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Region: 13
School District/Employer: Orenda Education
District Category/Employer: Campus, Charter/Private
Position: Teacher
Assignment Level: Level
  • Elementary
  • Special Education
Campus Description: Founded in 1995, Orenda Education currently operates five public, tuition-free charter school campuses in Central Texas with a total district enrollment of 1,900. Our mission is to create new and innovative school choice opportunities in Central Texas for families seeking an alternative to the large, more traditional public school system. Each of our campuses serves a community educational niche that differs from the large traditional school model in several ways, from the smaller school size and project based learning to integration of twenty first century learning technology in all classes. With its existing assets, infrastructure, and systems in place, the organization is poised to grow to seven campuses and a total district enrollment of 2,500 over the next several years.
Date Posted: 9/14/2021
Deadline: Until Filled
Openings: 2
Commitment: Full Time
Description/Notes: This position will be for our Kingsland School located in Kingsland, TX.

Provide special education students with appropriate learning activities and experiences designed to help them fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical, and social growth.

-Work collaboratively with other members of staff to determine instructional goals, objectives, and methods from recommendations made by the Admission, Review and Dismissal (ARD) committee.
-Work closely with related service personnel and classroom teachers to ensure that services and modifications for students with disabilities are implemented
-Develop and implement behavioral intervention plans in accordance with assessment and ARD committee recommendations.
-Participate in ARD committee meetings.
-Use a variety of instructional and learning strategies, activities, materials, and equipment that reflect understanding of the learning styles and needs of students assigned.
-Conduct ongoing assessment of student achievement through formal and informal testing.
-Use effective communication skills to present information accurately and clearly.
-Use technology to strengthen the teaching/learning process.
-Help students analyze and improve study methods and habits.
-Prepares and provides instruction based as outlined in the student’s IEP.
-Collaborate with students, parents, and other staff members to develop IEPs through the ARD committee process for each student assigned.
-Create a classroom environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the physical, social and emotional development of students.
-Take necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials and facilities.
-Plan and implement appropriate behavior support and social skills techniques, systems, instruction and activities.
-Collect and analyze academic and behavior data to guide student supports.
-Report and communicate student progress to parents.
-Resolve parent/student issues and concerns in a timely manner.
-Be a positive role model for students.
-Manage student behavior in accordance with Student Code of Conduct and handbook.
-Assist in monitoring students and creating a safe campus environment by reporting to duty assignments as assigned by principal.
-Attend campus events and extracurricular activities, as assigned.
-Assist in selection of books, equipment and other instructional materials.
-Participates in all continuing professional development.
-Compile, maintain, and submit reports, records and other documents, as required.
-Analyze critical needs in assigned areas and work collaboratively to implement and improve programs.
-Protects confidentiality of students and their families.
-Participates in performance improvement activities.
-Support the mission and vision of the campus and district.
-Adheres to policies and procedures of the campus and district.
-Comply with policies established by federal and state law, including special education.
-Perform other job-related duties as assigned.
Qualifications: -Duties involve walking, sitting, standing, in-door, and out-of-door activities and some lifting.
-Must have and maintain a level of general physical/emotional health which permits effective performance of duties.
-Regularly lifts and carries 1 - 25 pounds.
-Required high level of mental alertness and requires ability to tolerate high levels of stress.
-Bachelor's degree from accredited college or university and valid Texas Teacher Certificate with required endorsements or required training for subject and level assigned.
-Valid Texas Teacher Certificate SPED ED-12 PLUS ESL
-This position will provide life skills and pull-out services for elementary students, prepare IEP's and attend ARD meetings.
-Experience with behavior interventions preferred.
Salary Range: Compensation is $48,000 - $57,907 annually depending on experience.
STIPEND: One time sign on stipend of $2000 to be paid at the end of the school year.
Benefits: Should you enroll in TRS medical, Orenda Education makes a $378 monthly contribution towards employees' premiums.

We offer a comprehensive package of benefit options, including:
Participation in the Texas Teachers Retirement System
Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
Basic Life, Term Life, Permanent Life and  Accident Insurance
Short-term and Long-term Disability
403b and 457b Investment Plans
Health Savings and Flexible Spending Account Options
Critical Illness, Cancer Insurance
Legal Services
How To Apply: Visit www.orendaeducation.org under careers to submit an application. Req#216

Please attach Cover Letter, Resume and References

Contact Person:

Name: Teresa Moreno
Email: teresa.moreno@orendaeducation.org
Address: 2951 Williams Drive
City: Georgetown
State: TX
Zip: 78628
Phone: (512) 869-3020