Special Education Teacher Position:

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The Forsyth R-III School District is accepting applications for a special education teacher for students in grades 5-8 for the 2019-2020 school year. Successful candidates should be able to work well with students with a variety of abilities and disabilities, demonstrate initiative, and communicate well with faculty and parents. To be considered for this position, submit a letter of interest, resume, and three letters of reference in person to Michelle Phelan in the Special Services Office or by email to mphelan@forsythr3.k12.mo.us.

  • Main Job Tasks and Responsibilities
    • identify the needs of assigned students through formal and informal assessments
    • review referral data, history and assessment data to develop appropriate goals and objectives for each student
    • confer with general education teachers regarding the educational, social, emotional and physical needs and objectives of each student
    • plan, develop and implement individualized learning plans for each student
    • design appropriate teaching strategies
    • prepare instructional materials and lesson plans according to Individual Educational Plans (IEPs)
    • review IEPs with parents, school administrators and general education teachers
    • monitor, evaluate and document each student’s progress utilizing appropriate measurements and assessment devices
    • prepare timely progress reports for each student
    • develop and implement necessary interventions and strategies to promote achievement of student objectives
    • modify and adapt conventional educational programs and curriculum to meet the requirements of special needs students
    • maintain regular communication with parents by means of email, phone calls, conferences and progress reports
    • assist parents with understanding and supporting educational objectives, learning expectations and behavioral standards
    • ensure adherence to reasonable rules of classroom discipline and order to maintain a secure and effective learning environment
    • manage student behavior through monitoring, supervising and assessing behavioral patterns
    • utilize appropriate corrective methods to modify behavior
    • instruct students on socially acceptable behaviors and personal development skills
    • prepare special needs students for inclusion and transition to mainstream
    • maintain accurate and complete records in compliance with school district regulations and legal requirements
    • maintain a current knowledge of special education best practices and trends

    Qualifications and Experience

    • The applicant must hold a valid mild/moderate cross categorical Missouri teaching certificate
    • Possess experience and/or knowledge of IEP development.
    • Experience in educating special needs students
    • Proven effective classroom and student behavior management skills
    • Knowledge of current special education practices and methodologies
    • Knowledge and understanding of State, local and federal regulations and policies affecting special education
    • Working knowledge of educational technology applications

    Key Competencies

    • organizational and planning skills
    • collaboration and team work
    • judgment and decision-making
    • creative thinking
    • problem-solving
    • conflict management and resolution
    • appreciation of diversity
    • adaptability

Company Description:

The mission of the Forsyth R-III School District is to “Equip Students for Their Next Stage in Life.” You will find that faculty, staff, and our community work together to make this mission a reality. Our school district is conveniently located on one campus in the heart of Forsyth.  Forsyth Elementary is the home to our students in preschool through fourth grade. Students in grades fifth through eighth attend our middle school and students in grades nine through twelve enroll in our high school.

Recruiter / HR Contact: Melissa Julian