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Dorchester County Public Schools

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Job Details

  • Job ID: 3757160
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted : January 15, 2022
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

Dorchester County Public Schools is currently accepting applications for Special Education Teachers.  Working under the direction of the school principal and the Supervisor of Special Education, will provide direct instruction and instructional support to students with disabilities. The successful candidates will work in collaboration with the general education teachers and assist in the development of Individual Education Programs (IEP).  This position also works with students in decision making, interpersonal development, and academic growth by providing the strategies, resources, and instruction to enable each student to meet the demands of the Maryland College and Career Readiness Standards.   



  • Provide both direct instruction, and instructional support, to students with disabilities and general class teachers; 
  • Prepare for IEP team meetings, and provide case management for assigned students with disabilities; 
  • Interpret both formal and informal, and classroom based assessment for students in order to make instructional decisions; 
  • Collect data on student performance so as to improve student outcomes and direct instruction; 
  • Administer and interpret formal assessments as appropriate; 
  • Select and adapt material to assist students with disabilities to access the general education curriculum; 
  • Participate in professional development activities designed to advance teacher knowledge in the areas of instruction, best practices, differentiated instruction, changes in educational policy, and other information as may be necessary to improve classroom instruction and programming for students with disabilities; 
  • Coordinate the schedule of Para-educators assigned to the classroom; 
  • Perform other related duties as assigned. 


  • Possess, or be eligible for, a Maryland State Department of Education teaching certificate in Generic Special Education Infant-3 and/or 1-8 and/or 6-Adult;
  • Possess a Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university;
  • Knowledge of Dorchester County Public Schools curriculum, techniques for integrating curriculum, Dorchester County Public Schools policies, and effective instructional practices;
  • Ability to provide instruction that reflects multiple perspectives and multi-cultural education;
  • Ability to infuse technology into curriculum;
  • Proficiency in the Maryland Teacher Technology Standards;
  • Possess an understanding of the Maryland Technology Literacy Standards for Students;
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with administrators, colleagues, central office and school based staff, students, parents and community; and
  • Excellent oral and written communication and human relation skills.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Special Education > General Special Education
  • Employer Description

    Apply online: https://dcps.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx

    Dorchester County, Maryland, with a population of 29,300, is the Eastern Shore's largest county with 593 square miles of land and 108 square miles of water. The Dorchester County Public School system provides the educational foundation for the county's children.

    Highlights of the DCPS System are:

    There are 12 schools: two high schools, a career and technology center, two middle schools, six elementary schools and a pre-kindergarten through 8th grade school.

    There are approximately 5000 students in the district.

    High schools offer a full College preparatory curriculum as well as options in occupational skills.

    The Dorchester Career and Technology Center receives students from both high schools and offers programs in Culinary Arts , Masonry, Carpentry, Electricity, HVAC, Collision Repair and Refinishing, Welding, Agriculture, Medium and Heavy Truck, Auto Technology, Cosmetology, Homeland Security, Cisco Academy, Interactive Media Production, Teacher Academy and Medical Services.

    IBM-compatible computers are used throughout the system in individual classrooms as well as strategically placed computer labs. There are courses in Technology Simulations, Keyboarding, Computer Applications, and Computerized Accounting.

    Every classroom has access to the Microsoft Office Products as well as to the Internet.

    The Dual Enrollment Program with Chesapeake College and University of Maryland Eastern Shore offers the opportunity for the students who wish to get started on their college credits.

    Family Support Services Resource Center for Families and Schools is designed to support children with disabilities from birth to 21. The center provides the skills and knowledge to enable families and children to understand the Special Education process. Learn more about us...

    Equal Opportunity Employer


    Job Requirements

    • No experience required

    Contact Information

    • Jeff Grafton , Human Resources Administrator
    • 700 Glasgow Street
    • Cambridge, Maryland 21613
    • Phone: (410) 228-4747
    • Fax: 410-221-5269
    • Email: click here

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