SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER- BREATHE CLASSROOM SUPPORT PROGRAM (FULL TIME 1.0FTE) - KING MIDDLE SCHOOL
King Middle School
Portland Public Schools
- Job ID: 4278717
- Application Deadline:
June 9, 2023
May 26, 2023
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The Breathe Classroom Support Teacher works with students in the mainstream and Special Education setting. The teacher works collaboratively with the program Social Worker to determine best programming for students.
Special Education > General Special Education
Other aspects of the role include:
Knowledge of and a keen understanding of the social and emotional needs of students, knowing de-escalation strategies as well as long term planning necessary.
Support students with Emotional Disturbances and Other Health Impairments
Collaborate with the program’s Social Worker and School Principals
Provide academic support for mainstream classroom assignments
Manage IEPs and conduct IEP meetings
Coordinate ed techs' schedules to best support students in mainstream classes
Communicate student progress with parents/guardians
Create meaningful Positive Behavior Support plans
Develop pathways to support students’ progress toward meeting graduation standards
The position also works with transition of students from 8th to 9th grade and assists with post-secondary planning.
Maine’s largest school system has 10 elementary schools, three middle schools
and four high schools serving nearly 7,000 students in kindergarten through grade 12
and about 4,700 adult learners.
The district takes full advantage of its location in a vibrant city with a thriving arts life. Schools draw on the resources offered by museums, theaters, local businesses and the city’s colleges and universities.
Portland has a highly trained teaching staff. Many teachers hold advanced degrees. All of the district's teachers continue their education by pursuing professional development activities on a regular basis.
The district provides technology to support instruction, including laptops for each student in grades seven through 12 and wireless access at all schools.
Volunteers, parent-teacher organizations and businesses donate generously of their time and money to the district – an estimated 100,000 hours per year.
Graduates of the Portland Public Schools attend the country’s top colleges and universities. See www.portlandschools.org for colleges attended by recent graduates.
The Portland Public Schools gives parents an array of program choices. The district as one of the first in the country to offer project-based Expeditionary Learning from kindergarten through 12th grade.
High school students have access to one of the broadest selections of Advanced Placement courses in Maine. Qualified high school students may take up to two college courses with tuition paid by the state. A regional arts and technology high school provides hands-on courses in growth fields such as health care, robotics and “green” construction.
More than 60 languages are spoken by students attending the Portland Public Schools. Multilingual students represent about a quarter of the district’s enrollment. The district’s diversity prepares all students for their roles as world citizens.
Portland residents can pursue lifelong learning and professional success through the academic, jobs skills and enrichment courses offered by Portland Adult Education.
Most of Portland’s middle and high school students participate actively in co-curricular activities such as athletics, drama, music and service clubs. Portland students regularly excel in academic and athletic competitions at the regional, state and even national level.
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King Middle School serves the most racially, ethnically, and economically diverse neighborhoods in the state of Maine. More than 120 of King's approximately 500 students speak 28 languages and come from 17 countries.
King Middle School is dedicated to the idea that we can create a school where all kids succeed at a high level. Our school wide model is Expeditionary Learning. Our students engage in eight to twelve week experiential learning expeditions. These expeditions are in-depth and interdisciplinary in nature and require students to engage in sophisticated research, use the community in authentic ways, and represent their knowledge with high quality products which are presented to legitimate audiences.
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