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Special Education Teacher

Academics West
Date Posted: 11/04/2021
Salary / Wage: .
Location: New York, New York
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Academics West is searching forSpecial Education Teachers for our Lower Schoolwho will be responsible for direct instruction that is designed to address goals and objectives specified in the students' Individual Education Plans (IEPs) and/or follow the NYS general education guidelines. The ideal candidate is bright, energetic and motivated to help children with learning and emotional challenges. The applicant will be committed to learning and infusing our Clinically Informed Academics model.


  • Prepare and implement appropriate lesson plans and meet objectives.
  • Welcome potential new students and engage them as they complete trial days
  • Collaborate with Admissions Department with new onboarding students
  • Write weekly progress reports on each student
  • Responsible for classroom management oversight
  • Frequently consult with clinicians about student’s therapeutic needs
  • Review student’s neuropsychological report, LSP and SAP (I.e., CIA profile) to utilize the data to inform student instruction
  • Attend IEP meetings and submit supporting documentation as needed
  • Required to attend all student and staff meetings
  • Required to attend all Professional Development Days
  • Assess student progress as requested by Academic Dean
  • Complete APC sheets and mark students after every period for the following:
  • Manage Focus Teacher/ Teaching Assistant to ensure they fulfill their daily obligations


  • Bachelor's degree or Master’s Degree in Special Education or related field
  • 3 + years experience teaching students with special educations needs
  • New York State Certification in Special Education Certification
  • Behavior management training needed (i.e., CPI training or other methods)

Application Instructions:

If you are interested in any of the positions listed above, please email Shauna Frederick at, please include either you resume to be shared with the employer or your permission to share the resume we have on file in the Network.


  • a cover letter of interest stating how you learned of the position opening,
  •  a current resume or CV, and
  • three references

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