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SPED Teacher

October 25, 2023

Washington, DC.
Full Time


District of Columbia International School (DCI) is a public charter school serving over 1600 racially and economically diverse students in grades 6-12 from across the District of Columbia. We aim to provide our students with a world-class education that empowers them to follow their passions and change the world. DCI’s education centers on an International Baccalaureate curriculum, advanced language learning in Chinese, Spanish, and French, and a culture focused on student agency supported by 1:1 technology.

DCI is hiring a full-time Special Education/Learning Support Teacher. To apply, complete the employment application below, and be prepared to upload a copy of your resume and cover letter.  You will need to pass a background check. No phone calls, please.

Position Overview:

This teaching position entails both instructional and case management responsibilities for providing special education services and supports to students with exceptional learning needs at DCI during the school year.

Salary Range:

$56,500 - $101,000 (Starting salary is determined by education and years of relevant experience)


A Master's Degree preferred from an accredited institution in Special Education is preferred (Bachelor's Degree is required). Able to meet HQT requirements under NCLB. Experience as a special education teacher, secondary experience preferred

Experience working closely with diverse families of special education students. Knowledge about special education practice and regulations, particularly those pertaining to DC schools. The ability to collaborate and work as part of a team. Strong written and oral communication skills. Strong interest in, or experience with, language immersion, 1:1 technology, and IB Middle Years Program model. Commitment to keeping current on best practices and evidence-based interventions in special education, technology, and general education. Commitment to ensuring access and achievement for our learners with exceptional learning needs.

Essential Attributes:

  • Provide instruction to DCI students with Individual Education Plans (IEPs)

  • Write, deliver, and monitor IEPs

  • Provide behavioral support to students with Tier 3 behaviors and have a special education classification

  • Conduct special education meetings and case management functions

  • Collaborate with general education teachers and related service providers

  • Collaborate closely with education leadership

  • Keep current on all OSSE regulations and initiatives

  • Demonstrate effective advocacy and transition planning for students with disabilities at DCI

  • Provide a high degree of communication through a variety of mediums with parents and students

  • Advise students, including teach an advisory class using our school curriculum, and support other aspects of the school’s instructional program.

  • Embrace French, Spanish, and Chinese cultures by leading and participating in cultural activities for faculty and students

  • Ensure that our 1:1 Chromebooks program is implemented effectively for students by infusing technology into instruction

  • Other duties as assigned.

Faculty and Staff Development/Benefits:

DCI is committed to the principles of servant leadership and to providing faculty and staff with the resources and training they need to provide an excellent education experience for every student and family.

  • We have a benefits package that includes health and disability insurance and paid leave. 

  • We offer teachers daily planning time, professional development, and reasonable class sizes.

  • Teachers and staff have the appropriate technology and support to do their work.

DC International School is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural and multilingual environment.