Job Description


TITLE: Teacher - Gifted Education


Provide educational opportunities of a consistently high standard to academically gifted students.


1. Arizona Elementary Teacher certification with Gifted endorsement
2. Provisional SEI or full Bilingual or ESL endorsement (preferred)
3. Three (3) years successful experience as a classroom teacher and/or evidence of master
teaching skills
4. Experience in individualizing for student instructional needs
5. Experience with gifted students (preferred)


(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.)


- Assist in the identification of students by administering and scoring gifted tests; analyzing data for
gifted placement.
- Assist in identification of gifted students by helping to identify appropriate methodology to
accurately assess abilities of students.
- Assist in the evaluation, development and improvement of courses of study and instructional
activities for gifted students.
- Teach gifted students by developing lesson activities and materials to meet the prescribed needs
of students and communicate those needs to classroom teachers and parents.
- Assist individual classroom teachers in their instructional and classroom planning for gifted
- Assist in the selection of materials and other technology, for the gifted program and for gifted
- Support and promote gifted education and the needs of gifted students.
- Share specialized training with other teachers.
- Work with other teachers of the gifted to plan curriculum and activities for gifted students.
- Maintain professional competence through in-service educational activities provided by the
District and/or self-selected professional growth activities.
- Maintain knowledge of current practices and newest methods for working with gifted students.
- Continually evaluate and develop programs to meet the needs of district populations.
- Conference with parents of students and appropriately plan for translators as needed.
- Attend all necessary trainings and department meetings.
- Travel to various sites within the district.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

DEPARTMENT: Instructional Excellence
SALARY: Certified

WORK YEAR: Teacher Calendar

REPORTS TO: Principal, Gifted Program and Social Studies Coordinator, and/or Executive Director of
Instructional Excellence

EVALUATION: Teacher Evaluation


REVISED: May 15, 2012

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