Capital City Public Charter School

Washington, District of Columbia (map)

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3792338
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted: June 22, 2022
  • Starting Date: August 29, 2022

Job Description

Capital City is looking for innovative, experienced, and passionate teachers for the school year 2022-2023.

At Capital City, we challenge the status quo every day. Our staff are skilled, compassionate, solutions-oriented, and unwavering in their commitment to give children of all ages, all backgrounds, and all abilities the education they need to thrive. If you want to help prepare the next generation of changemakers, apply today!

Teaching roles are 10-month positions, which are exempt and therefore not eligible for overtime pay under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

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.

Middle School Digital Literacy Teachers at Capital City:
•Plan and teach sections of a Digital Literacy class (grade level rotations each quarter) with an emphasis on developing strong digital learners.
•Utilize a workshop model to differentiate instruction and promote engagement
•Plan developmentally appropriate lessons and activities with strong curricular connections for students.
•Attend weekly planning meetings with Specialists, and attend all staff meetings.
•Collaborate with the library team to implement a technology curriculum for the middle school.
•Plan for and instruct students in research methods and procedures that will lead them to:
•Understand library organization and locate specific books
•Use age-appropriate research skills
•Use technology in an age-appropriate way
•Represent research and learning in a variety of formats ie, research paper, presentation, video, children’s book.
•Use standard MLA citation and understand the need to cite sources and avoid plagiarism
•Develop a strong classroom culture
•Facilitate a 5th Grade Crew (Advisory) for 30 minutes daily.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category: Classroom Teacher > Technology/Industrial Arts
  • Location Description

    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 ( 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. Learn more about us...

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    Capital City Public Charter School is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Job Requirements

    • Capital City seeks to employ experienced, credentialed teachers. Ideal candidates have a Master’s degree and 2+ years of full-time teaching experience.

      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.

      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.

      This position is subject to the DC Mayor's Order 2021-109, requiring all adults regularly in schools to be up-to-date on all vaccinations for Covid-19.
    • At least 2 years of relevant experience preferred
    • Master degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

    Contact Information

    • CCPCS Jobs
    • 100 Peabody Street NW
    • Washington, District of Columbia 20011

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