Early Elementary Special Education Teacher

Monday, July 22, 2019
Paw Paw Public Schools
Position Details: 

Date posted:  July 12-22, 2019 or until filled

Early Elementary Special Education Teacher

Job Location:                     Paw Paw Early Elementary

Reports to:                          Early Elementary Principal

Job type:                              Full-time

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BA/BS Degree in Special Education
  • Possess valid Michigan teaching certificate with special education endorsement
  • Must meet NCLB highly qualified requirements to teach special education at the elementary level


  • Successful teaching experience
  • Experience in a self-contained classroom
  • Experience in early childhood
  • Endorsements in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Emotional Impairment                                                     (EI), or Cogntive Impairment (CI)
  • Prior experience working with students who have diverse learning, communication and behavior needs

Job Description

  • Ensure individualized instructional programs, services and supports are designed for each student on their caseload
  • Collaborate with general education teachers to ensure appropriate accommodations and modifications are made in order for students to access to the general education curriculum
  • Maintain appropriate record keeping and input on program effectiveness
  • Work with support staff and general education teachers for instructional and behavioral planning
  • Secure and maintain a CPI endorsement and participate in the Crisis Prevention Intervention Team
  • Consult and participate in the development of instructional strategies and interventions that meet the needs of Tier 3 students
  • Maintain an equitable, not equal, mindset when delivering service and supporting special education students
  • Incorporate technology, differentiated instructional practices and interventions with students
  • Use data for informed decision making and progress monitoring on IEP goals and objectives
  • Facilitate collaboration and communication with multiple service providers, parents and community agencies
  • Develop and maintain a positive rapport with students, parents, staff and the community.

Salary/Benefits: Per PPEA Contract

Days/Hours:                       Per PPEA Contract/School Calendar

Start date:                            August 2019

STATEMENT OF NON-DISCRIMINATION: It is the policy of the Paw Paw Public School District that no discriminatory practices based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, height, weight, marital status, disability, genetic information or any other status covered by federal, state, or local law be allowed during any program, activity, service, or in employment. Inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies should be directed to the Executive Director of Business Operations or Director of Curriculum/Instruction and State/Federal Programs, 119 Johnson Rd., Paw Paw, MI 49079, 1-269-415-5200.

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