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ESY Special Education Teacher Job – WISCA – Sharpsburg

The Watson Institute is hiring a special education teacher for the extended school year (ESY) summer program at our WISCA program at our Sharpsburg location, located 6 miles northeast of Pittsburgh, PA. All training and program dates are mandatory.

ESY Staff Training Dates: Tuesday, July 5, 2022 and Wednesday, July 6, 2022 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

ESY Program Dates: July 7 & 8 (Thursday & Friday); July 11 – 14 (Monday – Thursday); July 19 – 22 (Tuesday – Friday); July 25 – 28 (Monday – Thursday); staff hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Learn more about what it’s like to work at the Watson Institute!

Employment Type: Seasonal

Location: Sharpsburg, PA

200 Linden Avenue | Sharpsburg, PA 15215


  • Plan and conduct assessments – record and interpret assessment data
  • Develop, maintain and monitor present education levels, goals, objectives, success criteria and specially designed instructions for Individualized Education Plans (IEP)
  • Plan, implement and adapt instructional activities
  • Organize and maintain a safe and effective learning environment
  • Utilize appropriate behavior management strategies and techniques
  • Communicate routinely with parents and appropriate school district personnel
  • Work effectively within a transdisciplinary educational team
  • Participate in Education Center activities
  • Supervise activities of classroom aide(s)


  • Must be available for all dates in the program
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Bachelor’s degree; advanced degree preferred
  • PA Special Education Teaching Certification in mentally and physically handicapped or specific exceptionality/area preferred
  • Two years’ teaching experience in special education preferred
  • Current PA clearances – Acts 34, 114 and 151
  • Ability to lift and position students weighing up to 40 pounds