Mission: -To educate students in accordance with State Content and Performance Standards using the districts adopted curriculum.
-To provide direction to the Special Education Program and to contribute to the total school philosophy of education.
Assists with evaluating the total Special Education Program (curriculum, procedures, and student’s needs).
Acts as liaison with schools in the School District for high-incidence students (LD); works with administrators/teachers in establishing eligibility criteria, the providing of services, evaluating staff, the development of curriculum, and disseminating policy/procedures relative to Special education
Consults with teachers in the system regarding students’ academic and behavior problems, scheduling problems, and curriculum modifications.
Assists in Special Education Department meetings to share information, plan programs/curriculum, and curriculum mapping.
Assists in supervising/coordinating special education programs in conjunction with principals.
Participates in annual case reviews and case conferences to monitor and revise Individual Education Plans (IEP) throughout the school year.
Assesses in-service needs and assists schools in the development and presentation of Staff Development activities to meet identified needs.
Assists in the development and maintenance of referral processes and student recordkeeping.
Helps establish new programs; assists with understanding existing programs.
Assists with development and dissemination of Special Education policies/procedures, ensuring that they comply with federal and state laws.
Understands the importance of the “Three R’s” Relationship, Rigor and Relevance.
Implements instructional activities that contribute to a climate where students are actively engaged in meaningful learning experiences.
Identifies, selects, and modifies instructional resources to meet the needs of the students with varying backgrounds, learning styles, and special needs.
Assists in assessing changing curricular needs and offers plans for improvement.
Uses both formative and summative testing results to establish instructional priorities in the classroom.
Integrates technology into classroom instruction.
Appreciates cultural diversity.
Maintains effective and efficient record keeping procedures.
Provides a positive environment in which students are encouraged to be actively engaged in the learning process.
Communicates effectively, both orally and in writing, with students, parents, and other professionals on a regular basis.
Collaborates with peers to enhance the instructional environment. Models teamwork and teacher leadership.
Models professional and ethical standards when dealing with students, parents, peers, and community.
Ensures that student growth and achievement is continuous and appropriate for age group, subject area, and/or program classification.
Meets professional obligations through efficient work habits such as:meeting deadlines, honoring schedules, coordinating.
Maintains a cooperative and positive relationship with supervisors and colleagues.
Maintains an active professional growth effort through their participation in workshops, professional reading, in-service training, college or university courses, and committee membership.
Maintain an appropriate and current certification.
Contribute to the advancement of Board of Education adopted priorities.
Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned by their supervisor.
All work responsibilities are subject to having performance goals and/or targets established as part of the annual performance planning process or as the result of organizational planning.
Collaborative teaching environments
Qualifications: - BA/MA Degree in subject area in elementary or secondary education with appropriate major and minor and/or working towards a masters degree in education with emphasis [min. 12 graduate hrs.] in
Appropriate State of Alaska Teacher Certification
Excellent teaching record-K-8 or 9-12, K-12 Preferred
Adept at public speaking
Able to work with paraprofessionals, parents, and students
Possesses knowledge of current legislation, various diagnostic instruments, and federal/state regulations relative to placement and programming of students in the Special Education Program
Skilled in Special Education teaching techniques, behavior management, parent counseling, administration, and implementing curriculum to meet the needs of handicapped students.