Special Education teacher
SPED at DPA: Lead and/or Inclusion Support Teacher
Special Education Teacher Mission
To serve as a Special Education Teacher at Digital Pioneers Academy (DPA), a 6th-12th grade college preparatory school that will consistently rank as a Tier 1 Washington, DC public charter school. Our mission is to develop the next generation of innovators. We are committed to ensuring 100% of DPA scholars graduate from college and secure a high paying, high demand job.
A successful Digital Pioneers Academy 6th or 7th Grade Special Education Teacher will ensure that all DPA scholars meet the highest academic and behavior standards. We are committed to creating a community where every scholar and adult feels known, loved and respected. Teachers’ investment in building culture and character will prepare scholars to lead productive lives meeting the demands of the post-secondary arena and job market.
Teachers at DPA believe that all scholars can achieve at high levels. Teachers will hold primary responsibility for implementation of Digital Pioneers Academy's curriculum, creating corresponding Special Education experiences, and ensuring the success of its scholars. Teachers will provide rigorous educational experiences to propel scholar intellectual growth and mastery of learning standards.
Through our semi-self contained structure, in which each scholar cohort has two primary teachers: a STEM teacher and a Humanities teacher, partner teachers are able to co-plan personalized, context-specific interventions and targeted, holistic supports that carry through for their scholars across all core content areas. Special Education teachers may be leveraged as either a lead teacher (for STEM or Humanities) or push-in inclusion teacher.
At DPA, we operate as a team with one mission. We attract leaders in teaching with a successful track record of developing authentic relationships with scholars, families and professional peers. With a collective mission to develop the next generation of innovators, our teachers will develop ours scholars to not only consume, but create the digital economy.
Developing strong relationships with parents and scholars, creating investment in school culture and academics
Implementing curricula and activities to meet academic standards
Participate in collaborative content development, coursework and activities to ensure that accommodations are met in inclusive settings
Oversee the drafting, implementation, and maintenance of IEPs and 504 plans
Develop intervention plans with classroom teachers to ensure that student learning goals are clear and measurable and then track student success in meeting these goals
Differentiate methodology to accommodate learning differences
Effectively use technology in teaching and learning
Infuse and encourage student demonstration of creative thinking, problem solving, critical thinking, scholarly writing, constructive dialog, cultural competence, strong decision making and creative solutions
Designing and modify assessments that measure progress towards academic standards
Using assessment data to refine curriculum and inform instructional practices
Driving academic outcomes by analyzing scholar work and data, and implementing high leverage instructional moves to ensure dramatic gains for all scholars
Participating in collaborative curriculum development, grade-level activities, and schoolwide functions
Collaborating with partner lead teacher(s) to create consistent structures and systems for your shared cohort of scholars
Co-lead child study team meetings
Teach basic academic and life processes skills
Serving as an advisor to a small group of scholars
Our middle school teachers are results oriented and strive to improve the minds and lives of scholars in and out of the classroom:
Proven track-record of high achievement in the classroom
Minimum of two years teaching experience in an urban public or charter school setting
Have experience working with students who have disabilities (cognitive, emotional or physical);
Evidence of self-motivation, diligence and willingness to be a team player
Strong interpersonal skills and high moral character
Bachelor's degree with an outstanding record of academic achievement and leadership is required; Master’s degree is preferred
Belief in and alignment with Digital Pioneers Academy’s core beliefs and educational philosophy is non-negotiable
Additional Characteristics of DPA Teachers
Effective communication with scholars, families, and colleagues
Cultivate a classroom environment in which scholars express a love for learning, reading, English Language Arts, and Social studies
Motivate scholars to think critically and take ownership over their own learning
Orchestrate innovative problem solving through multiple representations, meaningful mathematical discourse, and productive struggle
Provide consistent rewards and/or consequences for scholar behavior
Be accountable for scholars’ mastery of academic standards
Collaborate with colleagues and school leaders to receive targeted, in-the-moment feedback on instruction
Compensation and Benefits
Digital Pioneers Academy offers a highly competitive salary based on experience and an excellent and comprehensive benefits package.
Interested candidates should follow the link below to apply for this position. https://www.digitalpioneersacademy.org/careers/
Digital Pioneers Academy is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds.
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