K-5 Special Education Director/Teacher

St. Francis USD 297 • www.usd297.org

St. Francis, USD 297, is looking for an ambitious and fully qualified Kindergarten-5th grade special education director/teacher to join our school beginning August 2022.  This certified teacher would be responsible for setting learning goals for eligible students, assessing student progress, and recording the necessary evaluations.  This individual would be responsible for completing academic testing, observations, and interviews for initial evaluations to determine student eligibility for special education service.  Collaboration with other classroom teachers, the school psychologist, speech pathologist, OT/PT, and/or school behavior specialist will be necessary to provide an integrated plan for developing the capabilities of the students.  The individual will work closely with the Northwest Kansas Educational Service Center to maintain the IEPs and evaluations, complete required in-services, and maintain all state and federal regulations on special education.  The special education teacher will be responsible for maintaining positive relationships with parents on the progress of their students, while leading IEP meetings.  The supervision of multiple paraprofessionals will also be required.  The special education teacher may also be responsible for working one-on-one with eligible students and/or teaching math and reading small group interventions throughout the day.  Other responsibilities may include supervising students before and after school, monitoring the lunchroom, etc.

St. Francis has a collegial staff and a nurturing, helpful administrative team. This beautiful community has plenty of recreational opportunities available. We have a new swimming pool, beautiful parks, and several fine dining establishments. There is ample public hunting available for upland birds, deer, turkeys, and coyotes.  And with Denver, CO, two and a half hours away, plenty of shopping, professional sports, and skiing/hiking/camping opportunities are also available.

Even though there is an expiration date listed for this posting, this job will be open until it is filled.

Benefits Information

USD 297 pays $470 toward a single insurance policy and $940 toward a family insurance policy.

Salary Information

The starting salary is $38,500, but all candidates will be placed on the salary schedule according to education and experience.

Employer Information


St. Francis/USD 297 is a 1A school located in the northwest corner of Kansas.  Our district serves roughly 280 students K-12, with 140 of those students located in our K-5 elementary school and the remaining 140 students located in our 6-12 jr./sr. high school.

The St. Francis schools take pride in providing an excellent, well rounded education to our students.  After several years of training with TASN, St. Francis now implements a successful multi-tiered system of support to help close student achievement gaps.  We have also adopted a Pre-K through 12th grade Social Emotional Learning curriculum.  During the 2021-2022 school year, all certified staff participated in professional development centered around Project-Based Learning.  USD 297 continually seeks to improve student learning.  We believe high quality educators are a crucial factor in the success of our schools.

The city of St. Francis is a beautiful, thriving community of around 1,300 people and has a great deal of pride and support for the school system.  For more information about the city of St. Francis, please visit our website at: http://www.stfranciskansas.com/ .

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100 S College Street
Saint Francis, KS 67756

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