The Napa Foundation for Options in Education is seeking an experienced, dynamic, and passionate Special Education Teacher (Certificated) for our new charter school, Mayacamas Charter Middle School, targeted to open Fall 2022. The Special education teacher will work with students who have been designated IEPs, adapting general education lessons and teaching various subjects to students with mild to moderate disabilities. Teachers will work in the New Tech Network Project-Based Learning Model, with its integration of social-emotional learning, high student agency and cognitive, social and emotional engagement.
Because MCMS will be in its first year, we are not just looking for teachers, but for founding educators. We need people who want to work, and can thrive, in a fast-paced, evolving setting, and who demonstrate flexibility, creativity and persistence. MCMS needs educators who want to play a significant role in evolving our model and curriculum, facilitating meetings, designing school systems, and helping to create a school culture that is focused on social-emotional health, high achievement and community. We are searching for educators committed to the love of teaching and building a long-term legacy for Napa families.
The primary roles and responsibilities of the Special Education Teacher shall include/but are not limited to:
Assess students’ skills and determine their educational needs
Adapt general lessons to meet students’ needs
Plan activities that are specific to each student’s abilities
Teach and mentor students in small groups, and one-on-one
Implement IEPs, assess students’ performance, and track their progress
Update IEPs and ILPs to reflect students’ progress and goals in accordance with school policies and applicable laws
Discuss students’ progress with parents, Parent Liaison (when hired), Counselor, EL Coordinator (when hired), teachers and other personnel as appropriate
Supervise and mentor instructional aides who work with students with disabilities (SWD)
Collaborate with outside services providers and consultants, as well as partner community service agencies as needed
Attend Student Support and Progress Team (SSPT) meetings as needed and ensure appropriate follow-up
Assist Head of School in ensuring compliance with all applicable laws and policies related to MCMS’ SWD
Prepare and help students transition from grade to grade and to life outside school
Additional duties as may be assigned by the Head of School
A Bachelor’s degree in Special Education; Master’s is a plus
Valid state special education certificate
Completion of a student-teaching program
Proven experience as a Special Education Teacher or relevant role
Strong knowledge of current special education topics and methodologies
Experience working with children with a wide range of disabilities
A patient, resourceful, and resilient personality
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
We are strongly committed to hiring a diverse and multicultural staff. Please send a resume and compelling letter of interest via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Compensation: Competitive salary and benefits
We are a non-profit public benefit 501(c)3corporation
Principals only. No recruiters please.
Thank you for your interest in this position.