9 Jul 2024

Teacher Special Education Teacher/Director

Hive Academy
 East Norriton, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States

Job Description

Reports to:  Education Director



  1. Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of instructional effects.
  2. Strong understanding of special education law and code, ability to write comprehensive Individual Educational Plans, assist with implementation of intervention strategies, accommodations and modifications of curriculum. Able to prepare and implement behavior management plans.
  3. B.A/B.S. Degree in Education.
  4. Appropriate State of Pennsylvania Department of Education Teaching Certificate in Special Education or qualified to receive a Private Academic Certification by receiving 24 credit hours of Special Education courses from an accredited university or college.  .
  5. Required background checks and proof of U.S. citizenship or legal resident alien status
  6. Related work experience.


Job Overview: Instructs assigned students in designated subject matter or grade level areas in accordance with the curriculum and/or other educational programs adopted by the Board of Trustees. Supervises classroom instructional assistants and/or para-educators (if applicable).



  1. Establish and enforce norms for behavior and processes for maintaining a safe learning environment for all students.
  2. Observe and evaluate students’ performance, behavior, social development, and physical health.
  3. Prepare materials and classrooms for class activities.
  4. Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students’ varying needs and interests.
  5. Plan and conduct activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate.
  6. Ability to write comprehensive goals and objectives and prepare student assessment utilized in Individual Educational Plans.
  7. Conduct and participate in IEP meetings with various professional staff and parents. Monitor each student caseload to ensure that progress is being made toward accomplishment of IEP goals.
  8. Facilitate IEP meetings by ensuring that all necessary paperwork is processed, required signatures are provided and ensure parent understanding of the process and purpose of meetings according to law and code.
  9. Instruct students individually and in groups, using various teaching methods such as lectures, discussions, technology and demonstrations.
  10. Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects, and communicate those objectives to students.
  11. Prepare, administer, and grade tests and assignments in order to evaluate students’ progress.
  12. Meet with parents and guardians to discuss their children’s progress, and to determine their priorities for their children and their resource needs.
  13. Maintain accurate and complete student records as required by law, school policies, and administrative regulations.
  14. Prepare students for later grades by encouraging them to explore learning opportunities and to persevere through challenging tasks.
  15. Guide and counsel students with adjustment and/or academic problems, or special academic interests.
  16. Prepare objectives and outlines for courses of study, following curriculum guidelines or requirements of the state of Pennsylvania and the school including SAS.
  17. Provide a variety of materials and resources for children to explore, manipulate and use, both in learning activities, technology and in imaginative play.
  18. Meet with other professionals to discuss individual students’ needs and progress.
  19. Use computers and technology, audiovisual aids, and other equipment and materials to supplement presentations.
  20. Prepare for assigned classes, and show written evidence of preparation including lesson plans upon request of immediate supervisors.
  21. Instruct and monitor students in the use and care of equipment and materials, in order to prevent injuries and damage.
  22. Organize and facilitate activities designed to promote physical, mental and social development through our robust SEL curriculum.
  23. Attend professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops in order to maintain and improve professional competence.
  24. Plan and supervise class projects, field trips, visits by guest speakers or other experiential activities, and guide students in learning from those activities.
  25. Organize and label materials, and display students’ work.
  26. Attend staff meetings, and have the opportunity to serve on committees.
  27. Administer standardized ability and achievement tests, and interpret results to determine student strengths and areas of need to implement specific instructional programs.
  28. Ensure compliance with state and federal law through implementation and adherence to the IEP process.
  29. Adhere to Professional Standard of Conduct.
  30. Perform other duties appropriate to the position and job title.


Terms of Employment:  Ten (10) months.  Contract terms and salary to be determined by the Education Director.


Evaluation:  Performance of this job will be evaluated annually in accordance with provisions of state law.


HIVE Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Personnel are chosen on the basis of ability without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, marital status or sexual orientation, in accordance with federal and state law.


How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply by sending a cover letter and resume to

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

Job expires in 22 days.