Assistant Teacher - Special Education
KIPP DC - Washington, DC

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KIPP DC is a network of high-performing, college-preparatory charter schools in Washington D.C. which serve the city’s under-resourced communities. At KIPP DC, there are no shortcuts: outstanding educators, more time in school, a rigorous college-preparatory curriculum, and a strong culture of achievement and support help our students make significant academic gains and continue to excel in high school and college.

We are looking for highly dedicated Special Education Assistant Teachers who will bring a “whatever it takes” attitude to helping children succeed. At KIPP DC, an Assistant Teacher is a ten-month employee whose primary responsibility is to assist the Lead / Special Education Teacher in all classroom duties. In our team teaching model, Lead / Special Education Teachers and Assistant Teachers work together to refine, share, and develop effective teaching strategies and strong cross curricular units. As an Assistant Teacher, you will learn under the guidance of experienced Lead Special Education Teachers and will be instructing on a daily basis. You will help support the success of every student in the classroom.


Work with a Lead / Special Education Teacher to support students with disabilities

Plan and implement individual or small group instruction

Lead small group reading and math instruction

The ability to lift and carry up to 40 pounds

Establish positive and strong relationships with students and parents

Implement positive management of students to ensure successful completion of classroom tasks

Meet weekly with special education teacher to discuss and reflect upon weekly objectives and monthly themes

Observe Lead Teachers and CTR Residents for best practices

Attend professional development as requested by school administration or KIPP DC special education team

Assist Lead Special Education Teachers with the classroom's daily preparations which may include, but are not limited to:


Materials preparation (copying, lamination, sorting, cutting, pasting, etc.)


Assistance with delivery and cleanup of breakfast, lunch and snack


Helping with monthly open houses

Additional responsibilities may arise during the school year. They will be communicated to all teachers with as much notice and flexibility as possible.

Attend professional development sessions which may include, but are not limited to:


Monthly sessions with school leader


Weekly meetings with Lead / Special Education Teacher


Daily feedback on General Knowledge lesson from Lead/ Special Education Teacher


Observation feedback from school leader


In-school professional development sessions and workshops

Candidates who are interested in the Special Education Assistant Teacher position should be passionate about working with children and dedicated to doing whatever it takes to provide the best education possible to the students of KIPP DC. Candidates must also demonstrate a track record of flexibility, tenacity, high quality work, resourcefulness and a strong sense of teamwork, and a sense of humor.

Candidates do not need to have teaching experience, but must either have or be working towards a Bachelor’s degree. Experience in an early childhood or elementary school setting is not required, but is preferred.

All interested applicants should visit online at

, and click the “Apply Today” button. Select the blue “Non-Instructional Positions” button and select the “Assistant Teacher – Special Education” position to apply. This role is an immediate opening – we encourage you to apply early. If you have any questions, please contact Katie McMahon at


For more information about KIPP DC schools, please visit our website at


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