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Classroom Teacher / Special Education

Connecticut REAP
New Haven, Connecticut
Closing date
Jun 17, 2024

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About the Position:

We are seeking an experienced, compassionate, and well-organized educator to join our team as a Special Education Teacher for the 2024/2025 school year. This position will start in August 2024.

Candidates should possess a CT Teacher License (165) .

This position is represented by our Collective Bargaining Agreement with UAW local 2110. Salary for this position is on Scale IV or V depending on qualifications. ($52,100 - $76,875) Placement on that salary scale will take prior, relevant work experience in consideration.

The Special Education Teacher will:
  • Collaborate with Common Ground's talented team of Special Educators and Support Educators on the delivery of Special Education services to students with Individualized Education Plans (IEPs)
  • Support General Education Teachers in delivering instruction utilizing accommodations and modifications to meet the learning needs of students with IEPs
  • Participate in grade-level planning meetings that address students' academic and social-emotional needs
  • Teach a guidance (advisory) group.

We are looking for candidates who demonstrate some or all of the following:
  • A Master's degree with three or more years of teaching experience in Special Education
  • Exceptional organizational skills and demonstrated success with managing a caseload of students with IEPs: Writing IEPs, completing required reporting; managing documentation; and participating in PPTs.
  • A track record of supporting students with IEPs to meet and exceed ambitious academic and life goals.
  • Knowledge of and experience coordinating targeted interventions in all content areas, including Math and English.
  • Experience co-teaching and/or collaborating with general education teachers and support staff to provide students with disabilities differentiated instruction, accommodations and modifications.
  • Ability to lead teach in a Resource Room to provide students with academic support, interventions, and instruction on building executive functioning skills.
  • A commitment to involving school families deeply in the educational process.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Knowledge of trauma-informed instruction and possesses a belief that all students can learn and be successful.
  • A passion for our social justice mission and commitment to equitable and sustainable change

We are also excited to consider candidates who have:
  • TESOL Certification or Cross-Endorsement
  • Values and embraces collaboration, communication, and has capacity to work effectively within a team that includes multiple teachers and community partners.
  • Experience working directly with racially, economically, academically diverse high school aged young people, and with low-income young people and people of color in particular. Knowledge about and passion for working for an organization that is committed to social justice, the dismantling of systems of oppression, and creating a just, equitable, and inclusive culture.
  • Experience working with Google applications, online course management platforms, and other online learning tools.

Please submit your cover letter and resume through our ADP online portal or email them to Please specify the job you are applying for in the subject line of your email.

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