Before/Aftercare Lead Teacher
Friendship Public Charter Schools - Washington, DC

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As the nation's first multi-campus charter school, Friendship Public Charter School has been producing college-ready students for over 15 years. From Preschool through 12th grade, Friendship invests in providing a rigorous academic curriculum that enables our children to excel as ethical, literate, and well-rounded leaders in a 21st century economy. We surpass our peers across the District in public education with a 91% graduation and college entrance rate. To this end, we also hold the quality, success, and development of our teachers with paramount importance. We provide a number of professional growth and development opportunities which have afforded us both the 2010 and 2011 DC Teachers of the Year, and 3 outstanding school principals who launched their careers in our classrooms.

The Office of Extended Learning programs promotes a holistic approach to its services – a belief that the domains of our children lives are interconnected, and that the needs of the “whole” child must be supported as we assist them in acquiring the skills, experience, and attitudes they need to be successful, contributing citizens.

Program General Description

The program consists of post undergraduate educated individuals, certified teachers, and experienced tutors. Lead Teachers work in our after-school academic enrichment program directed towards elementary District of Columbia Public School students. Lead Teachers further provide opportunities for parents to become more involved in their children’s learning by participating on one of our 4 university/neighborhood teams – each team consisting of university students, experienced teachers, and community residents. Lead Teachers work part-time during the fall and spring; and are expected to attend a series of reflection, training, and leadership workshops.

Responsibilities

Co-tutor for two to five afternoons (300 PM-600 PM) per week for the fall and spring semesters
Attend approved field trips periodically
Co-lead or lead a class of 10-15 students through daily predesigned activities designed to improve reading, cultural awareness, and community buildings skills
Participate in all reflection, leadership, and training sessions, including fall and spring trainings
Participate in site specific based meetings to provide feedback on the students, tutors, and program
Assist program site coordinators in volunteer recruitment and parent communication
Reflection, training, and leadership workshops may include Saturdays and extended weekdays

Qualifications

Bachelors or higher degree in Education or teacher certification is required
Effective communication and leadership skills
Ability to work on a team with people from diverse racial and socioeconomic backgrounds
Experience working with children
Must be at least 18 years of age and either a U.S. citizen , U.S. national, or a lawful permanent resident alien
Past leadership experience
Must be in good academic standing
Must provide a resume
Admission to tutor is based on a pending tuberculosis test, fingerprinting, and a background check

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