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Special Education Lead TOSA - Elementary - District 196

Posted on 2024-02-26 3:53:33 PM

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Start Your Online Application Now<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.applitrack.com%2Fdistrict196%2FOnlineApp%2FJobPostings%2FView.asp%3FAppliTrackJobId%3D19092&data=05%7C02%7Cscsu-edpost%40stcloudstate.edu%7C4d7842dc8f6d428a3bb808dc37155f86%7C5011c7c60ab446ab9ef4fae74a921a7f%7C0%7C0%7C638445812132933946%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C0%7C%7C%7C&sdata=ME%2FwgrJc%2BAaeZGtySp2MP3qkDiR7nt0jPkKVnj0Xzfo%3D&reserved=0> Date Closing: 03/04/2024 Description: 1.0 FTE Effective Date of Employment: Beginning of the 2024-25 school year Application Deadlines: March 4, 2024 - 4:00 p.m. Application Procedures: Internal and External Candidates: Apply on-line at www.district196.org<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.district196.org%2F&data=05%7C02%7Cscsu-edpost%40stcloudstate.edu%7C4d7842dc8f6d428a3bb808dc37155f86%7C5011c7c60ab446ab9ef4fae74a921a7f%7C0%7C0%7C638445812132943660%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C0%7C%7C%7C&sdata=Ap4k%2Bcyry747FZDO5u%2BiBi%2BcikCpKyDA3GqjKPWo3Tg%3D&reserved=0> Job Summary: The special education lead has a crucial role in promoting effective instructional practices within the district. The primary focus will be on enhancing instruction through the alignment and implementation of the district&#8217;s curriculum. Each special education lead will support a cluster of three elementary schools; and will collaborate with other district coaches, including math coaches, digital resource teachers and staff supporting social/emotional support to ensure a comprehensive and aligned approach to supporting classroom teachers, building administrators, and leadership teams that will provide high engagement of learning for our students. Qualifications: * Current Minnesota special education teaching license * Minimum of 5 years of successful teaching experience * Master&#8217;s degree in education (preferred) * Training or certification in structured literacy, social emotional or other relevant areas (preferred) * Demonstrated success in coaching and mentoring teachers * Cognitive coaching training or equivalent (preferred) * Strong understanding of data collection systems and data analysis * Knowledge of current trends and research in high quality instructional practices * Knowledge, experience, and understanding of the district&#8217;s learning and technology framework and use of Seesaw/Schoology within a 1:1 environment * Commitment to equity and culturally responsive teaching * Strong interpersonal, organization, and communication skills * Ability to work well with adult learners * Ability to work well as part of a collaborative team * Ability to resolve conflicts with groups and individuals Key Responsibilities: Professional Development: * Design, facilitate, and deliver professional development sessions for special education teachers in collaboration with other coaches in order to ensure alignment across all areas. * Support and guide teams and individual teachers in the implementation of special education goals and priorities. * Support and lead district training sessions for special education teachers. Coaching, Mentoring, Modeling, and Problem-Solving: * Provide ongoing, on-site coaching and mentoring to teachers, supporting the implementation of explicit instruction and aligned instructional practices in the classroom. * Provide support in the classroom to assist teachers in refining instructional techniques to meet the diverse needs of students * Provide opportunities for teachers to observe the modeling of various aspects of instruction. * Problem-solve with teachers in making responsive instructional decisions (intervention and extensions) to meet student needs in the areas of academics, functional, and social/emotional skills. Data Analysis and Assessment: * Ability to facilitate, write and implement Individual Education Plans (IEPs) and Behavior Support Plans. * Analyze assessment data to identify trends, areas of improvement, and opportunities for intervention. * Work closely with teachers to interpret assessment results and develop targeted instructional plans for individuals and small groups. * Provide coaching and mentoring around utilizing data (i.e. screening data, progress monitoring data, formative assessment data) to inform IEP goals and explicit instruction Collaboration with District Coaches: * Collaborate with other district coaches (i.e. math, literacy, digital resource teachers, GTD, ELD) to integrate instructional strategies across disciplines and promote a unified approach to instruction. * Participate in regular team meetings to share best practices, align coaching strategies, and address cross-curricular challenges. Ability to work beyond the school year and student day as needed (compensation provided). Performs other related duties as assigned. Responsible To: Elementary Special Education Coordinator & Elementary Special Education Specialist Compensation: According to contractual agreement. In District 196, the sky&#8217;s the limit for students and employees. That&#8217;s because our committed team of employees is dedicated to the mission of educating, developing and inspiring our students for lifelong success. Our whole child, &#8220;Triple-A&#8221; approach provides students and staff opportunities to learn, grow and pursue their infinite possibilities in academics, the arts and athletics. District 196 is a Minnesota public school district of choice, serving more than 29,000 students and 160,000 residents in the cities of Rosemount, Apple Valley, Eagan, Burnsville, Coates, Empire, Inver Grove Heights and Lakeville, and Vermillion township. District 196 is the third largest school district in Minnesota and among the largest employers in Dakota County, with more than 4,000 full- and part-time employees. District 196 has been named to Forbes&#8217; list of America&#8217;s Best-in-State Employers multiple times based on a survey asking employees to rate their employer and how likely they would be to recommend their employer to others. District 196 has 19 elementary schools (grades K-5); six middle schools (grades 6-8); four high schools (grades 9-12); an optional School of Environmental Studies for juniors and seniors; an Area Learning Center high school program; a K-12 special education school for students with special emotional and behavioral needs, and a special education program serving young adults ages 18-22. The district also operates three learning centers that provide early childhood and Adult Basic Education services, and offers extensive community education programs and classes for lifelong learners of all ages. Equal Opportunity Employer As required by Title IX and other state and federal nondiscrimination laws, District 196 does not discriminate in employment or in any of its education programs and activities, including vocational opportunities, on the basis of sex, race, religion, color, creed, national origin, marital status, familial status, disability, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, membership or activity in a local human rights commission, age or genetic information. District 196 provides equal access to designated youth groups. The Director of Human Resources, Shelly Monson (651-423-7859 &#8211; shelly.monson@district196.org) is the designated Title IX Coordinator and has also been designated to respond to employment-related inquiries regarding the district&#8217;s non-discrimination policies. The Director of Elementary Education, Jeremy Sorenson (651-423-7782 &#8211; jeremy.sorenson@district196.org) and the Director of Secondary Education, Michael Bolsoni (651-423-7712 &#8211; Michael.Bolsoni@district196.org) have been designated to respond to student-related inquiries regarding the district&#8217;s non-discrimination policies. The Director of Special Education, Janet Fimmen (651-423-7629 &#8211; janet.fimmen@district196.org) has been designated to respond to inquiries concerning the rights of a student with a disability. The mailing address for all directors is 3455 153rd Street W, Rosemount, MN 55068. Title IX inquiries may also be referred to the Assistant Secretary of the US Office for Civil Rights (OCR). 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Date Closing: 03/04/2024
Description:
1.0 FTE 
 
Effective Date of Employment:
Beginning of the 2024-25 school year

Application Deadlines:
March 4, 2024 - 4:00 p.m.


Application Procedures:
Internal and External Candidates:  Apply on-line at www.district196.org
 
Job SummaryThe special education lead has a crucial role in promoting effective instructional practices within the district. The primary focus will be on enhancing instruction through the alignment and implementation of the district’s curriculum. Each special education lead will support a cluster of three elementary schools; and will collaborate with other district coaches, including math coaches, digital resource teachers and staff supporting social/emotional support to ensure a comprehensive and aligned approach to supporting classroom teachers, building administrators, and leadership teams that will provide high engagement of learning for our students.


Qualifications:
  • Current Minnesota special education teaching license
  • Minimum of 5 years of successful teaching experience
  • Master’s degree in education (preferred)
  • Training or certification in structured literacy, social emotional or other relevant areas (preferred)
  • Demonstrated success in coaching and mentoring teachers
  • Cognitive coaching training or equivalent (preferred)
  • Strong understanding of data collection systems and data analysis
  • Knowledge of current trends and research in high quality instructional practices
  • Knowledge, experience, and understanding of the district’s learning and technology framework and use of Seesaw/Schoology within a 1:1 environment
  • Commitment to equity and culturally responsive teaching
  • Strong interpersonal, organization, and communication skills
  • Ability to work well with adult learners
  • Ability to work well as part of a collaborative team
  • Ability to resolve conflicts with groups and individuals
 
Key Responsibilities:
Professional Development:
  • Design, facilitate, and deliver professional development sessions for special education teachers in collaboration with other coaches in order to ensure alignment across all areas.
  • Support and guide teams and individual teachers in the implementation of special education goals and priorities.
  • Support and lead district training sessions for special education teachers.
 
Coaching, Mentoring, Modeling, and Problem-Solving:
  • Provide ongoing, on-site coaching and mentoring to teachers, supporting the implementation of explicit instruction and aligned instructional practices in the classroom.
  • Provide support in the classroom to assist teachers in refining instructional techniques to meet the diverse needs of students
  • Provide opportunities for teachers to observe the modeling of various aspects of instruction.
  • Problem-solve with teachers in making responsive instructional decisions (intervention and extensions) to meet student needs in the areas of academics, functional, and social/emotional skills.
 
Data Analysis and Assessment:
  • Ability to facilitate, write and implement Individual Education Plans (IEPs) and Behavior Support Plans.
  • Analyze assessment data to identify trends, areas of improvement, and opportunities for intervention.
  • Work closely with teachers to interpret assessment results and develop targeted instructional plans for individuals and small groups.
  • Provide coaching and mentoring around utilizing data (i.e. screening data, progress monitoring data, formative assessment data) to inform IEP goals and explicit instruction
 
Collaboration with District Coaches:
  • Collaborate with other district coaches (i.e. math, literacy, digital resource teachers, GTD, ELD) to integrate instructional strategies across disciplines and promote a unified approach to instruction.
  • Participate in regular team meetings to share best practices, align coaching strategies, and address cross-curricular challenges.
 
Ability to work beyond the school year and student day as needed (compensation provided).
 
Performs other related duties as assigned.



Responsible To:
Elementary Special Education Coordinator & Elementary Special Education Specialist

Compensation:
According to contractual agreement.




In District 196, the sky’s the limit for students and employees. That’s because our committed team of employees is dedicated to the mission of educating, developing and inspiring our students for lifelong success. Our whole child, “Triple-A” approach provides students and staff opportunities to learn, grow and pursue their infinite possibilities in academics, the arts and athletics.
 
District 196 is a Minnesota public school district of choice, serving more than 29,000 students and 160,000 residents in the cities of Rosemount, Apple Valley, Eagan, Burnsville, Coates, Empire, Inver Grove Heights and Lakeville, and Vermillion township. District 196 is the third largest school district in Minnesota and among the largest employers in Dakota County, with more than 4,000 full- and part-time employees. District 196 has been named to Forbes’ list of America’s Best-in-State Employers multiple times based on a survey asking employees to rate their employer and how likely they would be to recommend their employer to others.
 
District 196 has 19 elementary schools (grades K-5); six middle schools (grades 6-8); four high schools (grades 9-12); an optional School of Environmental Studies for juniors and seniors; an Area Learning Center high school program; a K-12 special education school for students with special emotional and behavioral needs, and a special education program serving young adults ages 18-22. The district also operates three learning centers that provide early childhood and Adult Basic Education services, and offers extensive community education programs and classes for lifelong learners of all ages.
 
 
Equal Opportunity Employer
As required by Title IX and other state and federal nondiscrimination laws, District 196 does not discriminate in employment or in any of its education programs and activities, including vocational opportunities, on the basis of sex, race, religion, color, creed, national origin, marital status, familial status, disability, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, membership or activity in a local human rights commission, age or genetic information. District 196 provides equal access to designated youth groups.
 
The Director of Human Resources, Shelly Monson (651-423-7859 – shelly.monson@district196.org) is the designated Title IX Coordinator and has also been designated to respond to employment-related inquiries regarding the district’s non-discrimination policies. The Director of Elementary Education, Jeremy Sorenson (651-423-7782 – jeremy.sorenson@district196.org) and the Director of Secondary Education, Michael Bolsoni (651-423-7712 – Michael.Bolsoni@district196.org) have been designated to respond to student-related inquiries regarding the district’s non-discrimination policies. The Director of Special Education, Janet Fimmen (651-423-7629 – janet.fimmen@district196.org) has been designated to respond to inquiries concerning the rights of a student with a disability. The mailing address for all directors is 3455 153rd Street W, Rosemount, MN 55068. Title IX inquiries may also be referred to the Assistant Secretary of the US Office for Civil Rights (OCR).
 

District 196 uses the applicant tracking system from Frontline Education to manage employment applications online



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