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Middle School/ High School Inclusive Specialist (Special Education) Teacher

Los Angeles, CA or Panorama City, CA

Job Category: Full Time

Posted on June 08, 2017


Bright Star Schools is seeking a certified Inclusive Specialist (Special Education) Teacher to join our family! The selected candidate will collaborate with the Special Education Team to differentiate lesson plans for a variety of learners (kinesthetic, gifted students, English Language Learners, and/or students with IEPs, etc.) while upholding Bright Star’s mission and values. In addition to salary and benefits (listed below) we are currently offering a $5,000 signing bonus to all new 2017-18 Inclusive Specialist Teachers.

Bright Star Schools is a free, publicly funded and open enrollment non-profit organization with seven public charters in urban Los Angeles. Across all of our Bright Star sites, over 90% of our students are eligible for free and reduced lunch.

We are people-first as an organization, and students-first across all of our school sites. Bright Star students achieve academic excellence, accept responsibility for their futures, and embrace school as family. We offer students the opportunity to develop their unique talents and ambitions in a supportive, collaborative environment, so they are prepared to be lifelong learners and leaders — to discover ways to create positive change for themselves, their families and their communities.

We make it a high priority to create a safe and inclusive environment for our students and staff. We offer small class sizes, comprehensive teacher support, and numerous collaboration opportunities across the organization and within school sites. We strongly believe in teacher voice, and we work to increase teaching practice and effectiveness through our data-driven and feedback-derived professional development.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • CA Education Specialist Credential
  • Candidates with an intern credential considered
  • Two years of urban teaching experience preferred
  • Bilingual Spanish or Korean desirable
  • Possession of either Bilingual, Cross-Cultural, Language and Academic Development (BCLAD) certificate; Cross-Cultural, Language and Academic Development (CLAD) certificate; Bilingual Certificate of Competence (BCC); or Language Development Specialist (LDS) certificate desirable

Teacher Traits:

  • Belief that every child is deserving an excellent education which prepares him/her for college and life beyond
  • Demonstrated ability to teach whole child in an inclusive setting using modifications and accommodations
  • Willingness to receive feedback, engage in frequent dialogue and ability to self-reflect
  • Life-long learner
  • Collaborative
  • Belief in data-driven instruction
  • Firm, kind approach to managing student behavior
  • Technologically competent
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and creative problem solver
  • Sense of humor and love of teaching



  • Competitive salary based on experience and education (see here for salary scale)
  • $5,000 signing bonus for all new Inclusive Specialist Teachers
  • Health, dental, vision, STRS retirement matching, life insurance, short-term disability, optional 403b plan, sick and vacation paid time off, and holidays
  • Laptop
  • No-Cost New Teacher Development Program for those with a preliminary teaching credential
  • Instructional Leaders as Principals
  • School Connectors to support with family engagement and communication



All teacher applications may be submitted online via our website.  Completed applications include: cover letter, resume, two letters of recommendation, and three professional references.


Leslie Nguyen, Talent Manager

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