Special Education Teacher (6-12) 2023-2024

Foundation Academy Charter School | Trenton, NJ


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Posted Date 12/22/2023
Expiration Date6/30/2024

Equip, Excel, Empower, Lead

Empower Scholars to Lead Purpose-filled lives as a Special Education Teacher  with Foundation Academies and receive a *7K BONUS*

Are you a dedicated, authentic and compassionate educator who believes in the limitless potential of every scholar? Join us at Foundation Academies, nestled in the heart of our vibrant Trenton community servicing black and brown scholars, as we create an inclusive and nurturing learning environment that celebrates diversity and supports the unique needs of every child.


Special Education Champion & Community Advocate 

Job Title: Special Education Teacher

Location: Trenton, NJ, 07060

Employment Type: Full-Time, Monday- Friday 7:30am-4:15pm


About Us

At Foundation Academy, we are committed to providing an equitable education that honors the rich cultures and backgrounds of our students. Our school is more than just a place of learning; it's a close-knit community where students, families, and educators work collaboratively to ensure every child's success. As a Special Education Teacher, you'll play a pivotal role in helping students with diverse learning abilities thrive and reach their full potential.


Your Role 

As a Special Education Teacher in the evolving Trenton community, you'll be an advocate for inclusivity, empathy, and growth. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Developing and implementing individualized education plans (IEPs) tailored to each student's strengths, needs, and cultural backgrounds.
  • Collaborating with students, families, and a team of professionals to create a supportive and nurturing learning environment.
  •  Integrating culturally responsive teaching practices to ensure that curriculum and instructional strategies reflect the diverse identities of our students.
  •  Providing targeted support and accommodations that empower students to overcome challenges and build essential life skills.
  • Building strong relationships within the community, connecting students and families with valuable resources and support networks.



To excel in this role, you should possess:

  • Or are eligible for NJ certification in Teacher of Students with disabilities and one other instructional certification
  • A deep understanding of culturally responsive teaching and a commitment to meeting the unique needs of students in our black and brown community.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to collaborate effectively with students, families, and colleagues.
  • Patience, empathy, and a growth mindset to foster a positive and supportive learning environment.
  • Perseverance and a genuine passion for advocating for every student's success.
  • Committed to delivering on our promise to “Equip scholars to Excel in learning and Empower them to Lead purpose-filled lives”


Perks & Benefits 

Joining our team as a Special Education Teacher comes with exciting benefits:

  • Competitive salary ranging from $60,500 - $90,000 with comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefit plans..
  • A coach, opportunities for professional growth and development with ongoing training and workshops focused on culturally responsive education and special needs support.
  • Monthly Early Release Days
  • Tax-deferred 403b retirement account with 25% matching up to a certain amount 
  • Independent, conflict-free, financial wellness advising through Spring Financial
  • Optional short or long-term disability benefits through Aflac
  • Regular professional development and coaching
  • Career advancement opportunities
  • Smartphone and fully paid wireless plan through T-Mobile
  • Windows-based work laptop computer
  • A close-knit and supportive school community that values diversity and celebrates achievements and a rewarding career that positively impacts the lives of our amazing scholars.


Ready to make a lasting impact and empower the future leaders? Join us at Foundation Academies! To apply, please click here

Let's nurture potential and embrace diversity and authenticity together! 

Supporting/Additional Documents Requested

  • Semifinalist candidates will be required to provide unofficial transcripts, evidence of certification/eligibility, and 3 professional references. 
  • Hired candidates are responsible for the following: official transcripts, criminal clearance (fingerprinting), and medical clearance (TB/Mantoux testing) as required by NJDOE.

Want to join our FAmily?

We are Foundation Academies: Trenton, New Jersey’s largest and highest-ranking K-12 free public charter school. Our mission is to ensure that all of our students secure the academic knowledge and skills to prepare them for the nation’s finest colleges, and to instill in them the core values of caring, respect, responsibility, and honesty. We serve more than 1,000 of the city’s K-12 population across four schools on two campuses. We admit students by lottery, irrespective of gender, race, household income, or academic ability. 

Our team of experienced and mission-driven urban educators values growth mindsets, lifelong learners, and individuals who believe that every child deserves an excellent education. We hold ourselves, our students, and our city to high standards because that’s what our families deserve. 

We are conveniently located a quick car ride to downtown Princeton, a 45-minute SEPTA ride to Philly’s Center City, and a hop on the NJ Transit Express to New York City.

Type of Job (PreK-12 or Higher Ed.)

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