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Inspired Teaching Demonstration School
Education & Experience Requirements
INSPIRED TEACHING DEMONSTRATION SCHOOL
The Inspired Teaching Demonstration School is accepting applications for a Literacy Interventionist Specialist, Lower School for the 2023-24 school year. The school is seeking self-motivated, dynamic, and thoughtful individuals with proven progressive, inquiry-based teaching skills to join the faculty. The Inspired Teaching Demonstration School serves PreSchool - 8th grade.
At the Inspired Teaching Demonstration School, a professional learning community of master teachers and teacher residents ensures that a diverse group of students achieve their potential as accomplished learners, thoughtful citizens, and imaginative and inquisitive problem solvers through a demanding, inquiry-based curriculum. With its clear mission and prominent location in Washington, DC, the school serves as a model of instruction for students and training for teachers, with the goal of becoming a leader in changing the way teachers are prepared and supported and students are educated nationwide.
The Role of Literacy Interventionist Specialist, Lower School
The primary responsibility of theLiteracy Interventionist Specialist, Lower School, is to create and implement supplemental teaching and response to intervention plans for students identified as needing additional instructional supports. The Literacy Intervention Specialist, Lower School, will work with students across various elementary grades and across the spectrum of student performance, with a focus on those who are struggling and those who are achieving beyond grade-level expectations.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
The Literacy Intervention Specialist, Lower School, is responsible for the following:
Masters degree in Education, or a minimum of 5 years classroom teaching, preferred. Teaching Certification preferred.
With its clear mission and prominent location in Washington, DC, the school serves as a model of instruction for students and training for teachers, with the goal of becoming a leader in changing the way teachers are prepared and supported, and students are educated nationwide. At the Inspired Teaching Demonstration School, students learn through an academically challenging, standards-based curriculum that supports and builds the four "I"s:
Intellect, Inquiry, Imagination, and Integrity. Within its walls, young people learn and achieve at high levels without having to surrender their intellectual curiosity and passion for learning.
The school focuses on developing student potential in four areas:
Intellect, Inquiry, Imagination, and Integrity. Students master content in Reading & Literature, Communication, Math, Science, and Social Studies-and have the ability to apply their knowledge to relevant and current situations, problems, and experiences; students develop the skills of a researcher, using their intellectual curiosity to pose and solve problems; students exhibit the skills of divergent thinkers, with the courage to create, the willingness to approach problems with a joyful spirit, and the ability to play; and students develop the skills and dispositions necessary to function as members of a democratic society.
Teachers are held to a high standard of excellence and professionalism. Teachers demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the subjects they teach; draw on an extensive repertoire of authentic and engaging strategies for instruction and assessment, steeped in the knowledge of how children and adolescents learn; contribute to a vibrant and active professional learning community; and forge strong and positive relationships not only with students, but also with community stakeholders, including families.
As a demonstration school, staff works to disseminate our instructional approach by inviting education influencers to visit the school, and disseminating the model outward via preparation of Teaching Residents, conference presentations, and other opportunities to speak in the community.
The school is a place where children, adolescents, and adults thrive and find joy in their work.
Primary methods of instruction include inquiry and active learning, where the teacher serves as facilitator and coach to support student learning. Instruction includes an emphasis on social-emotional learning, and classrooms are characterized by student-centered organization styles such as differentiated instruction, collaborative groups, and child-initiated play.
SALARY AND BENEFITS
The Inspired Teaching School offers competitive salaries, commensurate with experience. The school offers a strong benefits package that includes health care (multiple plan options), retirement plan (employer match available), Flexible Spending accounts, supplemental insurance through AFLAC, and pre-tax public transportation/Metro benefit.
The Inspired Teaching Demonstration School is an equal opportunity employer committed to inclusive hiring and encourages applicants from all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national original, marital status, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, disability, or any other protected status. All employment decisions are made solely on the basis of the individuals qualifications as related to the requirements of the position being filled. The schools Title IX Coordinator is Kate Keplinger (nger@)