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Special Education Teacher (Immediate Start)

Employer
Rosalyn Yalow Charter School
Location
High Bridge and Morrisania, New York
Closing date
Jul 17, 2024

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The Rosalyn Yalow Charter School is seeking a Special Education Teacher for grades k-5. Yalow was named a 2020 Achievement Recognition School by the New York State Education Department, ranking Yalow among the top 13% of the 4,782 public and charter schools in the state.

Rosalyn Yalow is proud to have earned this 2020 award, and our teachers and administrators are committed to educating our students with the high standards of academic achievement represented by this award. This position is critical to our success and will ensure that CKLA and/or STEP are being implemented to the fullest potential.

Qualifications:
  • 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

Rosalyn Yalow Charter School-Special Education Teacher Search
  • 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

As an equal opportunity employer, Rosalyn Yalow Charter School hires without consideration of ethnicity, national

origin, gender, disability, athletic ability, race, creed.

Yalow Charter School Summary

Mission Statement:

The Rosalyn Yalow Charter School will eliminate the learning achievement gap for poor urban children-including special

needs students and English language learners-by using an engaging and demanding curriculum to graduate students at

or above grade level in literacy and math.

Vision and Objectives:

We believe all children will learn and thrive in an environment that provides a wide array of learning supports to both

children and their families. Recognizing the connection between social-emotional support and student achievement,

Rosalyn Yalow Charter School uses the collaborative teaching approach-a lead teacher and one with a background in

social work for grades K-2. Students will be provided a strong foundation in literacy, using the Core Knowledge Language

Arts (CKLA) program (assessed through the STEP Literacy Assessment) and Singapore math (assessed through NWEA).

The extended school day will run from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.-filled with rich extracurricular activities (arts, chess,

fencing).

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