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Special Education Teacher

Home Careers Special Education Teacher
Submitted: November 9
Closing: December 30


Kelly Rietow
HR Consultant

Location Academia Cesar Chavez
1801 Lacrosse Ave
St. Paul, MN 55119
Categories Licensed
Health Insurance Included
Minnesota Teacher's License Required
Salary Range Commensurate with Experience
Work Commitment Full-Time
To Apply

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Job Description

Position Purpose:

Under the supervision of the Head of School and special education coordinator, SPED teachers will perform difficult professional work providing broad range of teaching and direct instructional services or specific learning programs, assist scholars to develop skills, attitudes and knowledge needed as a foundation for future learning in accordance with each scholars’ ability, and use a variety of teaching and learning methods at various levels to a targeted audience, and related work as apparent or assigned. Work with directors, educational team, other staff and parents to ensure ACC’s mission, values, vision, and curriculum objectives are supported, modeled and taught to the scholars.

*This is subject to change

Line/Staff Relationship:

Immediate supervisor: Head of School

Works closely with SPED Coordinator, SPED Educational Partners, SPED Director, classroom teachers and other support staff.

Nature of work:

Duties will include implementing curriculum that incorporates MN state standards, Latino culture into every day lessons and activities, creating and maintaining an appropriate classroom physical environment, providing cultural experiences based in Latino cultures, setting up a classroom that is labeled in both Spanish and English, meeting weekly with specialist and team to plan, conducting literacy and math assessments, analyzing data, and communicating and engaging parents.

Major Functions and Responsibilities:

Provides research-based special sized instruction to address the instructional goals and objectives contained within each scholar’s IEP
Assess scholar progress and determine the need for additional reinforcement or adjustments to instructional techniques
Employs various teaching techniques, methods and principles of learning to enable scholars to meet their IEP goals
Develops and implements annual Individualized Educational Program (IEP) plans for scholars
Maintain compliance of a case load of 10 to 18 scholars ranging in disabilities
Adheres to procedural requirements, include due process timelines
Prepares and maintains accurate and complete records and reports as required by law, state directives and school board
Attends training sessions, conferences, seminars, district and departmental meetings
Remains at school during the entire school day unless excused by the Head of School or the designated representative
Ensures the adequate supervision to assure health, welfare and safety of all scholars
Maintains a professional appearance as an example for scholars
Other duties as assigned by Head of School and/or Sped Coordinator



Demonstrate knowledge of innovative teaching methods
Demonstrate knowledge of Latino culture
Demonstrate previous experience in an inner city setting and work with urban youth
Demonstrate interest in public school reform and social justice
Commit to the mission, values and vision upon which the school was founded
Ability to respond to changing needs and requirements of working in a charter school
Work effectively as a team with Special Education educators, service providers and specialists and collaborate with other staff and members of the school community
Work with families and students from diverse educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds
Problem-solve and critically assess the skills a student may need
The ability to use children’s individual interest and use their internal motivation for developing needed skills
Learn how to value non-academic skills that students bring to class, in conjunction with academic skills
Provide daily success opportunities for all students
Ability to stay calm, handle and assist students during high stress situations
Position Qualifications:


Valid Minnesota Special Education Teacher’s License or able to obtain
Up to date knowledge of current due process
Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
Ability to collaborate as a positive team member
Experience working with diverse scholar and family populations
Regular and predictable attendance

Institution Description

Academia Cesar Chavez is dedicated to providing a quality dual-language education which prepares critically thinking, socially competent, values driven, and culturally aware bilingual and bi-literate learners by advocating Latino cultural values in an environment of familia and community. Academia Cesar Chavez is dedicated to raising the bar and closing the achievement gap for Latino children. Academia Cesar Chavez is a public school open to all students and their families at no cost. We offer services to students and their families in a culturally sensitive and personalized way. Academia Cesar Chavez admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin.

Application Instructions/Comments

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