Special Education Teacher

Monday, August 14, 2017
Jackson Preparatory & Early College
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Special Education Teacher

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Special Education Teacher


Human Resource Experts is seeking a full-time Special Education teacher for grades 6-8 at Jackson Preparatory & Early College, an Early College public school academy located on the campus of Jackson College in Jackson, Michigan.


Jackson Preparatory & Early College

Vision: Jackson Preparatory & Early College is recognized as a world-class, personalized, small learning community, developing and implementing an environment that ensures success for all students in academics, on-time graduation, and college experiences.


Mission: Jackson Preparatory & Early College is an academically rigorous, relevant, engaging, student and success-focused environment wherein students become globally minded, academically prepared, and technologically advanced. The primary goal of JPEC is to prepare all students for college, work and life.



  • We inspire and encourage creativity, and balance, within the JPEC community
  • We foster an environment where students with an array of abilities and diversities collaborate to inquire, and where we celebrate that different is different, not deficient
  • We believe learning and growth takes place along a continuous progression personally connected with every individual learner to cultivate self-management for life, college, and career
  • We establish trusting relationships by being mindful that individuals’ behaviors are governed by identity and beliefs they hold, and because everyone’s voice and values should be honored
  • We believe passion, enthusiasm, and reflection are needed to be able to see, create, and experiment, and to continuously enhance our learning
  • All decisions, BIG or small must be made putting the needs of the student’s first
  • Relationships matter, and must be built and maintained with students and colleagues
  • Realistic honesty grounds us as we seek and fulfill our dreams through meaningful conversation, connections to the real world, deeper understanding, and higher order thinking
  • 21st century skills are absolutely essential and must be intentionally learned and practiced
  • Conflicts and mistakes are learning opportunities that make us stronger


Background: Imagine a new kind of school for your child. Imagine a school where his or her personal learning style, talents, strengths and weaknesses are all considered in crafting an individualized education. A school where learning is continuous and every student may advance at his or her own pace, with quality, personalized instruction and support. Imagine a school designed to see every student succeed, finishing with not only a high school diploma but also a college associate degree.

That is the exciting new idea for education that is Jackson Preparatory & Early College, which opened in the fall of 2014 as a new public school academy. Students have the opportunity to earn their high school diploma and an associate degree – tuition FREE – at Jackson Preparatory & Early College! It is located on the campus of Jackson College, authorizing partner for the school.

Students can earn a valuable credential while saving money and getting a head start toward their career or further study with Jackson College and/or other 4-year institutions.

Our enrollment currently stands at 370 students and is projected to be near 450 students in the Fall of 2017!


Function:  To facilitate academic intervention and support through an inclusion model focused on college readiness. To utilize a blended learning approach through direct instructional looping and a one-to-one technology program. To provide services both in a resource room model and through push-in support.




Reports To:  Principal

Job Description:



  • Provide direct instructional service to students based on IEP goals and core academic skills
  • Consult with other professionals and colleagues
  • Collaboratively plan, deliver, and evaluate instructional outcomes through a departmental structure
  • Conduct research needed to perform the essential functions of the position
  • Deliver direct instruction in a classroom with the support of a learning management system and digital tools
  • Monitor student progress toward college readiness in core academic areas


Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for learning, developing, and implementing the special education frameworks designed by the district
  • Responsible for an instructional program and the utilization of teaching methods which consider the individual needs, interests, abilities, and maturity levels of the students
  • Responsible for the application and use of formative and summative assessments as required by federal, state, and district guidelines and regulations
  • Responsible for establishing positive relationships with students
  • Responsible for establishing positive and proactive relationships with parents, families, and colleagues.
  • Establishes professional conduct and practices, and demonstrates responsibility for the supervision of students at all times.
  • Responsible for meeting state reporting requirements for special education services and IEPs.




  • Candidates must hold a valid Michigan Provisional or Professional Educator Certificate.
  • Interested candidates please submit resume, cover letter and proof of Michigan certification to mtharpe@employeesonly.net
  • Must successfully pass background screening


Human Resource Experts is an equal opportunity employer for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment.  All employment decisions at Human Resource Experts are based on the needs of the Academy, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex, age, physical, mental or sensory disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations.  Human Resource Experts will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.

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Jackson, Michigan, United States

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