Choice Schools
  • Bradford Academy
  • Southfield, MI, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Bradford Academy is looking for innovative, creative, and passionate educators!

Bradford Academy encourages and fosters:

  • Discovery of oneself through cultural experiences
  • Development of individual purpose that nurtures success
  • Leadership in personal responsibility, service and dignity
  • Achievement based on ethics and integrity

Special Education Teacher

Beginning August 2022

Salaried, 10 month schedule, exempt

Bradford Academy

24218 Garner Street
Southfield, MI 48033




  • Accepts responsibility for the achievement of students.
  • Implements the program outlined in the student's Individualized Education Program ("IEP") in the least restrictive environment.
  • Prepares for annual IEPs in a timely manner (completing forms, sending invitations to attendees and scheduling meetings).
  • Prepares for three-year re-evaluations in a timely manner (testing, completing forms, sending invitations to attendees and scheduling of meeting times).
  • Demonstrates ability to write effective Behavior Plans.
  • Guides the learning process toward achievement of curriculum goals and implementation of personal learning plans of students.
  • Demonstrates effective planning and organization for instruction.
  • Selects appropriate materials for implementation of the curriculum and adapts materials and methods to learning styles and abilities of students.
  • Uses creative instructional methods and procedures and adapts effectively to unusual situations.
  • Motivates students to achieve at their highest level of ability and potential through classroom activities, assignments, relationships, participation and feedback; holds high expectations and demonstrates sensitivity to different learning styles.
  • Works cooperatively with teachers to incorporate the Academy's inclusion model.
  • Uses resources effectively to support learning activities in the classroom, the Academy and the community.
  • Demonstrates exceptional classroom techniques, which include the art of questioning, clarity of assignments, communicating, an atmosphere of mutual respect, independent thought and expression and student and teacher experiences in large and small groups.


  • Evaluates all student records for current IEP needs as records arrive.
  • Maintains accurate special education student records as required by law and local policy.


  • Works cooperatively with parents and generates parents' confidence.
  • Maintains a comfortable learning environment for students whether in a pullout situation or mainstream setting.
  • Demonstrates genuine concern for students in a climate characterized by high personal and student expectations.
  • Promotes good citizenship through actions as a role model.
  • Provides a classroom atmosphere based on the principles of firm, fair and consistent practices, respect for individual children and development of responsible citizenship.


  • Shares responsibility for marketing the Academy in the community.


  • Participates in the development of policies and regulations that affect instruction and conditions of success.
  • Works with classroom teachers to provide resources and training to best meet student IEP needs.
  • Uses technology effectively for instruction, record keeping, administrative tasks and communications.
  • Shares responsibility for professional, cooperative staff relations and for out-of-class activities important to the operation of the Academy.
  • Conducts himself or herself according to professional, ethical principles.
  • Continually strives to improve classroom methods, teaching techniques and interpersonal relationships.
  • Displays personal qualities, which reflect favorably upon the individual, the group and the Academy.
  • Displays pride in being a teacher and a member of the Academy.


  • Assumes responsibility for the orderliness of the learning environment and the appropriate and safe use of instructional facilities and equipment.


  • Assumes other responsibilities assigned by the Principal.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Valid Michigan Teacher Certificate with proper endorsement and subject area.
  • Demonstrated competence as a teacher in all areas of focus.
  • Ability to use technology as an instructional tool in the classroom, as a means of analyzing academic achievement data and as a tool to aid effective communications.
  • Excellent verbal and written expression using proper grammar and vocabulary.
  • Exemplary work habits verified by previous employers.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.

Desired Requirements:

  • Knowledge of and skills working with At-Risk students.


  • Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance.
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance, Life Insurance, and 401(K)!
  • Paid Maternity and Paternity Leave
  • Paid time off
  • Education Tuition Reimbursement available.
  • Employee Assistance Program available.

To provide students with a first class learning experience, contributing to their development as enlightened and responsible citizens and as leaders in their communities, while sharing a commitment to the success of the mission, goals and objectives of the Academy.


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Please contact Erin Sangalli, Director of Human Resources, directly with questions at

Choice Schools is a team of educators, literacy specialists, student advocates and many other professions, but first and foremost, we are parents, moms, dads, guardians, grandparents, aunts and uncles who love kids. As a nationally accredited and regionally recognized full-service education service provider, student learning is our organization's mission. We provide a student-focused approach to customized school operations support, including instruction, finance, compliance, communications, human resources, enrollment, curriculum and professional development. Our student-centric philosophy drives us to the path to greatness, allowing everyone - students, staff, teachers, board members and stakeholders to thrive. After more than 20 years of serving diverse models of schools, Choice is committed to being Michigan's most trusted education service provider with the highest-performing schools.

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