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Elementary Special Education Teacher

September 19, 2023

Washington, D.C., DC


Looking for an opportunity to join a team of passionate and persistent educators? Do you deeply believe that all students can achieve with thoughtful, effective, and holistic instruction? Then join a team of dedicated educators who are committed to ensuring that all students have access to a high-quality education that empowers them to actualize their dreams, apply today!

About DC Scholars:

DC Scholars Public Charter School was founded in 2012 and opened with grades PS-3. Today, DC Scholars Public Charter School serves approximately 500 students in Preschool - 8th grade. We emphasize academic achievement and firmly believe that we must support students’ emotional, social, and physical growth to improve student learning. Since 2012, DC Scholars PCS has cultivated a like-minded and collaborative team; staff are enthusiastic about constantly setting and reaching a high bar for students. We deeply believe in affirming the identities of students and families as a community school invested in building strong partnerships and relationships.

Position Description:

DC Scholars is seeking outstanding Special Education Teachers who are passionate about teaching first grade and pushing them to achieve their highest academic and personal potential. These teachers cultivate a strong culture of achievement and lead classroom communities where students are engaged and self-motivated. This position will be based at DC Scholars Public Charter School.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Create and execute engaging, rigorous. and developmentally appropriate instruction for scholars.

  • Utilize research-based best instructional practices to create rigorous, dynamic learning environments for students.

  • Cultivate a positive and inclusive classroom environment that will engage students in learning, promote creativity, and foster the development of 21st century skills such as communication and collaboration.

  • Develop strategic instructional groupings to meet the needs of all learners.

  • Provide modeling and support for students’ social emotional learning throughout the day.

  • Reward positive student behavior and hold students accountable using school-wide systems.

  • Work collaboratively with other staff to plan curriculum and build school culture across the school.

Background and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree required

  • 1+ years of teaching experience, preferably in an urban public or charter school

  • Teaching licensure/certification, or willingness to obtain, preferred

  • Demonstrated content knowledge

  • Positive attitude and strong work ethic

  • Belief in the power of parent/family relationships

  • Deep belief and commitment to breaking the barriers of achievement for scholars in Southeast D.C.


  • Passion for educational equity and a commitment to the mission and vision of DC Scholars

  • Strong alignment with DC Scholars’ Core Values: High Bar, Passion & Persistence, Hope, Humility & Growth, and Trust

  • Collaborative leadership style

  • High standards of excellence for self and for others

  • Evidence of well-developed emotional intelligence and empathy

The Rewards:

  • Opportunity to work in an exciting and enjoyable environment that fosters strong family relationships and community partnerships

  • Targeted professional development focused on bolstering leadership capabilities

  • Professional connections with other expert educators who share your commitment to doing whatever it takes to close the achievement gap

  • Competitive salaries and benefits

  • Participation in a 403b retirement plan, with matching contributions

DC Scholars encourages individuals of all identities and backgrounds to apply for this position. We are an equal opportunity employer fully committed to hiring a talented and diverse group of individuals. DC Scholars does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, creed, color, national origin or ancestry, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, or any other category protected by applicable law.


Sandra Archer

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