Company: DC Public Schools
Posted on: November 19, 2021
We are looking for highly motivated and skilled ESL and ELL
educators 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, and the larger
DCPS serves over 51,000 students in the nation's capital through
the efforts of approximately 4,000 educators in 117 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.
DC Public Schools is a district on the rise - Enrollment numbers
are increasing, graduation rates are up, and we have led the nation
in math and reading improvements, earning DCPS the title of fastest
improving urban public school district in the country!
Our nationally competitive compensation rates - In addition to a
solid base salary, DCPS teachers are eligible for bonuses of up to
$25,000 each year. In just 4 years in the district, it is possible
to earn six figures at DCPS! Additionally, new ESL teachers are
eligible to receive a signing bonuses of up to $2,500 if they
commit to teaching in one of our 1- or 2-STAR schools.
Our innovative approach to professional development - In place of
the traditional school-based and district-wide professional
development in favor of weekly, content-specific professional
learning communities that are led by subject matter experts at your
Advancement and leadership opportunities for teachers - Through
LIFT, a five-stage career ladder, teachers are eligible for
leadership positions, policy fellowships, and new professional
learning opportunities, all without having to leave the
A focus on student satisfaction and engagement - Whether through
our Family Engagement work, Empowering Males of Color initiative or
DCPS Study Abroad Program, we are committed to providing
transformative experiences for our students.
Every student feels loved, challenged, and prepared to positively
influence 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
can eliminate gaps and systematically interrupt institutional
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 schools 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
Uses assessment data to refine curriculum and informs instructional
Be accountable for students academic growth and increase each
individual students 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 childrens academic success
through regular communication.
Previous exposure to or experience in the education sector a
Possesses or is eligible for a valid District of Columbia Teaching
License issued by the Office of the State Superintendent of
Successful completion of Praxis I and II exams (unless already
holding a standard teaching license).
Strong instructional skills and classroom management.
Enthusiasm for and demonstrated mastery of subject matter.
Unrelenting commitment to students, self, and schools constant
learning and development.
Ability to self-reflect on teaching practices and be responsive to
Apply today at bit.ly/DCPSTeacherApp21. Applications are reviewed
on a rolling basis; however, we encourage candidates to apply as
early as possible to receive priority consideration and be eligible
for signing bonuses.
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