Positions Available

#1 – Special Education Teachers

#2 – Experienced Special Education Administrator Part-Time – to support Assistant Head of School for Education in preparing for and conducting PPT and CSE meetings, including reviewing student files, observing students, and communicating with their teachers. Must have Connecticut State certification in special education or administration.

#3 – Permanent Substitute Teacher – To cover classes when teachers are absent or need to attend meetings. Help out in classrooms when not needed as a substitute. $30,000 with benefits. Should have completed at least a Bachelor’s degree in education or special education.


Villa Maria accepts applications for Special Education Certified teachers throughout the year in the event our hiring needs change.

Forward cover letter and resume to Eileen Cassidy, Assistant Head of School for Education at employment@villamariaedu.org or mail to Eileen Cassidy at Villa Maria School, 161 Sky Meadow Drive, Stamford CT 06903.

Fact Sheet

Total Enrollment: 65
Teaching faculty: 19


Villa Maria School, founded in 1973 is a State approved school for children with learning disabilities from grades K-9 and is also accredited by the Connecticut State Department of Education and the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools (CAIS).

Villa Maria’s Mission

The Villa Maria School is dedicated to developing the full potential of students who are learning disabled by providing its students with an education marked by excellence and enriched by love.


Villa Maria strives to promote the growth of the whole child by providing a small, highly structured, success oriented learning environment. The goals of Villa Maria include helping the students to grow a strong self-image, to return to and succeed in the main-stream classroom, and to participate fully as caring members of the world community. The student’s day is from 8:00 AM – 2:50 PM except for First Fridays of the month, dismissal is at noon, for the teachers’ professional development meetings.

Teacher Schedule

The teachers’ day is from 7:30 AM – 3:15 PM on regular days.
Faculty meetings or professional development is on Wednesdays from 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM, and on the first Fridays of the month from 12:15 PM – 3:00 PM.
Teachers report 3 days before the beginning of the students’ school year, and 3 days after the students’ last day of classes.

SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHERS – Villa Maria School Stamford, CT

POSITION: Full-time Special Education Teacher with start date August 26, 2019.

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s Degree and Connecticut Certification in Special Education, preferably in Learning Disabilities.

JOB DESCRIPTION: Villa Maria School is a private state approved and accredited program for students in grades K-9 who are learning disabled. It strives to promote the growth of the whole child by providing a small, highly structured, success oriented learning environment. The teacher is expected to employ a variety of techniques such as multi-sensory learning, repetition to reinforce learning, and ability to engage students in active learning. Most classes have a teacher/student ratio of 1 to 4. Familiarity with computer programs/ability to learn new technology programs quickly (e.g. IEP Direct, EdReflect, Smartboard, Reading Plus, RazKids, Bookshare, ALEKS, online MAP testing, Google Docs) is a plus. Experience with research based reading programs, such as PAF, Wilson, Lindamood-Bell is desirable.

COMPENSATION: Commensurate with experience, degrees, and certifications

APPLICATION PROCESS: All applicants must submit a letter of application, resume, teaching certificate(s), transcripts and three letters of recommendation. These may be sent in regular mail or emailed to employment@villamariaedu.org

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