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Upper School (US) English Teacher for Sulam in the 2023-2024 school year

March 16, 2023

Rockville, MD

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.

We believe:

  • 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.

Job Description:

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