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Teacher- Elementary, Middle and/or High school
Vanguard Preparatory School
Location: Dallas, Texas
Type: Full Time
Preferred Education: 4 Year Degree
Special Education Teacher Pre-K to 12
Internal Number: 112021
Responsible for providing students with appropriate learning activities and experiences designed to fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical, and social growth. Develop or modify curricula and prepare lessons and other instructional materials according to ability level. Work in self-contained, team, and departmental or itinerant capacity as assigned.
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES:
Assume responsibility for the organization and operation of work within the area of supporting students and staff working with students following Vanguard guidelines and researched based best practices.
Collaborate with students, parents and other members of the staff to develop individual learning plans
Develop and implement plans for the curriculum program assigned and show written evidence of preparation as required
Prepare lessons that reflect accommodation for individual student differences
Present the subject matter according to guidelines established by Texas Education Agency, Vanguard policies, and administrative regulations
Plan and use appropriate instructional/learning strategies, activities, materials, and equipment that reflects accommodation for individual needs of students assigned
Conduct assessment of student learning styles and uses results for instructional activities
Cooperate with other members of the staff in planning and implementing instructional goals, objectives, and methods according to Vanguard requirements
Plan and supervise purposeful assignments for teacher aide(s) and or volunteer(s) Use technologies in the teaching/learning process
Consistently assess student achievement through formal and informal testing
Assume responsibility for extracurricular activities as assigned and may sponsor outside activities approved by the school
Present a positive role model for a student that supports the mission of the school
Develop and maintain a classroom environment conducive to learning and appropriate to the physical, social, and emotional development of students
Manage student behavior in the classroom and administer emotional regulation practices according to Vanguard policies and administrative regulations
Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities Assist in the selection of books, equipment, and other instructional materials
Establish and maintain open lines of communication with students and their parents
Maintain a professional relationship with all colleagues, students, parents, and community members Use acceptable communication skills to present information accurately, clearly, and timely.
Keep the director of education fully informed with respect to conditions and needs of the classroom and of new techniques and materials being used
Attend and participate in staff meetings, committee meetings, and work sessions as required by the principal/director of education
Promote professional improvement through reading educational journals and books, exploring educational research, enrolling in college courses, participating in staff development activities, and membership in professional organizations
Keep informed of and complies with accreditation and school regulations and policies for classroom teachers Compile, maintain, and file all reports, records, and other academic documents required
Follow all rules, regulations, and policies of Vanguard and follow directives from superiors Follow attendance policy as assigned by supervisor
Perform other functions that may be assigned by the Administration and/or supervisor
Preferred background with behavioral supports or RBT work
Preferred teaching certificate with required endorsements or training for subject and level assigned
Demonstrated competency in the core academic subject area assigned
Knowledge of core academic subjects assigned
Knowledge of curriculum and instruction
Knowledge of best practices for special education students
Ability to instruct students and manage their behavior
Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
Minimum of 1 years of experience working with people with a variety of multiple disabilities, including but not limited to autism spectrum, ADD and ADHD, learning disabilities, mental health issues, developmental delays and abuse/neglect issues
The Vanguard Preparatory School serves children and families who, for different, often complex reasons, are not well served by traditional public and private schools. Vanguard provides an environment where students can excel to the full extent of their capabilities. Excel might mean achieving academic honors and going on to college with a full scholarship or it might mean the freedom to live independently and pursue meaningful work. Vanguard is unique in our ability to integrate academic learning with social-emotional learning. We have been doing both?and doing both well—for a long time.
Vanguard’s approach to education is built upon two pillars: academic learning and social-emotional learning. We transcend the boundaries of conventional education to integrate these two pillars into one unified experience, and we diligently evaluate, measure, and communicate individual student progress in both areas.
Vanguard’s approach to education is inspired by several foundational beliefs:
We believe that social-emotional learning sets the stage for academic learning and success in other areas.
We believe that children who are intellectually engaged in learning are closer to develop...ing behavior that will positively affect their future path.
We believe that what children learn in school should be reinforced at home, which is why Vanguard provides diverse educational opportunities for parents.
And finally, we believe in the power of difference. Vanguard is a place where very different students learn to accept and help one another, developing a mindset that will benefit them throughout their lives.