Ex Ed Teacher - CALMM

Ooltewah, Tennessee, United States
Feb 23, 2021
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Full-Time with Benefits
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Hamilton County Schools, located in Chattanooga, TN, is building the best school district in Tennessee. We are committed to excellence for every student and are seeking outstanding teachers with the ability to inspire, engage, and who desire to make a difference in the lives of students. With nearly 80 schools located in urban, rural, and suburban communities, we are confident that you can find your place in Hamilton County.

Wolftever Creek Elementary is a PreK-5 school located in Ooltewah, TN. We are WCES: Where Children are Empowered to Succeed! We are a Leader in Me School that is focused on meeting the social/emotional needs through teaching the Seven Habits of Happy Kids.

We are looking for positive teachers who have a growth mindset and who are excited to collaborate with their teaching colleagues, coaches, and administration. Our teachers have the belief that students' social/emotional needs are just as important as their academic needs. Join our supportive team!


Exceptional Education CALMM (Coaching All Learning, Mentoring, and Modeling) Teacher: Experience working with students with mild to moderate disabilities in a school setting; ability to co-teach by working side-by-side with a content area teacher to provide instruction and supports to students, and teach credit classes including alternative academic diploma for students with mild to moderate disabilities; knowledge of upper level school subject matter; ability to work in a variety of inclusionary and pull-out program settings. Specialized skills in working with students with significant communication disorders. The ability to provide supervision and instruction for students with social, behavioral, communication, and self- help disabilities. Knowledge of curriculum for the functioning level of the students. Knowledge of or willingness to learn interventions designed for students with developmental disabilities including but not limited to the following: antecedent/behavioral package, one-to-one discrete trial teaching, modeling, incidental teaching, peer coaching, pivotal response training, visual supports & schedules, self-regulation, social stories. Ability to collaborate and communicate with other staff to develop IEPs, work with regular education staff to implement inclusionary opportunities, conduct age appropriate assessments, and facilitate IEP meetings. Follow Hamilton County Schools' instructional framework including:
  • Ensuring Equity in Actions
  • Setting High Expectations
  • Building a Productive Classroom Culture
  • Responsive Teaching and Learning

Classroom Culture: Build a safe and productive classroom culture. Positive relationships are evident, procedures are clear, and the classroom is safe and secure for learning to unfold. Student and teacher interactions promote a growth mindset.

Family & Community: Develop strong relationships with students' families while diligently informing parents of expectations, positive news, and/or concerns. Ability to provide good communication with parents on a daily basis if necessary. Provide opportunities for parents to be involved in their children's learning. Willingness to collaborate in building a strong school community and to foster a collaborative relationship among other teachers, administrators, students, parents, and other stake holders.

Professional Responsibilities: Actively participates in system-wide professional development offered by exceptional education and learning community with colleagues in order to improve teaching and student learning. Reflect on instruction and leadership while contributing ideas, expertise, and time to the mission and goals of the school. Knowledge of IDEA, current state special education rules and regulations, and compliance issues relative to programming, assessment and procedural safeguards for students with disabilities. Ability to complete training in Crisis Prevention Intervention. Trained or willingness to be trained in Work-Based Learning opportunities if working in a high school setting. Ability to teach developmental reading using research based materials that cover the NCLB reading components such as Spire, Orton-Gillingham, or Jamestown Reading and/or willingness to be trained.


  • Must be able to write and implement instructional appropriate IEP's leading to positive outcomes for students with disabilities and facilitate IEP meetings.
  • Ability to design/write and implement transition programming for students with mild to moderate disabilities.
  • Experience with administration and interpretation of standardized assessments and alternative assessments.
  • Ability to design/write and implement transition programming for students with mild to moderate disabilities.
  • Good organizational skills; good communication skills to facilitate teaching, assessment, meeting and data management responsibilities such as Easy IEP.
  • Possess good technology skills to facilitate implementation of academic and/or behavior intervention programs and working with a wide variety of technology platforms.
  • Willingness to work within programming areas as a collaborative team member.
  • May include providing general physical assistance to students with various disabilities. Tasks will involve, but are not limited to, assisting students with toileting/feeding/other self-help and behavioral needs. Physical ability to lift, transfer, position, toilet and feed students with limited physical needs. Additional duties as assigned.
  • Teaching candidates must hold a valid state of Tennessee teaching certification in Special Education (Endorsements: 105,460,461) If you hold a teaching license in another state, you must apply for a Tennessee teaching license.
  • Candidates must hold a bachelor's degree.

Education Requirement

Bachelor's Degree
Years Experience Requirement

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