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Lincoln Center

Chapel Hill - Carrboro City Schools

Chapel Hill, NC

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Job Description

Human Resources / Human Resources Overview


Job Title:

Exceptional Children District Lead Mentor (NEW TITLE)


NC Teacher Salary, Local Salary Supplement, and Stipend


Full Benefits


N.C. Continuing Teaching License;

Bachelor’s Degree in education from a regionally accredited college or university, Master’s degree in special education preferred;

Minimum of five years of teaching experience 

Completed Reading Research to Classroom Practice and Math Foundations trainings or equivalent preferred;

Demonstrated success as a teacher of students with disabilities;

Demonstrated knowledge of NC Policies Governing Services for Students with Disabilities; 

- Considerable knowledge of the NC Beginning Teacher Support Program;

- Considerable knowledge of the policies governing the NC Professional Educator’s Licensure requirements and the licensure renewal process; 

- Considerable knowledge of the NC Educator Evaluation System and the overall evaluation process of professional staff (NCEES);

- Considerable knowledge of high leverage/evidence based practices, specially designed instruction and progress monitoring;

- Considerable knowledge of NC Standard Course of Study and NC Extended Content Standards as well as pathways for graduation for students with disabilities to include diploma and certificate; 

- Considerable knowledge of the Every Child Accountability and Tracking Systems (ECATS)

Ability to effectively utilize and leverage various technology platforms including, but not limited to Microsoft Office, Google, and Canvas;

- Demonstrated evidence of teacher leadership, previous experiences with mentoring and/or instructional coaching strongly preferred;

- Effective customer service skills;

- Ability to think critically and solve complex problems;

- Ability to establish and maintain effective professional relationships with teachers, school-based administrators, district-level staff, external agencies, and the CHCCS community;  

- Ability to work as part of a collaborative team and independently with little day-to-day direct supervision;

- Ability to navigate complex professional situations with integrity and confidentiality;  

- Must hold and maintain a valid motor vehicle operator’s license.

Reports To:

Executive Director of Exceptional Children or designee and Chief Human Resources Officer or Designee

Job Goal:

To provide support and assistance to beginning teachers who are completing the state’s required three-year induction program; support novice teachers and residency teachers to ensure their effective transitions into the classroom. To serve as part of the district’s Beginning Teacher Support Program (BTSP) Team and collaborate with CHCCS school and district-based administrators and school-based mentors, to monitor and administer system-wide compliance with the state-mandated BTSP and residency requirements; to contribute to the overall implementation of the district’s staffing of teachers for exceptional children, talent acquisition, staff engagement, retention, and programming work. 

Performance Responsibilities:

- Establishes professional relationships with beginning teachers, including teachers who may require additional support, their mentors, and school administrators; 

- Collaborates with mentors and school administrators to assess instructional performance and identify any gaps between needed and existing supports; 

- Informally observes and mentors beginning teachers of exceptional children, including teachers who may require additional assistance related to curriculum and instruction, classroom management, or other related special education areas (such as Individual Education Program- IEP implementation); 

- Develops and facilitates an annual three-day Novice Teacher Orientation in accordance with SBE requirements;

- Collaborates regularly with the Instructional Services Division, the School Support and Wellness Division, the School Leadership Division, and the Equity and Engagement Division to develop and implement a strategically differentiated professional development plan for first, second, and third year teachers;

- Collaborates with the elementary and secondary PAC teachers to develop and present professional learning opportunities targeted for the developmental needs of all 1st, 2nd, and 3rd-year teachers;

- Documents and maintains beginning EC teachers’ performance concerns, implemented strategies, and results;

- Creates, monitors, collects, and reviews documentation in electronic mentor folders to support compliance with BTSP requirements;

- Supports annual mentor training and mentor refresher sessions with elementary and secondary District Lead Mentors;

- Works with school-based administrators to develop growth plans for EC teachers in need of growth support, as needed;

Attends and participates in human resources meetings, professional learning, and recruitment events, as appropriate;  

- Attends and participates in Exceptional Children Dept meetings, professional learning, and recruitment events, as appropriate;  

- Collaborates with the elementary and secondary District Lead Mentors to facilitate student intern orientations each semester 

- Assists in the development, implementation, and management of community partnerships, partnerships with Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs), and grow-your-own initiatives; 

- Assists with the Human Resources Division and School Support and Wellness Division’s goals and needs to enhance learning for all children 

- Performs tasks related to staffing which may include, but are not limited to maintaining accurate teacher databases as well as beginning teacher and mentor records and any other pertinent needs

- Assists with new hire onboarding as needed;

- Performs other duties as assigned

Terms of Employment:

Twelve-month position; Salary in accordance with certification and        
placemet on the adopted salary schedule.


Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with the Board of 
Education policy on the evaluation of teachers.

Date Updated:

December 3, 2021





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