SY21-22 High School of Commerce Special Education Teacher

Commerce HS, Springfield, Massachusetts

See other jobs from this company
Date Posted April 16, 2021
Industry K-12: Public Schools
Specialty Not Specified
Certification Needed
Job Status Not Specified
Salary Not Specified


Position: Special Eduation Teacher

Location: High School of Commerce, Springfield, MA

Grade Level: 9-12

Full Time Start Date: August 2021 (Date TBD)

Salary: Starting at $50,500, commensurate with experience based on SEZP’s Career Ladder


The High School of Commerce seeks Special Educators who believe teachers are activists - promising instructional excellence, equitable access to curriculum and opportunities, rigor, advocacy, and a tenacious commitment to anti-racism for all scholars.

SEZP o?ers a competitive salary commensurate with quali?cations and experience. Salaries for new educators start at $50,500. Educators in the SEZP qualify for bene?ts (personal/sick days, health insurance, etc.) o?ered to other teachers in the Spring?eld Public Schools.

In addition, there are several opportunities unique to the SEZP schools to increase earnings above base salary or as an extension to base salary. Those opportunities currently include, but are not limited to:


Commerce is seeking Special Educators who view themselves as change agents beyond mere content instruction and who are committed to equitable instruction for all learners and committed to cultivating a climate and culture free from racism. The essential responsibilities for these roles will be guided by the following two values:


Special Educators at Commerce are practitioners who believe in the values of agency and relationship and are willing to advocate for equity both in and out of their classrooms. Commerce is prepared – considering the centrality of this work to the life-long success our scholars – to invest substantially in the training, coaching, leadership development, and networking necessary for revolutionary practitioners to thrive in the following job responsibilities:


We are a school immersed in a bold and substantive multi-year redesign process to personalize the high school experience with a focus on preparing our scholars for college and career success. We have innovated school partnerships, schedules, and programming to allow Commerce scholars to choose from three di?erent college experiences, including a multi-year, 20-credit, early college or applied career pathway at Spring?eld Technical Community College (STCC); up to 12 credits in a dual enrollment program on the Commerce campus through Worcester State University or West?eld State University; and/or direct work-force entry via Propel America internship pathways in IT, healthcare, or advanced manufacturing.

We are a team of activist-educators who are a?orded generous time to further our learning together in department and grade level teams. The coaching model, professional development, and collaborative teaming is used to support all educators to improve our practice. Teacher leadership opportunities are available to unite our voices in service of dismantling institutionalized racism in and around our school community.


We encourage you to apply or reach out for more information. We know that historically marginalized groups – including people of color, women, people from working class backgrounds, and people who identify as LGBTQ – are less likely to apply unless and until they meet every requirement for a job. Therefore, we strongly encourage applications from educators with these identities or who are members of other marginalized communities.

Please contact if you have questions about the role or your qualifications. We are happy to help you feel ready to apply!


Positions will be filled on a rolling basis; applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. Please contact with any questions.

Nondiscrimination Statement

The Springfield Public Schools does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, ancestry, age, disability or military service or marital status. The Springfield Public Schools does not discriminate in admission to, access or treatment in its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, religion, national origin, or sexual orientation, disability or homelessness.

Title IX Notice of Nondiscrimination

Springfield Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of sex in admission, administration of its educational programs or activities or employment. Springfield Public Schools is required by Title IX and its implementing regulations at 34 C.F.R. Part 106 not to discrimination on the basis of sex in admission, administration of its educational programs or activities or employment. The Senior Administrator of Human Resources, Kathleen O’Sullivan, Springfield Public Schools, 1550 Main St. Springfield MA, 011103, 413-787-7100, ext. 55428, has been designated as the employee responsible for coordinating Springfield Public Schools efforts to comply with and carry out its responsibilities under Title IX. Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations at 34 C.F.R. Part 106 to Springfield Public Schools may be referred to Kathleen O’Sullivan or to U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 400 Maryland Ave., SW Washington, DC 20202-1100, telephone 800-421-3481.

To apply to this job, click here.