Boston Preparatory Charter School, High School Special Education Teacher (2018-2019) (Boston, MA)
Date published: 18-Jan-2018
Boston Preparatory Charter Public School (Boston Prep) is a free, public school, offering a rigorous curriculum to 464 students and 224 alumni, the majority coming from Dorchester, Roxbury, Mattapan, and Hyde Park. Boston Prep has recently moved into a state of the art facility and we are continuing to expand our space, as we grow from 464 to 700 students over the next five years. We operate as an integrated middle school, high school, and alumni support model. At the root of our programming is a belief that all students can succeed in a four-year college.
Mission: Boston Prep prepares students to succeed in a four-year college and embody, in thought and action, lifelong ethical growth. We foster an environment structured around scholarship and personal growth that cultivates students' virtues of courage, compassion, integrity, perseverance, and respect.
To achieve our ambitious goals, our approach includes six essentials that we believe leads to our success: we have an exceptional adult team, we hold high expectation for students, we foster ethical growth, we have an invested, passionate student culture, we offer a range of supports, and we ensure college persistence through a number of alumni supports. Currently, 83% of our graduates are persisting in college, 100% of our students have been accepted to four-year colleges, and 98% of our alumni have matriculated to college the semester after graduating from Boston Prep.
We believe that exceptional student gains are the direct result of excellent teaching and programming and acknowledge the importance of students’ college readiness skills in achieving our mission. We are a mission-driven adult team committed to refining and improving our practice such that our students can chart the life course they aspire to. We hope you will consider applying.
About the Position:
Student Support, Instruction, and Student Assessment
- Drawing upon a thorough knowledge of each eligible student’s IEP, including nature of the disability, ways the disability affects progress, and the delivery of accommodations and modifications to support progress in the classroom and to provide teachers with effective teaching strategies
- Co-teaching and collaborating with general education teachers
- Participating in Team meetings and writing IEPs for eligible students
- Supporting progress in the regular classroom through team teaching and observation of classrooms
- Participating as a member of the Instructional Support Team, meeting once a month to plan support strategies for struggling students
- Meeting with general education teachers and the Director of Special Education regarding implementation of accommodations in regular education classrooms
- Continually gathering and using data to inform instruction
- Committing to the philosophy that all students, regardless of disability should be given the opportunity to succeed at the same level as their peers and should be fully expected to do so
Building of School Culture
- Embodying our belief that “effort determines success” at all times
- Frequently communicating the school’s mission to children and families
- Adhering to school academic and disciplinary protocols
- Mentoring 8-15 students, through advisory meetings and parent phone calls
- Communicating weekly with students, families, and school administrators around academic and behavioral concerns
- Maintaining regular contact with parents of students on the caseload, including writing progress reports at each quarter for relevant students
- Attending occasional after-school events
Maintenance of Organizational Culture
- Actively engaging in one’s learning; seeking and acting on feedback regularly
- Actively pursuing professional development, inside and outside of the school
- Collaborating with other teachers and administrators to advance the school’s mission
Additional Qualifications Preferred:
- Massachusetts Certification as a teacher of Special Education or equivalent certification.
- Prior experience facilitating the high achievement of students with disabilities in an inclusion environment.
Applicants must possess the drive, experience, and entrepreneurial spirit to craft an outstanding urban public school. Boston Prep is committed to a diverse workplace.
For more information, please visit our website at www.bostonprep.org.
Boston Prep is committed to ensuring that all of its programs and facilities are accessible to all members of the public. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex or sexual orientation.