As a national family of public charter school campuses, Imagine partners with parents and guardians in the education of their children by providing high quality schools that prepare students for lives of leadership, accomplishment, and exemplary character. Imagine Schools operates 67 schools in 12 states and the District of Columbia. As a full-service charter school operator, Imagine operates as a multi-state “school district” educating approximately 38,000 students.
The schools in the Imagine family share a common culture based on Shared Values (Integrity, Justice and Fun) and Six Measures of Excellence – Academic Growth, Parent Choice, Shared Values, Character Development, School Development, and Economic Sustainability.
We are seeking the following positions for the 2016-2017 school years, Pre K – 5th Grade, Spanish Teachers, Library Media Specialist, PE Teacher and Special Education Teachers who will support our Hope Lamond Campus across all Six Measures of Excellence. The Imagine Teacher will have strong teaching abilities, an understanding of pedagogy and instructional practices in K-8 education, and an enthusiasm for connecting learning to real life application. The Imagine Mid-Atlantic Region classroom teacher reports to the school leaders and works closely with his/her grade level team. Candidates should be energetic and progressive minded, with a willingness to work collaboratively with grade level and vertical teams.
Planning and Preparation
- Team planning of unit lessons and grade level curriculum using the Core Knowledge curriculum
- Strong understanding of Common Core Standards
- Knowledge of content, pedagogy, and child development
- Design coherent instruction and student assessments
- Classroom management utilizing a school wide positive behavior support model
- Create an environment of respect and rapport
- Establish a culture for learning
- Manage classroom procedures
- Manage student behavior
- Organize physical space that is conducive to learning
- Differentiated instruction to meet the needs of each student
- Interdisciplinary approach to instruction
- Use of varied teaching strategies
- Use of questioning and discussion techniques
- Engage students in learning
- Use of effective formative and summative assessment techniques
- Demonstrate flexibility and responsiveness
- Use of technology in the classroom
- Student data analysis and portfolio maintenance
- Effective parent and community communication
- Continuous professional development to keep up-to-date on curriculum developments and trends in the field of education
- Commitment to professional growth through participation in professional learning communities and development opportunities
- Participation in shared school-wide decision making
- Involvement in alignment committees and task-forces
- Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university, preferably in Special Education
- Certifications In accordance with the Federal No Child Left Behind regulations, candidates must meet “highly qualified” teacher requirements before being hired for teaching positions.
- In DC Charter Schools, this means at least a bachelor’s degree and successful completion of the Praxis exam in the core subject area being taught.
- Knowledge of school organization, goals, and objectives with special emphasis on teaching techniques
- Ability to speak and write effectively
- Ability to work in a highly collaborative environment
- Ability to think, work and teach interdisciplinary content
- Ability to work in an environment which emphasizes a Joy at Work management philosophy under which all Imagine School operate