Position Description

Special Education: Coordinator / Cross-Categorical Resource Teacher - AZ (2018-2019)
Location Maricopa County
Job Category Academy - Faculty (Teachers, Asst. Teachers, ESS / SPED)
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2018-2019 Exceptional Student Services (Special Education): Coordinator / Cross-Categorical Resource Teacher


Great Hearts Academies is committed to serving the students within our special education population in a manner that reflects and affirms their dignity and rightful participation within the larger student body. Through the use of consultation, resource, and inclusion models in a variety of academic environments, the Special Education team aims to provide support for students while working to ensure as much time as appropriate is spent within the general classroom.

Please find the specific locations with anticipated openings and grade levels by clicking on the following link::https://goo.gl/h7iYjt


Primary Duties and Responsibilities of our Special Educators:

  • ESS (SPED), Special Education and Resource Teacher will be providing direct and consultative services to students with IEPs in the school environment
  • Collaborating with related service providers and assisting general education staff in the implementation of accommodations and modifications
  • ESS (SPED), Special Education and Resource Teacher Writing and maintaining all IEPs, Prior Written Notices, and evaluation paperwork, ensuring compliance with state and federal guidelines
  • Planning and facilitating committee meetings throughout the special education process, as well as leading ongoing communication and collaboration with parents, staff, and administrative staff regarding student planning and progress.
  • Managing the transition of new enrollees eligible for special education and related services.
  • Additional responsibilities may include managing the evaluation process, coordinating 504 plans and conducting AZELLA testing and ELL programming to eligible English language learners.


  • Candidates must hold at least a Bachelor’s degree and a valid state certification in Special Education (mild to moderate, cross-categorical, learning disability, or intern) and have a current AZ IVP fingerprint clearance card.
  •  Candidates must be proficient in the use of technology.
  • Great Hearts teachers must also demonstrate a commitment to and love for the liberal arts.


The ideal candidate has previous experience in Special Education and an SEI endorsement.


  • Manageable caseload
  • Competitive salary
  • Signing Bonuses
  • Great benefits
  • Strong administrative support
  • Collaborating Exceptional Student Services Coordinators, supporting Regional Coordinators, and Great Hearts Lead Office support

Job Type: Full-time and Part-time Positions 

Job Location:

  • Phoenix, AZ

Required education:

  • Bachelor's

Required experience:

  • Teaching: 1 year
  • Special Education: 1 year



You may send any questions you have or an email stating interest (be sure to include your resume) to: ess@greatheartsaz.org or call Tealai Gonella at 602-703-6180. For more information regarding Great Hearts Academies or for help completing your application contact careers@greatheartsamerica.org  


This description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions; it does not exclude or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.Great Hearts Academies is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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