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5th Grade Classroom Teacher

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The Social Justice School
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Washington, DC
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Published 9 days ago

5th GRADE GENERAL EDUCATION TEACHER 


Who We Are 

The Social Justice School is a public charter school committed to educating scholars in historically underserved communities in Washington, DC. Our middle school, which opened in 2020, serves scholars in 5th and 6th grade. For the 2021-2022 school year, we will be growing to serve scholars in the 7th grade. Our mission is to catalyze an integrated community of middle-school learners to be scholar-activists who are designers of a more just world. 


What You Will Do 

As a 5th Grade Classroom Teacher at at The Social Justice School, you will seek to create a more equitable world everyday by teaching English Language Arts and  Math to our 5th grade scholar activists. Our content teachers are a part of a determined team of educators who push one another to create and sustain an awareness of the developmental, social, emotional and academic needs of all of our scholars. 

  • Plan and deliver exceptional instruction that is rooted in learning standards and our curriculum framework. 
  • Conduct and analyze on-going assessments of student performance  in weekly data meetings.
  • Collaborate with other teachers, including special education and ELL teachers to implement student supports
  • Create a positive and supportive classroom culture and environment that puts relationships with students first
  • Engage parents and families in their students' success
  • Lead a CREW to build community and for social, emotional, and academic support


The following mindsets and experiences are highly valued for all staff members:

 

Designer/Entrepreneurial Mindset

·   A designer’s mindset (the willingness to innovate with discipline)

·   An entrepreneurial mindset, including flexibility and comfort with ambiguity

·   The ability to be vulnerable and wrestle with discomfort when you might not know the right answer


Instructional Approach 

·   Comfort in using data to drive instruction

·   A demonstrated comfort and success in working with middle school students

·   A strong belief that all students can learn at the highest levels and that all students can be successful in their college and careers.

·   A reflective professional with a growth mindset, including interest in learning new and innovative teaching strategies


Social Justice Mindset

·   An equity-centered mindset and an advocate for social justice issues

·   A focus on the community over the individual (i.e. there is no “I” in team)

·   A belief that young people have the capacity to change the world


Committed to Family Engagement

·   Establish and maintain relationships with scholars and families based on trust and respect

·   Communicate effectively and often with families to communicate scholar progress, triumphs, and challenges

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


5th GRADE GENERAL EDUCATION TEACHER 


Who We Are 

The Social Justice School is a public charter school committed to educating scholars in historically underserved communities in Washington, DC. Our middle school, which opened in 2020, serves…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    July 1, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    June 30, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Salary

$60,000 - $75,000

Benefits

  • Comprehensive Health Package (Medical, Dental and Vision)
  • Maternity/Paternity Leave
  • 403(b) Retirement Fund
  • Comprehensive Health Package (Medical, Dental and Vision)
  • Maternity/Paternity Leave
  • 403(b) Retirement Fund

Level of Language Proficiency

English (Mandatory)

Spanish (Encouraged)

English (Mandatory)

Spanish (Encouraged)

Location

On-site
5450 3rd St NE, Washington, DC 20011, USA

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