ABOUT MERIDIAN PCS
Meridian is a PreK-8th grade school located in Washington DC’s vibrant U Street Corridor. Our mission is to inspire a passion for learning in our students and to help them build their self-confidence and self-respect through academic achievement.
Our 650+ students are a diverse mix of African-American, Latino, Asian, African, and White students. Almost 30% of our students are English language learners, and we have one of the largest Hispanic populations in DC charter schools. We are committed to building a community of teachers and staff who reflect the rich diversity of our student body.
Meridian is committed to serving families from our local communities; and one-third of our students live within a half mile of the school. The U Street Corridor was once the heart of black culture in DC and offers a tangible historical archive for our students, and Columbia Heights is one of the most racially and economically diverse neighborhoods in the District. We are also proud of the fact that Meridian is a school of choice for parents— all eight wards of the city are represented among our student population.
Meridian’s strengths include two beautiful and historic campuses, with nearby outdoor and recreational grounds; state of the art technology for students and teachers; updated and aligned curricula; an academic program laser-focused on student growth, achievement, and social-emotional development; extensive professional development and support for teachers and leaders; and a school culture grounded in student achievement, collaboration, and student-centered learning.
Join us as we continue to take Meridian from good to great! For additional information about Meridian visit mpcs-dc.org.
ABOUT THE POSITION
The Instructional Coach, Math builds the capacity of Meridian’s middle school teachers (grades 6-8) through curriculum support, job-imbedded individual coaching, and a strong professional learning community. Through collaboration with fellow coaches and the academic leadership team, the Instructional Coach, Math facilitates change in the instructional practices of teachers that will result in improved student outcomes, increased growth and retention of teachers, and strong, and supportive professional learning communities. The Instructional Coach, Math may also be tasked with providing intervention support to small groups of students both within the classroom and during intervention blocks built into the master schedule.
We seek a coach with strong math content knowledge and teaching experience. An ideal candidate will have experience successfully mentoring, growing, and coaching teachers at the elementary or middle school levels. We are also looking to build a strong middle school program over time, and we are looking for individuals excited about the opportunity to develop alongside the school.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS REQUIRED
Successful candidates will possess the following qualifications:
Educational Background and Work Experience
Skills and Characteristics
SALARY AND BENEFITS
A recent TNTP Insight Survey of our teachers placed our staff’s satisfaction with compensation in the top quartile of all charter schools in DC. We also lead the charter sector in compensation transparency, and publish our salary scales for teachers, apprentice teachers, and dedicated aides here.
Meridian teachers and staff are compensated competitively for their time and have opportunities to earn additional income through leadership opportunities at the school level, offering extracurricular clubs and sports for students, and facilitating tutoring programs.
HOW TO APPLY
Do you embody a love of learning? Do you believe in the importance of educating the whole child? Do you want to join a collaborative team driving Meridian’s continued growth from good to great?
Apply to the Middle School Instructional Coach, Math position!
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin or ancestry, marital status, veteran’s status, or any other factor, which would constitute a violation of the D.C. Human Rights Act or other applicable laws or court order.