May 11, 2020

K-5 Special Education Teacher (2020-2021)

  • TrulyHired
  • Brooklyn, NY, USA
Full-time School Support

Job Description

Special Education Teacher

About 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. Working at Hyde-Brooklyn is a unique and rewarding experience because our staff receives both professional development and participates in their own self- discovery process through the Hyde process of journaling, facilitated discussion, workshops and seminars.


The Special Ed. Teacher works collaboratively with Specialists, Teachers and Instructional Assistants to support student' progress by coordinating on lesson planning (differentiation), sharing data, team teaching and providing information and materials to families. Through excellent communication, organizational skills and great energy the Special Ed Teacher supports the academic and personal growth of our students, while making sure all students are successful and develop strong characters. The Special Ed Teacher makes sure the students understand the school wide expectations and policies while consistently asking the students to follow the outlined expectations for common areas within the school. In addition the Special Ed Teacher supports staff in the scheduled arrival, mealtime and dismissal duties.

Job Duties
  • Support the creation and revision of IEP goals and maintain updated IEP Documentation
  • Provide students with IEPs the appropriate learning experiences based on IEP goals, by coordinating with team teachers on lesson plans
  • Provide families with progress reports monthly and quarterly report cards based on individual IEPs goals
  • Contact families via telephone or face to face to inform on student's progress and keep an updated log of the contact
  • Participate in CSE process by collecting, reviewing and requesting student CSE referral information from teachers
  • Ensure the CSE process is followed and updates on student's progress are recorded
  • Interact with SPED service providers as initial liaison and provide necessary information to administration
  • Participate in IEP annual and triennial reviews at the CSE
  • Meet all test and data reporting deadlines
  • Maintain anecdotal and formal evaluative records (checklists, anecdotal notes, quiz/test, etc.
  • Participate actively in weekly grade level team planning meeting by planning units of study and weekly lessons collaboratively with team teacher(s), specialist and administrators
  • Attend all faculty meetings

Skills and Characteristics
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with colleagues, families and students
  • Be a team player
  • Display maturity, humility, strong work ethic, follow-through, sense of humor, willingness to respond positively to feedback and a "roll-up-my-sleeves" attitude
  • Strong instructional and classroom management skills
  • A belief that everyone is gifted with a unique potential
  • Show commitment to character development and family partnerships

  • Attend the annual Hyde 101 Training
  • Three to five years of classroom experience is preferred
  • Demonstrated success working in an urban school setting
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  • A Master's degree in Education or relevant content area (preferred)
  • New York State Certification (required)
  • Position Type: Full-time
Job Category: Special Education > General Special Education
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