Lower and Middle School Special Education Teacher
The Pinnacle School, a private, special education day school for college-bound students in grades 2 through 12, seeks a Lower and Middle School Special Education Teacher for a full-time, school-based position (10 months).
The Special Education Teacher will provide high quality, data-driven instruction to students aligned with the school’s mission and philosophy. Teachers will differentiate curriculum to support students’ learning styles and current achievement levels. Teachers will cultivate open and positive lines of communication with students and parents regarding academic, social and emotional progress and development, as well as maintain collaborative relationships with colleagues.
The Pinnacle School enables students with language-based learning differences 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. Pinnacle faculty and staff work tirelessly to support each student to become an enthusiastic learner and an engaged member of the community. We hire accomplished, inspiring people with a combination of teaching experience, advanced degrees, contagious enthusiasm, and engaging communication skills.
The successful candidate will meet the following requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in Special Education; Master’s degree preferred
Valid Connecticut state endorsement 165-Special Education: Comprehensive, grades k-12
Minimum 2 years experience teaching special education student populations with language-based learning differences
Familiar with the IEP process and the collection of progress monitoring data
Commitment to helping children of all abilities reach their full potential
Excellent communication skills, and a collaborative, enthusiastic style to fit with our small-team environment.
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 send your resume, certification, 2 references and a brief, email cover note to: firstname.lastname@example.org; please note “LS/MS SPED Teacher” in the subject line of your email reply.