Director of Education

Chelsea School is seeking a dynamic individual with outstanding leadership, interpersonal, and organizational skills to be our new Director of Education for the 2022-23 school year.
The Director of Education is responsible for the implementation of the academic curriculum and the teaching and learning for all grade levels [5th through 12th grades]. Other responsibilities include supervision of teaching staff, oversight of certification status, and compliance with state regulations regarding instruction. The Director of Education serves as the primary contact to the Maryland State Department of Education and Office of the State Superintendent of Education [OSSE] of the District of Columbia.
The Director of Education oversees Statewide Assessments, SAT, PSAT, and ACT programs for eligible students. They serve as a member of the Admissions and Administrative teams. The Director of Education maintains Chelsea School compliance with IDEA Law; State of Maryland COMAR regulations and Office of State Superintendent of Education [District of Columbia Public and Charter School] regulations.
Chelsea School is a nonpublic special education school that serves students with language-based learning disabilities in a rigorous college preparatory environment. For more information about the school, please visit www.chelseaschool.edu.

Required Qualifications

– Maryland State Department of Education teaching certificate in Special Education.
– Experience working with students with dyslexia, ADHD, and learning disabilities.
– At least 5 years teaching experience with a history of improving student achievement
– Expertise in lesson design, multi-modal instructional practices, multi-sensory methods, assessment of students, supervision and coaching of teachers, and school leadership.
– Must meet all state requirements for employment (background check, etc.)
– Master’s degree in Special Education or related field

POSITION OBJECTIVE:

To oversee, maintain and coordinate all aspects of Chelsea School’s academic program including implementation of IEP services.

THE DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION SUPPORTS THE MISSION OF CHELSEA SCHOOL BY PERFORMING THE FOLLOWING PRIMARY DUTIES:

Work with Executive Director and Testing Coordinator to coordinate all Maryland and District of Columbia state testing for both middle and upper division
Coordinate the teacher and staff certification process with the State of Maryland Department of Education and OSSE
Develop and supervise implementation of curriculum for the academic program
Maintain goals/objectives bank for writing, math and study skills IEP objectives
Oversee the development, tracking, dissemination and proper implementation of IEP mandated accommodations for students during state testing events.
Oversee school responses to complaints or Due Process Hearings.
Oversee instructional portion of operational budget
Maintain Chelsea School compliance with IDEA Law; State of Maryland COMAR regulations and District of Columbia Public School regulations
Coordinate with administrative team members the Summer Institute for all staff prior to start of every school year
Serve as the key contact person with the State of Maryland Department of Education, OSSE and local school systems on all matters pertaining to curriculum, instruction and graduation requirements to include site visits
Develop professional education opportunities for faculty
Coordinate with administrative team to oversee the ESY Program: student schedules, budget, hire faculty, transportation, coordinate curriculum and technology support
Attend statewide and district-wide meetings pertaining to IEP related goals and objectives
Oversee planning and preparation for Academic Fair
Attend occasional evening school-wide functions such as back-to-school night, awards ceremonies, parent/ teacher meetings, open houses, etc.
Attend Admissions Committee and Administrative Team meetings
Recruit and hire content area and substitute teachers
Supervise and evaluate the performance of teaching and substitute staff, both formally and informally, on a regular basis throughout the school year
Manage teaching staff; review performance and establish goals and actions intended to achieve performance improvement
Maintain records of employee observations, review assessments and performance plans
Coordinate substitute teacher assignments
Develop mid-year and end-of-year exam schedule and communicate this information to staff and families
Coordinate Back-to-School Night activities
Coordinate the generation and distribution of Student Progress Reports and Report Cards

Interested candidates should contact Kristal Weems-Bradner, Head of School at kweems@chelseaschool.edu

Director of Admissions

Chelsea School is seeking a highly-motivated and organized individual to become our new Director of Admissions. The Director of Admissions oversees all aspects of the recruitment, vetting, and enrollment process for publicly and privately-funded students. This requires an understanding of special education assessment, diagnosis, and law, as well as an understanding of the type of students who can be successful at our school. This position requires organization, attention to detail and follow-through, as well as outstanding communication and interpersonal skills.

POSITION OBJECTIVE: To establish and increase the visibility in the outside community
and seek opportunities for the recruitment of new students to the school.

Requirements:
Minimum education requirement: Bachelor’s Degree
At least 3 years experience in school admissions preferred
Knowledge or background in special education (specifically dyslexia, ADHD, and learning disabilities)
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
Ability to learn quickly on the job
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to work with a team in a collaborative environment
Security clearance (background check)

THE DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS SUPPORTS THE MISSION OF CHELSEA SCHOOL BY PERFORMING THE FOLLOWING PRIMARY DUTIES:

Oversee the program of admissions of new students to the school.
Present the school to prospective students and parents, which includes systematic and efficient handling of applications and communication with candidates and their parents
Interview potential candidates and their parents
Oversee arrangements for admissions testing, securing of necessary student credentials and communicating final decisions to the appropriate individuals.
Oversee the Admissions office including the creation and administering of the admissions budget, and appropriate admissions and marketing materials, mailings and publications.
Evaluate the admissions process continually and redesign where appropriate all aspects of admissions with the goal of maintaining a capacity enrollment of qualified students.
Coordinate with Director of Finance the management of re-enrollment of current private-pay students for the succeeding year

Maintain and disseminate relevant statistics on all aspects of the admission and re-enrollment program.
Participate in the external networking of the School by organizing and/or attending various gatherings and conferences (Educational Fairs, Open Houses, School Fairs, etc.)
Undertake special projects as requested.

Interested candidates should contact Kristal Weems-Bradner, Head of School at kweems@chelseaschool.edu

MS Math Teacher

Chelsea School is seeking a full-time, highly-qualified Middle School math teacher for the 2022-2023 school year. Chelsea School serves students with language-based learning disabilities in a college preparatory environment. Chelsea School implements the math goals present in each child’s IEP, and follows the Common Core curriculum for mathematics. Candidates should be familiar with remediation methods and multi-sensory approaches to numeracy instruction. Preference is given to candidates with prior special education experience.
Ideal Candidates will meet the following criteria :
Valid Maryland state education licensure (or equivalent out-of-state licensure) in Special Education, and Secondary Math, or willingness to pursue licensure
Bachelor’s degree at minimum in math, education, special education, or related field
Familiarity with a variety of multi-sensory, systematic, structured instructional numeracy programs and practices
Experience assessing student progress toward achievement of benchmarks goals and objectives
Competence in writing IEP goals and objectives in the areas of mathematics.
Excellent communication and organization skills
For more information about our program, please visit www.chelseaschool.edu

Interested candidates should contact Kristal Weems-Bradner, Head of School at kweems@chelseaschool.edu

Careers Teacher

Chelsea School is seeking a full time Careers Teacher for the 2022-23 school year. The primary duties will include teaching 11th and 12th grade Careers classes, as well as middle school Careers classes. In addition to this, the Careers Teacher will oversee transition activities at the school including: IEP implementation, the college application process, SAT and ACT preparation, college scholarship processes, linkage with state agencies, career and college readiness, etc. Chelsea School specializes in educating college-bound students with learning disabilities. Preference is given to candidates with prior special education experience.
Ideal Candidates will meet the following criteria:
Valid Maryland state education licensure or equivalent out-of-state licensure in Special Education (or willingness to earn licensure within state-mandated time frames)
Bachelor’s degree in related field.
Experience working with students with learning disabilities, dyslexia, ADHD, and other disorders.
Familiarity with a variety of multi-sensory, systematic, structured instructional programs and practices.
Experience assessing student progress toward achievement of benchmarks, goals and objectives.
Ability to prepare students for SAT and ACT testing
Competence in writing IEP goals and objectives in the area of transition
Excellent oral and written communication and organization skills
Familiarity working with student records including: neuropsychological reports, academic testing, IEPs, etc.

For more information about our program, please visit our website: www.chelseaschool.edu

Interested candidates should contact Kristal Weems-Bradner, Head of School at kweems@chelseaschool.edu

Science Teacher (MS and HS)

Chelsea School is seeking a highly-qualified science teacher for the 2022-23 school year to teach high school Biology, Anatomy & Physiology and Middle School Science. Our science program follows the Prince George’s County Schools curriculum. Chelsea School specializes in educating college-bound students with learning disabilities. Preference is given to candidates with prior special education experience.
Ideal Candidates will meet the following criteria:
Valid Maryland state education licensure (or equivalent out-of-state licensure) in Special Education (or demonstrate eligibility to start the certification process)
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree or equivalent post-baccalaureate graduate credit in education, special education, science or related field
Familiarity with lesson planning based on Common Core science curricula
Knowledge of and experience teaching science topics
Familiarity with a variety of multi-sensory, systematic, structured instructional programs and practices
Experience with IEP implementation; developing and monitoring IEP goals
Excellent oral and written communication and organization skills
For more information about our program, please visit our website: www.chelseaschool.edu

Interested candidates should contact Kristal Weems-Bradner, Head of School at kweems@chelseaschool.edu

5th Grade SpEd Teacher (Self-Contained Class)

Chelsea School is seeking a certified special educator for a self-contained 5th grade classroom for the 2022-23 school year. MSDE Special Education certification (1-8) is required to be considered for this position.

Chelsea School specializes in educating students with language-based learning disabilities in a college preparatory environment.
Ideal Candidates will meet the following criteria:

– Valid Maryland state education licensure in Special Education 1-8, or eligibility for conditional licensure in Special Education 1-8
– Bachelor’s or Master’s degree or equivalent post-baccalaureate graduate credit in education, special education, or related field
– Familiarity with lesson planning based on Common Core curricula
– Knowledge of and experience teaching elementary academic content
– Familiarity with a variety of multi-sensory, systematic, structured instructional programs and practices
– Experience with IEP implementation; developing, writing and monitoring IEP goals
– Excellent oral and written communication and organization skills

Interested candidates should contact Kristal Weems-Bradner, Head of School at kweems@chelseaschool.edu