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Founding Special Education Teacher (Immediate)

2022-2023 School Year

2023 -24 Elementary Special Education  Teacher 

Location: Jacksonville, FL, USA

Department: Teacher (Full-time)

Grade Level: Elementary

Subject: Elementary

Start Date: 23-24 academic school year

Becoming Collegiate Academy is an elementary school on a mission to prepare students for success in college and life.  We don't just teach. Through the exposure of HBCU culture we inspire the next generation of leaders to use their unique talents and gifts to make the world a better place for all.

BCA will grow to serve grades Kindergarten-2nd grade during the 2023-2024 school year. The school will continue to grow each year until it is a K-5 elementary school.

Our village is growing, and we are looking for passionate and dedicated individuals who will inspire and motivate the next generation of leaders.

  • Mission-aligned: sharing a common vision and commitment to the goals and values of the organization or community.
  • Growth mindset: being open to learning and willing to take on challenges.
  • Continuous learner: being committed to learning and improving, even outside of traditional education.
  • Teamwork and collaboration: working well with others and being able to contribute to a team.
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving: being able to analyze situations, identify problems, and come up with solutions.

We offer: 

  • We offer a family-like, positive, and fun work environment, along with coaching to support teachers' development and student progress.
  • We provide a rigorous curriculum in ELA, Math, and Science, including prepared unit plans and assessments for all subjects.
  • We offer frequent professional development opportunities and a prep period each day.
  • You'll receive a recent laptop model and a starting salary of $50,000. Salaries increase incrementally based on experience.
  • We also offer free medical insurance and competitive rates for dental, vision, short-term disability, and life insurance, as well as contributions to a 401k plan.

THE ROLE: 

As a Special Education Teacher at Becoming Collegiate Academy, your main responsibility will be to help students with special education needs reach their full potential through personalized learning activities and experiences. Your role will be crucial in providing an inclusive and supportive environment where every student feels valued and encouraged to grow academically and personally.

Qualifications: 

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

Expectations:  Our expectations for special education teachers include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • 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

Statement of Non-Discrimination:

BCA is committed to a policy of equal treatment for all individuals applying for employment. BCA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, handicap, age, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin.

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