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Summer Program Lead Teacher (Grades 7-9)

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Horizons Greater Washington


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May 15, 2021
January 31, 2021
$5,100 - $6,225

Summer Program Lead Teacher (Grades 7-9)

Washington, DC

Description

Locations

Candidates will rank their preference among the three different sites

Horizons at Maret (DC)

3000 Cathedral Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20008

Horizons at St. Patrick's Episcopal Day School (DC)

4700 Whitehaven Parkway, NW

Washington, DC 20007

Horizons at Norwoods (MD)

8821 River Road

Bethesda, MD 20817


2021 Program Dates

Maryland Program Dates

Staff Orientation: May 15 and June 21–25, 2021

Summer Program: June 28–August 6, 2021*


DC Program Dates

Staff Orientation: May 15 and June 28–July 2, 2021

Summer Program: July 6–August 13, 2021

*There will be no program on 7/5/21 in observance of Independence Day


Organizational Background

Horizons Greater Washington (HGW) is an academic and enrichment program designed to help students from low-income families in the DC-area reach their full potential. HGW supports over 370 students from 1st grade through 9th grade with year-round programming and support.

Working in partnership with our families, sending schools, and host schools, HGW is committed to developing the whole child through experiences that build problem-solving skills, foster awareness of community responsibility, instill respect for self and others, encourage a lifelong interest in learning, and inspire a meaningful, choice-filled life. The program begins when a student enters 1st grade and extends until they enter 9th grade, allowing for a rewarding long-term relationship between a diverse set of learners and the nurturing staff who work with them every summer.

To learn more, please visit our website here.

Position Description

Horizons Greater Washington is seeking a dedicated and effective 7-9 Lead Teacher with classroom experience and a penchant for cultivating students’ lifelong love of learning. Each Middle School Lead Teacher will work with a teaching assistant, volunteer, and certified reading specialist to deliver engaging, inquiry-based curriculum in small classes of no more than 17 students. Additionally, Middle School Lead Teachers are supported by a Site Director and the HGW administrative team.

Job Responsibilities

The Middle School Lead Teacher’s areas of direct responsibility include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Design and teach high quality, culturally-responsive, project-based curriculum and engage students in learning math and language arts throughout our six-week summer enrichment program
  • Attend a one-week orientation session prior to the start of the program (as noted in the dates above) and one day in May (also noted above)
  • Engage approximately 15-17 students in daily lessons that promote active, student-centered learning in math, social studies, or reading
  • Examine student assessment data to inform decision making and improve instruction, consulting with the Site Director and Reading Specialists as necessary
  • Establish and maintain a classroom environment conducive to learning
  • Supervise students during daily meals during assigned block
  • Accompany students while they are in the pool during their swimming lessons and on field trips, which may include staying with students on an overnight camping trip
  • Provide instruction to students while they are in the pool during their swimming lessons under the guidance of a trained swim instructor
  • Plan and lead enriching experiential learning opportunities, including field trips, in coordination with the Site Director and Program Assistant
  • Attend Family Night (last week of the program), Ice Cream Social (orientation week), and Faculty Meetings and other activities, including those that may fall outside the program hours and/or in the evening
  • Maintain daily attendance records, develop and submit lessons plans, and provide formative feedback to the Site Director and Assistant Site Director on a consistent basis
  • Ride the bus for both student pick-up and drop-off as needed
  • Work with approximately two teaching assistants to collaboratively deliver lessons and activities
  • Ensure compliance to state and organizational regulations and policies
  • Meet regularly with the Site Director (and Program Director as needed) to proactively accomplish goals and problem solve as issues arise
  • Prepare and submit a final evaluation of each student’s progress prior to the end of the program
  • Assist in the administration of student assessments

Requirements

In addition to having a steadfast commitment to Horizon’s mission, the ideal candidate will possess classroom experience in project-based instruction, behavior management, and differentiation. Candidates must also be flexible, organized, and self-driven.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Position-relevant teaching credentials are strongly preferred, but equivalent content area expertise or teaching experience will be considered in lieu of certification
  • Basic swimming proficiency and comfort with being in the water
  • Knowledge of best practices for classroom management as well as socio-emotional learning and the ability to implement specific strategies for developing children’s non-cognitive skills such as focus, determination, empathy and self-discipline
  • Proven ability to relate well to diverse children and families as well as plan and deliver engaging, challenging lessons for school-aged children
  • Excellent communicative, organizational, and time management skills
  • Leadership experience and ability to work as a member of a multidisciplinary team
  • Access to reliable transportation for travel to/from the program
  • Willingness to make changes in instruction based on feedback and observation

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience teaching elementary and/or middle school-aged students in a classroom setting is strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of effective teaching strategies for second language learners

How to Apply

Please include an up-to-date copy of your resume and a brief cover letter that outlines your relevant skills and experience as well as your summer availability. Additionally, please indicate your (1) location and (2) grade preference, if applicable.

Applicant interviews begin January 15, 2021. Final candidates will be subject to a reference check and criminal background screening.

This position may be onsite, virtual, or both based on health restrictions and other factors in the community and the organization. Candidates must be willing to work in the full range of work environments. 

Summer Program Lead Teacher (Grades 7-9)

Washington, DC

Description

Locations

Candidates will rank their preference among the three different sites

Horizons at Maret (DC)

3000 Cathedral Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20008

Horizons at St. Patrick…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • Temporary
  • Professional

Level of Language Proficiency

Spanish desired, but not required.

Spanish desired, but not required.

Location

3000 Cathedral Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20008

How to Apply

Follow link and click on Summer Program Lead Teacher (Grade 7-9) position listing.

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