Special Education Teacher - Autism Falcon Hill Elementary 2024-2025 school year, Mesa Public Schools

Special Education Teacher - Autism Falcon Hill Elementary 2024-2025 school year



Job ID:

East Maricopa

April 10, 2024

Contact Information:
Mesa Public Schools
63 E Main S
Mesa, AZ 85201
District Website

Dana Yursi
Phone: 480-472-0463
District Email

Job Description:

Base Salary:


Performance Pay:

Available annually

New hire experience:

$500 for each full-time year of certified teaching

or verified like experience

New hire education:

$65/hour of graduate level credits: BA +45 hours max,

MA +60 hours max $1000 for advanced degrees

Annual stipend:

$3150 Other certified Special Education positions

$7875 Autism, Emotional Disability, SHARP

or MCS locations


Certified Exempt, 187 workdays


Vacation, sick leave, holidays, matched retirement,

health, and life insurance


Alternate teaching certification pathways available

with a bachelor’s degree


Candidates must complete an on-line application which requires appropriate Arizona certification, valid IVP Arizona fingerprint clearance card, evidence of highly qualified status, three letters of recommendation, and transcript of credits.



The classroom teacher will lead students toward the fulfillment of their potential by translating the district curriculum standards and objectives into meaningful learning experiences through classroom instruction and indirectly through special area assignments. The teacher is responsible for maintaining a positive and appropriate educational environment and creating a program that meets the intellectual and emotional needs of all students.



  • Valid Arizona Teaching Certificate, appropriate for position
  • Valid IVP Fingerprint Card
  • Demonstrates knowledge of related subject matter, instructional skills, and resource materials.
  • Utilizes a variety of effective instructional and management techniques.
  • Ability to develop and maintain cooperative and effective professional relationships with teachers, administrators, parents, students
  • Ability to effectively communicate (verbal and written) with parents and school personnel at all levels


  • Demonstrates knowledge of related subject matter, instructional skills, and resource materials
  • Utilizes a variety of effective instructional and management techniques
  • Considers the individual learning needs and abilities of students, as well as school and district learning goals, in preparation and utilization of lesson plans, instructional materials, and assessment documents
  • Utilizes district-adopted textbooks and curriculum guides in instructional planning and implementation
  • Incorporates higher level thinking strategies and real-life applications into lesson planning
  • Creates instructional materials and assessment documents that align with learning objectives and delivery of instruction
  • Uses available technology or instructional media to enhance the students’ learning experiences
  • Continuously and accurately collects student achievement data using a variety of tools (e.g., tests, projects, demonstrations, checklists). Utilizes this information to make instructional and management decisions that will positively impact student achievement
  • Establishes, supports, and administers positive classroom and campus management in accordance with board policies and administrative regulations
  • Develops an Individual Education Plan (IEP) for each student utilizing information obtained from the completed assessments
  • Develops appropriate lesson plans or implementation plans consistent with IEP goals and objectives
  • Determines the subject matter, instructional techniques, and modified learning outcomes as specified on the IEP
  • Establishes positive and appropriate relationships with students and maintains open lines of communication with students and parents concerning academic and behavioral progress
  • Works with parents, school personnel, related service personnel, and other representatives of other agencies to provide an appropriate education for each student
  • Produces, utilizes, and maintains student records that relate to student achievement, attendance and discipline
  • Provides a positive and safe environment that is conducive to learning
  • Takes an active role in establishing and supporting school goals and resolving school concerns
  • Communicates an expectation of success for all students


  • Adheres to established federal and state laws, board policies and regulations, and district procedures; supports the mission statement of the district and school.
  • Adheres to the Statement of Awareness/Understanding adopted by the MUSD Governing Board, and complies with the Meet and Confer Agreement
  • Accepts supervision and direction of the site administrator
  • Appropriately communicates and interacts with other professional staff in academic planning and school committee work
  • Attends and participates in staff meetings and extra-curricular/school-related activities and committees
  • Demonstrates a commitment to continuous professional growth
  • Maintains a professional appearance and demonstrates behavior that is conscientious and responsible
  • Does not engage in discriminatory practices on any basis, including race, origin, gender, socio-economic status, disability, religion, or political beliefs
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned by the site administrator


Mesa Public Schools is an award-winning district and voted Best Place to Work in Mesa. With over 9,000 employees, we are the largest school district in Arizona. Families have sent generations of students through our schools, as we are the premier educational choice in Arizona.

REPORTS TO:   Building Principal

Site Administrator


AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY ORGANIZATION: The district does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex or gender, sexual orientation, disability, age or marital status.