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High School Math SPED Teacher

Employer
The Quad Preparatory School
Location
New York, NY, US
Salary
Competitive

Job Details

The Quad Preparatory School

High School Math Special Education Teacher

Anticipated Opening for the 2024-25 School Year

Classification: Exempt

Reports to: Upper School Academic Director or Associate Director

Annual Salary Range: $75,000-$95,000

At Quad Prep, we are on a mission - to transform the lives of neurodiverse, twice-exceptional people by redefining the experience of school. Through the collective, collaborative, and empathic work of our teachers and clinicians, we are empowering our students to engage with the exciting and wonderful diversity of this world.

As we enter our 12th year, we are excited to welcome fellow innovators and collaborative colleagues to our team to be a part of this inspiring and impactful mission. At Quad Prep, a New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS) Accredited School, we are eager to create challenging and engaging learning experiences for our students, to seek diverse perspectives, and to work together to continuously refine and redefine best practices in neurodiverse education. The Quad Preparatory School actively seeks to advance diversity through its programs and hiring.

Why work at Quad Prep?
  • ACCREDITED SCHOOL: Quad Prep was recognized as an outstanding school when it received accreditation last year through NYSAIS.
  • COMMUNITY: We are committed to building a joyful and inclusive culture where everybody is celebrated for who they are.
  • COLLEAGUES: Our colleagues are inspiring, consummate innovators and are at their happiest collaborating to create personalized solutions for each student.
  • STUDENTS We guarantee that you will learn something eye-opening every single day from our students - and have a lot of joy and laughter along the way!
  • DEEP PROFESSIONAL LEARNING: Quad Prep supports mission-driven educators and clinicians to grow their professional skills and influence in the neurodiversity educational space. Close collaboration with colleagues, coaching from supportive leaders, and thoughtful, in-depth professional learning programs keep us growing.
  • GENEROUS AND COMPREHENSIVE BENEFITS
    • Health: Medical, Dental, Vision
    • Student Loan repayment
    • Retirement Plan contribution
    • Group Life Plan
    • Disability Insurance
    • Generous Parental Leave
  • WORK LIFE BALANCE: In addition to a ten-month school year during which our staff are offered on average 33 days off (approximately 7 weeks) for scheduled holidays and school breaks, we provide generous preparation periods throughout each week, limiting the number of after work hours you will need to work - so that you can live the life you wish for - inside and outside of our school. Additionally, our students are dismissed midday each Friday in order for you to meet with your team and division, as well as plan, and prep.
  • EXTRAS You can build a private practice or tutor onsite during after school hours at low-cost reduced rates, available only to our Quad Prep staff.


Who We Are

(If Quad Prep is for you, you'll read what's below and feel, "That's me!")

At Quad Prep, we are guided by values that we hold dear and we have developed an innovative set of practices to meet our mission. We are:

Groundbreaking: We ignite our students' talents and are passionate about their futures. You are:
  • Passionate about our work and our mission
  • Creative and excited about reaching each and every learner in new ways
  • Excited to help create new, evidence-based best practices in this rapidly evolving field
  • Able to set high expectations of both students and yourself and discover ways to meet them


Collaborative: We function with an exceedingly deep degree of collaboration. You:
  • Communicate effectively with colleagues
  • Seek to understand yourself and others in order to welcome new perspectives
  • Are generous of spirit and willing to give and receive feedback and input freely
  • Are kind, welcoming, and inclusive


Trustworthy: We are steadfast and are accountable to our students and each other. You:
  • Can be counted on to do what you say you will do
  • Have a high level of ownership for personal and team results
  • Can purposefully develop skills to find success in your work and our learning community
  • Ask for support when you need it
  • Project an unflappable, firm, and kind presence to our students


Constantly Learning and Growing: We value continued growth and learning. You:
  • Seek opportunities to learn and grow in your professional practice
  • Support colleagues by sharing best practices and nurturing their learning
  • Help the organization grow and improve by developing and sharing new ideas and approaches


Resourceful: At Quad Prep, we dig deep to meet our mission. You:
  • Are highly effective and dedicated
  • Show initiative
  • Display good judgment and sensibility
  • Excellent at supporting students inside and outside the classroom


Flexible : At Quad Prep, we never give up on each other and are driven by the ethos of "not if, but how." You are:
  • Open to new ideas
  • Nimble in fluid, changing environments
  • Excited by growth, change, and innovation


WHAT YOU'LL DO

The Quad Preparatory School is looking for an Upper School mathematics teacher who is able to principally teach grades 9-12 for the 2024-25 school year. The ideal candidates will be able to teach a wide range of secondary mathematics courses, with a focus on Pre-Calculus, and Calculus. Teachers will provide academic instruction and social-emotional support to students in collaboration with our clinicians. Our classrooms consist of no more than ten students, and some classes are taught one-to-one or in dyads.

Teachers have the opportunity to receive mentorship, coaching, and support from the clinicians as well as academic administrators. A benefit of this position is the amount of professional development one will obtain in working with twice-exceptional youth and in being mentored by veteran special education teachers, academic administrators, and clinicians.

Expectations:
  • Plan and implement high-quality, engaging mathematics lessons that are differentiated to meet the learning needs of the students.
  • Regularly assess the students and the curriculum, adapting content and instruction as appropriate; communicating assessment results to parents.
  • Subscribe to and implement the school's philosophy of progressive and personalized education for twice-exceptional children.
  • Collaborate with the psychosocial teachers in planning and implementing an integrated program for executive functioning within the academic curriculum.
  • Map and evaluate curriculum.
  • Collaborate with other members of the mathematics department to ensure a vertically aligned K-12 mathematics program.
  • Develop and teach electives.
  • Create and maintain an orderly and aesthetic learning environment that accounts for students' social, emotional, and executive functioning needs.
  • Maintain accurate records using both the learning management system Blackbaud as well as carefully managed portfolios of student work to illustrate and record progress and achievement.
  • Empower students to take charge of their learning by providing all necessary scaffolding, modeling, materials, and resources, and consistently maintaining a high level of expectation for student success.
  • Collaborate with other academic staff and psychosocial staff members to plan, integrate, and facilitate cross-curricular, inquiry-based projects.
  • Communicate with parents and guardians to provide feedback on pupils' academic and social-emotional progress through parent-teacher conferences, written reports, phone calls, and emails.
  • Follow the professional code and policies of the school and conduct oneself in a way that promotes the mission of the school.
  • Utilize Google Suite, in particular Google Drive, Docs, and Sheets.
  • Attend all faculty and staff meetings and required special events ( e.g. , open houses, Curriculum Night, Carnivale).
  • Perform other duties as assigned, including, but not limited to serving as an academic advisor and/or leading a student club (during the school day).


Competencies:
  • Love for working with high school-aged children
  • Strong knowledge of and affinity for mathematics
  • Desire and ability to work with students with special needs
  • Ability to respond and manage behavioral challenges
  • Lesson planning and the ability to provide engaging and differentiated instruction
  • Ability to connect with high school-aged children
  • Effective oral and written communication
  • A solid understanding of high school-aged children's academic, social, and emotional development
  • Attention to detail
  • Maintaining confidentiality and privacy
  • Ethical conduct
  • Time management and the ability to multitask
  • Teamwork and collaboration
  • Patience and flexibility


  • Required Education and Experience:
    • Bachelor's degree in special education, mathematics education, mathematics, or a related field
    • Minimum one year experience teaching mathematics to middle and/or high school students or college undergraduates.


    Preferred Education and Experience:
    • At least three years experience as a full-time high school mathematics teacher.
    • Master's degree in mathematics education, mathematics, special education, or a related field.
    • Special education training, including training in the areas of gifted education and twice-exceptional youth.
    • Secondary Mathematics and/or Special Education teaching credential.
    • Experience teaching twice-exceptional youth.


    Work Environment:

    This job operates in a school setting. The school is located on the ground, fifth, and sixth floors of a building with an elevator. This role requires working in various locations around the school and occasional travel to the Lower School campus approximately two blocks away.

    Physical Demands:

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and listen. This position is active and involves continuous standing, walking, and climbing stairs. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move items under 20 pounds . Typing is required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Position Type and Expected Hours of Work:

    This is a full-time exempt position in an educational facility that is open eight hours a day. Teachers, psychosocial teachers, and staff clinicians work ten months out of the year according to the academic calendar (late August to late June). Occasional evening or weekend hours may be required, anticipate at least three of these events throughout the year. In general, though, hours are Monday-Friday 8am - 4pm.

    Compensation and Benefits:

    Compensation is dependent upon experience and degree obtained.

    At Quad Prep full-time (or over 30 hours per week) employees will have access to a full range of benefits, including medical, dental, and vision coverage; Health Savings Account (HSA), Flexible Spending Account (FSA), pre-tax transit, and dependent care (DC FSA) accounts; a 401K match, and student loan repayment contributions (after one year of employment); and a range of professional development opportunities, including our First Year Support Program for all new facility and staff; our Leadership Development Institute for those wishing to gain supervisory experience; and a full tuition waiver for candidates wishing to participate in our annual Certificate Program in Meeting the Needs of Twice-Exceptional Students.

    All staff will engage with colleagues in our ongoing staff wellness groups, relax at our social events, and collaborate in meaningful work as a valued member of our voluntary groups, including our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Taskforce; our Staff Ambassador Program; and our Peer Mentorship Program.

    Want to learn more about Quad Prep? Connect with us!

    ***Note that all employees are required to be fully vaccinated and boosted for COVID-19. Medical and Religious Exemptions may be provided.***

    ADA/AAP/EEO Statement: The Quad Preparatory School is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. We take steps to assure that people with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. Accordingly, if reasonable accommodation is required to fully participate in the job application or interview process, to perform the essential functions of the position, and/or to receive all other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact our People and Culture department at peopleandculture@quadprep.org .

    The Quad Preparatory School is based on an inclusive philosophy that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, marital status, creed, sexual orientation, familial status, citizenship, veteran or military status, or any other characteristic protected by law in its hiring procedures and policies.

    Company

    At Quad Prep, we are on a mission — to transform the lives of neurodiverse, twice exceptional people  by redefining the experience of school.  Through the collective, superlative and empathic work of our teachers and clinicians, we are empowering students to leave Quad Prep fully prepared to engage with the exciting and wonderful diversity of this world. 

    Entering our 10th year and a new phase of maturity, we are excited to welcome fellow groundbreakers to our team to help us further this inspiring and urgent mission.  We are eager to challenge our status quo, to seek diverse perspectives and work together to develop better practices of neurodiverse education.  The Quad Preparatory School actively seeks to forward diversity through its programs and hiring.

    Why work at Quad Prep?

    • COMMUNITY: We are committed to building a joyful and inclusive culture where everybody is  celebrated for who they are.   
    • COLLEAGUES: Our colleagues are inspiring, consummate innovators and are at their happiest highly collaborating to create personalized solutions for each student.  
    • STUDENTS We guarantee that you will learn something eye opening  every single day from our students!
    • DEEP PROFESSIONAL LEARNING: Quad Prep supports mission-driven educators and clinicians  to grow their professional skills and influence in the neurodiversity educational space.   Close collaboration with colleagues, coaching from supportive leaders and well-designed learning sessions keep us growing.
    • GENEROUS AND COMPREHENSIVE BENEFITS
      • Health: Medical, Dental, Vision
      • Student Loan Repayment 
      • Group Life Plan
      • Disability Insurance
      • Generous Parental Leave 
    • WORK LIFE BALANCE:  We provide generous PTO and preparation periods so that you can live the life you wish for – inside and outside of our school 
    • PROTECTED TIME *NEW FOR 22–23:  We provide coverage to allow you to  learn from one another, participate  in one of our special PD programs, conduct original research, develop special projects, and participate in our initiatives to create the culture YOU want to work in.  
    • EXTRAS
      • You can build a private practice or tutor onsite during after school hours at very low rent or no cost.

     

    Who We Are (If Quad Prep is for you, you'll read what's below and feel, "that's me!")

     

    At Quad Prep, we are guided by values that we hold dear and we have developed a set of practices and abilities to meet our mission.  We are:

    • Groundbreaking:  We  ignite our students’ talents and are passionate about their futures. You are:
      • Passionate about our work and  our mission
      • Creative and excited about reaching each and every learner in new ways
      • Excited to use current best practice to create new best practice in this rapidly evolving field
      • Able to set high expectations of both students and yourself and discover ways to meet them
    • Collaborative:  We function with an exceedingly deep degree of collaboration. You:
      • Communicate effectively with colleagues
      • Seek to understand yourself  in order to welcome new perspectives 
      • Are generous of spirit and willing to give and receive feedback freely
    • Trustworthy:  We are steadfast and are accountable to our students and each other  You:
      • Can be counted on to do what you say you will do
      • Have a high level of ownership for personal and team results
      • Can purposefully develop skills to find success in your work and our learning community
      • Ask for support when you need it
      • Project an unflappable, firm and kind presence to our students
    • Constantly Learning and Growing:  You:
      • Seek personal growth
      • Help colleagues learn and improve.
      • Help the organization improve by developing new ideas and approaches.
    • Resourceful:  At Quad Prep, we dig deep to meet our mission.  You are: 
      • Highly effective and disciplined 
      • Show initiative
      • Display good judgment and sensibility
      • Excellent at classroom management
    • Flexible:  At Quad Prep, we never give up on each other and are driven by the ethos of “not if, but how.”   You are:
      • Open to new ideas
      • Nimble in changing environments
      • Excited by ambiguity and change during this time of unprecedented complexity and accelerating innovation
    Company info
    Telephone
    646.649.3913
    Location
    25 Pine Street
    4th Floor
    New York
    NY
    10005
    US

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