Lee Montessori PCS Brookland - Elementary Special Education Teacher
About Lee Montessori Public Charter Schools
Lee Montessori is a public charter school founded in Northeast Washington, DC in 2014. Lee Montessori Public Charter Schools serve children ages 3-12 in primary and elementary Montessori classrooms; our founding Brookland campus serves students PK3-6th grade, our Anacostia campus serving PK3 and PK4 students. Our mission is to foster a lifetime love of learning and cultivate independence among DC schoolchildren. Our school uses the student-centered Montessori Method, an evidence-based approach to closing the opportunity gap. Lee Montessori creates a peaceful, multi-age learning environment for public preschool and elementary-aged children that fosters the physical, social, emotional, and academic growth and development of students and produces life-long learners. The school’s social and academic culture follows the rigorous standards for excellence as set forth by the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI).We provide a high-quality, high-fidelity Montessori experience for a racially and socioeconomically diverse community with the goal of empowering each child we serve to transform society.
Lee Montessori Brookland Elementary Special Education Teacher
Under the direction of the Head of School and the Special Education Coordinator, the Elementary Special Education Teacher will provide an integrated plan for developing the capacities of their students in grades 1st-6th. The Special Education Teacher will be responsible for presenting Montessori lessons to students, delivering academic interventions, participating in parent education and conferences, record-keeping, and assessments. The Special Education teacher will also be responsible for communicating with the general education teachers for push-in/pull-out services.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
Curriculum, Collaboration, and Classroom Management
Implement engaging instruction, using the Montessori Method, based on the IEP goals and objectives of each student.
Regularly observe students and take data to plan, arrange small groups, set-up the classroom, interest areas, and assessments.
Create lesson plans for IEP students with pull-out hours of service that focus on IEP goals.
Collaborate with the general education teachers and the Special Education Coordinator for push in and pull out services.
Develop and implement IEPs that meet students needs and support their growth; evaluate progress and efficacy of IEPs regularly.
Ensure IEPs are developmentally appropriate, curriculum/standards -based, and relevant to individual students.
Develop Montessori materials and use supplemental curricula as needed for targeted instruction.
Parent Education, Meetings, and Conferences
Promote family involvement through meaningful and consistent communication.
Communicate and work closely with students’ families, especially regarding progress against IEP goals.
Assisting in the development of and participates in school functions, including but not limited to open houses, orientation meetings, parent education, and school-wide activities.
Preparing documents and reports necessary to facilitate parent teacher conferences, IEP meetings, or other meetings requested by parents or school administration.
Confer with the Head of School and the Dean of Culture over disciplinary and behavioral issues with students.
Schedule parent conferences as needed.
Record Keeping, Data, and Assessments
Maintain student records, reports, evaluations, inventories, and tests.
Complete all progress monitoring and benchmark assessments on time as scheduled by administration.
Participate in all assessment-related training.
Prepare student progress reports and assessment reports as required by administration.
Have a firm commitment to upholding the school’s mission and anti-bias/anti-racist pedagogy.
Meet state educational requirements, preferably a valid state-issued teaching license for Cross-Categorical Special Education in elementary education or meet eligibility, including undergraduate studies in Special Education and passing scores on Praxis I & II.
Have experience working with students with ASD using Applied Behavior Analysis therapy practices
Have at least 3 years classroom experience, preferably in a public or urban setting.
Demonstrate a willingness to integrate data and assessment with traditional Montessori curriculum in order to close the achievement gap for our students.
Have a firm commitment to upholding the school’s mission.
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