High School Special Education / Inclusion Teacher - School Year 22-23
Why teach at Capital City?
• Work hard and achieve results, together! At Capital City, teachers work on collaborative teams that grapple with challenges, celebrate successes, and support and learn from one another.
• Diversity, equity, and inclusion aren’t just buzzwords. We believe the diversity of our staff and the students we serve is our greatest asset. We take seriously the responsibility to achieve equity for our students and build a culture where staff engage in dialogue about race and work to build an inclusive culture.
• Invest in your own learning. Capital City prioritizes the professional growth and learning of our teachers through weekly internal professional development and opportunities to learn from experts around the country. Campus and school-wide leadership opportunities are available for teachers who want them.
• Make your classroom and curriculum your own. Our teachers value the autonomy they have at Capital City to design a curriculum that is dynamic, personal and exciting. There is a culture of innovation that is supported by Principals and Instructional Coaches.
High School Inclusion Teachers at Capital City:
• Develop and deliver specialized instruction in the classroom during academic periods designed to help students meet grade-level standards and achieve personal learning goals
• Ensure IEP records are thorough, up to date, and well-organized, including: parent communication logs, progress reports, and assessments
• Communicate with families regarding service delivery and progress
• Assess student progress on IEP goals and use data to plan for instruction
• Monitor English Learner progress on content and language targets and provide accommodations to ensure access to the curriculum
• Develop and deliver specialized instruction designed to help students meet grade-level standards and achieve personal learning goals
• Modify assessments and classwork for students in special populations
• Meet and plan regularly with a team of teachers who teach the same students
• Support students with completing portfolios and meeting passage requirements
• Collaborate with staff and students to implement consistent structures and develop traditions
• Attend a summer institute and weekly professional development with the entire staff
Capital City seeks to employ experienced, credentialed teachers. Ideal candidates have a Master’s degree and 3+ years of full-time teaching experience.
Minimum required qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and at least one of the following:
• A major in education or field of instruction or equivalent 30 semester hours of credit
• District of Columbia teaching license in field of instruction
• Two years of verifiable teaching experience as a teacher of record
• One year as a support teacher at Capital City and enrollment in a teacher education or certification program
Spanish speakers are desired. Additionally candidates should have: English Language Learner or English as a Second Language experience and certification preferred, special Education certification preferred, EasyIEP/SEDS experience preferred, experience working with special needs students in an inclusive setting, experience in writing and monitoring IEPs, experience working in urban environments, strong knowledge of pedagogy and experience teaching in a constructivist way, proven ability to work as a member of a team, strong leadership capabilities, and a commitment to their own learning.
This position is subject to the DC Mayor's Order 2021-109, requiring all adults regularly in schools to be vaccinated for Covid-19.
In addition to the above requirements, teachers must meet the requirements of all hires at Capital City including a criminal background check and a negative TB test.
About Our School
Capital City was founded in 2000 and currently serves a diverse population of nearly 1,000 students across PK-12th grade. We have been recognized as a model for social, emotional and academic development. Our program emphasizes a commitment to diversity and equity, a strong inclusion model and the integration of arts into the curriculum. We are a credentialed EL Education Mentor School (https://eleducation.org/) in the national network of over 150 schools. Through this model, teachers craft long-term learning expeditions that connect learning to the real-world and incorporate projects, research, fieldwork, and service to support students in meeting rigorous standards. Learn more at www.ccpcs.org.