Special Education Teacher

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Responsive ED Published: December 4, 2017
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School Summary:

At Founders Classical Academies we promote a two thousand year old liberal arts and sciences tradition. Our school is classical, but it is also, in a manner of speaking, cutting edge. In fact, we promote the somewhat countercultural notion that students are made for, and should be educated for, much more than jobs and careers. We view students for who and what they are, dignified human beings endowed with natural rights and gifts. With this in mind, we have a tremendous responsibility to help parents cultivate students and their gifts so they can live good and happy lives in a state of liberty. This is the essence of a liberal arts education.

Qualifications:

Must have a Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year College or University, preferably in the area of Special Education.
Valid Texas teaching certificate in the area of Special Education. (If alt certified, letter of eligibility required)
Additional grade level or content area certification may be required for select positions
Special Education teaching experience in a Public School is (preferred).
Experience working with students with developmental disabilities (preferred)

Preferred Experience

Experience teaching in a classical school, or experience teaching with classical traditional methods

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities (KSAs), and Dispositions

Passion for students
Passion for and strong knowledge of the instructional academic content
Ability to model virtue, teach virtue through the curriculum, and cultivate habits of virtue in students
Understanding of and passion for classical education
Ability to learn and implement classical teaching curricula and methods
Ability to maintain a classroom of approximately 20-27 students
Ability and patience to work interactively with students
Ability to understand the academic needs of students
Strong organizational, time management, communication, and interpersonal skills
Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships
Ability to communicate with all levels of students, their parents, the community, peers, campus administration, superintendents, and corporate staff
Ability to interpret policy, procedures, and student data such as diagnostic test results, state assessments scoring, and grade point average
Ability to transition with changes
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to manage multiple priorities effectively
Ability to travel as necessary (i.e. field trips, class trips, trainings, etc.)
Computer literacy

Responsibilities and Duties:

Prepare effective lessons, instruct, and motivate students in all course study utilizing classical traditional methods of instruction.
Assign lessons and correct classwork and homework in a timely manner.
Administer formative and summative assessments to evaluate student progress, record results, and issue reports to inform parents of progress.
Provide academic interventions for struggling students.
Maintain student grades and student-parent communication via the school’s online grading and communication tool.
Maintain discipline in the classroom.
Maintain a classroom that is conducive to learning, safe, attractive, and stimulates a spirit of inquiry.
Set a good housekeeping example in the classroom and encourage students to follow this example.
Regularly communicate with students and parents to discuss student progress – positive and negative.
Participate in required faculty and professional meetings, educational conferences and teacher training workshops.
Inspire, praise, and correct students with consistency, care, and interest to encourage academic success and promote virtue.
Work closely with Special Education and 504 teachers to ensure accommodations are implemented.
Perform duties such as sponsoring one or more activities or student organizations, assisting students in selecting courses of study, and counseling students in adjustment and academic problems.
Actively participate in marketing and student recruiting activities as necessary.
Perform special projects, during and after school hours, and other duties as assigned (after school hours may include, but are not limited to, tutoring, morning and afternoon student drop-off and pick-up duty, pageants, and award ceremonies).
Read and comply with the RES Employee Handbook, the RES Student-Parent Handbook, the Founders Classical Academy Campus Handbook, and other RES-Founders manuals and procedures documents.
Perform all other duties as assigned