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Special Education Teacher, K-6 - Tesfa International School

Posted on 2018-02-13 9:12:07 AM

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Tesfa International School is seeking passionate, dedicated teachers who will provide best-practice instruction to diverse learners. Tesfa International School&#8217;s mission is based on the principles of the International Baccalaureate Programme. Tesfa International School&#8217;s culture is exemplary in providing a calm, safe environment in which students can learn. Responsibilities: * Articulate the mission and vision of Tesfa International School to students, parents, and the greater community * Collaborate with teachers, school psychologist and other specialists in conducting special education evaluations and writing evaluation summary reports * Administer standardized evaluation instruments in conformance with professional standards of administration * Write Individual Education Plans * Plan and conduct special education team meetings * Assess and document the progress of special education students and communicate progress to parents through informal and formal progress reports * Maintain special education records in accordance with Minnesota Department of Education guidelines * Serve on Student Assistance Team * Supervise and direct the activities of special education assistants * Collaborate with teachers and instructional assistants to differentiate instruction to meet the needs of students with IEPs * Create a positive rapport with students and parents * Motivate each student to develop his/her full potential * Create a classroom environment in which every child can succeed and which establishes high academic and behavior standards * Create effective lesson plans and instructional materials * Provide individualized and small group instruction as needed * Translate lesson plans into developmentally appropriate learning experiences * Maintain a safe classroom environment * Implement and support the School Wide Positive Behavior System established by the school * Use standardized test data to make instructional decisions * Communicate with parents during the school day and outside the normal classroom hours as required * Identify student needs and make appropriate referrals for students services * Help to promote and maintain a professional environment * Be supportive and collaborative with colleagues and administrators * Demonstrate the attributes of a lifelong learner * Stay current with best teaching practices * Participate successfully in the faculty professional development and evaluation system * Perform other duties as may be reasonably assigned by the administration Required Qualifications: * Licensed (or eligible to be licensed) to teach special education by the State of Minnesota * Excellent verbal and written communication skills * Proficient in educational technology * Ability to work with diverse student populations Preferred Qualifications: * Experience as a Special Education Teacher * Experience working with ESL population * Knowledge of or experience with the International Baccalaureate Program * Experience in developing curriculum Physical Requirements The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employed is regularly required to talk, hear, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, reach for objects, stand, walk, push, pull, lift, and use hands to grasp and feel. The employed must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, occasionally being required to lift and/or move up to 40 pounds or more. Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus. Tesfa International School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate among applicants on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, disability, or veteran status. Tesfa International School has a competitive salary and benefits package. For additional information, please visit our website www.tesfainternationalschool.org<http://www.tesfainternationalschool.org> To Apply Send cover letter, resume, college transcript, copy of license (if available), and three written letters of reference to: Patti Kronk Tesfa International School 1555 40th Avenue NE Columbia Heights, MN 55421 Or submit electronically to patti.kronk@tesfainternationalschool.org<mailto:patti.kronk@tesfainternationalschool.org> Position begins as soon as possible

Tesfa International School is seeking passionate, dedicated teachers who will provide best-practice instruction to diverse learners.  Tesfa International School’s mission is based on the principles of the International Baccalaureate Programme.  Tesfa International School’s culture is exemplary in providing a calm, safe environment in which students can learn.  

  
Responsibilities:

  • Articulate the mission and vision of Tesfa International School to students, parents, and the greater community
  • Collaborate with teachers, school psychologist and other specialists in conducting special education evaluations and writing evaluation summary reports
  • Administer standardized evaluation instruments in conformance with professional standards of administration
  • Write Individual Education Plans
  • Plan and conduct special education team meetings
  • Assess and document the progress of special education students and communicate progress to parents through informal and formal progress reports
  • Maintain special education records in accordance with Minnesota Department of Education guidelines
  • Serve on Student Assistance Team
  • Supervise and direct the activities of special education assistants
  • Collaborate with teachers and instructional assistants to differentiate instruction to meet the needs of students with IEPs
  • Create a positive rapport with students and parents
  • Motivate each student to develop his/her full potential
  • Create a classroom environment in which every child can succeed and which establishes high academic and behavior standards
  • Create effective lesson plans and instructional materials
  • Provide individualized and small group instruction as needed
  • Translate lesson plans into developmentally appropriate learning experiences
  • Maintain a safe classroom environment
  • Implement and support the School Wide Positive Behavior System established by the school
  • Use standardized test data to make instructional decisions  
  • Communicate with parents during the school day and outside the normal classroom hours as required
  • Identify student needs and make appropriate referrals for students services
  • Help to promote and maintain a professional environment
  • Be supportive and collaborative with colleagues and administrators
  • Demonstrate the attributes of a lifelong learner
  • Stay current with best teaching practices
  • Participate successfully in the faculty professional development and evaluation system
  • Perform other duties as may be reasonably assigned by the administration

Required Qualifications:

  • Licensed (or eligible to be licensed) to teach special education by the State of Minnesota
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficient in educational technology
  • Ability to work with diverse student populations

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience as a Special Education Teacher
  • Experience working with ESL population
  • Knowledge of or experience with the International Baccalaureate Program
  • Experience in developing curriculum

Physical Requirements
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employed is regularly required to talk, hear, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, reach for objects, stand, walk, push, pull, lift, and use hands to grasp and feel. The employed must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, occasionally being required to lift and/or move up to 40 pounds or more. Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.


Tesfa International School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate among applicants on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, disability, or veteran status.


Tesfa International School has a competitive salary and benefits package.  For additional information, please visit our website www.tesfainternationalschool.org  


To Apply

Send cover letter, resume, college transcript, copy of license (if available), and three written letters of reference to:


Patti Kronk

Tesfa International School

1555 40th Avenue NE

Columbia Heights, MN 55421

 

Or submit electronically to

 

patti.kronk@tesfainternationalschool.org

 

Position begins as soon as possible