[Immediate] High School Inclusion/Special Education Teacher

Position Details

  • Job Title: [Immediate] High School Inclusion/Special Education Teacher
  • Department: High School
  • Job Category: Instruction

The Opportunity

Harlem Village Academies is a community of educators working to build an urban school district based on the ideals and tenets of progressive education. HVA is the lab school for the Progressive Education Institute.

Join an incredible community of educators who are passionate about progressive pedagogy while embracing a sense of urgency, a strong work ethic, and accountability for student learning. We select individuals who share our vision and are willing to put in the hard work to achieve it.

High school inclusion teachers will work closely and collaboratively with content teachers in the classroom.

 

Responsibilities

  • Develop and teach highly engaging, academically rigorous curriculum and lessons, aligned with HVA’s standards and progressive pedagogical philosophy
  • Invest several hours per week in professional learning, including personalized instructional coaching, lesson study, co-planning, book study groups and other learning work 
  • Communicate regularly with the Center for Special Education regarding special education students’ needs
  • Write and update Individualized Education Plans (IEPs)
  • Refer students for initial and repeat evaluations
  • Ensure compliance with all pertinent special education laws and policies
  • Inspire students to hold themselves to high standards of academics and character
  • Establish and uphold classroom routines to ensure a focused, safe and caring environment
  • Analyze assessment data and use it to inform and differentiate your instruction
  • Collaborate with colleagues to share best practices and ensure student mastery of standards
  • Maintain close relationships with families, including phone calls and conference

 

Qualifications

  • New York State certification in any content area
  • Two years of special education teaching experience in grades 9-12 preferred
  • Proven success with high-quality progressive pedagogy preferred
  • Strong track record of student achievement in your past teaching
  • Ability to create a class environment in which students feel safe, supported and challenged to engage deeply in meaningful work
  • A strong sense of personal accountability for student achievement
  • Unshakeable conviction that all students can learn at a high level

 

Organizational Culture

Our team is passionately committed to the vision and values of Harlem Village Academies. The ideal candidate will have a positive mindset, a very strong work ethic, an inner drive for excellence, and will thrive working in an entrepreneurial and results-driven environment.

 

Harlem Village Academies is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to diversity among our staff. Applicants of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

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