Capitol West Academy (CWA) Special Education Teacher - Part time
Milwaukee, WI 
Posted 7 days ago
Job Description
Job Purpose:
Capitol West Academy (CWA), a UW-Milwaukee Charter School serving grades K4–8, is seeking a dynamic, innovative professional teacher to fill an open part-time position as Special Education Teacher . This position will require the desired candidate to work from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. daily when school is in session. This position requires the instructional support of students with special needs per the written Individualized Education Plan, up to and including one to one supervision.

  • Establish individualized student instructional program
  • Follow curriculum guidelines and state and local district goals
  • Modify plans on the basis of student diagnostic and assessment procedures
  • Complete evaluations (Special Ed. Law Guidelines) & IEP Guidelines (Special Ed. Law Guidelines)
  • Assist in ensuring that CWA is in compliance with all special education federal, state and local requirements.
  • Study existing and new legislation
  • Enforce adherence to requirements
  • Advise school administration on needed action

  • A Bachelor’s degree with teaching certification at the Elementary/Middle School Level is required. Candidates must have a valid Wisconsin DPI teaching license; strong, proactive skills in managing a classroom; and, a broad knowledge in requested content areas.
  • Strong academic background, and understanding of content area as evidenced by successful teaching experience
  • Strong proactive skills in managing classroom
  • Broad knowledge base in several content areas preferred
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, to successfully engage with students, parents, colleagues and community members
  • Understanding of the nuance of urban school environment and culture

Position Details:
  • Part time (0.60 FTE; 25 hours/week)
  • Reports to Executive Director

Organizational Information:
Capitol West Academy provides a safe, nurturing, educational environment where children, with the support of their families and community, learn and grow to be successful lifelong learners and productive citizens. 
  • Public school for grades K4 through 8 chartered by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Opened in 2004-05 school year
  • Rigorous academics that create college and career readiness
  • Curriculum that emphasizes character development
  • Daily communication system with parents called the Passport to Success
  • Average student/teacher ratio 24/1
  • Uniforms required
  • Mascot is a Wildcat
For more information, visit our website:

Interested parties please submit a cover letter, resume, transcripts, and 2 recent letters of recommendation to Stephanie Lichtig, We also encourage submission of additional evidence that highlights your teaching skills and/or accomplishments.

Minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Equal Employment Opportunity: Minority/Female/Handicapped/Veteran


Job Summary
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Part Time
Hours per Week
Work Hours (i.e. shift)
School Calendar Year 2019 - 20
Salary and Benefits
Depends on experience and education. Exceptional comprehensive benefits package! 11 Paid Holidays, Sick/Personnel Leave, Wellness/Fitness Reimbursement, Longevity Dedication Award, Medical, Dental, Vision, Flexible Spending Account, Group Term Life Insurance, Long Term Disability, 401k Retirement Savings Plan with generous employer match.
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
1+ years
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