Overview

The Instructional Resource Teacher is an exemplary school leader, program coordinator, and effective manager responsible for ensuring all scholars realize their full potential. The Instructional Resource teacher develops and implements a comprehensive program of high-quality academic and socio-emotional teaching and services that meet each scholar’s identified and targeted needs. This is a critical role and the teacher reports directly to the Assistant Principal.

Responsibilities and Duties

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Ensuring appropriate delivery of both special education instruction and related services as stipulated on IEP’s.
  • Achieving dramatic and consistent improvement in the academic performance of students with exceptionalities
  • Ensuring that the school complies with all relevant local, state and federal regulations governing students with exceptionalities
  • Conferring with students’ families, school leadership, testing specialists, and other professionals to develop IEPs designed to promote students’ academic, physical, and social development
  • Overseeing/managing the caseload of special education students and implementation of IEP’s
  • Supporting and leading professional development and growth of faculty, especially with regard to special education
  • Effectively communicate to parents and guardians the special education process including process for referrals, evaluations, annual IEP’s, and re-evaluations as well as parental rights granted by IDEA.
  • Coordinating with student’s special education team to ensure all team members (including parents) are prepared for the content of the meeting.
  • Maintaining student files (paper and electronic) according to school and Easy IEP and State standards.
  • Works with the RTI team to ensure that effective interventions are used to meet student needs

Qualifications and Skills

Education, skills, and qualification:
Detail-oriented, organized, and responsible
Proficient in effective practices for Special Needs
An unyielding belief in the potential of every child to succeed
Proficient in the use of technology