Special Education Teacher

Position Summary

Grizzlies Prep is committed to meeting the unique needs of each scholar enrolled. To meet the needs of scholars with disabilities, Grizzlies Prep employs a team of special educators who work closely with core content general education teachers.

Reports To:  The Director of Scholar Support 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintain an IEP caseload in full compliance with all relevant federal, state, and local policies
  • Develop quality IEPs that ensure scholars with disabilities can fulfill the school’s mission
  • Facilitate effective IEP Team Meetings that ensure all members are heard and respected
  • Analyze academic and behavioral data to determine scholars’ strengths, needs, and growth
  • Design units and lessons, together with core content general education teachers, using the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework
  • Implement daily lessons, together with core content general education teachers, ensuring that all IEP accommodations, modifications, and services are provided
  • Teach general education RTI intervention classes
  • Communicate regularly and proactively with scholars, families, and appropriate Grizzlies Prep staff
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • A valid TN License for Special Education (or the ability to obtain one)

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of federal and state special education policy

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written

  • Strong interpersonal skills, with both adults and youth

  • Ability to manage time efficiently and effectively

Salary And Benefits

Grizzlies Prep offers competitive starting salaries.

Grizzlies Prep staff are eligible for subsidized health, dental, vision, and life insurance.  Per state law, all charter school employees must contribute to the state pension system; Grizzlies Prep offers a generous matching contribution.

Application Instructions

To apply for the core content teacher position, submit the following to careers [at] grizzliesprep [dot] org:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter - Answering the question “Why do you want to teach at Grizzlies Prep?”
  • Completed applicant and reference form - click to download