Education Specialist (Special Education Teacher) (Immediate Opening) SY 2019-20

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Education - Excluding Post Secondary

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Leadership Public Schools is seeking applicants interested for an Education Specialist (Special Education Teacher) at our Oakland campus to start immediately. About Our Organization: Leadership Public Schools (LPS) is a network of urban charter high schools whose mission is to create educational equity. We empower students for college, career, and community leadership and share our practices on a national scale. LPS has been recognized for closing the achievement gap and fostering a culture of innovation. LPS values the role teachers play in supporting student achievement and personal development. Our teachers value collaboration, celebrate diversity in perspective and background, take risks, and show flexibility to continuously improve instruction and student learning. We are seeking a Teacher who believes: + all students can learn at high levels + all students deserve an education that prepares them for college, career, and community leadership + schools play a vital role in promoting social justice and disrupting patterns of inequity We are seeking a Teacher who has demonstrated: + a commitment to working with the communities we serve + an expertise and an enthusiasm to work with young people + reflection and growth after struggle, failure and/or feedback + powerful collaboration within a team Applications should be prepared to learn about or lead on: + creating culturally responsive classrooms that develop a sense of belonging for all students + providing access to rigorous learning that leads to results for all learners + utilizing data to refine curricula and inform instruction + leveraging technology to drive student achievement + contributing to student development and leadership outside of the classroom Department: Teaching and Learning Classification: Certificated Non-Management Work Year/Hours: 11 months, 8 hours per day or duty days/hours as assigned Reports to: Principal or Assigned Administrator FLSA: Exempt Salary: Commensurate with education and experience Minimum Qualifications Education and Experience Any combination equivalent to: + a bachelor?s degree from an accredited university + urban high school experience preferred Licensing and Other Requirements + Valid Education Specialist Credential with EL Authorization + Employment eligibility that may include fingerprints, tuberculosis and/or other employment clearance Knowledge of: + Culturally-responsive pedagogy + California laws around Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) + Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) + Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) + California standards, curriculum frameworks and current research-based practices and trends related to work scope Skills and Ability to: + Motivate, inspire and engage students + Support, monitor and evaluate instructional program effectiveness + Use and analyze data to accelerate student achievement + Guide students to analyze and improve their study methods and habits + Implement collaborative and team building processes + Facilitate dissent and conduct difficult and constructive conversations effectively + Provide timely and actionable feedback + Use technology to strengthen the teaching/learning process + Communicate effectively both orally and in writing + Work effectively across diverse communities + Manage various projects and/or demands demonstrating flexibility and effective time-management skills Working Conditions: Environment + Instructional environment which includes indoor and outdoor activities Physical Demands + Mental acuity + Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard + Hearing and speaking to communicate + Seeing to observe and read materials + Sitting or standing for extended periods of time + Pulling, pushing, lifting and/or carrying instructional materials and equipment Compensation:Compensation is competitive commensurate with experience and education. We offer a generous benefits package that includes: + Choice of Kaiser or United health care plans + Vision and dental coverage + Disability and life insurance + Flexible Spending Accounts for medical and dependent care + STRS + Voluntary benefits: Aflac, Commuter Checks, LifeLock Why We Work at LPS: LPS is driven by a deep respect for our teachers and staff, and a commitment to the professionalization of teaching. We embrace collaboration, risk-taking, and flexibility in order to improve instruction and student learning. OUR STAFF IS AT THE HEART OF OUR SUCCESS. Leadership Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity at all levels. Notification of Non-Discrimination Policy Leadership Public Schools prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived race, religion creed, color, national origin, ancestry, age, parental, family, or marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sex (sexual harassment), or sexual orientation, or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. Complaint forms are available at school sites and on the network webpage at For inquiries or concerns regarding LPS nondiscrimination policy or the filing of discrimination complaints please contact: Chris Harrell, Director of Student Services, Title IX Coordinator99 Linden StreetOakland, CA 94607email: charrell@leadps.orgPhone: 510-830-3780 x115 </script>

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