Elementary GenEd Teacher Assistant SY 18-19 – Washington, DC


APPLY AT THIS WEBSITE: https://bridges.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx

POSITION: Elementary GenEd Teacher Assistant for SY18-19

REPORTS TO: Principal and Assistant Principal

START DATE: Immediate Opening

Bridges’ mission is to provide an exemplary educational program that includes all students. Bridges PCS is a multicultural program; we are looking to hire individuals of diverse backgrounds to join our school staff to reflect the multicultural demographics of the students we serve.

Learn more about our school by viewing our website and this short film: http://bridgespcs.org/

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have an AA, BA or MA.
  • Have taken course work in early childhood education, elementary education, or human development.
  • Have experience with the readers and writers workshop approach to literacy instruction.
  • Have prior work or volunteer experience with children or student with special needs.
  • Be committed to meeting the needs of a diverse student population.
  • Have a track record of being a team player and community minded.
  • Be committed to their own learning.
  • Passion for public schools.
  • Adherence to a high level of professional and ethical standards.


  • Work with the Lead Teacher in the planning and management of a classroom.
  • Support the planning and teaching of students for the core subjects of reading, math, science, social studies.
  • Support the development of meaningful learning expeditions and projects.
  • Assess student progress regularly and using data to plan for instruction.
  • Work with the Lead Teacher, special education service providers (speech, PT,OT), ELL teacher and other Assistant Teacher(s) or Teaching Fellow(s).
  • Learn about writing IEP goals, progress summaries and report cards.
  • Create a classroom culture and environment that develops and nurtures the emotional, cognitive and social abilities of the students, implementing Responsive Classroom techniques.
  • Respond to students’ behavior appropriately and successfully.
  • Engage parents and families in their student’s learning and acting as an ambassador for the school in the community.
  • Contribute productively to the school as a whole.
  • Attend and participate in school events outside of regular school hours


APPLY AT THIS WEBSITE: https://bridges.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx

Salary is based on educational level, certification(s), and years of experience. Employees will be contracted yearly. Employment agreements will be renewed according to evaluations and staff interest. Health benefits (medical & dental), disability insurance, and a retirement plan: 401-(k) or the continuation of the DCPS retirement plan.

To ensure safety for all students, all staff members may be fingerprinted. Background checks will be conducted on all school staff prior to their service as employees. Bridges is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate all applicants without unlawful consideration of race, religion, age, color, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $24,000.00 to $40,000.00 /year


  • Teaching: 2 years (Required)



  • Washington, DC (Preferred)


  • Praxis ParaPro Exam (Preferred)

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