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Special Education Teacher - Temporary

Smith Valley School is accepting applications for a temporary position in 5th-8th Middle School Education. The position will be filling a long-term substitute role from September 10, 2018 through January 11, 2019.

Applicant will work with present special education teacher for one week at beginning of assignment, and one week at end of assignment.  Additionally, the present special education teacher will be available during most of the assignment to complete required paperwork and possibly evaluations.

This would be a great way to get experience in special education for new teachers!

Closing Date:  Open until filled.  Applications will be screened June 22, 2018. We reserve the right to hire for the position upon receipt of a complete application from a suitable candidate for our team.

Please send:

Letter of application to the hiring committee specifying the applied for position(s).
Completed District APPLICATION. (Available on website, or from our office - 406-756-4535)
Copies of transcripts of all college or university credits to date.  Official copies will be required if hired.
College placement file and/or three reference letters (may be same as some or all of those listed as references on the application, or not.
Evidence of Montana Certification (or pending certification)

Mail or email complete applications to:

Laili D. Komenda, 2901 US Hwy 2 West, Kalispell, MT  59901


Bachelor’s degree in K-8 Education;   AND,
State of Montana Educator license.  Pending certification approval is acceptable.

Preferred Additional Qualifications:

Endorsement(s) in special education
Previous interest, focus, etc. in special education.  (Student teaching counts!)

Application for Certified position

More detailed job description:

Job Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Team with teacher to plan, develop & implement course of study - 5-8 special education

Essential Skills include but are not limited to being able to:  Meet diverse students needs.

  • Support Special Education students by making appropriate accommodations defined in IEP and 504 plans, while also maintaining appropriate confidentiality.  Communicate appropriate accommodations to classroom teachers, paraprofessionals, supervisory staff, etc. 
  • Work cooperatively with colleagues, attend professional development activities, staff meetings, etc.
  • Provide quality instruction, effective lesson planning, and appropriate evaluation
  • Implement positive classroom management, through safety procedures, behavior expectations, and effective supervision. 
  • Maintain effective professional relationships with staff, administration, students, and parents.

Physical Demands:   

  • Ability to stand on feet for extended periods of time, stoop, bend, lift, and carry items up to 40 pounds, or use reasonable accommodations to perform expectations of the position. 
  • Ability to maintain reasonable, regular and acceptable attendance levels. 
Supplemental information about our school community:

Smith Valley is a K-8 school district.  We have approximately 233 students about 20 certified staff and 9 support staff.  Smith Valley is located five miles west of Kalispell, and is nestled in the beautiful Northwest corner of Montana.  We are just minutes away from Glacier Park, and numerous recreational lakes. 

Smith Valley is located in a rural community.  We enjoy the benefits of being a small rural school, with that of being very close to a bigger town.  Our school focuses on seeking solutions by focusing on the positive whenever possible. We have a great community!  The Kalispell area boasts numerous outdoor opportunities to fish, hunt, ski, climb, hike, bike, etc.

Regional Information: http://glacier.visitmt.com/ 

District: Smith Valley Elem (LE0324)
School: District Wide

Contact Information: 
Laili Komenda, Superintendent / Principal

Phone: 406-756-4535
Fax: 406-756-4534
2901 US Hwy 2 W
Kalispell, MT 59901