Pinnacle faculty and staff work tirelessly to support each student to become an enthusiastic learner and an engaged member of the community. We enable students with language-based academic and social deficits to thrive through small class sizes, differentiated instruction, active problem-solving and relationship building.

Candidates will be joining a robust and collaborative team of highly trained clinicians and teachers with expertise in special education, school counseling, speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, and classroom and behavior management.  

The Pinnacle School is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and is a Connecticut state-approved special education school. Our students are both privately and district placed, and come from Connecticut and New York.

We hire accomplished, inspiring people with a combination of teaching experience, advanced degrees, contagious enthusiasm, and engaging communication skills. 

TEACHing opportunities

Candidates must have a demonstrated passion for teaching and a collaborative style to work as a team prepared to meet the individualized needs of each student. A strong candidate will have experience with differentiated learners and instruction, special education, writing IEPs, and coaching students with special needs and daily challenges. Bachelors degrees are required. Preference for teachers with master's degrees and/or degrees and certifications in special education.

Special Education Teachers

The Pinnacle School seeks special education teachers with a Connecticut Special Education certifications.  

The successful candidate will meet the following requirements:

  • Minimum 1 year of experience teaching.

  • Experience educating students who require differentiated instruction and may have emotional and/or learning challenges.

  • Must hold a CT certification and CT special education certification.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Salary and benefits are competitive and consistent with other independent schools in the Fairfield/Westchester area.  Benefits include: Medical/Dental, Vision, PTO, Life Insurance, LTD, and Retirement.

To apply, please forward resume, certification, 2 references and a brief, email cover note to: Please note “science teacher” in the subject line of your email reply. 

Substitute Teachers (Independent Contractor)

The substitute teacher is responsible for the continuation of all learning activities in the classroom. Job duties include interacting with children during program times and ensuring Health and Safety of children at all times. Substitute Teachers are also expected to communicate with the classroom teacher they are replacing, informing them of their progress in the assigned lessons and other issues that occurred in the classroom in the teacher's absence.

The successful candidate will meet the following requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Experience working in an educational setting, preferably with special education students

  • Ability to be flexible in work assignments

  • Evidence of ability to work cooperatively with administrators, teachers and educational assistants

  • Superior communication skills

To apply, please forward resume, 2 references and a brief, email cover note to: Please note “substitute teacher” in the subject line of your email reply. 



We are always interested in hearing from experienced and dedicated educators about potential employment opportunities. Contact us with your questions, or tell us about yourself and how you might be a good fit for the Pinnacle community.