Special Education Coordinator, Great Hearts Academies

Special Education Coordinator



Job ID:

Southwest Maricopa

May 20, 2024

Contact Information:
Great Hearts Academies
701 N. 44th Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85008
District Website

Katherine Mickley
Phone: 208-680-4857
District Email

Job Description:

  • Great Hearts Roosevelt (Grades K-5)
  • Great Hearts Trivium (Grades 6-12)
  • Great Hearts Maryvale (Grades K-5)

The Exceptional Student Services (Special Education) Coordinator will:

  • Plan and provide specially designed instructions to students receiving special education and related services.
  • Collaborate with related service providers and general education staff in the implementation of accommodations and modifications
  • Draft and maintain IEPs, Prior Written Notices, and potentially evaluation paperwork, ensuring compliance with state and federal guidelines
  • Plan and facilitate meetings throughout the special education process
  • Communicate and collaborate with parents, staff, and administrative staff regarding student planning and progress.
  • Manage the transition of new enrollees eligible for special education and related services.

Great Hearts

Great Hearts Academies is a growing network of 43 public, open-enrollment, tuition-free schools in San Antonio (TX), Dallas/Ft. Worth (TX), Phoenix (AZ), and (opening in fall 2023) Baton Rouge (LA). We currently provide over 24,000 K-12 students with access to a high quality, classical liberal arts education, without the barriers that often come with private prep schools. We gladly prepare our graduates for success in the best universities in the nation, but our main purpose is the formation of the soul, heart, and mind. We believe that the highest goal of education is to become good, intellectually and morally.


  • Exceptional Benefits (medical, dental, vision etc.) with minimal employee cost
  • Manageable caseload
  • Competitive salary
  • Signing Bonuses
  • Strong administrative support
  • Collaborating team members


  • Candidates must be proficient in the use of technology.
  • Great Hearts teachers must also demonstrate a commitment to and love for the liberal arts.


  • Candidates must hold at least a Bachelor’s degree
  • Valid Arizona certification in Special Education (mild to moderate, cross-categorical, learning disability, or intern/alternative)
  • A current Arizona IVP fingerprint clearance card


  • 1 year of successful teaching experience (preferably in a K-12 school setting)
  • 1 year of successful Special Education teaching experience (preferred)
  • The ideal candidate has previous experience in Special Education.

Special Education at Great Hearts

  • At Great Hearts, our Special Education Teachers and Coordinators are integral members of our faculty, participating in all faculty-wide events and PD, while also bringing the specialized expertise that is necessary for the success of all our students.
  • Great Hearts aims to serve all students within our special education population in a manner that affirms and reflects their dignity and rightful participation within the larger student body and academy.
  • Through consultation, resource, inclusion, and co-teaching models, the Special Education team provides essential support, following an Individualized Education Plan, to ensure each student is served in the least restrictive environment possible.

This description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions; it does not exclude or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Great Hearts Academies is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $46,000.00 - $57,000.00 per year


  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • Monday to Friday

Work setting:

  • In-person


  • Bachelor's (Required)


  • Arizona Certification in Special Education (Required)
  • Arizona IVP fingerprint clearance card (Required)