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Special Education Teacher SY21-22 (Meridian Public Charter School)

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ABOUT MERIDIAN PCS

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 special education teachers to work with our PreK-8th grade students. Special education teaching positions are full-time, salaried, 10-month positions. Special Education Teachers at Meridian are responsible for the following:

  • Collaborating with colleagues to develop and deliver specialized instruction in the classroom designed to help students meet grade-level standards and achieve personal learning goals
  • Utilizing strong content knowledge to effectively present enticing and rigorous Common Core-aligned lessons 
  • Developing Individualized Learning Plans (IEPs) for students on assigned caseload
  • Ensuring the records for each identified student are up to date and well-organized, and contain necessary progress notes and assessments
  • Modifying assessments and classwork for students with special needs
  • Administer and develop subject specific assessments for the purpose of assessing student competency levels and/or developing IEPs
  • Assessing student progress against IEP goals, learning targets, objectives, expectations, and/or goals for the purpose of providing feedback to students, parents, and administration.
  • Tracking and monitoring assessment results in order to regularly refine teaching practices and design differentiated lesson plans
  • Communicating with families regarding service delivery and student progress
  • Serve as a member of a multidisciplinary team as appropriate
  • Establish and implement effective classroom management procedures, and maintain a 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 a K-12 teacher in an urban environment with a strong record of student achievement preferred 
  • Experience with co-teaching models preferred 
  • Experience writing and monitoring IEPs preferred 
  • Spanish language skills a plus

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 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
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Location

On-site
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 Special Education 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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