Future Special Education Teacher Preschool Ages 1-5

  • Smyrna, GA
  • Full-time

Company Description

The SAE School is a PreK-12th grade independent school which opened in August, 2013 in Northwest metro Atlanta area.  We will offer grades prek-9th our second year and will have 30+ staff to include teachers, support staff and administrators.


We have a culture of 100%.  We expect that 100% of our students will graduate from high school, go on to attend and graduate from college.  Anything less will be viewed as a failure on our part.

Job Description


-Works with students who have a wide range of learning, mental, emotional and physical disabilities.

-Ensures that lessons and teaching strategies are modified to meet students' needs.

-Follows up on concerns with teacher and/ or parent(s.)

-Keeps all Special Education files compliant.

-Schedules and  attends all Special Education meetings.


Instructional Planning
-Develops year long scaffolded, standards-based unit plans and lesson plans. 

-Designs effective and rigorous lesson plans with specific, measurable, and standards-based objectives in conjunction with content and grade level colleagues.
-Differentiates plans for individual students based on their unique learning profiles so that all students are engaged and challenged.
-Designs formative and summative assessments that are aligned with daily objectives.
-Uses assessment data to modify short and long-term plans in order to target areas for improvement.

Instructional Delivery
-Establishes and maintains cooperative working relationships with students and families based on trust and respect.

-Conducts home visits to nurture strong relationships with students and parents.
-Communicates high expectations for behavior by teaching, practicing, and reinforcing rules and consequences so that students are focused on working hard and being nice.
-Approaches teaching and learning with a sense of urgency maximizing every minute.
-Proactively communicates with families about academic progress and behavior goals, with attention to social development.

Constant Learning
-Collaborates with content and grade-level teams to promote an environment of critical thinking and academic rigor.
-Consistently reflects on instructional practices through formal and informal methods, and works relentlessly to meet individual professional development goals.
-Meets professional obligations through efficient work habits such as meeting deadlines and honoring schedules.
-Assumes responsibility for student achievement.
-Embraces feedback and constructive criticism in the spirit of constant improvement.

-Actively participates in professional development, faculty meetings before or after school, as well as grade level, department, and trip meetings.

Academic and Cultural Support
-Coordinates and leads college visits both in and out of state to extend student learning.
-Assists with both student and staff recruitment.
-Sponsors and maintains quality in a student club, extracurricular activities or organizations.
-Be available to students for homework help and emergencies outside of regular school hours.
-Participate in the daily functioning of the school – morning, lunch, and afternoon supervisory duties.
-Participates actively in developing individualized learning plans for students, parent meetings and conferences.


-Bachelors degree required

-Certification in Special Education required

-Varying degrees of experience accepted

-Spanish language proficiency preferred but not required
-Experience with coaching and/or leading extra-curricular activities a plus

Additional Information

-A fully competitive benefits package will be offered to all employees.

-All applicants must pass a criminal background check.

-These teaching positions would begin in August, 2014.