Special Education Teacher
About the organization
Uncommon Schools is a non-profit network of 53 outstanding public charter schools in grades K-12 across New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts. Our mission is to start and manage outstanding urban public charter schools that close the achievement gap and prepare students from low-income backgrounds for success in college and beyond. We are accomplishing that mission every day, with a college graduation rate that is well above the national average and thousands of stories of our students and alumni achieving their dreams.
The Special Education Teacher is passionate about supporting the students who are at-risk for academic underperformance due to emotional and/or physical challenges so that they can succeed in the school’s rigorous academic program. The Special Education Teacher holds primary responsibility for providing academic, emotional, and physical services for students who require additional support to thrive within the school’s core academic program.
Demonstrate a relentless drive to improve the minds, characters & lives of students both in and out of school.
Show unwavering commitment to urban youth achieving greatness.
Create a positive, structured learning environment to ensure that students observe the school’s core values, high expectations, and strict code of conduct.
Implement curricula and activities to meet academic standards.
Design and implement assessments that measure progress towards academic standards.
Use assessment data to refine curriculum and inform instructional practices.
Participate in the collaborative curriculum development process.
Provide consistent rewards and/or consequences for student behavior to ensure that students observe the school’s core values, high expectations, and strict code of conduct.
Be accountable for students’ mastery of academic standards.
Share responsibility for grade-level and school-wide activities.
Exhibit resilience to persevere and turn challenges into opportunities.
Drive to improve the minds and lives of students in and out of the classroom.
Proven track-record of high achievement in the classroom.
Mastery of and enthusiasm for academic subjects.
Evidence of self-motivation and willingness to be a team player.
Bachelor’s degree is required; Master’s degree is preferred.
Minimum of two years teaching experience in an urban public school or charter school setting.
Valid State Certification is helpful but not required.
Belief in and alignment with Uncommon’s core beliefs and educational philosophy is non-negotiable.
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