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Special Education Resource Teacher

Company: Kyrene School District
Location: Tempe
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

*Employees are Key to Kyrene!*Kyrene School District is one of the top elementary school districts in Arizona. The District is known for high academic achievement, with schools consistently outperforming peer districts, charter schools and state averages on AzMERIT and other academic benchmarks. Kyrene encompasses several Phoenix suburbs, including all of Ahwatukee, parts of Chandler, Tempe, Guadalupe and the Gila River Indian Reservation, and contains 26 schools (18 elementary, 6 middle, two K-8).*Why people choose Kyrene: ** 88% teacher retention rate* Over 130 years of excellence in education* AEF A+ Schools of Excellence* National Blue Ribbon Schools* A-Rated Schools*Benefits: ** HSA Medical Plan* $50,000 Life Insurance* Professional Development* Arizona State Retirement Pension (12%+ employer match)* PAID Sick Leave* Dental & Vision Programs* Short Term Disability* Supplementary Life Insurance* Wellness Programs_Kyrene School District is an equal opportunity employer._*The Resource Teacher* is a specialized certified assignment that instructs students who have a wide range of learning, developmental, emotional, and physical disabilities. The Resource Teacher plans for and teaches reading, writing, math, speaking, listening, and social-emotional skills to address the stated needs in students' Individualized Education Program (IEP). Resource Teachers collaborate with general education teachers, instructional assistants, related service providers, and other relevant staff to ensure that students with disabilities receive a Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) in the least restrictive environment.*Job Duties: ** Collaborates with General Education & Special Education teachers, Related Service providers, Instructional Assistants, school administrative teams, district personnel and other relevant staff to support delivery of instructional services and supports for students with disabilities.* Develops, reviews, revises and implements Individual Education Programs (IEPs).* Prepares and delivers specially designed instruction, aligned to grade-level standards, including differentiated curriculum and teaching methods to address learning styles, social, emotional, and behavioral needs.* Engages in frequent data collection to monitor student progress toward IEP goals.* Implements (and may serve as facilitator for) IDEA-required processes (e.g., IEP, Evaluation, Manifestation Determination).* Supports teachers and staff on the implementation of IEPs at the school level.* Sets expectations for the Instructional Assistants' role while working with students. Meets regularly with Instructional Assistants to provide feedback and support, and follow up on expectations.* Possesses understanding of Federal and state laws, and implements board policies and District procedures related to students with disabilities.* Ensures instructional quality and compliance with Federal & State laws and District policies and procedures.* Collaborates with District and school staff related to state and local assessments (AzMERIT, Interims, Alternate Assessment), assisting in data analysis to improve student achievement.* Works with school teams to coordinate and/or participate in school and department projects and committees.*Minimum Qualifications* Bachelor's Degree in specialized area of assignment; or Equivalent combination of education and experience to successfully perform the essential duties of the job listed above Valid Arizona Teacher Certification (Special Education or Special Education Intern)Job Type: Full-timePay: $48,473.24 - $78,431.14 per yearBenefits:* Dental insurance* Health insurance* Health savings account* Life insurance* Professional development assistance* Retirement plan* Vision insuranceSchedule:* 8 hour shift* Holidays* Monday to Friday* No nights* No weekendsWork Location: One location

Keywords: Kyrene School District, Tempe , Special Education Resource Teacher, Education / Teaching , Tempe, Arizona

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