Classroom Teacher - New Foundations Charter School
Position: Classroom Teacher
Subject Area: Special Education
Job Title: High School Special Education Teacher
Job Location: New Foundations Charter School
Beginning: Aug 19, 2024
Deadline: Open until filled **
Certificate: Special Education 7-12
Certificate: Special Education N-12
District: New Foundations Charter School
Philadelphia, PA 19136
Telephone: 215-624-8100
Job Description:
High School Special Education Teacher {2024-2025}

New Foundations Charter High School is currently seeking a full-time Special Education teacher for the 2024-2025 school year.  

New Foundations staff members believe in our school mission - we are a caring community of learners.  We seek candidates who value our community, are highly motivated, and who will demand excellence from themselves and their students.

Successful candidates will have the following attributes:
  • At least 2 years of previous successful experience working with diverse student populations.
  • Appropriate PA Special Education certification.
  • Ability to work well individually and as part of a team.
  • A willingness to engage in instructional support so that you continually grow and improve as an educator.
  • Ability to maintain/write individual education plans.
  • Conducts assessments, testing and diagnostic examinations of students for the purpose of identifying learning issues, and recommending courses of action or corrective procedures to overcome issues and maximize learning.
  • Participates in PPT's and assists in developing Individual Educational Plans ("IEP") for students- Assists students and teaching staff in implementing students' IEP's and behavior management plans.
  • Coordinates with outside agencies, organizations and institutions, including state and federal authorities as needed.- Coordinates with administrators and other teaching staff members to ascertain individual student's abilities and needs, including students with special needs, and to familiarize stakeholders with social work services.
  • Serves as ready resource to students and parents to provide counseling that will lead each student to increased personal growth, self-understanding, and behavioral management; serves as liaison between home and school.

About New Foundations
The mission of the New Foundations Charter School is to provide students with the academic, social, and emotional foundations and skills necessary to become high-achieving, socially competent stewards of their communities. The teachers and staff of New Foundations Charter School will ensure a commitment to lifelong learning and achievement of all of our students by creating an atmosphere of caring that pervades every aspect of school life and promotes responsibility for all members of our school community.

Founded in 2000, New Foundations focused on two core ideas- be student-centered and growth focused.  We still believe that in order for our children to thrive as leading members of society, they must grow academically, socially, and emotionally today.  

Twenty years later, New Foundations remains a prominent public charter school serving 1500 students across grades K-12 in Northeast Philadelphia and a leader in academic excellence, social emotional awareness, and community engagement. 

We are a big “small” school - a family, rather than just a group of coworkers -  caring, kindness, and compassion matter in employee and employer relationships at New Foundations.

New Foundations offers a competitive salary and benefits package, a strong commitment to developing all staff as professionals invested in life-long learning, and the opportunity to work with the best students in Philadelphia.  

To apply, visit the careers page at

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