Special Education Teacher
To carry out the duties as described in the
regular teachers job description and in addition provide
services to Special Education Students.
Bachelors Degree in Education.
Alaska Type A with Special Education endorsement.
Assist in conducting the District Child
Participate in School Wide Assistance Team (SWAT)
meetings to discuss concerns with staff members, help implement
intervention strategies, and insure the referral process is
Prepare or oversee preparation of Special
Education individual student files including all paperwork needed
in the IEP process.
Conduct a complete education evaluation of each
student referred or in conjunction with a consultant to
Educational strengths and weaknesses
Arrange through the Special Education Coordinator
for any specialized evaluation.
Compile results of all evaluations.
Chair Evaluation Summary and Eligibility Report
(ESER) and Individualized Educational Program (IEP)
Arrange for an interpreter for parents at the IEP
meeting if necessary.
Work collaboratively to support the IEP needs of
Special Education Students.
Conduct behavior intervention meetings, Functional
Behavior Assessments, and Manifestation Determination meetings as
The primary responsibility of the Special
Education Teacher is to provide direct instruction or co-teach
where indicated on the Individual Students IEP.
In every case the IEP is the total
dictator of the type of instruction the students shall receive
and the SP Ed. Teacher shall monitor each program.
Provide the necessary training and supervise the
instruction provided by any special education paraprofessional
assigned to the teacher.
Continually monitor and adjust the individual
Maintain progress and evaluation reports on each
Protect and guarantee the rights of all students
with special needs.
On an as needed basis and not at the expense of
Consult and collaborate with regular classroom
teachers on academic accommodation and test modifications for
special education and potential special education
Provide resource materials to classroom teachers
relating to special education students and potential special
Engage in collaborative teaching with the regular
classroom teacher where deemed necessary to best meet the needs
of the special education and regular classroom students in the
least restrictive environment.
Other related duties as assigned.
Working Environment & Equipment Used
The physical demands include: occasional lifting
(20 pounds maximum), carrying, pushing and/or pulling; some
climbing; some stooping, kneeling, crouching and/or crawling; and
significant reaching, handling, speaking, writing, hearing, and
fine finger dexterity; frequent standing, walking, and sitting,
and lifting up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required
by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral
vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus. Some
evening and weekend work will be required; High volume of work
and strict adherence to workload may be stressful; frequent
deadline and/or pressure situations. Some travel in small
Some dealings with irate employees, community, & students may
happen on the job.
Equipment used includes personal computer,
printer, scanner/fax machine, copy machine, telecommunication,
and periodic use of other equipment such as LCD panel
projections, overhead projectors, slide projectors, and