Special Education Teacher (Immediate Start)

Summit Public Schools - Redwood City, CA - Full time

Summit Public Schools - Redwood City, CA - Full time

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Teaching at Summit is unlike teaching in a traditional environment. Our teachers know the individual strengths and areas for growth of each of their students. By design, our schools are small communities where every student is known. Every teacher serves as a mentor to a group of students who they will coach, counsel through the college process and advocate for through their academic career at Summit. Mentors meet weekly with their mentees to reflect on the week and discuss their goals and plans for the coming week. Mentors push students to become self-directed learners who can set and achieve goals and seek new challenges.

The role of the teacher is to empower students to own their learning. Teachers at Summit plan by deeply understanding student data and determining what group and individual supports are needed for their students to move forward on complex projects. This planning requires teachers to consider not only how students are integrating content information into their projects but also how they are applying cognitive skills (e.g. argumentative writing, hypothesizing) that stretch across all content areas and the habits of success (e.g. perseverance) that allow them to prepare for the world beyond the classroom. Summit teachers do not see themselves as disseminators of knowledge but instead as facilitators and coaches to their students.

In addition to serving as a mentor and teaching their course, our faculty understand the value of collaboration. They share best practices across the network, observe one another in the classroom, and work as a team to provide their students with high-quality education. Teachers have the opportunity to take on a variety of leadership roles within these collaborative structures at Summit.

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Teaching

Experience Level

Entry Level

Summit Public Schools

Summit Public Schools is a leading charter management organization serving diverse communities in the San Francisco Bay Area and Washington State with currently eleven schools serving over 3,600 students.

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