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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
Location: Tucson
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

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.

Qualifications/Minimum Requirements:

  • 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 another state.

  • Valid Arizona Teaching Certification for Special Education.

  • AZ IVP Fingerprint Clearance Card / Background and Criminal History Clearance.

  • 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 disabilities.

  • 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 Scholar Services.

  • 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 of education.

  • 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 making.

  • 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 curriculum development.

  • 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 ADA.

  • Provide direct Exceptional Scholar Services, as needed, and supervising itinerant service providers; provide direct and indirect instructional support to scholars in a positive environment.

  • 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 educational needs.

  • Establish and enforce rules and procedures for responsible behavior, maintaining order among the scholars for whom you are responsible.

  • 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 technologies.

  • Facilitate in the development and implementation of informal academic and behavior intervention programs for individual scholars in need.

  • 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 scholars.

  • 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 interventions.

  • 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 professional opportunities.

  • 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 skills.

  • 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 and education.

Leman Academy of Excellence is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Keywords: Leman Academy of Excellence, Tucson , Exceptional Scholar Services Teacher(Special Education) 2021-2022 S/Y -East Tucson with additional $2,000 Hard to Fill Stipend, Other , Tucson, Arizona

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