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Exceptional Children's Teacher, Academy at Elkin (Elkin, NC)

Employer
Appalachian State University
Location
North Carolina, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 27, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Other Education, Teacher Education, Administrative, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services, Disabled Student Services, Other Student Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Title Exceptional Children's Teacher, Academy at Elkin (Elkin, NC) Position Number 096571 Department Elkin Lab School - 260855 Description of University
Appalachian State University, in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls more than 20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors. Minimum Qualifications
  • Degree in Special Education.
  • Hold or be eligible for an NC teaching license in Special Education – General Curriculum.
License/Certification Required
See Minimum Qualifications. Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The Exceptional Children's Teacher will play an integral role in developing a robust academic program for students in the regular classroom or special education classroom setting. They are expected to guide students in their social, emotional, and academic development.

Job Duties & Responsibilities
  • Develop and implement an instructional plan to meet the needs of students with disabilities.
  • Develop and implement Individualized Educational Plans ( IEP ) for students, including present levels of educational performance, special education needs, instructional goals and objectives, and the special education and related services required to meet those goals
  • Facilitate IEP meetings.
  • Provide research-based specialized instruction to address the instructional goals and objectives contained within each student's IEP .
  • Use diagnostic information obtained from tests and other assessments to update IEPs as needed.
  • Evaluate and assess student progress against instructional objectives.
  • Employ various teaching techniques, methods, and principles of learning to enable students to meet their IEP goals.
  • Deliver instruction using appropriate accommodations and modifications.
  • Follow state-mandated due process procedures and functions.
  • Monitor student behavior, maintain discipline, de-escalate inappropriate behaviors, teach appropriate behavioral strategies, and restrain students when necessary in accordance with established laws and regulations.
  • Assist students with disabilities with their personal and self-help needs, such as eating, toileting, and other essential tasks that the students are not able to perform by themselves.
  • Collaborate regularly with regular education teachers to ensure students are receiving appropriate classroom accommodations and to help teachers understand student IEPs.
  • Communicate with parents regarding their child's educational progress via periodic written progress reports.
  • Act as a case coordinator for assigned students; consult with community resources, school support professionals, and parents to better understand and meet student needs.
  • Maintain student records in accordance with North Carolina's policies governing services for children with disabilities.
  • Comply with state and federal education statutes.
  • Treat all students in a fair and equitable manner.
  • Interact effectively with students, colleagues, parents, and community members.
  • Follow a plan for professional development and demonstrate evidence of growth.
Suggested Salary Range Commensurate with NC Teacher Salary Schedule. Physical Demands of Position
Typical physical demands of a professional position within a school environment. Special Instructions to Applicants
For a complete application, please apply and submit all below-required documents electronically through Appalachian State University's Job Board:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Licensure
Additionally, list a minimum of 3 professional references in the application or attach a List of References with Contact Information. AA/EEO Statement
Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.

Important Contacts:

Director of Human Resources/ EEO Officer
Office of Human Resources
330 University Hall Dr.
Boone, NC 28608
(828) 262-3187

Office of Title IX Compliance
123 I.G. Greer Hall
Boone, NC 28608
(828) 262-2144

ADA /504 Coordinator & Office of Disability Resources Director
Office of Disability Resources
224 Joyce Lawrence Lane/Suite 112 Anne Belk Hall
Boone, NC 28608
(828) 262-3056 Diversity and Inclusion at Appalachian
We at Appalachian State University are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence both locally and globally.

We understand that the successful implementation of diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence is the responsibility of the entire university community, including alumni and official university governing bodies. A diverse campus community supports an influx of broad and distinct ideas that increase learning opportunities and strengthen the impact of our community as we work collectively to achieve a just experience for all.

We actively encourage, support, and promote a global mindset and an equitable environment where all will know that they belong and are safe to express their culture, identity, values, ideas, opinions, and creativity. We are committed to creating a culture of equity opportunity for all, one that has an expectation of fairness, justice, and equity-minded practice at all levels of the university community. Quick Link https://appstate.peopleadmin.com/postings/36376 Posting Number 201501029P
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