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Founding Special Education Teacher

2022-2023 School Year

Job Description: Founding Special Education Teacher

About: Becoming Collegiate Academy “Becoming” prepares all students in grades K-5 to be successful in college and life. Our vision is achieved through mirroring the  Historically Black College and University (HBCU) experience with a keen focus on: (1) fostering positive relationships, (2) leveraging culture and identity, and (3) upholding high expectations. Like HBCUs, we immerse students in a nurturing and intellectually stimulating environment that connects to the history of their community and inspires them to carry that relentless spirit forward. BCA’s charter was authorized by Duval County Public Schools on October 6, 2020. Becoming will open its doors to its inaugural class of over 200 kindergarten and first grade students in the Fall of 2022. 


Position Summary: As a Special Education Teacher at Becoming Collegiate Academy (“Becoming” or “BCA”), you will ensure special education students are provided with learning activities and experiences designed to help students fulfill their fullest potential. 


BCA is a great fit for the person who:

  • is excited to create a school that is inspired by the greatness of the HBCU model 
  • believes that all kids can and want to learn 
  • can take a vision and make it a reality when few see it
  • has a sense of humor and brings joy to teaching
  • has humility, urgency, and a growth mindset
  • believes in doing whatever it takes to meet the goal
  • can take, implement, and give constructive feedback  
  • can remain calm in the midst of pressure, especially in difficult conversations with stakeholders
  • has strong project and time management skills; ability to effectively backward plan, juggle multiple priorities with great attention to detail and deliver consistent and timely results.
  • has an unwavering commitment to BCA’s mission and willingness to go above and beyond 

Qualifications:

  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year educational institution, preferably from a Historically Black College and University
  • Experience: Experience in a classroom setting is strongly preferred
  • Licenses or Certifications: Relevant Florida Teaching Certification or Eligibility for Certification (ESE K-12)

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure compliance with federal, state, district, and school Special Education regulations and policies
  • Develop and manage the IEPs and ensure all requirements of the IEP are met
  • Oversee the development, revision, and execution of student IEPs and 504 Plans
  • Review and, where necessary, revise student IEPs to ensure all students have the necessary supports to be successful
  • Work cooperatively with classroom teachers to modify regular curricula as needed, answer questions, and provide strategies to assist special education students in the general education classroom
  • Use progress-monitoring tools to analyze student results for the purpose of modifying and adjusting strategies, programming, and IEPs
  • Adapt and differentiate general education teachers’ weekly lesson plans, and assessments as needed to meet individual student goals.
  • Establish and maintain open communication by conducting conferences with parents, students, teachers, and the leadership team
  • Participate in weekly manager check-ins, grade-level meetings, before and after-school duties, and school wide meetings and functions

 Compensation and Benefits: 

  • Our current compensation structure is very competitive and is commensurate with experience. 
  • We offer a comprehensive benefits plan, covering the majority of the employee premium for the base medical plan. Other benefits include dental and vision plans, disability, life insurance, parenting benefits, generous vacation time, referral bonuses, professional development, and a 403(b) plan. We also offer an inclusive environment where staff are encouraged to bring their whole selves to work every day.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: Becoming Collegiate Academy does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability, in admission or access to, or treatment of employment in its programs and activities. Any person having inquiries concerning the organization's compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI of Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), or Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), may contact BCA Human Resources at info@becomingschools.org.


Disclaimer: Nothing in this job description restricts school leadership’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. 


Submit questions to:  info@becomingschools.org

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