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Middle School Special Education Teacher

school
Explore Schools
location
Brooklyn, New York, Northeast, USA
Start date
Ongoing
1 year
5
  • Elementary, Middle School
  • Licensed Teacher, University Graduate
  • Bachelor

You are an educator with experience teaching grades 6-8. You are ready to co-lead a classroom and excited to work closely with students in a 20:1 student-to-teacher ratio. You prioritize student engagement, critical thinking, and authentic relationship-building in the classroom. You have demonstrated that you are a reflective practitioner and prioritize the needs of your students first and are committed to doing the work to educate the whole child.

  • Dedicated to working in communities that have historically been underserved and under-resourced
  • Committed to thoughtfully engaging in identity work necessary to take a culturally responsive approach to pedagogy and relationship-building with students and colleagues
  • Strong classroom management skills: you can set high expectations in the classroom and keep scholars engaged
  • Classroom presence: you are clear and precise when sharing new content with students and can effectively lead students through inquiry-based class discussions
  • Detail-oriented, and highly organized
  • Classroom teaching experience required; 2 years preferred
  • New York State Teaching Certification, preferred
  • Master’s Degree in Education, preferred

Explore Schools staff members receive a competitive salary, vacation including network shutdown days, considerable matching of retirement contributions, and more. Additionally, you can expect:

  • Comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Professional development: teachers participate in weekly PD, year-round retreats and trainings, and on-going coaching by professionals
  • Continued education support: staff are eligible to receive some scholarship towards qualifying certification costs or higher education tuition
  • Flexible and reflective leadership: dedicated to staff development, and committed to direct and sensitive communication
  • Driven and passionate colleagues who contribute to a professional and collaborative work environment

Middle School Special Education Teacher, Brooklyn, New York
In-Person Work Required
 

WHO WE ARE

Explore Schools is a network of public charter schools providing 2,000 students in Brooklyn with the outstanding education they deserve. Our goal is to provide students with curriculum and instruction that is both standards-aligned curriculum and culturally responsive. Our approach is designed to provide the conditions to nurture students as critical thinkers and natural problem-solvers.  As an organization we are committed to engaging in work that disrupts and roots out systems and structures that perpetuate white supremacy. We intentionally seek to build and maintain a diverse and talented team that reflects the backgrounds and experiences of our students and creates an inclusive environment for all employees. 
 

WHAT WE BELIEVE

We believe that all children can learn when immersed in a rich environment full of high expectations, rigorous academics, and caring, committed adults. We believe equity and excellence are not mutually exclusive—we can meet the needs of all students in our schools, while actively engaging parents and driving toward excellent academic results. We believe it is both our privilege and responsibility to help close the opportunity gap in the Brooklyn community.
 

WHO YOU ARE

  • You are an educator with experience teaching grades 6-8. You are ready to co-lead a classroom and excited to work closely with students in a 20:1 student-to-teacher ratio. You prioritize student engagement, critical thinking, and authentic relationship-building in the classroom. You have demonstrated that you are a reflective practitioner and prioritize the needs of your students first and are committed to doing the work to educate the whole child.
  • Dedicated to working in communities that have historically been underserved and under-resourced
  • Committed to thoughtfully engaging in identity work necessary to take a culturally responsive approach to pedagogy and relationship-building with students and colleagues
  • Strong classroom management skills: you can set high expectations in the classroom and keep scholars engaged
  • Classroom presence: you are clear and precise when sharing new content with students and can effectively lead students through inquiry-based class discussions
  • Detail-oriented, and highly organized
  • Classroom teaching experience required; 2 years preferred
  • New York State Teaching Certification, preferred
  • Master’s Degree in Education, preferred
  •  

WHAT YOU’LL DO 

  • Nearly 20% of our students receive special education services. As an Middle School Special Education Teacher, you will work with our students with disabilities by providing data driven support through differentiated and specialized instruction. You will be expected to manage the following daily:
  • Provide targeted small group instruction to students throughout the day
  • Provide direct service to students to help them achieve their IEP goals
  • Work collaboratively with grade level teams across content areas
  • Assist teachers with differentiation in the classroom
  • Collaborate as part of the student intervention referral team
  • Support with assessment of students as a proctor and monitor of examinations, including the administration of testing accommodations
  • Provide a range of instructional, management, and assessment strategies to meet the different needs of students
  • Facilitate testing accommodations
  • Assist with non-instructional supervision of students, such as arrival/dismissal, hallway monitoring, substitute teaching, lunch and playground duty, or supervision of extracurricular activities
  • Keep accurate and organized records of student information
  • Actively engage in identity work and necessary conversations in order to dismantle white supremacy culture 
  •  

BENEFITS AND PERKS

  • Explore Schools staff members receive a competitive salary, vacation including network shutdown days, considerable matching of retirement contributions, and more. Additionally, you can expect:
  • Comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Professional development: teachers participate in weekly PD, year-round retreats and trainings, and on-going coaching by professionals
  • Continued education support: staff are eligible to receive some scholarship towards qualifying certification costs or higher education tuition
  • Flexible and reflective leadership: dedicated to staff development, and committed to direct and sensitive communication
  • Driven and passionate colleagues who contribute to a professional and collaborative work environment
  •  

LOCATION

Explore Schools is a network of 8 charter schools located in Canarsie, Crown Heights, and Flatbush communities of Brooklyn, NY. Our network office is located in DUMBO, Brooklyn. For the 21-22 school year, our schools will be moving back to a fully in-person model. For this specific role, in-person work is required.


EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Explore Schools is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran or military status.

This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job

Explore Schools is a network of public charter schools providing 2,000 students in Brooklyn with the outstanding education they deserve. Our goal is to provide students with curriculum and instruction that is both standards-aligned curriculum and culturally responsive. Our approach is designed to provide the conditions to nurture students as critical thinkers and natural problem-solvers.  As an organization we are committed to engaging in work that disrupts and roots out systems and structures that perpetuate white supremacy. We intentionally seek to build and maintain a diverse and talented team that reflects the backgrounds and experiences of our students and creates an inclusive environment for all employees.
 

We believe that all children can learn when immersed in a rich environment full of high expectations, rigorous academics, and caring, committed adults. We believe equity and excellence are not mutually exclusive—we can meet the needs of all students in our schools, while actively engaging parents and driving toward excellent academic results. We envision a pathway to equity that features outstanding curriculum and instruction as well as ample opportunities for students to achieve success in and out of the classroom. We believe it is both our privilege and responsibility to help close the opportunity gap in the Brooklyn community.

 

This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job

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