Compass Rose Public Schools
2023-2024 Special Education Teacher – Manor, TX
Our Commitment to Equity & Inclusion
Achieving true equity requires you to look at all aspects, from both a larger systems perspective and an individual student perspective. You put differentiated and culturally relevant systems in place to ensure that every child has an equal chance for success. This requires you to understand the unique challenges and barriers faced by individual students or populations of students and you provide the support to help them overcome those barriers. You do this by establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with students and team members based on trust, understanding, and respect for the communities in which they identify.
Redefine what’s possible in public education. It is your primary responsibility to prepare all students with the academic and social skills necessary to persist and engage productively in their communities. However, learning does not stop in the classroom. At Compass Rose, we engage with the community regularly, asking families what they want to see from their graduates, listening to them, and taking their wishes seriously, and we use the information we learn to shape our schools. Our goal is to always align our program with the desires of our community. To this end, you teach:
- A set of college-bound academic, culturally relevant skills that prepare students to be successful in college and the competitive world beyond.
- A set of social/emotional skills related to how we treat one another, work as a team and coach ourselves to work through the challenges we face.
You Live by our RIGHT Values
Respect: We value each others’ diverse perspectives and experiences, communicate clearly and consistently, hold high expectations with empathy, and take time to really get to know others.
Ingenuity: We challenge ourselves to find new solutions to the most difficult problems. We always welcome the opportunity to think creatively.
Growth: We will undoubtedly face adversity. We commit to give and receive feedback and to be relentlessly reflective even in the most challenging problems.
Honesty: We assume the best of others, provide authentic feedback & praise, reflect on our own strengths and areas for development, and act with courage to always do what is right over what is easy.
Teamwork: You genuinely believe that ALL students can achieve excellence and that requires that you see the best in every person you interact with (students and team members alike) every day. We know that we are strongest and most successful when we work together.
- Instructional materials align to state content standards and are appropriate for diverse learners, requiring intellectual preparation that considers potential misconceptions.
- Data assessments collect/analyze formal and informal data to monitor progress of all students.
- All lessons connect to students’ prior knowledge and experiences.
- Questions encourage all students to engage in complex, higher-order thinking.
- Set academic expectations that challenge and create productive struggle.
- Persist with the lesson, ask probing questions, and address student mistakes until there is evidence that students demonstrate mastery of the objective.
- Consistently implement an 80/20 classroom where 80% of the time students are engaged in rigorous practice, different types of thinking and doing the heavy cognitive lift to take the initiative of their own learning.
- Convey accurate content knowledge in multiple contexts.
- Integrate learning objectives with other disciplines.
- Always presents content that is reflective of and affirming to students’ identities and brings awareness to global diversity.
- Adapt lessons to address the individual needs of all students and provide differentiated instructional methods and content to ensure students have the opportunity to master what is being taught.
- Procedures, routines, and transitions are clear and efficient to create a safe, organized, and engaging learning environment.
- Consistently engages in community and restorative circles with students.
- The teacher builds trust authentically and cares for the whole child as well as the family unit the child is a part of.
- Advocates for the needs of students in the classroom.
Professional Practices and Responsibilities
- Meet professional standards in accordance with the Code of Ethics and Standard Practices for Texas Educators and Compass Rose Employee handbook/policies. (e.g., attendance, professional appearance, and behaviors, timeliness to work, meeting deadlines, using discretion with confidential information, using good judgment in performing responsibilities)
- Set short- and long-term professional goals based on self-assessment, reflection, and supervisor feedback.
- Engage in professional learning communities and meetings
- Communicate with parents/guardians regularly regarding students’ academic and social/emotional growth.
- Exemplify the mission, vision, and goals of the school to students, colleagues, parents, and families.
Other School Responsibilities
- Abide by COVID policies in place at the time of employment
- Maintain electronic grade books and timely submission of grades
- Participate in weekly manager check-ins and observation debrief meetings
- Provide after-school or Saturday tutoring as well as student recruitment events
- Attend campus and network professional development
- Hold and attend parent-teacher meetings and report-card pick-up.
- Participate in Admission, Review, and Dismissal (ARD) meetings
- Hold a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
- Have content knowledge in the area you are applying as indicated by your major/minor, previous experiences, or certifications.
- For Special Education Teachers: Hold a Special Education K-12 and core content certificate
- For ELA Teachers: Hold an ESL Certification
- Can pass a criminal background check
Compensation and Benefits
- See Compass Rose Teacher salary steps HERE
- Teachers are paid out on a 12-month basis.
- Provides Paid Leave Days: 10 Days for 10-month team members
- Health benefits include medical, dental, vision, and supplementary coverage with multiple plan options and telehealth services
- $1,000-2,000 Employer-funded Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA)
- Employer-paid long-term disability and life insurance
- Paid local personal days, paid bereavement leave, and paid parental leave
- Participation in Texas Teacher Retirement System (TRS)
- Employee assistance programs that provide access to mental and emotional well-being support
- Employee resource groups (affinity groups) are a part of our culture
- Closure Dates (27 days in addition to summer break for 10 and 11-month team members and 34 days for 12-month team members)
- Provides curriculum and lesson planning support as well as clear roles/responsibilities in terms of instructional expectations and schedule.
- Provides consistent Coaching and Feedback through our True North Development Cycle and Polaris Instructional Coaching Cycle
Compass Rose Public Schools offers eligible employees a competitive benefits package that includes both district-paid and voluntary products. We provide you with a variety of benefits and resources to help you reach your healthcare and retirement needs. Details of all available benefits can be found on our Employee Benefits Center website,
COMPASS ROSE Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability, in admission or access to, or treatment of employment in its programs and activities. Any person having inquiries concerning the organization’s compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI of Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), or Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), may contact COMPASS ROSE Human Resources at (210) 540-9265
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