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Special Education Teacher - Teach Indy

Special Education Teacher

Christel House Academy West


REPORTS TO: Principal



Teachers at Christel House have the autonomy to try innovative strategies in their classrooms to reach all types of learners. Built into the model, teachers take 4 field trips a year with their students to embody the pillar of experiential learning and to provide educational and enriching experiences to our students. Being lifelong learners is extremely important to Christel House, so teachers and staff are encouraged to seek opportunities for their own professional growth and development. Christel House focuses on active learning and teachers are invited to use a variety of instructional methodologies and curriculum resources to present material in an interesting, stimulating and effective manner. Teachers support the whole child, teaching character education and social and emotional learning strategies to students to support their development beyond academics. Teachers are supported by interventionists, instructional coaches, lead teachers, on-site social workers and counselors, and a staff that thrives on collaborating and improving within the school community. As a part of the Special Education team, you will be an integral part of this support.


  • Maintaining all special education documentation and timelines for case conferences in accordance with state and federal requirements.
  • Ensuring the delivery of services outlined in individual education plans for students with disabilities in accordance with state and federal guidelines.
  • Plan, prepare and deliver engaging, standards-aligned lesson plans, instructional materials, and assessments that facilitate active learning.
  • Manage student behavior in the classroom by establishing and enforcing rules and procedures.
  • Encourage and monitor the progress of individual students and use the information to adjust teaching strategies.
  • Demonstrate a desire for working with students from diverse cultural, economic and ability backgrounds.
  • Encourage parent and community involvement, obtain information for parents when requested, schedule case conferences, promptly return phone calls and answer emails, and establish ongoing communication with parents.
  • Communicate necessary information regularly to students, colleagues, and parents regarding student progress and student needs.
  • Participate in appropriate professional activities
  • Ability and willingness to work collaboratively; maintaining cooperative and effective working relationships
  • Other duties assigned.


  • The opportunity to serve and make a huge difference in underserved kids’ lives
  • Competitive salary (starting at $50,000) with an average 2.5% pay raise or more per year
  • Competitive health care options
  • Employer contributions to retirement plans
  • Early sign-on bonus
  • End of year bonuses (up to 5% of salary)
  • Extra earning potential for leading professional development, clubs, and sports teams
  • Long-term employment bonus ($20K lump sum every 5-6 years)
  • Embedded leadership ladders and opportunities
  • Referral bonuses
  • Continuing education discounts at select universities
  • Eligibility for Federal student loan forgiveness for teachers



  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Indiana Teaching License in Special Education
  • Competency in using technology in the classroom setting
  • Ability to report to work on a regular and punctual basis
  • A strong belief in the mission and goals of Christel House Schools

HEADS UP: A complete application requires the following:

  • Current resume (please include an email address)
  • Contact information for at least three (3) professional references (References should include candidates supervisor in his/her current position and most recent prior position, or student teaching supervisors)

Applicants should disclose any criminal arrests or convictions in the application process.  A successful applicant will be required to submit to a national background check.

Christel House Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Type
Grade Level
Middle School (6-8)
Grade Categories
Special Education