Special Education Teacher
Pikes Peak School of Expeditionary Learning (PPSEL) is seeking a special education resource teacher. We are seeking individuals with a positive attitude, strong collaborative skills and a desire to work for the benefit of each child in a unique way. PPSEL is a cutting-edge school with highly engaged classrooms. We are looking for teachers who want to implement new strategies and ideas.
Why Teach at PPSEL? EL Education (formerly Expeditionary Learning) schools organize their curriculum around multidisciplinary, integrated learning expeditions. The PPSEL faculty enjoy a high degree of autonomy and responsibility in all aspects of the school program including working with students as individuals; developing curriculum from standards; leading students on engaging fieldwork and service learning; experiential methods of learning in environments inside and outside the classroom; collaborating with entire staff; and engaging in professional development.
Teaching Positions at the PPSEL: Preferred Attributes
PPSEL prefers candidates with the following qualifications:
- Appreciation for each student, co-worker and parent/guardian as an individual
- Enthusiastic, flexible, and spontaneous
- Willingness to PPSEL’s progressive, constructivist, project-based educational philosophy which includes creation of curriculum aligned to standards.
- Understands how to pinpoint each student’s strengths and weaknesses and then apply differential instructional practices to meet the diverse learning needs of each student
- Strong desire to teach in a demanding, cutting-edge program in which all aspects of school life are open for discussion, reflection, and continuous improvement
- Sense of humor
- Deep and abiding sense of inquiry
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The following statements of duties, responsibilities, frequency, and percentages are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. These statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required of all personnel within this position. Actual duties, responsibilities, frequency, and percentages may vary depending upon building assignments and other factors.
- Provides research-based specialized instruction to address the instructional goals and objectives contained within each student’s IEP.
- Assesses student progress and determines the need for additional reinforcement or adjustments to instructional techniques.
- Employs various teaching techniques, methods and principles of learning to enable students to meet their IEP goals.
- Develops and implements annual Individualized Educational Program (IEP) plans for students to include: present levels of educational performance, special education needs, instructional goals and objectives, and the special education and related services required to meet those goals.
- Schedules team meetings and works cooperatively with child study team members and others in developing instructional goals and strategies.
- Coordinates the delivery of special education services in each student's IEP.
- Creates a positive learning experience with emphasis in individualized instruction
- Serves as primary contact for the parent.
- Conducts special education evaluations and reevaluations.
- Provides direction, supervision and evaluation of educational assistants as directed.
- Complies with School Board policies and all state/federal rules and regulations.
- Completes all district and state reporting requirements.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING:
• Bachelor’s degree and licensure as special education teacher required
The physical demands, work environment factors, and mental functions described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk or sit. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. There are no specific vision abilities required by this job.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use interpersonal skills. Frequently required to compare, analyze, communicate, coordinate, instruct, compute, synthesize, evaluate and negotiate. Occasionally required to copy and compile.
PPSEL is an Equal Opportunity Employer
< 1 year
How to apply
Send letter of interest and resume to Don Knapp at [email protected]