Special Education Teacher @ Wheatley Education Campus
*Due to COVID-19, our Teacher qualifications have been adjusted for the 2020-21 school year*We are looking for highly motivated and skilled talent to join our team at District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS). We seek individuals who are passionate about transforming the DC school system and making a signicant dierence in the lives of public school students, parents, principals, teachers, and central oce employees.DCPS serves more than 51,000 students in the nation's capital through the eorts of approximately 4,000 educators in 117 schools. As part of a comprehensive reform eort to become the preeminent urban school system in America, DCPS intends to have thehighest-performing, best paid, most satised, and most honored educator force in the nation and a distinctive central oce sta whose work supports and drives instructional excellence and signicant achievement gains for DCPS students.Housed in a state-of-the-art facility, Wheatley Education Campus is a school where every scholar is provided the highest quality of education possible in a warm, safe, nurturing, fun and academically challenging learning environment. We serve grades Prekindergarten(3) through 8th grade to children in both the Trinidad and broader Washington DC communities. At Wheatley, we are very passionate about educating the whole child and ensuring that our scholars reach their fullest social and academic potential. We have strong systems and structures in place that help foster collaboration throughout our school. Together, we uphold our motto: Excellence in Every Classroom! Learn more about Wheatley Education Campus here. Position OverviewVisionEvery student feels loved, challenged, and prepared to positively inuence society and thrive in life.MissionEnsure that every school guarantees students reach their full potential through rigorous and joyful learning experiences provided in a nurturing environment.Strategic PrioritiesPromote Equity: Dene, 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.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 ResponsibilitiesThe 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 schools overall vision. Develops and implements curricula and activities to meet academic standards.Thoughtfully plans daily lessons and implements specic 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 rene curriculum; and informs instructional practices.Is accountable for students academic growth; and increases each individual students achievement. Creates a positive, achievement-oriented learning environment.Reects 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 childrens academic success through regular communication.QualicationsBachelor's degree.Must meet one of the following criteria:OSSE-issued credential or valid credential from another state1 year of full-time lead teaching experienceEnrolled in a teacher preparation programRegistered for at least 2 of the 4 required educator credential examsPrevious 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 schools constant learning and development. Ability to self-reect on teaching practices and be responsive to feedback.DCPS ValuesSTUDENTS 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 eective 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 at https://dcps.secure.force.com/. Select Teacher for School Year 2020-2021.