Special Educator for middle and upper school students with Intellectual Disability


Sulam is a private inclusion program for students with a variety of learning differences. At Sulam our mission is to help each child reach his or her maximum potential - academically, socially, emotionally and behaviorally. We use fun, meaningful and carefully planned lessons to optimize our students’ growth and success - in small group instruction as well as in an inclusion setting at a large Jewish community school in the Greater Washington area.

About the Position

We are in search of an experienced, calm, well prepared and thoughtful teacher who has expertise in teaching students with Intellectual Disability, and who is well versed in current best practices in special education. A strong work ethic that includes teamwork and collaboration with colleagues, students and their families is a must. We value initiative taking to learn new strategies, and we offer a safe and supportive environment in which to try out new ideas, reflect and adjust where necessary.

The ideal candidate will also:
* Have a demonstrated track record of excellent teaching in special education.
* Have a Master’s degree in Special Education (preferred).
* Display excellent classroom management skills.
* Experience teaching Life Skills curriculum.
* Interest in expand and growing a program.
* Enjoy and be committed to professional development and collaboration with colleagues.
* Demonstrate deep interest in how children learn and has an ongoing drive to keep abreast of current research in education.
* Have a joyful attitude and a sense of humor!

Responsibilities include:
* Plan, prepare and deliver lesson plans and instructional materials that facilitate active learning.
* Instruct and monitor students in the use of learning materials
* Use relevant technology to support instruction.
* Manage student behavior calmly and professionally.
* Monitor progress of students by observation and data collection and use information to adjust teaching strategies.
* Communicate appropriately and effectively with colleagues, students, and families.

Send cover letter and resume to Lianne Heller at lheller@sulam.org

Location: Rockville, MD
Salary: Commensurate with experience

For More Information, please contact Lianne Heller lheller@sulam.org