Special Education Teacher - Dubuque
Special Education Teacher - Dubuque
Purpose: To function as an integral member of the Hillcrest Schools by working closely with agency personnel and school personnel.
Bachelors degree from an accredited special education program or related field required. Current state teaching license with Strategist II endorsement. Knowledge of 'I have a plan Iowa', Collaborative Problem Solving, Iowa Core standards and benchmarks.
Reportability: The Teacher reports to and directly accountable to Principal to whom he/she is assigned.
Scope: The Teacher has impact on all students assigned to school as well as associates and support staff assigned to the
respective schools. Additionally, the teacher is
responsible for all volunteers, interns and student teachers
assigned to their classroom.
The Teacher must have the expertise and knowledge to
and abilities: work with special need students who
demonstrate a wide range of learning differences and
behavioral demands. It is important that this individual
evidences the strength, judgment and maturity to demonstrate
and implement excellent classroom management skills. The
Teacher must possess the written and verbal skills to
effectively communicate with his/her co-workers , parents,
and students in the classroom. The Teacher must have the
ability and personality characteristics to establish and
maintain a supportive relationship with students and
associates. The Teacher must have the motivation and energy
to interact with the students in a variety of settings and
to make classroom learning a meaningful experience.
Relationships: The Teacher is a member of the Hillcrest Schools and in
conjunction with the principal and other teachers, involved
in the development and implementation of the schools
curriculum, special education policies, procedures and
behavioral management program. The Teacher will need to
maintain a close working relationship with all associates
and specifically the associates assigned to their classroom.
A positive relationship between the principal and teacher is
essential in maintaining a safe educational environment
conducive to learning. The Teacher must develop and
maintain open lines of communication with all
administrative, supervisory, and support staff within and
outside the agency to provides acceptable services to the
school and its students.
Domain One: Planning and Preparation:
instructional area related to teaching assignments.
area through research, reading and education.
characteristics of age group.
knowledge of each student by adapting teaching strategies.
learning and why.
procedures and activities to plan educational goals and
objectives for daily lessons.
local benchmarks and standards.
changes when necessary.
evaluate student progress.
school and district resources available for teaching.
resources to facilitate curriculum goals.
organizations or through the community.
planning to ensure expert teaching and effective use of
classroom instruction time.
instructional goals and actively engage students.
appropriate to the different instruction.
structure and time allocations are reasonable.
for each subject taught.
substitutes in such a manner to insure continuance of the
regular instructional program.
instruments, which relate to the curriculum and
instructional techniques, materials, and activities
standards are clearly defined.
individual students and groups of students.
Domain Two: The Classroom Environment:
demonstrate a caring and mutual respect.
high expectations for all students.
study habits, skills and self appraisal.
have been established.
of instructional time.
maximize instructional time.
associates assigned to classroom
communicate student concerns and accomplishments weekly.
responsibilities to associates.
students behavioral progress to ensure it is completed accurately and in a timely manner.
regarding progress, growth, training, concerns, etc. and turn in written report to principal.
with student issues.
disciplinary action of associate to the associate principal.
associates and reviews the evaluation with the associate principal.
for their accomplishments.
skills so to provide a safe, acceptable learning environment.
for the situation and student's maturity.
generally effective, and respectful.
from students by being aware of and responsive to their behavior.
gains momentum and with consistency and objectivity.
when dealing with disruptive behaviors.