Graduation Achievement Charter High SchoolSpecial Ed Teacher

Graduation Achievement Charter High School

Special Ed Teacher (26)

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TitleSpecial Ed Teacher
Posting ID26

                                             POSITION DESCRIPTION



POSITION TITLE:   Special Education Teacher


FLSA:                       Non-Exempt


REPORTS TO:         Special Education Instructional Manager


Job Summary

This Special Education Teacher is responsible for managing students that have a variety of disabilities, in an interesting, stimulating, and effective manner in the learning environment. The Special Education advisor is responsible for providing IEP services and managing a student caseload. The Special Education Teacher interacts synchronously and asynchronously with the student(s) through a variety of methods, provides curriculum resources to meet the child’s individual needs including tutorials, e-mails, and phone calls. This is a full-time, year round position. The Special Education Teacher works online from a home-based office.   Some local travel to statewide learning centers and elsewhere may be required.


Main Responsibilities

  • Instruction and Student Achievement
  • Learn the Georgia Online Academy, Inc., curriculum for assigned grade levels and subjects  
  • Demonstrate knowledge of state standards, testing requirements, and graduation requirements within the core content  
  • Evaluate and provide feedback for subjective questions in the students’ assessments.
  • Monitor Discussion Boards / Forums to answer student questions and resolve issues within 24 hours of the original posting.
  • Supplement and reinforce the curriculum with online and offline materials and activities
  • Use information generated from the student’s performance to make data-driven decisions and adjustments to the curriculum and learning model.
  • Provide intervention tasks for students to complete to gain knowledge, skills and confidence to raise achievement and address weaknesses on a particular learning standard.
  • Collaborate with Special Education Coordinator to develop IEPs.
  • Collaborate with Special Education Coordinator on progress monitoring for students with disabilities
  • Provide special education services identified on the IEPs of students with disabilities. Special Education teachers may be required to provide academic, behavioral, and/or independent functioning services.
  • Provide Virtual Direct Instruction and/or Virtual Direct Consultation for students for assigned grade levels and subjects


  • Maintain the Learning Environment
  • Initiate and strengthen relationships with students and their families through many different interactions

Professional Responsibilities

  • Build community by contributing to school message boards, newsletter and events 
  • Participate in staff meetings and professional development sessions
  • Communicate with colleagues and supervisors on a regular basis
  • Maintain confidentiality as required by the school and by law
  • Request student records from previous school
  • Maintain and adhere to IEP timelines for annual reviews and re-evaluation dates
  • Ensure that all regular education teachers have copies of student accommodations and modifications
  • Ensure that all IEPs for new incoming students are completed within 10 days of student’s enrollment
  • Maintain records of all IEPs submitted from previous school student attended
  • Additional duties as assigned

Key Relationships

  • Internal: Advisors, Special Education Teachers, Director of Instruction, and Special Education Coordinator
  • External: Parents/Guardians, Students, Charter Board, State Department of Education

Key Behavioral Competencies

  • Personal Accountability - When committing to do something, does it decisively, responsibly and with urgency.  Can be relied on consistently, including:
  • Demonstrates a strong sense of urgency through prioritizing and following through on commitments
  • Drives hard to meet and frequently exceed goals and objectives within tight timeframes.

Decision Making

  • Makes timely decisions
  • Takes bold, decisive action or makes commitments, despite risks, conflict or uncertainty, after considering the available courses of action and the needs and values of others. 



  • Responds to change with a positive attitude and a willingness to learn new ways of working. 
  • Seeks new skills, behaviors and knowledge to increase personal performance capabilities.


  • Establishes rapport with people easily
  • Develops and maintains a network of contacts who can provide information, help and access to others.


  • Bachelor degree
  • Minimum two years teaching experience in a traditional (brick & mortar) or virtual school preferred 
  • Experience teaching or participating in an e-learning/online learning course preferred
  • State Teacher Certification  in Special Education or approved alternative certification 

Content proficiency

  • Baccalaureate or Advanced degree in the subject to be taught, or
  • Passed a rigorous state content exam in the subject
  • Strong written and verbal skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Outlook
  • Proficiency with multimedia communication tools, such as discussion boards, web logs, email, instant messaging and audio podcasts
  • Ability and availability to travel within the state as needed
  • High degree of flexibility
  • Demonstrated ability to thrive in a fast-paced work environment 
  • Experience developing and revising curriculum preferred
Shift TypeFull-Time
Salary Range$43,000.00 / Per Year
LocationCentral Office

Applications Accepted

Start Date10/11/2017
End Date02/28/2018