Special Education Teacher [Elementary and Middle School]

DC Scholars Public Charter School

Washington D.C., DC, USA

Full time

May 2

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About DC Scholars: 

DC Scholars Public Charter School was founded in 2012 and opened with grades PS-3. Today, DC Scholars Public Charter School serves approximately 500 students in Preschool - 8th grade. We emphasize academic achievement and firmly believe that we must support students’ emotional, social, and physical growth to improve student learning. With a focus on these areas, we earned Tier 1 status in 2016 as outlined by the DC Public Charter School Board’s Performance Management Framework. Since 2012, DC Scholars PCS has cultivated a like-minded and collaborative team; staff are enthusiastic about constantly setting and reaching a high bar for students.

Position Summary

DC Scholars Public Charter School is seeking outstanding Special Education Teachers who are passionate about teaching elementary & middle school students and pushing them to achieve their highest academic and personal potential. These teachers cultivate a strong culture of achievement and lead classroom communities where students are engaged and self-motivated. This position will be based at DC Scholars Public Charter School. 

Possible Positions

Elementary (K-4)

Middle (5-8) 

Departmentalized Elementary Math and ELA

K-8 Special Education (Resource)

Key Responsibilities:

Plan towards and provide excellent instruction for scholars

Provide push-in and pull-out services for general education teachers

Provide small group instruction including developing materials, lessons, homework assignments based on state standards and school-wide goals for achievement

Collaborate with general instruction teachers to meet the needs of all learners and to design effective instructional and behavioral plans

Support students who have behavioral, academic or social disabilities

Create, modify and carry out Individual Education Plans (IEPs) for students included within a caseload

Provide appropriate modifications and accommodations in accordance with each student’s IEP

Monitor progress of each student’s IEP goals on a regular basis

Receive feedback and coaching from school leaders

Reward positive student behavior and hold students accountable using school-wide systems

Background and Experience

Bachelor’s degree required

2+ years of teaching experience, preferably in an urban public or charter school

Teaching licensure/certification, or willingness to obtain, preferred

Demonstrated content knowledge

Positive attitude and strong work ethic

Belief in the power of parent/family relationships

Deep belief and commitment to breaking the barriers of achievement for scholars in Southeast D.C.


Passion for educational equity and a commitment to the mission and vision of DC Scholars

Strong alignment with DC Scholars’ Core Values: High Bar, Passion & Persistence, Hope, Humility & Growth, and Trust

Collaborative leadership style

High standards of excellence for self and for others

Evidence of well-developed emotional intelligence and empathy

The Rewards

Opportunity to work in an exciting and enjoyable environment that fosters strong family relationships and community partnerships

Targeted professional development focused on bolstering leadership capabilities

Professional connections with other expert educators who share your commitment to doing whatever it takes to close the achievement gap

Competitive salaries and benefits

Participation in a 403b retirement plan, with matching contributions

 DC Scholars 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. DC Scholars 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.

Contact the job poster:

Anaiise Diaz

Talent and Human Resources Associate at DC Scholars Public Charter School

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DC Scholars Public Charter School

We're a Public Charter PK-8 preparing students to attend and succeed academically in high school and college.