Job Description
Job Title .75 Special Education Teacher, K-8 – Utah Virtual Academy
Job ID 659440
Location MURRAY,  UT 84107
Other Location
Description You know that your kids have something special inside them. We know it, too. The Utah Virtual Academy and K¹² ignite the minds of children like yours to bring learning and innate possibility alive. Together, we are helping Utah students in grades K-12 reach their true, personal potential.
The Utah Virtual Academy and K¹² give Utah kids in grades K-12 the chance to learn in the ways that are right for them. UTVA offers:
  • The award-winning K¹² curriculum
  • Full-time, tuition-free online public school option
  • An active, supportive school community
  • A range of extracurricular activities
  • A robust Advanced Learner Program
  • Books, materials, and loaner computer system (grades K-6)
  • The only statewide virtual public charter school in the state to offer the complete K¹² experience
  • Students graduate with a high school diploma that meets all state requirements. 
.75 Special Education Teacher, K-8 
Utah Virtual Academy
Utah Virtual Academy is seeking a highly qualified and motivated .75 Special Education Teacher, K-8 to work in an innovative environment. Virtual Teachers are part of a national pioneering effort in public education. Our K-8 Special Education Teacher should therefore share the school's entrepreneurial spirit and passion to provide students with a world class educational program that blends virtual with face to face instruction.
Teaching in a virtual charter school requires a strong educational background and a firm commitment to our innovative model. This will ensure that all of our teachers can provide constant support and face-to-face meetings if necessary to our families.
As part of their regular teaching responsibilities, Teachers are expected to fulfill duties in the following areas:
Instruction and Student Achievement
  • Learn the K¹² curriculum for assigned grade levels
  • Demonstrate knowledge of state standards and testing requirements
  • Research and create lessons that complement/supplement the K¹²  curriculum
  • Assess student academic progress, performance and attendance in the K¹²  Online School
  • Provide students and parents with regular feedback regarding student performance and progress
  • Support students with special needs, including participation on IEP teams
  • Prepare students for standardized tests and proctor site-based exams
Virtual Instructional Environment
  • Create and manage home office
  • Establish relationships with families
  • Organize orientation, training, social and educational activities for students and families
Professional Responsibilities
  • Build community by contributing to school message boards, newsletter and events
  • Participate in staff meetings and professional development sessions
  • Meets state's Highly Qualified Teacher requirements
  • Bachelor's degree
  • 3+ years of teaching experience at the K-8 level
  • Utah state teacher certification in Special Education
  • Ability to support and guide adults, as well as students
  • Strong communication, organization and time-management skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook and the Internet
  • Flexible schedule with the ability to travel throughout the state
  • Experience in a charter school or school of choice environment preferred
  • Ability to learn new technology tools quickly (e.g., database and web-based tools)
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