Job Description 


Job Title:              Teacher-Early Childhood Exceptional Education

Job Title Code:    00838

Salary Grade:      TC01-T06 (see Teacher Salary Schedule)

Department:         Exceptional Education

Reports To:          Principal and Exceptional Education Coordinator

FLSA Status:        Exempt

Date Prepared:    August 2012                      


PURPOSE OF JOB:  To create a nurturing, safe classroom environment that is conducive to learning and addresses the needs of students from three to five who have been identified to receive special education services. 



ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Serve as a provider of direct services by implementing the Individualized Education Program (IEP) for those children with disabilities in a variety of settings.
  2. Implement an appropriate educational program that addresses the following for each student:
  1. Interprets students’ educational needs and progress to parents; maintains a parent contact log
  2. Identifies the specific learning needs of each student properly identified as disabled under IDEA and maintains a clear record of each student’s instructional experience and progress in the permanent special education file.
  3. Act as a member of interdisciplinary team when designing/delivering services to young children with disabilities
  4. Demonstrates skill in pupil assessment as the basis for instructional programming
  5. Evaluates pupil progress and makes appropriate recommendations
  6. Acts as a resource to building staff regarding disability methods and materials.
  7. Participate in transition meetings to insure smooth transitions for children entering and leaving early childhood special education services.
  8. Implement district approved curriculum and programs for early childhood.
  9. Communicate regularly with parents by utilizing newsletters, notes, phone calls, conferences, etc.
  10. Plan and coordinate the work of paraprofessionals.
  11. Keeps abreast of and complies with applicable statutes and regulations, including due process safeguards and the Missouri State Plan.
  12. Prepares and submits reports according to timelines outlined in the Missouri State Plan; responds to requests for information as required
  13. Maintains data to adequately report student progress
  14. Participate in professional growth activities, faculty meetings, educational conferences and teacher training workshops.
  15. Follows the policies and procedures of the school district.








PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 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. 


This job requires that the employee be able to: sit, stand, walk, speak, hear, use hands, fingers, reach with hands and fingers; bend, stoop, lift objects of at least ten pounds.  Job requires the employee occasionally to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.  Visual ability requires mono and color vision, close vision, distance vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. 




Length of work year:  185 day calendar; 8hrs/day, 5 days/week


Benefits:           Health and Dental Insurance are provided.

KCPS Defined Benefit Pension plan – mandatory 9% contribution is required from employee and matched by KCPS; Voluntary retirement savings plans are also available.