Kindergarten Lead Teacher SY19-20

POSITION: Kindergarten Lead Teacher SY 19-20

REPORTS TO: Principal and Assistant Principal 

START DATE: August 12, 2019

We are seeking to hire a Kindergarten Lead Teacher to lead a general education classroom. We are seeking passionate professionals to be a part of our initiative to build an excellent inclusive preschool and elementary school community.

Bridges mission is to provide an exemplary educational program that includes all students. Our developmentally appropriate, student and family-centered educational approach nurtures students to expand their developmental skills, in order to build a foundation for life-long learning. 

The ideal candidate will:

Be “highly qualified” and have: a BA and passing score on state required tests for specific grade level they will teach; a BA and certification for the specific grade level they will teach; a Masters in Early Childhood or Elementary School Education; or a Masters and certification.
Have 1 – 2 years of successful classroom teaching experience in an urban school setting. 2 or more years of teaching experience is preferred.
Be a strong classroom manager.
Be an effective planner of standards-based units and lessons that include differentiated instruction.
Have experience with data-driven instruction.
Be committed to meeting the needs of a diverse student population that includes students with special needs.
Have a track record of being a team player and community minded.
Have knowledge of pedagogy and experience teaching in a constructivist way.
Be committed to their own learning.

Planning and teaching all core subjects (reading, math, science, social studies).
Developing meaningful learning expeditions and projects.
Assessing student progress regularly and using data to plan for instruction.
Collaborating and co-teaching with an Inclusion teacher, ELL teacher and Assistant Teacher or Teaching Fellow.
Creating a classroom culture and environment practicing Responsive Classroom techniques.
Engaging parents and families in their student’s learning and acting as an ambassador for the school in the community.
Contributing productively to the school as a whole.
Attending and participating in school events outside of regular school hours.
Other duties as assigned.
Salary is based on educational level, certification(s), and years of experience. Employees will be contracted yearly. Employment agreements will be renewed according to evaluations and staff interest. Health benefits (medical & dental), disability insurance, and a retirement plan: 401-(k) or the continuation of the DCPS retirement plan.

To ensure safety for all students, all staff members may be fingerprinted. Background checks will be conducted on all school staff prior to their service as employees. Bridges is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate all applicants without unlawful consideration of race, religion, age, color, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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Bridges Public Charter School
Job Type: 
Bridges Public Charter School Washington DC
Start Date: 
August 12, 2019
Application Closing Date: 
August 30, 2019