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Art Teacher, St. Catherine Academy/St. Catherine Center for Special Needs


Saint Catherine Academy, a private, state-approved special education school of the Diocese of Bridgeport serves students with developmental disabilities. The Art teacher provides lessons that are an extension of classroom activities. Art classes allow students to explore a variety of media and express their creativity. The Special Education Classroom teacher collaborates weekly with the Art teacher to make suggestions as to the appropriate modifications for individual students. The Art teacher also provides instruction to the adults enrolled in the Adult Day program at Saint Catherine Center. The Art teacher supports, promotes and adheres to the vision and mission of Saint Catherine Center.

This is a ten month (10) month part time position. The ideal candidate must have a valid Connecticut certification-art education and experience in a school setting working with students with disabilities.

Reports to

Director of Education, Saint Catherine Academy


Under the supervision of the Director of Education, the Art teacher improves student success through the direct teaching of differentiated and/or modified academic art content, as defined in each student’s individual goals and objectives.


  • Provides for individual learning needs by incorporating a variety of teaching strategies and materials.
  • Actively participates in the school-wide positive school climate initiatives and implements positive behavior support plans in collaboration with the classroom teacher according to the needs of each student.
  • Prepares and implements weekly lesson plans.
  • Collaborates with Special Education Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Speech Therapists and Physical Therapists.
  • Assists in incorporating Assistive Technology tools into the classroom setting in support of students’ IEPs.
  • Notifies the Director of Education (Principal) of any incidents and/or potential problems requiring special attention.
  • Assumes designated responsibilities within the school concerning the supervision of children and proper use of educational materials and equipment.
  • Assists in maintaining an organized classroom.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Valid CT Certification – Art Education (preferred)
  • Experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree in education from an accredited institution.
  • Demonstrated excellence in communication and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • An understanding of national trends and standards related to teaching art to students with disabilities.
  • An understanding of the mission of Saint Catherine Center for Special Needs.
Starting Date: Immediately
Deadline: Open until filled **
Telephone: 203-416-1638

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