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 signi?cant di?erence in the lives of public school students, parents, principals, teachers, and central o?ce employees.
DCPS serves over 51,000 students in the nation's capital through the e?orts of approximately 4,000 educators in 117 schools. As part of a comprehensive reform e?ort to become the preeminent urban school system in America, DCPS intends to have the highest-performing, best paid, most satis?ed, and most honored educator force in the nation and a distinctive central o?ce sta? whose work supports and drives instructional excellence and signi?cant achievement gains for DCPS students.
Every student feels loved, challenged, and prepared to positively in?uence 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: De?ne, 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 speci?c 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 re?ne 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.
Re?ects 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.
STUDENTS FIRST: We recognize students as whole children and put their needs first in everything we do.
COURAGE: We have the audacity to learn from our successes and failures, to try new things, and to lead the nation as a proof point of PK-12 success.
EQUITY: We work proactively to eliminate opportunity gaps by interrupting institutional bias and investing in effective strategies to ensure every student succeeds.
EXCELLENCE: We work with integrity and hold ourselves accountable for exemplary outcomes, service, and interactions.
TEAMWORK: We recognize that our greatest asset is our collective vision and ability to work collaboratively and authentically.
JOY: We enjoy our collective work and will enthusiastically celebrate our success and each other.
The District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) is a diverse, urban school district serving students in the nation's capital. Situated at the center of national government, our goal is to provide students a quality education that prepares them to become future leaders, productive citizens, and employers/employees who are engaged in the life of the community. Where better than this forum to engage the community in the education and mentoring of our youngest citizens?
The systemic reform that is underway in DCPS is designed to improve and advance student achievement. Rigorous academic standards, challenging programs that link classroom experience with career options, and organizational structures that effectively support learning are but a few hallmarks of a school system striving to bring success within reach of every student.