Kinder or PreK Special Education Inclusion Co-Teacher
(English or Spanish Inclusion Classrooms)
2013-2014 School Year
DC Bilingual is recruiting a special education/inclusion teacher to provide academic services to our students with special needs. They will also support DC Bilingual’s mission through the implementation of an inclusion/resource model and support of our dual language program. DC Bilingual is seeking motivated staff that is committed to the belief that all children can learn. All Inclusion Co-Teachers are expected to work jointly with the General Education Co-Teacher assigned to the same classroom.
To provide educational instruction to students within a learning community that ensures high academic achievement in English and Spanish, develops leadership, and values all cultures.
§ Provide direct support to students in a classroom by delivering instruction and ensuring learning through a variety of co-teaching models and strategies.
§ Ensure appropriate accommodations to the curriculum, lessons and learning environment. Instruction can be provided within the regular classroom setting, resource setting, or small classroom setting.
§ Design classroom activities and lessons with multiple levels so that all students both meet their IEP goals, At-Risk Individual Plan goals, and can access the curriculum.
§ Formally and informally assess the student learning (rather than relying solely on standardized curriculum) to create a comprehensive learning program.
§ Set high expectations that are suitable for the students. Assessments may be differentiated based on each individual student plan. This may require developing alternative assessments.
§ Work collaboratively with General Education Co-Teacher, the grade-level team, and other staff, especially the Instructional Support and Student Support Teams, to plan, share student work and ensure that instruction is aligned with identified curriculum and standards.
§ To promote respect for culturally and linguistically diverse families and children.
§ Build a partnership with families, encouraging their active participation in students’ learning.
§ Bachelor’s degree in Special Education or equivalent, DC Praxis Passing Score in Special Education
§ Two or more years of experience (preferably in an urban setting);
§ Bilingual preferred but not required (Spanish/English); Native Spanish speakers for Spanish Classrooms, required
§ Demonstrated ability to work with students and families from diverse backgrounds.
Salary commensurate with experience. Benefits, including health care, retirement plan, short- and long-term disability and life insurance, are provided for full-time staff.
To apply, please submit cover letter and resume to the Human Resources Department at CentroNía at
Please no postal mail or phone calls.