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Teacher - Special Education (All Areas) - Approximately 100 positions!

April 18, 2019

Pay Plan: ET - 15 (10 Month) Grade: ET
Step/Salary: 1-10 / $56,313 - $90,905
Location: Washington, DC

We are looking for highly motivated and skilled talent to join our team at District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS). We seek individuals who are passionate about transforming the DC school system and making a significant difference in the lives of public school students, parents, principals, teachers, and central office employees.

DCPS serves over 48,000 students in the nation's capital through the efforts of approximately 4,000 educators in 116 schools. As part of a comprehensive reform effort to become the preeminent urban school system in America, DCPS intends to have the highest-performing, best paid, most satisfied, and most honored educator force in the nation and a distinctive central office staff whose work supports and drives instructional excellence and significant achievement gains for DCPS students.


  • DC Public Schools is a district on the rise - Enrollment numbers are increasing, graduation rates are up, and we have led the nation in math and reading improvements, earning DCPS the title of fastest improving urban public school district in the country!
  • Our nationally competitive compensation rates - In addition to a solid base salary, DCPS teachers are eligible for bonuses of up to $25,000 each year. In just 4 years in the district, it is possible to earn six figures at DCPS!
  • Our innovative approach to professional development - In place of the traditional school-based and district-wide professional development in favor of weekly, content-specific professional learning communities that are led by subject matter experts at your school.
  • Advancement and leadership opportunities for teachers - Through LIFT, a five-stage career ladder, teachers are eligible for leadership positions, policy fellowships, and new professional learning opportunities, all without having to leave the classroom.
  • A focus on student satisfaction and engagement - Whether through our Family Engagement work, Empowering Males of Color initiative or DCPS Study Abroad Program, we are committed to providing transformative experiences for our students.  

Position Overview

At DCPS, teachers are charged with ensuring the academic achievement of all of our students regardless of background or circumstance. We are committed to our mission of providing all students with a world-class education that prepares them for college, career, and life – and we know that building the most effective teaching force in the nation is critical to achieving this goal. This position is a safety-sensitive position. As a result, throughout employment this position will be subject to the Employee Mandatory Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The below statements are intended to describe the general nature and scope of work being performed by this position. This is not a complete listing of all responsibilities, duties, and/or skills required. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Sets and reinforces clear expectations and routines that are aligned with the school’s overall vision. Develops and implements curricula and activities to meet academic standards.
  • Thoughtfully plans daily lessons and implements specific strategies to meet the needs of all students, providing extra support, enrichment, or variation of work when necessary.
  • Demonstrates strong content knowledge.
  • Designs and implements assessments that measure progress towards academic standards and diagnoses areas of student misunderstanding.
  • Uses assessment data to refine curriculum and informs instructional practices.
  • Be accountable for students’ academic growth and increase each individual student’s achievement. Creates a positive, achievement-oriented learning environment.
  • Reflects on successes and areas of growth as a teacher, seeks to improve performance, and responds to feedback. Participates in collaborative curriculum development, grade-level activities, and school-wide functions.
  • Invests parents and families in their children’s academic success through regular communication.


  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Previous exposure to or experience in the education sector a plus.
  • Possesses or is eligible for a valid District of Columbia Teaching License issued by the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE).
  • Successful completion of Praxis I and II exams (unless already holding a standard teaching license).
  • Strong instructional skills and classroom management.
  • Enthusiasm for and demonstrated mastery of subject matter.
  • Unrelenting commitment to students, self, and school’s constant learning and development.
  • Ability to self-reflect on teaching practices and be responsive to feedback.

Apply at Select Teacher for School Year 2019-2020. Application opens on December 18th.

Learning Specialist

April 08, 2019

Estes Park, CO


The Learning Specialist serves as part of Eagle Rock’s instructional team.  The position is responsible for serving students with learning needs through managing plans, direct tutoring and instruction, and coaching other instructors.


Student Support

1. Admissions Evaluation
   A. Evaluate academic records and IEPs and 504s to 
      ascertain whether Eagle Rock can serve applicants
2. Manage IEPs and 504s
   A. Be sure we have updated IEPs and 504s for eligible 
   B. Facilitate testing as needed
3. Manage learning profiles for all students
   A. Maintain updated learning profiles for all 
      students,integrated with our case management system
   B. Provide a snapshot of learning profiles to teachers 
      before class
4. Support students in leveraging strengths to overcome 
   A. Meet one-on-one with students to create success 
   B. Provide one-on-one or small group tutoring/study 
      sessions as needed
5. Support teachers to provide appropriate interventions 
   and instructional strategies
   A. Consult with teachers to support student success in 
   B. Observe classrooms and provide feedback to improve 
      differentiation and interventions
6. Teaching
   A. Teach one course per trimester, focused on 
      foundational skills (literacy, numeracy, and 
      study/organizational skills)
7. Testing and Data Analysis
   A. Facilitate testing:  College and Work Readiness 
      Assessment (CWRA) and Measures of Academic Progress 
   B. Collect and analyze results for student body as a 
   C. Use student body scores to recommend instructional 
      strategies and interventions
   D. Use individual student results to update learning 
      profiles/academic plans/CMT
8. Post-Secondary Planning
   A. Work with our School Counselor to ensure all 
      students with IEPs and 504s have post-secondary 
   B. Maintain IEPs and 504s to send to colleges
9. Serve as an advisor to a small group of students, 
   supporting their academic and personal growth

School Wide Involvement

1. Participate as an active member of one of the 
   residential house teams
2. Co-create and deliver engaging student programming 
   opportunities as part of an evening program team. 
   Regularly work one night a week on this team and with 
3. Perform other duties related to being an active 
   community member at ERS including advisories, 
   intramural participation, community meetings, service 
   projects, house team participation, driving, and other 
4. Share your unique skills with the school (e.g., 
   sports, spiritual practices, poetry, yoga, hiking, 
   magic tricks, etc…)
5. Be an active member of the ERS community beyond this 
   job description.


Bachelors or Masters degree in Special Education or related field; experience, preferably in progressive models, in a thriving Learning Specialist program and/or experience building such a program; strong organizational and leadership skills; ability to work collaboratively both in the classroom and out with other staff; experience working with diverse adolescents including a mix of LGBTQ students, students from low income backgrounds, and students from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds, all of whom have not found success in traditional educational settings; teaching license not required.

Possess a deep love of work with high school students; knowledge of effective practices in serving students with learning differences; demonstrated success in collaborative work with colleagues; adept interpersonal skills; a sense of humor; visionary thinking; a commitment to lifelong learning; seasoned judgment; and an appreciation for the fact that working at a residential school is more of a calling than a job. 


Competitive salary and benefits package.

Application Materials

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references (phone number and email address) to  Clarifying questions can be sent to our Director of Curriculum, Sarah Bertucci, at  No phone calls, please.  We ONLY accept electronic submissions. NO paper or fax materials will be considered.

Director III, Intervention & Prevention Service

April 02, 2019

Falls Church, Virginia


Under supervision of the Assistant Superintendent, Department of Special Services, leads the development, management, assessment, and modification of a network of countywide PreK-12 intervention and prevention services, including nontraditional school programs, psychology services, social work services, and student safety and wellness services, and provides indirect supervision to school counseling services and alternative high schools. Collaborates with other departments, principals, and region office staff on the design and implementation of Pre-K-12 intervention and prevention services for students; leads development of intervention and prevention programs, projects and activities; directs the planning, implementation, and accountability of countywide professional development related to intervention and prevention; oversees the recruitment, screening, selection, assignment, supervision, and evaluation of office staff members; manages and allocates fiscal resources to support office priorities and initiatives; works closely with other FCPS offices and departments, state and local agencies and organizations, and institutions of higher learning; directs preparation of related responses to FCPS Leadership Team and School Board inquiries; and may serve as back-up for the assistant superintendent.


Postgraduate Professional License with teaching endorsement(s) in special education with administration and supervision preK-12 endorsement OR with job-specific related credentials, plus seven years' progressive experience in teaching and/or administration and supervision OR related experience in intervention and prevention services. Knowledge of the principles, practices, methods, and current trends of school administration. Knowledge of applicable procedures and practices of the intervention and prevention office educational specialties. Ability to supervise and lead. Capacity to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with school and department personnel and the public. Ability to manage fiscal, physical, and human resources to successfully carry out the function and programs of the office.


Educational Support Services (ESS) Coordinator, Upper School

March 29, 2019

Rockville, MD


Berman Hebrew Academy is an Orthodox Day School that provides a comprehensive Jewish and secular education in an atmosphere of reverence, good citizenship, and love of the Jewish people and Israel. 

Adhering to standards of academic excellence and exemplary moral conduct, it prepares its graduates to become halachically observant, well-educated Jews. It provides opportunities for each student to achieve the maximum of his or her potential, engaged with and contributing to both the Jewish community and the society at large.


The ESS Coordinator provides vision and direction for the ESS Program by supporting students with different learning styles; supporting teachers in their efforts to advance students with different learning needs within the classroom; and working with parents, students, and outside professionals in order to better support the needs of the students.

An effective ESS Coordinator will be passionate about supporting all learners, will be a team player who seeks to always work collaboratively, is empathetic and an exceptional listener, and is a clear communicator with a focus on follow through.

The ESS Coordinator reports to the Dean of Students and/or the Principal of the Upper School and works closely with the guidance team.

Job roles and responsibilities include:

Resource and Learning Center and Accomodations

The ESS Coordinator will work collaboratively to ensure that the needs of all students are being met. The Resource and Learning Center classrooms provide direct support to students through case management and regular interactions.

The ESS Coordinator is charged with developing learning plans that meet the needs of the students, supporting teachers in their implementation of the plans, and working closely with the parents and any outside support to ensure that the student receives the support needed. In this capacity, the ESS Coordinator will:

  • Develop individualized learning plans (FEPs) based on educational and neuropsychological testing and documentation from outside providers. These plans describe how each student learns best, areas of struggle or concern, and strategies to share this information with US faculty.
  • Coordinate any testing needed for a student, which includes communication with parents and outside support. Maintain reports and update as needed.
  • Act as resource for staff in the areas of learning development, learning strategies, and identification of learning disabilities.
  • Review support and strategies being offered to students receiving ESS support. Ensure support plans are being implemented and amend the plans as needed based on feedback and testing.   
  • Provide professional development for faculty in supporting different learners.
  • Supervise Resource teachers to ensure that the goals of the ESS program are being met and that students are receiving the level of support needed.
  • Communicate with students, parents, and faculty on a frequent basis to ensure that plans are being implemented and students receive the level of support needed in order to achieve their learning goals.
  • Work closely with faculty to review their curriculum and assessments, ensuring that the students will be able to succeed. As appropriate, help develop alternative assessments for students to demonstrate their learning.
  • Teach Resource Class to provide support for coursework.
  • Together with the Middle School team, develop transition plans for 8th graders as they move into the Upper School.

Standardized Testing Accommodations

The ESS Coordinator will ensure that eligible students with diagnosed educational/learning disabilities are provided with accommodations for the ACT, PSAT, SAT, AP, and SAT 2 exams.

  • Request accommodations for eligible ESS Upper School students taking the College Board: SAT, PSAT, AP, SAT 2 and ACT exams.
  • When relevant, appeal decisions with further documentation if initial request is denied.
  • Coordinate testing for students with special testing needs. Schedule, proctor, and provide necessary accommodations (computer, large print, multi-day, etc.) for SAT and ACT special testing for Berman Upper School students.


  • An advanced degree in Special Education, Educational Psychology, or a related field. Two years of experience in an education environment working with students who have learning disabilities.
  • Knowledge and expertise in effective learning strategies, assessment tools, motivational techniques, and study skill development.
  • Outstanding communication skills, both oral and written, including skill in writing memos/reports.
  • Outstanding listening, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
  • A self-starter who is able to work collaboratively in situations that may be time-sensitive with a variety of individuals including students, parents, faculty and staff.
  • Upholds the philosophy, principles, policies, and procedures and represents Berman Hebrew Academy positively in the school community and the wider community.


To apply for this position, please email a resume, cover letter, and a writing sample to Annetta Nyland at with the subject line ESS Coordinator.

ESP (IEP) Specialist

March 28, 2019



This position will be responsible for the design and implementation of Educational Support Plans (ESP's), similar to IEP's. 



This position requires substantial education and experience in special education, ideally a master's degree, state certification, and considerable experience.


Gregory Cox
Assistant Principal for Academics
(206) 923-7522
Job posting:

Director of Education

March 22, 2019

Centreville, Md


Wye River Upper School (WRUS) seeks a full time 12 month Director of Education. WRUS is an independent college and career prep high school serving bright students with learning differences including ADHD, dyslexia or high-functioning autism. The School is an accredited member of the Association of Independent Maryland Schools (AIMS). WRUS is located on Maryland’s beautiful Eastern Shore in Centreville, MD. Qualified candidate will have a Master’s in Special Education or a Master’s degree in a related field with demonstrated experience in responsive classroom instruction for students with learning differences. The candidate will demonstrate ability to coach content area teachers in best practices using a range of educational strategies and techniques for students with learning differences as well as students impacted by anxiety. The candidate should be versed in 21C Outcomes, Project Based Learning, experiential learning, and Universal Design in Learning. The position offers a competitive pay and benefits package. The Dir. of Education will work closely with a highly collaborative faculty and staff, and a supportive and involved parent community. This position will participate in supporting the School vision for the next 3-5 years through Strategic Planning and AIMS re-accreditation. Interested candidates should send cover letter and resume to Desired start date is early Spring 2019, though flexibility may be offered for the right candidate.


Masters in Special Education or related field 


Competitive pay and benefits package


Wye River Upper School 
Phone: 410-758-2922

Special Education Teacher

March 21, 2019

Akiachak, Alaska


1.      To assist in the screening and testing of students for potential learning problems.
2.      To observe and describe academic and social behaviors of students experiencing significant learning problems.
3.      To use various diagnostic tools to identify specific educational and behavioral problems of eligible students.
4.      To collect data and interpret relevant information from various sources on a child’s performance.
5.      To assist in designing goals and objectives for the Individualized Education Program with other Team Members.
6.      To select and/or modify instructional methods to promote successful learning of certified students.
7.      To confer with all individuals, including the students, when appropriate, in developing an Individualized Education Program.
8.      To implement specific educational and/or behavioral programs
9.      To assist in implementing educational and/or behavioral programs within the regular education classroom when appropriate.
10.     To assist in implementing in-service programs concerning instructional programming for the integrating of students into regular education classroom.
11.     To develop and manage the special education programs in collaboration with general education
12.     To provide appropriate instruction for identified students as specified in individual IEP’s
13.     To work as a part of the school team on school improvement and other activities
14.     To coordinate Special Education services within the building or village site, whichever is appropriate
15.     To attain and complete all necessary records on students who are referred to special education and receive special education services.
16.     To assure the implementation of IDEA in addition to the State of Alaska Special Education Regulations.
17.     To assure parents of students with disabilities receive parental rights and due process and are knowledgeable of these rights and procedures.
18.     To utilize the services of an interpreter when holding parent conferences, when appropriate.
19.     Monitor and supervise the Special Education paraprofessionals.
20.     To assist in the distribution of information regarding Child Find activities to the community and school staff.


1.      State of Alaska Type A Certificate with endorsement in Special Education
2.      Bachelor’s Degree required with Master’s Degree preferred.
3.      Must meet Highly Qualified Requirements for Special Education


This is an opportunity to work in rural bush Alaska. We offer teacher housing, health benefits, and a competitive salary. We have multiple openings for this position.


John Stackhouse, Business Manager

Curiculum/Special Ed. Coordinator

March 21, 2019

Akiachak, Alaska

(Special Education Administrator)


1. Responsible for the effective implementation of special education services, testing,
certifications of students and related services throughout the district.
2. Serves as the district liaison with the Alaska Department of Education in all Special
Education matters
3. Leads the 504 and RTI processes
4. Develops and administers Special Education grant
5. Assists in selection, retention, and promotion of Special Education certificated and
classified personnel as supported by the Superintendent
6. Controls and supervises the maintenance of all Special Education student records.
7. Works collaboratively with the YSD Principals to provide effective and on-going
professional development and hold accountable for in-service summaries.
8. Train Reading and Math Specialists for implementation of Houghton, Mifflin Reading
and Saxon Math materials and visit monthly with each school.
9. Assure all staff understand and implement the Alaska State Standards per subject.
10. Inventory and distribution of Curriculum materials to each school.
11. Plan District-wide in-service for beginning of the school year.
12. Assist leadership team to develop, implement and evaluate the YSD Strategic Plan.
13  Reports to the board on all curriculum and instruction initiatives.
14. Coordinate the new teacher Induction Program and District Orientation program
15. Work closely with ANEP Director to oversees the learning academies and dual credit
16. Work with ANEP Director, Universities and other districts to develop career pathways
for students related to ANEP and district curriculum needs
17. Serve on Advisory Committee to ensure quality improvements for the ANEP Project.
18. Other responsibilities may be assigned


1. Alaska Type A Teaching Certificate with Special Education Endorsement required.
2. Five or more years of successful teaching experience.
3. Background and experience in Alaska Native populations in a remote environment
4. Knowledge and experience with early childhood programs, special education,
curriculum development and grant programs preferred.


This is an opportunity to work in a remote Alaskan Bush Village. We offer teacher housing, health benefits, and a competitive compensation package. 


John Stackhouse, Business Manager


March 19, 2019


K-12 Suburban District
2019-2020 School Year. Start Date July 1, 2019


New Jersey Supervisor
and Principal Certification required


Interested candidates should apply on the District website
under Employment Opportunities through Applitrack at:

More Information:


To plan, develop, implement, monitor and evaluate the Special Education, English as a Second Language Departments and Child Study Team in an educationally sound manner and in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.  The Director will ensure that Special Education students achieve their highest potential in the least restrictive environment.  The Director will oversee and maintain proper records for all federal grants associated with these departments.

  • Certification and/or as Chief School Administrator (preferred) and Principal.
  • Master's degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Minimum of five (5) years experience in an administrative position within a public school district (preferred).
  • Minimum of five years experience as a teacher or school role directly involved with Special Services. 
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate in oral and written form with success in human relations skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the governance of education.
  • Experience in curriculum planning, implementation, and evaluation, and successful supervisory experience
  • Administrative experience in the operation of Autistic and Multiply Disabled Programs
  • Administrative experience with Special Education Budgets and Grants.
  • Advanced graduate work in areas of curriculum, supervision, administration and/or instructional practices.
  • Experience with evaluating certified teaching, CST members and non-certified members.
  • Experience with the direct oversight of various litigious special education cases.


  • Supervises the activities of the Child Study Team, office personnel and other members of the Special Education and English as a Second Language Departments.
  • Assists the Superintendent in developing and implementing policies, which recognize individual difference in children and in providing optimal learning and good mental health practices. 
  • With the Superintendent and Business Administrator the Director of Special Services will:
  • Assist in the development and control the annual budget for the Special Education and English as a Second Language Departments and the Child Study Team, makes budget and professional development recommendations for consideration of the Superintendent of Schools. The programs may be planned for school-wide or departmental in-service.
  • Identify priorities for program improvement based upon the analysis of data and achievement indicators.  Evaluates all Special Education programs, staff, facilities, learning activities and teaching practices, and reports such evaluation to the Superintendent. 
  • Assists in providing articulation with constituent districts relating to Special Education and English as a Second Language programs and services.
  • Recommends the purchase of supplies and texts, and participation of staff and students in conferences and field trips as they relate to Special Education and English as a Second Language Departments to the Superintendent of Schools.
  • Maintain an inventory of all department materials, textbooks and equipment and coordinate for adoption with recommendations and copies to be forwarded to the Superintendent of Schools and School Business Administrator.
  • Develops and implements procedures for referral, securing evaluation reports, and placement of Special Education students ensuring conclusion within the time limits recommended by the State Rules and regulations.  Assigns incoming or newly referred students to appropriate case manager.
  • Arranges through proper channels for transportation of all children placed in special classes.
  • Evaluates and prepares reports within the total school environment including recommendations for improvement and needed change of Special Education and English as a Second Language programs.

Along with the Principal:

  • Conducts interviews of candidates for positions in the Special Education and English as Second Language Departments and make recommendations to the Superintendent.
  • Checks pupil failures in the department to determine causes and work with teachers to address areas of improvement in conjunction with case managers
  • Attends meetings, conferences and workshops, which will enhance continued professional development relating to job description and Special Education and English as a Second Language Departments responsibilities.
  • Supervises the provision of services for homebound students in conjunction with the Special Services Department.
  • Evaluates teacher and Child Study Team performance through classroom visitation, written reports, conferences and annual performance reports and professional development plans.
  • Maintains a continuous liaison with human services agencies, facilitating parent involvement through workshops, newsletters, and other communication modes.
  • Maintains and control all Child Study Team records including:
  • Active file on all children of school age, presently receiving any type of special services, and,
  • Inactive file on all children who have received this service in the past.
  • Coordinates the due process procedures.
  • Attends regularly scheduled meetings with other administrative staff.
  • Performs such other duties and assumes such other responsibilities as the Superintendent of Schools may assign.

Interested candidates should apply on the District website
under Employment Opportunities through Applitrack at:

Special Education Teachers

March 13, 2019


The Teacher is responsible for providing an educational atmosphere where students have the opportunity to fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical, spiritual and psychological growth. This person is responsible for organizing and implementing an instructional program that will maximize the learning experience of students with special needs, in academics, interpersonal skills and activities of daily living by implementing district approved curriculum; documenting teaching and student progress/activities, outcomes; addressing students’ specific needs; providing a safe and optimal learning environment.


  • Prepare thorough and complete lesson plans and instruct students in accordance with established curriculum and student need.
  • Assess student needs and performance.  Develop, implement and evaluate daily lesson plans, to include scheduled activities and materials.  Modify instruction to meet the needs of each child.
  • Prepares teaching materials and related reports (e.g. grades, attendance, anecdotal records, etc.) for the purpose of implementing lesson plans and documenting student progress.
  • Implement a developmentally appropriate integrated curriculum design which emphasizes building meaningful content connections for the students.
  • Establish a positive learning environment, prepare, deliver and respond with differentiated instruction to meet the needs of students.
  • Plan, organize and display classroom materials appropriate to curricular activities.
  • Uses and implements classroom management techniques to maintain organization, orderliness, student safety, and a productive learning environment.
  • Plans instruction and implement instructional techniques to encourage and motivate students.
  • Uses data to inform program effectiveness and student success. Document progress on student goals and share with families a minimum of quarterly.
  • Use technology to enhance learning.
  • Evaluate students’ performance regarding achievements in curriculum and activities.  Make necessary provisions to meet learning needs.
  • Promote positive relations with parents through ongoing communication and conferences.
  • Informs/Advises parents and/or legal guardians of student activities, progress, attendance, areas for improvement and methods for reinforcing classroom goals in the home environment.
  • Ensure parents and students are informed of methods of evaluation used in the classroom.
  • Inform parents of student progress and school activities.  Advise parents of instructional methods that may assist student.
  • Participates as a member of an instructional team to develop and promote learning activities for students that is built on an integrated continuum curriculum, consistent with district and school education objectives.
  • Collaborate with specialists and general education teachers as needed to assist students.
  • Direct student workers, teacher assistant and classroom volunteers to maximize their efficiency and meet work requirements.
  • Participate in a variety of meetings including professional learning communities to discuss, share, evaluate results, problems, success stories and to plan ways to solve student issues or increase student achievement.
  • Report incidents (e.g. fights, suspected child abuse, suspected substance abuse, etc.) in order to maintain personal safety of students, provide a positive learning environment and adhere to Education Code, District and/or school policies.
  • Collaborate with school personnel, parents and various community agencies for the purpose of improving the quality of student outcomes, developing solutions and planning
  • Curriculum.
  • Support student needs: academic, social, daily loving skills, motor, and communication.
  • Performs other related duties, as assigned, for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit, school and district.


See job posting website for complete job description.



  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university
  • Valid Arizona Special Education teaching certificate
  • Certain endorsement(s) and/or approved content areas may be required for certain positions
  • Must meet North Central Association (NCA) requirements in respective subject, such as Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies or Foreign Language


Hard to Fill Stipend $3,500-$6,000


Sarah Clem
Director of Exceptional Student Services
Please apply on-line at

Special Education Teacher

March 13, 2019

Location: Seattle


Seattle Public Schools is seeking gap-closing, equity-focused educators to lead the way in eliminating opportunity gaps for our students. As an educator in SPS, you have the opportunity to have a profound and lasting positive impact on the lives of Seattle students. 

Overview of the Job:

A classroom teacher performs under the general direction of the building principal or program manager and with assistance from appropriate staff personnel. A classroom teacher fosters and enhances an effective learning environment; establishes and adapts learning objectives and standards for special education students based upon general District guidelines and the rules and regulations governing special education; provides instruction, counsels, disciplines, and supervises to meet the individual needs of assigned students; and, to evaluate student performance and progress.

Essential Functions:

  • Fosters an educational environment conducive to the learning and maturation process of assigned special education students; plans an instructional program designed to meet individual student needs; prepares individual student lesson plans; adapts and modifies programs and plans as necessary.
  • Uses necessary and appropriate instructional methods and materials, which are suited to the well-being of the students and to the nature of the learning activities, program and/or curriculum involved; implements established program or curriculum objectives as adapted and modified for the student population; attends in-service training and continues to improve professional growth through study and experimentation to remain current in methods and techniques for special education instruction.
  • Establishes and implements, in a positive and supportive manner, classroom policies and procedures governing student behavior and conduct; provides guidance, counseling, and discipline to encourage students to meet standards of achievement and conduct; makes referrals for assistance where appropriate.
  • Confers with students, parents or guardians, specialists and other staff: maintaining an open positive relationship as appropriate to provide guidance and evaluation, and to encourage student achievement.
  • Establishes classroom goals and objectives appropriate to the special education student population and their individual education programs, following the rules and regulations governing special education, and in conformance with courses of study specified by State and School District statutes, regulations and guidelines; evaluates and records student progress; prepares reports for parents or guardians.
  • Directs the activities of assigned non-certificated personnel; attends to or directs staff to attend to the physical, emotional, behavioral, medical, or hygienic needs of students as appropriate; monitors conditions and behaviors.
  • Collects and interprets a variety of data; develops, implements and evaluates individual education plans (IEP's); provides reports for administrative purposes; amends documents where appropriate.
  • Attends or participates in all required staff meetings and other activities deemed necessary by the District and/or building principal, in order to accomplish the objectives of the position and for professional achievement

Other Functions:

  • Serves on staff committees as required.
  • Participates in a variety of activities to enhance personal and professional skills.
  • Performs related tasks consistent with the scope and responsibilities of the position.

Reporting Relationships: 

  • Reports to the building Principal.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education and Experience
Bachelor's degree; academic preparation for or experience in teaching a culturally, racially and economically diverse student population in an urban school system, and teaching reading and adapting instructional techniques and practices for special education students. Specific programs may require additional academic preparation or professional experience, including; working with bilingual students and assisting them in the transition to regular classrooms; implementing programs designed to prevent the dropout of quot; at risk" students; and, teaching multi-level, open-concept, and main streamed classes; and, establishing and implementing behavior change programs.


Competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, etc. Pay starting at $56K+ for new to profession teachers, up to $111K+ for experienced teachers with advanced degrees. $2,500 IEP stipend, $500 singing bonus.


Apply here:

Special Education Teacher

February 01, 2019

Arizona: Phoenix Metropolitan Area


$50,000/school year (185 days), summers off with year round pay and year round appreciation.  Special Education Teachers needed in Arizona (Phoenix and surrounding cities). Needs are in the self-contained and resource settings serving students with emotional disabilities (ED), Autism (A), Severe/Profound (S/P), and Intellectual Disabilities (ID).  STARS is the largest school contract agency in AZ. STARS is owned and operated by Occupational Therapists.  You will be an employee and receive full benefits (see below).  With a proven track record, STARS is able to offer you an unbeatable support system and resources.  STARS is hiring for the 2019-2020 school year. STARS places Special Education Teachers throughout the Phoenix, Tucson and the surrounding area public schools.


Certification through the AZDOE, in Special Education.  Arizona Fingerprint Card through AZDPS.  We will help you get the credentials needed and reimburse you for the cost.


Salary: $50,000/school year, based on 185 days. STARS also offers a fantastic benefit package including: 16 weeks off, 100% Company paid Health, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance, $1,000/year Continuing Ed Money, Paid Sick Time, Paid DOE Certification Fees, Paid NASET Dues, Spanish Immersion trip, Hawaii Trip for two, 401K, 125 Plan, Direct Deposit, Evaluation tools and treatment supplies, Two company sponsored parties with professional entertainment, Company newsletter, STARS sponsored dinner meetings with national/local speakers, Yearly raises, Referral bonuses, Moving $, Birthday gifts and other appreciation throughout the year, Genuine Appreciation.  YOU WILL FEEL LIKE A STAR!!!


Brian Paulsen, COO #480.221.2573

Please email your resume to; Apply Online at, we would love to hear from you!

Physical Education Teacher

January 19, 2019

Chicago, IL


Jewish Child & Family Services (JCFS) provides vital, individualized, results-driven, therapeutic and supportive services for thousands of children, adults and families of all backgrounds each year.

The Physical Education Teacher works with children (K - 22) with emotional and behavior disorders, which may include aggressive behaviors, in a therapeutic physical education setting.  The Physical Education Teacher creates and delivers student, individualized and small group instruction within a therapeutic, highly structured, exceptional needs environment. The students attending the Therapeutic Day School have been referred from their home districts to our School to receive an individualized and intensive educational program in our supportive and therapeutic environment. The Therapeutic Day School is located in West Rogers Park, Chicago, IL.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Makes decisions within the scope of current policies and procedures.
  • Obtains approval for deviation in procedure
  • Establish and provide classroom management skills that recognize and include consideration of the characteristics of and the methodology of the student population
  • Participates in annual professional development on effective practices for physical education
  • Effectively manage and intervene in disruptive student behavior, both verbal and physical; including use of Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) prescribed methods to de-escalate critical situations
  • Collaborates and maintains ongoing communication relationship with all members of the interdisciplinary team (social workers, teachers, TDS Administration and all other relevant JCFS staff) to achieve a social and educational benefit for the student
  • Able to be flexible and shift gears quickly based on situations or changing priorities
  • Independent with sound professional judgment and the ability to establish and maintain boundaries
  • Demonstrated ability to remain calm in high-stress situations while maintaining an understanding and supportive demeanor
  • Strong desire to work with those students who have not been able to achieve success in the public/private educational system


  • Must be certified by Illinois State Board of Education as a Physical Education teacher
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience as a school physical education instructor for students with special needs population-including children with Autism, ED, BD, LD
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office programs
  • Must complete the physical and testing requirements for the Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) training (employer provided)
  • Endorsement or Certification in Special or Adapted Physical Education is a plus


JCFS offers an array of benefits including Medical, Dental, Vision, Wellness, Paid sick and vacation time, Agency holidays, Pension, 403(b), Flexible Spending Plans, and Life Insurance

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