Personalized ELA + Special Education ELA Teacher

Washington Leadership Academy - Washington, DC - Full time


Washington Leadership Academy (WLA) is a world-class college prep high school providing D.C. students with the personalized and experiential education needed to succeed in college and become public leaders. WLA combines proven best practices from successful high schools across the country with innovative and technology-rich educational strategies to create an unparalleled academic experience. WLA is one of 10 schools in the nation to be recognized as a “Super School” and awarded a $10 million grant to redesign high school from the ground up.

Role and Responsibilities:


  • Assume personal responsibility for the academic progress of all students
  • Implement a coherent, research-based curriculum using technological tools
  • Document all syllabi, lesson plans, assignments, rubrics, and other instructional materials and methods
  • Use consistent school-wide practices and individualized methods to engage students in the classroom

Classroom Management

  • Create, monitor, and sustain a disciplined and joyous school culture of high academic and behavioral standards
  • Provide structure in the classroom by developing and reinforcing school-wide rules and expectations
  • Ensure smooth operation of all classroom instructional functions without excuses or exceptions

Data Analysis

  • Develop and use a variety of assessment data to refine curricula and instructional practice
  • Evaluate academic achievement through detailed data analysis of student performance

Student Support and School Culture

  • Communicate effectively and maintain strong relationships with students, families, and colleagues
  • Develop and maintain positive, strong classroom culture

Reporting Relationships:

  • Teachers report to their academic coach- either the Principal, Assistant Principal, or Team Leader

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or greater
  • Standard background check clearance
  • 2 years of teaching experiences is helpful


  • Work with the most amazing team you’ll find anywhere!
  • Comprehensive vision, dental, and medical insurance package
  • 403(b) retirement plan with 5% employer match
  • Almost three hours of daily planning time
  • Robust classroom supplies and budgets
  • Personalized professional development opportunities based on needs, goals, and career pathways
  • Many days off spread throughout the year (see this year’s school calendar)
  • 12:30pm student end time on Fridays with WLA-provided lunch and tailored PD for the remainder of the day

To apply:

  • Please submit a resume to
  • As part of the application, you may be asked to submit references and a performance task. 

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Experience Level

3 or more years

Washington Leadership Academy

Washington Leadership Academy is a public charter high school in Washington, D.C. that was awarded an XQ Super Schools Prize. For more information, see coverage in The Washington Post, The 74 and more on our web site at

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