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Montessori Middle School Teachers

DC Public Schools Washington, DC
We are looking for highly motivated and skilled middle school Montessori teachers to join our team at the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS). We seek individuals who are passionate about transforming and improving educational outcomes for our students.

Responsibilities
• Develop and implement curricula to meet academic standards
• Thoughtfully plan daily lessons and implement specific strategies to meet the needs of all students, providing extra support, enrichment, or variation of work when necessary
• Be accountable for students’ academic growth and increase each individual student’s achievement
• Design and implement assessments that measure progress towards academic standards and diagnose areas of student misunderstanding
• Use assessment data to refine curriculum and inform instructional practices
• Create a positive, achievement-oriented learning environment
• Reflect on successes and areas of growth as a teacher, seek to improve performance, and respond to feedback
• Participate in collaborative curriculum development, grade-level activities, and school-wide functions
• Invest parents and families in their children’s academic success through regular communication
• Perform other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree
• Possesses or is eligible for a valid AMI teacher license
• Strong instructional skills and classroom management
• Ability to self-reflect on teaching practices and be responsive to feedback

Personal Qualities of Top Candidates
• Commitment to Equity: Passionate about closing the achievement gap and ensuring that every child, regardless of background or circumstance, receives an excellent education.
• Leadership: Coaches, mentors, and challenges others to excel despite obstacles and challenging situations.
• Innovative Problem-Solving: Approaches work with a sense of possibility and sees challenges as opportunities for creative problem solving; takes initiative to explore issues and find potential innovative solutions.
• Adaptability: Excels in constantly changing environments and adapts flexibly in shifting projects or priorities to meet the needs of a dynamic transformation effort; comfortable with ambiguity and non-routine situations.
• Teamwork: Increases the effectiveness of surrounding teams through collaboration, constant learning and supporting others; sensitive to diversity in all its forms; respects and is committed to learning from others

To apply, visit our website at www.joindcpublicschools.com, and complete our online application.