23-24 Special Education Teacher - Elementary Intensive Resource Room - Hevel Elem.

  • Romeo Community Schools
  • May 23, 2024
Full time Education

Job Description



POSITION TITLE:  Special Education Teacher

UNION AFFILIATION:  Romeo Education Association






Under the direction of the Special Education Director and the building Principal, the Special Education Teacher creates and sustains a community of learners through the development of a positive classroom and school culture, by holding rigorous and high expectations for students and by utilizing quality instructional practices matched to student learning needs.  The Special Education Teacher continuously improves their practice through professional learning and collaboration with peers.  The Special Education Teacher supervises students, develops and delivers lessons, utilizes established curriculum and maintains high levels of communication with parents/guardians regarding student progress and wellbeing.



·         Creates, monitors, and maintains compliance with Individual Education Programs (IEP’s) and Behavioral Intervention Plans.

·         Coordinates and conducts IEP meetings with parents, student, and staff.

·         Provides the most favorable learning environment for students with special needs using tools such as ongoing observation and behavior intervention planning.

·         Fully, independently and accurately implement the requirements of IDEA and Michigan’s Special Education regulations.

·         Provide educational observation and evaluation for students suspected of having a disability.

·         Participate in Child Studies.

·         Creates, implements, and submits appropriate lesson plans.

·         Knowledge and/or understanding in consistent use of data to monitor student growth, inform instruction and develop interventions.

·         Participates in professional development, maintains appropriate certification and qualifications and keeps current in changing pedagogy.

·         Participates in collegial conversations surrounding student achievement on a regular basis, influencing individual, grade, and/or department instruction based on collective examination of student performance.

·         Teaches district-approved curriculum, as well as local and state standards, using contemporary thinking around best-practices and program-specific objectives.

·         Plans a program of study that meets the individual needs, interests and abilities of the students.

·         Creates a positive, engaging classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriately responds to the maturity level and interest of the students.

·         Encourages students to set and maintain high standards of classroom behavior.  Proactively teaches appropriate behavior and expectations.

·         Guides the learning process toward the achievement of curriculum goals and, in harmony with the goals, establishes and communicates clear objectives for all lessons, units, projects and activities.

·         Identifies and responds to the learning style of all students.  Differentiates instruction to accommodate these styles.

·         Evaluates the academic and social growth of students, keeps appropriate grading records in PowerSchool on a weekly basis and prepares progress reports.  Uses academic outcome information to inform curriculum and instructional decisions for all students.

·         Communicates regularly with students, parents, families and administration in advocacy of student growth.  Develops communication plans that adjust for varying levels of parent involvement and inclusion.

·         Integrates cultural consciousness in instruction, classroom culture and classroom artifacts.

·         Collects and integrates information about community heritage in instruction.

·         Prepares for and attends parent/teacher conferences.

·         Prepares for and attends staff meetings.

·         Participate in organizational quality.

·         Participates in district and school initiatives, adheres to building and district school improvement plans.

·         Keep in confidence all personal, student or personnel records and information.

·         Participates in district and school initiatives, adheres to building and district school improvement plans.

·         Adheres to district and school rules and procedures.

·         Conducts behavior to demonstrate collegiality and professionalism.

·         Mandated Reporter for Child Abuse and Neglect.

·         Regular and reliable attendance is an essential function of the position.

·         Other duties as assigned by Administration.



·         Position supervises students.



·         Possession of a Bachelor’s or higher degree;

·         Valid Michigan teacher’s certificate with Special Education endorsement(s) required;

·         Must meet the No Child Left Behind Standards as defined by the State of Michigan;

·         Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board of Education may find appropriate and acceptable;

·         Applicants must satisfactorily pass a criminal background check as defined by the State of Michigan.



·         Knowledge of records administration and maintenance techniques and procedures;

·         Knowledge of productivity applications such as Microsoft Office (word processing, Google, email, etc. is required;

·         Skills to effectively communicate with a variety of stakeholders, both orally and in writing;

·         Skills necessary to integrate and utilize district technology on a daily basis to maintain proficiency, as required skill sets change with technology and or the needs of the district;

·         Skills in the use of computer technology for research, data management, communications and other instruction in a networked environment utilizing the Internet and other electronic communication mechanisms;

·         Ability to explain and demonstrate appropriate teaching techniques;

·         Ability to set and meet goals evaluated through ongoing and annual Administrator feedback and achievement of objectives and agreed upon professional/personal goals;

·         Ability to work collaboratively with internal and external contacts;

·         Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.



The employee must be able to perform the essential functions of the position satisfactorily and that, if requested, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable employees with disabilities to perform the essential functions of their job, absent undue hardship.  The contract, salary and other employment conditions will be mutually agreed upon by the Board of Education and the Romeo Education Association.