Positions Available

 Special Education Teacher

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 Diane McManus, Head of School at employment@villamariaedu.org or mail to Diane McManus, Head of School at Villa Maria School, 161 Sky Meadow Drive, Stamford CT 06903.

Fact Sheet

Total Enrollment: 76
Teaching faculty: 22


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 Teacher


Bachelor’s Degree and Connecticut Certification in Special Education k-12


The teacher’s responsibility is to plan and provide appropriate learning experiences for students with learning disabilities. The teacher is expected to employ a variety of techniques such as multi-sensory learning and repetition to reinforce learning. In addition, the teacher will have homeroom responsibility for a group of 4 students. Familiarity with computer programs/ability to learn new technology programs quickly (IEP Direct, Bloomboard, Smartboard, Reading Plus, RazKids, Bookshare, ALEKS, online MAP testing, Google Docs) is a plus. Experience with research based reading programs, such as PAF, Lindamood Bell, and Windward Writing is desirable.


  1. Assess students’ knowledge and skills to determine their strengths and needs.
  2. Develop and implement a written Individualized Education Program (IEP) for each student.
  3. Collect data to update IEPs throughout the school year to reflect students’ progress.
  4. Maintain communication with parents, teachers, social worker, speech pathologist, occupational therapist and administrators to discuss students’ progress.
  5. Write narrative reports midyear and end of year for each student.
  6. Grade the IEP for each student midyear and end of year.
  7. Meet with parents for conferences three times a year to discuss the student’s program and progress.
  8. Write weekly lesson plans. Establish clear objectives aligned with standards for all lessons, units, and projects and communicate these objectives to students
  9. Teach socially acceptable behavior by implementing techniques embedded in the school’s Positive Behavior Incentive Program.
  10. Participate actively in all regularly scheduled faculty meetings, grade level team meetings, professional meetings, in-service workshops, parent/teacher conferences and PPT meetings.
  11. Administer standardized tests.
  12. Maintain and record pertinent data for all official school documents and progress reports.
  13. Assume designated responsibilities within the school concerning maintenance, supervision of children, and careful use of educational materials.


The teacher reports to Executive Director and works closely with the Education Director.

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 - Villa Maria School.

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