Mild to Moderate Special Education Teacher

Amethod Public Schools Oakland, CA

Mild to Moderate Special Education Teacher


Amethod Public Schools

Date Posted:



Anika McCoy

Number Openings: (At time of posting)


Length of Work Year:


Employment Type:

Full Time

Application Deadline:

Until Filled


Competitive plus benefits

Date Posted:

8/21/2017 Application Deadline:

Until Filled Employment Type:

Full Time Length of Work Year:

2017+ Salary:

Competitive plus benefits Number Openings: (At time of posting)

1 Contact: Anika McCoy Email: Phone:

Job Description / Essential Elements: Print

Amethod Public Schools (AMPS) is a mission and values driven organization. Our mission is to provide a fundamental and rigorous college preparatory education to any student that chooses one of our schools. Our day to day work is embodied with a set of core values: Students First, Be Adaptable, Lead People, Results Oriented Mindset (Accountability), Commitment to be Distinct (Be the Change). We are looking for team members who exude these values and a passion for our mission.


We recognize that the number one factor impacting student achievement is quality, presence, and effectiveness of every teacher within the classroom. We find it crucial to recruit, develop, support and retain great educators as the key to the success of our students and the network as a whole. We look to recruit the best individuals from around the country, provide them with outstanding professional development, and create opportunities that will inspire their growth and commitment to education.


Student Achievement & Character Development

* Set and hold students to extremely high academic and behavioral standards

* Relentlessly demonstrate and embody the schools core values and ensure that students are challenged

* Believe in measurable student academic growth to increase individual student's achievement

Core Instructional Excellence

* Teaches basic academic and living skills to developmentally disabled students.

* Coordinates strong, language based curriculum with academic and behavior needs.

* Prepares lessons and other instructional materials according to achievement levels of students and the goals established by the Individual Education Plan.

* Confers with parents, administrators, testing specialists, social workers, and others to develop individual educational program for students.

* Instructs students in academic subjects, utilizing various teaching techniques

* Teaches socially acceptable behavior employing techniques such as behavior modification and positive reinforcement.

* Instructs students in social interaction skills and daily living skills.

* Observes, evaluates, and prepares reports on progress for IEPs of students.

* Maintains daily observation notes, discrete trial data and graphs of learning progression.

Classroom Culture

* Implement effective classroom management

* Create positive, engaging , achievement-oriented and structured learning environment where students are excited about and invested in their academics;

* Set and reinforce clear expectations and routines that are aligned with the school's overall vision

* Discuss, teach, and reinforce character skills.

Planning and Data Analysis

* Set measurable, ambitious yet attainable goals for the year and for each interim assessment cycle

* Use data from interim assessments, quizzes and informal assessments to inform and guide instruction

* Understands and knows standards and how standards are assessed

* Objectives based lessons

* Develop and implement specific strategies to ensure that each student achieves gains


Required knowledge and skills:

* Strong classroom management and presence

* Demonstrated mastery of subject matter

* Unyielding commitment to students, self and school's constant learning and development

* Relentlessness - doing what it takes to ensure success

* Team player

* Highly organized

* Belief in Amethod's mission, educational model, PATH , and Core Values

* Strong work ethic, no excuse, and go getter attitude.

* Valid CA driver's license

Educational Background and Work Experience:

* 2 years of experience working with Students With Disabilities (is preferred)

* California Special Education Teaching Credential (Moderate to Severe / Mild to Moderate) required.

Requirements for Applying

Requirements for Applying


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