FY22: Teacher, Special Education (LAD)(Mathematics Science), Richard Montgomery HS, 1.0 FTE
Montgomery County Public Schools | Rockville MD
Under the supervision of school administration, provides leadership to the Depart...
Under the supervision of school administration, provides leadership to the Department of Special Education (DSES) or program within high schools. Serves as the liaison to the DSES. Supports special education classroom teachers in the instructional program and planning for appropriate learning experiences for students with disabilities. Serves as an instructional role model, supports the development of a professional learning community (PLC) within the department and the school, observes and analyzes instructional practices related to teacher professional growth and evaluation. Serves as an active participant on the school based leadership team in analyzing student achievement data and supporting teachers with instructional strategies.
Meets Maryland State Department of Education certification requirements for an Advanced Professional Certificate (APC) in special education.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and ABILITIES:
Knowledge of the Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) curriculum, learning theory, differentiated instruction, data collection, and research-based instructional practices. Thorough knowledge of the MCPS special education program, Individualized Education Programs (IEP), Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA 2015), Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA 2004), and state and federal policies related to special education. Ability to work well with students with disabilities, teachers, other professionals, administrators, and parents/guardians of students with disabilities. Ability to appropriately adapt instructional programs and materials to meet the needs of students with disabilities. Ability to work effectively with adults in a PLC; observe and analyze teaching skills, and assess delivery of curriculum to students with disabilities; current in best instructional practices; collaborates with all aspects of the school community and DSES. Excellent oral and written communication and human relations skills. Knowledge of and the ability to apply the six performance standards established for the Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Teacher Professional Growth System (TPGS).
EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERIENCE:
Masters degree or Masters equivalency from an accredited college or university in special education, general education, educational administration and supervision, or a related field. Certification in a secondary content area is desirable. Three years or more of successful classroom experience as a special education teacher working with students with varying special instructional needs. Two distinctly different special education teaching experiences preferred. Other combinations of applicable education, training, and experience which provide the knowledge, abilities, and skills necessary to perform effectively in the position may be considered.