Abby Kelley Foster Charter High School

Abby Kelley Foster Charter Public School

Worcester, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 4126238
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted : March 24, 2023
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

Abby Kelley Foster Charter Public School seeks an experienced, collaborative, and energetic teacher to join the district for a position as a High School Special Education Teacher. Abby Kelley Foster Charter Public School (AKFCS) provides an education to 1426 students in grades kindergarten through twelve, comprised of an Elementary, Middle and High School. AKFCS values flexible educators who possess an optimistic, growth-oriented mindset regarding learning, for themselves, staff, and students. The District seeks to reflect the increasingly diverse world in which we live. We strive to provide our students with an exceptional education in a caring community of students, families, faculty, and staff that represents a variety of racial, ethnic, cultural, and religious backgrounds. Our goal is to ensure opportunities for all students regardless of gender, race, religion, color, ethnicity, sexual preference, gender identity, or economic background. In support of our objective, Abby Kelley Foster Charter Public School will:

- Continue to give special importance to the inclusion within our student body, our faculty, and our staff of persons from all groups within our society, including those who have experienced prejudice and disadvantage.
- Provide all members of the district with a range of appropriate opportunities to develop skills for living in a diverse community and integrate diversity initiatives throughout the AKFCS experience.
- Support the philosophy of our International Baccalaureate Program, which is aimed at developing inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.
- Empower all members of our community to share and celebrate their differences as well as their common experiences to foster a culturally responsive education.
- Support the mission of Abby Kelley Foster Charter Public School is to assist parents in their role as primary educators of their children by providing a classical liberal arts education grounded in the great works of Western Civilization and aimed at academic excellence, musical competence, and character formation.

Job Summary:

- The Special Education Teacher will serve as an integral part of the Special Education Team at Abby Kelley Foster Charter Public School, and as a resource to the school community.
- The Special Education Teacher will serve as liaison for a caseload of students with disabilities, and act as a resource to the students’ parents and school team relative to implementation and revision of the IEP.
- The Special Education Teacher will model professional behavior consistent with working in a multi-lingual, multi-cultural and economically diverse urban community.

- Model the mission and character virtues of the school.
- Provide individualized and small group instruction to special education students per the IEP.
- Develop, design, and implement specialized instruction in collaboration with a student’s educational team, maintain appropriate student documentation, and administer student screenings and assessments, maintaining strict adherence to all MA DESE regulations and district policies and procedures.
- Collaborate and communicate with the General Education Teacher and other Special Education staff to develop and align instruction to support learning/IEP goals, including a variety of co-teaching models and strategies.
- Oversee the instruction provided by Special Education Instructional Assistants.
- Collect and interpret data to document progress on IEP/learning goals.
- Develop and write annual, initial, and reevaluation IEP profiles, current performance levels, goals and objectives, and quarterly progress reports. Participate in IEP Initial, Reevaluation and Annual review Team meetings.
- Participate in the administration of all mandated state and district assessments.
- Maintain the highest standards of professional conduct in relation to information that is confidential in nature. Share information only when recipient’s right to access is clearly established and sharing of such information is in the best interest of the student, per MA DESE, Federal, and District guidelines.
- Build and maintain a safe, fair, and respectful learning environment that celebrates the diversity of the student population.
- Maintain/enhance teaching skills by attending, and, where appropriate, participating in the development of continuing education programs.
- Perform those duties of a non-instructional nature which are customary with the position as well as other tasks as may be assigned by the Building Principal, or Director of Special Education.

- BA or BS in Special Education or related field
- MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education certification
- Current authorization to work in the United States
- SEI Endorsement

Equipment Used:

Basic office equipment including computers, copy machines, calculators, telephones, facsimile machines, overhead projectors

Work Environment:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works inside. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate but can be noisy, depending upon the task at hand. Specific activities may generate dust and/or non toxic fumes.

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to talk and hear, write, use their hands and fingers, manipulate keys on a keyboard, walk, stand, travel from one area/building to another, stoop, reach, and kneel. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close and distance vision. Some light lifting and/or carrying may be required.


Full Time Exempt Salary Position in accordance with the established Teacher’s Salary Scale. AKFCS also provides a comprehensive benefits package which includes the following:

Life Insurance
403(b) with match
Stipend for professional/personal development
Dash Pass
YMCA Discounts
Massachusetts Teachers Retirement System
Comprehensive Private leave program including Long term disability
Sick time with sick bank
Personal days
Health Reimbursement Arrangement & flexible spending account

Abby Kelley Foster Public Charter School is an affirmative action employer, ensuring that its programs and facilities are accessible to the public. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, gender, religion, disability, gender identity, sex, pregnancy or pregnancy-related medical conditions, national origin, homelessness, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other status or class protected by state or federal law.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Special Education > General Special Education
  • Location Description

    Abby Kelley Foster Charter Public School provides an education to 1426 students in grades kindergarten through twelve with a mission to assist parents in their role as primary educators of their children by providing a classical liberal arts education grounded in the great works of Western Civilization and aimed at academic excellence, musical competence, and character formation.

    We believe that our curriculum ensures that academic, artistic, and character-building experiences reflect our commitment to our mission. The school also offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme to its students during their Junior and Senior years. Learn more about us...

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    Equal Opportunity Employer

    Abby Kelley Foster Charter Public 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.

    Job Requirements

    • At least 1 year of relevant experience preferred
    • Bachelor degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Contact Information

    • Rob Kerr , HS Principal
    • 6 New Bond Street
    • Worcester, Massachusetts 01606
    • Phone: (508) 854-8400
    • Fax: (508) 854-8484
    • Email: click here

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