Exceptional Children's Teacher, Academy at Elkin (Elkin,
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.
- Degree in Special Education.
- Hold or be eligible for an NC teaching license in Special
Education – General Curriculum.
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
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
- Facilitate IEP meetings.
- Provide research-based specialized instruction to address the
instructional goals and objectives contained within each student's
- Use diagnostic information obtained from tests and other
assessments to update IEPs as needed.
- Evaluate and assess student progress against instructional
- Employ various teaching techniques, methods, and principles of
learning to enable students to meet their IEP goals.
- Deliver instruction using appropriate accommodations and
- Follow state-mandated due process procedures and
- 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
- 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
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
Additionally, list a minimum of 3 professional references in the
application or attach a List of References with Contact
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.
Director of Human Resources/ EEO Officer
Office of Human Resources
330 University Hall Dr.
Boone, NC 28608
Office of Title IX Compliance
123 I.G. Greer Hall
Boone, NC 28608
ADA /504 Coordinator & Office of Disability Resources
Office of Disability Resources
224 Joyce Lawrence Lane/Suite 112 Anne Belk Hall
Boone, NC 28608
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