Position: Middle School Special Education Teacher (2022-2023)
Location: Boston, MA
Start date: August, 2022
ABOUT THE MATCH CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOL
Match Charter Public School is a free, high-performing charter public school in Boston. We are a PreK-12 school serving 1,250 students. Our mission is to prepare students for success in college and careers in order to achieve economic security and mobility. Students gain acceptance to our schools via an annual blind public lottery open to all Boston residents.
Our families bring amazing racial and cultural diversity to the school community – they represent over 20 different countries of origin with over 20 different languages spoken at home. 94% of our students are people of color. Our students bring a diversity of needs to our school, and we are prepared to serve them. 21% of our students qualify for special education services; 18% of our student body are English Language Learners.
Matchs core values are Equity, Freedom, Teamwork, Innovation, and Accountability. We are working to reframe our organizational processes and policies to be truly anti-racist. At Match, we believe that three aspects of our work and organization – a staff that is diverse by race and other factors, a professional environment that is inclusive of all perspectives, and a curriculum in our PreK-12 school that is culturally competent – are vital to our goals and mission. See our full statement on diversity here.
OVERVIEW OF ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES
We have a 2022-2023 opening for a Middle School Special Education Teacher. This position is based at Match Middle School, 215 Forest Hills St. in Jamaica Plain, MA.
We make it a high priority to effectively support students with disabilities at Match. Approximately 20% of Match students are on Individualized Education Plans (IEPs). Special Education Teachers provide instruction and support to students with IEPs. The Special Education Teacher reports to the Special Education Director and is responsible for:
Providing inclusion support and instruction in regular education classes containing IEP students, and when absolutely necessary, teaching separate classes.
Helping to manage the schools Special Education programing including, but not limited to: completion of necessary paperwork and filing, teacher professional development, management of parent and student communication, administration of student testing/screening, and upholding of applicable Department of Elementary and Secondary Education compliance requirements.
Upholding high academic and behavioral expectations for students, and provide lots of support for getting students there;
Participating actively in Matchs coaching and professional development programming;
Assisting with school programming as needed during non-instructional time; and
Serving as a positive and collaborative member of the Match Charter Public School community
Research has shown that people of color and women are less likely to apply for jobs if they dont believe they meet every one of the qualifications described in a job description. Our highest priority is finding the best candidate for the job. We encourage you to apply, even if you don’t believe you meet every one of our qualifications described or you have a less traditional background.
We are looking for applicants who:
have at least two years of full-time experience as classroom or special education teacher, preferably in an urban education setting;
hold a valid and appropriate Special Education license issued by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, or can obtain the licensure within a year of date of hire;
believe that all students can and will succeed;
Have a desire to continually improve their practice as a teacher by taking and implementing feedback; have a proven record of student success and achievement;
demonstrate an ability to work well on a team, and a willingness to support others in doing their best work; and
appreciate a good sense of humor!
We are only able to consider applicants who have current US work authorization.
ABOUT MATCH EDUCATION
Match Education (www.matcheducation.org) is the shared brand name of The Match Charter Public School, The Match School Foundation, Inc., and The Sposato Graduate School of Education.
Match Education is an engine of discovery and applied innovation in education. We operate high-performing urban public charter schools and a unique graduate school of education that trains teachers for high-poverty schools. Out of this applied work, we refine, validate empirically, and eventually disseminate new ideas and practices on core questions in education reform.
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