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Under the direction of the Director, the Licensed Special Education Teacher develops and provides specialized instruction to meet the needs of students whose primary need is in the area of Emotional Disability. S/he will evaluate and assess student progress against instructional objectives and function as IEP case manager for assigned students.  In this position, the Special Education Teacher will utilize Life Space Crisis Intervention and the Circle of Courage for social emotional behavior support within the learning environment. Academics are based on Competency- Based learning practices to design individual learning pathways for students. 

This program is housed outside of the home districts in an alternative site under the direction of the Leyden Area Special Education Cooperative.  All students within the program are in high school (9th-12th grade) or Middle School (6th-8th grade) and need more support than is available at their home districts due to their severe emotional needs.  The Special Education Teachers in this program embrace a unique learning environment for students that is highly specialized.  The ideal candidate uses creative solutions and thinks outside the traditional curricula and methods available in a high school/middle school setting.    


  • Minimum B.A. degree in special education from an accredited institution.
  • Current PEL with Special Education Teaching endorsement.

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