Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Mar 14, 2023

Organization: Metro Deaf School

Remote: No

Location: St. Paul, Minnesota

Deadline to Apply: 03/27/2023
Employee Start Date: 08/17/2023

Job Summary:

Educates, teaches, facilitates, evaluates and plans lessons for the students of Metro Deaf
School as defined by the Metro Deaf School District Policy Manual and the Minnesota
Department of Education rules and regulations.


  • Selects appropriate educational activities for the students assigned to him/her which will meet the predetermined learner outcomes of the curriculum and the graduation standards of Minnesota.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of and application of bilingual education and methodology as it relates to the education of Deaf students.
  • Modifies and adapts materials to meet the individual needs of each learner within the classroom.
  • Demonstrates fluency in ASL and written English, with an understanding of the purpose of/ development of and application of L1 (ASL).
  • Is knowledgeable of content area assigned to teach.
  • Develops weekly lesson plans to ensure the lesson sequence is aligned with the established curriculum, standards and outcomes.
  • Responsible to keep an up-to-date running record on students’ progress/performance in required format (record book or electronic reporting).
  • Attends and participates in staff meetings, Professional Learning Community (PLC) and team meetings for staff development, committees and curriculum projects.
  • Coordinates curriculum and teaching procedures with other staff members in department, team or grade level.
  • Communicates clearly and effectively student progress and curriculum concerns to parents on a regular basis, reporting each trimester through progress reports, IEP reviews and report cards.
  • Attends and participates in regularly scheduled activities outside of school hours as directed by school administration.
  • Supervises students during the school day according to established building supervision schedule as well as indirect supervision at all times during school activities.
  • Works with support staff, parents, lead staff and administrators in dealing with student concerns in and outside of his/her classroom.
  • Responsible for and complies with Minnesota Due Process requirements for his/her assigned caseload.
  • Supervises and plans for educational assistants and or 1:1 aides as assigned within his/her classroom.
  • Maintains current licensure in deaf and hard of hearing education in the state of Minnesota.
  • Develops and maintains adequate knowledge of the subject(s) taught or support services rendered, and demonstrates an understanding of how the subject(s) or support services fit into the overall district philosophy, objectives and curriculum.
  • Pursues professional development activities to broaden and deepen knowledge of content and teaching skills and continually identifies professional needs and develops strategies to meet these needs.
  • Participates in parent/teacher conferences. Interprets student strengths, weaknesses and/or problems that the student may be experiencing in the classroom.
  • Establishes and maintains student control/discipline in the classroom, on school premises, and/or in school activities by communicating expectations for appropriate behavior. Provides structure and consistency and encourages student responsibility, cooperation and mutual respect in a manner consistent with Metro Deaf School student policies and procedures and legal requirements
  • Normal requirements of the position will include parent conferences and participating in administrative, department, curriculum or team meetings and activities. An important function of a teacher is to work with students on an individual basis and to accomplish this a longer teacher’s day or week may be necessary. The Employee’s normal duties shall also include a reasonable share of extracurricular, co-curricular and supervisory activities as determined by the Employer. Normal duties for a Special Education Teacher include meeting specified timelines within the Due Process system. Completing paperwork, attending meeting with parents and others and knowing how to access/apply State and Federal rules.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Principal.


  • Bachelor or Master’s Degree in Deaf Education; ability to obtain a Minnesota Teaching License required
  • Native user or fluency in American Sign Language required
  • Knowledge of Bilingual Education Competency with instructional strategies
  • Demonstrates a strong background or specific training in the field of Literacy and Language Arts
  • Must be able to work with staff and students of diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds
  • Ability to work collaboratively
  • Knowledge of IEPs and assessments Knowledge of various learning styles and strategies for diverse learners
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