Math Specialist (Elementary) SY21-22
Capital City is looking for innovative, experienced, and passionate staff for the school year 2021-2022.
At Capital City, we challenge the status quo every day. Our staff are skilled, compassionate, solutions-oriented, and unwavering in their commitment to give children of all ages, all backgrounds, and all abilities the education they need to thrive. If you want to help prepare the next generation of changemakers, apply today!
This role is a 10-month position, which is exempt and therefore not eligible for overtime pay under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
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Elementary Math Specialist
Capital City Lower School is looking for a dedicated & talented Math Specialist for the 2020-2021 school year with interest and expertise in math and math interventions. The Lower School Math Specialist provides expert attention to the needs of students in the area of math. This work is done through coaching teachers around best practices in mathematics instruction and targeted small group instruction with students. The Math Specialist supports teachers in the implementation of effective mathematics instruction through consult, modeling of best practice instruction, support with data collection and analysis and professional development. Capital City serves a diverse population and seeks an instructional staff reflective of our student body.
The many and varied responsibilities of the Math Specialist include:
Serving in a leadership role in the area of mathematics instruction for the school and school community.
Providing mathematics intervention and instruction to individual and small groups of students in grades K-4 using a constructivist approach focused on fluency, real-world application, and conceptual understanding.
Maintaining an in-depth knowledge of best practice, common core aligned mathematics instruction.
Training other staff, as needed, in implementing our mathematics curriculum, or other intervention instruction. This includes implementation of lessons as well as data collection, tracking and use in planning next steps for students.
Assisting in coordinating a school-wide mathematics program that meets the needs of all students in collaboration with the building Principal, Early Childhood Director, Instructional Coach and teaching staff.
Serving as a resource for teachers by demonstrating and suggesting strategies, ideas or materials that can enhance instruction and support students and leading coaching cycles with teachers
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
Candidates must additionally meet NCLB qualification standards. Candidates should be extremely knowledgeable about teaching mathematics to elementary-aged students. Candidates should also have: a commitment to meeting the needs of a diverse population, 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 and independently, strong leadership capabilities, and a commitment to their own growth and learning.
Spanish speakers are desired.
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.
Compensation and Benefits:
Capital City offers a competitive salary and benefits package. Learn more about our salary and benefits: bit.ly/Salary_Benefits
Competitive compensation. At Capital City, salaries compensate for experience and qualifications. Teacher salaries are benchmarked regularly against area school districts and other charters. Teachers know how their salary is calculated and what to expect year-to-year. Check out our salary scale here: bit.ly/TeacherSalaryScaleFY21
Benefits. Capital City invests in a comprehensive benefits package to support the happiness and well-being of staff at all stages of career and life. Benefits include 100% of health insurance covered for full-time employees, up to 6% in retirement contributions, preferred student admission for children of staff living in DC, and support for you and your family when needed.