Propel Schools

Special Education Teacher At Propel Montour High School

3+ months agoMcKees Rocks, PA

Organization Overview:

Every day, Propel strives for the extraordinary. We can achieve it - but not without extraordinary people who take society\u0027s injustices to heart and have the vision and energy to inspire others.

Almost 15 years ago, Propel started as a dream. The dream was to build an organization with the capacity to transform public education in Southwestern Pennsylvania so that all children have access to high performing public schools. Today, that dream is a reality.

Propel has become one of the largest, fastest-expanding set of charter schools in Pennsylvania with the highest levels of student achievement among similar Pennsylvania public school districts.

Our Mission is to catalyze the transformation of public education so that all children have access to high performing public schools. Propel owes its success to the hard work and dedication of its people, both in and out of the classroom.


Propel seeks an experienced High School Special Education Teacher (Grades 9-12) to join our amazing team. If you are resilient, hard working, team-oriented, open to feedback, have grit, and are willing to do whatever it takes to close the achievement gap for children impacted by poverty and race, then we invite you to consider a career with Propel Schools.

Successful candidates will have:

  • Strong instructional and classroom management skills
  • High level of personal organization and planning
  • Ability to develop rigorous lesson plans and assessments
  • Deep content area knowledge
  • Strong communication and relationship building skills
  • Willingness to participate in ongoing professional development
  • Ability to utilize data to differentiate instruction
  • A commitment to the Promising Principles of Propel
  • Strong interpersonal skills, cultural competency, high degree of emotional intelligence and self-awareness with the ability to reflect and adapt to diverse environments.

  • Valid PA Teaching Certification (please upload your certification)
  • TB Test
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance
  • Act 114 FBI Clearance
  • Act 151 Child Abuse Clearance
  • Mandated Reporter Training
  • Act 168 Sexual Misconduct/Abuse Disclosure
  • Act 24 Arrest and Conviction Disclosure

Salary is competitive with a full benefits package (first year Teacher pay is $48,000). All of our classrooms are equipped with SmartBoards and each classroom Teacher receives a laptop.

  • Medical Insurance,
    • choice between Highmark and UPMC ($20 per month employee/$80 per month family)
  • Medical Waiver
    • if insurance waived, receive $75 per pay/$1,800 annually
  • Dental Insurance ($1 per month employee/$1 per month family)
  • Vision Insurance ($1 per month employee/$1 per month family)
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
    • 10 days of paid time off
  • Retirement
    • Propel contributes 5% to 403(b) and up to 4% employer match on employee contributions
  • Life Insurance
    • Propel provides a $50,000 policy
  • Wellness Benefit
    • Propel provides reimbursement of $20 per month ($240 annually) for wellness activities including gym memberships, diet programs, etc.
  • Tuition Assistance Program
    • After 1 year of service, reimbursement of up to $2,000 annually
  • Short Term Disability
    • Propel-paid Short Term Disability (60% of salary for all full-time employees)
  • Education or Child Care Benefit
    • After 2 years of service, receive $75 per pay ($1,800 annually) towards either Student Loans, 529 Account or FSA Dependent Care Account

Job ID: PropelSchools-SPECI01990