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Regional School Program Teacher 

Challenge Program  


  • Bachelor’s Degree and required Kentucky Teaching Certification for the assigned
  • Competence in subject
  • Ability and interest in teaching children and willingness to take suggestions.

REPORTS TO:  Principal

JOB GOALS:  As a primary function, the classroom teacher shall demonstrate competence in the following areas:

  • Classroom instruction
  • Classroom management
  • Classroom supervision
  • Counseling
  • Contact with parents
  • Maintain professionalism



  • Guide the learning process toward the achievement of curriculum goals and establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, projects. A program of study should, as much as is possible, meet the individual needs, interests and the abilities of the students.
  • Provide adequate learning experiences in the subjects taught to all the students assigned to his/her room.
  • Employ a variety of instructional techniques and instructional media, consistent with the physical limitations of the location provided and the needs and capabilities of the individuals or student groups involved.
  • Assist students in improving problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
  • Monitor and check student progress toward objectives.
  • Individualize instruction to meet the needs of the students. Guides the learning process through the establishment of curriculum goals and develops clear objectives to meet the goals.
  • Participate in the continuous assessment, development, and improvement of the curriculum.
  • Select materials and supplies which are appropriate to the needs of the needs of the students and the goals and objectives of the educational program.
  • Employs a variety of instructional best practices and instructional media/technology consistent with the needs and capabilities of the students.
  • Provide instruction in the life goal domains-personal management, community, school, domestic, and vocational.
  • If applicable, coordinate community-based instruction and on-site vocational training and opportunities that help students with moderate toe sever disabilities be productive members of regular education classes and school function.
  • Use current data to improve and inform instruction.
  • Continually provide positive reinforcement to all students to build their self-concept.


  • Work cooperatively with all school personnel.
  • Develop a classroom environment conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students.
  • Encourage and promote the student’s adaptation to and understanding of the need for rules.
  • Maintain accurate, complete and correct records and their confidentiality as required by law, NKCES board policy and administrative regulation.
  • Provide an attractive, safe and comfortable classroom.
  • Coordinate planning and instructional activities for effective time management.
  • Cooperate in maintaining, caring, and make an inventory for all materials, equipment, and property.
  • Records, post, and notify parents of grades for the mid-nine weeks, nine weeks, semester, and the year.


  • Be on time for assigned duties including before and after school.
  • Be alert to any potential problems and take necessary actions to avert them.
  • Report any problems which cannot be handled adequately to the principal.
  • Develop and submit classroom management plan and procedures for site administrator’s approval. Once approved, ensure that the plan and procedures are followed.
  • Cooperate with the principal and staff in supervision of all students in their movement about the school premises.
  • Administer standardized tests/district tests/alternate assessments.
  • Collect and monitor relevant behavioral and IEP data. Participate in the ARC process including, writing IEP’s, providing progress data, coordinating and attending meetings.
  • Serve on building committees.
  • Plans and supervises purposeful assignments for paraprofessional(s) and volunteers and cooperatively with principal, evaluates their job performance.


  • Maintain good rapport with students.
  • Provide direct instruction in skills unique to a child or youth with emotional behavioral disorders including social skills training.
  • Assist and direct students with problems concerning school work and personal or social relationships to include referrals to building intervention team or principal.
  • Maintain student records for each of your students. Contents should include parent contacts, discipline problems, areas of achievement, etc.
  • Develop and implement behavior management strategies to include preventative interventions, contracts, point systems, and/or behavior management plans.

Contact with Parents

  • Keep the best interest of the child in mind when conferring with parents.
  • Endeavor to improve communications between school and home by sending parents letters and notes, telephone calls, and attending as many activities and meetings as possible involving students and/or parents, as deemed necessary by the principal.


  • Maintain careful observance of school, administrative, and board policy.
  • Work cooperatively with all school personnel.
  • Seek continuous professional growth and meet district staff development requirements.
  • Maintain an image worthy of the code of ethics of the teaching profession.
  • Other needs, duties, or concerns deemed necessary by the principal.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:               Ten-month year. Salary and work year to be established by the salary schedule, with Stipend.

EVALUATION:                                   Performance of this job will be evaluated by the building principal.

To apply please submit a NKCES Application, resume’, certification(s) and letter(s) of recommendation to stephanie.turner@nkces.org

Regional School Program Para Educator 

Educational professional to assist the Regional School teachers in the achievement of

teaching objectives by working with individual students or small groups to help them

achieve the skill levels of the class as a whole.


  • Administer, score, and record such achievement and diagnostic test as the teacher recommends for individual students.
  • Work with individual students or small groups of students to reinforce learning of material or skills initially introduced by the teacher.
  • Assist the teacher in devising special strategies for reinforcing material or skills based on a sympathetic understanding of individual students, their needs, interest, and abilities.
  • Operate and care for equipment used in the classroom for instructional purposes.
  • Help students master equipment or instructional materials assigned by teacher.
  • Assist students with technology based learning and/or other software programs.
  • Maintain the same high level of ethical behavior and confidentiality of information about students as is expected of fully licensed teachers.


  • High School Diploma
  • Passing score on the Kentucky Para-educator Assessment or 60 college hours.

To apply please submit a NKCES Application, resume’, certification(s) and letter(s) of recommendation to stephanie.turner@nkces.org

Teacher of the Blind and Visually Impaired

  • An itinerant teacher for students with visual impairments to travel to students’ assigned schools to provide direct and/or consultative special education services relating to vision loss.
  • Work with classroom teachers, counselors, parents and diagnosticians concerning appropriate assessments, modifications, and/or test administration
  • Supervise modified materials preparation, acquisition and insuring necessary classroom modifications are made for students
  • Provide instructions to students ranging from age 3 to 21 for skills needed by blind and visually impaired students in order to access all areas of core curriculum
  • Maintain current professional libraries, assessment materials and registrations to appropriate agencies for students
  • Participate in transition for successful integration into community by helping students set realistic personal and vocational goals


  • A bachelor’s degree from a college or university
  • Kentucky certification for teachers of students with visual impairments
  • Ability to travel between sites
  • 3-5 years of experience  teaching the visually impaired.

To apply please submit a NKCES Application, resume’, certification(s) and letter(s) of recommendation to jon.stratton@nkces.org