Special Education Teacher @ AFIA

Posted 4 months ago

Academy for Integrated Arts

The Academy for Integrated Arts (AFIA) is an innovative, arts integrated school. Our school community is reflective, dedicated and caring. The unique vision of AFIA embraces arts instruction integrated into the core curriculum as a meaningful part of what students do every day. Additionally, instruction is from a strong constructivist viewpoint and is delivered with developmentally appropriate practices. We are a growing school, thus we must hire new teachers each year. AFIA is a fantastic community in which to work with an emphasis on teacher leadership. AFIA is a true learning community, as everyone in the building, from students to staff engage in reflective, meaningful learning on a daily basis. To learn more, go to www.afiakc.org. 

The responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Engage in powerful, productive partnerships with families and students to ensure that instruction meets the needs of all students
  • Collaborate with the special education team to ensure that files are in compliance
  • Collaborate with the general education and SPED teachers
  • Deliver instruction to students who have identified goals on their IEP
  • Participate on the Student Success Team
  • Support general education students as needed
  • Participate in continual, intensive job-embedded professional development.
  • Collaborate in the professional learning environment of the school, with students, families and the community.

Teachers of AFIA:

  • Demonstrate a commitment to teaching students who are traditionally underserved
  • Value the power of school in changing and improving children’s lives by constructing student-focused responses
  • Have a strong understanding of and ability to implement constructivism
  • Value the presence and the voice of students’ families as partners in the school
  • Have excellent communication skills
  • Be able to work collaboratively with others in a team environment
  • Be a reflective practitioner with a strong personal commitment to ongoing learning and growth
  • Be willing to grow in his/her/their ability to implement the arts throughout the curriculum
  • Plan and deliver differentiated instruction in whole classroom settings, as well as in small groups, based on continual student assessment and specific students’ needs
  • Collaborate with the art/music teachers and community partners to integrate arts across the curriculum
  • Engage in powerful, productive partnerships with families and students to ensure that instruction meets the needs of all students
  • Demonstrate an understanding and ability to implement inquiry-based, project learning
  • Participate in continual, intensive job-embedded professional development
  • Hold or be eligible to hold the appropriate certification 

Start Date: August, 2020 (We also have part-time or sub positions starting in Jan. 2020). Please indicate if you are interested in a position beginning in August 2020 or an immediate opening. 

Application Deadline:  The position will remain open until filled.

To Apply:  Submit resume or curriculum vitae, cover letter and 3 references. 

In the cover letter, please be sure to speak to the following:

How do your experiences prepare you for working at AFIA?

What interests you about working in a student-centered, inquiry-based, constructivist environment?

Describe any experiences you have in implementing project work and/or arts integrated curriculum.

Provide an example that demonstrates your commitment to continuous learning.

How do you work to build relationships with families and the community? Feel free to share a specific experience to illustrate your ideas. 

Questions about the position can be directed to the Executive Director, Tricia DeGraff at tricia.degraff@afiakc.org. 

Compensation:  Commensurate with experience

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