Waukee Community School District

Special Education Teacher - Instructional Strategist Level II/III: ID (44)

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TitleSpecial Education Teacher - Instructional Strategist Level II/III: ID
Posting ID44

Terms of Employment: 194 or 196 days, depending on experience within WCSD


Position Criteria:

  • Valid Iowa teaching license

  • Instructional Strategist II: ID, or Instructional Strategist I with willingness to pursue conditional license for Strategist II: ID

  • A solid understanding of how to write, implement and monitor IEP goals using the appropriate progress monitoring decision-making procedures

  • Understanding of and experience with progress monitoring and Web IEP

Performance Criteria:

  • Strong collaboration and communication with parents, AEA, teachers, and support staff

  • Successful experience serving students with challenging behavior

  • Successful experience working with elementary learners on the autism spectrum

  • Knowledge of functions of behavior as they relate to developing and implementing appropriate behavior intervention plans

  • Experience with challenging behaviors and a willingness to serve on the building response team

  • CPI certification or willingness to obtain CPI certification

  • Ability to teach in both a pull-out special education setting and collaborative general education setting

  • Ability to supervise classroom associate(s) with positive leadership skills

  • Evidence of strong organizational skills

  • Actively supports and effectively communicates Waukee’s mission and vision

  • Demonstrates an understanding of the elements of a Professional Learning Community and an ability to apply that understanding to a team situation

  • Solid understanding and proven application of  the Framework for Meeting the Needs of All Students and  implementation of Multi-Tiered System of Support

  • Demonstrates implementation of research-supported instructional and balanced assessment practices, supporting differentiation and integration of skills and concepts

  • Understanding and experience with the workshop and gradual release models and commitment to differentiated instruction

  • Experience and proven ability in working with and growing diverse learners

  • Demonstrates willingness and desire to collaborate with instructional coaches and building and district leaders to continue to grow professionally

  • Desire for growth is evident through personal and professional goals

  • Record of recent professional learning and knowledge of current research

  • Proven ability to read and interpret a variety of types of data and expertise in data-driven decision-making to guide instruction

  • Understanding of formative assessment and evidence of using data to adapt to individual needs of students of all ability levels

  • Full support and implementation of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports

  • Flexible, highly motivated, and enthusiastic about working with children

  • Evidence of effective routines and procedures that lead to a positive classroom environment that promotes student achievement

  • Articulate in oral and written communications

  • Proven communication with parents and families

  • Knowledge of and experience with using current technology to enhance learning


Shift TypeFull-Time
Salary Range196 Day Contract
LocationBrookview Elementary

Applications Accepted

Start Date02/11/2020
End Date02/28/2020