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2024-2025 Elementary Special Education Teacher (LIC)

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Elementary Special Education Teacher (LIC)

Mission Statement: The Growing Up Green Charter School (GUGCS) supports children to be conscious, contributing members of their community through a rigorous, anti-racist, anti-bias, curriculum and an engaging green culture. Graduates of GUGCS will be prepared to attend high-performing schools where their interdisciplinary academic foundation, knowledge of sustainability, and strong sense of self sets them apart as leaders and social justice advocates of the future.

Instructional Responsibilities:
• Work in an ICT classroom as a co-teacher while collaborating in lesson plannign, delievery, scaffolding, and differentiation
• Utilize a variety of specialized curricula to develop a long-term individualized scope & sequence for small group instruction
• Assess student progress with a variety of methods in order to ensure progression towards individualized goals
• Collaborate with classroom teachers and related service providers in order to align and differentiate instruction

• Participate in weekly RTI meetings to develop strategies and interventions for struggling students
• Support classroom teachers to implement intervention plans, as well as monitoring student progress
• Prepare documentation of student's current academic performance in preparation for attendance at IEP meetings
• Administer regular assessment of student IEP goals and complete IEP goal progress reports on a quarterly basis
• Develop individualized SMART goals for student IEPs

IEP Coordination
• Collaborate with Director of Support Services to coordinate all mandated special education services in accordance with student IEPs
• Collaborate with Director of Support Services to coordinate and facilitate IEP meetings, including informing teachers, providers, and families in a timely manner and compiling all necessary paperwork and data
• Collaborate with the Director of Support Services with submitting initial referrals or re-evaluation requests to CSE and ensuring CSE compliance with the referral timeline
• Communicate regularly with teachers and service providers to discuss recommendations for appropriate levels of services in advance of IEP meetings
• Ensure modifications made to student IEP services are implemented in a timely manner

• Ensure high quality, detailed, and accurate student IEPs and and SMART goals
• Gather related service progress reports and summarize progress with families when providers are unable to attend IEP meetings
• Collaborate with Assessment Coordinators to ensure students receive mandated testing accommodations
• Provide families with information and guidance regarding evaluation procedures, timeline, and due process rights
• Create and maintain up-to-date classroom service schedules
• Facilitate IEP team meetings to discuss students of concern and plan next steps to support their learning

Response to Intervention
• In collaboration with the Director of Support Services, oversee and manage the RtI process by developing, refining, and implementing protocols for SSC (Successful Students Committee)
• Conduct baseline assessments and/or classroom observations for students referred to SSC
• Maintain detailed records by keeping SSC tracker up to date and ensuring that student cases are regularly reviewed through follow up meetings
• Facilitate weekly SSC meetings to develop individualized intervention plans and student goals
• Provide support and feedback for classroom teachers and/or intervention teachers implementing intervention plans
• Ensure consistent data collection and progress monitoring within each tiered level of intervention support

Other Responsibilities
• Maintain internal database containing student IEP information, as well as an internal database of IEPs accessible to select staff members
• Support Director of Support Services to update student service information for per pupil invoicing

• Support Director of Support Services in finalizing budgetary projections
• Coordinate the distribution of IEP goal progress reports on a quarterly basis
• Maintain an active lending library of instructional resources, sensory tools, and professional development books for students, classroom teachers, and support services staff members

School-Wide Responsibilities:
• Utilize the Responsive Classroom approach to discipline and community-building
• Establish and maintain ongoing positive relationships and communication with families
• Actively participate in school community through weekly staff meetings, PD opportunities, staff committees, and school events
• Work with instructional coach on improving teaching practices throughout the year
• Respond productively to ongoing, year-round professional feedback
• Use weekly lesson plans to help drive instruction in a clear manner
• Demonstrate commitment to working with diverse populations of families and students

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Strong commitment to Growing Up Green Charter School's mission and green theme
  • Strong commitment to a multi-sensory teaching approach
  • Demonstrates the ability to work collaboratively with a team of teachers
  • Demonstrates initiative and flexibility in scheduling changes to meet all student needs
  • Experience in environmental education a plus
  • Experience with technology integration
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Starting salary is $61,070 (salary scale commensurate with lead teacehr experience in a K-12 setting and education attained)
Education:
  • Bachelor's Degree required; Master's Degree preferred
  • Teaching Certificate in Students with Disability required
  • At least two-year experience teaching students in elementary school grades
Required Certificates & Licenses:
  • NY Teaching certification, Teaching Certificate in Students with Disability, NYC DOE/Fingerprinting & Background Clearance

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Our Mission

The Growing Up Green Charter School (GUGCS) supports children to be conscious, contributing members of their community through a rigorous, anti-racist, anti-bias, curriculum and an engaging green culture. Graduates of GUGCS will be prepared to attend high-performing schools where their interdisciplinary academic foundation, knowledge of sustainability, and strong sense of self sets them apart as leaders and social justice advocates of the future.

Our Vision

GUGCS envisions an inclusive and diverse school community devoted to doing the work to create an equitable space. GUGCS places students at the center of their education through authentic, relevant, and rigorous learning experiences grounded in inquiry. Graduates of GUGCS will be innately curious learners, open-minded thinkers, compassionate critics, productive problem-solvers, and passionate challengers of the status quo who embrace differences. Graduates will act to promote an environmentally sustainable future and will face personal and social adversity with a growth mindset.

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Website
Telephone
3476424306
Location
39-27 28th Street
Long Island City
NY
11101
US

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