Secondary Math Special Education Teacher (#2014867)
The Special Education Teacher is responsible for providing education to children with disabilities and creating a positive learning environment where students develop the skills to become critical thinkers and problem solvers. Special Education Teachers maintain a safe environment; establish rapport with students, parents and colleagues; and motivate pupils to develop attitudes and knowledge that will help them reach their career potential and be college ready. Special Education Teachers adjust, modify, and differentiate curriculum and use effective research-based methods of instruction to suit each student’s needs.
Mild/Moderate endorsement required.
Responsibilities: • Teach students with disabilities the core content area(s) outlined in the USOE’s Core Curriculum, and adopted by the Board of Education, using research-based strategies and materials correlated with other approved learning activities and adjusted to suit each student’s needs. • Administer and score standardized assessments • Write and conduct IEP meetings • Maintain student records as required by IDEA • Case Manage Special Education Students • Assure confidentiality of all students’ information • Teach leadership by example • Meet regular, punctual and predictable attendance requirements • Develop lesson plans and instructional materials and provide individualized and small group instruction • Translate lesson plans into learning experiences to best utilize the available time for instruction. • Establish and maintain standards of pupil behavior needed to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom and develop an individualized behavioral plan when needed • Evaluate pupils’ academic and social growth, maintain appropriate records, and prepare progress reports • Communicate with parents through conferences, telephone calls, e-mails, student planners, school website, and other means, to discuss pupils’ progress • Identify pupil needs and cooperate with other professional staff members in helping pupils solve health, academic, social and psychological challenges. • Utilize computers and other technological classroom support equipment in student instruction and IDEA compliance • Provide and maintain a safe and supportive environment in the classroom, on the school campus, and on field trips • Maintain professional competence through staff development education activities provided by the school district and self-selected professional growth activities • Participate in faculty meetings as required • Function as a member of the Special Education team by attending meetings and collaborating with other professionals • Administer appropriate pupil attendance policies and procedures • Participate in appropriate educator evaluation procedures as per District guidelines • Participate in faculty committees and the sponsorship of pupil activities • Maintain required inventory records • Model professional and ethical standards when dealing with students, parents, peers, and community • Understand and adhere to all laws, Special Education policies and procedures and District policies and procedures. • Strong oral and written communication skills with students, parents, and staff • Effective problem solving, organizational, multi-tasking, and time management skills • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with pupils, parents, school staff, District staff, and patrons • Perform other duties as assigned