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Middle School Humanities Teacher

  • Date Posted
    • 5.3.18
  • Organization
    • Partner Schools
  • Region
    • Atlantic
  • Role
    • Teacher
  • Commitment
    • Full-Time
  • Location
    • Washington, DC



An award-winning EL Education School in Washington, DC

Middle School Humanities Teacher

Capital City is looking for a talented humanities educator with expertise and interest in both
literacy and history/social studies to work with an experienced team. Humanities teachers are
expected to develop interdisciplinary curriculum, define structures and traditions, plan
fieldwork, support students with portfolios, involve parents, and best meet the needs of
individual students. The Humanities Teacher has the primary responsibility for supporting
students in reaching standards in language arts, social studies, and geography.

This is a 10-month position, which is exempt and therefore not eligible for overtime pay under
the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

The many and varied responsibilities of the Humanities Teacher include:
• Planning/teaching daily classes for two humanities blocks with strong emphasis on
literacy development
• Planning/teaching a Reading Intensive with emphasis on literacy development
• Utilizing a workshop model to differentiate instruction and promote student
• 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 10-14 students that involves leading a daily advisory, helping
to develop the social curriculum, and supporting advisees through regular parent
• Collaborating with staff and students to implement consistent structures
• Involving students in fieldwork and service that deepens understanding and interest
• Supporting students with completing portfolios and meeting necessary promotional
• Attending a summer institute and weekly professional development sessions
• Completing narrative progress reports

At least two of the following are required: Masters degree in education or field of instruction,
2+ years of full-time teaching experience, standard teaching certification. Candidates must
additionally meet NCLB qualification standards. Candidates should be extremely knowledgeable
about teaching reading and writing to middle school students. Candidates should also 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, and acommitment to their own learning.

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 Laina Cox, Middle School Principal, to Please include the position title “Middle School Humanities Teacher”
in the subject line of your email. Visit our website at for additional information
about our organization.

About Our School: Capital City was founded in 2000 and now serves 983 students in grades PK12.
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.

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.