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High School Special Education Teacher (Fort Worth)
Uplift's mission is to create and sustain public schools of excellence that empower each student to reach their highest potential in college and the global marketplace and that inspire in students a life-long love of learning, achievement, and service in order to positively change their world.
Provide students with appropriate educational activities and experiences that will enable them to fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical and social growth. Help students develop the skills necessary to be a productive member of society.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Arrives at school 15 minutes before carpool and is available for assigned duties or set-up (7:15 am)
Stays at school until time designated by School Director/Managing Director or as business necessitates
Participates in school-wide and individual professional development, including the 2 -3 week summer session
Attends and participates in all staff meetings
Performs necessary duties including but not limited to bus, morning lunch, and afternoon duties
Chaperones field lessons and field trips
Communicates with all staff
Reports to appropriate administrators
Abides by all state and federal mandates in reporting sexual or physical abuse and neglect
Upholds the code of conduct and all school policies
Maintains and supports a positive professional school culture
Models behavior within the code of conduct
Supports and follows directives of campus administrators
Works as part of interdisciplinary team planning and aligning and integrating curricula that will be consistently assessed
Attends all grade level meetings
Works with grade level to address and resolve student issues
Creates rigorous and engaging long-term, quarterly, weekly, daily, and lesson specific lesson plans
Sets clear short-term and long-term goals to drive instruction
Maintains a productive, safe, and focused learning environment
Consistently enforces Uplift Education’s core mission and values
Creates and provides meaningful and frequent assessments in a timely manner, utilizing the daily conference time to do so
Provides necessary accommodations and modifications for growth and success of all students
Effectively teaches the adopted curriculum, the Uplift curriculum and the International Baccalaureate components.
Goes above and beyond to ensure all students are meeting appropriate standards
Keeps parents well-informed about students’ progress, providing frequent feedback in accordance with campus guidelines, weekly assessments and quarterly report cards
Maintains an open-door policy
Upholds all school policies within the classroom
Ability to communicate effectively with students, parents, staff, and public agencies in support of the attendance program
Other duties as assigned
This position does not have any supervisory responsibilities.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree (B.A./ B.S.) from an accredited college or university required. Master’s Degree is preferred but not required. Must have a valid Texas Teacher Certification or be enrolled in an Uplift designated certification course. Teachers of record must be “highly qualified,” as defined by No Child Left Behind Act (federal law). Spanish speaking a plus.
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