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Teacher - Special Education (Adaptive Curriculum)

GENERAL DEFINITION OF WORK
Under the supervision of the Principal, plan, organize, and implement appropriate instructional program in a learning
environment that guides and encourages students to develop and fulfill their potential.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
• Instruct students according to appropriate curriculum (modifying to individual student need) that includes
assessment and review processes for the Virginia Essentialized Standards
• Utilizes resources to develop individual materials appropriate for the student's level of performance
• Plan, develop, write, and implement lesson plans in keeping with school district and state education
requirements, keeping records of student achievement and tracking their abilities
• Conducts assessments, testing and diagnostic examinations of students for the purpose of identifying
learning issues, and recommending courses of action or corrective procedures to overcome issues and maximize
learning
• Develops, implements, and monitors IEPS for identified students, as well as other required plans
• Work in collaboration with various stakeholders including parents and related service providers
• Complete all required IEP documentation as required by the Virginia Department of Education for Students
with Disabilities within applicable timelines and compliance standards.
• Confer with parents, administrators, related services, and other IEP team members to develop individual
educational programs (IEP) designed to promote student's educational, physical, and social development.
• Serve as the case manager for an assigned group of students, organizing and maintaining the EC folder,
coordinating all IEP meetings and facilitating progress monitoring and reporting on all IEP goals.
• Plan and deliver specialized, individualized instruction to address skills and strategies that
• Assess, collaboratively analyze, interpret, and communicate students' progress toward measurable
outcomes, using technology as appropriate, to inform both short- and long-term planning, and make
ongoing adjustments to instruction.
• Teach socially acceptable behavior, employing techniques such as behavior modification and
positive behavioral interventions and supports.
• Prepare students for later grades by encouraging them to explore learning opportunities and to
persevere with challenging tasks and by holding IEP meetings at transition points (e.g., Elementary to
middle school).
• Coordinate the inclusion of students with special needs into general education settings as
• appropriate and specified in the IEP.
• Instruct students in daily living skills required for independent maintenance and self-sufficiency, such as
hygiene, safety, and food preparation.
• Act as a resource to the general education staff, teacher assistants, administration and parents as needed.
• Comply with and enforce school rules and school board policies and procedures
• Attend and participate in faculty meetings and serve on committees as appropriate
• Perform other school duties and assignments as appointed.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Must hold or be eligible for a Virginia teaching license with appropriate endorsement.

10 month contract (200 days)

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