We are seeking a Lead Special Education Teacher for a Substantially Separate Classroom for the next school year. The Lead Special Education Teacher will service various grade levels in a classroom designed for students who require intensive, specially-designed instruction and support in order to access the curriculum. Students served have needs in multiple areas such as cognitive impairment, communication, social, behavioral and academics.
Design, develop and maintain an effective classroom learning environment;
Set and maintain standards of behavior appropriate to class;
Oversee all classroom and related activities to ensure the health, safety and general well-being of all participants;
Demonstrate knowledge of state and federal regulations for special education;
Develop Individualized Educational Plans for students within one’s caseload;
Prepare for class and demonstrate written evidence of preparation including lesson plans coordinated with the students’ IEP objective;
Maintain data-base records and anecdotal records on each student’s progress as required;
Responsible for monitoring and initiating revisions of IEP’s to ensure the relevance of activities to each child’s current needs, and to ensure his/her full educational benefit;
Supervise and train paraprofessionals and other staff to provide the maximum utilization of their time and skill. Provide clear and concise direction, instruction, and evaluation to all classroom staff;
Attend and participate as requested in school meetings;
Coordinate with specialists (PT, OT, Speech, BCBA) to facilitate therapeutic strategies across all content areas;
Write progress reports;
Participate in the evaluation of children placed in the program;
Schedule and participate in team meetings;
Strives to maintain and improve professional competence.
Candidates MUST BE licensed by MA DESE in Moderate Disabilities or Severe Disabilities.
At least 1 year of relevant experience preferred
Master degree preferred
SEI endorsement required
It is the policy of the Adams-Cheshire Regional School District that all programs, activities, courses of study, and employment opportunities are offered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability.