SPED Teacher K-5 (Resource/Co-Teach)

Posted 11 days ago
Start Date


Job TitleSpecial Education Teacher (FLSA: Exempt)
Job Objectives: Germantown Municipal School District’s Special Education Teacher staff members are expected to provide best instructional practices in ensuring that students have a quality educational experience evident by socio-emotional growth and academic achievement.
Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree
Tennessee licensure and/or licensure eligibility in the state of Tennessee.
Responsibilities and Essential Functions:

  • Teach and instruct in subject matter areas commonly found in a comprehensive elementary/middle school education program.
  • Utilize an adopted course of study, instructional program guidelines, and other materials in planning and developing lesson plans and teaching outlines.
  • Pursue a variety of methodology in teaching and instructing pupils, including lectures, demonstrations, discussions, and laboratory experiences.
  • Conduct teaching and instructional activities, using educational equipment, materials, books, and other learning aids.
  • Provides instruction in citizenship and other subject matter specified by legal mandate, District policy, and administrative regulations.
  • Plan, develop, and utilize a variety of instructional materials and aids appropriate to the intellectual and instructional level of pupils from varied socio-economic and cultural backgrounds, and who possess a range of mental and emotional maturity.
  • Review, analyze and evaluate the history, background and assessment of pupils in designing instructional programs to meet individual educational needs.
  • Individualize and adapt educational processes and procedures to enhance pupil educational opportunities.
  • Provide group and individual instruction to motivate pupils, and effectively utilize the time available for instructional activities.
  • Maintain appropriate standards of pupil behavior, using behavioral management strategies and techniques, including positive reinforcement and behavior shaping procedures.
  • Review, analyze, evaluate, and report pupil academic, social, and emotional growth.
  • Prepare, administer, score, record, and report the results of criterion referenced tests, and administer, scores, records and reports the results of group-standardized tests in evaluating pupil growth and progress.
  • Counsel, confer with and communicate with parents, school and District personnel regarding pupil progress, and in the interpretation of the educational program.
  • Cooperatively pursue alternative solutions to ameliorate pupil-learning problems, and to enhance expanded academic, social and emotional growth opportunities.
  • Maintain an effective learning environment through the proper control of heating, lighting, and ventilation, and the utilization of exhibits, displays, and independent study centers.
  • Select and requisition appropriate educational supplies, materials, books, equipment, and learning aids.
  • Perform a variety of non-instructional duties, including curriculum and instructional development activities, student supervision, and consultation activities.
  •  Be prepared to perform the job in accordance with the Teacher Evaluation Plan as established by the District and approved by the State Department of Education.
  • Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Passionately believes that all students can achieve at high levels.

  • Demonstrates cultural competence and a deep understanding of and empathy for issues facing contemporary families.
  • Deep understanding of the various school environments and commitment to improving student achievement.
  • Works successfully alone or on a team.
  • Makes decisions using data and technology.
  • Exhibits strong focus on goals and results. Sets clear metrics for success.
  • Motivates, inspires, and moves students to action to achieve ambitious goals.
Supervisory Responsibility: Supervises students as designated on the class roster.  Also supervises students in general common areas when class is not in session.
Working Conditions: Standard classroom environment