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ESE Teacher

Work in partnership with parents, students, and regular education teachers in accordance with the school's mission and vision in order to promote student achievement. The following responsibilities and duties are the means to achieve that end while maintaining compliance with Federal and State Regulations.


  • Prepares for and conducts Parent and student conferencing according to school policy.
  • Delivers student instruction in modalities instituted by the school and assigned program (may include but are not limited to: Individual or Group Direct Synchronous Instruction, Learning Support, Life Skills Support, Itinerant Support, Resource Room Support, co-teaching, writing lesson plans, telephone conferencing and instruction, Parent Learning Opportunities).
  • Collects data and appropriate work samples.
  • Plans and conducts appointments with parents as needed.
  • Assists regular education teachers with specially designed instruction when necessary.
  • Participates at monthly outings encouraged.
  • Provides support for ESE student achievement in the general class through training teachers and assisting with the implementation of school inclusion plans.
  • Arranges for and assists with training for inclusionary practices.
  • Acts as an informational liaison for inclusion as appropriate.
  • Assists with planning for classroom and testing accommodations for students with disabilities.
  • Models strategies for inclusionary practices as appropriate.
  • Provides assistance with developing and adapting curriculum materials and educational practices to meet the needs of students and teachers.

Monitoring and Compliance

  • Collaborates with regular education teachers to monitor student progress and compliance (including student compliance issues, withdrawals, etc.).
  • Proctors standardized tests.
  • Completes student progress reports four times a year (quarterly).

Special Education Responsibilities

  • Maintains IEPs, Quarterly Reports, Progress Monitoring for caseload.
  • Develops and Implements IEPs with measurable goals using Progress Monitoring.
  • Collects and Reports Progress Monitoring Data for all student goals.
  • Conduct IEP meetings within timelines.
  • Makes data-driven instructional decisions to improve student outcomes.
  • Completes Quarterly Progress Reports.
  • Maintains accurate and compliant special education data (class lists with contact info, related services info, IEP due dates, etc.).
  • Completes reevaluations in accordance with Regulations and best practices.
  • Completes all special education paperwork accurately, according to regulations, and on time.
  • Develops and monitors appropriate transition plans for students of transition age.
  • Maintains communication with Related Service Providers and Case Managers to ensure compliance with the provision of services, evaluations, and quarterly progress reports.
  • Administers diagnostic assessments as needed.
  • Obtains and maintains compliant special education student files.
  • Participates in State specific training.
  • Attends Professional Development as designated on the school calendar (travel may be required).


  • Communicates with Regular Education Teachers and Administrators when necessary.
  • Participates in weekly team meetings.
  • Acknowledge e-mails and voice mails within 24 hours (excluding weekends, holidays, etc.).