Special Services | Teacher - Elementary | Christa McAuliffe Elementary


Assignment:  LEAP Teacher (Center Based Program) at Christa McAuliffe Elementary School

FTE: 1.0

Start Date:  August 2023

Position Purpose

Special education teachers in ISD 200 empower students to build their independence by providing direct instruction in the areas of academics, functional skills, behavior regulation, social/emotional skills and daily living skills in a safe learning environment. Teachers are under the daily supervision of the building Principal and overall supervision of the Director/Assistant Director of Special Services.


  • Preferred licensure: Minnesota licensure in Special Education: Developmental Cognitive Disabilities (DCD), Mild to Moderate Mentally HDCP, or Developmental Disabilities

  • Will consider Minnesota licensure in Special Education: Academic Behavior Strategists (ABS) with experience working with students with cognitive disabilities

  • Successful prior special education teaching experience for the appropriate grade level and disability domains preferred

  • Experience and knowledge of due process paperwork including Individualized Education Plans (IEPs), Behavior Support Plans, evaluations, and progress reports

  • Must possess strong written and verbal communication skills to effectively collaborate with parents, students, staff, and administrators¬†

  • Ability to perform routine computer functions, including using email, Google Suite and due process system

  • Thorough understanding of the laws, rules and regulations of special education


Job Responsibilities:

  • Employ high expectations for students using a variety of instructional techniques and instructional media

  • Must possess the knowledge of MN standards and options for supporting students in achieving those standards

  • Understand¬†and implement¬†learning interventions to meet the varying learning styles and needs of a diverse student population

  • Develop and demonstrate culturally responsive practices that lead to equitable outcomes for all students, particularly those groups of students that are over-represented in special education

  • Advocate for students with disabilities to ensure high levels of achievement

  • Provide instruction in strategies to support students in developing social emotional skills for success

  • Demonstrate proactive responses to support students with emotional regulation difficulties

  • Demonstrate current knowledge of various forms of assistive technology to support students in accessing the appropriate tools for efficiency

  • Collaborate with others to plan, teach and support students with disabilities in the least restrictive environment

  • Collaborate with nursing staff to support and perform the necessary delegated health tasks

  • Ability to direct the work of paraprofessionals and an understanding of practices for training and supporting paraprofessionals

  • Coordinate with outside agencies, organizations and institutions to support students and families

  • Facilitate effective IEP team meetings with parents and other professionals¬†¬†

  • Write and implement IEPs and Behavior Support Plans within the center based program and general education settings

  • Plan and complete comprehensive special education evaluations, including Functional Behavior Assessment

  • Proficient in meeting deadlines and managing daily record keeping and other due-process related tasks

  • Organize and maintain a system for accurate and complete progress monitoring of student IEP goals and objectives

  • Complete and maintain certification in Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (CPI) training, provided by the district

  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds of weight

Additional Duties:

  • Perform other related tasks as assigned by the Principal or Director/Assistant Director of Special Services, and other central office administrators as designated by the Superintendent.¬†

Note: The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities. It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility. 

Compensation and Benefits:

  • See Master Agreement on the website


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If you have questions, contact Tonia Humble, Assistant Director of Special Services  or 651-480-7008

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