Middle School Special Education Teacher

WHIN Music Community Charter School
Manhattan, NY
Lead Teacher
$65K - $90K/year
General Education, Special Education
5th - 8th

WHIN Music Community Charter School staff actively contributes to creating a school

environment where all students are valued, supported, and challenged academically. They strive

to create a scholastic environment that nurtures as it challenges, works purposely and in

partnership with scholars and families to lay the foundation of a life-long learning process

which enables students to master the academic rigors of college, meet the challenges and

opportunities of 21st century employment, and be empowered agents of social change.

Our Mission:

To provide our diverse student population with rigorous academic instruction, intensive music

education and a positive learning environment so that every student can thrive academically

and personally.

We believe...

• that all children deserve a high quality education, with access to academic rigor, music

creation, and a holistic approach to developing character.

• that a collaboration with families ensures the greatest success for our learners.

• that restorative justice, inquiry-based hands on learning, and authentic learning

experiences provide the most effective environments for growth, success, and joy.

We are looking for teachers who are...

• looking to grow and prosper in a collaborative work environment, including in co-taught


• excited about teaching in a school and neighborhood where diversity is central.

• highly qualified and certified in Special Education, English as a New Language, and/or

Early Childhood Education.

We support teachers by...

• coaching and professional growth to deepen instructional practices.

• peer-to-peer observations, feedback, and support as well as ongoing professional


• having two teachers co-teaching to ensure all learners’ needs are met and teachers can

work collaboratively to be at their best.

In action, our mission looks like caring deeply about all aspects of our young learners’ potential.

We make academics a priority while also ensuring students’ character and personal growth.

With music at our core, students experience working together to create something bigger than

their individual skills every single day, and this approach extends to our classrooms where

project-based, hands on learning cultivates curious, creative, and hardworking learners.

WHIN is currently seeking high performing elementary teachers who are ready to help grow a

unique school community where compassion, kindness, and curiosity drive each and every day.

Specifically, Middle School Special Education teachers at WHIN are responsible for: 

  • Creating and maintaining a fun, engaging, and inclusive classroom culture where all students love to learn

• Differentiating instruction to meet learners needs to improve development of sensory

and perceptual motor skills, language, cognition, and memory

• Developing, modifying, and implementing curriculum and assessments for students with

disabilities as determined in a student’s IEP and/or 504 plan

• Implement Behavior Intervention Plans (BIPs) as needed

• Driving academic outcomes for all students by analyzing data, differentiating instruction,

and supporting each learner’s unique needs

• Contributing to the Child Study Team’s assessments of student needs

• Collaborating with colleagues to implement an effective integrated co-teaching model to

serve all students in an inclusive classroom

• Inspiring students and fellow staff to perform at his or her highest potential

• Developing and maintaining strong and professional relationships with WHIN families

Qualifications for the Middle School Special Education Teacher positions are:

• NYS or equivalent Special Education Teaching Certification

• Urban elementary teaching experience

• Experience teaching 5th-8th grade

• Demonstrated success raising achievement levels of all students

• An unwavering belief that all students can achieve at a high level

• Proven commitment and success working with students and families

• The ability to thrive in a startup environment

• The ability to excel in a fast-paced, dynamic, and exciting school

• A sense of humor and kindness towards your colleagues

Advanced proficiency in one or more of the following areas is strongly preferred

• Bilingual (Spanish)

• Music performance

• Early Childhood teaching experience and/or certifications

• Project Based Learning and Inquiry Based Learning

• Responsive Classroom, Love & Logic Student Management, and Restorative Justice


Compensation and Benefits: WHIN Music Community Charter School offers a highly

competitive salary and robust benefits as well as a fun and professional working

environment with ongoing professional development opportunities.

EEO Policy: WHIN Music Community Charter School is an equal rights and opportunity agency

and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion,

ancestry, marital status, or any other legally protected classification in its activities, educational

programs, or employment practices as required by Title VI, IX, and Section 504.

To Apply: Email a cover letter and resume to careers@whinmusic.org