SACS has openings for Middle and High School Special Education Teachers, familiar with the New York State Standards, for the 2013-2014 academic year. This Teacher’s primary responsibility is the implementation and development of Summit Academy’s curriculum and the success of its scholars. Therefore, SACS seeks teachers who are committed to continuously improving curriculum and instruction.
Platinum Teachers at Summit Academy must:
• believe all scholars — regardless of academic or socio-economic background — will achieve at the highest levels
• be willing to go above and beyond for the success of all scholars – both academic and behavioral
• possess strong content area knowledge and classroom management skills
• desire to teach in our extended day and year schedule
• contribute to a relentless and dedicated team of outstanding professionals
• have a passion for urban education and goes above and beyond the call of duty
• ensure mastery through creative approaches and differentiated instruction
• use knowledge of content area and multiple strands of data to create and implement a rigorous, standards-based curriculum
• foster a safe, challenging, comfortable, and positive environment
• be constantly reflective of oneself and others in a relentless pursuit of excellence
• hold themselves and others accountable by giving and being receptive to feedback
• collaborate with all stakeholders to ensure success of all scholars
• Implement curricula and activities to meet academic standards;
• Design and implement assessments that measure progress towards academic standards;
• Use assessment data to refine curriculum and inform instructional practices;
• Participate in collaborative curriculum development, grade-level activities, and school-wide functions;
• Provide consistent rewards and/or consequences for scholar behavior;
• Be accountable for scholars’ mastery of academic standards;
• Communicate effectively with scholars, families, and colleagues; and
• Participate in an annual three-week staff orientation and training.
Special Education Responsibilities
• Prepare scholar education plans in consultation with parents and IEP team members
• Design instruction, both individual and small group, which parallels the general education curriculum
• Act as coordinator of IEP implementation with general education staff
• Monitor scholar progress, participates in review and revision of IEP, as appropriate
• Assist other professional staff in diagnosis of learning disorders, development of planned remediation and evaluation of scholar progress
• Maintain appropriate scholar data and other records and submit reports as required
• Articulate curriculum between and among scholar levels.
• Drive to improve the minds and lives of scholars in and out of the classroom;
• Proven track-record of high achievement in the classroom;
• Mastery of and enthusiasm for academic subjects;
• Evidence of self-motivation and willingness to be a team player
• Bachelor’s degree is required; Master’s degree is preferred; and
• Minimum of two years teaching experience in an urban public school or charter school setting preferred, but not required.
• Valid State Special Education Certification required.
• Belief in and alignment with SACS core beliefs and educational philosophy is non-negotiable.
We offer a generous compensation package. All staff members are equipped with the tools needed to succeed, including a dedicated workspace, laptop computer, email, high-speed Internet access, and all necessary supplies.
Please submit to firstname.lastname@example.org: Resume or curriculum vitae with three professional references, Statement of Interest/Cover letter and provide a short response to the following question:
What is appealing about the mission of the Summit Academy Charter School?
Final candidates must pass a national criminal background check.
As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.