Springfield Public Schools MASY18-19 Empowerment Zone High School Special Education Teacher

Springfield Public Schools MA

SY18-19 Empowerment Zone High School Special Education Teacher (2548)

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TitleSY18-19 Empowerment Zone High School Special Education Teacher
Posting ID2548

SY18-19 Empowerment Zone High School Special Education Teacher

Grade Level: 9-12

Start Date: Summer 2018, TBD

Location: SEZP


About the Springfield Empowerment Zone Partnership

In 2015, the MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and Springfield Public Schools partnered to form the Springfield Empowerment Zone Partnership (SEZP). SEZP is committed to ensuring that the middle and high schools in “The Zone” are engaging environments where teachers receive the supports they need to grow professionally, and students have the opportunity to acquire the academic and personal skills to succeed in the college or career of their choice.


Each SEZP school has the autonomy to craft and implement its own, unique vision for success and receives support from an ecosystem of national-caliber partners. Furthermore, Teacher Leadership Teams at each school ensure that teacher voice is heard and that there is strong communication between school administration and staff.


Teaching in SEZP

SEZP is seeking educators who are excited to work in a collaborative, engaging, diverse, and high energy environment. We are seeking team players committed to the SEZP mission, high expectations, and their own professional growth.     


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Appropriate content/program area educator license (moderate disabilities or severe disabilities) and grade level (high school) licensure from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Desired Skills

  • A track record of success working with students and proven expertise in high school Special Education
  • High expectations for self and others, and a willingness to hold self and others accountable to these expectations
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, and strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to build strong relationships with students and families
  • Commitment to professional growth and regularly seeking out opportunities to improve instructional practice
  • Belief and alignment with SEZP’s core beliefs and philosophy, including the belief that each and every child can excel academically
  • Exceptional organizational skills and the ability to manage interrelated tasks
  • Bilingual speaking, reading, and writing abilities (Spanish)



SEZP offers a competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience; salaries for new teachers start at $49,000. Teachers in SEZP qualify for benefits (personal/sick days, health insurance, etc.) offered to other teachers in the Springfield Public Schools.


Positions will be filled on a rolling basis; applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. Please contact with any questions.

Shift TypeFT - Full Year
Salary RangeBased on collective bargaining unit salary schedule
LocationEmpowerment Zone

Applications Accepted

Start Date03/27/2018