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High School Special Education Teacher (Fort Worth) at

High School Special Education Teacher (Fort Worth)

Fort Worth, TX (Onsite) Full-Time
Uplift Education -

Mission Statement 

Uplift's mission is to create and sustain public schools of excellence that empower each student to reach their highest potential in college and the global marketplace and that inspire in students a life-long love of learning, achievement, and service in order to positively change their world. 



Provide students with appropriate educational activities and experiences that will enable them to fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical and social growth. Help students develop the skills necessary to be a productive member of society. 



School Responsibilities 

Arrives at school 15 minutes before carpool and is available for assigned duties or set-up (7:15 am) 

Stays at school until time designated by School Director/Managing Director or as business necessitates 

Participates in school-wide and individual professional development, including the 2 -3 week summer session 

Attends and participates in all staff meetings 

Performs necessary duties including but not limited to bus, morning lunch, and afternoon duties 

Chaperones field lessons and field trips 

Communicates with all staff 

Reports to appropriate administrators 

Abides by all state and federal mandates in reporting sexual or physical abuse and neglect 

Upholds the code of conduct and all school policies 

Maintains and supports a positive professional school culture 

Models behavior within the code of conduct 

Supports and follows directives of campus administrators 


Team Responsibilities 

Works as part of interdisciplinary team planning and aligning and integrating curricula that will be consistently assessed 

Attends all grade level meetings 

Works with grade level to address and resolve student issues 


Classroom Responsibilities 

Creates rigorous and engaging long-term, quarterly, weekly, daily, and lesson specific lesson plans 

Sets clear short-term and long-term goals to drive instruction 

Maintains a productive, safe, and focused learning environment 

Consistently enforces Uplift Education’s core mission and values 

Creates and provides meaningful and frequent assessments in a timely manner, utilizing the daily conference time to do so 

Provides necessary accommodations and modifications for growth and success of all students 

Effectively teaches the adopted curriculum, the Uplift curriculum and the International Baccalaureate components. 

Goes above and beyond to ensure all students are meeting appropriate standards 

Keeps parents well-informed about students’ progress, providing frequent feedback in accordance with campus guidelines, weekly assessments and quarterly report cards 

Maintains an open-door policy 

Upholds all school policies within the classroom 

Ability to communicate effectively with students, parents, staff, and public agencies in support of the attendance program 

Other duties as assigned 



This position does not have any supervisory responsibilities. 



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. 

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 



Bachelor's degree (B.A./ B.S.) from an accredited college or university required. Master’s Degree is preferred but not required. Must have a valid Texas Teacher Certification or be enrolled in an Uplift designated certification course. Teachers of record must be “highly qualified,” as defined by No Child Left Behind Act (federal law). Spanish speaking a plus. 

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