ENGLISH LEAD TEACHER 5TH. GRADE (#145)

Mundo Verde PCS ( learn more )

Washington, Washington DC ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3726869
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted : November 22, 2021
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

Lead Teacher 


English 5th. Grade 


Job Overview: Lead teachers are skilled, compassionate, solutions-oriented, and committed to give children of all ages, all backgrounds, and all abilities the education they need to thrive. They work on collaborative teams that grapple with challenges, celebrate successes, and support and learn from one another. We take seriously the responsibility to achieve equity for our students and work to build an inclusive culture. 


Reports To: The lead teacher will report to the principal of the campus assigned. 


Responsibilities and Duties 


  • Develop and deliver instruction in the classroom (physical and/or virtual) during academic periods designed to help students meet grade-level standards and achieve personal learning goals 
  • Build a classroom culture that demonstrates the principles of biliteracy, sustainability, authentic inquiry and Habits of Community Stewardship 
  • Co-Plan/co-teach daily with colleagues from grade level, student services, and across network to implement classroom instruction 
  • Attend and participate in weekly meetings (grade level team, language cohort, co-teaching, and data meetings) 
  • Embody the Responsive Classroom and Restorative Practice philosophy for creating a community of learners and managing the classroom 
  • Develop and execute meaningful learning expeditions through text selection, expert visits, student fieldwork, and purposeful final product creation 
  • Embrace and foster student belonging and inclusion in the classroom by upholding high expectations for all students and practicing culturally responsive pedagogy 
  • Build strong family partnerships through frequent communication regarding academic progress, behavior, classroom updates, and incidents 
  • Design and administer robust assessment plans for students inclusive of on-going formative, summative, and national standardized assessments. 
  • Ensure the records for each identified student are accurate, up to date, and well-organized, containing necessary progress notes and assessments 
  • Plan for and support individual student needs and ensure progress toward social emotional and academic outcomes, in collaboration with special education teachers and service providers, including attending Response to Intervention (RTI) / Student Services Team (SST) /Individual Education Plan (IEP) meetings 
  • Provide regular feedback to assigned fellow, to support his/her professional development (for grades PreK-2) 
  • Collaborate with staff, students, and families to implement consistent structures and develop, celebrate and maintain traditions 
  • Attend school events, such as family engagement events and celebrations of student learning, including those that occur outside of the instructional day 
  • Attend a summer institute and weekly professional development 
  • Support school safety by assisting with student arrival and dismissal procedures as necessary ? Other duties as assigned 

Qualifications, Skills and Values


Qualifications 


  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in education for K-5th grade positions. 
  • DC teaching license/certification (or in process of obtaining reciprocity) strongly preferred. ? One year of experience as a teacher of record minimum or as a Mundo Verde fellow. ? Advanced or native proficiency in Spanish required to teach in Spanish or bilingual classrooms (PK and Kinder are full spanish immersion) 
  • Bilingual preferred for all English classroom positions but not required. 
  • Urban teaching experience preferred. 
  • Experience working with special needs students in an inclusive setting, preferred. Skills and Values: 
  • Strong commitment to supporting diversity, equity and inclusion and creating an anti-racist school environment 
  • Models critical thinking and student centered practice with abilities in standards and data analysis to inform curricular planning for high impact results 
  • Demonstrated ability to be an independent and collaborative solutions-oriented problem-solver ? Commitment to demonstrate love and joy towards students, colleagues, and the work ? Willing, hard-working attitude with a growth mindset toward self, students, and colleagues ? Demonstrated ability to take ownership of personal work and the school mission
  • Capacity to embody the characteristics of a Community Steward by practicing six community building virtues and values every day: 1) Empathy, 2) Speak your truth, 3) Perseverance, 4) Inquiry, 5) Collaboration, and 6) Appreciation 
  • Commitment to learning and implementing Responsive Classroom and Restorative Practices ? Open to deepening understanding and differentiation for each student’s individual needs, especially for students with IEPs and other student services. 
  • Understanding of the different levels of age-appropriate student development ? Ability to establish strong, trusting, and authentic relationships with students, colleagues, families and other stakeholders 
  • Ability to manage time and work in a fast paced, dynamic school environment, multi task, prioritize and stay calm under pressure 

Other Job Details 


  • Schedule: 8 hour day starting at 7:50am (may be required to attend meetings after student dismissal)
  • Teachers are assigned to a manageable and reasonable classize, historically between 20-25 students per cohort. 

       5th grade is departmentalized into Spanish Language Arts, English Language Arts and Math    


       and teachers provide instruction to all 5th grade students. 


  • All grades have the support of a Special Education team. 
  • Location: Cook Campus (30 P St. NW Washington DC 2001
  • Position Type: This is a 10-month salaried position which is exempt and therefore not eligible for overtime pay under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Employment subject to TB test, fingerprinting and background check 

What we offer 


Mundo Verde cares for and values our phenomenal staff and provides the following: 


  • A competitive salary based on one’s education and experience (Salary Scale link from Union Agreement)
  • A Tier 1 school home in which to inspire children in a progressive environment
  • An opportunity to be a part of developing compassionate global stewards and life-long biliterate learners 
  • Colleagues who are devoted to their practice, their students, and the school mission 
  • A leadership team dedicated to supporting professional growth by providing feedback and support 
  • A 3-4 week summer institute and other professional development opportunities as available 
  • Microcredentials (competency-based certification in a specific skill or set of skills related to his/her position and the goals of Mundo Verde). 
  • FT salaried: A benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, short/long-term and life insurance, employer contributions to a 401(k), a transportation stipend, and paid time off (10 days of PTO: 7 Sick, 3 Personal), off on winter break, spring break and holidays scheduled in the school calendar.

MVBPCS is an equal opportunity employer.

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories : Classroom Teacher > Elementary
    Classroom Teacher > English & Language Arts
  • Job Requirements

    • No experience required

    Contact Information

    • Michelle Sinkgraven
    • 3220 16th St. NW
    • Washington, District of Columbia 20010

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