A teacher at The Washington School for Girls works as a member of a team of educators to carry out the mission of the Washington School for Girls. The teacher provides instructions for students by developing, selecting, and modifying instructional plans and materials and presenting them using instructional techniques which seek to meet the needs of each student. A WSG teacher seeks to provide an atmosphere which accelerates each student's academic, artistic, social and emotional achievement in alignment with the school's mission educational philosophies, policies, and procedures. She/he abide by all guidelines set forth by the administration of WSG and specified in the WSG Personnel Handbook.
The middle school reading and language arts teacher is an experienced reading educator who will take a leadership role in the implementation and teaching of the reading program at The Washington School for Girls. The overall goal is to meet the needs of students where they are, to foster a love of reading, and to demonstrate improvement in reading and writing through measurable outcomes. The program emphasizes the delivery of services to students in grades 6, 7 and 8.
Brief Description of Classification: This is a 12 Month Position
Detailed Description of Duties and Responsibilities:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
Plan and prepare lessons, assignments, instructional materials;
Exhibit personal interest and enthusiasm for reading to support the teaching of literacy and encourage student reading;
Teach grade and subject areas and perform duties assigned;
Prepare and conduct classes that invite and foster optimal learning for each child;
Evaluate student progress using appropriate assessment techniques;
Confer with parents and students regarding progress/challenges; arrange and participate in teacher-parent or teacher-student conferences whenever indicated for the welfare of the student;
Maintain a well-managed classroom;
Monitor appropriate use and care of equipment, textbooks, materials, and facilities;
Fulfill all record keeping and other administrative duties in a timely manner;
Supervise breakfast, recess, lunch, and advisory activities according to schedule;
Attend and actively participates in WSG staff/faculty, family meetings and provides input regarding the planning of instruction goals, objectives and methods (including occasional evening meetings).
Actively participate in professional development courses/classes offered to improve skill and knowledge
Represent the mission of WSG in thought, word, and action
Connect WSG families and community members to the WSG literacy initiative in an intentional and meaningful way;
Evaluate students’ abilities in reading and writing skills for purposes of assisting in the identification of learning differences, developing remediation plans, and /or evaluating student progress;
Serve as a member of the Student Support Team;
Instruct students (e.g., individually, group sessions, etc.) for the purpose of assessing reading and writing competencies and improving student success;
Develop and coordinate new reading and writing interventions cooperatively with fellow reading/la teachers.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Reflect and model WSG values and attitudes as a Catholic School in interactions with students, teachers, families, and members of the public.
Follow the policies and procedures of WSG as described in the WSG Personnel Handbook, including such items as being on time, professional dress, and maintaining appropriate records and reports.
Demonstrate high standards of professionalism, including legal and professional ethics in interactions with students, faculty, staff, administrators, and members of the public.
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Ability to work with diverse populations;
Collaborative leadership and decision making
Data management tools, organizational tools, computer skills (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Google Email)
Committed to Catholic Education that is academically excellent
Proven ability to work as a member of a team
Commitment to their own learning
Experience with leading guided reading groups
Experience utilizing data to improve instructional practices and increase student achievement
A minimum of three years teaching experience is preferred
Strong background of teaching reading is preferred
About Washington School for Girls
The Washington School for Girls is an all-scholarship independent Catholic School serving students in grades 3-8. Our students come from primarily from DC's Wards 7 and 8.
By offering a comprehensive academic program in a supportive environment, we help our students to become confident, competent, and courageous young women.
Our Mission is to close the educational gap and broaden the educational opportunities for girls from economically disadvantaged communities in grades 3-8. We provide an excellent academic program and supportive environment which engages families and the community in the social, emotional, and spiritual growth of its students and graduates.