ELEMENTARY SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER

Springfield Public Schools

Springfield, MA ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3001032
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted : September 17, 2018

Job Description

DUTIES:

 

1. Meets and instructs assigned classes in the locations and at times designated.

2. Plans a program of study that, as much as possible, meets the individual needs, interest, and abilities of the students.

3. Creates a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students.

4. Guides the learning process toward the achievement of established district curriculum goals, establishes and communicates clear  objectives to the students for all lessons, units and projects.

5. Prepares for classes assigned, and shows written evidence of preparation upon request of immediate supervisor as required by the teachers’ contract.

6. Employs a variety of instructional techniques and instructional media, consistent with the physical limitations of the location provided  and the needs of capabilities of the individuals or student groups involved.

7. Strives by instruction and action to implement the district’s philosophy of education, instructional goals and objectives and performance  expectations.

8. Assesses the accomplishments of students on a regular basis; provides progress reports as required, and communicates with parents  at deemed necessary.

9. Maintains accurate, complete, and correct records as required by law, district policy, and administrative regulations.

10. Diagnoses the learning challenges of students on a regular basis, seeking the assistance of district specialists as required.

11. Takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities.

12. Follows the SPS a code of conduct for the classroom which is consistent with established administrative policies and develops rules of classroom behavior which are enforced in a fair and just manner.

13. Plans and supervises assignments for paraprofessionals, and makes written evaluations as required.

14. Maintains an ongoing program of professional growth that satisfies district requirements but also satisfies personal expectations as a professional.

15. Takes an active part in the contractually -approved teacher evaluation process, contributing to a mutual agreement concerning the  results of that evaluation.

16. Attends building and district meetings to promote communication and mutual decision making among the staff; said meetings to be  held during the extended day.

17. Attend established traditional school sponsored activities (e.g., Back to School Night, Open House, programs, activities) agreed upon by the building administrator and the faculty consistent with the teachers’ contract.

18. Contribute to the decisions made by the district and building regarding budget, facilities, curriculum, and personal well-being.

19. Strives to maintain and improve professional competence.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

1. Highly qualified with required competency in the content area; and

2. Appropriate content/ program area educator license (Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities) and grade level (PreK-8) licensure from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education;  and

3. Bachelor’s Degree with appropriate license; or

4. Master’s Degree with appropriate content area license preferred and/or expected within 5 years.

 

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Job Category : Special Education > General Special Education
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    The Springfield Public School district is committed to hiring a diverse pool of qualified educators, administrators, and non-instructional support staff.

    The Springfield Public Schools is a large and diverse urban district with over 4,800 employees. We serve over 25,000 students in 52 schools. The district has a highly committed staff, a strong school committee, and very supportive community partnerships.

    The Springfield Promise: A Culture of Equity and Proficiency will ensure the delivery of an educational experience in which all learners achieve success. Springfield is proud to offer some of the most progressive educational programming in the nation, including specialized magnet schools at the elementary, middle and high school levels. Springfield offers the International Baccalaureate program, Montessori, STEM, Expeditionary Learning Schools, and non-traditional educational programs.

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    MISSION
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    STRATEGIC PRIORITIES
    To accomplish this work, it will take the support and assistance of everyone: students, parents, teachers, support staff, administrators
    and the community. Through an aligned management system, each of the following strategic priorities will serve to help ensure system?wide accountability:
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    • Safe Learning and Working Environment
    • Highly Qualified and Effective Staff
    • Effective Parent and Community Partnerships
    • Appropriate Use of Resources and Equitable Funding
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    • Effective Communications
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    • Teamwork, Trust and Mutual Respect are Expected
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