2017-18 Cross-Categorical Special Education Teacher (Gr. PreK - 12)
Job Number 4100010678
Start Date
Open Date 12/01/2016
Closing Date

Would you like to join a thriving urban school district that is committed to elevating you in your profession?

Do you want to be part of a district that is doing transformative work to ensure that every student graduates ready for college, career and community?

If so, the Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) has much to offer you:  a clear vision, a collaboratively-designed strategic framework, collaboration time, district support and excellent professional development opportunities.

 MMSD is seeking highly motivated and energetic teacher applicants for openings for the 2016-2017 school year.


BECOMING A MODEL URBAN DISTRICT:  The Madison Metropolitan School District has a simple but bold vision – that every school will be a thriving school that prepares every student to graduate from high school ready for college, career and community. We know that vision doesn't come to life without the very best leaders throughout our district. We are focused on becoming a model urban school district that serves our children and families better than ever before. Our strategy as a district is captured in our strategic framework (https://www.madison.k12.wi.us/framework), which was developed with input from staff, students, parents and the community. We have made exciting progress as a district and to continue moving forward, we believe we must stay incredibly focused, keep schools at the center and strive for a culture of excellence and equity for all students and educators.


We know this vision doesn’t come to life without dynamic leaders in every school.  For more information on our teacher screening and selection process please visit TEACH Madison (https://hr.madison.k12.wi.us/teach-madison).


ABOUT THE DISTRICT:  MMSD is the second largest school system in Wisconsin and has a student population of approximately 27,000 students in 32 elementary schools, 12 middle schools, 5 high schools, and several alternative programs. The district has a total staff of over 5,900 and an operating budget of $435 million.  The District has a 52% minority student population.


For additional information visit the following websites: Madison Metropolitan School District - www.madison.k12.wi.us; City of Madison - www.ci.madison.wi.us; County of Dane - www.co.dane.wi.us; State of Wisconsin - badger.state.wi.us; Department of Public Instruction - www.dpi.state.wi.us; University of Wisconsin - www.uwsa.edu.

Work Location Doyle-Human Resources

Salary placement is based on education (highest degree earned and number of academic credits earned after the award date of the highest degree) and prior experience working under contract in a K-12 teaching position requiring licensure.


Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Demonstrated success in the following areas:

-Instructing students individually and in groups, using various teaching methods such as lectures, discussions, and demonstrations
-Adapting teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs and interests
-Establishing clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects and communicate those objectives to students
-Establishing rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order among the students for whom they are responsible
-Meeting with parents/guardians to discuss their student's progress and to determine priorities for their children and their resource needs


Minimum Qualifications

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) teaching license in Cross-Categorical Special Education (or any high-incidence special education area). Your Wisconsin teaching license must be active, or issued prior to the start of your contract.

Competency in the following areas:
-High expectations for all students
-Quality instructional practice
-Cultural competence
-Data proficiency
-Team collaboration
-Student and family engagement
-Resilience and results orientation
-Self-awareness and growth mindset


Other Information

This is an "applicant pool" posting. It does not signify that vacancies actually exist at this time. The purpose of this posting is to develop a pool of qualified applicants, should vacancies become available.

For more information about teaching at MMSD and about our application process, go to www.mmsd.org/teach-madison.

The Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of religion, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, physical appearance, marital status, disability, arrest or conviction record, membership in the national guard, state defense force, or any reserve component of the military forces of the United States or this state, political belief, sexual orientation, less than honorable discharge, source of income or the fact that an individual is a student.

Thank you for your interest in working at the Madison Metropolitan School District, where we're committed to making every school a thriving school, and every student ready for college, career and community.


Human Resources will evaluate candidates on a rolling basis between 12/1/16 - 4/1/17, and as needed thereafter. School-based interviewing for specific positions will begin in late April 2017. Interviews are scheduled based on district/school need and certification/skills of applicants.

For priority consideration, apply early! 


Equal Opportunity Employer