Job Description

TEMPE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT

TITLE: Teacher - TIGERS (Special Education Preschool)

JOB DESCRIPTION:

To create a flexible program favorable to learning and personal growth for the student in the least
restrictive environment.

QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Arizona Special Education Cross Categorical Teacher certification, or Arizona Special Education
Teacher certification with MR special area with Early Childhood endorsement or Early Childhood
Special Education (Birth to Age 5) certification
2. Master Degree in special Education (preferred)
3. Provisional SEI endorsement or full ESL or Bilingual endorsement
4. Knowledge of special education laws, procedures, practices, materials, equipment, and
compliance standards required to provide appropriate learning experiences for special education
students. Good knowledge of the nature and effects of the impairment(s) in all areas of disability
5. Ability to assess needs, develop and implement the IEP, and evaluate outcomes in specialty
6. Ability to coordinate activities with related and specialist staff
7. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with peers, parents and the
community; excellent human relations skills; skill in both oral and written communication; ability
to work in multicultural environment with diverse population of students, staff, and parents
8. May be required to control certain behavior(s) through physical restraint
9. Maintain current NCI, First Aid, and CPR certification
10. Computer proficiency in district designated computer hardware and software including Microsoft
Office, MET and IEP software programs and other relevant software

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

(Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the
following tasks, knowledge, skills, and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not
a comprehensive listing of all duties and responsibilities performed by the incumbents of this class.)

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

- Provide direct instruction to disabled preschool students based on their IEP and the Arizona State
Standards.
- Provide direct instruction to typical PEERS based on Arizona State Standards.
- Conduct appropriate academic evaluations; develop, implement and monitor appropriate
academic/behavioral individual education plans (IEP’s).
- Confer and consult with regular classroom teachers regarding student needs and progress.
- Maintain accurate records for documentation of student progress.
- Participate in the MET process.
- Plan, conduct and/or participate in training activities and department meetings.
- Attend all necessary trainings and department meetings.
- Maintain on-going communication (verbal and written) with parents of special education students.
- Communicate with parents through conferences and other means to discuss pupil’s progress and
interpret the school program. - Create an effective environment for learning through functional and attractive displays, bulletin
boards and interest centers.
- Consult with staff members regarding interventions and accommodations for students.
- Communicate with parents through conferences and other means to discuss pupil’s progress and
interpret the school program.
- Direct activities of instructional assistants.
- Participate in preschool screenings.
- Provide performance evaluation in-put regarding special education instructional assistant(s) to
school administrator.
- Maintain professional competence through in-service professional development activities
provided by the District and/or self-selected professional growth activities.
- Maintain DHS instructor requirements.
- Demonstrate willingness to be flexible and creative to meet individual student needs.
- Follow state law and district policy with cases involving child abuse and neglect.
- May be required to participate in student’s meetings that may occur beyond the staff’s work
assignment schedule.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

DEPARTMENT: Student Support

SALARY: Certified

WORK YEAR: Teacher Calendar

REPORTS TO: Principal, Coordinator of Student Support, and/or Director of Student Support

EVALUATION: Teacher Evaluation

SUPERVISES: Instructional Assistant

DATE: November 2001

REVISED: January 2017

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