Special Education Teacher

San Francisco Bay Area, CA
Full Time
Mid Level

Envision  Education seeks Learning Specialists to support students in our full-inclusion Special Education program at our 4 Bay Area middle and high schools. Reporting to the Principal the Learning Specialist will lead students in an academic vision of success that focuses on each student's IEP goals, Envision’s graduate profile, and college/career readiness.

In addition to the base salary, this opportunity includes:

  1. annual $5,000 Special Education supplement
  2. a one-time $5,000 signing bonus 
  3. annual $3,500 MA supplement for candidates with a MA degree
  4. annual $5,000 CALA supplement for candidates applying to work in our San Francisco school

Who We Are

Our mission is to transform the lives of students - especially those who will be the first in their family to attend college - by preparing them for success in college, career, and life. Envision Education currently operates four small schools in San Francisco, Oakland, and Hayward, as well as a national educational consulting firm called Envision Learning Partners. Envision Education has made an explicit commitment to becoming an exemplar network of schools with an instructional and cultural vision rooted in an anti-racist and pro-Black framework. The following represents Envision Schools’ vision for 21st-century skills, character traits, and cognitive and social-emotional skills that learners need for success in college, career, and life.

  • Knowledge and Love of Self and Land
  • Collectivism
  • Critical Thinking
  • Self Determination
  • Criticality
  • Leadership

Who You Are

  • You are equity-focused. You are unapologetic about your deeply held belief that all children can achieve. You believe that anti-racist and pro-Black practices and frameworks are essential to change the status quo for all students.
  • You are collaborative. You make decisions in partnership with others, focused on what is best for the students.
  • You are invested in our core values. You hold high expectations for the entire school community. You examine your own biases in your pursuit of equity for all.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead case management of students with IEP's.
  • Train and provide direction and guidance to assigned Instructional Assistants.
  • Coordinate service providers and create schedules of service minutes that meet each students’ IEP requirements.
  • Collaborate with School Psychologist and Associate Director Special Education to conduct assessments, prepare IEP reports, and ensure procedural rights.
  • Create and modify lesson, unit, and instruction plans.
  • Implement accommodations, and modifications to ensure students’ learning success in general education classrooms.
  • Regularly analyze student data and devise strategies to improve instruction
  • Build strong relationships with families
  • Lead IEP teams, and facilitate IEP meetings.


  • A Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science Degree.
  • Current California Education Specialist credential or out of state equivalent with ability to transfer required.
  • Demonstrated success working with parents and families, especially Black, African American, Latine/a/o/x, and immigrant families.
  • Bilingual Spanish speakers preferred.

Studies have shown that women and people of the global majority are less likely to apply if they do not meet every one of the qualifications. We are interested in finding values-aligned educators and leaders from a variety of backgrounds. We encourage you to apply, even if you don’t meet every one of our qualifications listed. If you are unsure whether you meet the qualifications of this position, we encourage you to apply and share your experience and questions as part of your cover letter.

Compensation & Benefits

This opportunity may include an annual $5,000 Special Education supplement, annual $3,500 MA supplement, annual $5,000 CALA supplement, and/or a one-time $5,000 signing bonus for hard-to-fill roles.

Fact Sheet

Compensation, Pay, and Benefits

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Annual starting salary range for the 24-25 School year is $67,424 - $102,104 (which includes a $5,000 Supplement) and is dependent upon years of aligned experience and credentials.

  • Additional Supplements for:
    • Second Credential: $500
    • Masters Degree: $3,500
    • Doctorate: $2,000
    • Board Certification: $5,000
    • Lead Learning Specialist (SPED): $10,000
  • Additional Leadership Stipends for:
    • Instructional Lead Team: $5,000
    • Grade Level Lead Team: $5,000
    • Summer Professional Development: $250/day
  • Access to ongoing opportunities for learning, professional and leadership opportunities throughout the calendar year.
  • Optional Flexible Benefits Plan, including dependent care, medical care, parking, and commuter benefits.
  • Excellent health benefits package with employer contribution to benefits.
  • Paid sick and personal necessity leave.
  • Life Insurance at no cost to employee.
  • Retirement system from CalSTRS.
  • 403b Plan.

As an equal opportunity employer, we believe deeply in diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all people. Envision Education recruits, employs, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, disability, age, veteran status, and the many other characteristics that make us diverse.


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