Successful applicants will join a strong faculty in Western Carolina University's Catamount School, a newly commissioned lab school that opened in August, 2017. The Exceptional Children (EC) Teacher/Coordinator will be expected to function as an integral part of The Catamount School's instructional leadership team, and will be responsible for overseeing programs that provide educational assistance to children with mental, psychological, learning, behavioral, or physical disabilities. Responsibilities include
The successful candidates should possess a Bachelor's degree in special education from an accredited institution, should be eligible for a North Carolina Licensure within the field of special education and/or general education, should have experience teaching using the six models of co-teaching at the middle grades level of instruction, and understand how to develop specially designed instruction in the general education classroom to meet diverse needs.
Preference will be given to candidates eligible for dual licensure in special education and general education, experience with inclusive education practices, experience with implementation of Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS), utilization of problems-based learning (PBL), and who are enrolled in graduate study in education related to special education, academically intellectual giftedness, and moderate to severe disability at an accredited institution. Consistent participation in all aspects of The Catamount School is expected. Applicants should provide evidence of experiences or the potential to: work collaboratively and across disciplines, contribute to the university's multicultural and diversity goals, advocate for students with disabilities, and fulfill leadership roles in the field of special education. Interest and experience in teaching in technology rich and flexible environments is a plus.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
10 months per annual school year.
Application must be made online. Applicants must include the following attachments:
1. A cover letter describing how the applicant's professional qualifications relate to the position and how the applicant can contribute to the mission, core values and goals of the Catamount School.2. A current and complete resume.3. Unofficial copies of transcripts of undergraduate and graduate degree programs completed.4. Names, addresses (including titles and institutions), telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least five (5) references.
OPTIONAL Attachment: 5. Other supporting materials relevant to the candidate's scholarship and teaching.
Inquiries can be directed to: Dr. Tammy Barron, Search Committee Chair, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your interest in this position. Application materials sent by postal mail or e-mail cannot be accepted.