Middle School Special Education ELA Teacher

Hyde Leadership Charter School - Bronx, NY (30+ days ago)3.5

Teaching at Hyde Leadership Charter School:
Hyde is built on the belief that every person has a unique potential and larger purpose in life, and character growth is key to exposing that potential and purpose. Hyde maintains a student-centered culture that motivates character development and emphasizes curiosity, courage, concern, integrity and leadership. Our goal is to prepare children for college and beyond, and to live their lives according to standards of personal excellence. We believe in order to provide the best possible education for our young leaders, we as educators need to be in a continuous growth process. Teaching at Hyde-Bronx is a unique and rewarding experience because our teachers receive both professional development and participate in their own self-discovery process through the Hyde process of journaling, facilitated discussion, workshops and seminars.

Teachers at Hyde Schools:
Believe the purpose of education is both academic achievement AND character development

Provide whatever is necessary to ensure ALL students are successful and are developing strong character

Use data and assessments to inform and drive instruction

Involve families in their students’ education and in the Hyde process

Value feedback and evaluation on teaching practices and set SMART goals

Support and challenge colleagues and hold each other to his or her best

Voice their thoughts, opinions and suggestions and embody an entrepreneurial spirit, taking on leadership in a multitude of ways

Pursue their own self-discovery and growth

Essential Duties and Responsibilities :
Ensure high academic standards are set for and met by all students

Collaborate with General Education co-teachers to co-instruct and provide rigorous, standards-based learning to students with individualized education programs (IEPs) and whole classes

Prepare students for high-stakes tests

Execute rigorous, small-group instruction based on individual needs of students (as needed)

Differentiate curriculum and instruction to meet needs of students with IEPs

Use student performance data derived from teacher-created and standardized assessments to drive instructional decision-making and IEP development

Design and implement high quality IEPs that effectively describe student strengths and needs with clear learning goals and performance criteria

Skills/Qualifications :
A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university

A Master’s degree in Special Education, Education or relevant content area (preferred)

New York State Certification in Special Education, Teaching Students with Disabilities 5-9 or 7-12 preferred, 1-6 accepted

Demonstrated success working in an urban school setting

Strong data tracking and analysis skills

An ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with colleagues, families and students

A belief that everyone is gifted with a unique potential

A commitment to character development and family partnerships