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Special Education Teacher

Company Overview

The Academy Charter School Special Education Teacher understands and promotes the school’s mission, vision, objectives, and policies both within and outside the immediate school community. The Special Education Teacher is responsible for providing a classroom/instructional program that supports the individual needs of all children in accordance with the school’s mission and values established by the school.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Provide direct special education services to students directly to meet the requirements of their Individualized Education Plan, and to address other educational needs
  • Work with teachers, Principal, specialists, parents and CSEs to develop, implement, and monitor Individualized Education Plans (IEPs)
  • Assume personal responsibility for the academic progress of all students
  • Implement a coherent, research-based curriculum in consultation with Principal
  • Differentiate lesson plans for students with Individual Education Plans (IEPs) in an inclusion setting and implement IEPs as necessary
  • Implement all State and Federal mandates for students with IEP’s
  • Document all lesson plans, assignments, rubrics and other instructional materials and methods
  • Use consistent school-wide practices and a variety of individualized methods to engage students in the classroom
  • Use technology tools for instruction, planning, and communication and ensure student engagement
  • Communicate effectively and maintain strong relationships with students, families,  colleagues and administrators
  • Establish, involve, and assist students in the development, maintenance, and evaluation of portfolios

Qualifications and Skills

  • Minimum of four years of urban special education teaching experience required with a record of high student achievement
  • Experience working with at-risk student population in some capacity preferred
  • Knowledge of childhood development and demonstrated experience with executing  planned lessons to meet the differential needs of each child
  • Bachelors Degree required, Masters Degree preferred
  • New York State Special Education certification required

 

 

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