Lowell School District 71 ( learn more )

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Job Details

  • Job ID: 2874658
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : December 11, 2017

Job Description

Lowell School District

Position Opening

Special Education Teacher


STARTING DATE             WORK YEAR                BASE SALARY                    APPLICATION DEADLINE

January 2018                    195 Day contract          Based on education             Open Until Filled                                                                                                                       and experience



The Lowell School District seeks outstanding, highly qualified candidates for a full time Special Education teacher position working with students in grades K-6.



The employee will work collaboratively with school personnel in providing, implementing, designing and adapting instructional programs for individual needs of identified students in a variety of settings. A primary focus is the establishment of a positive learning environment that promotes a high level of achievement for all students while considering the background and developmental level of the individual student.


  1. The teacher plans for student success based on assessed needs of individual students and the use of data and information to determine each student’s current knowledge and skill level, set student learning goals, and assess student progress. As part of the planning process, the teacher leads or assists in identifying and in complying with teaching and learning and student accommodation requirements under Individual Education Plans (IEP). 
    2.  The teacher works collaboratively in a professional learning community with other teachers, support staff, multi-disciplinary teams, and others as appropriate, in addressing the needs of students and developing effective teaching and learning practices. Through collaborative practices, the teacher provides appropriate consultation and interventions for students at risk and facilitates the identification of students for Special Education when appropriate.
    3.  The teacher regularly conducts planning for lessons using commonly accepted professional practice (content, goals, assessment, re-teaching, etc.) and consistent with school/district approved curriculum and instructional practice. 
    4.  The teacher maintains and provides reasonable and meaningful student grading, progress monitoring and evaluation consistent with school and district policy and regularly and effectively communicates such information to students and parents.  
    5.  The teacher integrates district approved and/or required technology into planning, learning, progress reporting, and required record-keeping activities including the preparation of IEPs. 
    6.  The teacher creates, communicates, and maintains classroom management practices that effectively engage students in the learning process. 
    7. The teacher facilitates and/or participates, at least annually, with IEP team to review student progress and to evaluate the appropriateness of the Individualized Education Program.
    8. The teacher facilitates and/or participates, at least every three years, with the IEP team to reevaluate all students with disabilities in order to determine if student remains eligible for services.
    9. The teacher designs and implements record keeping and communication procedures, to ensure that information gathered to identify and evaluate students is kept confidential.
    10. The teacher provides training and on-going support to assigned support staff within their classroom or program to include strategies, techniques and resources deemed appropriate in a students’ behavior support plan and/or instructional plan.
    11.  The teacher actively participates in staff, academic team, child study team, in-service and curriculum meetings.
    12.  The teacher is constantly observant of the needs and challenges of students and promptly engages an administrator or appropriate educational staff associates when appropriate.
    13.  The teacher will establish a professional growth plan and annually review the plan and progress with the administrator. 
    14.  The teacher will perform such other duties and responsibilities as are assigned.



  1.  Meet licensure and HQ qualifications. This position requires a special education endorsement.
    2.  Ability to develop effective plans using quality curriculum targeting student needs based on current concepts, methods and procedures.
    3.  Ability to be a resource to building staff and advocate for students with disabilities.
    4.  Ability to problem solve when confronted with challenges.
    5.  Ability to interpret and comply with laws, rules and policies.
    6.  Ability to use current assessment, instruction and evaluation techniques.
    7.  Ability to implement evidence-based instruction.
    8.  Ability to use principles of human development and theories of instruction.
    9.  Ability to motivate productive student behavior, encourage student success and build positive relationships with students and staff.
    10. Ability to communicate effectively with parents, students and staff.
    11. Understanding of skills/strategies necessary to meet the diverse needs of students.
    12. Demonstrated competency through student teaching, internship or equivalent.



  1.  Bilingual skills
    2.  Successful experience teaching in a diverse student environment.
    3.  Successful experience in the grade level (s) and/or content area (s).



  • Letter of interest stating your qualities and reasons for seeking this position
  • Applicatio
  • Current resume
  • Copy of Oregon Teaching license
  • Copy of transcripts (may be unofficial)
  • Three (3) current letters of reference, preferably from current and previous evaluators
  • A written response to “Describe the role of the special education teacher in ensuring quality instruction and academic success for all students.” Limit your response to three typed pages.


Please send address application materials to the attention of Johnie Matthews, Principal.

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Job Category : Special Education > General Special Education
  • Contact Information

    • Debi McNamara
    • 65 S Pioneer
    • Lowell, Oregon 97452

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