Special Education Teacher (SY 22-23) – The SEED School of Los Angeles County TalentED Advisors Los Angeles, CA

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Special Education Teacher (SY 22-23) – The SEED School of Los Angeles County


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$62000 – 105000 per year

Job description


This is an onsite role – the permanent location is in South Los Angeles. In SEED LA’s first year, the school will be at a temporary location at American Jewish University off the 405 and Mulholland.

Vaccination Status:

SEED LA requires that all team members be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 for the safety of our students, family, and staff. Regardless of your current vaccination status, our team can advise you on how to fulfill this important requirement so that you can start the position in a timely manner.

About SEED:

The mission of SEED Schools is to provide students with a rigorous, college preparatory, boarding school model that prepares them for success in college and careers.

The SEED School of Los Angeles County (SEED LA) will open in Fall 2022 as California’s first urban public college preparatory boarding school, the fourth SEED school in the nation. Building a ninth-grade cohort each year, our goal is to have 125 ninth grade students enrolled for Fall 2022. By the 2025-2026 school year, SEED LA will empower roughly 400 students in Grades 9-12 to achieve their full potential through our 24-hour learning environment. Our partnership with LA Metro provides a unique opportunity for students to advance their skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) while engaging in hands-on learning in the transportation field.

Our integrates a rigorous academic program with a nurturing boarding program that develops the whole child. This boarding school model provides a comprehensive solution to the challenges facing urban youth and serves as a prototype for expansion nationwide. All SEED students live on campus between Sunday evenings and Friday afternoons. Our model has proven successful: over 90 percent of SEED graduates have been accepted to four-year colleges and universities throughout the country and over 60 percent remain enrolled in college or have already earned college degrees.

The success of the SEED model has been showcased in such as 60 Minutes, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and in the documentary film, Waiting for Superman. President Barack Obama has hailed SEED as “a true success story”.

More information can be found on the school’s website: .

Position Overview:

The SEED School of Los Angeles County is seeking a Founding Special Education Teacher. In this role, the teacher will provide special education students with learning activities and experiences designed to help them fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical, and social growth. The special education teacher will also develop or modify curricula and prepare lessons and other instructional materials to student ability levels. Other duties include collaborating with other instructional staff, school personnel and SEED LA’s senior leadership team to help advance SEED’s mission of supporting scholars to and through college completion.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serve as Founding Special Education Teacher helping to build and implement the SEED LA culture – establishing new routines and structures to prepare students for college completion and beyond.
  • Assess students’ skills and determine their educational needs
  • Adapt general lessons to meet students’ needs
  • Develop Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) for each student
  • Plan activities that are specific to each student’s abilities
  • Teach and mentor students as a class, in small groups, and one-on-one
  • Implement IEPs, assess students’ performance, and track their progress
  • Update IEPs throughout the school year to reflect students’ progress and goals
  • Discuss students’ progress with parents, other teachers, counselors, and administrators
  • As needed/if applicable, supervise and mentor teacher assistants who work with students with disabilities
  • Plan, organize, and deliver appropriate lessons for assigned area(s) of responsibility, and submit lesson plans to the Principal on an as requested basis.
  • Differentiate instruction to reach all learners
  • Collaborate with fellow teachers on planning, professional development, and standards-based curriculum and common assessment design to contribute to the continuous improvement of instruction at the school
  • Assess students’ learning in a professional manner and communicate students’ progress to parents and fellow teachers to facilitate future instruction.
  • Identify special needs of students and seek additional support, as needed
  • Maintain and submit necessary records, progress reports, and grade reports
  • Participate in faculty meetings, workshops, staff development programs, and other school sponsored activities
  • Assist in general building supervision and discipline of students outside of the classroom
  • Adhere to the professional and ethical standards as outlined by SEED
  • Other duties as assigned


  • A commitment to SEED’s mission and belief that with the right resources, any child can attend college and achieve their dreams
  • 2-3 years of experience teaching Spanish at the K-12 level
  • Experience with students with learning differences and ADHD is a plus as well as mentoring experience with the willingness to instruct students who have mental, emotional, physical, and/or learning disabilities
  • Ability to connect with people from diverse ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds (including but not limited to homeless and LGBTQ youth)
  • Experience working with diverse student populations in an urban setting
  • Strong written and oral communication skills in both Spanish and English
  • Possess an entrepreneurial spirit to be able to create and implement routines and rituals to ensure student achievement

Certifications and Degrees:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in a related field from an accredited university
  • Possess and maintain a valid California Teaching Credential or ability to obtain this credential in California by May 2022.

Employee Benefits:

Compensation will be commensurate with candidate experience and expertise. The teacher salary range is $62,000-$105,000 and will include a 3% increase each year. The benefits package also includes paid sick leave, holiday pay, a generous 403b retirement plan in addition to health, dental, vision, pet and life insurance.

The SEED School of Los Angeles County is committed to the letter and spirit of equality. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or national and ethnic origin in hiring and employment, nor in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and other programs.

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Thu, 23 Jun 2022 07:47:57 GMT