April 2011 - Special Educator e-Journal

Table of Contents

  • Update from the U.S. Department Education

  • Calls to Participate

  • Special Education Resources 

  • Update From The National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities

  • Latest Employment Opportunities Posted on NASET

  • Upcoming Conferences and Events

  • Funding Forecast and Award Opportunities

  • Acknowledgements

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Latest Employment Opportunities Posted on NASET 

$125,000 Salary for Special Education Teacher

New York, NY
Job Category: Special Education (collaborative team teacher)


Earn a $125,000 salary and join a team of master teachers at The Equity Project (TEP) Charter School, recently featured on the front page of the New York Times: (http://www.tepcharter.org/nytimes.php).

TEP is a 480-student 5th through 8th grade middle school in the Washington Heights neighborhood of New York City.  Applications are currently being accepted for teaching positions in Science, Latin, Math, English, Social Studies, Music, PE/Health Education, and Special Education.
Learn more and apply today at www.tepcharter.org/apply.php

Also, we invite you to learn more about TEP Charter School and about teaching at the school on our Live Online Information Session (link below):

Learn more and apply today at http://www.tepcharter.org/apply.php

To obtain more information about the nature of the Special Education position, please visit the following link: http://www.tepcharter.org/special-ed-teachers.php


$125,000 salary + potential annual bonus, full benefits package


Submit Preliminary Application to jobs@tepcharter.org


Director, Center for Child Development & Learning

New York, NY

Job Category: Administration


JBFCS, one of the nation’s premier mental health and social service agencies, is currently seeking a full-time Director for the Center for Child Development and Learning. This division serves a racially and economically diverse population of infants to young adults with developmental, learning and social-emotional challenges and their families. Leadership for the division will require knowledge of special education, typical and atypical child development, learning disorders, autism spectrum disorders, and working with families; and be able to support the JBFCS goal of expanding capacity for these services within its own network of programs. The ideal candidate will have experience in educational and clinical work, program planning, compliance, grant preparation, as well as experience managing budgets and financial reporting. Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills are critically important.
JBFCS is an equal opportunity employer.


Minimum of 10 years experience in direct service, supervision and administration of programs serving children with special needs and/or early childhood mental health issues. Advanced degree and license/certification in Early Childhood Special Education is required. Certification as a School Building Leader is a plus.
To apply, email your resume to: HRRecruit2@jbfcs.org. Include cover note with salary requirements, and mention title "Director CCDL" in the subject line.


Senior Alternate Assessment Specialist

Washington, DC
Job Category:
Special Education SME/Test Development/Program Man

Senior Alternate Assessment Specialist responsibilities include:

  • Demonstrate leadership for AIR in the alternate assessment practice area among clients, partner organizations, and at national meetings.
  • Provide subject matter expertise and leadership to state department staff who have responsible for the development and oversight of state wide alternate assessments.
  • Contribute ideas and information to support project efforts through presentations, trainings or seminars; while working directly with state department of education and district level staff.
  • Work with internal staff and subcontractors to develop processes, procedures, for meeting project deliverables and client special education related needs.
  • Work collaboratively with AIR staff to ensure that all plans and schedules are viable.
  • Adhere to a master schedule of deadlines and deliverables.
    Provide information, support, and problem-solving to the clients, as needed, in a manner that provides positive solutions.
  • Keep AIR senior management informed of any potential project problems, including issues with a client or another stakeholder and any potential for missed deadlines.


  • Minimum of a Master’s degree in special education, autism spectrum disorders, or low incidence disabilities.
  • Minimum of 5 years of instructing students (K-12) with significant cognitive disabilities in academic content areas.
  • Experience working in alternate assessment, extended/expanded standards and large-scale assessment.
  • Experience teaching students with deaf-blindness is desirable.
  • Experience providing instruction using assistive technology is desirable.

AIR offers an excellent compensation and benefits package, including a fully funded retirement plan, generous paid time off, subsidized garage parking, tuition assistance, and more.

TO APPLY, please go to our Career Center at: https://jobs-airdc.icims.com/jobs/6403/job


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