Notre Dame High School has an opening for a full-time Special Education Teacher of Math to provide in-class support.
The Special Education Teacher will coordinate and provide developmentally appropriate educational services to students whose abilities differ from their peers to help them fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, and social growth. Develop and prepare lessons and other instructional materials to student ability levels. Work in self-contained, team, departmental, or itinerant capacity as assigned.
- Minimum of a bachelor's degree in Special Education from an accredited university. Master's degree preferred.
- State teacher certification or practical experience preferred.
- Highly qualified in secondary mathematics.
- Knowledge of special needs of student(s) in assigned area.
- Thorough understanding of policies, laws, and guidelines related to special education including IDEA, ISPs, and Accommodation Plans.
- Thorough understanding of various special education needs and services.
- General knowledge of curriculum and instruction
- Plan and use appropriate instructional and learning strategies, activities, materials, and equipment that reflect understanding of the learning styles and needs of students assigned;
- Work cooperatively with classroom teachers to modify regular curricula as needed and assist special education students in regular classes with assignments;
- Conduct assessment of student learning styles and use results to plan for instructional activities.
- Present subject matter according to guidelines established by ISP;
- Employ a variety of instructional techniques and media to meet the needs and capabilities of each student assigned;
- Use technology in the teaching/learning process;
- Be accountable for students’ mastery of academic standards;
- Implement curricula and activities to meet academic standards;
- Design and implement assessments that measure progress towards academic standards;
- Use assessment data to refine curriculum and inform instructional practices;
- Participate in collaborative curriculum development, grade-level activities, and school-wide functions.
Classroom Management and Organization
- Create classroom environments conducive to learning and appropriate for the social and emotional development of students.
- Consult with classroom teachers regarding management of student behavior according to ISP.
- Communicate effectively with students, families, and colleagues;
- Establish and maintain open communication by conducting conferences with parents, students, principals, and teachers;
- Maintain a professional relationship with colleagues, students, parents, and community members;
- Use effective communication skills to present information accurately and clearly.
- Participate in staff development activities to improve job-related skills;
- Keep informed of and comply with federal, state, district, and school regulations and policies for special education teachers;
- Participate in annual compliance training; and
- Participate in math department and full faculty meetings as well as in-service days.
- Compile, maintain, and file all physical and computerized reports, records, and other documents required;
- Attend and participate in faculty meetings and serve on staff committees as required;
- Maintain confidentiality;
- Other duties as assigned.
Notre Dame’s Mission: Notre Dame High School, a ministry of the Diocese of Trenton, is a dynamic, diverse Catholic community dedicated to educating young women and men to realize their full potential through a faith-filled environment, a challenging college-preparatory program, extensive co-curricular activities and a commitment to citizenship and service in the community.
Notre Dame’s Vision: Notre Dame High School will be widely regarded as a Catholic educational community that develops leaders, scholars, athletes and artists who possess the knowledge, vision, skills, moral character and energetic spirit needed to serve our global society.
Class Format: At Notre Dame High School, each student is known, and the results of student progress are carefully monitored. Notre Dame maintains restrictions on class size and overall teacher-student ratio, to ensure individual attention. Because Notre Dame employs a modified block scheduling model, the school year mirrors academic years at college with classes running by semester rather than by whole year.
- All new teachers to Notre Dame are provided with a mentor teacher and are enrolled in our New Teacher program, which provides monthly support.
- Teachers are encouraged to take professional development courses and workshops on differentiated assessment and to implement varied techniques in their classes.
- Full benefits – including robust medical and dental insurance, vision insurance, flex spending account, 403b matching retirement plan, supplemental insurances including voluntary life, hospital insurance, wellness benefit, critical illness, additional life insurance and short term disability coverage, financial support for graduate study, employee assistance program, Mercer County NJ teachers federal credit union, tuition reduction for faculty/staff children who attend ND High School, among others.
See our website for more information: https://www.ndnj.org/
HOW TO APPLY: Interested candidates should send expression of interest and resume to Judy Duff at Duff@ndnj.org and Lisa Lenihan at email@example.com.
A background and fingerprint report will be conducted and submitted to State authorities as required by law for all personnel working within a school environment.
Must be willing to undergo Catholic Diocese VIRTUS certification.
Notre Dame High School is an equal opportunity employer to the extent that it is not called to act in a manner contrary to the teachings of the Catholic Church or to diminish its rights as a religious organization. Notre Dame High School reserves the right to determine whether and under what circumstances priority should be given to Catholics for certain employment positions. All employees are prohibited from performing, teaching, or advocating in the workplace any practices of doctrines which are inconsistent with religious tenets of the Catholic faith.