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16 Sep 2022

Teacher Special Education Teacher

Inwood Academy for Leadership
 New York, New York County, New York, United States

Job Description

Special Education Teacher

Job Description

About Inwood Academy for Leadership

Inwood Academy for Leadership Charter School is a tuition-free public charter school that began as an idea among community members who longed to see more educational choices offered to the children of Washington Heights and Inwood.

All staff must be willing to commit to our mission: Inwood Academy for Leadership Charter School will empower students in Inwood and Washington Heights to become agents for change through community-focused leadership, character development and college preparedness. Our staff regard our student leaders as burgeoning assets to their community and help them develop the tools they need to be successful in college and beyond. IAL is committed to providing a well-rounded educational experience for all students we serve. We are looking for candidates who are hardworking, flexible, and innovative as well as able to embody the IAL traits of leadership in their daily work (honesty, integrity, responsibility, caring and restraint).

Reports to: Assistant Principal


  • Expert in the subject area: Special Education
  • Receptiveness to ongoing coaching and evaluation
  • At least two years of teaching in an urban environment
  • Passionate about teaching and subject matter
  • Energetic, motivated, innovative, prepared
  • Valid NYS Teaching Certificate preferred in Special Education
  • Evidence of excellence when working with middle/high school students
  • Superior communication skills
  • An ability to work collaboratively
  • Spanish proficiency preferred

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Work in a collaborative team teaching environment or individual classroom setting
  • Provide direct and indirect instruction to all Special Education students, both in a resource room and inclusion setting
  • Integrate technology into core classroom instruction
  • Use assessment to modify lessons
  • Utilize online student system to track student progress through competencies and keep up to date assignments for students
  • Contribute to program design and implementation
  • Participate in all staff programs and academic planning, implementation, and evaluation
  • Enforce and uphold school policies and culture
  • Communicate effectively and maintain consistent relationships with students, colleagues, and families
  • Support classroom teaching and work within content-areas
  • Work with School Leader to plan intervention services for students
  • Generate reports and graphs about formal student assessments and progress
  • Write summary reports on the students as needed
  • Serve as a resource to promote parental support of student goals.
  • Collaborate with teachers in long and short-term planning that addresses the students’ individual goals
  • Create long and short-term goals for students
  • Participate in weekly meetings to create and modify prevention and intervention services to at-risk students
  • Provide feedback to parents
  • Create materials for differentiated instruction
  • Participate in weekly meetings to create and modify prevention and intervention services to at-risk students
  • Research and share information about best practices in Special Education
  • Provide feedback to parents
  • Other duties as assigned by Administration


IAL offers a competitive compensation package including medical, dental and vision insurance, a 403B retirement plan with 5% match. In addition to extensive professional development, our teachers are equipped with all necessary instructional supplies and technology.


2022-2023 Salary Scale

How to Apply

Apply online via the Careers page at

As an equal opportunity employer, we hire and promote without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.

*COVID-19 VACCINATION POLICY* To prioritize the well-being, health, and safety of our school community, Inwood Academy for Leadership Charter School will require all staff members to have completed their full COVID-19 vaccination prior to their start date. In compliance with federal and state laws, we will be offering exemptions to employees who, for medical or strongly held religious reasons, are not able to be vaccinated.

Bureaus: New York. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Teacher.