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Holyoke Public Schools Special Education Teacher of Moderate Di in Holyoke, Massachusetts

HPS is actively seeking innovative school leaders with a track record of improving outcomes for students to be part of this exciting, cutting-edge turnaround work. The principal will help the Receiver build and manage a fast-paced and dedicated team that works together to provide the children and families of the Holyoke Public Schools with the highest possible level of education and service pursuant to the district?s turnaround plan. JOB DESCRIPTION: 1. Plans a program of study that, as much as possible, meets the individual needs, interests, and abilities of the students. 2. Creates a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of students. 3. Skilled in delivering instruction in the latest reading interventions that are researched based and data driven, such as and not limited to Lindamood, Wilson, Story Grammar Marker, etc. 4. Develop personal relationships with the student's parents or guardians, and works to establish with them an understanding and cooperative relationship based on the student's individual needs. 5. Prepares for classes assigned, and shows written evidence of preparation upon request of immediate superior. 6. Encourages students to set and maintain standards of classroom behavior. 7. Employs a variety of instructional techniques and instructional media, consistent with the physical limitations of the location provided and the needs and capabilities of the individuals or student groups involved. 8. Strives to implement by instruction and action the district's philosophy of education, instructional goals, and objectives. 9. Do baseline testing to determine educational needs and develop a strategic plan to address weaknesses. File quarterly written progress reports on each assigned student, which includes yearly progress monitoring. 10. Works with the team to diagnose the learning disabilities of students on a regular basis, seeking the assistance of district specialist as required. 11. Maintains accurate, completes, and corrects records as required by law, district policy, and administrative regulations. 12. Assists the administration in implementing all policies and rules governing student life and conduct, and, for the classroom, develops reasonable rules of classroom behavior and procedure, and maintains order in the classroom in a fair and just manner. 13. Plans and supervise purposeful assignments for teacher aide(s) and volunteer(s) and, evaluates their job performance. 14. Strives to maintain and improve professional competence. 15. Attends staff meetings and serves on staff committee as required. 16. Other duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's Degree Massachusetts Moderate Disabilities: PreK-8 or 5-12 Certification Course work in communication disorders High skilled in all aspects of Lindamood, Wilson, Story Grammar Marker, etc. Primary Location STEM ACADEMY Salary Range $49.50 - $69,900.00 / FULL TIME (10 MONTH) Shift Type Full-Time Job Contact Information Name Sal Canata Title Principal Phone Email