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To Apply:

Submit a Georgia School for the Deaf Application* or State of Georgia Application for Employment to:

Attn: Gail Blankenship, Personnel Representative
Georgia School for the Deaf
232 Perry Farm Rd SW
Cave Spring, GA 30124-3018
Phone: (706) 777-2286
Fax: (706) 314-7946 or (706) 777-2240
E-mail: gail.blankenship@doe.k12.ga.us

*Resume/application should include daytime telephone number and prior employment and salary history with addresses and telephone numbers. If a resume is submitted, it must be accompanied by a cover letter.
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Job Title:Reading Content Specialist (Pre K–12)
Post Date:August 7, 2013
Apply by:Until Filled
Job ID:00055457
Location:Georgia School for the Deaf, 232 Perry Farm Road, SW, Cave Spring, GA 30124
Program/Unit:Georgia School for the Deaf/Division of State Schools
Description of Duties:
Monitors and provides professional learning for a comprehensive school wide inter-curricular reading program based on students’ instructional needs, the School Improvement Plan, and the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards. Duties include, but are not limited to, assisting teachers with the development of appropriate lesson plans and effective instructional strategies for teaching deaf and hard-of-hearing students across the curriculum; facilitating effective communication about the reading program between and among instructional and residential staff;  collaborating with the principal to determine scheduling and adaptations of the program; displaying a high level of effort and commitment to the vision/mission of Georgia School for the Deaf in developing American Sign Language/English bilinguals; representing the school at meetings and on committees as a liaison to the principal; and performing other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications:
• Must possess or be eligible to obtain Georgia Teacher Certification in at least one of the following areas Reading, Deaf Education, School Leadership, Elementary and/or Secondary Education 
• Must be willing and able to become proficient in American Sign Language (ASL) at the "Intermediate Level" as measured by the Sign Language Proficiency Instrument (SLPI)
• Knowledge of a standards-based classroom
• Have a track record of successful instruction with students
• Proven ability to model "best practices" instruction and coach other teachers in using best practices
• Proven ability to analyze test data and create instructional strategies resulting in improved academic achievement
• Proven ability to utilize technology for both instructional and administrative uses
Preferred Qualifications:
Preference will be given to applicants who, in addition to the minimum qualifications, possess one or more of the following:
• Possesses/eligible for Georgia Teacher Certification in Interrelated Special Education or Learning Disabilities
• Have three years of experience teaching deaf and hard of hearing students
• Possess sign language proficiency rated as “Advanced ” as measured by the Sign Language Proficiency Instrument
Salary/Benefits:
This is a 10-month position (210-days) paid on 12-month basis according to the Georgia Teacher Salary Schedule; salary based on teaching certification and creditable years of experience.  Benefit options include life, disability, dental, vision, and health insurance; annual/sick leave; and Employees’ Retirement or Teachers Retirement.
Consideration/interviews will begin as soon as a list of applicants is established. Applications/resumes will be evaluated and only those meeting the qualifications will be considered. Top candidates will be contacted for interviews. No notification will be sent to applicants except those who are selected for interviews. Due to the large volume of applications received by this office, we are unable to provide information on your application status. 
It is the policy of the Georgia School for the Deaf and the Georgia Department of Education not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, disability, or age in its employment practices. 
In accordance with Public Law 99-603, also known as the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the Department of Education employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers. All persons hired by the Georgia Department of Education are required to verify identity and employment eligibility and must agree to undergo drug screening and a criminal background investigation.