Upper Level Special Education Teacher

The Atlanta Classical Academy is seeking a full-time Upper Level Special Education teacher with a focus on high school literature for the 2019-2020 school year.

Atlanta Classical Academy is a classical charter school that opened K-8 in the 2014 academic year and is now a full K-12. The curriculum in the elementary school consists in explicit phonics in spelling and reading; grammar via diagramming; the Core Knowledge sequence (not to be confused with Common Core) in literature, history, and science; Singapore math; and rudimentary Latin. Formal Latin is studied from the sixth to the eighth grades, and another year of Latin is required in the high school. The reading of great books informed by Socratic discussion commences in the elementary school.

The upper school curriculum centers on the reading and discussion of great books in literature and primary sources in history and on a thorough understanding of both the facts and the concepts in mathematics and the sciences. The study of art and music is required K-8, and art and music electives are offered as well. To graduate, all seniors must write a senior thesis and deliver and defend it orally in front of their fellow students, members of the faculty, and the principal. Teachers are hired based upon their mastery of academic disciplines and the ability to convey knowledge to young people. They should also have the ability and desire to shape the character of youth through an explicit teaching of the moral virtues.

Ideal candidate:

  • Exhibits curricular knowledge related to high school subjects (particularly Literature)
  • Experienced and practiced in co-teaching and addressing modifications and accommodations at a high school level.
  • Recognizes the value of a rigorous classical curriculum for all students and considers ways to increase access while maintaining rigor.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborates with classroom teacher and provides quality instruction/services to students on caseload
  • Ensures testing and classroom accommodations based on IEP’s
  • Maintains communication regarding student academic progress and/or behavioral concerns with parents, classroom teachers, and administrators
  • Collects and maintains individual data on IEP goals, and reviews data regularly to make instructional decisions for students
  • Completes quarterly progress reports on IEP goals and objectives
  • Schedules and conducts IEP annual reviews with adherence to deadlines
  • Monitors caseload for reevaluation deadlines and collaborates with Special Education Lead Teacher to complete reevaluation activities
  • Attends school level and district level meetings/trainings as required
  • Maintains a positive working relationship with students, faculty, staff, parents, and administrators
  • Maintains student confidentiality
  • Maintains files of students on caseload
  • Communicates regularly with parents of students on caseload

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher, background in Education preferred
  • 2 years’ teaching experience in Special Education preferred
  • Teaching certificate (Georgia preferred)

Required experience
Teaching: 2 years

Required license or certification
Current teaching certificate in Georgia, Fields: Special Education, High School content/curriculum

Job Type: Full-time

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