High School Senior Expedition (Capstone) Teacher - School Year 22-23
Why teach at Capital City?
• Work hard and achieve results, together! At Capital City, teachers work on collaborative teams that grapple with challenges, celebrate successes, and support and learn from one another.
• Diversity, equity, and inclusion aren’t just buzzwords. We believe the diversity of our staff and the students we serve is our greatest asset. We take seriously the responsibility to achieve equity for our students and build a culture where staff engage in dialogue about race and work to build an inclusive culture.
• Invest in your own learning. Capital City prioritizes the professional growth and learning of our teachers through weekly internal professional development and opportunities to learn from experts around the country. Campus and school-wide leadership opportunities are available for teachers who want them.
• Make your classroom and curriculum your own. Our teachers value the autonomy they have at Capital City to design a curriculum that is dynamic, personal and exciting. There is a culture of innovation that is supported by Principals and Instructional Coaches.
The High School Senior Expedition/Capstone Teacher position at Capital City:
The many and varied responsibilities of high school teachers at Capital City include:
• Planning/teaching daily classes for 60-85 students taught in five periods per day (class size 12-20 students).
• Utilizing a workshop model to differentiate instruction and promote student engagement
• Developing learning expeditions, curriculum, and projects
• Regularly assessing student progress and using data to plan for instruction
• Meeting and planning at least weekly with a grade-level team
• Serving as an advisor to 12-13 students that involves leading a daily advisory, helping to develop the social curriculum, supporting advisees with college planning and regularly communicating with parents
• Collaborating with staff and students to implement consistent structures and develop traditions at our school
• Supporting students with completing their Senior Expedition Graduation requirements
• Attending a summer institute and weekly professional development sessions
• Completing narrative progress reports
Capital City seeks to employ experienced, credentialed teachers. Ideal candidates have a Master’s degree and 2+ years of full-time teaching experience.
This position is subject to the DC Mayor's Order 2021-109, requiring all adults regularly in schools to be vaccinated for Covid-19.
Minimum required qualifications: At least two of the following:
• Masters degree in education or field of instruction
• 2+ years of full-time teaching experience
• Standard teaching certification
• Secondary teachers must also have an undergraduate or graduate major in their field of instruction OR have passed the required Praxis II exam for their discipline.
• Experience with teaching AP Capstone or IB Writing is preferred.
Additionally strong candidates have:
• A commitment to meeting the needs of a diverse population
• Experience working in urban environments
• Strong knowledge of pedagogy and experience teaching in a constructivist way
• Proven ability to work as a member of a team
• Strong leadership capabilities
• A commitment to their own learning.
In addition to the above requirements, teachers must meet the requirements of all hires at Capital City including a criminal background check and a negative TB test.
About Our School
Capital City was founded in 2000 and currently serves a diverse population of nearly 1,000 students across PK-12th grade. We have been recognized as a model for social, emotional and academic development. Our program emphasizes a commitment to diversity and equity, a strong inclusion model and the integration of arts into the curriculum. We are a credentialed EL Education Mentor School (https://eleducation.org/) in the national network of over 150 schools. Through this model, teachers craft long-term learning expeditions that connect learning to the real-world and incorporate projects, research, fieldwork, and service to support students in meeting rigorous standards. Learn more at www.ccpcs.org.