Nonprofit

Lead ELA Teacher (2nd-3rd Grade)

On-site
Work must be performed in or near Washington, DC
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Published 4 days ago

Details at a Glance

Job Type
Contract / Freelance
Education
4-Year Degree Required
Experience Level
Intermediate
Salary
USD $56,908 - $85,717 / year

Description

The position: We’re looking for a Lead Teacher  who wants to be part of a caring team of lifelong learners who seek to enhance its practice, build a strong community, and support student growth. 

What we Offer Our Students 

  • The mastery of language acquisition in both English and Spanish, we are leaders in bilingual education. 
  • High performance in all subjects including language arts, math, and the arts - science and social studies are built into expeditions
  • Support for the development of higher order cognitive and critical thinking skills and deep understanding of complex issues
  • The integration of sustainability-focused content and values across the curriculum
  • Hands on, project-based learning expeditions and learner-centered instruction
  • A responsive classroom model that emphasizes a student-centered, social and emotional learning approach to teaching and discipline


Why Work at Mundo Verde

  • We offer a competitive salary accordingly with years of experience and education credentials. 
  • Eligible to earn bonuses  for having a Master’s in an education-related field, having a relevant Doctorate degree, demonstrating fluency in English and Spanish, and being Nationally Board Certified.
  • The best insurance plan for you and your family, you can choose from three different plans. Our benefits include medical, dental, vision, short/long term and life insurance, a 401(K), a transportation stipend, and paid time off (10 days of PTO: 7 Sick, 3 Personal), off on winter break, spring break and holidays scheduled in the school calendar. 
  • On and off-site Professional Development opportunities to support instruction and classroom culture, dedicated time for personal planning as well as team planning, a four week new hire institute, and 6 week coaching cycles.
  • We promote personal and professional growth and we have created a mentorship program for all new staff to support socialization, team balance and professional development.
  • We support community building and social justice and strive to be an anti-racist school.
  • We celebrate cultures from all over the world and work to create joy and inspiration. 


What We are Looking For

  • Bachelor’s degree required for K-5th positions, preferably in education, BA strongly preferred for PK positions
  • At least one year of experience as a teacher of record or as a Mundo Verde fellow required, urban teaching experience preferred
  • A DC teaching license/certification (or in the process of obtaining reciprocity) strongly preferred
  • Bilingual preferred for all English classroom positions, but not required. For leads in Spanish classrooms, advanced or native proficiency in Spanish is required.


What We Value in Our Staff

  • Independent solutions-oriented problem-solver
  • Exudes love and joy towards students, colleagues and the work
  • Willing hard-working attitude with a growth mindset toward self, students and colleagues
  • Ownership of personal work and the school mission.


What Lead Teachers are Responsible For

  • Be a leader in bringing significant and lasting change in the classroom and school by building a classroom culture that demonstrates the principles of biliteracy, sustainability, authentic inquiry, and habits of community stewardship.
  • Foster inclusion in the classroom by creating a community of learners and upholding high expectations for all students.
  • Develop and execute meaningful learning expeditions and student fieldwork.
  • Collaborate deeply with colleagues to raise student achievement.
  • Other duties as assigned.


What to Expect in the Classroom

  • Teachers are assigned to a manageable and reasonable class size, historically between 20-25 students per cohort. 
  • A dedicated fellow is provided in PK-1st grades to support a classroom and shared fellows in 2nd grade support a cohort of students. 
  • PK-K are full Spanish immersion and teachers manage 1 cohort of students
  • 1st-4th grade teachers teach all subject areas in either English or Spanish and manage 2 cohorts of students
  • 5th grade is departmentalized into Spanish Language Arts, English Language Arts and Math and teachers provide instruction to all 5th grade students.
  • Curriculum: Teachers create their own curriculum from the standards of each grade (Common Core in grades K-5th). And use curriculum and resources from Teachers College Reader’s Writer’s Workshop, and Investigations to support English language Arts and Eureka (EngageNY) for Math. There is a baseline of curriculum developed from teachers with support from the coaches from previous years available to revise and implement.
  • Responsive Classroom approach to classroom management 


Where we are Located

Mundo Verde has two campuses. Our original campus with students in grades PK3-5th is located at 30 P Street NW (Cook campus). Our new campus is located at 4401 8th Street NE (Calle Ocho campus) with students in grades PK3-1st grade (adding a grade each year through 5th). 


We offer relocation reimbursement if a move of 50 miles or more is required. 


How to Apply

Visit https://www.mundoverdepcs.org/join-us to submit an official application. 


See full job description here. 

The position: We’re looking for a Lead Teacher  who wants to be part of a caring team of lifelong learners who seek to enhance its practice, build a strong community, and support student growth. 

What we Offer Our Students 

  • The mastery of language…

Benefits

  • We offer a competitive salary.
  • Eligible to earn bonuses for having a Master’s in an education-related field, having a relevant Doctorate degree, demonstrating fluency in English and Spanish, and being Nationally Board Certified.
  • The best insurance plan for you and your family, you can choose from three different plans. Our benefits include medical, dental, vision, short/long term and life insurance, a 401(K), a transportation stipend, and paid time off (10 days of PTO: 7 Sick, 3 Personal), off on winter break, spring break and holidays scheduled in the school calendar. 
  • On and off-site Professional Development opportunities to support instruction and classroom culture, dedicated time for personal planning as well as team planning, a four week new hire institute, and 6 week coaching cycles.
  • We promote personal and professional growth and we have created a mentorship program for all new staff to support socialization, team balance and professional development.
  • We offer a competitive salary.
  • Eligible to earn bonuses for having a Master’s in an education-related field, having a relevant Doctorate degree, demonstrating fluency in English…

Level of Language Proficiency

Must be fluent in English, proficiency in Spanish is a plus

Must be fluent in English, proficiency in Spanish is a plus

Location

On-site
Washington, DC, USA

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