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29 Apr 2024

Teacher Special Education Teacher

Hope Academy
 Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, United States

Job Description

About Hope Academy
Hope Academy is a tuition-free, public charter high school that provides a safe, sober and challenging academic experience for Indy-area teens. As a Simon Youth Academy and IPS Innovation school, Hope Academy offers its students a truly unique and individualized high school experience.    

We are centrally located just minutes from downtown near the campus of the University of Indianapolis with convenient access via Indy Go’s Red Line.  

Hope Academy is one of only nine recovery high schools in the United States accredited by the Association of Recovery High Schools. Additionally, Hope Academy has partnered with the Simon Youth Foundation and IPS to bridge a gap to serve more students in the Indianapolis area. Students who receive ongoing support for substance use issues have higher graduation rates, lower absentee rates and are more likely to abstain from using substances. 

Parents and loved ones are part of the Hope Academy experience for all our students. They will play an integral role in their students’ journey of recovery and will receive the same guidance, support and encouragement from our staff, while connecting with other parents and our community. 

Position Summary
The special education teacher role is to support students as they learn and earn credits toward high school graduation.  The teacher will provide support to all identified special education and 504 students including push-in and pull-out activities, reading tests, assisting teachers with assignment modifications and supervising students who need additional support.  The current case load is approximately 12 students.   The teacher will serve as a role model, mentor, advocate, and motivator to students at Hope Academy.  

Essential Job Functions 

  • Ensure all special education and related services are provided as determined by the IEP team. 
  • Communicating with parents and applicable related service staff to ensure that students with special needs are receiving the appropriate therapies and supports. 
  • Using provided resources to ensure accommodations and modifications for students with disabilities, primarily OHI and SLD. 
  • Participate in professional development activities. 
  • Ensure inclusion and success of student in the general education classroom  
  • Collect data and work samples to monitor student progress towards Individual Education Program (IEP) goals and objectives. 
  • Document all contact with parents and interventions with students. 
  • Actively encourage and promote parent and community engagement. 
  • Maintain current records for all students. 
  • Collaborate with all staff. 
  • Communicate with students, parents, and other staff concerning student academic progress, attendance and behavior. 
  • Ability to embrace change and adapt to ensure excellent student outcomes.  
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint    
  • Other duties as assigned. 


Education and Experience Required 

  • A Bachelors degree.  
  • Must hold valid Indiana State Teacher’s License in 9-12 or must be eligible to receive emergency permit. 
  • Experience working with adolescents preferred. 
  • Ability to clear required background check. 

How to Apply

Interested applicants should send cover letter and resume to Rachelle Gardner, Executive Director:

Bureaus: Indiana. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Teacher. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.