Special Education Teacher

Academies of Math & Science

Education
Tucson, AZ, United States
Posted 3 weeks ago

The Academy of Math and Science - Prince is a top-performing, STEM-focused, college-prep, and tuition-free kindergarten to eighth grade Tucson charter school with 19 years of proven results. Compensation: $48,000.00 Job Type: Full time Education: Bachelor Experience: Junior

Academies of Math and Science 
2016 Arizona Charter School of the Year 
2018 Runner-Up Reader’s Choice Awards: Best Place to Work 

Special Education Teacher – Start Immediately
AMS MASSA Campus – 434 W. Lerdo Rd. Tucson, AZ, 85706
*This is not a remote teaching position. 

Compensation: $40,000- $48,000 annually, DOE. 
(Teacher salaries are paid year-round) 

Academies of Math and Science (AMS) is an academically advanced charter school network serving predominantly low-income and at-risk students, with a decade-long track record of being one of the highest performing K-8 charter schools in Arizona. Many students come to us performing 2 years below grade level and quickly achieve above grade level mastery at AMS. As part of the AMS family, your role as a Special Education Teacher is to guide our motivated students through an advanced curriculum alongside our team of talented educators. 

As we open new schools and continue to grow by roughly 30% each year, we seek data-driven, culturally aware teachers who are determined to uphold the academic excellence which made our flagship school in Tucson the 2016 Arizona Charter School of the Year. Our teachers use an advanced curriculum that has allowed our Title 1 scholars a level of academic achievement they may not have access to elsewhere. Our educators work in predominantly low-income areas of Arizona, where they may face the challenges of teaching students with a variety of educational needs. 

We are looking for educators who understand human development, can handle multiple tasks and remain engaged in their own learning to increase their expertise, providing their students an even higher level of learning. If this teaching position relates to your exuberance, passion, and mission towards education for the disadvantaged, we look forward to having you interview and becoming a part of our illustrious charter school network. 

What our parents have to say about AMS: 

“I am so happy that I found a school that will develop my children’s character as well as their academics. I have children in the elementary and middle school, and both love the school and have excelled since attending.” 

“They have high expectations for their students that encourages a higher level of thinking and pushes the sense of community in the school. Administration is very supportive and the family environment and family involvement at this campus are impressive. You immediately feel at home here at AMS.” 

Qualifications: 
Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Education OR Bachelor’s related to the subject matter and at least 2 years of teaching experience with proven results 
Certified in Special Education
Prior experience working with students with special needs
Charter school teachers are NOT required to be certified but are required to be Highly Qualified 
Passion for helping with Title 1 and ESL students in underserved communities forge their way to a college education 
Experience with School City, SharePoint, PowerSchool, and Microsoft Office is a plus 
Ability to pass a background check and obtain an IVP fingerprint clearance card

Competencies: 
Strong analytical abilities and enthusiasm for data-driven instruction, including evaluation and readjusting instruction to fit each student’s needs 
Adaptability and willingness to deliver established, proven, rigorous curriculum provided by our network 
Collaborative work style paired with the ability to take initiative 
Ability to inspire students to have high standards and responsibility for their own academic and behavioral success with a compassionate approach

Physical and Environmental Requirements: 
Must be able to stand, sit, or walk for regular extended periods of time, up to seven hours 
Must be able to occasionally stoop, bend, twist, crouch, and grip objects 
Must be able to occasionally lift up to 20 pounds 
Must be able to frequently operate hand-held learning devices, office equipment, and musical instruments 
Must be able to occasionally work inside and outside in varying temperatures, in heat more than 115 degrees or cold as 35 degrees 
Must be able to maneuver unlevel surfaces, ramps, and stairs

Responsibilities: 
Teaching up to 31 instructional hours per week to a classroom of roughly 31-34 students 
Lesson planning and grading 
Administering scheduled benchmarks and tests, including but not limited to AzMerit, NWEA, and Study Island 
Attending weekly professional development and meetings with grade level team/professional learning community 
Overseeing daily recess and dismissal, in addition to some morning duties, in order to ensure student and staff safety 
Leading parent-student-teacher meetings and performing required parent communication 
Coordinating with administrators and other staff members to create an environment focused on meeting students’ academic and behavioral needs 
Option to lead after school clubs, sports, or intervention/tutoring for additional pay

Why work for us? 
Competitive salaries and bonus pay opportunities 
Fully paid employee benefits including medical, dental, short/long term disability, and life insurance; optional low-cost vision insurance and 401k retirement plan (with 4% employer match) 
May qualify for federal student loan forgiveness since we are a Title 1 school 
Supportive, collaborative culture with incredible coworkers and leaders 
Comprehensive training, follow-up coaching, and weekly/monthly professional development throughout the year 
Extensive opportunities for career mobility and advancement as our network continues to grow and expand to new areas 
The chance to truly make a difference in the lives of children who may not otherwise have access to a high-quality education


In the words of one of our employees, “[AMS has] incredible curriculum and standards that help students succeed. Administration appreciates staff and they express it throughout the school year, and there are a lot of opportunities for growth within the company. Everyone is always looking for ways to be better for our students! I am proud to work in an encouraging environment that is so uplifting and positive. I can’t say enough great things about AMS.” 

We encourage you to view this helpful resource to find out more about what you can expect while working at AMS. You can learn more about the benefits of working at AMS here. 

Interested in pursuing an AMS career? 
Apply in 2 minutes through the link below. Please include the following in PDF or Word format: 
1. A detailed resume describing your experience and data-supported accomplishments. 
2. (Optional) A cover letter showcasing your written communication skills and demonstrating your alignment with the AMS mission and competencies.

Application Questions

  • Do you have at least 2 years of experience working in a classroom setting?
  • Do you now or will you in the future require sponsorship to work legally in the United States?
  • Have you already applied with the Academies of Math and Science? If so, please share your first and last name so we can look you up in our system.
  • Are you certified in special education?

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