Young Scholars Charter Schools

  • Middle School Special Education Teacher

    Job Locations US-PA-Philadelphia
    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(3/26/2018 1:31 PM)
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    Young Scholars Charter School (YSCS) is seeking a passionate and hardworking Special Education teacher to join the YSCS family for the 2018-19 school year.

    About Young Scholars Charter School
    Young Scholars Charter School (YSCS) is a free, lottery-based, open-enrollment charter school serving students from across Philadelphia in grades 6-8. The mission of Young Scholars is to provide a personalized middle school education that challenges, engages and prepares all students to passionately pursue their dreams and lead a life of active citizenship.


    • Plan and provide excellent instruction, making every minute count in your classroom;
    • Develop detailed lesson plans, materials, homework assignments, and assessments based on state standards and school-wide goals for student achievement
    • Provide differentiated learning opportunities to support each student’s academic growth;
    • Set and reinforce clear expectations for student engagement;
    • Continuously improve based on feedback and coaching from school leaders;
    • Collaborate with other teachers to increase student engagement and achievement;
    • Reward positive student engagement and hold students accountable using school-wide systems;
    • Engage with family members regularly and participate in school-wide family engagement activities including phone calls to family members and school-based meetings with families;
    • Provide additional academic support to students after school for at least one hour per week.


    • Outstanding instructional skills and data-driven approach to instructional planning;
    • Mastery and enthusiasm for content/subject area;
    • The ability to motivate students and cultivate a culture of achievement;
    • A belief that ALL students should be held to high academic standards;
    • Resilience and professionalism;
    • Commitment to school transformation and continuous improvement;
    • Open to feedback and coaching;
    • Strong sense of personal accountability for student achievement;
    • Collaborative approach to problem solving.

    Educational Background and Work Experience
    • Experience driving student achievement results;
    • Bachelor’s degree in Education or a related field;
    • Must hold or be actively working to obtain PA teacher certification.


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