Special Education Teacher

Website Compass Community Schools

Special Education Classroom Teacher- 2024-25 School Year

Special Education Teacher Pay & Perks:

Intentionally small school settings – K-8 sites have only about 225 students in total, and one classroom per grade level; Midtown high school has less than 400 students in total.
Collaborative professional development (PLCs) supported by a network level Director of Special Education, as well as network-level content leads
Robust medical, dental, and vision plan with significant employer contributions to premiums
100% employer-funded short-term disability, life, and accidental death insurance
Contributions in the Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System (AAA-rated pension plan)
Salary ranges from $49,000 to $56,500
Sign-on bonuses available

Special Education Teacher Qualifications:

REQUIRED: Bachelor’s degree
REQUIRED: valid Tennessee teaching license (generally, with endorsement #144, #145 or #461)
ENCOURAGED: Bilingual candidates encouraged to apply
Affinity with, and passion for, the compelling vision of Compass Community Schools
Strong content knowledge in all content areas
Driving commitment to advance student learning
Ability to lead students toward a joyful and productive learning environment
Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
Excellent interpersonal skills, with ability to build productive relationships with students and colleagues
Desire to work hard in a balanced, extended school calendar
Utmost personal and professional integrity

Special Education Teacher Primary Responsibilities:

Imparting a love of learning in our students who need the most support
Oversee progress monitoring to ensure that special education student needs are being met.
Implement special education policies and operating procedures with utmost compliance and integrity.
Ensure student records are carefully maintained and that all timelines are adhered to regarding student evaluations.
Lead due process hearings and IEP meetings.
Support and contribute to a school-wide focus on three pillars: academic excellence, values based character education, and service learning in the community.
Claim ownership of the privilege and responsibility to ensure high levels of student learning.
Establish a supportive, joyful, and hopeful classroom culture that has high expectations for students’ individual and collective success.
Instruct students with purpose, clarity, and urgency.
Monitor student progress to ensure that student needs are being met.
Communicate regularly with families as partners in the education of their children.
Welcome opportunities to develop professionally.

About Us:

In July 2019, Compass Community Schools opened six high-quality charter schools (five elementary and one high) in the Memphis community. Our vision is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s ideal of education: “Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.” This true education – provided within a supportive, joyful, and hopeful school culture – will prepare our students to be positive agents of change in our communities.

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