Special Education Resource Teacher

Friday, August 16, 2019
Pioneer Middle School/Plymouth-Canton Community Schools
Position Details: 

POSITION:                            Resource Room Teacher 


LOCATION:                            Pioneer Middle School 1.0 FTE 


Plymouth-Canton is seeking to employ culturally responsive teachers who will be able to support and sustain equity-

focused instruction for all learners.  These educators create high achieving learning environments. They identify and

systematically apply differentiated instruction and assessment that improves achievement for all learners from all racial





1. Requires a valid Michigan teaching certificate with at least one (1) special education endorsement.  Applicants who are

highly qualified to teach additional core subjects in special education are preferred.  


2. The teacher must be proficient and knowledgeable in his/her area of teaching and must be able to provide a flexible,

stable and pleasant teaching environment while maintaining appropriate classroom discipline. 


3. Applicants should be able to use evaluative classroom procedures to improve instruction to become aware of physical,

social, emotional and mental developments of the learner and be concerned with the home-school-community



4. Resource Room Teachers teach subject-oriented departmentalized classes in special education, and they also co-

teach classes with regular education teachers. In addition, they see students in resource centers for tutorial/small group

instruction of a supportive nature. 




 Awareness of the physical, social, emotional and academic development of the learner. 

 Capable of nurturing the home-school-community relationship. 

 Proficient and knowledgeable in the core subject areas. 

 Able to provide a flexible, stable and pleasant learning environment that is student-centered while maintaining

appropriate classroom management. 

 Familiarity with culturally relevant pedagogy and be able to include this pedagogy in his/her teaching practices. 

 Understanding of pertinent learning intervention practices, such as Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS). 

 Work collaboratively with colleagues in professional learning communities. 

 Knowledge of and practical experience in research based instructional practices. 

 Knowledge and practice with formative and summative assessments to evaluate and improve student achievement. 

 Ability to implement school district curriculum with consistency. 

 Work closely with school leaders to analyze student assessment data and use data to inform instruction. 

 Collaborate in grade level teams to discuss student work, share best practices, and ensure student mastery of


 Form and maintain relationships with students’ families. 

 Participate in on-going professional development in the spirit of continuous improvement. 


 EVALUATION: Performance of this position will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the Board's Policy on

Evaluation of Certified 



BEGINNING DATE:                      2019/20 School year 


SALARY:                                       Beginning step of the applicable salary schedule.  

                                                      Bachelors degree step one - $39,954 

                                                      Masters degree step one - $43,954 




Step 1 - Complete the online application https://hr-applications.pccsk12.com/Job_List.aspx 

Click on New Account to begin the application process. 


Complete the entire online application including the Teacher Supplemental section, and upload the following documents

in the File Upload section: 


• Resume 

• Cover Letter (attach in resume section).  Address cover letter to Dr. Liz Vartanian-Gibbs, Assistant Superintendent of

Human Resources and Labor Relations 

• Two Letters of recommendation 

• Copies of Official Transcripts of all degrees earned 

• Copy of valid Michigan Teaching Certificate 


Please note that documents uploaded to your online application will need to be one of the following file formats: .jpg, .tif,

.doc, .pdf, or .gif. Files should be no larger than 8.5" x 11" scanned in black and white or 256 grayscale. Because all

required documents are attached to the online application, it is not necessary to submit paperwork to our office. 


Step 2 - Apply for the position 


From the main page of the your online application in the ‘Available Jobs’ section, find the job code for the position you are

interested in and click ‘APPLY’ on the left-hand side of the page.  The job will then appear at the top of the page in the

‘Jobs You Have Applied For’ section.  




Upon recommendation for employment, Section 1230g, as amended, of the Revised School Code requires all school

employees to be electronically finger printed for the purpose of undergoing a criminal history background check. The

fingerprinting is conducted by a third party and is at the expense of the applicant. Cost for fingerprinting is approximately




DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: Friday, August 16, 2019 @ 4:00 p.m. 



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