Special Education Teacher 7-12
Prospect Hill Academy Charter School - Cambridge, MA

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Prospect Hill Academy Charter School is a highly successful, urban K-12 public school with the mission of preparing each student for success in college, fostering responsible citizenship, and inspiring a lifelong love of learning.

At Prospect Hill Academy, the prevailing belief is that with hard work, effective effort, perseverance through adversity, committed teachers, and invested parents, all students are capable of academic, intellectual, social, and moral excellence. Fueling this conviction are seven core values that guide the daily life and culture of the school--(1) High Expectations for All; (2) Collaboration; (3) Balanced Approach; (4) Data-Driven Decision Making; (5) Equity; (6) Accountability; and (7) Personalization.

We are now accepting applications for a Special Education Teacher opening (7-12)

Primary responsibilities:
• Provide high quality instruction to students with a variety of mild to moderate learning disabilities.
• Administer, interpret and report on standardized evaluations and informal assessments.
• Utilize assessment data to monitor student progress, develop Individual Educations Programs (IEPs) and inform instruction.
• Attend and participate in IEP Team Meetings (annual, initial, 3 year re-evaluation, interim).
• Collaborate with general education colleagues and members of the multi-disciplinary team to monitor IEP implementation and service delivery.
• Facilitate an inclusive model of special education within the PHA community (provide resources, model best practices, disseminate strategies, etc.).
• Adapt curriculum and materials in accordance with the principles of Universal Design.
• Utilize instructional and assistive technology for students, as needed.
• Provide explicit instruction in meta-cognitive and executive functioning skills (time management, organization, self advocacy, etc.).
• Participate in professional development that is specific to the mission of PHA and responsive to the needs of our student population.
• Maintain ongoing communication with parents and colleagues.
• Adhere strictly to timelines for the completion and submission of all required paperwork.
• Supervise special education assistant teachers (as needed).
Additional Responsibilities:
• Fulfill non-instructional duties as assigned by the building director (morning supervision, advisory, bus duty, etc.).
• Maintain a high degree of professionalism at all times (attendance, punctuality, dress, written and oral communication, etc.).
• Perform other duties assigned by the Director of Student Services and/or the building Principal.
Applicants for this position are respectfully asked to wait to be contacted by PHA personnel rather than contacting the school via email or telephone.
Please note that this position will remain posted on SchoolSpring until it is filled; interested candidates are encouraged to apply. Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1

Welcome to Prospect Hill Academy: Student Services!

Prospect Hill Academy Charter School is a highly successful, urban K-12 public school with the mission of preparing each student for success in college, fostering responsible citizenship, and inspiring a lifelong love of learning.

At Prospect Hill Academy, the prevailing belief is that with hard work, effective effort, perseverance through adversity, committed teachers, and invested parents, all students are capable of academic, intellectual, social, and moral excellence. Fueling this conviction are eight core values that guide the daily life and culture of the school--(1) High Expectations; (2) Equity; (3) Personalization; (4) Cultural Proficiency; (5) Collaboration; (6) Balance; (7) Inquiry; and (8) Accountability.

The ideal PHA teacher will possess the following attributes:

P…positive
R…resilient
O…open-minded
S…student-centered
P…professional
E…engaging
C…collaborative, culturally competent, caring
T…track record of High Performance

Prospect Hill Academy Charter School is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws.

Job Requirements

Educational or other qualifications required:
• Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s Degree preferred
• Current Massachusetts licensure in Special Education (Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities, K-8 or 5-12)
• Passing score on all required MTEL exams
• Comprehensive understanding of state and federal regulations pertaining to Special Education
Specific skills and/or competence required:
• Flexibility, collaboration and a “growth mindset”
• Ability to multi-task and perform a range of instructional and administrative duties
• Strong written and oral communication skills
• Attention to detail
Prior experience working with these age levels, and in an urban school, highly desired.
  • At least 2 years of relevant experience preferred
  • Master degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required


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    1.
    Please describe how your educational philosophy aligns with PHA’s Mission: Prospect Hill Academy Charter School will prepare each student for success in college, inspire a lifelong love of learning, and foster responsible citizenship.
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    Email: jobs@prospecthillacademy.org

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