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Special Education Teacher – ESY Summer Program – Friendship Academy

The Watson Institute is hiring a Special Education Teacher for the Extended School Year (ESY) summer program at Friendship Academy! ESY Summer program runs from June 22, 2016 through July 21, 2016 Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Schedule: Training on June 20, 2016 and June 21, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.


  • Special Education Teacher for the Extended School Year Summer Program at Friendship Academy
  • Implement the Individualized Education Program (IEP) for each assigned student
  • Work collaboratively with content area teachers/ancillary teachers to plan, develop and implement courses
  • Demonstrate planning and preparation strategies and skills
  • Implement strategies for motivating and managing students (i.e. Student Behavior Management System)
  • Demonstrate a range of instructional approaches and alternatives of assessment appropriate for the strengths and needs of diverse learners, including direct instruction, inquiry-based learning and hands-on projects
  • Monitor and evaluate student progress
  • Provide academic feedback to students along with regular progress reports
  • Demonstrate communication and interpersonal skills appropriate for working in a multifaceted program
  • Complete paperwork as required by the program


  • Must be available for the two training days and all days in the program
  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred
  • Pennsylvania teaching certification in Special Education required
  • Dual teaching certification preferred
  • Related work experience in field is preferred
  • Current PA Acts 34, 114 and 151 clearances required


Employment Type: Full-time