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ESL Teacher (2021-22 School Year) - $2,500 Signing Bonus!

  • DC Public Schools
  • 06/07/21
  • US
  • 20018
  • $56,313 - $90,905 / Yearly
  • Full-Time
Our Teacher credentialing qualifications have been adjusted for the 2021-22 school year

We are looking for highly motivated and skilled ESL and ELL educators to join our team at District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS). We seek individuals who are passionate about transforming the DC school system and making a significant difference in the lives of public school students, parents, and the larger community.

DCPS serves over 51,000 students in the nation's capital through the efforts of approximately 4,000 educators in 117 schools. As part of a comprehensive reform effort to become the preeminent urban school system in America, DCPS intends to have the highest-performing, best paid, most satisfied, and most honored educator force in the nation and a distinctive central office staff whose work supports and drives instructional excellence and significant achievement gains for DCPS students.

ESL and ELL candidates who commit to teaching at one of our RISE schools are eligible to receive a signing bonus of up to $2,500 for the 2021-22 school year if they are hired by July 1, 2021.

- Position Overview -


Every student feels loved, challenged, and prepared to positively influence and thrive in life.


Ensure that every school guarantees students reach their full potential through rigorous and joyful learning experiences provided in a nurturing environment.

Strategic Priorities

Promote Equity: Define, understand, and promote equity so that we can eliminate gaps and systematically interrupt institutional bias.

Empower Our People: Recruit, develop, and retain a talented, caring, and diverse team.

Ensure Excellent Schools: Increase the number of excellent schools throughout the city.

Educate the Whole Child: Provide rigorous, joyful, and inclusive academic and social emotional learning experiences to ensure all students are college and career ready.

This position is a safety-sensitive position. As a result, throughout employment this position will be subject to the Employee Mandatory Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy.

The Teacher (10-month) will report to the Principal.

- Essential Duties and Responsibilities -

The below statements 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.

- Sets and reinforces clear expectations and routines that are aligned with the schools overall vision. Develops and implements curricula and activities to meet academic standards.
- Thoughtfully plans daily lessons and implements specific strategies to meet the needs of all students, providing extra support, enrichment, or variation of work when necessary.
- Demonstrates strong content knowledge.
- Designs and implements assessments that measure progress towards academic standards and diagnoses areas of student misunderstanding.
- Uses assessment data to refine curriculum and informs instructional practices.
- Be accountable for students academic growth and increase each individual students achievement. Creates a positive, achievement-oriented learning environment.
- Reflects on successes and areas of growth as a teacher, seeks to improve performance, and responds to feedback. Participates in collaborative curriculum development, grade-level activities, and school- wide functions.
- Invests parents and families in their children's academic success through regular communication.

- Bachelor's degree.
- Must meet at least one of the following requirements
1. Posses an OSSE issued teaching credential or credential from another state
2. 1 year of full time lead teaching experience
3. Currently enrolled in a teacher preparation program
4. Registered for at least 2 of the 4 required teacher credentialing exams

- Strong instructional skills and classroom management.
- Enthusiasm for and demonstrated mastery of subject matter.
- Unrelenting commitment to students, self, and schools constant learning and development.
- Ability to self-reflect on teaching practices and be responsive to feedback.

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Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis; however, we encourage candidates to apply as early as possible to receive priority consideration and be eligible for signing bonuses.

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