Special Education Associate Teacher

Mildred Osborne Charter School, New Orleans, LA
The Special Education Associate teacher assists the lead Special Education teacher and handles a limited IEP caseload.

Students, Families, and Staff

    • Works hard every day to deliver on the promise of an outstanding education for all students
    • ยท       Collaborates with families, service providers, and general educators to meet student needs
    • Cares about others and treats others with respect
    • Communicates proactively with team members
    • Regularly communicates with parents through phone calls, emails and notes
    • Puts in effort outside of the classroom to build relationships with students and families
    • Participates in school committees throughout the academic year

Instructional Delivery

    • Supports the lead special education teachers
    • Substitutes for lead teachers in their absence and feels comfortable delivery specific content
    • Works with individual children or small groups and collects and enters data from those groupings
    • Provides appropriate accommodations and modifications based on student needs and IEP goals
    • Assists lead special education teacher with data collection and data entry
    • Grades homework and tests and keeps records on student performance
    • Sets and monitors progress on academic goals with students and families
    • Approaches instruction with a sense of urgency: Every minute counts!

Constant Learning

    • Flexibility and willingness to change (mindset, time, schedule, duties, etc.)
    • Seeks out and welcomes constructive feedback on a consistent basis
    • Views feedback as a welcome opportunity to improve and practice
    • Constantly reflects on successes and areas for growth
    • Actively participates in a three week summer intensive professional development and ongoing professional development throughout the school year
    • Actively participates in weekly observations and coaching sessions 

Personal Organization and Responsibilities

    • Meets professional responsibilities through efficient work habits
    • Participates in the daily functions of the school including morning duty, lunch, recess and dismissal


    • Bachelor's Degree
    • School-based experience working with students with special needs and small groups
    • Capable of working with challenging behaviors
    • Willingness to grow, receptive to feedback
    • Strong drive, work ethic, and organizational skills
    • Flexibility, a team player attitude, and ready to tackle to new or challenging situations
Salary is based on years of experience, education and expertise. A competitive benefits package is also offered.

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