Math Specialist, Grant Position: 2022-2023 School Year 

Position Type: Certified 

Date Posted: 10-21-2021 

Location: Arkadelphia, AR 

Closing Date: Until Filled 

Math Specialist Job Requirements 

Candidate must be a self-starter and team player. He/she must show strong examples of classroom instruction and classroom management. He/she should have evidence of instructional leadership (i.e., mentoring, model classroom or hosting of site-based observations, training, etc). 

Qualifications 

● Mathematics Certification 

● A minimum of five years teaching experience 

● A Master degree preferred 

● Candidate must have current training in mathematics practices 

● Knowledge of Arkansas State Standards 

● Knowledge of current research and effective practice in standards based curriculum, instruction, and assessment in the area of mathematics 

● Experience in adult learning situation and in team problem solving 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities Other duties may be assigned 

Mathematics specialists will coordinate schedules with the building principals in the Dawson region, work with other instructional facilitators in the district to accomplish district goals, and work directly with teachers to improve classroom instruction. 

● Design, conduct, and implement professional development based on best and next practices ● Understand and disseminate current research 

● Assist teachers with planning, modeling, and co-teaching lessons and units ● Model appropriate instructional strategies 

● Act as an instructional resource to the classroom teachers 

● Assist in creating, implementing, and evaluating instructional strategies 

● Integrate technology into the curriculum 

● Recommend resources to building principals 

● Assist in selection of standards-based instructional materials 

● Plan, organize, and assist in the development of curriculum and common grade level assessments 

● Align curriculum within schools and with state 

● Implement standards-based curriculum into classroom 

● Assist with state and local assessments 

● Evaluate assessment results, and incorporate strategies based on data disaggregation ● Assist with PLC, RTI, and other processes in place in districts 

This position is grant-funded through the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and will remain open until filled. 

To apply, please send a resume to candiss.bennett@dawsonesc.com. 

If you have any questions about this position, please contact Candiss Bennett at candiss.bennett@dawsonesc.com or via phone at 870-246-3077.


Job Announcement – Released October 18, 2021 Immediate Opening

Job Title: Teacher of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing Consultant

Job Description:

The Division of Elementary and Secondary Education – Office of Special Education (DESE-OSE) is committed to ensuring access for all people with disabilities in least restrictive educational environments. Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing and those who support them need access to quality instruction, materials, technology, and training to ensure that Arkansas students can access a free and appropriate public education (FAPE). This position will serve alongside innovative educational leaders with the Arkansas Collaborative Consultants and will be an integral provider of technical assistance and professional learning regarding inclusive practices to help Arkansas lead the nation in student-focused learning.

Job Qualifications

● A minimum of 10 years teaching experience in K-12 education

● Required experience in providing instruction to students who are deaf or hard of hearing

● Arkansas Teacher’s License with certification as a Special Education Hearing Specialist

● Valid driver’s license

● Ability to travel to local school districts statewide in personal vehicle

● Preferred Master’s Degree or higher in education

● Prior experience working with students who are deaf or hard of hearing (D/HH) in a

mainstreamed, general education environment.

● Prior experience educating students who are D/HH across the communication continuum.

● Prior experience working with an interdisciplinary team to support children who use a variety of hearing devices and technology.

● Ability to work in collaboration with and at the discretion of Arkansas Collaborative Consultants

 

Essential Knowledge and Skills

● Strong communication skills

● Proficient in gestural communication, including American Sign Language and Signing Exact English

● Understanding of unique learning needs of students who are deaf or hard of hearing

● Experience in public speaking and presenting at conferences

● Strong collaborative, relational and team building skills

● Commitment to student access to quality least restrictive environments

● Broad understanding of instructional practices to serve students who are deaf/hard of hearing including the science of reading

● Understand the basics of websites and accessibility issues

● Ability to converse and bridge gaps in varying philosophical perspectives with services for students who are deaf/hard of hearing

● Know the processes for creating ways to apply UDL (Universal Design for Learning) to accessible practices for schools and students

● Ability to work with other programs nationally and within the ACC and/or ADE at large to promote and assist with better understanding and practices for accessibility options for students

● Understanding of the need for quality post-secondary transition opportunities for college, career and community engagement

Responsibilities

● Provide direction for the Children and Youth with Sensory Impairment (CAYSI) Grant supporting students who are deafblind.

● Work in tandem with the Arkansas Collaborative Consultants through the CIRCUIT referral system to serve students who are deaf/hard of hearing

● Provide consultation and professional learning opportunities to LEAs, ACC consultants, district staff and teams, Education Service Cooperatives (ESC), and the ADE-OSE to ensure student access to instruction.

● Provide targeted technical assistance with the EARS consultants to improve student outcomes for students who are deaf or hard of hearing.

● Support CAYSI, EARS and other ACC other collaboratives with digital inventory of access and assistive technology devices

● Assist with identifying needs and supports to promote quality interpreter access for students

● Attend related State and National conferences that promote best practices for educating students who are deaf/hard of hearing

● Communicate with district general and special educators to promote collaboration through professional learning communities (PLCs)

● Comply with policies and procedures of the Education Service Cooperative

● Communicate with ESC specialists as needed

● Participate in DESE SPED unit activities and meetings as required

● Attend ACC meetings and activities

 

This is a full-time, 220-day position with a salary and benefits package that is competitive. The position will be based in Little Rock and is available immediately. Travel to participating districts and cooperatives across the state should be anticipated. The review of applications will begin on Friday, October 22, 2021. An interview will be required. Interested applicants should apply (or direct questions) via email to: Jeff Adams, SSIP Coordinator for the Arkansas Department of Education at: jeff.adams@ade.arkansas.gov

The following application materials are requested:

1. A current vitae/resume with educational background, work experience, and other relevant work information;

2. A statement detailing the individual’s professional experience, knowledge, and skills that are related/relevant to the position;

3. A salary history; and

4. Three professional references (with contact emails and phone numbers)

 The Dawson Educational Service Cooperative is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Posted October 13, 2021

ABC Preschool Paraprofessional

Harmony Grove area

CDA or AA in early childhood education

Please send resumes or questions to shasta.pentecost@dawsonesc.com

 Posted 10/8/21

Division:   Office of Learning Services                                  Unit:  Curriculum & Assessment - Mathematics  

 Position Title:   State Mathematics Specialist

 The State Mathematics Specialist provides consultation, technical assistance, and leadership in mathematics education in the areas of curriculum, standards, professional development, and support for Arkansas schools, districts, Education Service Cooperatives, and the Division of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE).  Responsibilities include:

·       Designing, developing, delivering, and evaluating statewide professional learning for K-12 mathematics educators; 

·       Promoting effective practices for implementing the Arkansas Mathematics, Science, and other STEM-based standards, including cross-curricular integration;

·       Working collaboratively to develop, review, and approve courses;

·       Maintaining knowledge of and supporting state initiatives and mathematics priorities;

·       Serving as an expert on the Arkansas Academic Standards for Mathematics;

·       Staying up to date on content knowledge, current research, and effective practices in mathematics curriculum, instruction, and assessment; 

  • Engaging in state- and national-level projects that support the implementation of Arkansas Academic Standards for Mathematics, curriculum, assessment, and equitable access to mathematics education for all students;

  • Cultivating relationships with schools, districts, and state and local partners that enhance the state vision and mission to support and promote a comprehensive and integrated model of mathematics education based on Arkansas Academic Standards, trends in mathematics, district goals, and program evaluation results;

·       Developing and maintaining appropriate working knowledge of federal, state, and agency laws, regulations, and rules that are applicable to the specialist’s job function;

  • Ensuring state policies related to mathematics education are in compliance with relevant laws;

  • Providing mentorship and support to regional mathematics specialists and Arkansas school districts;

·       Collecting, maintaining, summarizing and providing records and researching data as required by the ADE; and

·       Performing other duties and special projects as assigned. 

·       Some travel is required.

·       This position is located at the Arkansas Department of Education Division of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Preferred Qualifications:

  •   a current Arkansas teacher license or be eligible for the same;

·       bachelor's degree in mathematics or mathematics education (master’s degree in mathematics, education, or other related field preferred);

·       five years of teaching and/or school administration experience, instructional program coordination experience,  and/or curriculum/instruction specialist experience;

·       strong knowledge of the Arkansas Academic Standards for Mathematics; and

·       knowledge of Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) and High Reliability Schools.

 Interested applicants should submit resumes to Rachel Horn at rachel.horn@ade.arkansas.gov.

Posted 9/8/2021

HIPPY Home Visitor

Summary:

The Home-based Educator is responsible for providing HIPPY services in a home-based model, which includes a family educational program designed to assist parents in their roles as their child’s first teacher, create an opportunity for positive, educational interactions between parents and their children, and teaches basic skills and knowledge necessary for early school success.

Qualifications:

  • Educational Qualifications: A high school diploma or GED. While working on a CDA, AA or BA

  • Must have dependable transportation

  • Must have good oral, reading and writing skills 

General Note:

●    This position will be employed through the Dawson Education Cooperative, with the salary being aligned to the Dawson Education Cooperative Support Salary Schedule for 190 Day.
●    Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

 

Please send resume to: crowlan@bryantschools.org 

 

Posted June 15, 2021

Early Childhood Special Education Teacher

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Assists Early Childhood Coordinator and evaluation team with evaluation of students who fail Early Childhood screening.

  • Provide direct instructional services to preschool students placed in the program for delays in one or more developmental areas, including:

    • Cognition

    • Motor

    • Self-Help

    • Socialization

    • Communication

  • Develops and implements IEP for all students placed in the program, utilizing due process procedures with direct student instruction in individual and/or group settings.

  • Collects data and monitors each child’s progress.

  • Prepares materials for lessons.

  • Develops training programs for students in a home based setting.

  • Assists in developmental screenings throughout the cooperative region.

  • Complies with standards of the local school district.

  • Maintains confidentiality concerning each child.

  • Adheres to job descriptions as defined by the ADE Program Standards.

 QUALIFICATIONS:  

  • Master's degree (M.Ed.) in Special Education (including Preschool Special Education); or B.A. in Early Childhood or related field with an Additional Licensing Plan; or BA in appropriate field with a Special Education 3-4 or B-K Integrated designation on teacher certificate.

  • Knowledge of how to evaluate and complete therapy with preschool special education

  • Skills

  • Abilities

  • Other characteristics such as personal characteristics

  • Past experience working with children in special education and/or preschool special education preferred 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The employee will be required to lift heavy educational supplies and/or files daily inside and outside of sites. The employee will be required to travel daily to multiple sites. The employee will be required to travel to daily sites with different types of weather conditions unless a district is closed due to inclement weather. The employee could be sitting in a student sized chair or on a floor completing therapy with a student or group of students. The employee will be required to be able to bend, stoop, walk, and stand for extended periods of time. The employee will be required at times to work with students that include both indoor and outdoor settings that require physical activity to model gross motor activities to improve gross motor progress.

 

This position involves working with young children ages 3 to 5 with disabilities.  This position is a 9 month (190 day) contract, following the school calendar. Travel required to assigned areas. Public school benefits apply.  All applications and resumes must be submitted online.

 

Please email resume to Shannon Leathers. shannon.leathers@dawsonesc.com


HIPPY Home Visitor

( Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters)

                              *  Poyen and Glen Rose School Districts

                              *  190 day contract

 email your resume to : crowlan@bryantschools.org or call 501-653-5611

Posted 8/10/2020

Americorps

Dawson Arkansas Better Chance Program is looking to hire for the Americorps program. We are looking to fill spaces in the Arkadelphia and Malvern Preschool locations. The application is below. 

For more information email tmcmahan@malvernleopards.org or call 870-260-2262.

Click here for the Application.

SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

The Dawson Education Cooperative Early Childhood Special Education Program is accepting resumes for the position of Speech Language Pathologist.  This is a 190 day salary position running concurrent with the public school year calendar.  The application process is open until the position is filled.

Interested applicants should send a resume to Shannon Leathers,

Early Childhood Special Education Coordinator, shannon.leathers@dawsonesc.com.

An Equal Opportunity Employer