- Partner Schools
- Washington, DC
Capital City Lower School seeks an experienced and motivated Early Childhood ELL/Special Education Teacher to join our team for the duration of the 2016-2017 school year. The Early Childhood ELL/Special Education Teacher is responsible for working together with the General Education Teacher to deliver instruction to identified students, including English Language Learners (ELLs) and students with Individualized Education Plans (IEPs). Strong collaboration with the general education teacher is required to provide accommodations, modifications, and specialized instruction that meets identified student needs. While Early Childhood ELL/Special Education Teachers have specific responsibilities to identified students, they are expected to support the success of all Capital City students. The position includes co-planning to provide structure and manage a developmentally appropriate classroom environment that supports differentiated instruction and student progress.
This is a 10-month position, which is exempt and therefore not eligible for overtime pay under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
In the following areas, the Early Childhood ELL/Special Education Teacher is responsible for:
Specific responsibilities include:
§ Planning and delivering specialized instruction designed to help students meet grade-level standards and achieve goals on IEPs (Individualized Education Plans) or ILPs (Individualized Literacy Plans, for ELLs)
§ Serving as the primary contact with families regarding service delivery for English Language Learners and students with IEPs
§ Developing ILPs for ELLs and IEPs for special-needs students with teacher input
§ Ensuring the records for each identified student are up to date and well-organized, and contain necessary progress notes and assessments
§ Leading a bi-weekly Consult Time with the Grade Level Team to review the progress of individual students and discuss classroom strategies and structures for supporting students
§ Conducting classroom observations and assessments for early identification of students with special needs
§ Modifying class work for students with special needs
§ Insuring best practice instruction to support the needs of ELLs
§ Regularly assessing student progress against IEP or ILP goals and using data to plan for instruction
§ Meeting and planning regularly with the grade level team
§ Working collaboratively with other teachers and engaging in regular professional development to improve knowledge and skills
Requirements: Two of the following—Masters degree in bilingual special education, special education, ESL, elementary education, or literacy; a valid ESL, special education or teaching certificate, 2+ years of full-time teaching experience. Experience working in diverse and inclusive settings and the ability to speak Spanish are desired.
Salary: Competitive salary based on experience and credentials.
Capital City was founded in 2000 and currently serves students in grades PK-12 at a single site in Ward 4. Capital City has been a model for school reform in the District. The school implements the Expeditionary Learning model in tandem with the common principles of the Coalition of Essential Schools (CES). Through Expeditionary Learning (www.elschools.org) teachers craft expeditions that incorporate projects, research, fieldwork and service to support students in meeting rigorous standards. The CES principles (www.essentialschools.org) emphasize equity, depth over breadth, student leadership, and authenticity. Capital City’s program also emphasizes a strong social curriculum, a commitment to diversity, a strong inclusion model and the integration of arts into the curriculum. There is a strong focus on professional development and growth.
To Apply: Email your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Elementary Bilingual Special Education Teacher” in the subject line. For additional information, please visit our website www.ccpcs.org.
Capital City is an equal‐opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, marital status, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, disability, or any other protected status. All employment decisions will be made solely on the basis of the individual's qualifications as related to the requirement of the position being filled