DOUGLAS COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
GIFTED AND TALENTED TEACHER
The Gifted and Talented Teacher provides gifted students with advanced learning and enrichment
activities, experiences, and opportunities in specifically designated areas of curriculum, helping those
students utilize their special intellectual gifts as fully as possible.
The Gifted and Talented Teacher is supervised and evaluated by the building principal to which s/he is
assigned. The Director of Assessments, Grants and Projects supervises the program and meets with
the GT staff. The elementary GT program is a district-wide program. Gifted and Talented staff are
assigned to school sites by the Director of Assessments, Grants and Projects
Under the direction of the site administrator and the Director of Assessments, Grants and Projects,
and in conjunction with the classroom teacher, the Gifted and Talented Teacher shall be primarily
responsible for the following functions:
¨ Meets on a regularly scheduled basis with such student(s) as have been identified by Nevada
Administrative code as intellectually gifted.
¨ Implements district-required common units and skills that address critical and creative thinking
as well as research affective content.
¨ Sets up such problems, experiments, projects, and activities related to student needs, interests,
and capabilities as are indicated. Higher order thinking skills are delivered through the
implementation of these activities.
¨ Supervises students in the preparation and execution of independent study projects in the area
of special competence.
¨ Arranges for field trips as appropriate and feasible.
¨ Assesses students in the program in the areas of critical and creative cognitive development
Perform related duties as assigned.
Frequent contact with students, parents, and school personnel.
CONDITIONS OF WORK
Typical classroom environment.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices for effective teaching techniques and
strategies in area of specialization; of the principles and practices for effective student learning
techniques; of lesson planning; of available instructional media; of modern techniques for classroom
assessment; of effective interpersonal communications. Skill in the use of a microcomputer and related
software. Ability to perform the following work activities with or without reasonable accommodations:
¨ Develop lessons, units and projects consistent with District curriculum goals and objectives.
¨ Meet and instruct assigned classes.
¨ Work independently and handle multiple priorities.
¨ Assess the accomplishments of students.
¨ Develop fair and appropriate classroom management techniques.
¨ Supervise assignments for aides, volunteers and student teachers.
¨ Model good instructional, coaching and mentoring practices.
¨ Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
¨ Meet deadlines.
¨ Maintain accurate, complete and correct records as required by law.
¨ Operate or learn to operate a microcomputer and related software.
¨ Communicate enthusiasm, excitement and a strong feeling of commitment to the teaching
¨ Maintain regular attendance.
ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
A. Valid Nevada Teaching Certificate/Valid Nevada GT Endorsement (required).
B. Educational background and/or teaching experience related to gifted student (preferred).
Period of Service
Minimum 186 days/yr
Licensed Salary Schedule