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Middle School Special Education Teacher

MIDDLE SCHOOL SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER

Who We Are

Achievement Prep is an award-winning college-preparatory public charter school network committed to historically underserved communities of Southeast Washington, DC.  Our flagship middle school, which opened in 2008, serves approximately 500 scholars in 4th – 8th grade.  Opening in 2013, our elementary school, serves approximately 350 scholars in K – 3rd grade.  It also includes an early childhood partnership with AppleTree Institute, which serves approximately 160 preK3 and preK4 scholars.  Our mission is to prepare students to excel as high-achieving scholars and leaders in high school, college and beyond.

 

What You Will Do

  • Provide services within an inclusion setting daily (school day: 8:00 AM – 4:15 PM M, T, Th, F and 8:00 AM – 1:30 PM Wed.)

  • Case manage ~15 scholars and specialize in supporting them in ELA or math

  • Collaborate regularly with general education content team

  • Communicate frequently with families of scholars you serve

  • Engage in additional school-wide responsibilities, such as lunch/recess duty, hallway posts, events committees, etc.

  • Manage time, tasks, deadlines and responsibilities in a fast-paced environment

  • Receive continuous feedback from peers and school leaders on your practice and be expected to give the same

  • Embody our core values of Determination, Respect, Enthusiasm, Accountability, and Mastery

  • Exhibit an unwavering commitment to high academic achievement and character development in our scholars

  • Be on campus from 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM daily

  • Attend and support monthly Family Nights/events that invite families into the building

  • Other duties as required to fulfill our mission in the lives of our scholars

 

You Must Have

  • Appropriate credentials

    • Bachelor’s degree in special education 

OR

    • Bachelor’s degree in any field with teaching license or passing Praxis scores in special education

  • 1+ years of experience as a teacher of record in a K – 12 setting

  • 1+ years of experience working with children in historically underserved communities

 

It Would Be Nice for Your to Have

  • A Master’s degree in special education

  • Teacher leadership experience (grade level lead, department chair, mentor teacher, etc.)


 

What We Value

  • 100% Scholars: You prioritize what’s best for scholars first.

  • Results Without Excuses: You set, track and achieve ambitious goals; and you own the mistakes.

  • Sweat the Small Stuff: You pay attention to the smallest details to ensure smooth, predictable, and effective outcomes.

  • Community Matters – Mightily: You show care and respect for others – even when the work is taxing.

  • Unapologetically Mission-Driven: You have a “whatever it takes” mentality in achieving the mission. 

  • Many Minds, One Mission: You value and partner with parents and the community for the good of scholars.

 

Why Platinum Teachers?  

Our teachers are worth more than gold, they’re platinum!

  • Development: Teachers receive ongoing (weekly or bi-weekly) development from school leaders:

    • Formal and informal observations and feedback

    • 1:1 meetings to discuss teaching practice, scholar data, curriculum, and goals

    • Wednesday afternoon professional development tailored to teacher needs

  • Compensation & Benefits: Achievement Prep offers highly competitive compensation and benefits

    • In SY18-19, our lead teachers will be compensated at the top 5% of public school teachers in Washington, D.C.

    • Medical, vision, dental benefits

    • Flexible spending accounts for transit, dependent care, and medical expenses

    • 401k with automatic immediate employer matching up to 4%

  • It Pays to Stay:  Upon completion of 2 full school years of service, employees become eligible for annual loyalty incentives

    • Gifts and Achievement Prep swag

    • Bonuses

Achievement Prep encourages individuals of all identities and backgrounds to apply for this position. We are an equal opportunity employer fully committed to hiring a talented and diverse group of individuals. Achievement Prep does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, creed, color, national origin or ancestry, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, or any other category protected by applicable law.

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