Special Education Co - Teacher/IEP Case Manager at the Young Adult Learning Center (YALC) SY 24 -25
Washington, DC, DC Teachers
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The Organization

Maya empowers opportunity and justice-involved youth to transform the trajectory of their lives. We do this by engaging each of our scholars in a restorative, relevant school experience that prioritizes personalized academic support, well-being, and preparation for the post-Maya pathway of their choice. With an education in our network of schools, our scholars will do more than succeed – they will thrive!

If you are interested in learning more about Maya Angelou Schools and See Forever Foundation, please visit our website at www.seeforever.org.

The Touchstone

At the Maya Angelou Schools, the key to our success is rooted in building trusting, respectful, and nurturing relationships with each other. We strive to create safe spaces for all to be able to reach their limitless potential. We are at our best when we work together to ensure the unique needs of our community are met. We empower each other to grow successfully so we can see forever! This is how we live the Maya Way, even when no one is watching.

Position Overview:

The Special Education Co-Teacher/IEP Case Manager will collaborate with content teachers to serve special education students. Students who are not identified as special education students may require academic remediation and need creative and careful instruction to accelerate their learning.



Specific responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Plan backward to align all lessons, activities, and assessments
  • Design assessments that accurately assess student progress and/or incorporate digital assessments
  • Identify and address individual student's social, emotional, and behavioral learning needs and barriers
  • Collaborate with other teachers, tutors, and lab monitor(s) to analyze data, group students, teach, and assign interventions
  • Assessing learning styles, modalities, and interests of students and implementing differentiated instruction to meet individual student's needs
  • Work with general education teacher(s) to determine accommodations and modifications needed to meet the needs of students with disabilities in the general education classroom
  • Deliver student instruction in modalities instituted by the school and assigned program (may include but are not limited to):
  1. Individual or Group Direct Synchronous Instruction
  2. Learning Support
  3. Life Skills Support
  4. Itinerant Support
  5. Resource Room Support
  6. Telephone conferencing and instruction,
  7. Parent Learning Opportunities
  • Sponsor/Co-sponsor a student club/organization
  • Other duties as assigned

Case Management

  • Communicate with families regularly regarding grades, progress, and behavior
  • Notify all staff who have contact with the student regarding their individual responsibilities
  • Collect, analyze, and report data in a meaningful way
  • Complete all sections of IEP Progress section and Eligibility Determination sections in SEDS
  • Take copious notes in IEP, Eligibility, and MDT meetings to be faxed or uploaded into SEDS
  • Hold weekly meetings with students regarding academic and behavioral progress
  • Develop and Implement IEPs with measurable goals using Progress Monitoring
  • Completes all special education paperwork accurately, according to regulations, and on time


  • Bachelor’s degree in special education or a related degree with a heavy focus on literacy, basic computation, or quantitative skills (required)
  • Must have or be eligible for certification by OSSE in the appropriate content area within one (1) year of employment (required)
  • Teaching experience with opportunity youth at the secondary level
  • Familiarity with research-based instructional methods and curriculum development
  • Knowledge of student-centered instruction, performance-based assessments, and youth development principles

Salary and Benefits

Our salaries are comparable to those of other public schools in the District of Columbia area. In addition, we offer a robust benefits plan, including health care coverage, HSA/FSA and dependent care accounts, voluntary dental, vision, short-term and long-term disability options, commuter benefits, a 401k retirement savings plan, student loan refinancing options, and the opportunity to positively impact students with a broad range of experiences and backgrounds.

We are an equal-opportunity employer. We believe a diverse staff is a better, more effective staff.