The Classroom Teacher is responsible for developing and implementing an instructional program designed to maximize the academic progress and meet the individual needs of enrolled students with special needs.
1. Establish and implement units of instruction to meet the instructional objectives of students, consistent with the Standards of the New York State Education Department and curriculum of the Office of Special Education.
2. Monitor and report to administration/parents the educational progress of all students enrolled. This includes activities such as progress reports, achievement and diagnostic educational evaluations.
3. Participate in staffings and parent conferences to review the programs and progress of students.
4. Attend to the physical needs of children, including toileting and lifting as needed.
5. Direct the activities of program paraprofessionals and complete their evaluations.
6. Direct the participation of volunteers and student teachers in the classrooms.
7. Develop and implement social-emotional interventions and classroom and behavior management plans in coordination with mental health staff and supervisor.
8. Perform all classroom clerical duties such as maintenance of cumulative folders and attendance records and completion of all forms as directed by the Office of Special Education.
9. Perform such other professional duties as may be assigned by the Special Education Supervisor.