Brooke Charter Schools is a network of five public charter schools, serving grades K-12 in Mattapan, Roslindale, and East Boston. At Brooke, we coach and invest in our teachers so that they can help our students achieve at the highest levels and graduate from college. We believe academic achievement empowers our students to live choice-filled lives and enhances their ability to contribute to creating a just world. In a culture of achievement, educators support students in recognizing and building on their identities as sources of strength even as they work to grow and achieve in new ways.
What is the High School Special Education Teacher Role?
As a High School Special Education Teacher (referred to as a Student Support Coordinator at Brooke), you are part of a team that sets the tone for student growth and learning.
You build strong relationships with students in order to push them to be their best selves both academically and personally. You collaborate with colleagues in order to meet the needs of every student by ensuring accommodations are met and developing intervention plans. To that end, you will take part in regular data meetings, engage in approximately 20 administrative observations and 15 peer observations per year, and participate in nearly 300 hours of professional development over the course of the school year.
Hours for this role are 7:45 am - 4 pm daily. You are a critical member of our instructional team, teaching daily support classes in math, science, life skills, and/or literacy. You also oversee the drafting, implementation, and maintenance of IEPs and 504 plans, co-lead child study team meetings, and coordinate standardized test accommodations special education screenings, and related services.
Is This You?
You’ve earned a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Special Education or hold a Special Education teaching license and have a working knowledge of federal and state Special Education laws.
You are committed to uprooting racism through academics, equipping our students with tools to advocate for a diverse, equitable, and inclusive future. Read more about how we are working on this at Brooke here.
After at least 2 years as a lead teacher, you know the importance of building a joyful classroom culture where students are held to high behavioral and academic expectations. See what this looks like in action at Brooke here.
You are professional, warm, and collaborative with students, families, and colleagues.
You are able to start on July 19, 2021.
Salaries are based on years of teaching experience. Those who join our team with a license or degree in special education and 2 years of previous teaching experience (our minimum requirement) earn salaries of approximately $59k.
The community and students we serve are diverse, and we are committed to reflecting that diversity in our staff. We strive to have the most diverse applicant pool possible; to that end, we encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply for any position at Brooke Charter Schools. By fostering a diverse and inclusive environment, we provide the best educational experience to prepare our students for a future reflective of the world we live in.
Be sure to submit your application in time for our next priority deadline on June 4th.