LOPEZ ISLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 144
86 School Rd., Lopez Island, WA 98261 360.468.2202/Fax
360.468.2212 CERTIFICATED POSITION
Special Education Teacher .5 FTE
Applications Due by: Open Until Filled
Responsible to: Director of Special Education &
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
Must be able to demonstrate proficiency in using standardized
Knowledge of student eligibility guidelines and exit
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
Must have knowledge of and/or experience in use of best
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
Must have sense of teamwork, collaboration, and be willing to
engage in continued development of the Special Services
Determines and completes appropriate evaluation of referred
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
Develop continuous measurement for evaluating students
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
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
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
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
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
Job Sharing: Pursuant to Chapter 206, laws of 1989, the District
will accept applications from individuals wishing to share a
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
email@example.com, Title IX Coordinator, HR Specialist
Renee Koplan firstname.lastname@example.org, Section 504 Academic
Case Manager, K-12 Counselor Jeanna Carter
email@example.com, Section 504 Health Care Case
Manager, Karen Hattman, RN firstname.lastname@example.org OR
contact by phone, 360-468-2202, OR mail to 86 School Rd, Lopez
Island, WA 98261..