Who You Are:

  • An educator with an unwavering commitment to the Freedom Prep mission of college success and authentic civic engagement for our scholars. 
  • An organized manager with strong time management and follow-up skills and a demonstrated ability to take initiative and handle multiple projects concurrently.
  • A self-reflective and self-aware teammate who is dedicated to aligning their work with  Freedom Prep's commitment to antiracism and who is eager to use these skills to contribute to a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • An excellent communicator, with demonstrated ability to speak and write clearly and persuasively to a variety of stakeholders.
  • A strategic problem-solver, who thinks critically and plans accordingly.
  • A strong and dedicated advocate for scholars with special needs.
  • A proficient user of Microsoft Office and/or Google applications.
  • A graduate of a Bachelor’s degree program with the following NJ-state certifications: Special Education certification & Supervisor certification (required). Master’s degree is preferred.
  • An educator with instruction and administration experience strongly preferred.

What You’ll Do: 

  • Provide oversight of the full Special Education regional team at Freedom Prep, including the Manager of Special Education who is in charge of compliance and documentation, the ELL & Bilingual Senior Program Manager, the Learning Disability Teacher Consultant, the School Psychologist, and the Speech and Language Pathologist along with related-service contracts.
  • Supervise the full Special Education regional team in all matters related to their work and the success of our specialized populations, including but not limited to: compliance with state regulations, coordination of transportation and alternate placements for scholars, achievement of all scholar mandates, creation of high quality IEPs, involvement of families and scholars in the IEP process, maintenance of organization systems, insurance of timely funding through SEMI and other appropriate sources, and facilitation of internal and external audits.
  • Create an inclusive work environment and school community by engaging in training, reflection, and dialogue around issues of race, identity, diversity, equity, and inclusion for our staff and scholars.
  • Supports and provides guidance to all school personnel on best practices for special education and English Language Learner (ELL) scholars. This includes, but is not limited to, interventions, scheduling, behavior support, data analysis, ESY, documentation and IEPs.
  • Consistently revisit special education practices at Freedom Prep, innovate according to best practices, and ensure scholars receive exemplary services to grow within the least restrictive environment.
  • Stay aware of current academic services in place for special education and ELL scholars, including interventions, tutoring, frequently used in-class accommodations, modifications and modified schedules.
  • Oversee professional development and provide support for all teachers and staff working with specialized populations.
  • Coach all school-based special education teachers and special education team members.
  • Work with internal parties to organize professional development workshops for Special Education/Academic Collaboration teachers.
  • Ensure teachers and principals are utilizing best practices and implementing effective and appropriate curricula, in tandem with the network Senior Director of the  Academic Collaboration Team and Executive Director.
  • Review data to ensure that students receive targeted instruction or intervention and are closely monitored over time to determine if students need additional supports and interventions or can be exited from special education programming.
  • Maintain external partnerships with varying agencies on behalf of Freedom Prep’s most at-risk population of scholars.

Compensation

Democracy Prep staff members are provided with a competitive salary, full benefits, and a working environment that includes all the necessary technology and resources to succeed.

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Democracy Prep is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, or ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, familial status, domestic violence victim status, or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances. Our mission is to educate responsible citizen-scholars who will change the world. We strongly believe that by building a DREAM team that represents numerous perspectives, backgrounds, and expertises, we can achieve this goal together. This is a value we highly support and strongly encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply.

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