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Middle School Special Education Teacher

Position Summary

DC Scholars Public Charter School is seeking outstanding Middle School Special Education Teachers who are passionate about planning and providing excellent, data-driven instruction. These teachers cultivate a strong culture of achievement and lead classroom communities where students are engaged and self-motivated. If you’re ready to join a team of dedicated secondary educators who are committed to ensuring that all students have access to a high-quality education that prepares them for high school, college and beyond, apply today!

Responsibilities

  • Plan towards and provide excellent instruction for scholars
  • Provide push-in and pull-out services for general education teachers
  • Provide small group instruction including developing materials, lessons, homework assignments based on state standards and school-wide goals for achievement
  • Collaborate with general instruction teachers to meet the needs of all learners and to design effective instructional and behavioral plans
  • Support students who have behavioral, academic or social disabilities
  • Create, modify and carry out Individual Education Plans (IEPs) for students included within a caseload
  • Provide appropriate modifications and accommodations in accordance with each student’s IEP
  • Monitor progress of each student’s IEP goals on a regular basis
  • Receive feedback and coaching from school leaders
  • Reward positive student behavior and hold students accountable using school-wide systems
  • Participate in family engagement work to include conducting home visits
  • Collaborate with Middle School teachers and leaders to grow the program
  • Demonstrate flexibility and embrace the intricacies of building a new school

Skills and Characteristics

  • Outstanding instructional and management skills
  • Strong content knowledge in remediation and intervention
  • Passion for scholars with special needs
  • Openness to learn and grow as a member of our team
  • Ability to motivate diverse students and cultivate a strong culture of achievement
  • Demonstrated use of data to inform instructional planning
  • Enthusiasm and openness to continuous feedback and coaching
  • Unshakeable belief that all students should be held to high academic standards
  • Genuine interest in family engagement, and ability to communicate effectively with parents
  • Ability to effectively collaborate with colleagues to achieve desired outcomes
  • Personal alignment DC Scholars Community Schools’ core values

Background and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree (required)
  • 2+ years of teaching experience, preferably in an urban public or charter school
  • Demonstrated content knowledge
  • Positive attitude and strong work ethic
  • Belief in the power of parent/family relationships
  • Deep belief and commitment to breaking the barriers of achievement for scholars in Southeast D.C.

The Rewards

  • Competitive salary based on experience and education
  • Competitive medical, dental, and vision benefits package
  • Participation in a 403b retirement plan, with matching contributions from DC Scholars
  • Weekly internal professional development sessions
  • A laptop for your professional and personal use
  • Opportunities for career advancement within the growing DC Scholars Community Schools network
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