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Self Contained SPED Lead Teacher (2nd / 3rd grade)

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Bridges is seeking a Special Education Lead Teacher to lead a non-categorical self-contained classroom for elementary school students with high level special needs. The position is a 10 month positions. 100% mask wearing policy for students & staff. Daily health screening, social distancing, and regular sanitization. COVID-19 vaccine is required for school staff.

Bridges' mission is to provide an exemplary educational program that includes all students. Our developmentally appropriate, student and family-centered educational approach nurtures students to expand their developmental skills, in order to build a foundation for life-long learning. Bridges Public Charter School is expanding into an elementary school program.

QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have a dual Masters Degree in Elementary Education and Special Education; a Masters Degree and certification in Special Education; a Bachelors Degree and certification in Special Education; or a BA and passed the Praxis SPED exams.
  • Have 1 to 2 years of successful classroom teaching experience in an urban school setting. 2 or more years of teaching experience is preferred.
  • Be a strong classroom manager.
  • Be committed to meeting the needs of a diverse student population.
  • Have a track record of being a team player and community minded.
  • Be committed to their own learning including training in ABA/VB.
  • Excellent time-management skills and ability to work independently.
  • Passion for public schools.
  • Adherence to a high level of professional and ethical standards.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Plan and manage a non-categorical self-contained kindergarten grade classroom with high level special needs students and assistant teachers.
  • Plan and implement a program of instruction using the school's curriculum (ELA, Math, FOSS / Science, Social Studies Alive, and Second Step). Ensure the program of instruction meets the individual students' goals and objectives on their IEPs and is aligned with Common Core Standards.
  • Modify and administer classroom based and school-wide assessments to document student's progress.
  • Regularly collect data to track students’ progress in 3 program areas: curriculum, IEP, and ABA/VB.
  • Complete quarterly progress reports (IEP progress reports and curriculum progress reports).
  • Collaborate with related service providers, special education coordinator, curriculum coordinator, ELL Teacher and student parents to plan for student needs.
  • Implement and maintain student’s Functional Communication Protocols and Behavior Protocols to respond to students' behavior appropriately and successfully.
  • Participate in the IEP process by writing present levels, IEP goals, and providing thoughtful reflections during team meetings.
  • Coordinate with general education teachers to create opportunities of inclusive learning.
  • Support the creation of a classroom culture and environment that develops and nurtures the emotional, cognitive and social abilities of the students.
  • Engage parents and families in their student's learning and acting as an ambassador for the school in the community.
  • Contribute productively to the school as a whole.
  • Attend and participate in school events outside of regular school hours.
  • Other duties as assigned.

SALARY & BENEFITS

  • Salary is based on educational level, certification(s), and years of experience. Employees will be contracted yearly. Contracts will be renewed according to evaluations and staff interest. Health benefits (medical & dental), disability insurance, and a retirement plan: 401-(k) or the continuation of the DCPS retirement plan.

Bridges is seeking a Special Education Lead Teacher to lead a non-categorical self-contained classroom for elementary school students with high level special needs. The position is a 10 month positions. 100% mask wearing policy for…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Contract
  • Start Date
    November 1, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    October 29, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Salary

USD 47,005 - USD 73,500salary based on education, years of experience and certifications.

Benefits

Employees will be contracted yearly. Employment agreements will be renewed according to evaluations and staff interest. Health benefits (medical & dental), disability insurance, and a retirement plan: 401-(k) or the continuation of the DCPS retirement plan.

Health savings plans, pre-tax deduction for Metro, bike racks and regular staff engagement and wellness activities. Staff lounge and lactation room for nursing mothers.

Employees will be contracted yearly. Employment agreements will be renewed according to evaluations and staff interest. Health benefits (medical & dental), disability…

Level of Language Proficiency

Strong speaking and writing skills needed in English.

Strong speaking and writing skills needed in English.

Location

On-site
100 Gallatin St. NE, Washington, DC 20011, United States

How to Apply

To apply for this job use the following link or go to the following website:

https://bridges.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx

To apply for this job use the following link or go to the following website:

https://bridges.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx

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