The Quad Preparatory School is an alternative K-12 college preparatory school dedicated to the education of Twice Exceptional Students- bright and creative children who learn differently. Here, students rise to the level of talent, instead of being kept down to the level of challenge, in a completely alternative program that truly molds itself to each child.
The Quad Preparatory School is a trailblazing organization that prides itself on exemplary education and clinical care in a creative yet rigorous way. Our unique model fully integrates explicit social and emotional learning with a rigorous academic curriculum, specially designed to engage and motivate our highly capable students to reach their potential—as independent thinkers, empowered and mindful adults, and innovators and contributors to communities of excellence.
The Quad Preparatory School is also a vibrant professional learning community for employees. Our culture is collegial, responsive, and warm - and we look forward to welcoming you to our school!
We are looking for intelligent, intuitive, flexible, creative, enthusiastic, curious individuals who enjoy a challenge and working with gifted young people who struggle with some learning differences. Instruction includes 1:1 and small seminars for personalized learning and acceleration when necessary. Good rapport with children and adolescents is imperative as well as the ability to adjust instruction to individual needs.
Candidate should have an understanding of dual differentiation: components of special education such as breaking down assignments and strong scaffolding as well as incorporating advanced curriculum topics and higher order thinking skills from gifted education pedagogy.
Creativity in developing alternative assignments and maintaining high standards is required.
Candidate must be a collaborative individual as teachers work in academic teams with strong supports from psychosocial and clinical professionals for counseling, social cognition, occupational therapy, and movement. Professional development is ongoing from a trained staff of professionals and a certificate in twice exceptional education is offered by the 2e Study Center affiliated with The Quad.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Follow the professional code and policies of the school, and conduct self in a way that promotes the mission of the school.
Follow the guidance of the psychosocial and educational staff in working with the individual children as per each child’s academic and social and emotional goals.
Provide for individualized educational and social and emotional growth for students who need extra support beyond the 1:1 that is provided in the classroom.
Support students in all of their goals for self-regulation, anxiety management, and impulse control skills.
Fully contribute to planning cross-curricular inquiry based projects and social, emotional and executive functioning learning with a collaborative, integrated team of educators and therapists.
Implement curriculum and instructional activities driven by student learning styles and multiple assessment alternatives, and maintain portfolios of student work to illustrate and record progress and achievement.
Empower students to take charge of their learning by providing all necessary scaffolding, modeling, materials, and resources, and consistently maintaining a high level of expectation for student success.
Co-Teaching & Planning: Responsible for team- and co-teaching with other teachers for integrated lessons/units with themes in academic subjects and other faculty as appropriate to promote the educational, physical, and social/emotional development of students.
Curriculum: Responsible for planning and implementing curriculum aligned with NYS common core standards and other instructional materials to meet students’ needs, considering such factors as physical, emotional, and educational abilities.
Conduct regular assessments to document the growth of students in areas needing support, and to support teachers in periodic benchmark assessments school wide.
Work cooperatively with school administrators, special support personnel, and colleagues by attending regular Prep and Team meetings, and meeting all deadlines set by administration.
Meet with parents/guardians to provide feedback on pupils’ progress at scheduled parent-teacher conferences, and complete written report cards in a professional, thorough and timely manner.
Be aware of school calendar and attend all evening meetings as required including Open Houses, Back to School Night, and other school functions, which may periodically be held beyond the school day.
Participate in all training and staff development modules, including reading required books and articles on cutting-edge 2E and other educational developments.
Use GSuite, specifically Google Drive
Perform other duties as assigned
Attention to Detail
Maintaining Confidentiality and Privacy
Work Environment: This job operates in a school setting. School is located on the 4th floor of building. This role requires regular walking to various locations around the school.
Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, and stooping all day. The employee must frequently lift and/or move items over 20 pounds. During fire drills, employee will need to use the stairs to go to ground level from 4th floor. Typing required for composing emails and writing reports.
Position Type and Expected Hours of Work: This is a full time position in an educational facility which is open 8 hours a day. Employee will work 10 months out of the year according academic calendar.
Required Education and Experience:
Bachelors in Special Education or related field
Preferred Education and Experience:
Masters in Special Education or related field
AAP/EEO Statement: The Quad Preparatory School is based on an inclusive philosophy that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, marital status, creed, sexual orientation, familial status, citizenship, veteran or military status, or any other characteristic protected by law in its hiring procedures and policies.