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Freire Schools

High School Special Education Teacher (24-25 SY)

Wilmington, DE

About Freire Schools

Established in 1999, Freire Schools ( is a network of four charter schools across Philadelphia and Delaware whose mission is to prepare students from historically underserved communities for success in college and beyond. We're distinguished by our belief in every student who walks through our doors, our strong code of conduct and commitment to peace that ensures a safe environment for all, our sense of family throughout our community, and our joyous and engaged classrooms that focus on academic achievement. As evidence of our impact, in 2023 Stanford's Center for Research on Education Outcomes ranked Freire Schools in the top 15 in the country for academic gains out of 368 charter networks nationwide.

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About the team

For this High School Special Education Teacher position, you'll be working for our high school in Wilmington, Delaware called Freire Charter School Wilmington (8th-12th Grade): Freire is all about Graduation x 2 - graduation from high school and from college. We challenge our students to achieve higher than they ever have before, and we give them the support they need to get there, including individualized college counseling. The Class of 2023 received acceptances into 81 unique colleges and universities and more than $10M in scholarship award offers. This success is possible because the Freire Wilmington community is a true family, where students and teachers work together to build the future each student wants and deserves.

What you'll do

As a member of Freire's special education team, you'll ensure that all of the students on your caseload have access to high-quality instruction and support.


  • Co-teach and collaborate with general education teachers to create and maintain a classroom culture of critical thinking, learning, respect, and high achievement for all students.
  • Familiarize yourself with IEPs and specially designed instructional/behavioral accommodations for the students on your caseload.
  • Leverage content specific curriculum and create learning materials to promote critical thinking and problem solving.
  • Establish consistent communication rhythms with families regarding individual student progress and school related information.
  • Actively participate in professional development and collaboration with staff to support the needs of our students.

Who you are

You possess an unwavering belief that our students are capable of success, and you both exude and cultivate our values of equity, love, critical thinking, and diversity. We're looking for someone who meets the minimum requirements to be considered for the role. If you meet these requirements, you are encouraged to apply.

Minimum requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher
  • Valid state teaching certification or the ability and willingness to obtain certification.
  • Strong content knowledge
  • Positive attitude, sense of humor, and willingness to do whatever it takes to get a job done
  • At least 2 years of previous successful experience working with diverse student populations.

Pay and benefits

*Effective for the 2024-2025 school year, all certified teachers entering their first year of full time teaching will earn a starting annual salary of $55,000. Freire also offers a top-tier benefits package, a strong commitment to developing all staff as professionals.

The annual salary range for this role is $50,000-$90,000. We offer a competitive salary based on your experience and qualifications. Our benefits package includes health, dental, vision, and more. Delaware employees are enrolled in Delaware's state pension plan (and may additionally choose to participate in the state's 403(b) retirement plan).

Client-provided location(s): Wilmington, DE, USA
Job ID: Freire-4002240008
Employment Type: Full Time