We are looking for positive, creative, and hard-working individuals to join our diverse and growing team. We challenge the status quo every day. Our staff are skilled, compassionate,  solutions-oriented, and unwavering in their mission 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!

We aspire to be a systemically anti-racist community that prides itself in setting a high bar for the academic and social emotional outcomes of its students. A school home of rigor, joy, and belonging. A community where families, staff, alumni, and students work together in myriad ways to ensure a sustainable and successful model for DC, EL Education, and other national spaces.

To help achieve this, teachers and staff across our PreK-12 school lead a Race & Equity Core Committee (RECC) committed to being leaders for race and equity at Capital City. They work with colleagues and teachers to build a culture of inquiry and improvement where staff can have courageous conversations about race and we can make the necessary changes to interrupt inequities and fully realize our school’s mission and vision. Learn more about our RECC here.

Benefits at Capital City

We offer teachers a competitive salary that compensates for experience and growth. Over time,  teachers can earn a six figure salary!

We offer a variety of health plans to ensure all staff and their families are covered. Plans include vision, dental, life insurance, long-term disability, and maternity and paternity leave. 

We care about the future of our employees and offer a tax deferred 403(b). We contribute 3% of staff salary and match up to an additional 3% of employee contributions.

We offer admission preference for children of full-time staff who reside in DC. Learn more about enrollment to Capital City here.

We promote the happiness and well-being of all staff with personal and sick leave, laptops, and wellness activities such as free exercise classes and healthy snacks!  

Tonica Tatum-Gormes and son

"I have worked at Capital City for so long because I love the feeling of community.  We are like a big, happy "Eagle" family. I love how my kids can be in school at the same place I teach."
— Tonica Tatum-Gormes, 11/12th Grade Math Teacher and Capital City parent 

Career Advancement

Every week we dedicate time for professional development. Teachers receive individualized support, coaching, and external opportunities for growth.

Students learn best when the adults who work with them collaborate and share with one another. Our culture of collegiality fosters the growth and development of new staff members.

We believe in shared leadership at Capital City and provide many opportunities for teachers and staff to lead, whether they are serving on a curriculum team or leading an after school activity.

"I’ve felt incredibly supported and respected as an educator and treated as a professional here. The commitment to staff development is noteworthy and appreciated. I see the value that our school and every staff member places on every child and that means a great deal to me as a teacher and a parent."
— Matt Hiester, 3rd Grade Teacher and Capital City parent

Matt Hiester teaching

Impact Nationwide

As a nationally-recognized, award-winning EL Education school,  our staff have a platform to share their work more broadly and impact the field. Capital City staff have opportunities to:

present at conferences. Every year, staff present at EL Education’s national conference. In 2019, a 5th Grade Teacher traveled to Australia to present at a conference about deeper learning. 

inform influencers. Watch this testimony on teacher retention (min 53:00) from DC 2020 Teacher of the Year and Instructional Coach Justin Lopez-Cardoze.

share work with media and other publications. Check out our teachers in The Hechinger Report, The Washington Post, The 74Education Week, and Southern Poverty Law Center Report.

Over the Rainbow club

"When I interviewed here, I saw people laughing; I saw people talking to little kids; I saw people smiling; I saw people giving hugs. I knew this was for me."

— Lapeta Solomon, Middle School Social & Emotional Learning Specialist

Monica and student

"The school creates an environment where everyone, regardless of race, class, age, gender or ethnicity, is embraced and valued in the community."

— Monica Townsend, High School Mathematics Inclusion Teacher

Notice of Nondiscrimination: Capital City Public Charter School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, or disability in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and activities. To view our complete Notice of Nondiscrimination, click here.

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