Special Education Coordinator (Immediate Start - SY 21-22)
About the organization
Uncommon Schools is a nonprofit network of high-performing, public charter schools providing an outstanding K-12 education in historically under-resourced communities. We have proudly built schools that reflect our student population, with more than 60% of our teachers and staff across our network identifying as a person of color. Uncommon currently manages 55 schools serving more than 21,000 students in six cities: Boston, Camden, New York City, Newark, Rochester, and Troy. We are proud that Uncommon graduates persist in and graduate from college at five times the rate of their peers nationally. We achieve this by offering strong academic, co-curricular, and social-emotional learning that prepares students for success in college and beyond.
You will review intake assessments to ensure that all students receive the educational services and instructional methods that they need to succeed aligned with Individualized Education Plans (IEPs).
You will coordinate and provide pull-out, push-in, small group, and one-on-one instruction.
You will schedule, coordinate, and facilitate Special Education team, IEP, and pre-referral meetings.
You will manage all aspects associated with the evaluation process, including conducting classroom observations and testing.
You will partner with general education teachers and advocate for all classroom accommodations required by 504 plans and IEPs.
You will work closely with families in all grades of the school to address their needs throughout the IEP process and support their student’s academic and social-emotional growth.
You will maintain student records regarding special education issues and prepare reports for regulatory agencies while also ensuring compliance with all City, State, and Federal special education laws and regulations.
You will use standards-based assessment data to refine and differentiate curriculum and instruction.
2. Special Education-Specific Responsibilities
You'll collaborate with general education teachers, school leaders, and families to analyze and respond to trends in student work samples and assessments and ensure compliance with IEPs.
You will gather academic growth data and write goals to prepare for annual IEP meetings.
A demonstrated interest in impacting K-12 students in urban schools and communities (1-2 years experience preferred).
Academic expertise in Special Education, the Humanities, Social Sciences, STEM, or related fields of study.
Prior to the start of employment, you must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. Certification is not required to be hired at Uncommon, but you do need to meet NY state certification eligibility requirements. To meet these requirements, you must enroll in a teacher preparation program and maintain a GPA of 2.75 or higher during your employment with us if you do not have a degree in education. Uncommon Schools teachers are required to become certified in the state of New York within a reasonable period after beginning employment.
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