Our public school students need your expertise, passion and leadership.
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 significant difference in the lives of public school students, parents, principals, teachers, and central office employees.
DCPS serves 48,600 students in the nation's capital through the efforts of approximately 4,000 educators in 112 schools. As part of a comprehensive reform effort to become the preeminent urban school system in America, DCPS intends to have the highest-performing, best paid, most satisfied, and most honored educator force in the nation and a distinctive central office staff whose work supports and drives instructional excellence and significant achievement gains for DCPS students.
At DCPS, teachers are charged with ensuring the academic achievement of all of our students regardless of background or circumstance. We are committed to our mission of providing all students with a world-class education that prepares them for college, career, and life – and we know that building the most effective teaching force in the nation is critical to achieving this goal. 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 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 specific 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 refine curriculum and informs instructional practices.
Be accountable for students’ academic growth and increase each individual student’s achievement. Creates a positive, achievement-oriented learning environment.
Reflects 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.
Starting Salary (18-19) ranges from $55,209 to $85,853 based on experience and education level.
Previous exposure to or experience in the education sector a plus. Possesses or is eligible for a valid District of Columbia Teaching License. Meets Highly Qualified status as defined by the NCLB mandates.
Successful completion of Praxis I and II exams (unless holding a standard teaching license).
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.
Personal Qualities of Top Candidates
Commitment to Equity: Passionate about closing the achievement gap and ensuring that every child, regardless of background or circumstance, receives an excellent education.
Leadership: Coaches, mentors, and challenges others to excel despite obstacles and challenging situations.
Focus on Data-Driven Results: Relentlessly pursues the improvement of central office performance and school leadership, instruction, and operations, and is driven by a desire to produce quantifiable student achievement gains. Innovative Problem-Solving: Approaches work with a sense of possibility and sees challenges as opportunities for creative problem solving; takes initiative to explore issues and find potential innovative solutions.
Adaptability: Excels in constantly changing environments and adapts flexibly in shifting projects or priorities to meet the needs of a dynamic transformation effort; comfortable with ambiguity and non-routine situations.
Teamwork: Increases the effectiveness of surrounding teams through collaboration, constant learning and supporting others; sensitive to diversity in all its forms; respects and is committed to learning from others.
Dependability: Does whatever it takes to consistently deliver with high quality under tight deadlines; successfully manages own projects through strong organization, detailed workplans, and balancing of multiple priorities.
Communication and Customer Service Skills: Communicates clearly and compellingly with diverse stakeholders in both oral and written forms; anticipates and responds to customer needs in a high-quality and courteous manner.
Additional Salary Information: Starting Salary (18-19) ranges from $55,209 to $85,853. Teachers are also eligible for annual bonuses of up to $25,000.
About DC Public Schools
DCPS serves 48,600 students in the nation's capital through the efforts of approximately 4,000 educators in 115 schools. As part of a comprehensive reform effort to become the preeminent urban school system in America, DCPS intends to have the highest-performing, best paid, most satisfied, and most honored educator force in the nation and a distinctive central office staff whose work supports and drives instructional excellence and significant achievement gains for DCPS students.