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Elementary Special Education Teacher

Position Summary
DC Scholars is seeking outstanding Special Education Teachers who are passionate about teaching elementary students and pushing them to achieve their highest academic and personal potential. These teachers cultivate a strong culture of achievement and lead classroom communities where students are engaged and self-motivated. These positions will be based at either DC Scholars PCS or DC Scholars Stanton Elementary School for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • 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

Skills and Characteristics:

  • Outstanding instructional and management skills
  • Ability to motivate students of color and high needs scholars
  • Ability to 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
  • Personal alignment DC Scholars Community Schools’ core values

Background and Experience

  • Genuine love and joy of working in a challenging environment
  • Belief in the power of parent/family relationships
  • Deep belief and commitment to breaking the barriers of achievement for scholars in Southeast D.C.
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • At least 2 years of teaching experience
  • 1+ years of experience in a high-performing charter or public school (Preferred)
  • Must have or be working towards a special education certification

The Rewards

  • Competitive salary based on experience and education
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits packages
  • Weekly internal professional development sessions
  • Opportunities for career advancement within the growing DC Scholars Community Schools network
  • Satisfaction of working in a school that is raising the bar for student achievement

DC Scholars encourages individuals of all identities and backgrounds to apply for this position. We are an equal opportunity employer fully committed to hiring a talented and diverse group of individuals. DC Scholars does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, creed, color, national origin or ancestry, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, or any other category protected by applicable law.

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