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Special Education Teacher

Company: Lopez Island School District
Location: lopez island
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:


86 School Rd., Lopez Island, WA 98261 360.468.2202/Fax 360.468.2212 CERTIFICATED POSITION

Special Education Teacher .5 FTE

POSTING: 20/21-22

Applications Due by: Open Until Filled

Responsible to: Director of Special Education & Superintendent

Description of Position: The district seeks a qualified applicant to fulfill the responsibilities of .5 FTE Special Education Teacher serving the Lopez Island School District. This position will be 5 days per week, Monday through Friday, starting immediately, and providing services to students in grades K-12. The teacher is also part of an Evaluation Team (MDT) and is responsible for evaluation of new referrals, student assessments/evaluations, reports, direct instruction, progress monitoring, and reporting, consulting with staff and parents, attending IEP meetings, and training of paraprofessionals to provide support to students. Complies with state and federal regulations regarding special education. This position may be combined with other positions in the district, depending on qualifications and student needs. Potential FTE increase for SY 21-22 to be discussed dependent on budget and staffing needs.


Must have Washington State Special Education Certification.

Maintain confidentiality per district policy and state and federal laws.

Must be able to demonstrate proficiency in using standardized assessment tools.

Knowledge of student eligibility guidelines and exit criteria.

Must be able to develop and implement appropriate interventions to achieve established goals and perform periodic re-evaluation to determine effectiveness of instruction.

Should have knowledge and/or experience in, or be willing to learn, developing Individual Educational Programs, including IEP Online.

Must have knowledge of and/or experience in use of best instructional practices.

Familiarity with a variety of disabilities including autism, pervasive developmental disorder, cerebral palsy, attention deficit, developmental delay, muscular dystrophy, dyspraxia, learning disabilities, and sensory processing disorders.

Must be able to work as part of a team (of colleagues, educational staff, parents, etc.).

Must be able to communicate with a variety of individuals (i.e. parents, physicians, other staff, administrators, etc.) clearly and concisely both orally and in writing.

Ability to manage time, establish schedule, and work independently.

Must have sense of teamwork, collaboration, and be willing to engage in continued development of the Special Services Department


Determines and completes appropriate evaluation of referred students.

Provide direct service/instruction to students qualifying and/or on-going consultation to classroom teacher and parents.

Evaluate each referred student and regularly re-evaluate students receiving services.

Provide consultation to educational staff and parents.

Maintain appropriate records and charts of progress of students in the program.

Function as part of a multi-disciplinary team in making placement decisions and program recommendations.

Develop and implement Individual Education Programs and treatment plans including establishing goals.

Maintain communications with appropriate outside agencies and physicians.

Develop continuous measurement for evaluating students progress.

Determines educational significance of students learning deficits on impact of functional needs.

Provides intervention recommendations for implementation in the classroom and home.

Complies with all Medicaid rules and regulations.

Salary Level: Per LEA Collective Bargaining Agreement

All employment is conditional upon receipt of the satisfactory background check.

Application Procedures:

Current employees should submit a letter indicating interest including the positions title, why you are applying for this position, and how you meet the requirements. Current employees do not need to submit the information listed below.

Applicants must submit the following information to the Human Resources Office:

Letter of application indicating interest Completed district application Complete resume of personal history, education, and experience Official Transcripts, and at least three letters of reference Copy of Washington State teaching certificate or evidence of eligibility Applicants will be screened and candidates selected for interviews based upon preparation, experience and references.

Please mail your original application packet to:

Renee Koplan, Human Resources Officer

Lopez Island School District #144

86 School Road

Lopez Island, WA 98261

Phone: 360.468.2202 ext. 2303 FAX: 360.468.2212

Immigration Reform and Control Act Requirement: The recommended applicant, if not a current employee will be required to complete an INS 1-9 form and must provide proof of employment eligibility.

Disclosure Statement and Background Check: Pursuant to chapter 43.43, Washington Laws of 1990, the recommended applicant will be required to complete a disclosure form indicating whether he or she has been convicted of crimes against persons listed in the law In addition, a background check, based on fingerprints and at employee expense, will be requested from the FBI and Washington State Patrol Employment status is contingent on verification o background check clearances.

Job Sharing: Pursuant to Chapter 206, laws of 1989, the District will accept applications from individuals wishing to share a position.

Nondiscrimination: The Lopez Island School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employee(s) has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator,InterimSuperintendent Dr Carl Bruner, Title IX Coordinator, HR Specialist Renee Koplan, Section 504 Academic Case Manager, K-12 Counselor Jeanna Carter, Section 504 Health Care Case Manager, Karen Hattman, RN OR contact by phone, 360-468-2202, OR mail to 86 School Rd, Lopez Island, WA 98261..

Keywords: Lopez Island School District, Bellingham , Special Education Teacher, Other , lopez island, Washington

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