Smith Academy

Hatfield Public Schools

Hatfield, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 248852
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : November 6, 2018
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

Mass certified moderate special education teacher.

• Maintains strict confidentiality.
• Develop or adapt materials and lesson plans; provide direct instruction to individuals and groups, co-teach and/or collaborate with general education teachers.
• Evaluate instructional materials for appropriateness to student needs and
scaffolding when appropriate and continually monitoring student performance.
• Ensure compliance with special education due process including developing and
implementing Individualized Education Programs in collaboration with families,
students and teachers.
• Conduct initial evaluations and re-evaluations, update progress reports, conduct transitional planning and complete transition plans as appropriate, and complete due process paperwork within required timelines.
• Regular, positive and open communication with families, caregivers and students to
ensure clear understanding of student strengths, challenges, goals, progress and
potential. Facilitate required IEP team meetings.
• Supervise educational assistance including training, scheduling and providing
structured feedback.
• Regularly assess and evaluate learning based on best practice. Measure and
report on student progress, and reinforce students' outstanding contributions and
• Maintain various required records and data according to established policies and
procedures, ensuring the accurate and timely availability of such information as
• Participate in team meetings, committee meetings and professional development
with general and special education staff as assigned. Participate in all aspects of
the school community including several evening community events as assigned.
• Assist general education staff in developing and implementing interventions for
students who are not meeting grade level expectations in academic, social or
behavioral areas. Knowledge of effective behavior strategies and writing behavior plans.
• Perform other duties as deemed necessary by the Principals or Director of Student Services.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories : Special Education > Autism
    Special Education > Behavior Specialist / EBD
    Special Education > Emotionally Disabled
    Special Education > General Special Education
    Special Education > Learning Disabled
    Special Education > Mild/Moderate Disabilities
  • Welcome to Smith Academy!

    At Smith Academy, we are committed to the idea that all students will develop an understanding of our society’s values, a respect for self and others, and a deep interest in learning. We emphasize the importance of independent, critical thinking, recognize individual strengths and talents, promote resiliency, and encourage positive contributions to the community.
    In addition to our high academic standards, we are equally focused on creating good people. To that end, Smith Academy staff work to help students --

  • Accept responsibility for personal decisions and behaviors.
  • Work co-operatively.
  • Practice good manners, integrity, and respect for others.
  • Take pride in one's work.
  • Understand and demonstrate personal responsibility as a citizen in a democratic society.
  • Understand and respect cultural diversity and individual differences in our own society and throughout the world.
  • Recognize one's role in local, national, and global communities.

    As you view our website, please feel free to contact me if you would like your child to become a member of the Smith Academy community.

    Andrew Berrios, Principal Learn more about us...

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    Hatfield Public Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Job Requirements

    • Master degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Contact Information

    • Michelle Otis , Special Education Coordinator
    • 34 School Street
    • Hatfield, Massachusetts 01038

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