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Friendship Public Charter School Middle School Math Teacher in Washington, District Of Columbia

Why Blow Pierce?

When it comes to success in the classroom, character matters just as much as rigorous academics. Just look at the outcomes from Blow Pierce Elementary and Middle. One of the District’s highest-performing Tier 1 charter schools, Blow Pierce builds scholars who pursue academic excellence with integrity, perseverance, confidence and courage.

Blow Pierce pre-K3-3 students develop a strong foundation in core subject areas through a thematic approach that brings social and cultural relevance to reading, language, mathematics, science and history. By focusing equally on students’ emotional, social, physical and academic development, Blow Pierce creates an environment of safety and respect where students embrace the character traits of high achievers.

Grades 5-8 at Blow Pierce Middle build on this approach by helping students gain a deeper understanding of core content, while taking ownership of their learning. Consistent with Friendship’s focus on early college exposure, students are introduced to the major concepts they will put to work later in Advanced Placement courses and Friendship’s Early College high school program.

Guided by dedicated teachers who are vested in each student’s success, Blow Pierce builds scholars who are on their way to becoming college completers.

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

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Successful completion of the Praxis II Exam

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

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: 2020-21

External Company URL: www.friendshipschools.org

Street: 725 19th Street, NE

Advertised Location: Friendship Blow Pierce Campus

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