Learning Facilitator (Teacher)- Founding Team Member

Capitol Learning Academy - Washington, DC - Full time

Capitol Learning Academy - Washington, DC - Full time


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Capitol Learning Academy seek a passionate educator who wants to be part of a founding team dedicated to creating a learning environment that best prepares students for an unpredictable future. The Learning Facilitator will ensure that academic, emotional, and behavioral progress is being made by all students, build strong relationships with CLA families and the surrounding community, prioritize personal and professional development for themselves, and further the mission and vision of Capitol Learning Academy. The Learning Facilitator will work with the first cohort of students admitted to Capitol Learning Academy, ranging in ages from 6 to 9 years old.

Reports to:

Director, for quarterly informal reviews and annual formal review.

School Year Responsibilities:

(Estimated hours dedicated to each; subject to change depending on week/time of year)

Systems Development (~5-8 hours/week)

  • Assist in the development of the curriculum, schools policies, systems and structures.
  • Take initiative to discover, create or suggest new methods, resources or other ideas that will help CLA to realize its mission and vision.

Instructional Planning, Delivery, and Analysis (~24-30 hours/week)

  • Develop and implement instructional methods, structures and decision-making processes that support CLA’s mission, vision, and values.
  • Deliver the school’s academic program and ensure that it remains in line with mission and vision of CLA.
  • Continually assess and improve consistency, continuity, and quality of instructional methods and materials.
  • Create and maintain a collection and analysis of multiple sources of data to evaluate student progress and continually improve learning and engagement among all students at CLA.
  • Create and maintain system of digital portfolios for students to show progress and project completion for duration at CLA.
  • Maintain timely and detailed reporting of student progress and attendance, for families and the Office of the State Superintendent (OSSE).

CLA Culture and Community Engagement (~2-4 hours/week)

  • Contribute to a healthy, trusting, and supportive collaborative school culture.
  • Maintain and regularly update communication portal for parents/families.
  • Build strong relationships with families and the Washington, DC community.
  • Collaborate as possible with the larger educational and professional community in Washington, DC.
  • Support school growth with participation in local and school-sponsored events, open houses and parent meetings.
  • Maintain confidentiality in regards to students, their families and colleagues.

Special Projects (~3-5 hours/week)

  • Plan, coordinate, and execute field trips on a regular basis, in line with monthly topics for SOLEs and community connections.

Growth and Development (~1-8 hours/week)

  • Attend professional development as offered and/or required by CLA.

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Experience Level

Mid Level

Capitol Learning Academy

Capitol Learning Academy is a new private school that plans to open in Washington, DC in Fall 2018, providing future-focused education to elementary-aged students. 

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