Special Education Teacher

U.S.D. #480 has current vacancies for a Special Educaion Teacher


The following Special Education Positions are available:

  • Pre-K - 12th grade

Must meet the Kansas State Department of Education Special Education Certification requirements

Immediate Supervisor: Director of Special Education/Building PrincipalSalary: In accordance with the Professional AgreementQualifications: Applicants must meet the Kansas State Department of Education certification requirements

  • ESOL endorsement preferred

Job Responsibilities:

  • Developing individual education programs for students who are identified with special needs and require an annual IEP.
  • Assessing student progress on a regular basis and adjusting instruction to better meet the needs of students.
  • Collaborating with general education teachers to better meet the needs of special education students in their buildings.
  • Providing specialized instruction for students working below grade level.
  • Meeting with the principal and grade level teams to stay abreast of the expectations of the general curriculum.
  • Implement evidence-based instruction.
  • Implement socio-emotional and behavioral supports.
  • Differentiate instruction for classroom.
  • Co-teach with general education teachers to provide support for special education students in general education.
  • Document student responses to instructional interventions to make informed educational decisions.

Liberal USD 480

Job Start Date: September-24-2019
Applications Due By: September-24-2021

Job Contact Information

Vicki Adams - vicki.adams@usd480.net - 6206041010

Employer Information

Liberal USD 480 www.usd480.net

Unified School District #480

7 Parkway Blvd     Liberal, Kansas 620-604-1010     www.usd480.net

USD 480 is a school district with 130 years of history, pride and tradition, including state championships in numerous sports, award-winning“That” Liberal Band, an AVID National Demonstration School, a Spanish/English dual language program, a community early learning m center, and a strong collaboration with Seward County Community College.  But in 2018, we began a new era. As an original member of the Kansas State Department of Education’s Redesign initiative, we emphasize #everylearnereveryday.  

Through a strong community presence and numerous partnerships with local businesses and organizations, our schools focus on personalized learning, project-based learning, and giving back to the community what they have so graciously given us with the construction of new facilities.  In 2014, the Liberal voters overwhelming supported a $127.8 million school bond that resulted in five brand new schools and major renovations to existing buildings across the community- the largest bond project in Kansas at the time! The addition of these schools helped us address overcrowding at neighborhood schools and created state-of-the-art learning environments that students, staff, parents, and community are proud of!

The campuses of USD 480 include:

District Office (7 Parkway Blvd) - Superintendent and other district-level personnel

McKinley Office (615 West 7th St) -  Newcomer’s Center, Technology Dept, 

Bright Start Early Learning Center (Pre-K) - 836 S Jordan Ave

Meadowlark Elementary (grades K-5) - 1200 N Calvert

MacArthur Elementary (grades K-5) - 925 S Holly Drive

Prairie View Elementary (grades K-5) - 615 Warren Ave

Cottonwood Elementary (grades K-5) - 1100 W 11th Street

Sunflower Elementary (grades K-5) - 310 W Pine

Seymour Rogers Middle School (grades 6-8) - 721 Griffith

Eisenhower Middle School (grades 6-8) - 2000 N Western Ave

Liberal High School (grades 9-12) - 1611 W 2nd St

Employer Address: 7 Parkway Blvd Liberal, Kansas

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