SPED - Foundations Preschool teacher

Job | Posted 15 days ago
Start Date
Position Areas
Special Education


Starting date: 8/9/2024
FTE: 1.0 (7 hour contract)

Hiring Manager: Melissa Allmon
email: mallmon@alpinedistrict.org
phone: 801 610 8707

Preschool Teacher
Contract and Benefits

The job of Preschool Teacher was established for the purpose/s of providing support to the instructional process by serving as a teacher with specific responsibility for supervising preschool students, including some who have special needs, within the classroom and other assigned areas; developing lesson plans and delivering group and individual student instruction within established curriculum guidelines; and responding to a wide range of inquiries from students’ parents or guardians regarding instructional program and student progress. 
The foundations teacher will work with 3-year old students who qualify for special education services. Students will attend class 2-3 days per week for a 1 1/2 hour session. Parents generally attend with their students.

Essential Functions

  • Organizes and facilitates developmentally appropriate learning opportunities for the purpose of ensuring student participation and improving the student academic success to foster a smooth and successful transition to elementary school.
  • Adapts classroom work for the purpose of providing students with instructional materials that address individualized learning within established curriculum guidelines.
  • Assesses student progress toward objectives, expectations, and/or goals for the purpose of providing feedback to students, parents, and administration.
  • Advises parents and/or legal guardians of student progress for the purpose of communicating expectations, student’s achievements, and developing methods of improvement and/or reinforcing classroom goals in the home environment.
  • Directs assistant teacher and special education paraeducator, volunteers, and/or student workers for the purpose of providing an effective classroom program and addressing the needs of individual students.
  • Collaborates effectively with special education teacher, related servers, instructional coach, and other colleagues for the purpose of providing appropriate services to all students as outlined in the IEP.
  • Manages student behavior for the purpose of providing a safe and optimal learning environment.
  • Monitors preschool students in a variety of educational environments for the purpose of providing a safe and positive learning environment.
  • Models conversation, manners, clean up activities, listening skills, etc. for the purpose of demonstrating appropriate social and interpersonal behavior.
  • Prepares a variety of written materials (e.g. weekly newsletters, assessment reports, lesson plans, etc.) for the purpose of communicating with parents, documenting student progress and meeting mandated requirements.
  • Attends IEP meetings for students as needed.
  • Responds to emergency situations for the purpose of resolving immediate safety concerns and/or directing to the appropriate personnel for resolution. 
  • Administers first aid and/or dispenses medications for the purpose of meeting immediate health care needs.
  • Responds to inquiries from a variety of sources (e.g. other teachers, parents, administrators, etc.) for the purpose of resolving issues, providing information, and/or direction.
  • Participates in a variety of meetings for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to perform functions.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit
  • age 16+
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Early Childhood Special Education License or Bachelors degree with a commitment to complete a 2-3 year certification progran while working full time.

Posted By

Alpine School District

575 N. 100 E , American Fork, UT 84003

At the following locations


10326 N 6800 W , Highland, UT 84003