The Pinnacle School, a private, special education day school for college-bound students in grades 2 through 12, seeks a High School History Teacher for a full-time, school-based position (10 months).
The History Teacher will provide high quality, data-driven instruction to students aligned with the school’s mission and philosophy. Teachers will differentiate curriculum to support students’ learning styles and current achievement levels. Teachers will cultivate open and positive lines of communication with students and parents regarding academic, social and emotional progress and development, as well as maintain collaborative relationships with colleagues. The Pinnacle School enables students with language-based learning differences to thrive through small class sizes, differentiated instruction, active problem-solving and relationship building. Candidates will be joining a robust and collaborative team of highly trained clinicians and teachers with expertise in special education, school counseling, speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, and classroom and behavior management. Pinnacle faculty and staff work tirelessly to support each student to become an enthusiastic learner and an engaged member of the community. We hire accomplished, inspiring people with a combination of teaching experience, advanced degrees, contagious enthusiasm, and engaging communication skills.
Salary and benefits are competitive and consistent with other independent schools in the Fairfield/Westchester area. Benefits include: Medical/Dental, Vision, PTO, Life Insurance, LTD, and Retirement.
To apply, please send your resume, certification, 2 references and a brief, email cover note to HR please note “Pinnacle School - HS History Teacher” in the subject line of your email reply.
The successful candidate will meet the following requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in Special Education, Education, Literature or related field; Master’s degree preferred
Prefer candidates with a valid Connecticut state teacher certification in content area or special education (such as 165-Special Education: Comprehensive, grades k-12 or 026-History & Social Studies, 7–12).
Minimum 2 years experience teaching special education student populations with language-based learning differences
A passion for using history to teach debate, inquiry, critical thinking, research and writing skills, and for cultivating an authentic voice and civil dialogue
Familiar with the IEP process and the collection of progress monitoring data
Create and maintain an orderly and aesthetic learning environment that accounts for students social, emotional, and executive functioning need
Commitment to helping children of all abilities reach their full potential
Excellent written and verbal communication skills and a collaborative, enthusiastic style to fit with our small-team environment
About The Pinnacle School
Greenwich Education Group houses a rich array of academic resources, including subject tutoring, SAT, ACT, & ISEE test preparation, day and boarding school advisory services, college counseling, diagnostic assessment, clinical and coaching services and social skills support.
Our three NEASC accredited, co-ed, independent day schools, Links Academy, The Pinnacle School, and The Spire School offer unique environments and curricula designed for their students. Spire and Pinnacle are licensed by the state of Connecticut as Special Education Schools