Elementary Special Education Teacher, K-6th Grade – Mastery Charter Schools

Organization: Mastery Charter Schools

Date Posted: 6/11/2024

Closing Date: 7/11/2024

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This role is eligible for a $5,000 bonus as well as up to $5,000 for relocation expenses! New-to-Mastery Teachers can expect a starting annual salary of between $60,000-$106,500 based on years’ experience and level of education.

The Opportunity: At Mastery, all means all. Nearly one quarter of Mastery students have individualized education plans (IEPs) to ensure they receive appropriate, just-right, educational opportunities. At Mastery, we believe the IEP creates an opportunity for teachers, parents, school administrators, case managers, related services personnel, central office staff and students (when appropriate) to work together to improve educational results for children with disabilities. We believe we can push the boundaries of what’s possible for our students. To accomplish this, special education teachers at Mastery deliver robust research-based interventions, frequently monitor progress and make logical adjustments to produce the best possible outcomes for students. Across Mastery our Specialized Services Programming spans from itinerant to supplemental levels of support.

Our highest priority is for our diverse learners to spend as much time as possible within the general education setting and the minimum amount of time in self-contained classrooms. We strive to maximize our teacher-to-student ratio in our Special Education programs. To accomplish this, we have multiple classrooms across our network tailored towards Autism Support, Emotional Support, Life Skills and Multiple Disability Support as well as Multi-Lingual Learner Support. At Mastery, we have a robust Response to Intervention program and are excited for you to bring your enthusiasm, skills and experiences to the team. We have a wide variety of Common Foundation research-based curriculums to support our diverse learners across grades K-12 in Reading, Math and Writing.

Our Reading intervention programs include Fundations, Just Words, Wilson, Heggerty, Waggle, System44, Read180, i-Ready and IXL. Our Common Foundation research-based Math intervention programs include TouchMath, Number Worlds, Math180, i-Ready and IXL. Our Common Foundation research-based Writing intervention programs include Quill, Adventures in Language and Writing for Success. At Mastery, we highly value Continuous Improvement and want to ensure you accelerate your professional growth as a special educator, so we have frequent embedded opportunities for Professional Development, teacher coaching, skill building and data driven-instruction meetings throughout the school year.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Drive student achievement and set high expectations for all students
  • Commit to professional growth, self-reflection, a receptiveness to feedback, and a desire to continuously improve Implement rigorous and appropriate lesson plans, assignments, and assessments in cooperation with Mastery school-based leadership and curricular resources developed by Mastery’s central office Academic Team
  • Work closely with school leaders to analyze student assessment data to measure progress and use data to inform instruction
  • Collaborate in grade level teams to discuss student work, share best practices, plan events for joy and humor, and ensure student mastery of standards
  • Engage families in their children’s education by building relationships and maintaining regular communication
  • Demonstrate genuine interest, belief, and care for students’ personal and academic success
  • Respond positively and effectively to challenges with a solutions-oriented resiliency

Education, Experience, and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree required with a record of personal, professional, and/or academic achievement
  • Teacher certification – completed or in process
  • Demonstrated expertise in subject area
  • Outstanding instructional skills driven by data and delivered through rigorous and engaging strategies

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to physically perform the essential duties of the role, and to work in the environmental conditions required, such as: traveling to network campuses; maneuvering in office spaces (including standing, walking, sitting for long periods of time, speaking loudly and clearly, seeing and hearing things both near and far away); stooping, kneeling, reaching file cabinets/shelves; fine finger and hand manipulation in use of computer, chalkboard, dry erase, &/or projectors; filing, faxing, scanning, coping, typing, mailing, and making phone calls; sitting for up to two (2) hours looking at a computer monitor, using a keyboard/mouse, and typing.