Special Education / Fairmount - Maryland

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The Special Education Teacher will teach a varied population of students in a full day non-public setting. The Teacher implements the program as outlined in the IEP of each student, adapting instruction to differing academic, medical, developmental, and technological needs of the students.


  • Design, evaluate, and implement lesson plans in accordance with students IEP’s in cooperation with ACT office and administrative staff, using effective strategies for academic and behavioral success.
  • Maintain positive communication in a professional demeanor with parents/guardians, agency representatives, administration, ACT Office and colleagues regarding student progress and concerns as needed. Maintain documentation of all contacts.
  • Provide supervision (daily instruction), in cooperation with administrative staff, to all paraprofessionals assigned to class duty.
  • Evaluate, modify and implement IEP’s in cooperation with the ACT office and the LEA as prescribed at the Annual Team Meeting (ATM).
  • Design and implement individualized instruction and adaptations to the general education curriculum to meet the needs of a variety of learning styles. Design and implement behavioral protocols/assignments for all students during instructional and non-instructional times. Utilize instructional and non-instructional times in a professional manner.
  • Assist with supporting the school mission and goals in a positive and professional manner with a student centered school culture and climate as designed by the administration as specified in school and KKI policies and procedures.
  • Participate in and contribute to in-services in a professional and collegial manner.
  • Participate in state and district wide assessment programs as needed.
  • Provide support and leadership for all curricular and extra-curricular activities that support student life and positive school experience.
  • Implement technology in instructional design and delivery in accordance with the National Technology Standards for Students and Performance Indicators for Students PreK-12 (see attachment). Implement the use of technology in operational and administrative functions in accordance with the National Technology Standards and Performance Indicators for staff.
  • Maintain communication with clinical department regarding all issues pertaining to students on case load and instructional load.

  • Qualifications:


    Special Education Teacher I requires Bachelors Degree in Special Education or appropriate content area.

    Eligibility for MSDE Special Education Certificate in Infant-Grade 3, Grades 1-8, or 6-Adult, based on the teacher’s assignment, required. If a teacher holds a Maryland Conditional Certificate in Special Education, the teacher must complete all requirements posed on the MSDE evaluation for a Professional Special Education Certificate.


    Previous teaching experience is preferred, but not required.