Special Education Teacher


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BART Charter Public School
1 Commercial Street
ADAMS, MA 01220

Website: bartcharter.org

Company Description:
Berkshire Arts & Technology Charter Public School (“BART”) is a nationally recognized, award-winning, college-preparatory, public middle and high school located in Adams, Massachusetts. As the only charter school in Berkshire County, it is consistently ranked among the top schools in Massachusetts for student academic achievement and growth.
Committed to its mission to prepare its students for college and a lifetime of learning, BART is a community of 363 curious and creative students, devoted and innovative teachers and staff members, and families dedicated to the success of their children. The student body is richly diverse, each member with an important personal story. The School is built around a makerspace, and its academic program comprises an intense academic core curriculum enriched by ample elective courses in the arts and technology as well as opportunities for students to pursue independent creative and scholarly projects. Before they graduate, BART students must pass courses on college campuses, take and pass collegiate-skills courses each year, complete an internship within the region, and participate in a rigorous program of mock interviews, portfolio presentations, and annual science fairs.
The success enjoyed by BART’s students and the School as a whole results from a school culture characterized by the pursuit of excellence and based on a set of foundational elements:
A liberating, college-preparatory, academic environment that provides for students and employees alike intellectual challenge, professional development and exploration, and personal growth;
Dedication to the education of the whole child that supports the child’s intellectual, emotional, social, and physical maturation;
A school that embodies the best of contemporary educational knowledge, thought, and practices, including a reliance on data-driven teaching and learning in support of advancing student achievement;
A vibrant, inclusive school that embraces diversity and individuality yet shines by the devotion of students, faculty and staff, and families to their BART and home communities;
An educational experience that brings the world into BART and BART into the world; and
A strong, resilient, and multi-element financial base from which resources enable students’ academic success and professional distinction and employees’ professional development and refinement.

Special Education Teacher
Full Time
Master's Degree
Special Education - Preference: Preferred


The BART Special Education Teacher is a school-year, full-time position reporting to the Director of Special Education. Each teacher has a caseload of students that they support. They collaborate with the general education Teams and with paraprofessionals. Teachers are assigned to specific students and/or grade levels. 


  • Develop Individual Education Plans that are clear, effective, thorough, and adhere to Special Education regulations
  • Lead Team meetings; including Initial, Triennial, and Annual reviews
  • Monitor and support the continued implementation of IEPs 
  • Liaise with teachers, families, students, and providers
  • Address issues, as they arise, for your special education students
  • Develop and administer the MCAS-Alternative Assessment to qualified students
  • Create modified curriculum for use in remedial classes and in inclusion classrooms
  • Push in to the inclusive classroom
  • Work with paraprofessionals to ensure that they are supporting students effectively
  • Accumulate and prepare information for evaluators
  • Complete all paperwork in a timely, accurate, thorough manner
  • Administer some diagnostic assessments, such as achievement testing
  • Apply and support the use of assistive technology
  • Establish excellent home/school communication


    • Special Education certification, preferred
    • Master’s degree in Education, or equivalent, preferred
    • Experience as a Special Education teacher or classroom teacher, preferred
    • Proven ability to collaborate effectively and diplomatically with parents, teachers, administration, and providers
    • Detail oriented
    • Knowledge of assistive technology as well as office productivity software
    • Ability to differentiate across a range of academic levels
    • Comfort in handling emotional and behavioral issues 
  • Licensure or experience working with ELL students preferred

Those who can see themselves in the role of Special Education Teacher at BART Charter Public School should send via email a résumé, cover letter and full contact information for three professional references to employment@bartcharter.org. The cover letter should be addressed to BART’s Interim Executive Director, Jonathan Igoe. Review of completed applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. 

BART Charter Public School is an equal opportunity employer. BART does not discriminate in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its services, programs or activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, those experiencing homelessness, or age. For more information about BART and its programs, please visit www.bartcharter.org.

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