Special Education Teacher- Boone Park Elementary 2023-2024

North Little Rock School District
North Little Rock, AR, US
North Little Rock School District Special Education Teacher (Boone Park)

Department: Instructional Job Status: Full Time FLSA Status: Exempt Reports To: Building Principal Grade/Level: Secondary/ Elementary Amount of Travel Required: Minimal travel may be required (pre-approved professional development activities) Positions Supervised: None Work Schedule: 190-day contract, Monday through Friday

Position Summary: As a Special Education Teacher in the North Little Rock School District, you will play a vital role in educating secondary and elementary students. You will instruct students in one or more subjects, following state licensure and certification requirements, and subject matter expertise as assigned by the building Principal. Essential Functions:
  • Establish and Maintain Classroom Discipline: You will establish and enforce rules and procedures to maintain order and manage student behavior effectively.
  • Collaborate with Colleagues: Maintain a cooperative relationship with fellow staff members, fostering a collaborative learning environment.
  • Ensure Regular Attendance: Maintain a high rate of individual attendance to maximize student learning, with a goal of 95% or above annually.
  • Follow Attendance Procedures: Follow all building procedures related to attendance and punctuality, keeping the Principal informed of any necessary updates.
  • Set Clear Objectives: Set clear objectives for lessons, units, and projects, and communicate them effectively to students.
  • Maintain Student Records: Keep accurate and complete student records as required by laws and district policies.
  • Assign and Grade Work: Assign and grade class work and homework promptly, and communicate student progress to parents and guardians.
  • Enforce Policies: Enforce all NLRSD Board policies, administrative procedures, and rules governing students.
  • Plan and Implement Effective Teaching: Plan and conduct activities based on research-based best practices to ensure effective teaching and learning.
  • Equipment and Material Use: Instruct and monitor students in equipment and material use to ensure their safety and competence.
  • Lesson Preparation: Prepare for assigned classes and provide evidence of preparation as requested by immediate supervisors.
  • Parent and Stakeholder Communication: Collaborate with parents, teachers, counselors, and administrators to address student behavioral and academic issues.
  • Lesson Planning: Prepare objectives and comprehensive lesson plans in line with curriculum maps to ensure effective instruction.
  • Professional Development: Attend professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops to stay current with best practices in education.
  • Collaboration: Collaborate with other teachers and administrators for program development and evaluation.
  • Classroom Management: Select, store, order, issue, and inventory classroom equipment, materials, and supplies to maintain an effective learning environment.
  • Standardized Testing: Administer standardized tests, interpret results, and develop Academic Improvement Plans to support student progress.
  • Compliance: Ensure compliance with state and federal guidelines related to IDEA and ADA for comprehensive education.
  • Licensing and Certification: Maintain a valid Arkansas Teacher's License with appropriate certification and Highly Qualified Teacher status.
  • Additional Duties: Perform other duties as assigned by the building Principal.
Position Qualifications Competency Statement(s):
  • Accountability: Demonstrates the ability to accept responsibility and be accountable for actions.
  • Accurate: Consistently performs work accurately and thoroughly, with attention to detail.
  • Adaptability: Adapts effectively to changes in the workplace, demonstrating flexibility.
  • Communication, Oral: Communicates effectively with others using spoken language, ensuring clear and understandable communication.
  • Communication, Written: Demonstrates clear and concise written communication skills.
  • Consensus Building: Has the ability to bring about group solidarity to achieve a common goal.
  • Creative: Thinks in innovative ways, producing new concepts and ideas.
  • Regular Attendance: Reports to work consistently and punctually, maximizing student progress.
  • Diversity Oriented: Works effectively with individuals of varying ages, genders, races, ethnicities, religions, and job types.
  • Enthusiastic: Approaches tasks with energy and enthusiasm.
  • Ethical: Demonstrates ethical conduct, conforming to a set of values and accepted standards.
  • Goal Oriented: Focuses on achieving specific goals and obtaining pre-determined results.
  • Honesty / Integrity: Upholds truthfulness and is seen as credible in the workplace.
  • Initiative: Takes proactive actions to solve problems and reach goals.
  • Innovative: Looks beyond standard solutions, seeking creative approaches to challenges.
  • Interpersonal: Maintains positive relationships and interacts well with a variety of personalities.
  • Judgment: Formulates sound decisions using available information and critical thinking.
  • Loyal: Demonstrates loyalty and a sense of duty to students and colleagues.
  • Management Skills: Organizes and directs oneself effectively, demonstrating the ability to supervise students and manage classroom environments.
  • Motivation: Inspires both oneself and students to reach goals and perform to the best of their abilities.
  • Organized: Possesses strong organizational skills, following systematic methods in performing tasks.
  • Patience: Acts calmly under stressful situations and strains.
  • Positive Attitude: Maintains an optimistic, team-first attitude consistently.
  • Presentation Skills: Effectively presents information to students, parents, and other stakeholders.
  • Problem Solving: Finds solutions to challenges and proactively addresses work-related problems.
  • Punctual: Reports to work and duties on time, consistently meeting schedules and deadlines.
  • Reliability: Demonstrates dependability and trustworthiness.
  • Responsible: Holds oneself accountable and answerable for one's conduct.
  • Tactful: Shows consideration and maintains positive relations with students, parents, and colleagues.
  • Team Building: Convinces students, parents, and colleagues to work collaboratively toward common goals.

To be considered for this position, candidates must meet the following qualifications:
  • Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree with a valid Arkansas Teacher's License with appropriate certification, meeting Arkansas Department of Education standards. Valid Arkansas Teacher's License with certification in Special Education
  • ADE Highly Qualified Teacher status.
  • Successful completion of Teacher Excellence Support System professional development.
  • Ability and willingness to integrate current and future technologies into teaching.
How to Apply:

Interested individuals are invited to apply online at www.nlrsd.org by accessing the Employment link.

For further information or inquiries, please contact: Dr. LeAnn Stoll Executive Director of Special Services Email: stolll@nlrsd.org Phone: (501) 771-8033

Alternatively, you may reach out to the NLRSD HR Office via email at humanresources@nlrsd.org or by phone at (501) 771-8000.

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