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Friendship Public Charter School Elementary Education Teacher in Washington, District Of Columbia

Why Woodridge International?

College success begins with a great foundation. That’s why Woodridge International Elementary and Middle develops inquisitive, knowledgeable, and caring students who are motivated to discover more about their community and world.

Woodridge Elementary pre-K3-4th grade students follow an International Baccalaureate program that uses observation, questioning, and creative scenarios to build the skills and character traits necessary for lifelong learning. With an emphasis on Spanish language study, students explore core subject areas such as reading and mathematics with an emphasis on expression and relating to others.

Woodridge Middle students in grades 6-8 develop a deeper understanding of core content with a focus on critical analysis and college exposure. All students follow a rigorous and culturally diverse curriculum in eight areas: English and language arts, foreign language (Spanish), mathematics, science, social studies, humanities, art, and technology. Advanced Placement skills are embedded in prerequisite courses to ensure readiness for Friendship’s college-preparatory high schools.

One of the few D.C. campuses with an in-house library, Woodridge incorporates classic and contemporary books, art, and music as part of the daily school experience. A Blue Ribbon Schools nominee, Woodridge’s exceptional student outcomes have earned special visits from 43rd U.S. President George W. Bush, First Lady Laura Bush, and former U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings.

Friendship Public Charter School is a thriving network of college preparatory public charter schools. Recognized as a high performing charter organization -- with campuses receiving the highest performance rating offered in the District of Columbia – we serve students across multiple DC communities.

We are looking for thoughtful, visionary and relentless individuals to join our team of teaching professionals.

Our teachers are responsible for providing each student with daily instruction and enrichment opportunities that will support their development of the knowledge, skills and dispositions to complete college and make positive contributions to their communities.

When you join Friendship, you are part of a family that encompasses your colleagues and the families we serve. You join a group of people who share the same passion for our students’ success and for our collective ability to prepare every student for college completion. You join a group of people who share the belief that every child can achieve anything.

  • Create a 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.

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university

  • One year of teaching experience and results demonstrating high student achievement and significant growth

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Successful completion of the Praxis II Exam

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree

  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 and above

  • Evidence of ongoing professional development and/or continuing education

  • Two years of teaching experience and results demonstrating high student achievement and significant growth

Praxis Information:

  • For upcoming Praxis test date please visit the website at www.ets.org/praxis

  • For HQ requirements visit http://osse.dc.gov

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.

Vacancy for SY: 2021-22

External Company URL: www.friendshipschools.org

Street: 2959 Carlton Avenue, NE

Advertised Location: Friendship Woodridge Campus

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