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Special Education Teacher
Special Education Teacher Job Description
Context: KIPP Miami
KIPP is a non-profit network of college-preparatory, public charter schools educating 80,000 elementary, middle, and high school students in 200 schools across the country.
KIPP Miami is a new region and the first elementary school will set the pace for excellence and lay the foundation for school-based structures across the region. Over the long term, KIPP Miami plans to serve students from grades K-12 in multiple schools across the city.
Regional and School Mission/Vision
KIPP Miami Schools Mission
KIPP Miami Public Schools seek to create and sustain a high achieving and inspiring community schools that battles inequity by empowering students to develop the skills, character strengths, and habits to thrive in college and beyond, shape their futures, and positively impact the world.
KIPP Miami elementary school
At KIPP Miami’s elementary school, we will seek to unleash the power, passion and wisdom within each student so their light can shine brightly. Students’ light will make them the future citizens and equity leaders of our local and global communities. KIPPsters honor themselves, their families and their communities by critically questioning, innovating and solving the problems of tomorrow. Students believe in the “beautiful struggle” – the belief every challenge is a ray of opportunity. KIPPsters seek excellence, hope and joy in all that they do because they know education will give them the power, opportunities and freedom to change their world and their place within it and will light the path for others to do the same.
- Assumes responsibilities for demonstrating achievement of individualized education program (IEP) goals and improved academic performance of students with disabilities
- Develops an IEP at a Glance for each student that profiles existing assessment data [CST testing, district and state assessments], identified disability, classroom implications and IEP goals, accommodations and modifications and distributes to GL team.
- Provides a wide-range of special education instructional opportunities for students to work one-on-one, in small groups, and as a class within push in or pull out settings, in support of the general education curriculum
- Employs multisensory teaching strategies and specialized instruction based on an understanding of student strengths, weaknesses, disability and learning styles.
- Works in collaboration with all general education teachers as a technical expert.
- Monitors and tracks student progress towards goals in the inclusive setting, collaborates with related service providers, and monitors behavior intervention plans (BIPs) and provides accommodation / modification support.
- Starts the referral process when a student is referred to the IEP team to determine interventions for students demonstrating disciplinary concerns, truancy, and/or academic failure or to further assess struggling students in all areas of suspected disabilities.
- Assumes responsibility for writing both initial and updated IEPs based on present levels of performance and developing goals that related to curriculum standards and content
- Tracks student progress towards IEP goals on a weekly and quarterly basis
- Uses tracking of student progress to determine changes in student programming
- Reports achievement of goals and objectives at the end of every advisory period and issues quarterly progress reports
- Maintains a portfolio of student grades, work samples, anecdotal data, and classroom observation information
Case Management Tasks
- Assumes responsibility for case compliance and student academic progress as documented through both academic and compliance tracking tools.
- Assumes responsibility for reviewing and analyzing all student information and developing a corrective action plan for students who need additional testing and/or a change in service.
- Maintains special education files, in collaboration with the grade level social worker, and ensures that all evaluation recommendations are followed up and completed.
- Helps to coordinate all IEP meetings for the grade level (Initial, Eligibility, IEP, Re-eligibility, Triennial), providing all academic data
- Communicates IEP notes and updates to GL teams / teachers
- Ensures that related services are represented in the IEPs and are being delivered in an integrated way and practically applied in the classroom.
- Review monthly data of student performance with Assistant Principal and Principal
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