Special Education Teacher–Middle School Success Academy

Under the general supervision of the Success Academy Principal, to maximize the learning experience of students with special needs, in academics, interpersonal skills and activities of daily living by implementing district approved curriculum; documenting teaching and student progress/activities, outcomes; addressing students’ specific needs; providing a safe and optimal learning environment.


This position is located at Barr Middle School.  Small student to teacher ratio



Essential Functions 


–  Conducts assessments, testing and diagnostic examinations of students for the purpose of identifying learning issues, and recommending courses of action or corrective procedures to overcome issues and maximize learning.


–  Participates in PPT’s and assists in developing Individual Educational Plans (“IEP”) for students.


–  Assists students and teaching staff in implementing students’ IEP’s and behavior management plans.


–  Coordinates with outside agencies, organizations and institutions, including state and federal authorities as needed.


–  Coordinates with administrators and other teaching staff members to ascertain individual student’s abilities and needs, including students with special needs, and to familiarize stakeholders with social work services.


–  Serves as ready resource to students and parents to provide counseling that will lead each student to increased personal growth, self-understanding, and behavioral management; serves as liaison between home and school.

Zone 4

Additional Information

Salary Range–$41,000-$83,000 (depending on degree and experience)

Hiring Bonus–$1000 year 1 and year 2

Retention Bonus–$3000

Mentoring program, Paid new teacher training, Excellent benefits and insurance.

Contact Information

Grand Island Public Schools
PO Box 4904, Grand Island NE 68802
Grand Island, NE 68801

Brian Kort
(p) (308) 385-5900 201112
(f) (308) 385-5568

How to Apply

Apply Here

Or go to www.gips.org  (Join GIPS, Employment Opportunities, Middle School)