Elementary/Middle School Social Studies/History Teacher Job at Friendship Schools, Washington DC

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  • Friendship Schools
  • Washington DC

Job Description

Company : Campus Specifics

Why Chamberlain?

As Friendship's founding campus nestled on Capitol Hill, Chamberlain Elementary and Middle shines as a beacon of exceptional student achievement. A multiyear, top-performing Tier 1 campus, Chamberlain places students on a proven pathway to academic success.In an era where teacher-to-student ratios are increasingly more difficult to manage, Chamberlain places two teachers in each classroom to provide superior instruction. This approach affirms that each Chamberlain Elementary student in pre-K3-3 receive individually paced instruction instilling the knowledge, skills, success habits and character traits that lead to scholastic excellence for years to come.Consistent with Friendship's college preparatory approach, grades 4-8 at Chamberlain Middle follow a robust and culturally diverse curriculum that builds a mastery of core academic content, introduces prerequisites for Advanced Placement courses and nurtures students who will approach Friendship's high-performing high school environment with confidence.Praised as a wellspring of great teaching, Chamberlain is home to Friendship's 2015 and 2016 Teacher of the Year winners.

Overview

By completing an application, you have applied to be considered for anticipated vacancies in the 2024-2025 school year. Please note that our formal interview process will begin January 2024 contingent on our confirmed vacancies.

Friendship Public Charter School operates a thriving network of college preparatory public charter schools. Headquartered in Washington, DC., Friendship serves over 4,800 students in preschool to grade 12 and guides a growing network of alumni to college completion annually. Our mission is to prepare students to become ethical, literate, well-rounded, and self-sufficient citizens by providing a world-class education that motivates students to reach high academic standards, to enjoy learning, to achieve success, and to contribute actively to their communities. For 25 years, with the support and guidance of our exceptional faculty, our students have risen to the challenge with high graduation rates, college acceptances, and unparalleled success academically and socially.

Friendship is looking for responsible, confident, respectful, caring, committed, persistent, and patient professionals to join our family for the 2024-2025 school year starting in August 2024. Friendship Public Charter Schools is committed to the idea that each and every child can make it to and through college. If you share that belief, please apply.

For more information about our schools please visit the following Social Media pages: YouTube, Linkedin, Facebook, Instagram & Twitter!

Please see the available salary scales: FPCS Compensation

Responsibilities

* 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.

Qualifications

* Bachelor's degree from an accredited university

* Excellent verbal and written communication skills

* Successful completion of the Praxis II Exam in social studies or history

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

Preferred Qualifications:

* Master's degree in history or related field

* 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

* For HQ requirements visit

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.

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