Friendship Public Charter School

  • Reggio-Emilia Inspired Teacher

    Vacancy for School Year
    2019-20
    Class
    Full-Time
    Location
    US-DC-Washington
  • Overview

    As the nation's first multi-campus charter school, Friendship Public Charter School has been producing college-ready students for over 15 years. From Preschool through 12th grade, Friendship invests in providing a rigorous academic curriculum that enables our children to excel as ethical, literate, and well-rounded contributors to their communities and the world.

     

    Our teachers are key in determining our scholars’ development as intellectually curious, life-long learners. Friendship Public Charter School’s teachers exceed expectations and take on a range of responsibilities in order to ensure every student achieves the academic skills, intellectual habits, and character traits necessary to succeed in the nation’s top universities and beyond. With unwavering commitment, passion, and exceptional talent, our teachers lead our vision for quality and equitable education. Friendship teachers recognize the challenges faced in closing the achievement gap, but persist in leading our children to exceptional heights through data driven academic gains, comprehensive and engaging instruction, and outstanding leadership.

     

    To help our teachers excel, we provide a number of professional growth and development opportunities, which have afforded us both the 2010 and 2011 DC Teachers of the Year, and a number of outstanding leaders who launched their careers in our classrooms.

     

    Who Are You?

    Successful candidates share our love and belief in children’s endless capacity to learn and grow. They are dedicated to continued professional development and growth and a thoughtful, intentional way of teaching and learning to nurture the rich potential of children. They also are innovative thinkers who are excited about opportunities to move beyond current practice and contribute to the enhancement of our early childhood program. They are driven individuals with the flexibility and energy to achieve in a rapidly moving environment. 

     

    Responsibilities

    • Work cooperatively with all stakeholders to develop a play-based experience that is inspired by the Reggio Emilia philosophy.
    • Design and deliver lessons that are developmentally appropriate, rooted in the DC Common Core Early Learning Standards, and engage and expand scholars’ worldview by exposing them to a range of subjects and cultures – through different forms of media and hands-on learning activities.
    • Create a classroom environment that is engaging and includes learning stations and a range of resources to support their academic, social and emotional development
    • Enhance scholars’ social and emotional development by engaging them in learning activities that involve independent thought and require collaboration with their peers.
    • Document children’s learning by maintaining individual children’s portfolios, progress reports and report cards
    • Assess students consistently to maintain current data that informs differentiation and lesson planning
    • Contribute to the campus and Friendship-wide community by collaborating, seeking professional development, and sharing best practices
    • Promote parent involvement through meaningful and consistent communication
    • Familiarity with the CLASS Tool

    Qualifications

    • Commitment to providing a world-class education to students from historically underserved communities
    • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university required.  Master’s degree preferred
    • 2+ years early childhood teaching experience preferred
    • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 and above preferred
    • Successful completion of the Praxis in Early Childhood Education (5025) required.
    • Strong oral and written communication skills 
    • Creativity, love of children and love of learning
    • Experience in Reggio Emilia Inspired classroom preferred

     

    FPCS’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, veteran status, status as a special disabled veteran, or any other protected criteria as established by federal, state, or local laws.  This policy applies to recruitment and hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, transfer, layoff, termination and all other terms and conditions of employment.  Employment decisions at FPCS are based solely upon relevant criteria, including an individual’s capabilities, qualifications, training, experience and suitability.

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