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Special Education Teacher

Diverse First
New York City, New York
Closing date
Dec 14, 2022

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Job Description

We are currently seeking an experienced Special Education Teachers for K-5th grade levels for the 22-23 school year.


  • Master's degree preferred
  • Dual certification in Special Education and/or ESL/Bilingual Extension/TESOL preferred
  • Demonstrated effective classroom management techniques, incorporating principles of character education, ethics, and student accountability
  • Being bilingual in Spanish a plus
  • Minimum of 3 years of successful full-time classroom teaching experience in a culturally diverse, urban environment
  • Experience developing and executing lesson plans aligned to the New York State Common Core Standards
  • Familiarity with Singapore math and Core Knowledge Language Arts curricula strongly preferred but not mandatory
  • Ability to identify students' challenges to learning, implement timely and consistent RTIs, and work collaboratively to address the cognitive, social, and emotional well-being of students
  • Data-Driven: Ongoing quantitative and qualitative data analysis, record keeping, and progress monitoring of student learning

Highly Valued Characteristics:

  • Support and commitment to the school's mission: belief that all students can learn at a high level, regardless of race, culture, or socioeconomic status (student population is 91% free- or reduced-price lunch eligible, 65% Hispanic, 30% black)
  • Collaborative leadership style-ability to mentor and work cohesively as part of a team, including social workers, special education teachers, ESL teachers, content specialists, support staff, and outside groups
  • Ability to work with other RTI team members to develop student assessments
  • A passion for the profession and strong communication skills
  • Ability to use feedback from administrators, peers, students, and parents to modify teaching, materials, pace, and rigor
  • Respect and concern for children, their parents/guardians; maintenance of ongoing communication with parents in the form of home visits, team meetings, telephone conferences, correspondence, workshops, etc.; strict adherence to FERPA, HIPAA, and confidentiality requirements in dealing with sensitive issues concerning students and their families
  • Willingness to engage in the school's professional learning community; commitment to being at the top of the profession through active participation in collegial dialogues, book studies, planning sessions, and professional development opportunities designed to deepen content knowledge

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