Classification:  Special Education Teacher – (Licensed Staff – 1.0 FTE, Grades 9 – 12)

Start Date: August 9, 2022 for New Teachers

Basic Function of the Position:  The Special Education Teacher’s primary function is to plan and provide special education services for students with disabilities.
Reports to: Director of Special Education

Position Responsibilities

  • Conducts assessments, testing and observations of students for the purpose of identifying special education needs and eligibility for services.
  • Follows all applicable state and federal regulations and due process procedures.
  • Coordinates Individual Educational Plan (IEP) team meetings for students. 
  • Assists  teaching staff in implementing students’ IEP’s and behavior management plans. 
  • Provides appropriate direct and indirect services for students who qualify for special education services.   
  • Collaborates with general education staff members.
  • Communicates effectively with staff, students, and parents.
  • Organizes and maintains a system for accurate and complete student records.
  • Encourages parental involvement in students’ education and ensures effective communication with students and parents. 
  • Enforces school rules and communicates with appropriate personnel.
  • Follow all district procedures and policies for maintaining a healthy and safe environment for students and staff.
  • Behave and speak in a professional manner at all times.
  • Follow district standards in terms of dress, punctuality, and attendance.
  • Perform other duties as assigned in support of instructional efforts.

Position Qualifications

  • Licensed by the state of Minnesota in the areas of Specific Learning Disability, Emotional Behavioral Disability, and/or Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Knowledge of Special Education principles, theories, testing, methods, etc. as well as proven methods of maximizing the educational experience of students with special needs
  • Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws regarding education and students
  • Ability to use computer network system and software applications as needed
  • Ability to organize and coordinate work
  • Ability to communicate effectively with students, parents. staff and administrators 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Position Compensation

  • Competitive Salary
  • Benefits for 0.75 FTE and above

How to Apply

  • No phone calls, please
  • Please apply via the red “Apply” button in the top right corner of the Applitrack job posting page

Application Deadline

  • Applications accepted until filled.

Saint Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

About SPCPA:

Imagine a high school unlike any other ….
Pre-professional performing arts training completely guided by current working professional artists
Demanding college preparatory academic coursework taught by traditionally licensed instructors
Available for free to all who have a passion for the performing arts
* Students choose to come to SPCPA from over 125 different zip codes
* There is no audition, students are leveled by technical ability in arts classes
* The academic program offers honors and on-level classes, College in the Schools, and AP
* Extracurricular activities are limited
* Students who attend SPCPA are treated as if they ALL will eventually become professional actors, dancers, singers, and musicians AND attend college or conservatory.

SPCPA’s VISION is to deliver a high-end, high-bar, conservatory-style/college-prep program to students across the vastest imaginable range of skill levels and backgrounds. Therefore, we entrust our academic faculty to understand our unique student population and encourage wholehearted support of our school’s values.

What do we believe? Saint Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists values…
– preparing students for college and trains them as future practitioners of the arts.
– stimulating and sustaining interest in arts and academics as a source of truth and insight into the human condition.
– constructing a creative environment where risks may be safely taken and where creators take responsibility for our vision.
– encouraging students to use their physical, sensory, and intellectual potential to explore ideas and raise questions.
– honoring individual discovery within a collaborative spirit.