Special Education Teacher





Contract, Annual Salary



Bishop Ireton High School, a Catholic college preparatory school in Alexandria, Virginia, has a 2024-2025 opening for a full-time Special Education Teacher for our Special Services resource programs. The Academic Support Program focuses on providing targeted support for students who need help with executive functioning skills, self-advocacy, and work completion, and De Sales focuses on providing targeted support for students with specific learning disabilities.  This position reports directly to the Director of Special Services and Principal.

Quick Overview

We are hiring a teacher for our programs for students with and without disabilities who need extra guidance for academic success.  The ideal candidate will have experience working with students on developing executive functioning skills to include organization, planning, prioritizing tasks, study skills, etc.  The teacher should be passionate about supporting inclusion in an academically rigorous environment as well as qualified to teach differentiated, small group instruction to support a variety of content areas.  The teacher is also a key member of the larger Special Services team and should be excited to not only teach, but also work collaboratively with a larger team.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Teach mixed-grade skills-based mini lessons differentiated for student need. Teach in a variety of formats to include whole group, focused mainly on small group and one-on-one instruction.
  • Work well in a co-teaching environment supporting student needs as well as collaborating effectively with the other teacher in the room
  • Widely differentiate support for a variety of students
  • Support general education teachers with best practices and appropriate use of accommodations in the general education classroom
  • Foster open, frequent communication with teachers
  • Manage an assigned case load of Student Assistance Plans (our versions of 504 Plans/IEPs) from eligibility to implementation to review.
  • Weekly communication with parents of students in your classes and/or case load
  • Support small group testing for students with testing accommodations as well as helping with read aloud testing as needed during the school year
  • Appropriately respond to any unexpected behavior situations supporting student needs and modeling adult response for students who are neurodiverse
  • Attend regular Special Services team meetings and on-going team PLC/professional development
  • Find and attend on-going professional development opportunities to stay current in the field of special education/executive functioning support
  • Throughout the year, work closely with the Director of Special Services on tasks related to student/teacher support and program development/evaluation

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in education or a related field
  • Special Education Teacher Certification or extensive experience working with students who are neurodiverse
  • Experience working with high school aged students
  • Specific experience supporting students with one or more of the following diagnoses: ADHD, Autism, Anxiety
  • Successful experience teaching one or more of the core content areas
  • Experience managing a special education case load to include IEP/504 Plans/SAPs
  • Has experience on the latest best practices in developing executive functioning skills in adolescents
  • Exemplifies a deep belief in and commitment to educational excellence for all students
  • Effective oral and written communication skills

For more information on Special Services programs at Bishop Ireton, please visit the website at https://www.bishopireton.org/academics/special-services

If interested, please send a cover letter with three professional references, current resume, and written personal philosophy of education in a Catholic school environment to Tina Becker, Manager of Administrative Services, tina.becker@bishopireton.org

Applicants should submit a completed application to the Diocese of Arlington Office of Catholic Schools at https://arlingtondiocese.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx

Candidates must be willing to undergo a background check and take required in-person Virtus training. 

About Bishop Ireton

Bishop Ireton, a Catholic, co-educational, college preparatory high school in historic Alexandria, Virginia, began its proud heritage of academic excellence in 1964. The school offers a challenging environment and outstanding quality of life, both in academics and co-curricular activities, with a three-tiered focus on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), humanities and fine arts. The spirit of community service and giving back is central to the school’s mission. Bishop Ireton’s quality is reflected in its distinguished faculty and staff, who take great pride in seeing every graduate head to college – often to the most prestigious universities and service academies.

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