Spire is a State-Approved Special Education school, grades 8 -12, for students with social and/or emotional challenges that impact the student’s ability to thrive in a typical academic setting. Our model of individualized social-emotional wellness plans and our small group academic setting makes us unique. Candidates for the position must have a demonstrated passion for teaching and a collaborative style to work on a team prepared to meet the individualized needs of each student enrolled in our school.


  • Develop IEP objectives for each student and attend meetings if the schedule allows
  • Record data accurately and chart individual student information
  • Develop and adapt lesson plans to supplement the curriculum
  • Implement specified teaching methods as required
  • Grade and provide feedback to students work
  • Monitor students at all times
  • Attend weekly staff meetings, staff training, and professional development opportunities
  • Assess students as needed
  • Maintain relationship with parents regarding student achievement
  • Perform administrative duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Candidates must hold / or be eligible for a valid Connecticut state teacher certification in Culinary Arts or equivalent. Preferred certification in FACS
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience teaching special education student populations with social-emotional challenges (preferred)
  • Familiar with the IEP process and the collection of progress monitoring data
  • Create and maintain an orderly and aesthetic learning environment that accounts for students’ social, emotional, and executive functioning needs
  • Commitment to helping children of all abilities reach their full potential
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and a collaborative, enthusiastic style to fit with our small, but dedicated team


Eligible Employees will receive:

  • Competitive pay and benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance)
  • Generous paid time off and paid holidays
  • On-Site Gym
  • Free Staff Lunch
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • 401K with company contribution
  • Flexible Spending Account and Health Savings Account options
  • Tuition credit program for eligible dependents
  • Employee Discount Program
  • Rewards program which allows you to earn points to purchase items

Greenwich Education Group operates special education schools that offer unique environments and curricula customized for the specific learning styles of our students. It contains three NEASC-accredited, co-ed, independent day schools, Links Academy, The Pinnacle School, and The Spire School, which offer Executive Functioning coaching, unique learning environments, and curricula designed to meet the needs of their students.

New Story (the parent company) is proud to be an equal opportunities employer and embraces diversity in the workplace. We are also committed to providing a drug-free, safe workplace for our employees and the students we serve.

Education Required

  • Bachelors or better in Education

Licenses & Certifications Required

  • Teacher – Gen Ed K-12

Skills Required

  • Classroom Management
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Lesson Plan Development
  • Student Information System