Special Education Teacher - Spartanburg (2020 - 2021 AY)

· Charleston, South Carolina
Employment Type Full-Time - Regular
Minimum Experience Experienced

We are looking for passionate teachers and leaders who are clear in their thinking about what is possible for students and who have an unyielding work ethic, hunger to learn and sense of optimism.  We are searching for educators with a strong mission fit and tight alignment to our belief that all students — regardless of life circumstances– can and will succeed. We seek educators and staff who have the motivation, drive, compassion and commitment to ensure that all students reach their full potential.


Meeting Street Schools (MSS), a network of four South Carolina schools, was founded on the belief that all students can learn and deserve the opportunity to receive high-quality education, regardless of their socio-economic background. It is our belief that a student’s zip code should not determine a student’s access to education. At MSS, we believe in a holistic approach to education and work to provide any and all resources that facilitate student success in the classroom and beyond. MSS seeks high-performing people who desire to join us in our mission to change the status quo of education in South Carolina and prove that higher learning is not only possible but expected for ALL students.  


The Role of a Special Education Teacher at Meeting Street Schools:


Meeting Street Schools (MSS) Special Education Teachers co-teach alongside a general education teacher in an inclusive classroom setting to support all students in the classroom. The Special Education teacher will co-plan and deliver lessons that incorporate multiple learning modalities, adapt and modify instruction, and create strategies and meaningful interventions to support students’ learning.  MSS teachers combine the ability to motivate and educate, to develop academic as well as character skills, and to make a college preparatory education relevant both now and for the future. MSS teachers have a growth mindset and participate in rigorous professional development throughout the year, including: Responsive Classroom training, Eureka Math, Wit and Wisdom ELA, collaborative planning sessions, whole and small group school-wide focus professional development, team analysis of performance data and other personalized opportunities for teachers to grow. MSS teachers also have the opportunity to visit other high-performing elementary schools and universities to strengthen their practice as educators.  


Responsibilities:


  • Support outstanding academic achievement and student character development

  • Assist in building classroom community and relationships with families, participating in a powerful team that ensures all students make outstanding academic progress

  • Commits to constant professional and personal growth through reflection, feedback, and collaboration

  • Models MSS’ Path to Success skills and supports the development of those skills in students and peers

  • Create a positive, achievement-oriented and structured learning environment that excites and invests students as they reach their full potential

  • Designs and implements Individualized Education Plans in accordance with school, network, district and federal policies and laws

  • Provides direct and indirect instruction

  • Evaluates students’ progress

  • Teaches a multi-model approach

  • Establishes and maintain classroom management procedures

  • Prepare written reports accurately and submit in a timely manner

  • Effectively communicates with teachers, parents, and administrators to facilitate the IEP process

  • Serves as effective professional liaison between school and home 

  • Coordinates meetings, planning, and implementation of Multi- Tier Student Supports (MTSS) framework in conjunction with MTSS team members. 


Skills and Characteristics:


  • A commitment to the mission of Meeting Street Schools, deep love of content, and an unwavering belief that all students can and will succeed

  • High level of personal organization and planning

  • Team player: maturity, humility, strong work ethic, follow-through, high EQ, willingness to respond positively to feedback and a “whatever it takes” attitude

  • Strong instructional and classroom management skills

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

  • Proven leadership skills

  • Ability to kneel, sit, stand for long periods of time

  • Demonstrated ability to relate well to adults and children

  • Team player, ability to work in a collaborative, responsible and professional manner

  • Goal-oriented, seeks to improve skills through constructive feedback

  • Compassionate, enthusiastic and empathetic 

  • Experience with Microsoft Office and Google Suite


Educational Background and Work Experience:


  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s preferred (Degree must be conferred by start date)

  • Minimum 2 years of successful experience working with under-served students

  • A minimum of 2 years of experience in an educational setting

  • Certification in one or more of the following area(s) is required:


    Special Education -- Multi-Categorical


    Special Education – Learning Disabilities


    Special Education – Emotional Disabilities


    Special Education – Other Health Impaired


Compensation:


Salary for this position is competitive and commensurate with experience. Additionally, Meeting Street Schools offers a comprehensive benefits package. 


 Meeting Street Schools is an equal opportunity employer and an organization that values diversity. People from all diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

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  • Location
    Charleston, South Carolina
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time - Regular
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced