Education Specialist
Gompers Preparatory Academy - San Diego, CA

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Looking for a dynamic, Education Specialist to be a part of a collaborative team that works tirelessly in the remediation and acceleration of of students in middle and high school. Must have the ability to teach both general education and special education students through the co-teach model, plan and collaborate closely general education counterparts, teach basic reading in a Learning Center, as well as write and implement legally defendable behavior plans and IEP's. Strong classroom management and the ability to differentiate instruction is a must.

Essential Functions:
• Strong commitment to do whatever it takes for all our students to be college ready and live with the mentality that, “Failure is not an option”
• Plan, prepare and deliver appropriate lessons using a variety of creative and innovative methods to keep students engaged and ensure a deep understanding of the content
• Convey higher level thinking strategies and problem solving techniques appropriate for challenging and building skills in students
• Create and maintain a positive classroom environment that promotes good citizenship and commitment to REACH values
• Communicate necessary information regularly to students, colleagues and parents regarding student progress and student needs
• Build strong relationships with parents by communicating frequently to inform them of student academic and personal growth
• Support and encourage students on an individual basis through academic or personal difficulties
• Give appropriate, persistent and encouraging feedback
• Work enthusiastically and collaboratively with colleagues in vertical and horizontal planning in order to meet students‘ individual needs
• Identify special needs of students and seek additional support as needed.
• Commitment to professional development outside of the classroom and enthusiastically seeking regular in class observation and feedback from peers and Executive Leadership Team for continued growth Education and Experience

• This position requires a valid California Education Specialist Instruction Credential
• Passed CSET, CBEST and CLAD exams.
• Valid TB test, CPR and First Aid Certification
• Applicants MUST attach a cover letter/letter of intro, a resume and 3 letters of reference including a letter from your previous supervisor and school principal to be considered for this position

Tired of the same boring traditional methods of teaching? Is singing and dancing a part of your daily routine? Do you yearn for creative freedom? Want the opportunity to use those skills as a way to motivate and encourage students to learn? We are looking for creative individuals who will find new and innovative ways to bring content to life! This isn’t just an option, it’s a way of life at Gompers Preparatory Academy. If you are ready for the challenge, please apply. We want you!

We believe the adults who work with our students at GPA must be committed to the work, must connect to students, must be coachable, must be collaborative, must have strong character, and must demonstrate mastery of the content area. Working with students is a privilege and becoming part of the GPA family is an opportunity to truly “make a difference for children and our society.”

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