We are looking for highly motivated and skilled Special Education Teachers to join our team at District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS). We are primarily hiring for several Inclusion/Resource classrooms as well as Communication and Education Supports (Autism) classrooms. We seek individuals who are passionate about transforming the DC school system and making a signi?cant di?erence in the lives of our students with special educational needs.
DCPS serves more than 51,000 students in the nation's capital through the e?orts of approximately 4,000 educators in 118 schools. As part of a comprehensive reform e?ort to become the preeminent urban school system in America, DCPS intends to have the highest-performing, best paid, most satis?ed, and most honored educator force in the nation and a distinctive central o?ce sta? whose work supports and drives instructional excellence and signi?cant achievement gains for DCPS students.
Special Education candidates who commit to teaching at one of ourRISE schools are eligible to receive a signing bonus of up to $2,500 for the 2021-22 school year if they are hired by June 1, 2021.
Every student feels loved, challenged, and prepared to positively in?uence society and thrive in life.
Ensure that every school guarantees students reach their full potential through rigorous and joyful learning experiences provided in a nurturing environment.
Promote Equity: De?ne, understand, and promote equity so that we eliminate opportunity gaps and systematically interrupt institutional bias.
Empower our People: Recruit, develop, and retain a talented, caring, and diverse team.
Ensure Excellent Schools: Increase the number of excellent schools throughout the city.
Educate the Whole Child: Provide rigorous, joyful, and inclusive academic and social emotional learning experiences to ensure all students are college and career ready.
STUDENTS FIRST: We recognize students as whole children and put their needs ?rst in everything we do.
COURAGE: We have the audacity to learn from our successes and failures, to try new things, and to lead the nation as a proof point of PK-12 success.
EQUITY: We work proactively to eliminate opportunity gaps by interrupting institutional bias and investing in e?ective strategies to ensure every student succeeds.
EXCELLENCE: We work with integrity and hold ourselves accountable for exemplary outcomes, service, and interactions.
TEAMWORK: We recognize that our greatest asset is our collective vision and ability to work collaboratively and authentically.
JOY: We enjoy our collective work and will enthusiastically celebrate our success and each other.
Apply today at bit.ly/DCPSTeacherApp21. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis; however, we encourage candidates to apply by our next deadline on April 28 to receive priority consideration for early hiring and signing bonus opportunities.
Feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or would like to connect with a recruiter!
This position is a safety-sensitive position. As a result, throughout employment this position will be subject to the Employee Mandatory Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy.
The Teacher (10-month) will report to the Principal.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The below statements are intended to describe the general nature and scope of work being performed by this position. This is not a complete listing of all responsibilities, duties, and/or skills required. Other duties may be assigned.
Sets and reinforces clear expectations and routines that are aligned with the school’s overall vision. Develops and implements curricula and activities to meet academic standards.
Thoughtfully plans daily lessons and implements speci?c strategies to meet the needs of all students, providing extra support, enrichment, or variation of work when necessary.
Demonstrates strong content knowledge.
Designs and implements assessments that measure progress towards academic standards; and diagnoses areas of student misunderstanding.
Uses assessment data to re?ne curriculum; and informs instructional practices.
Is accountable for students’ academic growth; and increases each individual student’s achievement. Creates a positive, achievement-oriented learning environment.
Re?ects on successes and areas of growth as a teacher, seeks to improve performance, and responds to feedback.
Participates in collaborative curriculum development, grade-level activities, and school-wide functions.
Invests parents and families in their children’s academic success through regular communication.
Previous exposure to or experience in the education sector a plus.
Strong instructional skills and classroom management.
Enthusiasm for and demonstrated mastery of subject matter.
Unrelenting commitment to students, self, and school’s constant learning and development.
Ability to self-reflect on teaching practices and be responsive to feedback.
Additional Salary Information: Signing bonuses of up to $2,500 as well as performance bonuses of up to $10,000 available.
About DC Public Schools
At DCPS, your impact starts in your classroom – but doesn't end there. Together, our team of passionate educators is defying expectations about what DC's students can achieve and changing the path of public education.
JOIN THE NATION'S BEST TEACHERS – AND BECOME EVEN BETTER. We're looking for dynamic teachers who insist on excellence and are passionate about honing their craft. At DCPS, you'll get the feedback you need to do your best work, colleagues who share your high standards, and opportunities to lead without leaving the classroom