Special Education Teacher

Posted 18 days ago
Start Date
Position Areas
Special Education


Special Education Teacher Job Description

Hiring Teachers for the 24-25 school year!

Mountain Sunrise is a Waldorf-inspired kindergarten- 8th grade charter school in Utah County. We are located on the border of Saratoga Springs and Lehi, on the banks of beautiful Utah lake, surrounded by the majestic Wasatch mountain range. We offer a whole-child education model that strives to develop the head, heart and hands of each child. We value arts-integration, experiential learning, and nature.

Title of Position: Teacher-Special Education

Summary of Position:The special education teacher will be responsible for managing all aspects of their classrooms. This includes managing physical facilities, student behavior, evaluating student performance, and communicating consistently with parents and classroom teachers. In addition, the special education teacher will be responsible for lesson preparation (Language Arts and Math) aimed to engage individual students while also building and improving student skills. In addition, the special education teacher will work with the Special Education Director to complete individualized education plans to meet the needs of all students who are eligible and comply with all state, federal, and local requirements.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Plans and implements program goals and objectives for the special education students while maintaining an awareness of current laws, policies, and regulations pertaining to specific programs.  
  • Plans and implements instruction for students.
  • Effectively communicates with paraprofessionals and lead them in their role 
  • Applies and sees the therapeutic value of whole child education 
  • Participates in IEP meetings, discussions, informal conferences to resolve issues regarding special education students.  
  • Maintains the confidentiality of information used in personnel issues and school functions.  
  • Serves as the custodian of special education records.  


  • Minimum of 2 years of special education teaching experience 
  • Knowledge of State and Federal legislation as it relates to Special Education 
  • Skill in the establishment and maintenance of effective working relationships 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint), Google (docs, sheets, forms, drives), and data management environments 
  • Skill in working with diverse individuals and handling situations with tact, diplomacy and discretion 
  • Demonstrate the highest standards of honesty, integrity, flexibility and responsiveness 
  • Ability to be proactive and innovative 
  • Professional oral and written communication skills in English, including academic report writing 
  • Possess a valid Utah special education teaching credential and meet any other credential requirements. Mountain Sunrise will follow applicable USBE standards. All teachers will have a bachelor level degree at an approved higher education institution and will hold an appropriate license with areas of concentration and endorsements as approved by the USBE (See R277-510, R277-520 and R277-524) such as a PEL
  • Possess a Bachelor’s Degree or higher from an accredited college or university 


Physical Demands: Occasionally sitting for extended periods of time Frequently walking, standing, stooping or bending Variable hours Physical agility and stamina (occasionally to frequently) Occasionally lifting, pushing or pulling objects weighing up to 15 pounds, seldom weighing up to 30 lbs Occasionally climbing, reaching overhead (above the shoulders), twisting, crouching or kneeling Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard (occasionally to frequently) Continually listening and speaking to exchange information and make presentations 

Right to Revise: This job description is not meant to be all-inclusive and Mountain Sunrise reserves the right to revise this job description as necessary without advance notice. The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees, and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer without notice.

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Mountain Sunrise Academy

1802 East 145 North , Saratoga Springs, UT 84045

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Mountain Sunrise Academy

1802 East 145 North , Saratoga Springs, UT 84045