Special Education Head Teacher, Kindergarten & Lower School

New York /
SAR Academy – Pisgah - Elementary School /
/ On-site
SAR Academy, a Modern Orthodox, co-educational day school in Riverdale, NY is now accepting resumes for a Special Education Teacher for the 2023-2024 school year in Kindergarten and the Lower School (grades 1-5). Candidates must have experience providing academic support and remediation to students with language-based learning differences using evidence-based approaches. New York State (NYS) Certification in Special Education is required and experience teaching Judaic Studies preferred.

About Pisgah
Pisgah is SAR’s integrated support program, which combines the need for intensive support with the benefits of learning as part of the whole school community. Pisgah offers children the support of a full-time Special Education teacher, along with related providers, while also allowing them to learn in a General Education classroom. This hybrid approach allows for strong peer models as well as the intensive support a student may need. Pisgah is the Hebrew word for summit, and reflects SAR’s commitment to ensuring that students are given the support they need to climb their own personal mountain and reach their own personal summit in an educationally and socially supportive community environment. 

- Develop and differentiate curricular materials in collaboration with teaching team
- Provide direct academic and organizational support to students within the class and in small groups
- Establish and implement individualized learning plans
- Monitor and assess student progress toward learning objectives and adapt instruction to address changing needs
- Communicate with parents about student progress and goals

- Understanding of social, emotional, and cognitive development
- Experience employing various methodologies for teaching students with learning differences
- Strong ability to connect with children and develop an atmosphere of mutual respect
- Problem-solving and collaboration skills
- Creative, flexible, and open-minded approach to teaching
- Working knowledge of educational technology tools to maximize student engagement and to differentiate instruction
- NYS Certification in Special Education

Salary range: $60,000 - $80,000 commensurate with experience.

About SAR:
SAR Academy is a Modern Orthodox co-educational nursery through grade 8 day school located in Riverdale, NY.  We are dedicated to the belief that every child possesses a divine spark, has unique worth as an individual and should be encouraged to achieve according to his or her ability. Our warm environment promotes confidence, creativity and enthusiasm for learning. In our approach to academics, we nurture students to develop intellectual curiosity, critical thinking skills and a lifelong love of both Torah and Secular studies.