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