Job Description

                                                                  Gifted Resource Teacher


JOB GOAL: To assist Special Services Director and Assistant Director and the school sites in providing academic services to all gifted learners.


  • Certified elementary or secondary teacher

  • Full or Provisional endorsed Gifted Education teacher or willing to work towards endorsement

    completion in a timely manner

  • Endorsed bilingual, ESL and/or SEI teacher preferred

  • At least three (3) years of teaching experience with excellent evaluations as evidenced

    by administrator’s evaluation and student learning outcomes

  • Views self as a learner and seeks professional challenges

  • Demonstrates proficiency in teaching gifted learners as evidenced by principal’s

    evaluations and student achievement

  • Demonstrates knowledge of state and federal program guidelines for servicing gifted


  • Demonstrates skills necessary to assist classroom teachers with the implementation

    and integration of best practice teaching models and instructional methodologies into

    all gifted education classrooms

  • Demonstrates proficiency in principles, strategies and methods of working with gifted


  • Demonstrates knowledge of state program guidelines for gifted education students.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of state and national Gifted Education Standards

  • Demonstrates leadership qualities and works comfortably with adults

  • Holds high expectations for her/himself and colleagues, as well as students

  • Stays focused, open and committed to a set of beliefs with a willingness to accept the

    challenges of sharing a strong and committed belief in gifted education for diverse

    student populations

  • Commitment to on-going professional development in gifted education as evidenced

    by working with colleagues, attending and presenting at conferences, workshops and


  • Demonstrates proficiency in communicating in a meaningful way with all stakeholders

    regarding Gifted Education classroom instructional strategies

  • Evidence of independent decision-making skills

  • Evidence of collaborative skills

  • Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board may find appropriate and


REPORTS TO: Director and/or Assistant Director of Special Services


Responsibilities are determined in part by the goals and objectives outlined by the Special Services Strategic Plan. They shall include, but not be limited to:

  1. Provides classroom support in effectively teaching gifted learners.

  2. Provides differentiated instruction through enrichment services for gifted students at the

    school sites.

  3. Coordinates record keeping andreporting as required.

  4. Demonstrates a high level of professionalism.

  5. Provides classroom support consistent with the goal so the Gifted Education Program in

    the Cartwright School District. This may include coaching, co-planning with teachers, and providing resources.

  6. Participates in staff development activities such as content workshops, summer institutes

    and monthly meetings.

  7. Assists in providing training for all certified and classified instructional staff on instructional

    practices for gifted learners.

  8. Continues own professional development through at least the following activities :

    involvement in professional organizations; attendance and presentation at professional conferences; facilitation of colleague visits and school visitations; preparation of publications, and continuous professional reading. Stays informed on all matters of importance related to student achievement and program evaluation.

  9. Keeps current of best practices and research through professional articles, etc., for program enhancement.

  10. Applies knowledge of teaching adults as learners to enhance program development

  11. Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

  12. Demonstrates the ability to network with other districts and organizations in order to support gifted students.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Employment year is nine (9) months

                                         Opportunities for additional work may be available, prior to, during intersessions,

                                         or following the school year.

Candidates must submit the following to Human Resources:

  1. External candidates should complete an on-line certified application and Internal

    candidates should complete an on-line certified Internal application.

  2. A copy of acurrent Arizona Certificate.

  3. A current Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card or proof of application for an Arizona

    Fingerprint Clearance Card.


Contact Person:
Cartwright School District #83
Becky Banks, Human Resources (623) 691-3911 Fax: (623) 691-4079

Lydia Delgado, Human Resources (623) 691-4075 Fax: (623) 691-4079

Heather Salazar, Human Resources (623) 691-5946 Fax: (623) 691-4079

Primary Location: District Wide

Shift Type: Full-Time

Job Contact Information

Applications will be accepted beginning
Friday, March 02, 2018 12:00 AM
(Mountain Standard Time)

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