Special Education Teacher Setting III, Resource
Begins August 22, 2022
Per Teachers Collective Bargaining Agreement. 

Job Summary:

  1. Teach curriculum of Prior Lake – Savage Area Schools
  2. Develop and demonstrate culturally responsive practices that lead to equitable outcomes for all students, particularly those groups of students that are overrepresented in special education.
  3. Demonstrate proactive response to support students with emotional regulation difficulties.
  4. Provide instruction in strategies to support students in developing academic, functional, and social skills for success.
  5. Demonstrate current knowledge of various forms of assistive technology to support students in accessing the appropriate tools for efficiency.
  6. Employ high expectations for students using a variety of instructional techniques and instructional media.
  7. Collaborate with others to plan, teach and support students with disabilities in the least restrictive environment.
  8. Advocate for students with disabilities to ensure high levels of achievement.
  9. Promote and develop strong communication and collaboration with staff, parents and other professionals.
  10. Carry out responsibilities as defined by the master contract.


  1. Licensed by the Minnesota Department of Education in ABS, ASD, EBD, DD, or LD (Dual special education licensure preferred).
  2. Experience working with and providing service to persons of diverse cultures, races, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  3. Evidence of a growth mindset and ability to accelerate growth in academic and social/emotional skills using a strengths-based model.
  4. Ability to work efficiently, effectively, and cooperatively with multidisciplinary teams.
  5. Strong oral and written communication skills.
  6. Ability to relate positively to students, staff, and community.
  7. Experience working in a school setting or with children ages birth through 21.
  8. Ability to follow directions and procedures and facilitate collaborative teaming around students.
  9. Ability to facilitate, write and implement Individual Education Programs (IEPs) and Positive Behavior Support Plans.
  10. Ability to direct the work of paraprofessionals and an understanding of practices for training and supporting paraprofessionals.
  11. Knowledge of best practices in the field of special education and implementation strategies for sensory activities, positive behavior support, academic instruction, development of routines, etc.
  12. Understanding and ability to conduct a comprehensive evaluation.
  13. Thorough understanding of the laws, rules and regulations of special education.
  14. Ability to lift up to 50 pounds of weight.
  15. Valid driver’s license or ability to provide travel for self between location

Responsible To: Assistant Director of Special Education; Building Principal