Special Education Teacher

Atlanta Classical Academy seeks a Special Education Teacher. Teachers are responsible for the education of their students. They are expected to demonstrate high moral character and have mastery of the subjects they teach. Teachers will work collaboratively to create a working and learning environment for all students that is safe, secure, and respectful. The Special Education Teacher would report to the Special Education Lead Teacher (SELT) as a member of the school’s Student Services team. This position starts July 2024. 

The responsibilities of this role include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Adhere to the school’s mission and the principles of classical education.
  • Plan, organize, and implement content-focused, differentiated lessons for students across multiple grade levels. 
  • Develop, implement, and update Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) under the direction of the SELT 
  • Collaborate with classroom/content teachers and support the SELT in matters pertaining to Special Education
  • Develop and maintain a climate and culture of joy, order, and wonder in the classroom, managing student misconduct promptly and appropriately
  • Engage professionally and charitably with students, parents, other faculty, and staff  
  • Model good judgment, prudence, virtue, self-discipline, and responsibility 
  • Engage in professional development to deepen understanding of subject content and classical pedagogy
  • Use appropriate technology in teaching and learning processes, record keeping, assessment, evaluation, and performance analysis

Qualified candidates will meet the following requirements:

  • A Bachelor's Degree in a related field from a fully accredited college is required.
  • Per state guidance, Special Education Teachers must possess the following qualifications: 
    • Valid Professional Standards Commission approved certificate in appropriate educational field at level T-4 or above
    • Valid Professional Standards Commission approved subject-specific endorsements 
  • Previous experience in classical education is preferred but not required.
  • Candidates should possess excellent written and oral communication skills.

Strong candidates will support the school’s Mission: to develop students in mind and character through a classical, content-rich curriculum that emphasizes the principles of virtuous living, traditional learning, and civic responsibility.  They will have enthusiasm for the Vision: to be a nationally regarded K-12 classical school and serve as a local and national incubator for growth and promotion of classical education. And they will embody the school’s organizational values. We value

  • the tenets of classical, liberal arts education;
  • community and partnership in the common pursuit of forming intelligent, virtuous citizens;
  • excellence in teaching and learning;
  • the virtues we aim to teach our students: courage, courtesy, honesty, humility, perseverance, self-government, and service.

Why Atlanta Classical Academy?

Full-time, benefits-eligible employees are offered the following:

  • Competitive medical, dental, and vision insurance options
  • Long-term and Short-term disability
  • Life insurance
  • Participation in the Teachers Retirement System of GA for eligible positions
  • Professional Development Opportunities
  • Priority enrollment for children in the school

About Atlanta Classical Academy:

Atlanta Classical Academy is an open-enrollment, public charter school open to students who reside within the Atlanta Public Schools district. The school opened in 2014 with grades K – 8, and has added a grade each year as students have advanced. It is now a K – 12 academy. The children of full-time employees have enrollment preference and would be offered a seat in the school. 

Atlanta Classical Academy is an equal-opportunity employer. Interested candidates should apply via the school’s career site. Candidates must attach a letter of introduction, a C.V. or resume, and three character references to their application. For staff positions, please also attach a 300-500 word answer to how your work will contribute to fulfilling the school’s mission. For faculty positions, please attach a 300-500 word “statement of educational philosophy.”

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