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Elementary Inclusion/Special Education Teacher

  • Date Posted
    • 5.7.18
  • Organization
    • Partner Schools
  • Region
    • Atlantic
  • Role
    • Teacher
  • Commitment
    • Full-Time
  • Location
    • Washington, DC



An award-winning EL Education School in Washington, DC

Elementary Inclusion/Special Education Teacher

Capital City Lower School seeks experienced and motivated Inclusion/Special Education
Teachers to join our team for the 2018-2019 school year. The Inclusion/Special Education CoTeacher
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 Inclusion/Special Education Co-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 Inclusion/Special Education Teacher is responsible for:

Specific responsibilities include:

• Planning and delivering specialized instruction designed to help students meet gradelevel
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
• 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
Capital City Public Charter School 100 Peabody St. NW, Washington, DC 20011 202-808-9800
• Regularly assessing student progress against IEP or ILP goals and using data to plan for
• 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.

Compensation and Benefits: Capital City offers a competitive salary commensurate with
experience and a comprehensive benefits package

To Apply: Email your resume and letter of interest to Please include
the position title “LS Inclusion/Special Education Teacher” in the subject line of your email. Visit
our website at for additional information about our organization.

About Our School: Capital City was founded in 2000 and now serves 983 students in grades PK12.
In 2012, the entire school relocated to a newly renovated single campus in Ward 4. Capital
City has been a model for school reform in the District. The school implements the EL Education
model ( Through this model teachers craft expeditions that incorporate
projects, research, fieldwork, and service to support students in meeting rigorous standards.
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.

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.