*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 significant difference in the lives of public school students, parents, principals, teachers, and central office employees.
DCPS serves over 51,000 students in the nation's capital through the efforts of approximately 4,000 educators in 118 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.
Every student feels loved, challenged, and prepared to positively influence 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: Define, 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 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.
Is accountable for students’ academic growth; and increases 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.
Previous exposure to or experience in the education sector a plus.
Must meet one of the following criteria:
OSSE-issued credential or valid credential from another state
1 year of full-time lead teaching experience
Enrolled in a teacher preparation program
Registered for at least 2 of the 4 required educator credential exams
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: Starting salary range. With opportunity for bonuses of up to $20,000
About DC Public Schools
DCPS serves more than 51,000 students in the nation's capital through the efforts of approximately 4,000 educators in 118 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.