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Dream Diné Charter School Shiprock, New Mexico

Job Title            Part-time Special Education Teacher, K-3 (4-6 hours per week)

Location:           Shiprock, New Mexico

Start Date:          August 2017 for SY 2017-2018


School Mission   Dream Diné is a place-based elementary school where the Diné culture, language and history are the foundation of an experiential curriculum. Through a dual-language program, we will nurture strong, compassionate, bilingual young people who are committed to their personal and community health, wellness, relationships and progress.


General Functions: The teacher will provide guidance and instructional experiences that are academically and developmentally appropriate for each assigned student.


Qualifications, Competencies and Strengths

  • New Mexico Elementary Teaching Licensure (Level II preferred)
  • Special Education Teaching License required
  • Classroom experience with Kindergarten to 3rd (early childhood)
  • Bilingual and Bi-cultural (preferred)—has an understanding and appreciation of traditional Dine’ practices for teaching elementary students
  • Coordinates and facilitates IEP meetings for students on assigned caseload including the annual review, reevaluation, and other IEP review meetings
  • Has knowledge of elementary school content and approved curriculum
  • Understands and utilizes the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA) of 2004 as guidance for instruction
  • Understands and ensures compliance with Individual Education Program (IEP) for each caseload student
  • Has ability to differentiate instructional methods and resources in each area taught
  • Uses hands-on kinesthetic instruction, and motivates and encourages students
  • Possesses collaborative skills and a willingness to work with colleagues collaboratively
  • Possesses technological knowledge/proficiency
  • Recognizes the social, emotional and intellectual developmental needs of early elementary school students and understands appropriate responses


Teacher Duties and Responsibilities 

·          Ensures the attainment of learning standards in the English Language Arts and math Common Core Standards

·          Teaches in an inclusion, pull-out, or resource setting and modifies assignments for students with disabilities

  • Collaborates with regular education teacher, and informs education assistants and parents

·          Provides a safe and effective learning environment for students, staff and overall school community

·          Administers assessments and organizes student portfolios to capture individual student progress

·          Collaborates with parents and communicate student’s progress and classroom expectations

·          Contributes to the overall school community by supporting school/community programs, activities and events related to school’s vision, mission and goals


To apply and learn more about Dream Diné School

· Submit a letter of interest with current resume/CV and copies of teacher licensure and certificate or endorsement(s) to: [email protected]

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