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Virtual Special Education Teacher (2024-2025)

Virtual Prep Academy of Washington
Full-time
Remote friendly
United States
About the Team

The Virtual Preparatory Academy of Washington is a K-12 tuition-free online public school in the state of Washington. At VPA Washington, we empower students to be their best by enabling them to learn in ways that are right for them – using innovative technology at home, at their proper level, and at their own pace.


We are seeking teachers who are excited to create a rigorous and nurturing classroom environment that prioritizes student learning and social-emotional development.  ACCEL Schools uses a cutting-edge 21st-century curriculum, which can be accessed online and through a variety of traditional methods. Please note – while this is an online school position and all instruction occurs virtually, travel and face to face attendance will be required several times per year to support in person state testing and student events.


The Virtual Special Education Teacher supports the educational and behavioral goals of all students with a focus on students with an Individualized Education Program.


About the Opportunity

  • Assist with the implementation of the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) for each student served
  • Write IEPs in a timely manner
  • Participate in the Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS)
  • Maintain all student records and files according to federal, state and local mandates
  • Complete all necessary paperwork within timelines to be compliant
  • Complete progress reports as required
  • Complete all components of all paperwork
  • Work 1:1, in small groups or in whole class sessions with students
  • Administer Transition Assessments
  • Write lessons plans to accommodate goals in the student’s IEP
  • Teach all subjects following the school’s course of study or as assigned
  • Schedule and participate in IEP and other meetings for students with disabilities
  • Prepare and administer all standardized tests, benchmark assessments and evaluation assessments as directed
  • Work with the teaching staff to improve standardized and proficiency testing results
  • Maintain confidentiality concerning all student information and any professional matters
  • Keep accurate records on each student such as grade books and progress reports, lesson plans, attendance records, and behavior/discipline records
  • Collaborate with parents, teachers, psychologists, parents, Administrator, and professionals outside of school
  • Work with Related Services to keep evaluations current, updated every three years
  • Provide resources for classroom teachers for areas of disability
  • Attend professional developments as assigned 

About You

  • Masters’ Degree preferred
  • Current Washington certification/licensure in appropriate area
  • Must reside in Washington
  • Three years of teaching experience, at least 2 of which are in special education preferred
  • Strong content knowledge in one or more content areas
  • Familiarity with state proficiency testing state teaching standards
  • Understanding of and/or willingness to learn the MTSS process
  • Prior experience working with a diverse student body
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills that reflect professionalism and tact at all times
  • Genuine care for children and a passion for teaching
  • Proficiency in computer applications, including Google Docs, MS Office Suite, e-mail, and internet applications
  • Prior experience with software and databases used to maintain Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) compliance including Power School Special Programs
  • Ability to learn new technologies and acquire new skills through independent study, professional training, and from more senior team members
  • Strong ability to gather, analyze, and interpret student data to make sound educational decisions
  • Ability to handle confidential information responsibly and exhibit sound judgment while maintaining that confidentiality
  • Ability to and willingness to work occasional evenings
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to perform occasional local and in-state travel
  • Ability to pass federal, state and local background checks
  • Knowledge of co-teaching models and the ability to co-teach

About Us

“We believe that every child should be able to be anything they want in life, regardless of their birthplace and circumstances.” – Ron Packard, CEO & Founder


ACCEL Schools is a network of 80+ high-performing, public charter schools serving PK-12 students. We proudly advocate for school choice and work to address educational inequities throughout the United States. Our schools are inclusive and widely differ to reflect the unique values of the many urban, suburban, and rural communities we serve. Our brick-and-mortar, virtual, and hybrid schools specialize in closing educational gaps and offer innovative models such as career-technical education, sports training, bilingual programming, and more. We have been recognized and praised by legislators, authorizers, and researchers for providing exceptional education options to students in historically under-resourced communities.


 
We offer the following benefits:


 
Life benefits – time & peace of mind

  • Paid time off
  • Retirement contributions
  • Optional Basic Life and AD&D insurance
  • Voluntary life insurance (employee, spouse, child)
  • Discounted childcare at Early Learning Academies locations

Health benefits – stay well & thrive

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Voluntary short-term disability insurance
  • Voluntary long-term disability insurance

Career benefits – keep growing

  • Career advancement opportunities throughout Pansophic Learning and our strong network of 4,000+ instructors and education professionals

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY


It is our policy to abide by all federal, state and local laws prohibiting employment discrimination based solely on a person’s race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, pregnancy, childbirth, physical disability, mental and/or intellectual disability, age, military status, veteran status (including protected veterans), marital status, registered domestic partner or civil union status, familial status, gender (including sex stereotyping and gender identity or expression), medical condition, genetic information, sexual orientation, or any other protected status except where a reasonable, bona fide occupational qualification exists.