Job Title: Teacher, Gifted

Reports to:Site Administrator
Job Group:Instructional


Job Code:3305
Salary Schedule:INST


Responsible for developing, planning, organizing, and implementing a modified instructional program to meet the needs of gifted students through curriculum, lesson plans, and educational programs, while ensuring that all procedures are followed to maintain safety and security and to meet federal, state, and local regulations.


The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required of those in this position.
  1. Monitor, assist, supervise, and support students in the classroom and on campus throughout the school day, before school, and after school as directed.
  2. Maintain a student-centered learning environment that is safe, organized, equitable, flexible, inclusive, and collaborative and accommodates the differing needs of students.
  3. Foster a culture of high expectations for all students by promoting the importance of education and each student’s capacity for academic achievement.
  4. Collaborate with school and District staff to design, prepare, and implement varied educational materials, lesson plans, media, and technology for the gifted program that enable all students to participate in high-quality communication interactions and achieve their educational goals in alignment with state-adopted standards that take into consideration varying aspects of rigor and complexity.
  5. Utilize a comprehensive knowledge of the subject taught to deliver engaging and challenging lessons and to enrich students’ understanding through content area literacy strategies, verbalization of thought, and application of the subject matter.
  6. Differentiate instruction based on an assessment of student learning needs and recognition of individual differences in students by identifying gaps in students’ subject matter knowledge and applying varied instructional strategies and resources to provide comprehensible instruction and teach for student understanding.
  7. Implement student 504s and Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) as necessary under the guidance of the applicable school and District staff; ensure all students’ needs are being met appropriately.
  8. Design, prepare and implement curriculum for English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) in collaboration with District staff.
  9. Demonstrate a breadth of subject matter knowledge using the current references, materials, and technologies of the subject field, and provide instruction, follow-up, and review of material in a comprehensible manner that enables students to approach and interrelate topics from a variety of perspectives, interests, and points of view.
  10. Monitor student behavior using positive behavior supports, maintain discipline in accordance with required disciplinary policies and procedures, and enforce rules, regulations, the student code of conduct, and District policies to foster safety and security of students, faculty, staff, and other members of the school community.
  11. Assign, grade, and evaluate student work, administer appropriate assessments, evaluate student comprehension and progress on a regular basis, and provide appropriate feedback to students, staff, and parents/guardians as an ongoing evaluation process.
  12. Design and utilize a variety of formative and summative assessments that match learning objectives and lead to mastery while ensuring that all assessments align with established standards and requirements.
  13. Record, prepare, and maintain progress reports, report cards, data regarding behavior and health status, and other required reports; ensure confidentiality is maintained, as required by federal, state, and District policies.
  14. Maintain open lines of communication with students and parent(s)/guardian(s) regarding student progress and information and attend parent/guardian and teacher conferences as required to support student learning and continuous improvement.
  15. Refer students to the appropriate personnel when evaluation or follow-up services as required; provide information to students and parents/guardians as requested.
  16. Administer District, local, state, and federal testing for students and ensure all rules and regulations are upheld and that testing conditions are modified as appropriate to accommodate learning needs; notify appropriate personnel when this does not occur.
  17. Participate in professional learning communities (PLCs) and utilize a variety of data to evaluate learning outcomes, adjust planning, and continuously improve the effectiveness of lessons and the academic program based on students’ needs.
  18. Follow District policies and procedures concerning education, health, safety, equipment, personal information, and the wellbeing of students.
  19. Maintain compliance with School Board policy at all times.
  20. Maintain required certifications, participate in professional development workshops and in-service training sessions as required, attend required meetings, and keep abreast of current educational trends, laws, regulations, and statutes.
  21. Maintain the requirements of professional responsibility and ethical conduct by fulfilling expected obligations to students, the public, and the education profession while adhering to all rules and requirements.
  22. Take necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, materials, equipment, and facilities.
  23. Provide support in developing/maintaining students’ daily living needs and medical needs.
  24. Design or select appropriate instructional modifications for gifted students and coordinate these activities with other teachers as appropriate.
  25. Prepare, implement, and evaluate an annual educational plan for each student based on individually assessed needs in accordance with District procedures.
  26. Collaborate with District staff in the development of student Education Plans (EPs).
  27. Participate in the in-school staffing process, screening process, and serve on evaluation teams as appropriate.
  28. Seek a variety of services through community resources and agencies to meet the needs of exceptional students.
  29. Provide information to community groups, parents, and news media concerning gifted programs as requested or needed and as approved by the supervisor.
  30. Develop and monitor the modified strategies for students in coordination with the basic and gifted teachers as appropriate; collaborate with staff to coordinate gifted services at the school.
  31. Provide specialized instruction and instructional techniques to individual and small groups of gifted students when necessary to support learning the content areas.
  32. Collaborate with basic education teachers concerning any educational needs of students and team teach as needed; document ongoing consultation and maintain a record of modified instructional strategies and results for each student as appropriate.
  33. Provide appropriate schedules for exceptional students involving school personnel as required.
  34. Develop and conduct necessary inservice programs to inform basic education classroom teachers of the goals and objectives of the gifted program where appropriate.
  35. Analyze student performance and enrollment achievement data based on the gifted service model to ensure program effectiveness.
  36. Prepare and maintain reports and records while ensuring that all evaluation and consultation records are maintained and that all reporting requirements for the gifted program are met; manage confidentiality as required by federal, state, and District policies.
  37. Perform other duties as assigned.


Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Comprehensive knowledge of content, curriculum, teaching methods and supports, resources, and related statutes, laws, and regulations
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences, orally and in writing, including electronic media
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to organize, prioritize, and manage work assignments in an efficient manner and within established timeframes
  • Operating knowledge of computer programs, including email, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and web-based technologies and platforms
  • Ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with all stakeholders
  • Ability to effectively engage in the problem-solving process


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • OR
  • Approval by or participation in a state-approved certification pathway program


  • Valid Florida gifted certification or endorsement, or will meet Department of Education (D.O.E.) certification requirements for out-of-field teachers
  • Valid Florida Educator’s Certificate or District-issued adjunct certification
  • OR
  • Valid statement of eligibility


  • Two years’ experience in a classroom environment and/or working with gifted students




Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently. If the use of arm and / or leg controls require exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated as Light Work.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit, talk, and hear; stand and walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms. The employee occasionally lifts and/or moves up to 25 pounds. Specific vision ability required by this job includes close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.


Indoors and Outdoors: The worker is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside.


  • Adaptive equipment and devices as necessary.
  • Classroom equipment, including content-specific specialized equipment.
  • General office equipment, including electronic devices, copiers, telephones, etc.


Salary and benefits shall be paid consistent with the District’s approved compensation plan. Length of the work year and hours of employment shall be established by the District.

Performance of the job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the School Board’s policy on evaluation of personnel.

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Pasco County Schools will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to allow them to perform the essential functions of the job when such individuals request an accommodation.

Teacher, Gifted;   EST: May 7, 1991;   REV: March 5, 2024;   Board Approved: March 5, 2024

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