The Page School Instructor teaches high school students appointed to the Senate Page Program. Work includes developing curriculum and activities to enhance the educational and work experience of students from across the nation from a variety of backgrounds and skill levels.
Provides instruction, remediation, and evaluation of Senate Pages in mathematics; develops and implements curriculum for significantly compressed classroom schedules; modifies curriculum and/or schedules as needed to support academic achievement and the Senate schedule; determines appropriate evaluation and testing methods for materials; prepares lesson plans; and selects and utilizes appropriate materials, equipment, and technology to enhance learning.
Work requires a bachelor’s degree in relevant academic area and three to five years of secondary classroom instruction at the college preparatory and advanced placement level and the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Knowledge of current national requirements and trends in secondary education.
Knowledge of the Senate as an institution and role of the Senate Page.
Ability to work early morning hours and occasional weekends.
Ability to maintain a positive learning environment.
Ability to use computers and relevant computer software. Ability to use a graphing calculator.
Ability to effectively instruct and guide students.
Ability to deal with others using tact and diplomacy.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
About Secretary of the Senate - Page School
The role played by the youths who have served as Senate Pages is rich in the tradition of the U. S. Senate. The first Senate Page was appointed upon the recommendations of Senators Henry Clay and Daniel Webster. The education of the students has evolved from incidental instruction by friends to part-time assistance by public officials and from private school to public education. As a result of the Legislative Reorganization Act, the District of Columbia Public Schools assumed responsibility for the education of the Congressional Pages from January 1947 to July 1995. In July 1995 the Senate Page School became an independent school.
Minimally, all students must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 and be juniors in high school in order to serve as U.S. Senate Pages. All students of the U.S. Senate Page School are required to take four classes typical of an 11th grade curriculum. Classes begin at 6:15 am and last until 9:45 am or one hour before the Senate convenes.