Special Education Teacher


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Shaker Mountain Union 70 School District
1831 State Road

Company Description:
Shaker Mountain Union 70 School District is located in central Berkshire County. The district consists of Hancock Elementary School and Richmond Consolidated School and the town of New Ashford.
Additional Business Name: Hancock Central School
Special Education Teacher
Full Time
Bachelor's Degree
Massachusetts Teaching License - Preference:

Special Education Teacher

Hancock Elementary School 

2024-2025 School Year

The Hancock School District seeks a full time Special Education Teacher to work in our Pk- 6th grade school.

Job Summary: Provide special education students with learning activities and experiences designed to help them fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical, and social growth. Develop or modify curricula and prepare lessons and other instructional materials to student ability levels. Work in self contained, team, departmental, or itinerant capacity as assigned. 


  • Bachelor or Master’s Degree from accredited College or University
  • Possession of a valid Massachusetts Teaching License
  •  Demonstrated interpersonal skills and personal characteristics necessary for working effectively with students, parents, teaching and support staff, administration, and the community.
  • Citizenship, residency, or work VISA in United States required

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • 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. 
  • 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 using appropriate sources.  
  • Serves as primary contact for the parent.  
  • Complies with School Board policies and all state/federal rules and regulations. 
  • Establishes and maintains student control and discipline in the classroom, school premises or during school activities.  
  • Employs and implements a classroom structure and consistency to encourage student responsibility, cooperation and mutual respect consistent with district policies and procedures.  
  • Collaborates and consults with educational professionals and community service providers (i.e., social services, public health, medical providers etc.) regarding the needs of students.  
  • Provides consultation to classroom teachers regarding classroom accommodations, instructional modifications, adaptive equipment, behavior modification plans, and other similar instructional interventions to meet the needs of students with disabilities.  
  • Organize and maintain complete special education files.

Terms of Employment: 185 school days

 Salary: Per Teacher Contract

Interested candidates should submit a Resume and Cover Letter to Jay Merselis, Principal at jmerselis@hancockschool.org.