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Special Education Teacher (Toutle Lake School District)

June 06, 2024

Toutle Lake, SD
Full Time

General Responsibilities:

Reporting directly to a Special Education Administrator the Special Education Teacher provides services to special education students with a range of moderate to severe disabilities ages three to 21 years of age. The Special Education Teacher leads the IEP team to develop data driven student learning and behavioral goals. The Special Education Teacher is responsible for developing curriculum and program strategies consistent with the student's learning level and to continually assess student progress towards IEP goals. Teaching environments include resource rooms and self-contained classrooms at the elementary, middle, and high school level.

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The full salary range for this position is $53,964.00 - $109,818.00. Salary placement is based on education and certificated experience.


We are recruiting for a Special Education Teacher to serve Toutle Lake Elementary School in the Toutle Lake School District for the 2024-25 school year. This position is full time, 185 day contract.

Essential Functions:

  • Select teaching strategies to implement IEP goals for special education students. Monitor and adjust teaching strategies to meet students' needs.

  • Provide classroom, small group and one-on-one instruction to special education students.

  • Conduct student assessments to determine program eligibility and services.

  • Use computer technology and computer programs to document data collection.

  • Develop and write daily lesson plans. Post monthly overview of lessons on school district website.

  • Develop and complete Individual Education Plans (IEP). Organize, schedule, and facilitate IEP meetings with parents, general education staff, and specialist.

  • Supervise the collection of performance data on student IEP goals and document progress on IEP on-line.

  • Communicate with parents and student regarding transition goals.

  • Develop and adapt curriculum from general education curriculum. Coordinate with general education teacher to monitor student grades and progress.

  • Provide one-one one assistance to students.

  • Supervise and train staff to support student learning.

  • Write and conduct performance evaluations for classified staff with assistance from the Special Education Administrator.

  • Consult and collaborate with professionals and parents regarding needs of special students for assuring appropriate learning experiences. Participate in Building Assistance Team. Inform principal/staff on progress of assigned students.

  • Maintain a safe classroom environment conductive to learning. Establish classroom management programs for students. Monitor and adjust individual behavior management plans for individual students needs.

Minimum/Preferred Qualifications & Skills:

  • Hold or be eligible to hold a valid Washington teaching certificate with K-12 special education endorsement.

  • Experience in writing individualized curriculum.

  • Experience in developing, executing and adjusting behavior management programs.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Teaching experience.

  • Experience training and supervising paraeducators.

  • Experience teaching children with disabilities.

  • Experience in serving students in rural or remote districts.

Working Conditions:

  • Classroom setting.

  • Provide assistance and attend to the physical needs of students including moving and positioning students and assisting with personal hygiene needs, including but not limited to: tube feeding, catheterization, changing diapers, toileting.

  • Sit, stand, stoop to attend to student's needs and to provide instruction. Strength and agility to assist physically impaired students.

Employment Requirements:

Successful completion of a criminal history and fingerprint check through the Washington State Patrol and FBI.


We provide a professional yet family-friendly work environment. To that end, our benefits are designed to meet the individual needs of our employees and their families. Full-Time or Part-Time positions working at least 17.5 hours per week are eligible for our standard package of benefits; retirement, medical, dental, and vision insurance offered at affordable premiums, we also offer a 25% discount on child care at ECE Child Care centers, tuition reimbursement, credit union membership, an employee assistance program, and much more!

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Chelsea Jacobson
Employment Manager