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Early Childhood Special Education Teacher

Home Careers Early Childhood Special Education Teacher
Submitted: November 2
Closing: December 2

Contact

Kathy Oelze
Special Education Coordinator

Phone: 651-738-4875

Location Achieve Language Academy
2169 Stillwater Avenue E.
St. Paul, MN 55119
Categories Licensed
Grades Pre-K, K
Minnesota Teacher's License Required
Work Commitment Full-Time
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Job Description

JOB TITLE: Early Childhood Special Education Teacher
SUPERVISOR: Director/Special Education Coordinator
JOB SUMMARY: Plan for and provide appropriate instruction for special education students.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Implement the goals and objectives of the school in relation to special education.
- Fosters a classroom climate conducive to learning.
- Utilizes instructional management systems that increase student learning and maximize time on task.
- Develops and implements Individual Education Programs.
- Monitor student progress towards achieving instructional objectives and goals on the IEPs.
- Communicates effectively with parents on a regular basis.
- Meets professional responsibilities and maintains and upgrades professional skills and work habits.
- Promotes and maintains positive pupil-teacher-parent relationships.
- Follow school curriculum outlines/guidelines and/or state standards for curriculum areas.
- Promote student achievement; maintain required student records; make related reports to the special education coordinator as prescribed.
- Perform classroom management duties; enforce school rules governing the conduct of students; take appropriate disciplinary action with students who do not follow rules.
- Serves as member of CTARS/child find team.
- Collaborate with paraprofessionals.
- Performs other job related duties as assigned by the Special Education Coordinator/Director.
- Follow procedures and processes within the special education department.
- Service other students with IEPs as needed.
- Conduct initial and reevaluations of students.

Qualifications

- A valid Minnesota teaching license is prefered in Special Education, will consider Tier 1, Tier 2 or out of licensure applicants.
- Ability to communicate effectively with students, school personnel, and parents, and an ability to work cooperatively with others.
- Ability to motivate students and get them excited about learning.
- 3 or more years of special education and/or classroom teaching experience preferred

Institution Description

ALA is an urban charter school that offers a second language and serves students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. The 2015-2016 school year marked ALA’s 20th year of operations. The school was granted its charter in 1996. In July of 2012, Novations Education Opportunities (NEO) became the authorizer. Achieve is located in the city limits of St. Paul, Minnesota.

ALA is built on the beliefs that good schools transform communities; that community is created by shared values and common goals; that all children can learn and achieve; and that education is essential to a fulfilling life.

At ALA, students:
- WORK cooperatively with other students of various cultural backgrounds and toward personal high academic goals;
- RESPECT each individual’s uniqueness, cultural heritage and opinions and ideas; and
- BELONG to a community that gives back to the larger community and are active members of a challenging learning community.

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