Nature and Scope of Job :
purpose of a Special Education teacher is to diagnose learning disabilities in
children when those disabilities interfere with learning, then to design a
program, along with the parent(s), to teach students to read, write, problem
solve, compute, how to find information, how to think, how to work
cooperatively with others, and to provide opportunities for students to attain
District and State Standards.
and evaluates specific student's needs as needed or requested.
2. Plans and implements a program of study that
meets individual needs, interests, and abilities within the Sweetwater County
School District Number One curriculum as well as the designed Individualized
Education Plan (I.E.P.) for the student.
3. Implements curriculum objectives and goals
using effective teaching techniques and materials.
4. Develops, in a cooperative manner with the principal
and Director of Special Programs, a plan for the improvement and enrichment of
instruction in special education.
5. Writes lesson plans describing daily learning
experiences correlated to curriculum objectives and the stated IEP of the
6. Monitors and assesses student progress and
provides feedback on a regular basis to students and parents/guardians.
7. Communicates aims/objectives to students in a
well-planned, organized manner in clear, concise terms.
8. Creates a classroom environment conducive to
learning and appropriate to the maturity of the students.
Administration in implementing all policies, vision, mission and philosophy,
regulations, and rules of Sweetwater County School District Number One, State
of Wyoming, and federal legislation.
educational experiences to provide students with opportunities to develop
potential in self-esteem, personal-social adjustment, decision-making, and
other life skills. Attempts to lead each student to an understanding and
appreciation of the principles of democracy and endeavors to develop in each
student a spirit of patriotism, with a full understanding that American
citizenship involves responsibilities as well as privileges.
11. Respects the
dignity of each student as an individual and attempts to gain an adequate
understanding of his/her needs, interests, abilities, aptitudes, temperament,
and environmental influences, as a basis on which to meet his/her needs, and to
treat him/her with fairness and courtesy.
concerns and ideas with colleagues, parents, students, and community in a
positive, solution-oriented manner.
legal responsibilities for the discipline and supervision of students in the
classroom, on school property, or in attendance at school-sponsored activities
at all times and maintains a high standard of conduct and good rapport with
14. Strives to
maintain and improve professional competence.
professional and personal responsibility for the management and progress of
classes under his/her authority, direction, and supervision.
individual responsibilities assigned by principal/supervisor which may relate
to committee work, student activities, student supervision, or other planning and
accurate, complete, legible, and correct records as required by law, Sweetwater
County School District Number One policy, and Administrative regulation.
necessary precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and
oneself in a business-like and task-oriented manner.
20. Strives to
be a good employee as well as an effective teacher.
21. Seeks to
establish friendly and cooperative relationships between the home and the school.
parents with information that will serve the best interests of their children
and is discreet with information received from parents.
23. Oversees daily activity of assigned
1. Attends and supervises curriculum oriented
2. Attends parent and staff meetings.
3. Keeps informed by reading building and district
4. Responds to requests for information in a
5. Schedules students to address IEP services.
--EMPLOYEES ARE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR ALL DUTIES OF THIS JOB
Knowledge, Skills and Mental Ability:
Possess a broad
general knowledge of all subject areas with specific knowledge needed in
contract areas. Possess group
dynamics and interpersonal skills.
Possess knowledge of physiological, emotional, and
educational behavioral development of children.
classroom developmentally appropriate management skills which include
discipline as well as record keeping and assessment abilities.
technological and computer skills.
solving, imagination, patience, reasoning, creativity, judgement, and
general knowledge of Public Law 101-476 (I.D.E.A.).
Education, License, Certification or Formal
Training Possess all
certificates required for the State of Wyoming.
Possess at a
minimum a Bachelor's Degree.
Be able to
stand, walk, and sit for long periods without fatigue or discomfort.
Be able to lift
up to 50 pounds and carry a distance of 100 feet.
Be able to
carry up to 15 pounds for a distance of 1,000 feet.
Be able to work
at a computer monitor at least part of each day without fatigue or discomfort.
Be able to spend
most of the time inside classrooms with some work outside in cold/hot weather.
Be able to tolerate noise up to 90 decibels.