Location: Washington, D.C.
Type: Full Time
Salary: Commensurate with experience
The River School educates children from 18 months through 5th grade and is known nationally for its inclusion program for children with hearing loss--15% of our students have a hearing loss.
The River School uses a unique co-teaching model--it pairs a master's level educator and a speech-language pathologist (SLP) full time in every classroom. River also trains graduate students from across the country. A typical classroom teaching team includes the educator and SLP and a graduate student in either education or speech-language pathology. Class sizes are small allowing for strong teacher-student relationships and individualized teaching and learning across all areas of development.
We are seeking an early childhood educator who is comfortable working with preschool students (18 months-4 years old). We use a thematic curriculum and seek innovative teachers who are flexible and creative.
If you welcome collaboration and are interested in teaming with a speech-language pathologist to optimize student language, academic and social development this placement may be for you.
We require all classroom educators to hold a master's degree in education.
The River School model is progressive so expect to be planning classroom themes and teaching through project-based learning. There are no desks at River. Only spaces for collaboration and experimentation.
To apply please contact Emmie Robinson Parr firstname.lastname@example.org with your resume.
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About The River School
In 2000, The River School became the first school in the United States to include children with deafness in classrooms with their hearing peers. Located in Washington, DC, we are recognized nationally for developing research-based best practices in language and literacy and for innovative approaches in inclusive education. The River School’s unique educational model serves approximately 220 children 18 months to Grade 5 in an inclusive setting. Faculty, staff and administrators at River are energetic and dedicated to our mission and children.