Two Rivers Public Charter School is looking for a dynamic, dedicated, experienced educator to join our school as a Spanish Teacher. The Spanish Teacher will teach Spanish to middle school students and will work with classroom teachers to integrate Spanish throughout the educational program.
About Two Rivers
Two Rivers Public Charter School serves a diverse group of learners across three locations in Wards 5 and 6. 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 the EL Education model, which 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 shares 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. The mission of Two Rivers is to nurture a diverse group of students to become lifelong, active participants in their own education, develop a sense of self and community, and become responsible and compassionate members of society.
The Spanish Teacher at Two Rivers will become part of an energetic and caring team devoted to creating an incredible school. Ideal candidates will possess the following qualities/skills:
Demonstrated ability to read, write, and speak Spanish fluently
Passion for teaching a second language
Demonstrated ability to contextualize the acquisition of Spanish language in expeditions
Demonstrated ability to teach in ways that are interactive, hands-on, project-based, and promote self-discovery and critical thinking
Demonstrated ability to excite students and make content relevant
Demonstrated ability to guide students to achieve high academic expectations
Demonstrated ability to use data to inform instruction on an on-going basis
Clear understanding of curriculum, instruction, and child development
Commitment to meet the needs of every child in a diverse population
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
Ability to create a structured and engaging classroom
Flexibility, commitment, and enthusiasm
Candidates should have a master’s degree in education and at least two years of classroom experience; middle school experience is preferred. Certification in Spanish instruction is preferred. Urban teaching experience is preferred. Exceptional candidates who do not meet these qualifications may be considered.
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
A class of 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.
About Two Rivers Public Charter School
Located in Northeast Washington, D.C., Two Rivers Public Charter School serves a diverse group of over 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.
In fall 2013, the city awarded Two Rivers the historic Charles E. Young School Building, which is located nearby in Northeast Washington D.C. Two Rivers plans to replicate its current program by opening a second campus at Young for the 2015-16 academic year that will eventually serve 500 students in preschool – eighth grade.