As a Special Education Teacher, your students engage in innovative, high powered academics through a college-prep curriculum, receive specialized science instruction, build knowledge through study in all subject areas, and ignite curiosity through play and collaboration. You provide students with appropriate learning activities in core academic subject areas designed to fulfill their maximum potential for intellectual, emotional, physical, and social growth. Enable students to develop competencies and skills that will prepare them for success in higher education and society. Demonstrate the following core values: integrity, high expectations, commitment, respect, dedication to teamwork and passion for a student-centered environment.

Key Responsibilities

  • Analyze performance data to provide targeted instruction based on students’ individual needs
  • Develop and implement lesson plans that fulfill the requirements of the district’s curriculum program, reflect accommodations for learning style differences, and show written evidence of preparation as required
  • Present subject matter according to the guidelines established by the Texas Education Agency, board policies, and administrative regulations
  • Work with other staff members to determine instructional goals, objectives, and methods according to district requirements.
  • Work with teachers to modify curricula as needed for special education students as identified in Individual Education Plans (IEP)
  • Use technology to strengthen the teaching/learning process
  • Plan and monitor the workflow of instructional assistants and volunteers
  • Conduct ongoing assessments of student achievement through formal and informal testing
  • Support the mission of the school district by serving as a positive role model for students
  • Create a classroom environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the physical, social, and emotional development of students
  • Manage student behavior in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct and student handbook
  • Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials and facilities
  • Participate in staff development activities that improve job-related skills and professional growth
  • Keep informed of and comply with state, district, and campus policies for classroom teachers, including daily attendance, punctuality, and confidentiality.
  • Compile, maintain and file all reports, records, and other required documents
  • Adapt lessons and provide instruction to meet the needs of students
  • Collaborate to develop IEPs
  • Implement IEPs
  • Attend ARD meetings and other meetings as required
  • Discuss student’s progress with parents, teachers, and administrators
  • Track student performance and progress
  • Maintain all files, reports, and data as required
  • Collaborate with teachers to assist special education students
  • Attend and participate in faculty meetings and serves on staff committees as required
  • Comply with the Texas Educator’s Code of Ethics
  • Alternative methods of performing the position as assigned
  • Daily attendance and punctuality at work are essential functions of the job
  • Performs other related duties as assigned within the appropriate skill and experience capabilities expected for this position.

Physical Demands/Requirements:

Maintain emotional control under stress; work with frequent interruptions/deadlines and prolonged or irregular hours; Frequent walking, standing, stooping, bending, pulling and pushing; Occasional: Lifting and carrying 10-25 pounds frequently, 25-40 pounds occasionally, more than 45 pounds infrequently with assistance; Pushing/pulling 10-35 pounds sporadically; May be required under specific circumstances to provide physical restraint of students in danger of causing harm to themselves or others

You Believe

  • In the mission and vision of the school
  • All children are capable of success
  • Strong relationships with students and families are critical
  • In holding high expectations for every student
  • Children are capable of rigorous and challenging work
  • Play fosters critical thinking, creativity, self-expression, confidence, and socio-emotional development
  • In a strong school instructional culture with a focus on continuously improving instructional practices

You are a Founder

  • You are building a new, high achieving organization from the ground up
  • You have an entrepreneurial spirit
  • You have an “All Hands on Deck” approach
  • You promote the growth of the school

Prelude School Culture

  • You honor the hopes and dreams of our families who entrust you with the education of their children.
  • You honor the capacity of our children to do rigorous work, demonstrate strong character, and show growing leadership within our school and the greater community.
  • You build a culture where every student feels valued and supported, every student is told they can succeed, they can meet their goals, they can have a career of their choice, they can go to college, and they can do whatever they set their minds to.
  • You believe in the Prelude Core Values of Excellence, Self- Discipline, and Respect and model the core values in all of your actions across the Prelude community.

Prelude Instructional Culture

  • You thrive on being an educational expert and are excited about professional growth opportunities.
  • You have a weekly day reserved for collaboration and development.
  • You foster collaboration and support with colleagues to analyze student data to identify strategies that will move students toward mastery
  • You receive professional growth through regular walk-throughs, observations, instructional rounds, video reflections, and coaching from instructional leaders
  • You receive support through a weekly 1:1 meeting

Your Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree required.
  • Teacher Certification and Special Education Certification REQUIRED
  • Can pass a criminal background check

Start Date

August 2023


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