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Chinese Teaching Lead

Company: Washington Yu Ying Public Charter School
Location: Washington
Posted on: January 28, 2023

Job Description:

Job Title: Classroom Teacher, Grades Pre-K to 5th

Department: Education

FLSA Status: Professional Exempt

Reports to: Executive Director, Director of Teaching and Learning, Assistant Principal, and other assigned supervisors

Position Overview: Lead Teachers at Washington Yu Ying are part of a collaborative and supportive faculty with a common goal of continuously improving a great school. School Year: 2023 - 2024

Essential Responsibilities:

*Responsibilities outlined in this section are intended to describe the general nature and scope of work being performed by this position. This is not a complete listing of all responsibilities, duties, and/or skills required. Other duties may be assigned.

Lead Teachers possess the following skills/qualities:

  • Demonstrated ability to teach in ways that are interactive, hands-on, inquiry-based, and promote self-discovery and critical thinking
  • Ensure student safety - students are never left unsupervised.
  • Demonstrated ability to foster high academic expectations within students
  • Demonstrated ability to use student material and feedback to inform instruction on an ongoing basis
  • Clear understanding of child development
  • Commitment to meet the needs of every child in our diverse population
  • Demonstrated ability to establish an effective, respectful and efficient classroom culture
  • Capacity to create a classroom environment that emphasizes and supports literacy across all content areas
  • Capability to nurture students and work collaboratively with families
  • Strong interpersonal skills and proven ability to work and collaborate as a member of a team
  • Interest in professional learning, growth through quality feedback, and initiative in challenging own understandings
  • Commitment to develop and contribute to a community of educators
  • Flexibility, dedication, and enthusiasm
  • Demonstrated ability to integrate and align curriculum across academic disciplines
  • Clear understanding of scope and sequence and learning objectives
  • Interest in language learning and other cultures.


    • Bachelor's degree in education from an accredited institution. Master's degree in education preferred.
    • Experience as a full time general ed elementary classroom teacher with 2+ years preferred.
    • Candidates must have a passing score on the PRAXIS (Elementary Education: Content Knowledge)
    • Native-level proficiency in Mandarin Chinese is required for Chinese classroom teachers.
    • Native-level proficiency in English is required for English classroom teachers.
    • Academic-level proficiency in English is required


      • A competitive salary and benefits package
      • The support of welcoming and appreciative students, parents, and colleagues
      • A community that supports and promotes a growth mindset that allows every Yu Ying member to grow with one another each day.
      • Work/Life balance oriented- every teacher gets 10 personal/sick days a year and Wellness Fridays throughout the year
      • A strong emphasis on growth and support: Yu Ying has several resource rooms, a library, and a teacher workroom
      • A dedicated and passionate team of colleagues that value collaboration and growing themselves as educators
      • A strong administration team that provides you with exceptional professional development often on the cutting edge of educational theory and philosophy, values teachers, and provides continuous feedback. This includes IB MA and Project Zero.
      • A progressive learning environment for students that includes the The International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme to guide you to focus on teaching inquiry and hands on, student centered learning.

        Our students will be the leaders of tomorrow because they are learning to think critically, be compassionate, and communicate in English and Mandarin!"

        Collaborates and Consults With:

        • Teaching Staff
        • All Levels of Management

          Terms of Employment: Full school year

          Physical Demands:

          The physical demands described below are representative of those must met by an employee to successfully perform the essential responsibilities of the job, and are not meant to be all inclusive. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential responsibilities of the job.

          Unless reasonable accommodation can be made, while performing this job, the staff member shall:

          • Use physical strength to lift, move, carry, pull or push equipment and/or student(s).
          • Sit, stand, walk, and run for required periods of time, according to the instruction schedule.
          • Speak and hear.
          • Use close vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception along with the ability to focus vision.
          • Communicate effectively in English, using proper grammar and vocabulary.
          • Reach with hands and arms and use hands and fingers to handle objects and operate tools, computers and/or controls.

            Environmental Demands:

            The environmental demands described below are representative of those must met by an employee to successfully perform the essential responsibilities of the job, and are not meant to be all inclusive.

            • Exposure to a variety of childhood and adult diseases and illnesses.
            • Occasional exposure to a variety of weather conditions.
            • Exposure to heated/air-conditioned and ventilated facilities.
            • Exposure to a building in which a variety of chemical substances are used for cleaning, instruction, and/or operation of equipment.
            • Function in a workplace with a high level of noise.

Keywords: Washington Yu Ying Public Charter School, Washington DC , Chinese Teaching Lead, Other , Washington, DC

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