Located east of the Anacostia River, the Bishop Walker School is a tuition-free independent school for boys from low-income families sponsored by the Episcopal Diocese of Washington. Named in honor of The Right Reverend John T. Walker, the first African-American Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, the Bishop Walker School is open to boys of all faiths and religious traditions. Opened in 2008 and currently serving students in grades Kindergarten through 6th, with the end goal being to service students through grade 8. The Bishop Walker School fosters the love of learning, intellectual curiosity, spiritual foundation and moral character each boy will need to achieve his fullest potential as a student, as a citizen and as a child of God. To learn more, please visit: www.bishopwalkerschool.org.
The Bishop John T. Walker School for Boys seeks a dynamic Fourth Grade and Sixth Grade Teacher for the 2017-2018 school year to educate and encourage the intellectual and social development of boys. The ideal candidate will have a homeroom class made up of fourth or sixth grade students. The Fourth Grade Teacher will be responsible for teaching math and science to third and fourth graders, while the Sixth Grade Teacher will be responsible for teaching social studies and language arts to fifth and sixth grade students. Working closely with the Third Grade Teacher, the Fourth Grade Teacher will design and implement a science curriculum around specific units of study. The Sixth Grade Teacher will work hand-in-hand with the Fifth Grade Teacher to design and implement a social studies curriculum around specific units of study. We seek individuals who embrace the mission of the school, understand and appreciate boys and their social, emotional, and learning needs, and have a good grasp of child development. Both the Fourth Grade and Sixth Grade Teacher should have a commitment to urban education and inspiring excellence.
Three or more years of teaching experience preferred
BA or MA in Elementary Education or related field (e.g., Reading, Math, Curriculum and Instruction). Master’s preferred.
Establish high expectations for student academic performance and behavior.
Design and implement lesson plans in social studies and English/Language Arts for 5th and 6th grade (Sixth Grade Teacher candidate).
Design and implement lesson plans in science and Math for 3rd and 4th grade (Fourth Grade Teacher candidate).
Instruct students in reading, writing, mathematics, social studies, and science.
Collaborate with other Lead Teachers and Specials Teachers.
Form and maintain positive partnerships with parents.
Clearly articulate both verbally and in writing students’ progress.
Contribute to the school community by serving on committees
Prepare 5th grade students for transitioning to middle school (Sixth Grade Teacher candidate)
Promotes inquiry, creativity, problem solving and critical thinking.
Designs curriculum which recognizes children’s interests and strengthens their skills.
Creates engaging, hands on learning experiences both inside and outside of the classroom.
Incorporates differentiated instruction and flexible grouping.
Assesses content, process and product of curriculum continuously.
Recognizes the physical, cognitive, emotional, and developmental needs of boys.