The Quad Preparatory School is an alternative, non-profit, K-12 college preparatory school dedicated to the education of Twice Exceptional Students -- bright and creative children who learn differently. Here, students rise to the level of talent, instead of being kept down to the level of challenge, in a completely alternative program that truly molds itself to each child. The Quad Preparatory School is a young, fast-growing school founded in 2013 and also a vibrant professional learning community for employees. Our culture is collegial, responsive, and warm -- and we look forward to welcoming you to our school!
The Quad Preparatory School transforms the lives of twice-exceptional people – those who are gifted and learn differently – by redefining the experience of school. Our personalized model fully integrates social and emotional learning with challenging academics, empowering our students to rise to the level of their extraordinary talents. Through our innovative programs we are leading a larger movement in service of both twice-exceptional people and society at large.
We are looking for a long-term substitute (December-June) looking to gain classroom experience in a special education setting. The floating teacher reports directly to the Lower School Curriculum Coordinator and Director of Talent Development, providing academic and social-emotional instruction to the students along with occasional clerical and instructional support to the Curriculum Coordinator/Director of Talent Development. Associate teachers have the opportunity to receive mentorship and support from administration, head teachers, and clinical staff. A benefit of this position is the amount of professional development one will obtain in working with twice-exceptional youth and being mentored by veteran special education teachers and clinicians. Given the rapid growth of our school, we expect teacher vacancies in most years. If the hired individual is successful in this role, every effort would be made to extend this person’s contract into the 2020-2021 school year. Note, though, that there is no guarantee of a contract beyond the current school year.
Expectations for this position include:
Follow the professional code and policies in the school, and conduct self in a way that promotes the mission of the school.
Follow the guidance of the psychosocial and educational staff in working with the individual children in different classes as fits each child’s goals.
Be present at school every day whether or not another teacher is absent.
Take over schedule and classes as assigned for any teacher (head teacher, specialist teacher, associate teacher, or psychosocial teacher) across the Lower School who is absent from the classroom for a whole or part day.
Follow plans left by teacher.
Have alternate activities for various grades and subjects in the case of no plans left.
Follow directions of other teachers in the classroom as to the schedule and routine for that prep.
Report to teacher upon his or her return as to what was accomplished during their absence.
Provide additional coverage/classroom assistance when needed, as directed by the Lower School Curriculum Coordinator and Director of Talent Development.
Attend all professional development days.
Attend Friday afternoon psychosocial meetings per the direction of the Lower School Curriculum Coordinator and Director of Talent Development.
Must be able to use Google Suite, specifically Google Drive and Google Docs.
Supervise students during non-instructional times (including snack and outdoor time).
Perform other duties as assigned.
Love for Working with Children
Desire an Ability to Work with Students with Special Needs
Ability to Connect with School-aged Children
Providing Engaging Instruction
Attention to Detail
Maintaining Confidentiality and Privacy
Work Environment: This job operates in a school setting. School is located on the fourth floor of a building. This role requires regular walking to various locations around the school and accompanying students to a local park for outdoor time.
Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and listen. This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, and stooping all day. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move items under 20 pounds. During fire drills, the employee, unless physically unable, will need to use the stairs to go to ground level from the fourth floor. Typing required for composing emails and writing reports. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Position Type and Expected Hours of Work: This is a full-time long-term substitute position in an educational facility which is open 8 hours a day. Employee will work from the date of hire until the last day of school. Hours for this position are Monday-Friday from 8 A.M.-4 P.M. On rare occasions, weekend or evening hours may be required..
Preferred Education and Experience:
Master’s degree in education or related field
Experience teaching school-aged children
Experience working with twice-exceptional youth
AAP/EEO Statement: The Quad Preparatory School is based on an inclusive philosophy that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, marital status, creed, sexual orientation, familial status, citizenship, veteran or military status, or any other characteristic protected by law in its hiring procedures and policies.