Classroom Teacher - Darien Public Schools
Position: Classroom Teacher
Subject Area: Special Education
Job Title: Special Education Teachers
Job Location: All Levels
Beginning: Aug 26, 2019
Deadline: Open until filled **
Certificate: Comprehensive Special Education, Grades K-12 (165)
Certificate: Comprehensive Special Education, Pre-K-12 (065)
Certificate: Comprehensive Special Education, 1-12 (265)
District: Darien Public Schools
Darien, CT 06820
Telephone: 203-656-7406
Job Description:


REPORTS TO:     Building Principals
EFFECTIVE:         August 26, 2019

QUALIFICATIONS:    Must hold at least one of these Connecticut teaching certificates:
                                      Comprehensive Special Education, K–12 (#165)
                                      Comprehensive Special Education, PK–12 (#065)
                                      Comprehensive Special Education, 1–12 (#265)
                                    Experience with reading instruction preferred

  • Assess students’ knowledge and skills to determine their strengths and needs
  • Adapt, and collaborate with teachers to adapt, lessons to meet the needs of special education students
  • Help develop Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), which outline the services and accommodations each student will receive
  • Develop transition plans that outline services to help students as they graduate or move to a new school
  • Ensure that students are receiving the services outlined in their IEPs
  • Update IEPs throughout the school year to reflect students’ progress and goals
  • Meet with parents, teachers, counselors, and administrators to discuss students’ progress
  • Work with paraprofessionals to ensure that they have the skills and information necessary to work with special education students
  • Ensure that schools comply with requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
  • Such other related duties as assigned
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:  Per Contract between the Darien Board of Education and the Darien Education Association
APPLICATION PROCESS:   Submit an electronic application via Applitrack:, Departments, Employment Opportunities.  Supporting documentation, such as a cover letter, resume, teaching certificate(s), transcripts, and three letters of recommendation, must be uploaded to the electronic application.  Paper and emailed application materials cannot be accepted or considered.
 Darien Public Schools is committed to a policy of equal opportunity/affirmative action for all qualified persons and equal access to Boy Scouts of America and other designated youth groups.  Darien Public Schools does not discriminate in any employment practice, education program, or educational activity on the basis of race, color, religious creed, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability (including, but not limited to, intellectual disability, past or present history of mental disorder, physical disability or learning disability), genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by Connecticut state and/or federal nondiscrimination laws.  The Darien Public Schools does not unlawfully discriminate in employment and licensing against qualified persons with a prior criminal conviction. 
Inquiries regarding Darien Public Schools nondiscrimination policies should be directed to: Marjorie B. Cion, Director of Human Resources,, 203-656-7406, Board of Education Offices, 35 Leroy Avenue, Darien, CT 06820

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.