Friendship Public Charter School

Special Education Teacher

Vacancy for School Year
2021-22
Class
Full-Time
Location
US-DC-Washington
Campus
Friendship Technology Preparatory Academy

Company : Campus Specifics

Why Tech Prep?


Friendship Technology Preparatory is a college preparatory high school serving students in 9th – 12th grade.

Friendship Public Charter School has expanded its portfolio of schools with a new school model: Friendship Tech Prep Academy, where our secondary STEM program provides multiple opportunities for students to develop skills in science, technology, engineering and math through our robotics program, engineering classes, hands-on science curriculum, and the use of technology such as iPads and Smartboards. Read more about our academic program.

At Friendship Tech Prep students benefit from Advanced Placement and Honors courses, as well as Career Academy courses that provide pathways in technology, science, engineering, law, and communication arts. Tech Prep has a high graduation and college acceptance rates.

Friendship Tech Prep Academy is preparing students for higher education and the career of their choice by ensuring mastery of skills, knowledge, and tools needed to succeed in the 21st-century green global economy. Our green school focus ensures that each member of the Tech Prep community learns to make environmentally conscious decisions and gains the experience to design and develop green products. Upon completion of our new building in 2014, all students will attend a premier green facility and have the opportunity to experience green technology firsthand.

Overview

Friendship Public Charter School is a thriving network of college preparatory public charter schools. Recognized as a high performing charter organization -- with campuses receiving the highest performance rating offered in the District of Columbia – we serve students across multiple DC communities.

 

We are looking for thoughtful, visionary and relentless individuals to join our team of teaching professionals.

 

Our teachers are responsible for providing each student with daily instruction and enrichment opportunities that will support their development of the knowledge, skills and dispositions to complete college and make positive contributions to their communities. 

 

When you join Friendship, you are part of a family that encompasses your colleagues and the families we serve. You join a group of people who share the same passion for our students’ success and for our collective ability to prepare every student for college completion. You join a group of people who share the belief that every child can achieve anything.

Responsibilities

  • Create a classroom culture of high achievement and student ownership of their learning that helps foster students’ intellectual, social and emotional development.
  • Provide daily instruction, including clear learning outcomes, well-designed lessons and high-quality assessments that align to Friendship’s curriculum and standards.
  • Incorporate into lessons creative, hands-on learning experiences that broaden students’ exposure and interests, help foster student ingenuity and require application of knowledge and skills acquired through daily instruction.
  • Provide a classroom environment that is visually appealing, rich with resources aligned to curriculum and standards and honors student’s achievement with current and accurate displays of exemplary student work.
  • Communicate to students to understand their talents, interests and needs and to convey learning expectations and their progress toward meeting those expectations.
  • Communicate regularly with families to identify students’ talents, interests and needs and update parents regarding students’ achievements and progress.
  • Collaborate with school-based staff and throughout the Friendship network in staff meetings, regular analysis sessions and professional learning designed to enhance students’ learning experience and increase student achievement.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university
  • Two years of teaching experience and results demonstrating high student achievement and significant growth preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Successful completion of the Praxis II Exam or possess degree in education or subject area taught

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree
  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 and above
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development and/or continuing education

Praxis Information:

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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