Teacher Special Education (for SY 23-24)

Rankin County School District

Job title: Teacher Special Education (for SY 23-24)

Company: Rankin County School District

Job description: Principal, Assistant Principal, Local School Chair,, and/or Director/Assistant Director of Special Education

Overtime status:

Compliant with position, salary and FLSA regulations

Job purpose:

  • In keeping a tradition of excellence, the purpose of the Teacher Special Education is to help students learn subject matter and skills that will contribute to their development as mature, able and responsible men and women; Develop and implement the student’s IEP through direct instruction and coordination of activities/work with the teachers at the local school. 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.

Duties and responsibilities:

Plan, develop, and implement the students Individualized Education Program (IEP)

Assist in implementing and assuring the completion of any related services the student might receive as set forth in the student’s IEP

Meet and instruct assigned classes at the assigned school and at times designated by the Principal

Plan a program of study that, as much as possible, meets the individual needs, interests, and abilities of the students

Create a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students

Prepare for classes assigned and show written evidence of preparation upon request of principal

Encourage students to set and maintain high standards of classroom behavior

Guide the learning process toward the achievement of curriculum goals and, in harmony with the goals, establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects to communicate these objectives to students

Employ a variety of instructional techniques and instructional media, consistent with the physical limitations of the location provided and the needs and capabilities of the individuals or student groups involved

Implement, by instruction and action, the District’s philosophy of education and instructional goals and objectives

Implement District initiatives pertinent to student’s age, grade, and/or placement

Assess the accomplishments of students on a regular basis and provide progress reports according to district policy, as well as, the policy that is set by the state for progress marking of an implemented IEP

Take necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities

Maintain accurate, complete, and correct records as required by law, district policy, and administrative regulation

Assist administration in implementing policies and rules governing student life and conduct, and, for the classroom, develop reasonable rules of classroom behavior and procedure, and to maintain order in the classroom in a fair and just manner

Make provisions for being available to students and parents for education related purposes outside the instructional day when required or requested to do so under reasonable terms

Plan and supervise purposeful assignments for teacher assistants as needed

Lead and attend staff meetings/trainings as applicable; serve on staff committees

Assume responsibility for own professional growth and development, for keeping current with literature, new research findings, for attending appropriate professional meetings and conferences, and to maintain any credits and/or continued education for maintenance of licensure/qualifications required for the position

Maintain and accept responsibility for any district owned fixed asset item assigned to employee and ensure appropriate use by following district policies for acceptable use

Undergo periodic evaluations according to state and board policy procedures

Maintain confidentiality

Regular, dependable, in person attendance is an essential function of this position

Perform such other and not specifically enumerated duties as may be requested by the Board of Education, superintendent, administrator, director or established by district policy

Read, understand, and abide by Employee Conduct Policy, GAB, all other district, state and federal policies, and procedures and protocols as established by RCSD and the Mississippi Educator Code of Conduct


Education Level: Bachelor’s degree in Education

Certification: Hold an appropriate Mississippi Teaching Credential or valid emergency

certification issued by the state of Mississippi Educational Board

Other Requirements:

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, use hands for fine manipulation, handle or feel and reach with hands and arms using equipment such as a keyboard and video display terminal. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, reach, crouch or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and move up to 35 pounds and occasionally up to 75 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The work environment is not a standard office setting; but rather encompasses the entire active school campus both inside and outside the facilities. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate and occasionally high.

Note: This is not necessarily an all-inclusive or exhaustive list of responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts, functions or working conditions associated with the job. The job description is not a contract of employment or a promise or guarantee of any specific terms or conditions of employment. The school district may add to, modify or delete any aspect of this job (or the position itself) at any time as it deems advisable.

Terms of Employment:

  • Salary, days and work year as established by the Rankin County Board of Education


  • Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with the provisions of the Rankin County School Board policy on Evaluation of Employees.

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Location: Mississippi

Job date: Sat, 11 Mar 2023 05:55:55 GMT

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