Follows the Utah State Office of Education core curriculum and will adjust the curriculum and differentiate instruction in order to meet the dual immersion goals of academic achievement, bilingualism, biliteracy, and biculturalism for all students. • Promotes and validates students’ needs, interests, and values as well as students’ culturally developed bodies of knowledge and skills in the lesson plans and their implementation in the daily teaching. • Creates motivating daily lesson plans as well as trimester and year-long plans • Provides lesson plans when absent- creates emergency lesson plans on file in the office • Encourages cooperative learning and flexible grouping • Provides students with computer instruction and encourages computer and technology skills • Evaluates students’ academic, linguistic (English and Spanish) and social growth and keeps records. • Provides students with the additional academic support as needed, including before or after school • Works collaboratively both vertically and horizontally with colleagues and participates in looping • Assists other staff members in helping students solve health, attitude, learning problems • Participates in committees to further school goals • Participates in grade level, faculty, PTA and other meetings as requested by the Principal. • Develops professional growth by participating in professional development activities, conferences and workshops related to dual immersion and/or other educational areas. • Follows the Principal’s and families’ suggestions and directions, and is willing to receive feedback and implement change • Completes all paperwork and assignments on time • Is responsive to teacher/administrative/families requests in a timely fashion • Emphasizes family participation and community involvement in traditional and non-traditional forms. • Communicates on a regular basis with families regarding the students progress and is always available to assist families with homework • Ensures that all students, families, community members, and visitors are welcomed in an inviting environment
For more information about Esperanza go to www.esperanzaelementary.org Please send electronic versions of your resume and cover letter to: Barbara Lovejoy (email@example.com). Please do not send letters of recommendation unless requested by Ms. Lovejoy