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New Mexico School for the Deaf
City: Santa Fe
State: NM
School Website URL: http://www.nmsd.k12.nm.us
Reports To (Position Title): Director of Instruction
Position Start Date: August 2018
Position Description: Summary Responsible for instruction in assigned content area/grade level. Plans learning experiences that motivate students and meet their individual needs. Prepares and utilizes instructional materials that support overall curricular goals, adhering to state standards and curriculum resources available at NMSD. Uses formative assessment to inform instructional planning. Integrates critical thinking skills and literacy/signacy into lesson plans. Supports NMSD's progressive vision and mission. Essential Duties and Responsibilities (Other duties may be assigned) Prepares and implements state mandated standards (Early Learning Guidelines for preschool age children) for assigned age group/area, Course Objectives, Instructional Units and Lesson Plans. Follows established schedules and utilizes NMSD curriculum guidelines and requirements. Plans learning experiences that motivate students and meet their individual needs. Assigns lessons and corrects homework if appropriate. Prepares and utilizes instructional materials that support overall curricular goals. Develops and utilizes formative assessment to inform instructional planning. Administers summative assessment to evaluate student progress. Prepares records and reports on students' progress as required. Keeps attendance records. Ensures student safety at all times. Maintains discipline in the classroom and ensures safety of students at all times. Meets with principal to discuss student progress and develop plans to address issues that may come up. Completes duties related to Individual Education Plans or Individual Family Service plans (for preschool teachers), including assessment, writing present levels of performance and goals and/or benchmarks for individual students. Differentiates instruction using targeted focus on each student's individual needs and progress based on IEPs/IFSPs and assessment data. Attends required meetings and trainings. Participates in in-service activities provided by the school, and in self-selected professional growth activities. Works productively with colleagues, parents, and community members. Serves as a Primary Contact Teacher for students as assigned, contacting parents with updates about their child, and supporting students as needed. Serves on faculty committees and curricular work groups as required. Maintains current licensure as required by New Mexico regulations. Regular attendance during school hours is required. Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.   Education and/or Experience Possession of Bachelor's and/or Master's Degree in Deaf Education, Special Education, or related areas. Highly qualified in assigned content area, or commitment towards attaining Highly Qualified status. Possession of, or eligible for, New Mexico teacher licensure. Strong academic background in assigned content area and age/grade group, including methods of teaching.   Certificates and Licenses Must possess a New Mexico Teachers License with the New Mexico Public Education Department or be eligible to obtain one. Applicant has one year from hire date to obtain licensure.   Language Skills Proficiency in expressive and receptive American Sign Language and written English. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret content in assigned area/grade level. Ability to explain foundations/advanced concepts in American Sign Language in order to support student learning. Ability to write reports, correspondence, and Individual Education Plans. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from students and parents.   American Sign Language Advanced American Sign Language skills at hire are required. The applicant must be proficient in receptive and expressive American Sign Language and able to adjust communication to match students’ language and communication needs. Applicants who do not possess advanced American Sign Language skills will not be considered for this position.  
Application Procedure: https://nmschoolforthedeaf.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx
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