NMDCA, Special Education Teacher, Gifted and Talented (Temporary, Contractor)

K12 Inc.
New Mexico, United States
Nov 20, 2020
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K12 believes in Education for Any One. We provide families an online option for a high-quality, personalized education experience. Students can thrive, find their passion, and learn in an environment that encourages discovery at their own pace. In support of this, we are committed to creating and maintaining a culture of inclusion and diversity where our employees are passionate about serving students and families, treat one another and customers with respect, challenge each other to innovate and always strive to do better.

The mission of New Mexico Destinations Career Academy is to provide an exemplary individualized and engaging educational experience for students by incorporating school and community/family partnerships coupled with a rigorous curriculum along with a data-driven and student-centered instructional model. Student success will be measured by valid and reliable assessment data, parent and student satisfaction, and continued institutional growth within the academic community. Join us!.

The Gifted Teacher is an advocate for the gifted/talented program within the school and greater community. The position provides whatever resources/support may be needed including, but not limited to, planning, coordination, education and communication to all stakeholders – student, parents, educators, administrators, board members, etc. - with the goal of optimizing all available programmatic channels and resources available that may contribute to the success of gifted and talented students.

Essential Functions: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.
  • Assists Assessment Coordinator in testing plans for abilities and proficiency placement testing; Coordinates identification efforts including assessment scoring, placement recommendations, and communication to parents regarding identification;
  • Works collaboratively with homeroom teachers to develop Advanced Learning Plans (ALP); Provides enrichment experiences for gifted/talented students;
  • Works with teachers in the classroom to provide specialized instruction and qualitatively-differentiated programs for the gifted/talented in their classroom; Provides resources for teachers who are working with gifted students;
  • Serves as a resource person for parents, teachers, support staff, administrators and community; Promotes staff participation in related professional education conferences; Holds annual parent information meetings discussing the traits and needs of gifted students, identification process, and programming options;
  • Meets quarterly with the site advisory committee and annually with the district gifted advisory council to identify and evaluate current and proposed activities/options to meet the needs of gifted students; Works collaboratively with the Dean of Instruction to annually evaluate the gifted/talented program and if requested, provide a report to administrators and the Board;
  • Remains abreast of current research, learning and available resources in the field; Attends workshops and conferences as necessary to carry out the responsibilities of the job;
  • Assists counselors in promotion of concurrent enrollment and scholarships for gifted students; Maintains records on each gifted/talented student; Acts as an advocate for the gifted/talented program.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
  • This position has no formal supervisory responsibilities.

Do you strive to deliver excellent instruction, support, and guidance to students?Are you driven to focus on students’ individual needs?Do you excel at managing the learning process?

If selected, you will participate in a year-long, comprehensive new teacher training and induction program that includes learning about K12 resources, our culture and how to work on our platforms. This program provides an opportunity to meet colleagues and learn the responsibilities required for delivering curriculum in an online environment.You will also learn how to monitor student progress through K12’s learning management system, and to be a partner actively working with students and parents to advance each child’s learning.

Minimum Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree AND
  • Three (3) years of teaching experience
  • OR Equivalent Combination of Education and Experience
  • Must reside anywhere in the USA

Certificates and Licenses: Valid, appropriate State Gifted and Talented Certification, anywhere in the USA

Other Required Qualifications:
  • Meet requirements for Highly Qualified Teacher (HQT) in subject area
  • Strong interpersonal skills emphasizing tact, patience and courtesy; ability to establish a professional, effective rapport with students
  • Able to adapt learning plans to meet different needs and learning styles; create an instructional and a class environment favorable to learning and personal growth
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Demonstrates the use of good judgment in decision-making
  • Great organizational and time management skills
  • Customer service orientation
  • Understanding of applicable sections of the State Education Code and other pertinent regulations
  • Willingness and ability to obtain additional licensing as required
  • Ability to travel up to 10% of the time within and between assigned geographic areas to support students; attend regularly scheduled meetings and participate in school activities, open houses and orientations
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook as well as Internet research methods and report writing techniques; Utilizes computer software associated with curriculum
  • Ability to pass required background check

Desired Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in Education or related field
  • Experience with charter school environment
  • Experience working with gifted and talented students

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • This is a home-based position, anywhere in the USA

The above job is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as assigned by their supervisor. All employment is “at-will” as governed by the law of the state where the employee works. It is further understood that the “at-will” nature of employment is one aspect of employment that cannot be changed except in writing and signed by an authorized officer.

K12 is a Federal Contractor, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected Veteran status age, or genetics, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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