Who Are We?
Brooke Charter Schools is a network of five public charter schools, serving grades K-12 in Mattapan, Roslindale, and East Boston. At Brooke, we coach and invest in our teachers so that they can help our students shatter the achievement gap and graduate from college. Our students thrive because they are challenged and known. What is the Special Education Teacher Role?
As a Special Education Teacher (referred to as a Student Support Coordinator at Brooke), you set the tone for growth, learning, and teamwork. It's for our kids; nothing less than the best will do when you're helping students succeed.
You build strong relationships with students in order to push them to be their best selves both academically and personally. You collaborate with colleagues in order to meet the needs of every student by ensuring accommodations are met and developing intervention plans. To that end, you will take part in regular data meetings, engage in approximately 20 administrative observations and 15 peer observations per year, and participate in nearly 300 hours of professional development over the course of the school year.
Hours for this role are 7:15 am - 4:20 pm daily and this is an in-person position. You are a critical member of our instructional team, teaching daily support classes in math, science, life skills, and/or literacy. You also oversee the drafting, implementation, and maintenance of IEPs and 504 plans, co-lead child study team meetings, and coordinate standardized test accommodations special education screenings, and related services. Is This You?
- You've earned a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Special Education or hold a Special Education teaching license.
- You have a working knowledge of federal and state Special Education laws.
- After at least 2 years as a lead teacher, you know the importance of building a classroom culture where students are held to high behavioral and academic expectations.
- You believe that great teaching closes the achievement gap and have an unwavering belief in your students' capabilities. To this end, you leverage data collection and analysis to ensure academic success for all students.
- You are professional, warm, and collaborative with students, families, and colleagues.
The community and students we serve are diverse, and we are committed to reflecting that diversity in our staff. We strive to have the most diverse applicant pool possible; to that end, we encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply for any position at Brooke Charter Schools. By fostering a diverse and inclusive environment, we provide the best educational experience to prepare our students for a future reflective of the world we live in.
Apply before our priority deadline on December 4th!
- Position Type: Full-time
- Positions Available: 1
Job Category: Special Education > Mild/Moderate Disabilities Employer Description
Our founders have understood and upheld teacher quality - not socioeconomic status or race - as the #1 predictor of student achievement.
Named after the late Senator Edward W. Brooke, the first African American popularly elected to the U.S. Senate, our mission is to provide an academically rigorous public education to students from Boston and Chelsea that will ensure that they are prepared to enter into and succeed in college. Brooke currently serves 1,900 students in grades K-12 at five campiuses in Boston. Learn more about us... Location Description
Brooke Charter Schools is a network of three K-8 public, charter schools dedicated to closing the achievement gap in the Greater Boston area. Brooke students are 98% minority and 78% qualify for free or reduced-price lunch. For nearly a decade, we have steadily expanded to provide more and more students with the quality education they deserve. The original Brooke School (Brooke Roslindale) serves 475 students in grades K-8. In August 2011, Brooke opened a second school (Brooke Mattapan) in a temporary location in South Boston, serving 168 students in grades K, 1, and 5, with plans to grow to full size (475 students in grades K-8) by 2014. In August 2012, Brooke opened its third K-8 school (Brooke East Boston), which will follow the same growth trajectory. This rate of growth makes Brooke the largest and fastest growing charter school network in Boston. Over the last few years, Brooke scholars have set a new bar for what is possible at an urban public school. For the last three years, Brooke 7th and 8th graders have ranked among the highest performing districts in the state and have been the highest performing district in the state on at least one Math or ELA test. Learn more about us... Equal Opportunity Employer
Brooke Charter Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation. Job Requirements
- Bachelor degree preferred
- Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required
- Nicole Grandinetti, Director of Talent Recruitment
- 200 American Legion Highway
- Mattapan, Massachusetts 02124