0.5 Gifted Special Education Tecaher

Hays, Kansas
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Beginning Date:  August 2021


Salary and Benefits:  The district’s current salary schedule has 12 categories, with salaries ranging from $40,000 to $61,650.  A fringe benefit package includes single medical insurance coverage and term life insurance.


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Primary Purpose:

  • Provide identified gifted and talented students with appropriate learning experiences that develop potential and lead to advanced academic achievement.
  • Provide services for gifted and talented students in Kindergarten through 4th grade, working in collaboration with administrators and teachers to provide a supplemental support for increasing advanced student achievement for all students, specifically gifted and talented students through staff development, instructional planning, and classroom support for teachers through both a pull-out and push-in program.



  • Bachelor's degree from accredited university
  • Valid Kansas teaching certificate with Gifted Endorsement or willingness to work toward

 Special Knowledge/Skills:

  • Knowledge of the educational needs of gifted and talented students
  • Knowledge of strategies and materials for the education of gifted and talented students Ability to design and implement interdisciplinary units of study
  • Ability to use open-ended and problem solving approaches of instruction
  • Flexibility and confidence in working with gifted students, their parents, classroom teachers, and multiple principals
  • Knowledge of curriculum design and implementation Knowledge of assessment principals and design
  • Knowledge of statutory and regulatory requirements of gifted and talented students Ability to develop and deliver training to adult learners
  • Ability to interpret data
  • Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills



  • Classroom teacher of gifted and talented students

 Major Responsibilities and Duties: Instructional and Program Management

1. Develop and implement lesson plans that fulfill the requirements of the gifted and talented program.

2. Plan a program of study that meets the individual needs, interests, and abilities of gifted students based on the district's goals and objectives.

3. Employ a variety of instructional techniques and media which meet the needs and capabilities of gifted students.

4. Conduct student assessments and adapt curriculum and lesson plans accordingly, providing differentiation and/or extensions of lessons.

5. Work cooperatively with classroom teachers to address gifted student's need.

6. Build professional relationships with colleagues, community, and parents.

7. Develop and revise gifted curriculum.

8. Assist teachers in developing and providing gifted students with enriched or alternative course work through curriculum modification, compacting, etc.

9. Travel as required to fulfill responsibilities of the job.

10. Participate in professional learning communities (PLCs).

11. Assist in the gifted and talented referral and identification process, including the planning, testing of students, review of student data, and campus identification meetings.

 Staff Development

1. Develop and conduct or arrange staff development sessions, including sessions on delivery of instruction, enriched learning in classroom settings, and methods for identifying gifted and talented students.

2. Maintain and improve competence through participation in professional training.

3. Provide learning experiences that assist school staff to make meaningful decisions about teaching and learning for gifted students.

4. Assist with maintaining teacher training records.



1. Disseminate information regarding current requirements of the state and federal gifted and talented programs.

2. Assist in communicating information to parent and community members about the gifted program. Use effective communication skills to present information accurately and clearly.

3. Keep informed of and comply with federal, state, district, and school regulations and policies.

4.Compile, maintain, and file all physical and computerized reports, records, and other student documents required.

5. Other duties as assigned.


Supervisory Responsibilities:


  • At times the position may be responsible for supervision of paraeducators.


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