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Ames Community School District Secondary Strategist II:ID Teacher (SY23-24) in Ames, Iowa

Secondary Strategist II:ID Teacher (SY23-24) JobID: 1091

  • Position Type:

    Special Education Teaching/ Instructional Strategist II: ID Secondary

  • Date Posted:


  • Location:

    Ames Middle School


Welcome to Ames Community School District (CSD), where we are more than just a workplace – we are a community committed to fostering growth, recognition, and inclusivity. As an employee at Ames CSD, you will not only benefit from competitive compensation and a range of employee discount opportunities, but you will also have the chance to be part of an organization that values diversity and inclusion. Our commitment to providing state-of-the-art facilities, including new and renovated spaces, ensures that you will have the resources you need to excel in your role. 46.01% of certified staff have advanced degrees which highlights our dedication to professional development and advancement within the organization. Join us at Ames CSD, where your talents are recognized, and you have the opportunity to grow in a supportive and dynamic community.Ames Middle School is seeking a Strategist II: ID Teacher for the 2023-24 school year. This position includes a $4,000 sign-on bonus paid over three years.Responsibilities/Essential Functions:

  • Demonstrates the ability to enhance academic performance.

  • Demonstrates competence in content knowledge appropriate to the teaching position.

  • Demonstrates competence in planning and preparing for instruction.

  • Uses strategies to deliver instruction that meets the multiple learning needs of students.

  • Uses effective classroom management strategies.

  • Fulfills all the responsibilities of the IEP: timely and current progress monitoring, uses progress monitoring to guide instruction, etc.

  • Works collaboratively with other educational professionals.

  • Engages in professional growth.


  • Valid Iowa teaching license.

  • Strategist II: ID Endorsement or willingness to obtain required.

The successful candidate will exhibit:

  • Ability to bend, lift, sit on the floor, run short distances, and assist physically active students.

  • A basic understanding of the needs of children and the ability to relate to children with different academic and behavioral needs.

  • Professional communications skills.

  • Patience and compassion and maintain a caring and helpful relationship with children.

  • Initiative and the insight to anticipate problem situations and respond accordingly.

  • Ability to create a sense of belonging and welcoming environment for all students and staff.

  • Consistent and punctual attendance.


  • Health/Dental/Vision Insurance

  • Life Insurance

  • Long-Term Disability Insurance

  • PTO (4), sick leave (12 days the first year), family sick leave

  • IPERS Retirement

Closing Date:Open until filledChoosing the Ames Community School District isn't just about a job – it's about becoming part of a vibrant and close-knit community, nestled in the heart of Iowa. With its small-town charm and big-city amenities, Ames offers a unique blend of contentment and excitement. As a college town, opportunities to engage and get involved abound, whether it's through cultural events, educational pursuits, or community initiatives. At Ames, you're not just joining a workplace; you're becoming a valued member of a community driven by collaboration, growth, and a shared commitment to excellence. Come be a part of Ames, where both your professional and personal aspirations can thrive. Candidates, please follow the link to apply online: https://www.applitrack.com/amesk12/OnlineApp/JobPostings/View.asp?AppliTrackJobId=1091ACSD is an E-Verify employer.To learn more about the Ames Community School District, visit our websites:

  • District Website (http://www.ames.k12.ia.us/)

  • Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/AmesCommunitySchoolDistrict/)

  • Twitter

  • YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/user/OfficialACSD)

  • Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/acsdnews/)

  • Amazing Magazine (http://www.ames.k12.ia.us/district/departments/school-community-media-relations/amazing-magazine/)

It is the policy of the Ames Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy please contact the Human Resources Director at the District Offices, 2005 24th St. Ames, IA 50010, (515) 268-6610.