Special Education Teacher

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Special Education Teacher

Posted date
May 18, 2020

Washington, DC

Employment Type

Special Education Teacher
School Year: 2020-2021

Job Opportunity: Special Education Teacher
Location: Washington, DC
Reports to: Special Education Coordinator
Start Date: August 2020

We are an American Montessori Society and Middle States accredited school that serves students in preschool through sixth grade. Our program is centered on the writings and vision of Dr. Maria Montessori, providing a directed best practices learning environment. The school’s teachers and staff live the school’s mission of providing a quality and authentic Montessori education.

We are expanding our special education staff and are looking for a dedicated special education teacher to work with our students in a supportive, collaborative and inclusive environment. The special education teacher reports to the Special Education Coordinator and will be required to provide instruction which meet the needs of all students which includes:
• Adapt lessons to meet the needs of students
• Develop Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) for each student
• Plan, organize, and assign activities that are specific to each student’s abilities
• Teach and mentor students as a class, in small groups, and one-on-one
• Implement IEPs, assess students’ performance, and track their progress
• Update IEPs throughout the school year to reflect students’ progress and goals
• Meet with parents, teachers, counselors, and administrators to discuss student progress
Education and Experience

• B.A. degrees in education or related field required, M.A. in special education preferred
• Special education certification a plus
• Fluency or familiarity with Spanish preferred but not required
• Experience working with students with autism, learning and behavioral differences
• Have passion and dedication to students

Required Competencies & Qualifications:

● Maintain confidentiality
● A passion for growing independent, confident and intellectually curious children
● Ability to provide services to all children and families with respect and dignity
● Demonstrated ability to work successfully with age appropriate students, staff and multicultural community
● Strong interpersonal skills
● Excellent written, communication skills
● Knowledge of MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Google Drive
● A sense of humor
● A love of children

How to Apply:
Submit a cover letter and resume to educationtalentrecruiters@gmail.com and include the position title in the subject line