THE LEARNING CENTER FOR THE DEAF
Classroom teachers create, with the students, a community of
learners where students feel respected and honored. Teachers set
instructional objectives, design and prepare instruction and plan
and implement various supportive activities that meet age
appropriate emotional, physical and instructional needs of students.
Teachers communicate learning goals and high standards and
expectations to students. Teachers build positive relationships with
parents and colleagues, in order to enhance each student’s ability
to learn effectively.
MA degree in Deaf Education preferred.
Fluency in American Sign Language.
Written language competency
Licensed or able to be licensed by Massachusetts DESE.
Ability to work effectively as part of an educational team.
A valid drivers license and a clean driving record as
determined by Human Resources
Department Supervising Teacher
FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Establishes an organized physical space and a creative classroom environment that is positive for
student learning and involvement.
Complies with school, state, and federal policies and procedures and supports the mission of the
Communicates clearly with students in their first language.
Maintains a current working knowledge of the TLC curriculum, the MA Curriculum
Frameworks, and MCAS procedures.
Develops and uses authentic assessment of student learning.
Uses assessment to drive classroom instruction (formative and summative assessments).
Plans instruction effectively, engages learners and uses appropriate instructional techniques.
Monitors student understanding of the curriculum and adjusts instruction,
assessments, where appropriate.
Maintains appropriate classroom standards of behavior, mutual respect, and safety.
Makes learning goals clear to the students and maintains high standards and expectations.
Promotes confidence and perseverance in the students, while stimulating increased personal
responsibility for achieving individual goals.
Demonstrates appreciation for and sensitivity to the diversity among individual students.
Cooperates in a constructive relationship with parents and
is receptive to their contributions.
Maintains professional boundaries.
Works collaboratively with other school staff on planning and implementing interdisciplinary
curriculum and works constructively to suggest improvements and possible approaches.
Uses available resources to analyze, expand, reflect upon, and refine professional knowledge and
Plans and completes necessary testing or data collection, documentation, and interpretation of
Maintains student and staff confidentiality.
Maintains a professional appearance in accordance with TLC’s policy.
Contributes to self-growth and continuous improvement of the department through active
participation in professional development activities and meetings.
Writes annual IEP student goals and works steadily to help students attain these goals.
Monitors and reports IEP progress quarterly; Attends IEP meetings.
Maintains accurate records.
Demonstrates flexibility and responsiveness to the needs of the students, the department, and the
Oversees the implementation of behavior plans designed for individual students, as needed.
May be delegated medication administration or certain medical procedure responsibilities if
needed by a student under the teacher’s care.
Performs other tasks, as directed by the Department Supervising Teacher.
Your employment with The Learning Center for the Deaf is a voluntary one and is subject to termination by you or The Learning
Center for the Deaf at will, with or without cause, and with or
without notice, at any time. Nothing in these policies shall be interpreted to be in conflict with or to eliminate or modify in any way the employment
-at-will status of The Learning Center for the
This policy of employment -at-will may not be modified by any officer or employee and shall not be modified in any
publication or document. The only exception to this policy is a written
employment agreement approved at the discretion of the President or the Board of Directors, whichever is applicable.
These personnel policies are not intended to be a contract of employment or a legal document.
The Learning Center for the Deaf is an Equal Opportunity Employer.