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Special Education Teacher – Springfield, MA 01105

Libertas Academy Mission Through rigorous academics, character development, and strong supports for every learner, Libertas Academy Charter School prepares all sixth through twelfth grade students to succeed within the college of their choice and to be positive, engaged members of their communities. Organizational Overview Libertas Academy Charter School is a high expectations, high achieving school that replicates the successful models of other high performing charter schools in Massachusetts and across the country. Within an achievement-oriented culture in which expectations are clear and routines are consistent, and in which the joy of learning, the power of intellectual curiosity, and the development of life-building values are at the center of our seamless 6-12 school, all learners build the skills, knowledge, and character required for college and professional success and a life of positive community engagement. Qualities SoughtAll staff members at Libertas Academy Charter School have a strong commitment to, belief in, and alignment with the mission and vision of our school.

Therefore, we seek individuals who believe in our mission and vision; will maintain high expectations for our students both academically and behaviorally; will model our school values of Focus, Integrity, Selfless Service, Respect, and Tenacity; and will reinforce our school-wide expectations. We seek individuals who will do whatever it takes to ensure that the mission of Libertas Academy is fulfilled. Duties and Responsibilities As a member of our founding team, teachers play a critical role in ensuring we provide all students with an excellent education. Responsibilities include (but are not limited to): Provide engaging, motivating, and rigorous instruction in whole-class and individual settingsOversee / manage a caseload of special education students and the implementation of their IEP/504 plans in: inclusive, self-contained and pull-out settingsEnsure appropriate delivery of both special education instruction and related services as stipulated on IEPs/504 plansEnsure compliance by the school with all local and Federal laws and regulation relating to students with IEPs/504 plans and students referred to special educationEnsure that services provided by contractual personnel are of high quality, and are aligned with students IEPs/504 plansEffectively communicate to parents and guardians the special education process including process for referrals, evaluations, annual IEPs/504 plans, and re-evaluations as well as parental rights granted by IDEAFacilitate IEP meetings using a strengths based and family centered approachImplement data tracking system and use data to inform instructional development and deliveryEnsure IEPs are developmentally appropriate, curriculum/standards -based, strength based, and relevant to individual studentsWork to maintain school tracking and data system that includes: student information related to IEPs, services, service hours, evaluations, referrals, time lines in which evaluations were competed and discipline incidents documentedIdentify and develop appropriate curriculum and school based assessments to support the academic growth of students with IEPs/504 plansAdvocate for special education with school leadershipFacilitate workshops / meetings for parents, as well as identify resources for parents of students with special needsAs appropriate, connect students with outside providers, pediatricians, and therapists to support students needs in classroomOther duties as assignedDo whatever it takes to ensure that the mission of the school is fulfilledQualifications: Education: Bachelors Degree requiredPreferred skills and work experience: Masters Degree in Special Education or Education LeadershipHave a minimum of 2 years of successful classroom teaching experience in an urban school setting as a special education teacherStrong belief that all students can succeedDemonstrates persistence in overcoming and removing obstacles to goal achievementDemonstrates a drive, commitment and sense of urgency that inspires others toachieve results Excellent verbal and written skillsDemonstrate an advanced understanding of instructional strategies for students with autism, developmental delay, specific learning disabilities, and behavior disordersDemonstrate strong skills in partnering with familiesExperience or familiarity analyzing data and using data to inform decisions and/or instructionStrong organizational skills Critical thinker and problem-solverCollaborative team playerSpanish fluency highly desirableSalary & Benefits Libertas Academy Charter School offers a competitive salary and comprehensive health benefits.

Apply NowTo apply, please send a resume and cover letter to talent@libertasacademy.org. Commitment to Diversity As an equal opportunity employer, Libertas Academy hires without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, or any other category protected by applicable law.

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