Minnesota K-12 Special Education Licensure
- Strategy instruction – research and identify strategies and best practices that have the most impact on student achievement; how to embed these strategies in co-teaching and Resource/Learning Center classes.
- Modeling – strategies and co-teaching.
- Coaching staff in instructional delivery of curriculum.
- Suggest and model interventions.
- Be knowledgeable about and provide staff resources to meet academic needs.
- Provide professional development to both special education and general education teachers who work together to support students who receive special education services.
- Lead District special education program review.
- Provide staff development on data collection to support staff in knowing if what they are doing is working or not working and how this can be reported and documented via the student’s IEP.
- Provide paraprofessional staff development to help paras create more independence with students.
Knowledge and Skills:
1. Excellence in teaching; teaming with special and regular education staff.
2. Previous leadership responsibilities.
3. Has experience with providing developmental skill instruction in the areas of reading, language arts, math and social skills curriculum.
4. Has previous skills in formative and summative assessments.
5. Has demonstrated knowledge in using a variety of behavior management strategies.
6. Excellen human relations skills, including the ability to give feedback in a constructive and respectful manner.
7. A record of knowledge and participation in, and leadership in staff development for other staff.
8. Demonstrated ability to apply appropriate skills in performing daily routines.
9. Demonstrated ability to operate a computer, software and necessary classroom technology.
10. Successful collaboration in a team environment.
11. Maintain professional composure while dealing with a variety of personalities and situations.
12. Show initiative and function as a self-starter.
1. Collaborative work in a fast-paced environment interacting with students, staff, administrators, parents, and the community with multiple requests and concerns.
2. Support and communicate with other administrators and staff.
3. Respond in emergency situations.
4. Know, interpret, and follow school District policies.
5. May plan and coordinate the work of paraprofessionals and volunteers in the classroom.
6. May provide input to the goal-setting process for paraprofessionals.
7. Participates in a professional learning community on a regular basis.
8. Participates in training on third party reimbursement and implement third party reimbursement tasks as needed.
Dr. Michael Cyrus, Executive Director of Human Resources
Christine Breen, Executive Director of Special Education
Please upload a letter of interest, resume, 3 letters of professional recommendation, transcripts and Minnesota Teacher license information with your online application.
Current Employees, please fill out the Internal Application form found on the district website under “District” then “Departments-Human Resources” click “Submit an Internal Application/Transfer Form” found on the right side of the page. Current employees do not need to attach letters of recommendation or transcripts.