Job Title: Teacher-Gifted

Reports to:Site Administrator
Job Group:Instructional


Job Code:3305
Salary Schedule:INST


This employee is responsible for organizing, implementing, and supporting modified instructional strategies to meet the needs of gifted students in gifted and/or basic education classes.


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. Designing or selecting appropriate instructional modifications for gifted students and coordinating these activities with other teachers as appropriate.
  2. Continuing professional growth through education meetings, visiting related facilities, reading professional literature, and exchanging ideas among the district staff.
  3. Working in coordination with other teachers in planning and developing the program.


  1. Preparing, implementing, and evaluating an annual educational plan for each student based on individually assessed needs in accordance with district procedures.
  2. Preparing lesson plans for each group of students.
  3. Providing appropriate schedules for exceptional students involving school personnel as required.
  4. Seeking a variety of services through community resources and agencies to meet the needs of exceptional students.
  5. Developing and monitoring the modified strategies for the students in coordination with the basic and gifted teachers as appropriate.
  6. Providing direct consultation to basic education teachers on how to implement strategies.
  7. Team teaching with basic teachers to support gifted students when appropriate.
  8. Participating in the in-school staffing and screening process as appropriate.
  9. Participating on evaluation teams for gifted students as appropriate.
  10. Providing specialized instruction to individual and small groups of gifted students when necessary to support learning the content areas.
  11. Assisting in the selection of books, equipment and other instructional materials.
  12. Taking all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, materials, equipment and facilities.
  13. Seeking a variety of services through community resources and agencies to meet the needs of gifted students.

Public Relations:

  1. Cooperating with school personnel in coordinating gifted services within that school.
  2. Conferring with basic education teachers as requested concerning any educational needs of students.
  3. Developing and conducting necessary inservice programs to inform basic education classroom teachers of the goals and objectives of the gifted program where appropriate.
  4. Providing information to community groups, parents, and news media concerning gifted programs as requested or needed and as approved by the immediate supervisor.
  5. Providing specialized instructional techniques through individual or group sessions designed to meet the educational needs of students.
  6. Conferring with other teachers concerning any educational needs of gifted students.
  7. Working to establish and maintain open lines of communication with students and their parents concerning the broad academic and behavioral progress of all assigned students.


  1. Ensuring that each student in the program has necessary evaluation and consultation records in his/her permanent folder.
  2. Completing progress reports on each student as needed.
  3. Completing reports for appropriate local and state educational agencies.
  4. Referring those students who require further evaluation or follow-up services to the appropriate school personnel or community agencies.
  5. Documenting ongoing consultation with basic education teachers and maintaining a record of modified instructional strategies and results for each student where appropriate.
  6. Attending and participating in faculty meeting or other meetings as required.


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.



  • Bachelor's degree.


  • Valid Florida gifted certification or endorsement, or will meet D.O.E. certification requirements for out-of-field teachers.


  • Graduate hours beyond bachelor's degree.
  • Classroom teaching experience.
  • Experience in a like position.




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.



  • General office equipment, including personal computers, fax machines, copiers, telephones, scanners, 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: n/a;   Board Approved: May 7, 1991