2024-2025 Special Education Adaptive Curriculum - Elementary

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Position Areas
Lead Teacher/Department Head



Manassas Park City Schools
100 Park Central Plaza, Suite 300
Manassas Park, Virginia 20111
POSITION:  Special Education (adaptive curriculum) Teacher
The Special Education Teacher for Learners with Intellectual Disabilities (ID), Autism, and/or Multiple Disabilities provides an optimal learning environment for learners who require the specialized teaching and supports designed for intellectual disabilities, autism, and/or multiple disabilities to increase the academic, behavioral, communication and adaptive skills for the learners on their caseload. Special education teachers in this position implement district approved curriculum, document student progress through daily and weekly data collection, and make data-based decisions about the effectiveness of teaching and behavioral strategies. Special education teachers in this position address students’ specific needs through multiple and diverse academic and behavioral supports or strategies in a safe learning environment; providing feedback to students, parents and administration regarding student progress, expectations, goals, etc. The teacher reports to the principal and assistant principal.
  • Must hold a Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited college or university. 
  • Hold a valid Virginia or out-of-state teaching license in Special Education
  • Be eligible for a provisional or collegiate professional Virginia teaching license in Special Education (must submit transcripts)
  • Experience in computer technology or willing to pursue appropriate technology training as required by position.

  • Must demonstrate effective knowledge of and be sensitive to the needs of a diverse student population.
  • Ability to develop effective relationships with students, parents and school personnel.
ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES: (including but not limited to the following)
  • Complies with all school laws, State Board of Education regulations, and all policies and regulations made by the School Board and Superintendent.
  • Performs all duties deemed necessary by the School Board and Superintendent for the efficient and successful operation of the school system.
  • Serve as a case manager for students with disabilities.
  • Provide direct and indirect instructional support to students in a positive environment.
  • Plan and conduct activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with the opportunities to observe, question, and investigate.
  • Collect, analyze and use data to develop, implement and evaluate Individualized Education Plan (IEP) services.
  • Develop lesson plans and instructional materials, and provide individualized and small group instruction to meet the needs of each student.
  • Translate lesson plans into learning experiences for the best use of available instruction time.
  • Guide the learning process toward achievement of all IEPs and establish clear objectives for the students.
  • Meet with parents to discuss their children's progress and determine priorities for their children and their individualized educational needs.
  • Select and administer appropriate assessments in accordance with division testing practices for eligibility and IEPs.
  • Participate in eligibility committee meetings and contribute to the development of IEPs.
  • Confer with parents, administrators, testing specialists, social workers, and other professionals to develop IEPs designed to promote students' educational, physical, and social/emotional development.
  • Develop plans for effective communication, monitoring, and follow-up of students in inclusive classroom settings.
  • Collaborate and work effectively with paraprofessionals to meet the needs of students.
  • Develops lesson plans and supplementary materials compatible with the division’s basic instructional philosophy and congruent with course standards; provide individualized and small group instruction to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each student and subgroup of students.
  • Implements an instructional program, which provides appropriate learning for each student by differentiating instruction.
  • Maintains records as required by law, School Board policies and regulations and strives to be prompt and accurate with required records and reports.
  • Works cooperatively with the all staff members and interacts in a positive manner with parents and other community representatives.
  • Demonstrates effective knowledge and use of curriculum content associated with the instructional assignment.
  • Demonstrates preparation for classes assigned and shows evidence of preparation upon request of the immediate supervisor.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and use of materials and resources in accordance with the adopted curriculum.
  • Administers developmental testing program and subject specific assessments to assess student competency levels and/or to develop individual learning plans.
  • Coordinates instructional activities and collaborates with other professional staff, both school based and non-school based, as required, to maximize learning opportunities.
  • Demonstrates effective classroom management skills/delivery of instruction.
  • Monitors students in a variety of educational environments (e.g., classroom, playground, field trips) to ensure a safe and positive learning environment.
  • Maintains an effective system of monitoring student progress and informs appropriate persons when concerns arise.
  • Demonstrates professional growth and attends all meetings called or approved by the Superintendent, Principal or Supervising Official.
  • Performs other related duties as may be assigned by the principal, to ensure the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.
Must have the ability to effectively communicate and interact with other staff and the public through the
use of the telephone and personal contact as normally defined by the ability to see, read, talk, hear, handle, or feel objects and controls. Physical capability to effectively use and operate various items of office related equipment such as, but not limited to, a personal computer, calculator, copier, and fax machine. Some climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, and repetitive motions will be required.
CLEARANCES (Conditions for employment):
  • Criminal Justice Fingerprint/Background Clearance
  • Tuberculosis Screening
Manassas Park City Schools assures Equal Employment Opportunities and equal education opportunities for employees and students as required by Federal and State Orders and Laws. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential tasks. This job description is intended to accurately reflect the position activities and requirements. However, management and administration reserve the right to modify, add, or remove duties and assign other duties as necessary. It is not intended to be and should not be construed as an all-inclusive list of all the responsibilities, skills, or working conditions associated with the position.                                                                      

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Manassas Park City Schools

One Park Center Court Suite A, Manassas Park, VA 20111

At the following locations

Cougar Elementary

9330 Brandon Street , Manassas Park, VA 20111