Vaccination Status: SEED DC requires that all team members be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 for the safety of our students, family, and staff. Regardless of your current vaccination status, our team can advise you on how to fulfill this important requirement so that you can start the position in a timely manner.
About SEED DC: The SEED Public Charter School of Washington, D.C. (SEED DC) is the nation’s first college-preparatory, public boarding school. Our mission is to provide an outstanding, intensive educational program that prepares children, both academically and socially, for success in college and beyond.
The SEED Public Charter School of Washington, D.C. (SEED DC) opened in 1998 and currently serves approximately 250 students in grades nine through twelve in a boarding school environment. Students live on campus from Sunday evening through Friday afternoon. We offer a rigorous college preparatory curriculum which integrates a robust co-curricular program with college preparatory coursework. As a boarding school, SEED DC has a unique opportunity to foster learning opportunities after school and in the evenings through the student life program which provides academic support to students through structured study halls and homework centers; extracurricular activities such as dance, chess, robotics, theater and athletics; and life skills instruction through the HALLS (Habits for Achieving Life-Long Success) curriculum. We also offer a wide range of external opportunities such as international trips, internships and community service learning projects so that our students feel greater satisfaction and are better positioned for success in college.
The success of the SEED model has been showcased in media outlets and publications such as 60 Minutes, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and in the documentary film, Waiting for Superman. President Barack Obama has hailed SEED as “a true success story". More information can be found on the school’s website: https://www.seedschooldc.org/.
Position Overview: The SEED Public Charter School of Washington, D.C. is seeking an English Language Arts Teacher with experience leading students through American Literature coursework. In this role, the ELA teacher will create a curriculum and classroom environment that cultivates strong listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. The ELA teacher will serve as an enthusiastic literacy advocate encouraging students to develop an appreciation of literature of all types. Teachers at SEED DC teach engaging lessons created from research-based, standards aligned, curriculum. These curricula aim to serve as windows and mirrors for our students to help them understand more about the world and themselves. This position will also collaborate with other instructional staff, school personnel and SEED DC’s senior leadership team to help advance SEED’s mission of supporting scholars to and through college completion.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Continue to build and implement SEED DC’s culture - establishing new routines and structures to prepare students for college completion and beyond.
Develop and implement a balanced and enriched ELA curriculum that promotes understanding
Use a variety of teaching practices to promote engagement and motivation, student choice and accountability
Teach SEED DC’s curriculum in dynamic, participation-oriented classes that focus on instruction and developing skills, not on rote memorization.
Plan, organize, and deliver appropriate lessons for assigned area(s) of responsibility, and submit lesson plans to the Principal on an as requested basis.
Differentiate instruction to reach all learners
Implement frequent formative assessments, in addition to summative assessments and analyze student achievement data to inform and personalize instruction to meet the needs of student
Collaborate with fellow teachers on planning, professional development, and standards-based curriculum and common assessment design to contribute to the continuous improvement of instruction at the school
Assess students’ learning in a professional manner and communicate students’ progress to parents and fellow teachers to facilitate future instruction.
Identify special needs of students and seek additional support, as needed
Maintain and submit necessary records, progress reports, and grade reports
Participate in faculty meetings, workshops, staff development programs, and other school sponsored activities
Assist in general building supervision and discipline of students outside of the classroom
Adhere to the professional and ethical standards as outlined by SEED
Other duties as assigned
A commitment to SEED’s mission, core values and belief that with the right resources, any child can attend college and achieve their dreams
2-3 years of experience teaching English Language Arts at the high school level with experience teaching the coursework associated with American Literature
Superior written and oral communication and presentation skills
Solid subject matter knowledge and demonstrated knowledge of the content and the methods of teaching English Language Arts
Experience working with diverse student populations in an urban setting
Experience with students with learning differences and ADHD is a plus as well as mentoring experience.
Ability to connect with people from diverse ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds (including but not limited to homeless and LGBTQ youth)
Possess an entrepreneurial spirit to be able to create and implement routines and rituals to ensure student achievement
Certifications and Degrees:
Bachelor’s degree or higher in a related field from an accredited university
The starting salary for first year teachers at SEED DC is $65,000. Compensation is commensurate with experience. The benefits package also includes paid sick leave, holiday pay, a generous 403b retirement plan in addition to health, dental, vision, and life insurance.
The work involves everyday risks and discomforts, which require normal safety precautions typical of such places as classrooms, offices, meeting, and training rooms, etc. The work area is adequately lighted, heated, and ventilated. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
This position description may not describe all duties, responsibilities, and skills associated with this position. It is intended to portray the major aspects of the job and is not meant to be exhaustive. Other duties or skills may be required.
The SEED Public Charter School of Washington, D.C. is committed to the letter and spirit of equality. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or national and ethnic origin in hiring and employment, nor in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and other programs.