Freire Schools

High School Special Education Teacher {2021-2022}

3+ months agoPhiladelphia, PA

Applications for this position will be reviewed starting on January 4, 2021. We look forward to speaking with you soon!

High School Special Education Teacher

Freire Schools is currently seeking a full-time High School Special Education Teacher for the 2021 - 2022 school year. Freire staff members are forward-thinking team players who are passionate about working with and unleashing the potential of urban youth. We seek candidates who value diversity, are highly motivated, and who will demand excellence from themselves and their students.


  • Familiarize yourself with IEP's and evals of all students on caseload, know their history, goals, accommodations, and specially designed instruction
  • Schedule all IEP meetings in compliance
  • Modify IEP draft to reflect current needs before meetings
  • Collaborate with school psychologist for any students being evaluated
  • Conduct ongoing progress monitoring, complete progress monitoring reports each quarter
  • Attend all IEP meetings
  • Write, facilitate and implement PBSPs
  • File Compliance - ensure signatures, teacher input, paperwork is set
  • Gather teacher input for progress monitoring

Manage caseload:

  • Set up system to routinely monitor student grades and progress
  • Set up system to ensure student comprehension of curriculum material
  • Make proactive remediation plans for struggling students early in the quarter that involves parent, teachers, student, and dean/academic heads


  • Collaborate with grade level team daily/weekly/bi-weekly
  • Collaborate with co-teachers daily/weekly to plan effective lessons
  • Modify all materials for major assignments and assessments in advance of teacher distributing to class
  • Modify gradebooks bi-monthly
  • Work with teachers, deans, school heads on PBSP's, behavior strategies

Schedule/Instructional Duties:

  • Daily Co-Teaching
  • Transitions lessons implemented
  • Support Facilitation
  • Pull-Outs & Direct Instruction - based on student need

Document/Conduct Outreach

  • Documentation in Frontline - All parent contact, all student check ins
  • Regularly communicate with parents/guardians (weekly)


Successful candidates will have the following attributes:

  • At least 2 years of previous successful experience working with diverse student populations
  • Appropriate PA certification or willingness to pursue alternative certification
  • Positive attitude, sense of humor, and willingness to do "whatever it takes" to get a job done
  • Ability to work well individually and as part of a team

About Freire Schools

Freire Schools empowers students to build the future.

Every day, two thousand creative, vibrant kids experience the power of a Freire Schools education at one of our four campuses in Philadelphia and Wilmington. Our schools are joyous, safe spaces where students of all backgrounds are provided the supports they need to succeed in a rigorous educational program. Freire students beat local, state, and national averages year after year in their college enrollment and persistence rates. Our growth mindset and our values--equity, diversity, love, and critical thinking-- are deeply rooted in all we do.

We are passionate, we are real, and we need you to push us even further!

Our staff:

  • believe in doing whatever it takes to ensure our students are successful in college and beyond.
  • believe that student achievement can be measured in tangible ways.
  • believe that self-reflection and growth is essential to improving their craft.
  • believe in actively building a positive, enthusiastic, and collaborative school community.


Freire offers a very competitive salary and benefits package, a strong commitment to developing all staff as professionals invested in life-long learning, and the opportunity to work with the best students in the nation.

Client-provided location(s): Philadelphia, PA, USA
Job ID: Freire-1274