Published: 2/23/2024 10:48 AM

The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE), Office of Special Education and Early Learning, Division of State Schools, Kentucky School for the Blind, in Louisville, (Jefferson County) has an opening for a Moderate Severe Disabilities (MSD) Teacher.​


Have experience working with students with an array of moderate severe disabilities.

Provide professional leadership within the school, community, and education profession to improve student learning as well as support district and state initiatives.

Demonstrate content knowledge within assigned discipline(s) or program with a focus on life skills.

Plan, implement and assess instruction, including the Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC), designed to develop students' abilities to use education/employment/independent living skills, apply core concepts, become self-sufficient individuals, become responsible team members, think, and solve problems, and integrate knowledge.

Provide a balanced and individualized progress monitoring system for IEP goals. Maintain a variety of records as required by school district policies, state and federal law or as assigned by the principal.

Serve as a member of the ARC (Admissions and Release Committee) in determining eligibility of students for special education programs, assist in development, implementation, monitoring and evaluating of IEP (Individual Education Plan).

Collaborate with Dorm staff to implement services in an authentic setting outside of the school day/environment. Supervise students to ensure student safety. Secure and make use of school and community resources. Communicate regularly with parents and guardians of students.

Assess student learning using a variety of tools consistent with Kentucky's Assessment Program, communicate results to students, parents and staff making referrals for extra services as necessary, uses assessment results to design appropriate instructional activities.

Create a learning climate that supports student achievement and safety. Evaluate teaching effectiveness based on student achievement in relation to student attainment of Kentucky's learning goals.

Use technology to support instruction, access and manipulate data, enhance professional growth and productivity, communicate, and collaborate with colleagues, parents and the community, and conduct research/solve problems.

Participate in required training relative to teaching assignments, supervisor approved professional growth plan, school/district initiatives, or as directed by the principal. Adhere to school, district, state and federal policies, regulations, and laws. Participate in school-related activities, programs or meetings as assigned by the principal and/or the Superintendent. Perform such other tasks and assume such other responsibilities as may be assigned by the principal, program supervisor or the Superintendent.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Applicants must possess valid certification through the KY Educational and Professional Standards Board to teach students who have moderate severe disabilities (MSD K-12) certification required. Secondary Education (6-12) certification preferred, but not required.

Teacher of the Visually Impaired Certification preferred, but if a person does not possess TVI Certification, they must obtain this certification within 4 years of initial employment.

In accordance with KRS 161.220 the applicant selected for this position will become a member of the Teachers' Retirement System.

Salary: 2023/2024 JCPS Salary Rank & Step

Applicants and employees in this classification may be required to submit to a drug screening test and background check.

Position Number: TBD
TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION, applicants must complete an application, submit their application, resume, copies of certifications and letter of interest to: Joy Mills, Division of Resource Management, Kentucky School for the Blind, 1867 Frankfort Avenue, Louisville, KY 40206; phone: 502-897-1583 Ext. 7212 Email:

This position will remain open until filled.

An Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D​

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