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Apprentice Teacher SY23-24

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Published 6 days ago

ABOUT MERIDIAN

Meridian is a PreK-8th grade school located in Washington DC’s vibrant U Street Corridor. Our mission is to inspire a passion for learning in our students and to help them build their self-confidence and self-respect through academic achievement. 

Our 650+ students are a diverse mix of African-American, Latino, Asian, African, and White students. Almost 30% of our students are English language learners, and we have one of the largest Hispanic populations in DC charter schools. We are committed to building a community of teachers and staff who reflect the rich diversity of our student body.

Meridian is committed to serving families from our local communities; and one-third of our students live within a half mile of the school. The U Street Corridor was once the heart of black culture in DC and offers a tangible historical archive for our students, and Columbia Heights is one of the most racially and economically diverse neighborhoods in the District. We are also proud of the fact that Meridian is a school of choice for parents— all eight wards of the city are represented among our student population.

Meridian’s strengths include two beautiful and historic campuses, with nearby outdoor and recreational grounds; state of the art technology for students and teachers; updated and aligned curricula; an academic program laser-focused on student growth, achievement, and social-emotional development; extensive professional development and support for teachers and leaders; and a school culture grounded in student achievement, collaboration, and student-centered learning.

Join us as we continue to take Meridian from good to great! For additional information about Meridian visit mpcs-dc.org

ABOUT THE POSITION

We are seeking Apprentice Teachers to work with our PreK-8th grade students for the 2023-24 school year. Apprentice Teachers are a full-time, salaried, 10-month position.

Apprentice Teachers are responsible for assisting Lead Teachers to ensure students' academic achievement as well as contributing to a dynamic and rigorous school culture. They assist in responding to student data, providing small group and individualized instruction, and substituting for teachers when needed. Apprentice Teachers monitor and sustain a rigorous curriculum and high standards learning environment that focuses on achieving dramatic improvement in student academic achievement.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Apprentice Teachers have a variety of responsibilities, including the following:

  • Assist in educational and social development of scholars under the guidance and supervision of the Lead Teachers
  • Help maintain student and classroom organization
  • Assist in the implementation of the lesson plans
  • Aid in the execution of bathroom, food service and recreational duties
  • Substitute teach when a teacher is absent
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

Candidates should have the following qualifications and embody the following qualities:

  • Apprentice Teachers must comply with the Federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 ("NCLB") which requires that all apprentice teachers or paraprofessionals working in Title I schools must be "highly qualified." In order to be "highly qualified" under Section 1119 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, instructional paraprofessionals must have a high school diploma or General Educational Development ("GED"), and must meet one of the following requirements:
  • Possess an Associate's degree from an accredited college/university, or
  • Complete two years of full-time study (minimum 48 credit hours) at an accredited college/university
  • Successfully complete the ETS ParaPro Assessment with a passing score of at least 461
  • Possess a commitment to educating students for academic achievement and empowering students to make healthy lifestyle choices
  • Believe in the capacity of every student for high academic achievement and a commitment to creating a highly-structured, effective, and fun learning environment

ABOUT MERIDIAN

Meridian is a PreK-8th grade school located in Washington DC’s vibrant U Street Corridor. Our mission is to inspire a passion for learning in our students and to help them build their self-confidence and self-respect…

Details at a Glance

Time Commitment
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Full Time Schedule
Education
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2-Year Degree Required
Experience Level
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Entry level

Location

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On-site
770 Kenyon St NW, Washington, DC 20010, USA

How to Apply

HOW TO APPLY

Do you embody a love of learning? Do you believe in the importance of educating the whole child? Do you want to help Meridian continue to grow from good to great? Apply today! 

In accordance with Mayor's Order 2021-109, Meridian Public Charter School requires all staff to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or obtain an approval for exemption due to medical or religious reasons. 

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

Meridian Public Charter School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The School’s EEO policy prohibits discrimination in employment based on race, color, religion, national origin, disability, sex, age, sexual orientation, marital status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Meridian PCS prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities and will reasonably accommodate applicants with a disability, upon request, and will also ensure reasonable accommodation for employees with a disability. Under this policy, equal employment opportunity is required in recruitment, hiring, training and development, promotion, termination, compensation, benefits, and all other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment as required by applicable law.

HOW TO APPLY

Do you embody a love of learning? Do you believe in the importance of educating the whole child? Do you want to help Meridian continue to grow from good to great? Apply today…

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