Special Education Teaching | District Wide | Available: 2023-2024 School Year | Closing: Until Filled


WORK DAY/YEAR: Full time Special Education Early Childhood Lead position for the 2023-2024 School Year
Click link below to review the 2022-2023 REA Work Calendar

REPORTS TO:  Special Education Director

SALARY: Based on level of education and full years of licensed teaching experience.
Click link below to review the 2021-2023 REA Contract containing salary schedule.

BENEFITS:  Benefits available for teaching positions .5 HTE (Half Time Employment) and higher.
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  • Support development and revision of¬†coherent district curriculum and instructional strategies that are aligned with district, state, and national standards.
  • Provide coaching to classroom teachers; including staff development, observations, and feedback sessions.
  • Work cooperatively, provide support, and communicate regularly with the Director of Special Education, administrators, and teachers.
  • Analyze ECSE department data to develop improvements which promote high student achievement.
  • Provide¬†and promote¬†staff development to improve program compliance in both Part B &¬†Part C with state and federal law and district guidelines.¬†
  • Support the implementation of evidence based practices such as EQUIP/CEM.
  • Participate in the initial referral process, including communicating with families and community agencies, and structuring classroom placements.
  • Actively participate in IEP and IFSP meetings.
  • Foster a positive climate for students and staff.Provide coaching to classroom teachers; including staff development, observations, and feedback sessions.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Special Education.¬†


  • Special Education license in any area.
  • Experience in Early Childhood Education preferred.
  • Excellent writing, speaking, and listening skills, along with strong interpersonal skills in communicating with staff, students, and community.
  • Experience in leadership activities.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to be flexible and to adapt rapidly to changes in daily routines.
  • Ability to work effectively and fairly with conflicts/issues involving students, staff and parents.
  • Understanding of ECSE programming (Birth – Age 7)

Current Minnesota teaching license required.  
Prior successful experience in urban, multicultural education desirable.
Demonstrates continued professional development through course work, research, peer collaboration, and/or job-embedded staff development.
Working knowledge of the subject matter, classroom management techniques, current researched best practices and strategies, as well as students’ learning styles and needs, both academic and affective.

Commitment to Equity:
Rochester Public Schools is committed to diversifying its workforce to better reflect the community we serve.  We believe the practices used in recruiting, interviewing, hiring, supporting, and promoting staff must include and honor, at every level, those who represent the diverse identities of our schools and community.

Common and Shared Accountabilities for All Positions 
Employees of the Rochester Public School District #535 are expected to support the goals, model and promote an environment that is respectful for all, and work collaboratively with other staff to focus on the needs of the learner. A quality, customer focus that conveys a welcome attitude, an adaptability to change, and a desire for continuous improvement is also expected of all employees. In addition, staff are to respect confidential matters, encourage a safe and secure environment throughout the schools, and be dependable and accountable employees.

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