Plans, develops, presents, modifies curricula; and, prepares lesson plans and other instructional materials to student ability levels and in accordance with student’s Individual Educational Plan (IEP). Evaluates and documents appropriate data to monitor student progress and serves as an advisor/advocate for students. Works in self-contained, team, or departmental capacity as assigned. Grades and subjects vary.
SUPERVISOR: Secondary Principal
FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Develops and uses authentic assessment of student learning.
Uses assessment to drive classroom instruction (formative and summative assessments).
Plans instruction effectively, engages learners and uses appropriate instructional techniques.
Monitors student understanding of the curriculum and adjusts instruction, materials, or assessments, where appropriate.
Maintains appropriate classroom standards of behavior, mutual respect, and safety.
Makes learning goals clear to the students and maintains high standards and expectations.
Promotes confidence and perseverance in the students, while stimulating increased personal responsibility for achieving individual goals.
Works collaboratively with other school staff on planning and implementing interdisciplinary curriculum and works constructively to suggest improvements and possible approaches.
Plans and completes necessary testing or data collection, documentation, and interpretation of data.
Maintains student and staff confidentiality.
Writes annual IEP student goals and works steadily to help students attain these goals.
Monitors and reports IEP progress quarterly; Attends IEP meetings.
Oversees the implementation of behavior plans designed for individual students, as needed.
Establishes an organized physical space and a creative classroom environment that is positive for student learning and involvement.
Complies with school, state, and federal policies and procedures and supports the mission of the school.
Maintains a current working knowledge of the TLC curriculum, the MA Curriculum Frameworks, and MCAS procedures.
**May be required to drive students on field trips and/or to mainstreaming classes. Additional driving responsibilities as needed.
**Some lifting may be required when working with young students or students with special needs, however, TLC embraces and celebrates a spirit of inclusion and diversity, and reasonable accommodations and modifications will be made whenever possible. The diversity of our student population may require that some assignments have a heavier physical responsibility due to safety. If the opening for which you are applying will require more strenuous physical activity, the unique needs will be discussed at the time of interview.
*Perform other tasks as assigned by the Department Supervisor.
*Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
**TLC is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and all employees and applicants for employment are afforded equal opportunity in every area of hiring and employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender identity, age, criminal record (inquiries only), handicap (disability), mental illness, retaliation, sexual harassment, sexual orientation, genetics, active military, and any other legally protected characteristic.
**TLC embraces and celebrates a spirit of inclusion and diversity, and reasonable accommodations and modifications will be made whenever possible.
• Licensed by Massachusetts DESE as a Teacher of the Deaf or a Teacher of Moderate Disabilities (or certification from reciprocal state)
• Master’s degree in content area or related area
• A minimum of conversational fluency in American Sign Language required, with native, or near-native ASL fluency preferred
• Written English language competency
• Ability to work effectively as part of an educational team
Note: In the event that a viable licensed candidate does not apply for any of the above teaching positions, a candidate may be eligible to be employed under a 1-year waiver from MA DESE. The unlicensed candidate must submit documentation of completion of all requirements for the position except for DESE testing (written, performance, and literacy skills) in order to be eligible to be granted a waiver allowing one year to complete the testing requirements and acquire a preliminary vocational technical educator license.