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TSD Knoxville - ASL Teacher - Elementary & Upper Schools

TSD Knoxville - ASL Teacher - Elementary & Upper Schools
Knoxville, TN
Apply Online at: http://www.tsdeaf.org/apps/form/form.TENSFTD.ruHaxkU.QG


To assess students’ competence in American Sign Language grade level standards and grade level requirements; to motivate each pupil to develop understanding of grade level standards in a effort to prepare students for academic success and more toward grade level skills and understanding.

Terms of Employment:
Full time, 200 day contract

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: These are not exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

• Demonstrate and teach American Sign Language concepts in the classroom
• Develops lesson plans and appropriate instructional aids stressing ASL learning methods
• Design learning activities that will connect ASL concepts to the student’s physical world, to other content areas, and to prior work related concepts
• Establishes clearly defined objectives for all lessons, units, projects, and reports and communication objectives to students according to ASL standards and the student’s individual needs and abilities
• Seeks out ASL development opportunities to promote student language acquisition and foster positive relationships with all stakeholders who can serve as resources
• Maintains knowledge of best practices as it relates to ASL standards
• Differentiates instruction to meet the needs of diverse learners
• Provides individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each student, to the extent feasible
• Attends faculty, department and/or grade level meetings and serves on committees upon requests
• Creates and maintains an inviting, stimulating instructional area with attractive student learning centers, and projects consistent with the physical limitations of teaching areas
• Implement and teach American Sign Language in the classroom
• Follow K-12 ASL Content Standards as developed and distributed by National Deaf Education Center at Gallaudet University
• Works closely with TSD teachers and staff in the areas of instruction and other relevant programs to develop student’s American Sign Language skills

• Applicant must have considerable knowledge of the policies, procedures, and activities of the school system, and supervisory practices as they pertain to the performance of duties relating to the position.
• Applicant must have the capability to develop and implement long-term goals, and knows how to keep abreast of any changes in statues, policy, procedures and methods as they pertain to public education.
• Applicant is able to assemble information and make written reports and documents in a concise, clear, and effective manner.
• Has good organizational, management, interpersonal, and technical skills.
• Applicant is able to use independent judgement and discretion in supervising students, including the handling of emergency situations, determining and deciding upon procedures to be implemented, setting priorities, maintaining standards, and resolving problems.
Benefits include medical, dental, vision and life insurance, retirement pension, 401(k) match, employee assistance program, personal and sick leave (PTO) and more. A full listing of employee benefits can be found at https://www.tn.gov/hr/employees1/benefits.html
• Bachelor Degree
• American Sign Language Teachers Association (ASLTA) Certificate
• ASLPI score of a 3+ or higher or SLPI Advanced or higher or equivalent proficiency interviews
• Tennessee Driver’s License
Teacher Salary Contract based on education and years of experience
Contact Human Resources
Phone: 865-579-2500
2725 Island Home Blvd., Knoxville, TN 37920