Exceptional Scholar Services Teacher(Special Education) 2021-2022 S/Y -East Tucson with additional $2,000 Hard to Fill Stipend
Company: Leman Academy of Excellence
Posted on: June 12, 2021
Exceptional Scholar Services Teacher(ESS) (Special Education)
2021-2022 S/Y -East Tucson with additional Hard to Fill Stipend
Leman Academy of Excellence offers a rigorous, classical
education based on the traditions of Western culture where all
disciplines are interrelated allowing scholars the ability to think
independently and critically. We purpose to partner with supportive
parents, pursue excellence, provide a safe and challenging
environment, and instill morals and values in order to produce
tomorrows leaders today.
Core Values are the key to defining our culture. They drive our
decisions and shape our behavior. Below are the Core Values for
Leman Academy of Excellence:
CARE: Every precaution is taken to ensure a safe and secure
environment for every scholar, staff and guests.
CIVILITY: Every scholar, family and employee is treated with
respect and as a valued individual.
COMMUNITY: We strive to build a community where all stakeholders
are motivated to be involved and feel connected and valued.
CLASSICAL EDUCATION: Oversight and training is in place to
ensure we are offering a rigorous, scholar-centered, classical
education program including high expectations, values and virtues
and providing scholars an environment of engaged learning.
The ESS Teachers primary responsibility will be overseeing and
implementing the Exceptional Scholar Services (ESS) program at
their site. Under the direction of the ESS Director and Site
Principal, the ESS Teacher plans and provides for appropriate
learning experiences for scholars with disabilities in a variety of
educational settings. The ESS Teacher is responsible for creating a
flexible program and learning environment that provides specially
designed instruction for scholars with disabilities, such that the
scholars benefit from the classical education model and curriculum
to the greatest extent possible when supported with supplemental
aids, accommodations, modifications and other needed supports.
- Completed Application (Required)
Minimum of a Bachelors Degree and completion of accredited
teacher preparation program or 45 hours of education courses at an
accredited institution, including 21 hours in special education and
eight hours of practicum -OR- a valid teaching certificate from
Valid Arizona Teaching Certification for Special Education.
AZ IVP Fingerprint Clearance Card / Background and Criminal
First Aid and CPR Certification.
The successful candidate will demonstrate knowledge of the
necessary principles and application of theory into practice for
effective instruction and positive behavioral supports that are
beneficial for implementation with all scholars with
Demonstrates the ability to provide positive behavioral support
to scholars in a group and an individual setting.
Demonstrates an understanding of the federal, state, and local
mandates governing the determination and delivery of Exceptional
Completes observations and reports pertaining to learning
behaviors of scholars.
Displays the ability to work effectively with administrators,
colleagues, central office and school based staff, scholars,
parents and community members.
Working knowledge and understanding of Classical curricula and
learning -OR- a willingness and desire to learn the Classical model
Working knowledge and understanding of Charlotte Masons
educational philosophy and methodology -OR- a willingness to better
understand Miss Masons educational philosophy and methodology.
Working knowledge and understanding of the Common Core Standards
(Arizona College and Career Ready Standards) -OR- a willingness to
learn such standards.
Working knowledge and understanding of Northwest Evaluation
Association (NWEA) Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) k-12 online
assessment system -OR- a willingness to effectively understand the
NWEA online assessment system.
Working knowledge and understanding of eIEP Pro (web-based IEP
writing program) -OR- a willingness to learn such programs.
Proven leadership ability promoting collaborative decision
Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
to positively impact community, parents, scholars, administration,
instructional staff and office support staff.
Strong commitment to supporting and safeguarding the principles
of excellence in classical education.
Working knowledge of pedagogy, instructional methodology, and
Ability to manage conflict resolution with an attitude of
humility and service.
- Working knowledge and understanding of Data-Driven Instruction
model -OR- a willingness to better understand and learn more of
data-driven instruction and assessment decision-making.
Duties and Areas of Responsibility:
Coordinating and assuring full state and federal compliance with
all aspects of programming (identification, review, dismissal) for
scholars with disabilities per the IDEA, Section 504 and the
Provide direct Exceptional Scholar Services, as needed, and
supervising itinerant service providers; provide direct and
indirect instructional support to scholars in a positive
Conduct formal and informal assessments of scholars to determine
progress made toward achieving IEP goals on a weekly or monthly
basis. Progress reports sent home to parents each quarter.
Meet with parents to discuss their child's progress and to
determine priorities for their child and their individualized
Establish and enforce rules and procedures for responsible
behavior, maintaining order among the scholars for whom you are
Employ special educational strategies and techniques during
instruction to improve the development of sensory- and
perceptual-motor skills, language, cognition, and memory.
Instruct scholars in academic subjects using a variety of
techniques such as phonetics, multi-sensory learning, and
repetition to reinforce learning and to meet scholars' varying
needs and interests.
Teach socially acceptable behavior, as determined by the
scholars individualized education programs (IEPs) by employing
techniques in an overall positive behavioral support system.
Modify the classical education curriculum for scholars with
disabilities based upon a variety of instructional techniques and
Facilitate in the development and implementation of informal
academic and behavior intervention programs for individual scholars
Plan and conduct activities for a balanced program of
instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides scholars
with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate.
Establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for
maintaining an environment conducive to learning for all
Confer with parents, administrators, testing specialists, social
workers, and other professionals to develop individualized
education programs (IEPs) designed to promote scholars'
educational, physical, and social/emotional development.
Maintain accurate and complete scholar records and prepare
reports on scholars and activities, as required by laws, school
policies, and administrative regulations.
Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects
and communicate those objectives to scholars.
Develop plans for effective communication, monitoring, and
follow-up of scholars in inclusive classroom settings.
Provide crisis intervention, as needed, for scholars and those
in inclusive classrooms.
Assist in collection of data for providing appropriate classroom
Serve as a member of a Scholar Study Team (SST) and a
multidisciplinary team, as appropriate.
Preparing and reporting accurate and timely data for internal
and external regulatory purposes; assist in preparation of data for
local, state, and federal reports.
Maintain professional competence by participating in staff
development activities, curriculum development meetings, and other
Perform related work as required.
- Maintain confidentiality per FERPA.
Work Habits and Attitudes:
Be a self-starter with an ownership attitude.
Demonstrates a strong sense of drive to meet goals.
Shows initiative and resourcefulness.
Performs accurate work in a timely manner.
Meets deadlines and sets priorities.
Demonstrates flexibility and adaptability.
Works well with minimum supervision.
Is dependable and accepts responsibility.
Shows sensitivity and tact in dealing with others.
Accepts direction and constructive criticism.
Cooperates with fellow workers and other departments.
Follows school policies and safety rules.
Demonstrates a professional appearance on a daily basis.
Demonstrates a willingness to work as a team player.
Embraces collaboration with other professionals.
Excellent organization, time management and follow-up
- Maintains a professional environment at all times.
- $2,000.00 Additional Hard to Fill Stipend
Leman Academy offers a very competitive benefits package and
overall compensation will be commensurate with talent, experience
Leman Academy of Excellence is an Equal Opportunity
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