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High School Special Education Teacher

La Academia de Esperanza is currently seeking to fill their open High School Special Education Teacher position.

Job Overview

Our School:
La Academia de Esperanza (LADE), is an APS district-authorized public charter school serving grades 9-12 in Northwest Albuquerque. LADE provides an educational environment specifically designed for students in Albuquerque whose educational needs have not been fully met. Our design reflects an understanding of the adversity and social-emotional needs that can lead to difficulties in the conventional school setting. Our commitment to the dignity of each student creates a culture of acceptance for every student regardless of his or her educational history. We meet individual student needs through culturally relevant and sustaining curriculum,
social-emotional supports, small class sizes, extracurricular activities (i.e. robotics and sports), art classes, and engaging hands-on STEM projects supported by our makerspace. To promote alternative paths to graduation, the school utilizes alternative demonstrations of competency and NMPED portfolios in core subject areas.

Job Description:
Full/part time, certified, secondary, Special Education teacher responsible for providing the appropriate accommodations and modifications to the set curriculum for their students. Their duties include identifying the individual needs of their students, creating a supportive and effective learning environment and ensuring their students have the resources they need to succeed while balancing a caseload, writing IEP’s and working with ancillary and other teaching staff.

Required Skills

Minimum Education/Training/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Special Education License
  • Current New Mexico teaching license, endorsement in the area(s) to be taught.
  • Desire: Math and/or Science endorsement – there’s flexibility to work with otherwise

Benefit Information

Salary to be determined based on qualifications and experience

● 188 Day Contract

● 10 Sick Days and 1 Personal Day, Per Year

● Full Benefits (we offer 80/20 premium coverage)

Application Process

To apply: send a cover letter, educational philosophy, resume, and two professional references to
Mr. Giron, Interim Head Administrator