2019-2020 Special Education Teacher

Opening Date: 01/11/2019
Deadline Date: Open Until Filled

Job Details:

School Name: Solare Collegiate Charter School
School Address: SW ABQ, 87121
School Website: http://www.solarecollegiate.org

Position: Special Education Teacher (Full-Time, Certified, Exempt)

Minimum Qualifications: New Mexico Pre-K-12 Special Education License, background check, and state-required fingerprints; Gifted Endorsement (or willingness to add one)

Immediate Supervision: Head of School

Reports to: Student Support Coordinator and Head of School

Job Description:

Special Education teachers at Solare Collegiate Charter School are hired, supervised, evaluated by, and held accountable to the Head of School. Special Education teachers are responsible for advancing the mission of the school through the implementation of a rigorous, standards-based curriculum, specific to the needs of students with special needs. Teachers will be responsive to feedback and coaching received by the Leadership Team. Special Education teachers are responsible for the development and implementation of IEPs for special education students on their caseload.


The Founding Special Education Teacher positions will also include work associated with school start up, which includes building a school community with a steadfast belief in student potential, particularly for students with special needs. The position formally begins on July 8, 2019.


Leadership Characteristics and Experience:

  • Commitment to, belief in, and alignment with the mission of the school, its goals, and educational philosophy

  • Development, implementation, and management of IEPs for special education students on their caseload

  • Knowledge of New Mexico Common Core State Standards, New Mexico Next Generation Science Standards, and New Mexico Content Standards, in relevant grade level and subject areas

  • Experience with literacy-based instruction across the subject areas, or a willingness to learn and implement literacy-based instruction methods

  • Familiarity with data and using data to guide planning and instruction

  • Strong verbal and written skills

  • Excellent organizational skills.

  • Strong growth mindset, with a willingness to take personal responsibility, interested in receiving and applying feedback on performance, dedication to effectiveness and excellence

  • Spanish proficiency preferred

  • Minimum requirement of a bachelor’s degree




  • Ensure that classroom content is rigorous, measurable, and aligned with the New Mexico Common Core State Standards, New Mexico Next Generation Science Standards, and the New Mexico Content Standards

  • Support general education teachers to build in the accommodations and modifications for special education students in the general education classroom

  • Submit lesson plan notes, examples, and exemplars weekly, as well as apply revisions provided by the leadership team

  • Differentiate curriculum to support the needs of students with special needs and EL needs, while maintain academic rigor

  • Maintain and apply school-wide academic and behavioral systems

  • Own responsibility for the progress of all students

  • Use assessment data to inform instructional practice

  • Communicate with students, families, and the Solare Collegiate team

  • Work with grade-level and content teams to create strategic plans and adapt curriculum

  • Use planning periods for the analysis of student data and preparation of courses

  • Maintain relationships with parents and keep them up to date on child’s academic progress

Contact Information:

Contact Name: Rachael Sewards
Contact Email: rsewards@solarecollegiate.org
Contact Phone: 505-917-6442

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