Lead Special Education Teacher

Impact Puget Sound Elementary Published: February 5, 2019
Location
Tukwila, WA
Job Type
Category

Description

Impact | Puget Sound Elementary (Tukwila, WA)

Teaching at Impact is a unique opportunity. We are deeply committed to achieving our mission of preparing a diverse population of students to succeed in college and impact communities as the next generation of equity-driven, innovative leaders. Our schools are small, tightly-knit families where every child is known, guided by an individual learning plan and loved by an adult mentor. Our strong community is rooted in high expectations, joy and exudes our core values:

  • Bold Ambitions - We envision self-driven students and adults who develop the skills, habits and mindsets to impact communities and invent the future; we support one another in achieving step-by-step excellence along the way.
  • Brave Solidarity - Diversity strengthens and enlivens us. Dissatisfied yet optimistic, we bring a lens of equity and inclusion to each decision and each day.
  • Team WA - All of Washington is our team. We are powerful when we work together, so we build relationships based on empathy and strive together towards outstanding outcomes for all public school students.
  • Everyone Grows - We approach each day as an opportunity to learn and grow. We work hard towards our own just-right goals, cheering each other on as we redefine potential.
  • Play Big - We celebrate. We wonder. We ask. We make and invent and imagine. We play big.
  • Intention - In the tiny and the huge, we keep the end in mind and reflect on the potential effects of our choices.

Through over thirty days of paid professional development, consistent high-impact instructional coaching, and personalized career pathways, we are deeply committed to each team member’s growth.

Essential Functions of an IPS Lead Special Education Teacher:

The IPS Lead Special Education Teacher works closely with the Principal in fulfilling the following:

Serve as Resident Expert for Special Education

  • Provide special education instruction, interventions and supports to students during the school day, and on an ongoing basis as needed for student development.
  • Plan and execute special education programming at school site, including compliance with all applicable laws and coordinating site-specific evaluation efforts and program model implementation.
  • Provide professional development to teachers and teaching fellows through training, modeling and coaching the delivery of instruction and supports to special education students in accordance with curriculum identified by IPS using various coaching methods.
  • Provide individualized materials and coaching to faculty to support Response to Intervention and special education learning across different school settings.
  • Facilitate professional development for teachers and teaching fellows on Response to Intervention and special education to support academic success of each student.

Serve as Resident Expert for English Language Learner (ELL) Supports

  • Provide interventions and supports to students during the school day, and on an ongoing basis as needed for student development.
  • Plan and execute English Language Learner programming at school site, including compliance with all applicable laws and coordinating site-specific evaluation efforts and program model implementation.
  • Provide professional development to teachers and teaching fellows through training, modeling and coaching the delivery of instruction and supports to ELLs in accordance with curriculum identified by IPS using various coaching methods.
  • Provide individualized materials and coaching to faculty to support ELL learning across different school settings.
  • Facilitate professional development for teachers and teaching fellows on ELL strategies to support academic success of each student.

Engagement and Communication

  • Proactively establish and maintain working relationships with community and social service organizations, professional partners, and families in support of special education and ELL program initiatives at IPS.

Commit to Professional Learning, Development, and Growth

  • Actively engage in a strong, supportive community of adult learning, professional development, and team planning.
  • Review school special education and ELL data from multiple sources to inform and guide Response to Intervention special education programming and adjust coaching practices and priorities as needed.

Skills and Characteristics:

  • Master of and enthusiasm for elementary special education, RTI, and ELL supports
  • Outstanding organizational skills
  • Ability to connect with a diverse student population
  • Strong belief in the IPS mission and educational model, including a desire to learn how to integrate elements of project based learning, personalization and social emotional learning into instruction
  • High moral character
  • Values the importance of working in a diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment
  • Exhibits a growth mindset
  • Positive and effective collaborator

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree with an outstanding record of academic achievement and extracurricular leadership
  • Experience as a special education teacher
  • Washington teaching certificate
  • SPED credential
  • Deep knowledge of Response to Intervention, special education, ELLs, child development and learning frameworks
  • Experience planning and conducting professional development
  • Must pass background check

Compensation:

Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience. IPS offers a full benefits package and opportunities for professional growth.

Commitment to Diversity:

IPS seeks individuals of all ethnic and racial backgrounds to apply for this position. We are committed to maximizing the diversity of our organization and recruiting a team that reflects the diversity of our student movement.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Equal employment opportunity and respect in the workplace are fundamental principles at Impact Public Schools (IPS). IPS prohibits and does not tolerate harassment, intimidation, bullying, discriminatory, or retaliatory behavior. All aspects of your employment are based upon your personal capabilities and qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion/creed, sex/gender (including pregnancy and gender identity), sexual orientation or perceived sexual orientation, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, disability, age, military status, marital status, partnership status, status as a victim of domestic violence, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or any other protected class as established by federal, state, or local law. The following employee(s) has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Jen Wickens, CEO, 3438 S. 148th St., Tukwila , WA 98186, (206)712-7640, jwickens@impactps.org.  

To Apply

To join our team, please upload a cover letter and resume to careers@impactps.org, explaining in detail your qualifications for the position.