Classroom Teacher - Meramec Valley R-III
Position: Classroom Teacher
Subject Area: Special Education
Job Title: Early Childhood Special Education Teachers
Job Location: Doris Hoffman Early Learning Center, Meramec Valley R-III SD, Pacific, MO
Beginning: Aug 05, 2024
Deadline: Jul 28, 2024**
Certificate: Mild/Mod. Cross Category Disabilities
Certificate: Early Childhood Spec. Ed. (P-K)
District: Meramec Valley R-III
Pacific, MO 63069
Telephone: 636-271-1400
Job Description:
All Applicants must submit the required application and additional materials online at

  • BS in Education/Valid DESE Certification in Special Education Mild/Mod Cross Categorical required
  • DESE Certification in Early Childhood Education preferred
  • Early Childhood Special Education experience preferred
  • Provide instruction to students according to their Individual Education Plan (IEP) and Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP)
  • Use instructional strategies to teach functional life skills
  • Create and implement a classroom and/or individual disciplinary plan or behavior intervention plan
  • Create lesson plans and activities to implement and supplement instruction according to each student’s needs
  • Oversee and schedule paraprofessionals and personal assistants
  • Participate in building, grade level and subject area committees
  • Participate in professional development activities
  • Maintain accurate and compliant student records including IEPs, attendance, grades, and discipline
  • Take personal responsibility for IEP compliance including Notification of Meetings, Timeline Waivers, Parental Safeguards, and accurate and timely completion of IEPs
  • Complete and submit IEPs, forms, and required reports within expected timeframes
  • Communicate regularly with parents regarding progress towards goals and other educational successes or concerns
  • Participate as a member of an IEP team, 504 team, or other student assistance teams as requested
  • Implement IEPs and individual health plans as written
  • Report suspected abuse, neglect, discrimination, and harassment as directed by Board policy
  • Prepare lesson plans for use by a substitute teacher
  • Other duties as may be assigned
For a complete listing of job responsibilities and fitness for duty requirements, see our Teacher for Special Education (Cross Categorical) Job Description at

TERMS: Full-time with benefits
EFFECTIVE: 2024-2025 school year
SCREENING TO BEGIN: Immediately; open until filled

Recommendation to be given at the July or August 2024, Board of Education meeting.
NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATION:  The Meramec Valley R-III School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, disability, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law in the admission, access to, treatment, and employment in its programs, services and activities. Any person having inquiries concerning Meramec Valley R-III School District’s compliance with nondiscrimination laws is directed to contact Mr. Tom Sauvage, Assistant Superintendent, at 126 North Payne Street, Pacific, MO  63069, (636-271-1400).

An Equal Opportunity Employer

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.
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