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The middle school will grow by one grade each year until it reaches full capacity (6th to 8th grade, each class approximately 145 students). This is a small comprehensive college prep focused middle school.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
Under the supervision of the Principal, the ideal candidate will drive student outcomes by:
- Developing educational plans (IEPs) for the purpose of meeting the individual needs of exceptional students
- Evaluating students for the purpose of identifying student needs
- Consulting/collaborating with staff, parents, and agencies for the purpose of ensuring appropriate delivery of services and adherence to due process
- Aligning planning to the Common Core Standards and student assessment data
- Using data-driven techniques to set ambitious goals for scholars
- Holding weekly Office after school
- Build positive and trusting relationships with students, families, and community members, and support parent engagement in student success
Maintain strong classroom and school culture by:
- Teaching/instructing students for the purpose of ensuring successful progress towards student’s goals and objectives
- Clearly and consistently communicating and upholding school rules, values, and expectations in and out of the classroom
- Setting an urgent, respectful, and positive tone in the classroom
- Displaying extraordinary time management to maximize student learning
- Building relationships with students that communicate the importance of college success and your belief that they will succeed
- Building a collaborative, respectful advisory classroom community
- Taking on responsibilities outside of their content area instruction such as advisory, lunch duty, enrichment classes, and after school activities
- Work with other teachers and administrators to address and resolve student issues.
- Attend professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops to maintain and improve professional competence. Attend staff meetings, and serve on committees as required
Plan a rigorous curriculum and deliver strong instruction by:
- Coordinating/Scheduling services to students for the purpose of ensuring efficient and effective instructions, services and a cohesive program
- Demonstrating solid knowledge and understanding of the content matter
- Using a multitude of instructional strategies that are academically rigorous and highly engaging
- Executing detailed lesson plans mapped to specific Common Core standards
- Taking responsibility for student progress; constantly working to respond to students’ need
- Differentiate learning and provide necessary accommodations and modifications for growth and success of all students
- Special projects and duties outside of primary teaching responsibility as assigned.
Education and Experience
- Bachelor’s degree required; advance degree in subject area preferred
- Possession of a valid preliminary or clear California Special Education-Single Subject teaching credential and Resource Specialist Certificate
- Trained in administering Woodcock Johnson assessments
- Strong organizational skills with the ability to create and maintain accurate records
- Ability to co-plan and co-teach with peers
- Basic Skills (CBEST)
- DOJ Fingerprint Clearance
- TB Clearance
- Demonstrated success working with students from educationally underserved areas.
- Proven success implementing high-quality instruction that led to the improvement of student achievement in an urban school
- 2-3 years’ experience as a Special Education teacher
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Knowledge of a variety of appropriate assessment tools to identify students with
- Able to write effective, meaningful student goals and objectives
- Knowledge of due process rights and procedures and how to appropriately document them
- Exceptional relationship building skills and the ability to communicate clearly to
- Ability to translate all necessary documentation in an understandable format on Special Education forms and files
- Extremely strong classroom management abilities
- A strong belief that all students can succeed
- A do-whatever-it takes attitude including a willingness to work occasionally on the
weekend or in the evening
- Passionate about improving public education to help all children reach their dreams
- An exceptional ability to respond well to feedback and implement it immediately
- A strong ethical base and self-awareness
- Bilingual Spanish preferred
Salary commensurate with qualifications, experience, and education. Excellent, full benefits package.