Under the direct supervision of the Principal,
Heartwood School, the classroom teacher is responsible
for providing a developmental and instructional program
for assigned students.
The Teacher will focus on
development and implementation of student IEP's, planning
and implementation of daily instructional activities,
monitoring student progress and providing consultation to
staff, paraprofessionals, agencies, parents and
Michigan teaching certificate with special education
endorsement in the area of Cognitive Impairments
or Autism Spectrum Disorders.
knowledge and experience in programming for students with
knowledge and application of curriculum and interventions
to utilize with students with special needs.
to assess and accurately document student's behavioral
and instructional progress.
and initiative when given a variety of tasks and
to make decisions and problem solve within a team of
to support, communicate with, and engage families as
to work collaboratively and communicate effectively with
administrators, staff, agencies, students and
Provides and coordinates an appropriate, positive
learning environment with a variety of activities and
materials for student intervention and instruction.
Prepares and implements daily lesson plans and
instructional schedules for assigned students based on
Michigan Curriculum Frameworks extended benchmarks, grade
level content expectations and individual student
Develops and implements each student's IEP, monitors
student progress toward IEP goals/objectives, and
periodically reports on this progress.
Establishes a classroom management plan that includes
positive behavior supports.
Completes training and implements strategies in
non-violent crisis intervention and works with the
behavior team to address potential student behaviors.
Conducts regular communication between home and school
and provides periodic home contacts with parents.
Provides information, resources and support to families
and building staff regarding student needs.
Establishes and maintains positive working relationships
with parents, support service staff, teachers,
administrators, agency personnel, classroom
paraprofessionals and transportation personnel to support
student needs, issues, programming, services, school
activities and transitions.
Completes and maintains student attendance, documentation
and record keeping in accordance with district policies
Participates in building level activities, staff
meetings, in-service activities program team meetings,
student staffings and educational planning meetings for
Identifies and monitors the specific job duties and
responsibilities for assigned paraprofessionals to
implement in support of student learning.
Works with physically impaired students, utilizing the
tenets of the MOVE curriculum, to increase
Follows the expectations of Ingham Intermediate School
District and Heartwood School as outlined in staff
Assumes other responsibilities as assigned by the
supervising special education administrator.
Works in a school environment, which includes classroom,
office and related work areas.
Instruction is provided within
the home, community, or educational settings as
determined by an IEP. This position will interface
with LEA and IISD staff, community providers, parents,
and agency personnel.