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Job Opening: Special Education teacher positions at Summit Public Schools

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  • acmgrimshaw
    To become a teacher at Summit Public Schools is to join a pioneering organization that is innovative, fast-moving and highly successful with students. Teaching
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 25, 2013
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      To become a teacher at Summit Public Schools is to join a pioneering organization that is innovative, fast-moving and highly successful with students. Teaching at Summit Public Schools is not just about subject matter and curriculum, although these are critically important, but also about developing new methods of delivery and radical learning experiences. Each day, in activities across the learning spectrum, SPS teachers support students who will reach deep and substantial understandings in a highly differentiated and personalized environment.

      Faculty at Summit Public Schools have more varied experiences than faculty at many schools do. While they have areas of specialization, all members of the faculty are responsible for developing a community of learners. This means that faculty members do a great deal more than running a single classroom. It means faculty teach with each other, teach alone and coach students individually. And it means that they build learning experiences, with technological and academic support from experts within Summit Public Schools.

      We are currently looking for Special Education teachers and Resource Specialists to work in our Daly City area, Redwood City, and San Jose schools. All of our Special Education staff are responsible for acting as full faculty members, across all school systems (such as grade level teams and weekly faculty meetings) by inputting advice, student status updates and personal opinions and ideas.

      In addition, the resource specialist will have sole responsibility for, and be expected to :

      • Administer academic diagnostic tests.
      • Participate as a member of a team to identify the needs and specific goals and objectives of each child’s individual education plan
      • Instruct students with individualized special needs for the purpose of developing appropriate academic and interpersonal skills
      • Consult and articulate with faculty and parents via meetings, phone and e-mail regarding the needs and progress of students
      • Create and maintain notifications, records, files and reports as required by federal, state and SELPA regulations.
      • Maintain knowledge of current regulations pertaining to special education


      Applicants must possess at least a Bachelor's Degree and a teaching credential in the subject for which they are applying. (A Master's Degree in Education is preferred but not required.)
      The successful candidate will demonstrate:
      Teaching experience in their field
      A California Teaching Credential (or a commitment to obtain one)
      Ability to work successfully with heterogeneous groups of students
      Ability to work closely with an ethnically & economically diverse student body
      Ability to work independently as a self-starter in a dynamic organization
      Ability to excel as a member of a team

      Most importantly, applicants must possess flexibility, curiosity, perseverance, a sense of humor and a burning passion to see students succeed.


      How to Apply: Our formal hiring process begins with our on-line application system. Please go to www.summitps.org and click on the 'Join our Team' tab on the top tool bar, in order to apply.
      You will be asked to fill out a very brief form, then post a covering letter (recommended length 1 page) and a resume (recommended length 2 pages).
      If you would like any information before then or are contemplating a visit to our schools before you apply, we would be very happy to speak with you. Please email us at dgrimshaw@... .
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