Special Education Teachers - Join Our Dynamic Student Support Team!

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $50,000
Maximum: $83,000
Details: Salary based on education and experience




5601 E Capitol St SE
United States


Position Summary 

DC Scholars is seeking outstanding Special Education Teachers who are passionate about teaching elementary or 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. These positions are based at DC Scholars Public Charter School in Ward 7 of Washington, DC.



  • 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

Skills and Characteristics:

  • Outstanding instructional and management skills
  • Ability to motivate students of color and high needs scholars
  • Ability to cultivate a strong culture of achievement
  • Demonstrated use of data to inform instructional planning
  • Enthusiasm and openness to continuous feedback and coaching
  • Unshakeable belief that all students should be held to high academic standards
  • Genuine interest in family engagement, and ability to communicate effectively with parents
  • Personal alignment DC Scholars Community Schools’ core values

Background and Experience

  • Genuine love and joy of working in a challenging environment
  • Belief in the power of parent/family relationships
  • Deep belief and commitment to breaking the barriers of achievement for scholars in Southeast D.C.
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • At least 2 years of teaching experience
  • 1+ years of experience in a high-performing charter or public school (Preferred)
  • Must have or be working towards a special education certification


  • Competitive salary based on experience and education
  • Teacher-Leader opportunities
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits packages
  • Weekly internal professional development sessions
  • Opportunities for career advancement within the growing DC Scholars Community Schools network
  • Satisfaction of working in a school that is raising the bar for student achievement

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply


Please submit a resume, cover letter, and references. In your cover letter, please explain how you heard about DC Scholars Community Schools, your interest in the role, and your qualifications. Additionally, references should include your most recent direct manager/supervisor