Veritas Preparatory Charter School ( learn more )

Springfield, MA ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3038005
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : January 2, 2019

Job Description

Middle School Special Education Teacher

2018-2019 School Year



About Veritas Prep

Veritas Prep was founded seven years ago with the mission to prepare students in grades 5-8 to compete, achieve, and succeed in high school, college, and beyond. Veritas Prep provides a rigorous college preparatory curriculum and character education within a safe and positive learning environment. We utilize an extended school day and year and data-driven instruction to drive dramatic gains in student achievement. To learn more about Veritas Prep and the close-knit academic community of teachers and scholars in Springfield,  please visit http://www.veritasprepcharterschool.org/.





Veritas Prep Springfield is seeking a high-performing Special Education Teacher. This position is best suited for an individual with a deep understanding and a contagious passion for learning. Candidates must have the ability to inspire students as a positive adult role model while maintaining an orderly and safe classroom environment. To teach at Veritas Prep candidates must be driven to perfect his/her craft through rigorous professional development, data analysis, and an eagerness to learn new instructional strategies.  Ideal candidates will be eager to understand the intersection of academic demand and academic behavior and work to maintain high academic expectations regardless of the academic context. Specifically, the Special Education teacher is responsible for providing Special Education services and accommodations to our students including inclusion and small-group support to students. This position will work as part of our student support team, which includes our school social worker, our special education director, our service providers, our school culture coordinator, and fellow special education teachers.                                 


Job Expectations:


Building a Culture of Achievement and Teaching

  • Implement school-wide procedures and routines consistently to build a culture of high expectations both academically and behaviorally
  • Develop and track student progress toward IEP goals
  • Serve as liaison for caseload of approximately ten to fifteen students
  • Study and internalize subject area content and curriculum and prepare for daily instruction by completing daily lesson preparation that includes appropriate accommodations for students on your caseload
  • Possibly develop modified curriculum that is aligned to grade-level standards
  • Deliver rigorous, standards-based lessons and assessments to small groups using key instructional strategies taught in whole-school PD and in coaching sessions
  • Track and analyze data to drive dramatic student achievement results
  • Integrate social emotional program and skills  into both formal and informal teaching moments with students
  • Plan and lead data-driven small group and individual tutoring sessions daily with students


Team Planning and Professional Growth

  • Participate actively in weekly student support meetings and identified content level planning meetings
  • Partner closely with individual subject area teachers and co-advisor pairs to ensure effective implementation of accommodations for students on your caseload through strategic co-teaching
  • Participate actively in professional development and incorporate lessons learned there into daily teaching practice
  • Participate in weekly or bi-weekly coaching meetings, incorporating feedback into daily teaching and planning practices


Living Our Values and Our Mission

  • Model the school’s core values and standards for professional behavior
  • Cultivate positive relationships with colleagues, students, parents and families
  • Demonstrate a growth mindset for yourself and your scholars



  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Possess or be eligible for a MA teaching license in middle school special education, including SEI endorsement
  • Current authorization to work in the United States – a candidate must have such authorization by his or her first day of employment
  • Teaching experience with a proven track record of producing dramatic achievement gains is ideal
  • Unwavering belief that all students can achieve at high levels and strong commitment to do whatever it takes for all our students to be college-ready
  • Belief in a structured school environment that promotes a positive culture of achievement
  • Entrepreneurial spirit which embraces the opportunity for creativity, flexibility, and teamwork inherent in a high-performing, fast-paced organization!


To Apply:

Candidates wishing to apply for the position should apply online at www.veritasprepcharterschool.org/careers.

Veritas Prep Charter School is an equal opportunity employers and does not discriminate against employees or qualified job applicants on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran or military status, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, or any other status or condition protected by applicable law.  This policy extends to, but is not limited to, recruitment, selection, compensation, benefits, promotion, training, and termination.

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Job Category : Special Education > General Special Education
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Veritas Preparatory Charter School is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Contact Information

    • Matthew Kuzmeskas , Director of Academic Achievement
    • 370 Pine Street
    • Springfield, Massachusetts 01105

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