Special Education Teacher - Secondary English

Woodside, DE 19980, US
Oct 10, 2018
Grade Level
High School
Close Date:

POLYTECH School District is seeking experienced candidates with strong interpersonal skills to join our high school team. As a special education teacher, you will carry out a variety of activities outlined below.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provide high quality standards-based and student-centered English language arts instruction to POLYTECH students.
    • Engage in collaborative lesson planning and assessment development.
    • Establish and communicate clear student objectives for all units, lessons and projects.
    • Employ a variety of instructional techniques, including the team approach to learning, to address diverse student learning styles, needs and interests.
    • Use instructional technology to enhance student learning and expand learning opportunities.
    • Assess student learning on a regular basis, provide effective feedback to students and use data to inform adjustments to instruction and/or student supports.
    • Enter student attendance, grading and other required information in eSchoolPLUS in a timely manner.
    • Continually strive to improve teaching techniques and interpersonal relationships.
    • Maintain caseload records for special education students including data collection and meeting deadlines for IEP and progress reporting.
  • Create a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students.
    • Maintain order in the classroom in a fair and culturally sensitive manner.
    • Encourage students to set and maintain standards of classroom behavior.
    • Demonstrate and model respect for individuals and responsible citizenship.
    • Implement accommodations and/or modifications according to the IEP document.
  • Encourage parental involvement in students' education and ensure effective communication with students and parents.
  • Maintain accurate, complete and correct special education and other student records as required by law, district policy and administrative regulations.
  • Facilitate and participate in IEP meetings for assigned students.
  • Complete all Delaware Performance Appraisal System (DPAS II) forms and processes in a timely manner.
  • Participate in all required professional learning programs.
  • Comply with federal and state laws and regulations and with district policies.
  • Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials and facilities.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Essential Qualifications:
Education : Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited 4-year college or university.

Licensure and Certification: Must meet Delaware requirements for teaching licensure and subject area certification(s) in accordance with Delaware Professional Standards Board regulations (14 DE Admin. Code 1500).

Preferred Experience:
  • Experience developing and delivering blended learning instruction courses in Schoology or similar learning management system.
  • Experience teaching or interacting with high school students.
  • Minimum of three years' teaching experience.
Essential Knowledge, Skills and Behaviors:
  • Plan and implement lessons based on state standards; district and school objectives; assigned students' needs and abilities and current educational research and theory.
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with students, parents and colleagues.
  • Foster a stimulating and accepting learning environment.
  • Write, speak, and interact clearly and professionally.
  • Analyze student data to inform instructional adjustments and identify student needs.
  • Read, analyze and interpret professional literature and federal and state guidance documents.
  • Effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of students, parents, administrators, and staff members.
  • Perform effectively in environments with competing demands.
  • Use eSchoolPLUS (pupil accounting software) for student attendance and grades.
  • Proficient use of technology including Microsoft Office applications and educational software.
Terms of Employment:
  • This is a temporary contract, full-time, ten-month position for the 2018-2019 school year. After the first year of employment, the district has discretion to offer a permanent contract in accordance with bargaining agreement conditions.
  • This position reports to the Assistant Principal responsible for special education.
  • Successful completion of Criminal Background Check, Tuberculosis Test (PPD), and Child Protection Registry Clearance must be completed prior to start of employment.
  • Direct deposit of payroll checks is mandatory and employees are paid on a lag pay schedule with the first payment made after approximately one month of employment.
Application Requirements:
External Applicants

All external candidates must complete the online application and submit a letter of interest, resume, and three letters of professional reference written within the last year.

Salary Range: From/To: Salary will be calculated in accordance with the verified educational level and work experience of the selected candidate and in accordance with the district's Teacher Salary Scale.

A person may not be employed by a public school employer in any position requiring licensure and certification if the person does not meet licensure and certification requirements established under Chapter 12 of [Title 14 of the Delaware Code]..., except pursuant to a license extension and/or emergency certificate issued pursuant to Chapter 12. See 14 Del. C.§ 1313.

Direct deposit of paychecks is a condition of employment for all new employees hired after December 31, 1995

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