Special Education Teacher Fourth-Fifth Grade


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Organization Two Rivers Public Charter School (view profile)
Location 1227 4th Street NE Washington, DC 20002
Classification Special Education
Job Type Full-Time
Date of posting 7/16/14

Description

Two Rivers Public Charter School is looking for a dynamic, dedicated, flexible elementary school special education teacher for grades fourth and fifth to become part of a vibrant educational community. The position is available beginning August 2014.

Background

Two Rivers Public Charter School serves a diverse group of 500 students in preschool–eighth grade. Staff at Two Rivers create an exciting educational environment in which students and staff become a community of learners on a journey of discovery. Two Rivers uses Expeditionary Learning, an educational model that emphasizes interactive, hands-on, project-based learning. The school focuses on the whole child, recognizing the importance of character education and the social-emotional needs of children while helping them achieve academic excellence.

The Two Rivers staff share a strong belief that all children can learn and be high achievers. The curriculum at Two Rivers is rigorous, standards-based, and provides opportunities for students to excel in all areas. An integrated arts program and a content-based Spanish program augment the school's demanding academic program. These elements come together through learning expeditions that allow students to incorporate and apply their classroom learning through real-world experiences.

Qualifications

Staff at Two Rivers are part of an energetic and caring team devoted to creating an incredible school. Ideal candidates will possess the following qualities/skills:

• Demonstrated ability to develop differentiated lesson plans and use instructional tools to meet the needs of students with learning challenges • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with general education teachers and other service providers to ensure the academic and social growth of students • Demonstrated ability to teach in ways that are interactive, hands-on, project-based, and promote self-discovery and critical thinking • Demonstrated ability to guide students to achieve high academic expectations • Clear understanding of curriculum, instruction, and child development • Commitment to meet the needs of every child in a diverse population • Demonstrated ability to establish an effective and efficient classroom culture • Capability to nurture students and work collaboratively with families • Strong interpersonal skills and proven ability to work as a member of a team • Commitment to develop and contribute to a community of educators • Flexibility, commitment, and enthusiasm

Candidates should have a master's degree in education and at least two years of classroom experience. Urban teaching experience preferred. Candidates must have a passing score on the PRAXIS. Certification is preferred.

Benefits

Two Rivers values its team of amazing educators. Teachers at Two Rivers receive:

• A competitive salary and benefits package • The support of a welcoming and appreciative group of families • Students who are eager to learn and grateful for their school • A leadership team that values teachers and provides feedback, encouragement, and accountability • An administrative team that provides support for children with challenges • Professional growth opportunities on-site and off-site • Membership in a professional learning community that will challenge and excite eager educators—the staff's work was featured in the book Data Wise in Action from Harvard University • A strong, established school culture that supports academic and social learning • Fun colleagues—people who care about their work, work hard, and want to have a good time while they're doing it.

Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume to Jessica Wodatch, Executive Director Two Rivers Public Charter School via e-mail to teach@tworiverspcs.org.

Two Rivers is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate all applicants without unlawful consideration of race, religion, age, color, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.