The annual salary for this position is paid in accordance with
the Vancouver School District salary schedule for 180 days per
school calendar year. Note: Teachers are not eligible for the
vacation or holidays listed in the Benefits tab.
Striving to educate children for independence and success!
The Washington State School for the Blind provides specialized
quality educational services to youth ages birth to 21 within the
state of Washington. Our purpose is to serve as a statewide
demonstration and resource center and provide direct and indirect
services to students both on campus and in the children's local
communities. Each employee plays a critical role for the school and
our students. We value our employees and continuously encourage
them to improve the way we provide service to our students and the
Position profile: A middle/high school math teacher at Washington
State School for the Blind (WSSB) fosters a positive learning
environment to assist students in becoming empowered to reach their
full potential academically and in life. A math teacher at WSSB
provides whole-class instruction of the curriculum; specialized
instruction for students with individual goals; reviews and
develops curriculum; curates and creates instructional materials
and adaptations; incorporates hands-on real life experiences within
the instruction; establishes clear learning objectives and
standards; conducts appropriate assessments and provides meaningful
feedback to students.
The math teacher will provide instruction to students attending
WSSBs on-campus program and students enrolled via distance
learning. The math teacher will be a part of a group of highly
skilled educators that thrive on supportive relationships, shared
practices, and innovation in effectively serving students. All
staff members are expected to champion WSSBs core values: student
centered, equity, accessibility, relationships, and continuous
improvement. This position is located on the WSSB campus in
Vancouver, Washington, reporting directly to the Director of
On-Campus Education. Duties
Duties include, but are not limited to:
- Provide direct instruction to students utilizing school
approved curricula and teaching materials including related
supplementary materials, teacher-designed lessons and other
instructional tools that align with the Washington State Learning
Standards and Common Core State Standards, or other appropriate
materials as approved by WSSB Administration;
- Coordinate and oversee IEP development and assigned advocate
- Work collaboratively with related service providers and
- Supervise classroom paraeducators;
- Provide appropriate academic and positive behavior support as
needed on campus;
- Manage physical and digital classroom resources and
- Establish and maintain a positive learning environment
conducive to promoting academic growth of the student;
- Provide on-going academic support for students with special
needs as required;
- Complete procedural responsibilities; and,
Participate in interdisciplinary team meetings, IEP meetings, staff
meetings, and other school and student meetings as needed.
Qualifications Required Qualifications:
(Applicants currently enrolled in a TVI program are encouraged to
- Valid Washington State Teaching Certificate, or can obtain a
Washington State Teaching Certificate.
- Middle or High School Math Endorsement.
- Bachelor's degree in education or other relevant field of
- Knowledge of academic course work to be taught and teaching
methods for the 21st century classroom;
- Familiarity with a variety of instructional technology tools
- Ability to teach high school students effectively; gain
interest, respect and cooperation of students, parents and
professional co-workers; develop socially acceptable attitudes in
students; speak and write effectively;
- Working knowledge of Washington State Special Education rules
and regulations as they pertain to blind or low vision
- Braille certification, or can obtain Braille certification
within 1 year of hire;
- Ability to design Individual Education Plans and goals for
- Be willing to undergo state and federal background records
checks which includes fingerprinting.
- Master's degree in education or related field;
- Teacher of the Visually Impaired Endorsement;
- Two years of teaching experience;
- Experience providing distance learning instruction;
- Experience implementing project-based learning
- Experience in developmentally appropriate practices, curriculum
adaptation, the use of higher-level thinking skills, knowledge of
differing learning styles and alternative assessment
- Experience working with blind and low vision students;
- Proficient in Nemeth braille code, or be able to develop
proficiency within one year;
- Evidence of previous positive recommendations and/or
- Maintain cooperative relationships with students, parents,
colleagues, and community members.
How to apply:
To be considered for this position you must include the following
information in your online application and complete the
- A letter of interest describing how you meet the qualifications
for this position;
- A detailed chronological resume or a completed online
application profile that includes education and employment history;
- Three professional references, including at least one
supervisor, with current contact information.
For more information about this position, please contact Sean
McCormick, Director of On-Campus Education, at
Sean.McCormick@wssb.wa.gov or (360) 947-3308.
For questions or information regarding the online application,
please email Anne.Baker@wssb.wa.gov.
The state of Washington is an equal opportunity employer. Persons
with a disability who need assistance with their application, or
that need this announcement in an alternative format, may call
(360) 947-3311. TTY users should first call 711 to access the
Washington Relay Service .
Note: Background inquiries of convictions and pending criminal
charges shall be completed on applicants prior to their appointment
to positions in the state of Washington which are directly
responsible for the supervision, care or treatment of children.
Information obtained from background inquiries will not necessarily
preclude employment but will be considered in determining the
applicant character; suitability and competence to perform in the
position applied for and may result in the denial of employment.
Applicants are required to sign a release authorizing inquiry.
Failure to do so shall disqualify the applicant from employment in