Special Educator for Sulam@JDS in the 2023-2024 school year
Location: Rockville, Maryland
Type: Full Time
Who We Are:
Sulam@JDS is an exciting new initiative between the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School (CESJDS) and Sulam. This inclusion program is for students with diverse learning needs at CESJDS Lower School, providing them with the highly specialized support they need while attending a rigorous, pluralistic independent Jewish day school.
CESJDS is a leading JK-12 pluralistic independent Jewish day school that is known for its strong academics, comprehensive program, and commitment to Jewish values, learning, and Israel. For more than twenty years, Sulam has and continues to provide expertise in special education for students with learning differences in local schools.
Sulam@JDS is a highly collaborative program that partners with all stakeholders; parents, students, general educators and specialists, to ensure a meaningful, high quality individualized program for each student. We believe that every student is valuable to our community and has the right to be included in all aspects of their community school. We provide the necessary educational, social, and emotional support to ensure success and maximize possibilities and potential.
The Special Educator will teach and provide specialized instruction in core academic subjects; reading, writing, and math for Grades 1-5. The teacher will be responsible for assessing student learning, modifying curriculum, and leading small group instruction. The person in this position will work with experienced professionals to support the students in the program. Specific responsibilities include:
Overseeing implementation of individualized student programs
Planning and providing direct instruction to students in grades 1-5 that demonstrates understanding of best practices in special education
Developing modified curriculum and delivering instruction
Co-creating and implementing students’ social, emotional, and/or behavioral support plans
Collecting data to monitor progress toward individual student and programmatic goals
Assisting in the development of Formal Education Plans, progress reports, and report cards
Communicating regularly with all stakeholders - parents, students, educators
The Special Educator will possess the following qualifications and characteristics: ? Master’s degree in Special Education
Minimum of 5 years classroom teaching experience
Expertise in special education, teaching methods and practices
Experience teaching reading, math and writing; training in a research-based multisensory intervention method is strongly preferred
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills
Collaborative working style; a “team player”
High emotional intelligence and maturity; ability to navigate complex dynamics and nuanced situations
Flexibility to adapt to circumstances and challenges in the moment
Positive energy and enthusiasm; passionate commitment to inclusion and educational excellence
Send a cover letter and resume to DJ Kaplan at email@example.com.
Who We Are:
Sulam, an inclusion education program for students with learning differences in the Greater Washington area, is seeking a dynamic, skilled, and empathetic English teacher for our Upper School program. We are a family-friendly organization with a warm and supportive culture.
Sulam, a K-12 Jewish special education inclusion program, provides high quality educational, social, and emotional support for students with disabilities, while teaching the entire community that everyone belongs and can make a vital contribution to the world.
Sulam aspires to create an educational approach where people with learning differences are recognized as vital contributors to a diverse world, and are integrated naturally into the fabric of a school community and broader society.
Every student has the right to a rigorous Jewish education alongside his/her peers.
Every student can be a contributing member of the Jewish community and society at large.
Every student has strengths and wants to be successful.
Everyone benefits from an inclusive classroom environment in which there are diverse learning styles.