Early Childhood Special Education Teacher

Russell County USD 407 is accepting applications for a full-time Early Childhood Special Education Teacher at Simpson Elementary School beginning with the 2019-2020 school year.  Applicant must hold or be eligible for a Kansas teaching license with an Early Childhood Unified endorsement, or willing to pursue a special education endorsement at the EC grade level.

To apply for this opportunity, please fill out the Kansas Education Employment Board (KEEB) application and file a resume, letter of interest, 3-5 letters of reference, and a current copy of your credentials.

Coaching opportunities available but not required.

Health Insurance, Section 125 Cafeteria Plan, Sick and Personal Leave Commensurate with experience and based on the Master Collective Bargaining Agreement. The document is available on the district website at www.usd407.org under the Staff Resources/Handbooks link.
Job Start Date: August-23-2019
Applications Due By: August-23-2019

Job Contact Information

Ashley Campbell - acampbell@usd407.org - 785-483-2173

Employer Information

Russell USD 407 www.usd407.org

Russell County USD 407 is dedicated to providing a culture of learning that will lead the state of Kansas in student success.

Unified School District 407 is a comprehensive K-12 school system. The district operates 4 attendance centers; Russell High School (9-12), Ruppenthal Middle School (6-8), Bickerdyke Elementary School (2-5) and Simpson Elementary School (K-1). All attendance centers are accredited with the State Department of Education.

USD 407 encompasses 489 square miles; it serves 850 students; employs 87 certified teachers/administrators, and 60 FTE classified employees in positions such as bus drivers, cooks, secretaries, custodians, and paraeducators. Click the URL link to be routed to the district website at www.usd407.org.


The Outcomes-Based Curriculum in USD 407 focuses on basic skills and concept development at the elementary level, with greater diversity at the secondary level where both academic and vocational offerings are available. District-level exit outcomes have been established for all Russell graduates.

The elementary schools provide an excellent focus on skill development in reading, language arts, and mathematics. A pre-school handicap classroom is available for students whose developmental maturity is delayed. All elementary schools provide instruction in art, computer, library, music, and physical education.

USD 407 has a complete K-12 computer outcomes based curriculum. Students begin at the kindergarten level and progress sequentially through to the high school level. Each attendance center has a minimum of one computer lab. One elementary school has a multi-media lab, and each middle school and high school has a minimum of one technology lab. Each attendance center is also connected to the internet by way of WAN.

Vocational programs are also a substantial part of the high school curriculum. An Apprentice Program is available to regular education students and a Great Expectations program is provided for special education students.


USD 407 has a complete program of interscholastic activities and is in full compliance with Title IX.

Russell High is in the North Central Activities Association and participates in the following sports by season:

  • Fall:  golf, tennis, football, cross country, volleyball; cheerleading;
  • Winter:  basketball, wrestling; cheerleading
  • Spring:  tennis, golf, track, softball, baseball.

Co-curricular activities in the district include:

  • Dance Team
  • Debate
  • Drama/Musical
  • E-Sports Club
  • Explorers Club
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes
  • Forensics
  • Future Farmers of America (FFA)
  • Journalism
  • Key Club
  • Letterman’s Club
  • Music -- Instrumental & Vocal
  • National Honor Society
  • National Business Honor Society
  • Peer Helpers
  • Pep Club
  • Scholars` Bowl
  • Students Against Driving Drunk (SADD)
  • Student Council
  • Trap Shooting Club
  • Yearbook


“The mission of Russell County USD 407 is to teach all students to their fullest potential, provide an appropriate learning environment and prepare students to become functional and effective citizens in an ever-changing world.”


Russell County USD 407 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities.  The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Superintendent of Schools, 802 N. Main, Russell, KS  67665, (785) 483-2173.  

Employer Address: 802 N. Main Russell, Kansas

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