Special Education Teacher (various openings)

Des Moines Public Schools   Des Moines, IA   Full-time     Education
Posted on August 29, 2022
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Des Moines Public Schools is Iowa's largest provider of K-12 education and one of the metro area's top employers offering some of the best benefits in the area. DMPS is looking for Special Education Teachers.

Job Summary:
Responsible for planning and delivering a high-quality educational program to meet children’s academic, social-emotional, and behavioral needs. The special education teacher is a partner with the guardian and support team in developing, implementing, and monitoring the student Individual Education Plan (IEP).

Required Endorsement:
Valid Iowa teaching license with appropriate endorsement or willingness to obtain.

Highly Qualified candidates for this position will possess:
Previous classroom teaching experience.
Experience in an urban school district.
CPR Certification

Starting Salary: $44,370

Des Moines Public Schools offers a generous benefits package including:

  • Family Health Insurance at no cost to the employee during the first year of employment ($600/year after that) There is opportunity to have the $600/year waived in future years with participation in the district wellness program.
  • Family Dental Insurance with a minimal monthly cost (Single dental insurance coverage at no cost)
  • Enrollment in IPERS (Iowa Public Employee Retirement System)--a defined benefit plan
  • Free DART Bus Pass

Des Moines Public Schools serves a community rich in diversity – in every measure of the term – and strives each and every day to support our students and staff so that they thrive, learn and belong. DMPS is committed to Becoming The Model of Urban Education, and creating a transformational system oriented toward equity and anti-racist leadership.