February 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 Master Middle School Teacher

New York City
Job Category:
(Special Education)

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 http://www.tepcharter.org/apply.php

About TEP Charter School
TEP aims to put into practice the central conclusion of a large body of research related to student achievement: teacher quality is the most important school-based factor in the academic success of students, particularly those from low-income families. In singling out teacher quality as the essential lever in educational reform, TEP is uniquely focused on attracting and retaining master teachers. To do so, TEP uses a three-pronged strategy that it terms the 3 R’s: Rigorous Qualifications, Redefined Expectations, & Revolutionary Compensation.

For more information, visit us online at http://www.tepcharter.org

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

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


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



Job Category:


  • Work collaboratively with central administrative staff, principals and other staff to support and supervise special education policies, procedures, practices and personnel.
  • In-depth understanding of the RtI process and inclusionary practices in special education
  • Training and demonstrated success in special education curriculum development, staff development, educational leadership and administration

Visit our website at www.bvsd.org for further information.

Colo Admin or Prin License with Sp Ed Director Endorsement
Demonstrated success as a school level administrator

More info atwww.bvsd.org.

Please visit our website at www.bvsd.org for further information.

judy.steinbaugh@bvsd.org, 720-561-5032, Fax 720-561-5098, hrd@bvsd.org, www.bvsd.org