Pendergast Elementary School District

Special Education Resource Teacher (1898)

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TitleSpecial Education Resource Teacher
Posting ID1898

                                                      PENDERGAST SCHOOL DISTRICT

                                                                      Job Description


Job Title:  Special Education Resource Teacher


EXEMPT:  Yes                                                     JOB CODE: 

SALARY LEVEL:  Certified Salary Schedule           DEPARTMENT:

LOCATION: School Site                                      TERM OF EMPLOYMENT: Certified Calendar (188 days)
REPORTS TO:  School Administrative                   DATE APPROVED:

Leadership,Administrator for Student Services                                      




Through the use of data and assessments, work to develop and deliver meaningful instruction interventions in collaboration with classroom teachers based upon student need.



  • Arizona certification in Cross Categorical OR
  • Arizona certification in Learning Disabilities with experience in working with children with disabilities in the area of Emotional Disabilities, Learning Disabilities, Mild to Moderate Retardation, Other Health Impairments and Autism
  • Demonstrate success with researched based interventions and curriculum modification or adaptation
  • Skilled at working with others in a professional learning environment
  • Strong organizational skills and demonstrated ability to meet deadlines
  • Demonstrate skill with Microsoft office


  • Masters degree in Special Education or related field
  • Reading Endorsement  
  • Successful teaching experience at various grade levels

Such alternatives to the above required & preferred qualifications as the Superintendent/Designee may find appropriate and acceptable



  1. Work with students to increase student achievement
  2. Organize and work with intervention groups
  3. Participate collaboratively in PLC to analyze, problem solve and make instructional decisions based on data
  4. Ability to provide staff development on interventions and other related topics
  5. Tracking individual student growth
  6. Organize assessments and input data
  7. Supervise, train, and schedule instructional assistants
  8. Perform such other duties and assumes such other responsibilities as may be assigned by the Superintendent/Designee


Skills required, but not limited to, for this position include:

  • Ability to interpret and apply special education law, policies and procedures and provide information to school staff
  • In-depth understanding of special education teaching methods and techniques
  • Coordinate the implementation of special education programs with the maximum consideration of inclusion and least restrictive environment
  • Assist in difficult situations with students by facilitating meetings and problem resolutions with parents as well as staff
  • Conduct observations in order to aid in the diagnosis as well as the development of programming and instructional strategies
  • Develops and implements training opportunities and in-services for education staff, parents and administrators
  • Extensive knowledge in the primary disability category supporting
  • Well developed understanding of the special education process


EVALUATION:  Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provision of the Board policy or evaluation of professional personnel. 



Ability to read, analyze, and interpret education materials and programs; ability to write reports, procedure manuals, and correspondence; ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of teachers, students, administration, and the community.



Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference; ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  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 required to talk and hear.  The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit, and use hands to handle, or feel objects, or controls; and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.



The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Shift TypeFull-Time
Salary RangePer Year

Applications Accepted

Start Date02/08/2021