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Special Education Preschool Teacher

Longview, WA

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Posted on June 15, 2017

The Longview School District has an opening for


1.0 FTE for the 2017-2018 School Year (2 positions available)

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled

SUPERVISOR: Building Principal


1. Bachelor's degree or post-graduate work in early childhood education. Master's degree preferred.

2. Valid Washington State teaching certificate with a special education endorsement. Early childhood special education endorsement preferred.

3. Demonstrated understanding of research-based instructional strategies and assessment practices that support effective instruction.

4. Recent successful experience working with educators in demonstrating and modeling effective instructional strategies and assessment practices.

5. Demonstrated knowledge of needs of diverse learners and strategies for addressing these needs.

6. Understanding of appropriate local and state standards.

7. Maintain integrity of confidential information relating to students, staff and district patrons.

8. Evidence/demonstration of use of technology to enhance student learning or willingness to learn.

9. Demonstrated organizational skills and commitment to follow through on tasks.

10. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain excellent working relationships with students, teachers, school administrators, support personnel, and community members.

11. Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing.


1. Lead teacher for special education preschool classroom serving three an  four year old children with a range of communication, social-emotional, and physical developmental delays, including those with autism spectrum disorder.

2. Plan, develop and implement individualized educational plans for students with developmental learning needs, using early childhood standards and adopted early learning curriculum, preschool math and literacy priority standards and specially designed instruction.

3. Meet district, state, federal timelines and legal requirements related to assessment, IEP design, and Child Outcomes Summary Reporting.

4. Create and modify structure of classroom to meet the needs of the current students.

5. Guide instructional content and monitor individual student progress as member of building data team.

6. Create instructional materials (with modifications to meet individual needs).

7. Create visual systems for classroom (schedules, PECS, social stories).

8. Team with SLP and OT, and extended day autism team to provide services to students with social communication disabilities.

9. Extend professional learning about trends and practices through training with district autism support assessment and planning tool (SCERTS).

Classroom/Program Consultation and Support

1. Provide training and supervision, and modeling to

classroom Para educators in the delivery of appropriate

communication, physical, and social interventions,including toileting and feeding programs.

2. Provide training and supervision to Para educators in the delivery  classroom behavior management systems including 1,2,3, Magic.

3. Actively participate in building Professional Learning Community (PLC) Data Team, presenting individual and classroom data for monitoring and adjusting instructional interventions.

4. Participate in weekly building curriculum planning meetings.

Parent Connections

1. Provide support and information to parents through initial and conference home visiting, at least three times each year.

2. Support school-home communication through newsletters and phone calls.

3. Plan and participate in four (2-4) parent education nights and family events, as determined by annual building plan.

4. Assist with the design and modification of instructional and behavioral support materials to be used at home.

5. Attend and participate in district-wide kindergarten transition event to support students and families.

Community Connections

1. Collaborate with building Head Start/ECEAP teachers in the design of learning opportunities for students to interact with typically developing peers.

2. Serve 2-3 typically developing students in each session to provide peer modeling for students with special education needs.

3. Prepare and deliver kindergarten transition reports to receive elementary buildings in spring of each school year.


1. May be required to travel between buildings and occasionally attend workshops and conferences with the region or state.

2. Required to work flexible hours and schedule which may include some evenings. Expected to prepare classroom for the start of school and prepare workspace or room for summer cleaning after the last day of school.

3. Classroom/office environment which includes frequently walking, occasional lifting, and bending, stooping, kneeling and keyboarding.


Contract Term: 180 days

Salary: Based on the 2016-17 state salary schedule. Additional compensation based on Longview Education Association Agreement with the Longview School District.

Benefits: Medical, dental, vision and other board approved benefits.


Current LEA, please submit updated resume, cover letter and 3 confidential professional references.

Apply online at, and provide the following documents electronically:

  • Electronic application
  • Electronic Resume
  • Scanned copies of University or college transcripts. Original transcripts will be required if hired.
  • Scanned copy of current teaching certificate and teaching endorsements
  • Scanned copies of state assessments (West B, West E, Praxis I&II)
  • Three (3) electronic references

Applications will be accepted until filled by a qualified applicant.

The Longview School District is a Drug & Tobacco Free workplace.

Immigration Reform and Control Act Requirement: New employees will be required to complete an INS 1-9 form and must provide proof of employment eligibility.

Disclosure Statement and Background Check: Pursuant to RCW 43.43.830 through RCW 43.43.840, new employees will be required to complete a disclosure form indicating any convictions of crimes against persons as listed in the law. In addition, a background check based on fingerprints will be requested from the Washington State Patrol and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Job Sharing: Pursuant to RCW 28A.405.070, the district will accept applications from individuals wishing to share a position.


The Longview School District is an Equal Opportunity district in education programs, activities, services, and employment. Longview School District does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran, or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal. We provide equal access to the Boy Scouts of America and other designated youth groups. If you have a physical or mental disability that causes you to need assistance to access school facilities, programs, or services, please notify the school principal. This district endeavors to maintain an atmosphere free from discrimination and harassment. Any person who believes he or she has been discriminated against should contact the school principal. In addition, the following district employees, located at 2715 Lilac Street, Longview, have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Title IX Coordinator and Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator: Ron Kramer, Director of Human Resources, (360) 575-7004,; Section 504/Student ADA Coordinator: Rod McHattie, Director of Special Services, (360) 575-7008,

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