Description: The Special Education Teacher is passionate about supporting the students who are at-risk for academic underperformance due to emotional and/or physical challenges so that they can succeed in the school’s rigorous academic program. The Special Education Teacher holds primary responsibility for providing academic, emotional, and physical services for students who require additional support to thrive within the school’s core academic program.
The Special Education Teacher will work in partnership with the general education teachers to:
plan and implement curricula and activities to meet academic standards.
design and implement assessments that measure progress towards academic standards.
use assessment data to refine curriculum and inform instructional practices.
share responsibility for grade-level and school-wide activities.
focus constantly on student learning, thinking critically and strategically to respond to student learning needs.
communicate effectively with students, families, and colleagues.
Qualifications: Passion, Committment, Dedication to teamwork Experience - Two years of teaching, preferably in an urban setting. Strong technology skills and familiarity with electronic IEP systems. Leadership experience preferred. Education - Bachelor’s degree is required; Master’s degree is preferred. Certification - Valid Illinois Special Education License (LBS1) or equivalent.
About North Lawndale College Prep
North Lawndale College Prep (“NLCP”) is a public charter school serving approximately 700 students in grades 9-12 from Chicago’s West Side. Nearly all of NLCP’s students come from low-income families, with little or no college-going experience. NLCP believes that each and every one of these students deserves the opportunity to go to college and, further, that each and every one is capable of succeeding there. Accordingly, NLCP’s mission is to prepare all of its students, no matter their circumstances or prior schooling, so that they have the personal resilience and academic skills necessary for the successful completion of college.