Friendship Public Charter School

Hybrid Special Education Teacher

Vacancy for School Year
Friendship Public Charter School


Friendship Public Charter School operates a thriving network of college preparatory public charter schools. Headquartered in Washington, DC. Friendship serves 4,500+ students in preschool to grade 12 and guides a growing network of alumni to college completion annually. 80% of students come from low-income households. 98% are African American or Latino.  The mission of Friendship Public Charter School (FPCS) is to prepare students to become ethical, literate, well-rounded and self-sufficient citizens by providing a world-class education that motivates students to reach high academic standards, to enjoy learning, to achieve success, and to contribute actively to their communities.


Friendship is always looking for responsible, courageous, respectful, caring, confident, committed, persistent, patient and honest professionals to join our family. FPCS hires Special Education Teachers (multiple subjects) when positions become available. 


Friendship Public Charter Schools is committed to the idea that each and every child can make it to and through college. If you share that belief, please apply.

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  • Team members working at one of Friendship’s Online Academies will work the majority of time virtually in collaboration with other team members, scholars and learning coaches. Throughout the year, there will be times when team members will report in-person to support testing, participate in check and connect sessions, field trips, in-person tutoring, professional development, etc. Friendship’s Online Academy Team Members are required to participate in all in-person activities. The number of in-person days varies from month to month depending on scheduled activities.
  • Create a virtual 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.


Excellent Instructional Practices & Behavioral Support

  • Exhibit an in-depth knowledge of students with disabilities including but not limited to specific learning disability, emotional disability, other health impairments (ADHD), autism, speech & language impairment, hearing impaired, and vision impairment.
  • Demonstrate continued mastery of content area and skills to tailor the content for students with disabilities (i.e., learning, attention, social functioning, and self-regulation)
  • Lead students to high levels of academic success through rigorous, targeted, and differentiated instruction
  • Track the individual progress of students with disabilities (i.e., academic and social-emotional)
  • Design and deliver engaging instruction addressing a full range of student needs and learning styles through an online platform
  • Utilize research-based literacy strategies across all content areas
  • Use data driven Instruction by analyzing student data collected from assessments and continually adjusting teaching practices to ensure student understanding
  • Provide strategic instruction for struggling students through co-teaching models, 1 to 1, and/or small groups in an online platform

Comply with Special Education Law and Procedures

  • Maintain productive communication about the Special Education Program (i.e., student progress) with multiple stakeholders including the parent
  • Be knowledgeable of and comply with, relevant federal and state district regulations governing special education, including placements, timelines, notifications, IEPs, parental roles, reevaluations, and procedural safeguards
  • Provide ongoing support for parents of students with disabilities, informing them of special education rights and procedures as well as exchanging insights about the needs and progress of their child

Environment Conducive to Learning

  • Hold students accountable to high academic and behavioral expectations
  • Align practices and routines to an achievement-oriented online program
  • Foster a safe online environment that encourages curiosity, academic risk-taking, accountability, and collaboration

Outstanding Leadership

  • Reflect on success and areas of improvement to continuously develop practice
  • Contribute to the online program by collaborating, seeking professional development
  • Plan with online classroom colleagues, swapping expertise and following up with supportive instruction, strategic modeling, and tailored instructional materials

Organizational Strength & Viability

  • Promote parent involvement through meaningful and consistent communication
  • Maintain high professional standards in communication with students, teachers, parents, and school administrators


  • Commitment to providing a world-class education through an online platform for students who have a medical exemption and cannot attend school in person.
  • 2+ years relevant urban teaching experience with significant academic gains strongly preferred
  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 and above required
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university required. Master’s degree in Special Education preferred
  • Successful completion of the content area ETS PRAXIS II Exam: Education of Exceptional Students, valid Special Education License,  OR degree in content area required area 
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and rapidly changing environment
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Experience with providing online educational services is preferred 

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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