Teacher, Special education (hybrid)



Michigan Residency and Certifcation Required

Uplift Michigan Online School

Teacher, Special Education (Hybrid in Michigan)

Classification: Exempt

Reports To: Principal or Superintendent

Uplift Michigan Online School must provide an excellent education to all our students consistent with the mission, vision, and goals of the school and with the core values of Summit Management Consulting. Your primary goal is to ensure that each of your students is learning subject matter identified in the State standards and the Uplift Michigan Online School curriculum.

Essential Functions

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Consistently plan and deliver lessons that are aligned with the students IEP goals AND varied, interesting, engaging, and enjoyable for your students.
  • Review incoming student IEP documentation.
  • Write IEP goals and communicate necessary accommodations.
  • Host and facilitate IEP, REED, MET, and MDR meetings for students on your caseload.
  • Track student progress and update goal progress in EdPlan.
  • Facilitate learning by creating lesson plans in harmony with students learning styles.
  • Provide Resource Room support, as ell as self-contained classroom instruction if needed.
  • Support students during weekly advisory sessions.
  • Collaborate with general education teachers to ensure consistency of special education supports.
  • Ensure all IEP meetings and documentation are timely.  Meet or exceed compliance timeline expectations.
  • Consistently review and analyze student performance data to develop plans to meet the needs of all students.
  • Maintain timely, complete, and accurate student records (i.e., Skyward and CAT).
  • Assist in the development of curriculum that is aligned to the State standards, referring to these approved guidelines as often as necessary as you design and execute daily plans for teaching your students.
  • Ensure that your classroom is conducive to learning – one that is safe and nurturing for all students. Provide consistency and balance for your students.
  • Ensure that parents are frequently advised as to their child’s performance and progress.
  • Communicated via all means available and necessary including phone, text, email, Skyward, face-to-face conferences, written correspondence, or other means.
  • Frequent communication will assist parents in playing a key role in their child’s education. This will prevent surprises with progress reports and report card results.
  • Provide parents with encouraging news as well as items of concern.
  • Return parent e-mail and voice mail messages within 24 hours.
  • Conduct research, attend conferences, meetings, and pursue continuing education to ensure you are serving to model being a life-long learner and to ensure you are providing effective instruction. Keeping your teaching certification up to date is your professional responsibility.
  • Perform other duties and tasks as directed by School Administration.
General Expectations
You are directly accountable to the Administrator. As a member of the Uplift Michigan Online School team, you are also expected to communicate and coordinate with the school office personnel and collaborate with your fellow teachers. As an Uplift Michigan Online School employee, you will be expected to:
  • Conduct yourself in a professional manner – demonstrating competence in your area of responsibilities and extending respect and courtesy to coworkers. This position is one that demands an exceptional attendance routine, including consistently arriving early to set the tone for the day along with staying after to plan or support students.
  • Adhere to all Uplift Michigan Online School employee policies as well as expectations as outlined in the handbooks. We will supply a hard copy to you upon request.
  • Conduct yourself in accordance with the mission, vision, and goals of Uplift Michigan Online School, as well as the core values of Summit Management. This will foster mutually beneficial relationships and promote a spirit of excellence in our endeavors.

All employees are evaluated based on the performance of their primary responsibilities and their adherence to the general expectations outlined in the job descriptions. It is also expected that each employee does their part to maintain a spirit of team unity and cooperation. Each employee can expect to be observed and provided with immediate feedback frequently throughout the schoolyear with a year-end evaluation.

Supervisory Responsibilities
There are no supervisory responsibilities with this position.


  • Leadership
  • Time management
  • Positive communication skills; able to relate to students, parents, and staff
  • Behavior modification skills
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Classroom management
  • Word, Excel, Power point, Email skills
  • Positive reinforcement skills
  • Punctuality, exemplary attendance
  • Knowledge of and ability to follow federal and state safety regulations
  • Ability to work as a team
  • Understanding and ability to incorporate student learning styles
  • Mastery of assigned subject of instruction

Work Environment
This job operates in a professional home office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

Summit Management Consulting, LLC provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Summit Management Consulting, LLC complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. Summit Management Consulting, LLC expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Summit Management Consulting, LLC’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

This role requires work between 8am and 4pm, Monday through Friday and additional hours as needed. This is a full time, salary position that requires 40 hours plus, if necessary to complete required tasks. This is a remote position, but the hours are not flexible.  All staff must attend in-person state assessment administration, as well as in-person Graduation and Professional Development.

Required Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree required and Michigan Teaching Certification in the assigned area as well as pre-service experience, as required for certification.
Physical Demands
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, and climbing all day. The employee must frequently lift and/or move items over 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.