Fryeburg Academy, a 575-student day and boarding high school in Western Maine and the Mount Washington Valley, seeks an innovative Special Education teacher beginning September 2020. This full-time position involves meeting the academic and social/emotional needs for a caseload of identified special education students as a member of each student's wrap around team. The candidate will be highly organized, possess excellent interpersonal skills, and demonstrate the ability to provide effective, specialized instruction.
Preference will be given to candidates with teaching experience and developed, varied strategies for teaching special education students. Fryeburg faculty have significant responsibilities connected with the school's boarding program and extracurricular offerings. The Academy is therefore looking for individuals who enjoy working with high school students both in and out of the classroom and who wish, through commitment to a variety of roles, to strengthen its community. Experience working with students outside of the classroom- tutoring, coaching, in a residential or camp setting, or as an activity advisor- is a plus.
Interested candidates should submit an application, letter of interest, résumé, college transcripts, and three references to Judy Heininger, Executive Assistant to the Head of School (email@example.com).
All Fryeburg Academy employees are subject to Maine Dept. of Education Criminal History Record Check.
Fryeburg Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Qualifying Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree; MDOE 282 certification or eligibility for Maine certification; if not certified in Maine
Knowledge, Skills, Dispositions:
A strong belief in independent education, and particularly the mission of Fryeburg Academy
Experience in implementation and/or design of behavioral strategies and plans
Ability to establish positive, supportive relationships with students, parents, and colleagues
Ability to collaborativelywrite quality IEPs in a timely manner, including data-driven, observable, and measurable goals
Skilled in planning and delivering differentiated instruction and assessment to meet students’ IEP goals
Skilled in connecting and building relationships with students
Demonstrated, pro-active skills in communication and problem-solving
Comfortable in teaching English, Math, and/or History
Detail orientation and developed organizational habits
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
Ability to work both independently and collaboratively while maintaining high professional standards
A willingness to work with students of all backgrounds and abilities
A desire to work with students both in and out of the classroom. In particular, a willingness to serve as an academic advisor for a group of 10-12 students for their four years of high school.
About Fryeburg Academy
Fryeburg Academy is an independent secondary school that serves a widely diverse population of local day students and boarding students from across the nation and around the world. The Academy believes that a strong school community provides the best conditions for learning and growth. Therefore, we strive to create a supportive school environment that promotes respect, tolerance, and cooperation, and prepares students for responsible citizenship. Within this context, the Academy’s challenging and comprehensive academic program, enriched by a varied co-curriculum, provides the knowledge and skills necessary for success in higher education and the workplace.