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Special Education Teacher

  • Date Posted
    • 4.13.18
  • Organization
    • Partner Schools
  • Region
    • New England
  • Role
    • Teacher
  • Commitment
    • Full-Time
  • Location
    • Dorchester, MA,

Special Education Teacher
Reg Full Time

Dorchester, MA, US

Job Title: Special Education Teacher 

Supervisor: Special Education Team Lead

Start Date/Hours: August 13 - August 11; 8:45am-5:15pm Monday through Friday

Description: The Special Education Teacher is responsible for providing Special Education services and accommodations to our elementary school students, including inclusion and small group support.  This position is best suited for an individual with a deep understanding of Special Education practices and procedures. Candidates must have the ability to inspire students as a positive adult role model while maintaining an orderly and safe classroom environment.  Candidates must hold appropriate MA Licensure in Special Education- Moderate Disabilities for grade level applying.


  • Rigor and High Quality: As a small, college preparatory school, we have high intellectual and character expectations for our students and our staff. We believe in the American Youth Foundation’s motto, “My own self, at my very best, all the time.” As an EL Education Credentialed School our demanding academic curriculum is based on EL’s design principles; students engage in experiential learning across disciplines. Exemplifying this approach, Humanities Department Chair Sydney Chaffee was named 2017 Massachusetts Teacher of the Year. 
  • Social Justice and Serving our Community: We value learning through meaningful experiences that affect our daily lives. We look to be active members in our community and expect the same from our students. Walk Boston awarded former Science Teacher Maggie Sachs Mahmood the Golden Shoe Award for using the study of velocity and physics to improve pedestrian safety in Codman Square. The Community Service-Learning Advisory Council awarded the Service Learning Teacher Award to Equity Coordinator Lisa Graustein.
  • Integrated Health and Education: CACPS is co-located with our founding partner, the Codman Square Health Center. Together we’ve formed Codman2 , an innovative partnership that aims at improving the physical, mental, and socio-emotional health of our community. Our partnership earned the first Mayoral Prize in Innovation in Health Care. CACPS also earned the Gold-Level Massachusetts School Wellness Award, which noted a high level of student involvement in the wellness program, coordination with the Codman Square Health Center, and exemplary whole school approach to fostering wellness

We are looking for educators who have... 

  • a passion for Codman’s mission and EL Education philosophy, which focuses on experiential learning and social justice 
  • successful teaching experience in an urban public school 
  • experience leading students to significant academic gains 
  • an abiding sense of urgency 
  • extensive content knowledge 
  • experience working with special needs students 
  • classroom management expertise 
  • a love for collaborative curriculum development 
  • the desire to grow as an educator and the willingness to participate in meaningful and challenging professional development 
  • a minimum of 3 years teaching experience 
  • a Bachelor’s degree