2017-18 Special Education Teacher
Summary
Title:2017-18 Special Education Teacher
ID:163
Department:Teaching
Location:EPIC Academy - 8255 S. Houston Ave.
Description
SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER 
EPIC Academy is a charter high school that opened fall of 2009 in the South Chicago community with the mission to inspire and equip every student to build a path to college and career success. We embrace the challenge of public education---to develop every student’s resolve to reach his or her full potential. To achieve that goal we inspire students to imagine their future, provide belief-altering experiences that broaden their vision of what is possible, and build students’ academic skill sets to achieve attain their goals.

Qualifications: 

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)

EPIC’s Core Instructional Beliefs and Expectations
  • We create classroom environments where learning is sacred.
  • We increase students’ belief that they can be successful, and help them create a successful future vision.
  • We invest in a detailed, long-term planning before the year begins.
  • We know and expect that we can lead students to meet or exceed standards.
  • We are assessment driven.
  • We create proactive instructional interventions before a unit begins.
  • We are strategic and efficient with instructional time.
  • We teach students how to be students, and hold them accountable.
Job Description & Responsibilities: 
  • Collaborate with general education teachers to implement an effective co-teaching model
  • Collaborate with colleagues in study groups around instructional initiatives 
  • 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 weekly
  • Display professionalism at all times as a role model for the students and act as a guardian of school mission, core values, and culture
  • Deliver reports and paperwork critical to tracking student performance and school compliance (including, specifically, Individualized Education Plans) with high levels of organization
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