Position Description

'(2020-2021) Texas - General - Special Education Distance Learning Teacher
Location GH Texas
Job Category Academy - Faculty (Teachers, Asst. Teachers, ESS / SPED)
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Job Title: Special Education Distance Learning Teacher

Reports to: TX-Director Special Student Services Special Student Services Department

Exemption Status/Test: Exempt/Professional

Primary Purpose:

To provide educational services to students with disabilities in the Distance Learning environment, responsible for planning, developing, delivering and evaluating appropriate individualized educational services, learning programs and instruction in both self- contained and all other integrated settings in consultation with other school personnel and Regional Special Student Services Coordinators.

Qualifications: Education/Certification:

Bachelor’s degree from accredited university

Valid Texas teaching certificate with required endorsements or training for subject and level assigned Demonstrate competency in the core academic subject area assigned

Valid Texas Special Education certification

Special Knowledge/Skills:

  • Knowledge of core academic subject assigned Knowledge of curriculum and instruction

  • Ability to instruct students and manage their behavior

  • Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills

  • Knowledge of local, state, and federal regulations and policies affecting special education Knowledge of current special education practices and methodologies

  • Knowledge of educational technology applications


Minimum two years Special Education Teaching

Major Responsibilities and Duties

  1. Develop and implement lesson plans that fulfill the requirements of district’s curriculum program and show written evidence of preparation as required. Prepare lessons that reflect accommodations/modifications for differences in individual student needs.

  2. Plan and use appropriate instructional and learning strategies, activities, materials, equipment/ technology that reflect understanding the needs of students’ assigned deliver subject matter according to each students Individual Plan (IEP) and guidelines established by Texas Education Agency, board policies, and administrative regulations.

  3. Ongoing communication and collaboration with campus Special Education Coordinators, teachers, staff, and administration regarding student planning, scheduling, and student progress.

  4. Work cooperatively with general education teachers to modify and/or accommodate curricula, as needed for special education students according to guidelines established in the Individualized Education Plan.

  5. Maintain records for data collection and progress monitoring for all assigned students.

  6. Assist parents with understanding and supporting educational objectives, learning expectations and behavioral standards in the Distance Learning Environment

  7. Participate in any Professional Development activities, as requested by the SSS TX-Director..

  8. Comply with state, district, and school regulations and policies for classroom teachers..

  9. Attend and participate in meetings for Special Educations services and supports, as appropriate

  10. Maintain a current knowledge of special education best practices and trends.

Qualities & Values

Passionately Committed

With humility and curiosity, we seek to know more about our core purpose; seek to share (with each other and with others externally as an advocate); seek to live the mission ourselves with relentless pursuit and intrinsic motivation; seek to understand our work and how it serves the mission…which should result in getting the right stuff done with measurable results because we love actualization – not just the theory

Servant’s Heart

The foundational element of having a servant’s heart is the acknowledgement of inherent dignity in their fellow human. Someone with a servant’s heart believes that their work is to promote the development of those around them and make it possible for others to be successful in serving the mission of the organization.

Team Player

We believe our mission can only be accomplished through collaboration and receive true joy in being a part of something greater than ourselves; Each of us is one part of a whole, each with different roles, expertise and responsibilities; working together in synchronicity


Great Hearts offers a very competitive benefits package and overall compensation will be commensurate with talent, experience and education.

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