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Elementary Teacher 20-21 (Meridian Public Charter School)

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ABOUT MERIDIAN PCS

Meridian is a PreK-8th grade school with an elementary campus located in Washington DC’s vibrant U Street Corridor and a middle school campus a few blocks up the road in Columbia Heights. 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 serve one of the largest Latinx populations in DC charter schools. Meridian is committed to serving our local community, and one-third of our students live within a half mile of our campuses. 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 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.

For additional information about Meridian visit mpcs-dc.org

ABOUT THE POSITION

We are seeking Kindergarten through 5th grade teachers for the 2020-21 school year. Meridian departmentalizes beginning in 4th grade. Our 4th-5th grade teachers specialize in math, ELA, or science/social studies instruction. All positions are full-time, salaried, 10-month positions. 

Teachers at Meridian are responsible for the following:

  • Collaborating with colleagues in developing cohesive Common Core-aligned curriculum materials, increasing instructional resources, and establishing instructional goals
  • Preparing standards-based lessons that challenge students’ critical thinking
  • Utilizing strong content knowledge to effectively present enticing and rigorous Common Core-aligned lessons 
  • Differentiating instruction to accommodate multiple learning styles and abilities
  • Assessing students’ academic and developmental growth through observation and a variety of assessment methods
  • Tracking and monitor assessment results in order to regularly refine teaching practices and design differentiated lesson plans
  • Applying the values of urgency, rigor, and consistency to create a positive learning environment that promotes high expectations
  • Communicating with students, parents, school staff to ensure that students are on-track in their learning and making progress towards goals
  • Establish and implement effective classroom management procedures, and maintain productive, safe, and focused learning environment
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

Ideal candidates will have the following education and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Concentration or advanced degree in education preferred.
  • Two or more years of teaching experience as an elementary teacher in an urban environment with a strong record of student achievement preferred 

SALARY AND BENEFITS

A recent TNTP Insight Survey of our teachers placed our staff’s satisfaction with compensation in the top quartile of all charter schools in DC. We also lead the charter sector in compensation transparency, and publish our salary scales for teachers, apprentice teachers, and dedicated aides here.

Meridian teachers and staff are compensated competitively for their time and have opportunities to earn additional income through leadership opportunities at the school level, offering extracurricular clubs and sports for students, and facilitating tutoring programs.

ABOUT MERIDIAN PCS

Meridian is a PreK-8th grade school with an elementary campus located in Washington DC’s vibrant U Street Corridor and a middle school campus a few blocks up the road in Columbia Heights. Our mission is to inspire a passion…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional

Location

2120 13th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009

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 join a collaborative team driving Meridian’s continued growth from good to great? 

Apply to the Elementary Teacher position! 

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin or ancestry, marital status, veteran’s status, or any other factor, which would constitute a violation of the D.C. Human Rights Act or other applicable laws or court order.

HOW TO APPLY

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