Jacob Fishbein, Director of Instruction
Jake joined Capital City in February 2016. He holds a B.S. in Geography and Environmental Planning from Towson University and a M.A. in Instructional Systems Design with a Focus in Teaching English as a Second Language from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He also holds a Certificate in the Advanced Study of Education with a Focus in Educational Leadership from Notre Dame of Maryland University.
Jake has vast experience in education that spans over 16 years. Prior to Capital City, he taught Middle School Humanities, was an Instructional Coach and a Curriculum Writer for the Baltimore City Public School System. Later, he worked with EL Education (formally Expeditionary Learning) for several years and served schools across the country, including Capital City, as a School Designer.
He received extensive training in curriculum development, assessment and instruction through EL Education and in the area of Executive Coaching from Columbia Business School. He also holds a Certificate in School Administration and completed courses in Storytelling for Social Change. In 2009, he was awarded the Baltimore City "Great Teacher Award" and he is the first recipient of UMBC's C.A.R.E.S. Grant for Social Justice.
Jake spends most of his free time exploring the world with his daughter, Abigail, and likes to “push himself out of his comfort zone.” He is an avid reader of science, history and fiction, loves to garden and cook what he grows, and enjoys raising money through obstacle races like the Warrior Dash.