2013-14 Special Education Teacher
Title:2013-14 Special Education Teacher
Location:EPIC Academy - 8255 S. Houston Ave.
The EPIC Academy provides a team atmosphere that attracts hard working teachers who believe in students and do whatever it takes to ensure their success.  EPIC makes substantial investments in professional development and is seeking individuals who make a long term commitment to hone their craft to become master teachers.
EPIC Academy is a charter high school that opened fall of 2009 in the South Chicago community.  Our mission is to prepare each student with the 21st century skills necessary to revolutionize society and ensure college and career success.  In partnership with Expeditionary Learning Schools, EPIC Academy focuses on project-based learning that engages students in mastering 21st century skills and completing real-world challenges.  We are seeking educators to join our team to help transform public education in Chicago and improve our students' lives.
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Illinois Teaching Certificate in Special Education
  • NCLB highly qualified
  • Prior urban teaching experience is desirable
  • Ability to work collaboratively with teachers, students, parents, and community members
  • Must commit to attending all summer professional development (please see our calendar for dates)
Job Description & Responsibilities
  • Manage caseload of 10-20 students
  • Collaborate with general education teachers to implement an effective co-teaching model
  • Collaborating with colleagues in study groups around instructional initiatives and learning expedition
  • Use data to teach until students learn to ensure acquisition of content knowledge and skills
  • Create a safe and organized classroom environment in a block schedule structure (85 minute classes)
  • Design and implement curriculum that meets state and college readiness standards and incorporates hands-on activities to ensure effective and efficient instruction
  • Continuously improve teaching practice through reflection and collaboration with colleagues and coaches
  • Deploy a  variety of instructional methods to meet the needs of diverse learners
  • Effectively  plan and execute lessons that build daily work into long term, impressive student products 
  • Instruct an academic intervention class twice a week
  • Serve as parent liaison for 20 crew students
  • Attend and participate in professional development, freshmen retreat, open houses, parent conferences, one school improvement committee, and other school functions
  • Display professionalism at all times as a role model for the students and guardian of school mission, core values, and culture
  • Deliver reports and paperwork critical to tracking student performance and school compliance with high levels of organization
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