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Early Childhood Special Education Lead Teacher SY 24-25

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

Job Description:

Position: Special Education Teacher (Early Childhood Education Pre-K 3-Kindergarten)Reports to: Director of Student Support ServicesBridges is seeking a Special Education Lead Teacher for an early childhood grade level non-categorical self-contained classroom for students with high level special needs.Who We AreOur 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 ForWe are seeking passionate educators to build an inclusive Pk-5 school community. We are seeking committed individuals to provide 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 ProfileA 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 a Special Education Teacher you will be responsible for...RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDEPlan and manage a non-categorical self-contained classroom with high level special needs students and assistant teachers.Plan and implement a program of instruction using the school's curriculum (ELA, Math, FOSS / Science, Social Studies Alive, and Second Step). Ensure the program of instruction meets the individual students' goals and objectives on their IEPs and is aligned with Common Core Standards.Modify and administer classroom based and school-wide assessments to document student's progress.Regularly collect data to track students progress in 3 program areas: curriculum, IEP, and ABA/VB.Complete quarterly progress reports (IEP progress reports and curriculum progress reports).Collaborate with related service providers, special education coordinator, curriculum coordinator, ELL Teacher and student parents to plan for student needs.Implement and maintain students Functional Communication Protocols and Behavior Protocols to respond to students' behavior appropriately and successfully.Participate in the IEP process by writing present levels, IEP goals, and providing thoughtful reflections during team meetings.Coordinate with general education teachers to create opportunities of inclusive learning.Support the creation of a classroom culture and environment that develops and nurtures the emotional, cognitive and social abilities of the students.Engage parents and families in their student's learning and acting as an ambassador for the school in the community.Contribute productively to the school as a whole.Attend and participate in school events outside of regular school hours.Other duties as assigned.PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIESAdhering 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 CULTURECreate 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.QUALIFICATIONSHave a dual Masters Degree in Elementary Education and Special Education; a Masters Degree and certification in Special Education; a Bachelor's Degree and certification in Special Education; or a BA and passed the Praxis SPED exams. BA and experience in special education.Have 1 to 2 years of successful classroom teaching experience in an urban school setting. 2 or more years of teaching experience is preferred.Be a strong classroom manager.Be committed to meeting the needs of a diverse student population.Have a track record of being a team player and community minded.Be committed to their own learning including training in ABA/VB.Excellent time-management skills and ability to work independently.Passion for public schools.Adherence to a high level of professional and ethical standards.SALARY & BENEFITSSalary range: $57,500-$88,500/Per YearView Teacher Pay Scale HereSalary 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 , Early Childhood Special Education Lead Teacher SY 24-25, Education / Teaching , Washington, DC

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