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Kindergarten Lead Teacher SY24-25

Company: Bridges Public Charter School
Location: Washington
Posted on: May 15, 2024

Job Description:

Position: Kindergarten Lead TeacherReports to: Principal and Assistant PrincipalWho We Are.Our 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. Our Core Values are:ResponsibilityEngagementAcceptanceCreativityHonestyWho Are We Looking For?We are seeking passionate educators to build an inclusive Pk-5 school community. We are seeking individuals who are committed to providing high-quality and innovative instruction to a diverse student community. We are seeking individuals that recognize that they are in a position of public trust and are held to a high standard of personal and professional conduct. If you are a dedicated educator who is passionate about creating a culture of inclusion and respect, we invite you to join our team. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of our students and build a brighter future for our community.Our Graduate Profile:A Bridges GraduateIs a unique and independent individual who is prepared to pave their own path.Self advocates through their preferred communication modalities.Welcomes diversity with inclusion, openness, acceptance, and respect for others.Demonstrates empathy and a desire to help and support others in need.Perseveres in the face of challenges to meet their individual academic, social and extra curricular goals.Is prepared for next steps after leaving Bridges Public Charter School.As an Kindergarten Lead Teacher you will be responsible for:CURRICULUM/INSTRUCTION/ASSESSMENT:Instructing and assessing students in 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, Assistant Teacher, Related Service Providers and/or Teaching Fellow.Working collaboratively with Instructional Coaches to create inclusive and engaging lessons for all students.Creating a classroom culture and environment practicing Responsive Classroom techniques.Engaging parents and families weekly in their students learning and acting as an ambassador for the school in the community.Displaying student work based on current unit standards.Attending and participating in school events outside of regular school hours.Other curriculum/instruction/assessment duties as assigned.ACCOUNTABILITY:Conduct ongoing assessment of student work using multiple assessment tools including anecdotal records, performance assessments with rubrics, exams, and individualized assessments as appropriate. Use assessment data to plan for instruction and to set short and long-range goals.Maintain weekly grade book per school expectations.Maintain data on and utilize technology platforms to improve student achievement.Regularly analyze student data to improve instruction, ensure equity and make program recommendations and improvements.Other accountability duties as assigned.PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:Adhering to the 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. work dayRegularly attends work and adheres to all attendance policies.Be on time for classes, duties, team meetings and professional development activities. Communicate about and plan for absences in advance with teaching teams and the Principal.Participate in weekly Professional Learning Community (PLC) meetings.Contribute to PLC sessions by being prepared to share data, ideas, student work, materials, feedback, facilitating sessions and/or discussions.Participate in a Summer Professional Development. Summer Professional Development will be two weeks in August before students return.Seek out additional opportunities for professional development that will lead to achieving personal and school-wide professional development goals.Reading provided school information and adhering to all deadlines.Respond to all emails within 24 hours or the next business day.Other professional duties as assigned.SCHOOL CULTURE:Implementation of our Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS) program.Create and sponsor an inclusive and age appropriate Club for the school year.Engage in Second Step implementation to assist in the social and emotional development of students.Create and maintain a physically and emotionally safe environment for students.Communicate respectfully to students, staff and families at all times.Model, practice and discuss respectful, unbiased and effective communication with students.Other school culture expectations as assigned.QualificationsCandidate must hold a Bachelor's or Master Degree (in Education (preferred).Candidates with a BA must have passing score on state required tests for specific grade level they will teach or certification for the specific grade level they will teach.1-2 years of teaching experience in an urban school setting (preferred).Have knowledge of pedagogy and experience teaching in a constructivist way.COVID-19 vaccine preferred, not required.A track record of being a team player and community minded.SALARY & BENEFITSSalary range: $57,500 to $88,500Salary is based on educational level, certification(s), and years of experience. The successful candidate will be contracted yearly. Employment will be renewed according to evaluations and staff interest. Child care and health savings plans, pre-tax deduction for Metro, bike racks and regular staff engagement and wellness activities. Staff lounge and lactation room for nursing mothers. Health benefits (medical & dental), disability insurance, and a retirement plan: 401-(k) with a 4% match 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.by Jobble

Keywords: Bridges Public Charter School, Washington DC , Kindergarten Lead Teacher SY24-25, Education / Teaching , Washington, DC

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