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Upper School (US) English Teacher for Sulam in the 2023-2024 school yearMarch 16, 2023
Who We Are:
Sulam, an inclusion education program for students with learning differences in the Greater Washington area, is seeking a dynamic, skilled, and empathetic English teacher for our Upper School program. We are a family-friendly organization with a warm and supportive culture. Sulam, a K-12 Jewish special education inclusion program, provides high quality educational, social, and emotional support for students with disabilities, while teaching the entire community that everyone belongs and can make a vital contribution to the world. Sulam aspires to create an educational approach where people with learning differences are recognized as vital contributors to a diverse world, and are integrated naturally into the fabric of a school community and broader society.
Every student has the right to a rigorous Jewish education alongside his/her peers.
Every student can be a contributing member of the Jewish community and society at large.
Every student has strengths and wants to be successful.
Everyone benefits from an inclusive classroom environment in which there are diverse learning styles.
The role of US English teacher is an exciting opportunity to help students grow as readers and writers, while working with a team of dedicated professionals who are passionate about facilitating the success of every individual student.
Specific responsibilities include:
Teaching small group English classes (up to six students) for grades 9-12, with a focus on building skills in reading comprehension, vocabulary, and writing.
Creating individualized academic goals for students; collecting data and reporting progress on goals.
Providing targeted intervention for students in reading comprehension and writing strategies; supporting students with work completion.
Contributing professional expertise to support plans for Sulam students who are included in general education English classes.
Communicating with students and parents regarding progress and performance.
Participating in team meetings, supervisory meetings, parent-teacher conferences, professional development days, and other school-related events and activities.
Completing documentation such as report cards and Formal Education Plans (FEPs)
The US English teacher will possess the following qualifications and characteristics:
Master’s degree in Education; Special Education strongly preferred
Minimum of three years classroom teaching experience
Experience teaching high school English; providing reading and writing support to diverse learners
Knowledge of special education, teaching methods and practices
Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills
Confidence and experience managing and responding to student behaviors in a supportive manner, both proactively and reactively
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
Organizational and time management skills
Collaborative working style; a “team player”
High emotional intelligence and maturity
Flexibility to adapt to circumstances and challenges in the moment
Positive energy and enthusiasm; passionate commitment to inclusion and educational excellence
Please send a cover note and resume to: Lianne Heller at email@example.com