Lower School Elementary Classroom Teacher
Capital City is looking for dedicated and talented elementary classroom teachers for 2019-2020 school year.
These are 10-month positions, which are exempt and therefore not eligible for overtime pay under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
The many and varied responsibilities of a classroom teacher at Capital City include:
Planning and teaching all core subjects (reading, math, science, social studies)
Utilizing a workshop model to differentiate instruction and promote student engagement
Developing meaningful learning expeditions and projects
Designing curriculum maps to sequence the teaching of content
Regularly assessing student progress and using data to plan for instruction
Meeting and planning collaboratively at least weekly with a grade-level team
Working with an inclusion teacher to plan for and support students with special needs
Mentoring a Capital City Teaching Assistant or Resident Fellow from the Center for Inspired Teaching
Developing a strong classroom culture through the Responsive Classroom® model
Communicating regularly with families
Involving students in fieldwork and service that deepens understanding and interest
Supporting students with completing portfolios and meeting passage requirements
Attending a summer institute and weekly professional development sessions
Completing narrative progress reports
Communicating regularly with parents and families
At least two of the following are required: Bachelor’s degree and at least one of the following:
• A major in education or field of instruction or equivalent 30 semester hours of credit
• District of Columbia teaching license in field of instruction
• Two years of verifiable teaching experience as a teacher of record
• One year as a support teacher at Capital City and enrollment in a teacher education or certification program.
While the above are the minimum qualifications, Capital City seeks to employ experienced, credentialed teachers. Ideal candidates have a Master’s degree and 3+ years of full-time teaching experience. 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.
Compensation and Benefits: Capital City offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefits package
To Apply: Email your resume and letter of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the position title “Elementary Classroom Teacher” in the subject line of your email. Visit our website at www.ccpcs.org for additional information about our organization.
About Our School: Capital City was founded in 2000 and now serves 993 students in grades PK-12. In 2012, the entire school relocated to a newly renovated single campus in Ward 4. Capital City has been a model for school reform in the District. The school implements the EL Education model (www.elschools.org). Through this model teachers craft expeditions that incorporate projects, research, fieldwork, and service to support students in meeting rigorous standards. Capital City’s program also emphasizes a strong social curriculum, a commitment to diversity, a strong inclusion model and the integration of arts into the curriculum.
Capital City is an equal-opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, marital status, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, disability, or any other protected status. All employment decisions will be made solely on the basis of the individual's qualifications as related to the requirement of the position being filled.