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!

Capital City is home to the DC 2020 Teacher of the Year, Justin Lopez-Cardoze! 
Watch highlights of the DC Teacher of the Year announcement on local news and hear from Justin directly why he loves teaching at Capital City

Justin Lopez-Cardoze, DC 2020 Teacher of the Year

We believe that educating the future leaders our community, and world, needs is the most important work out there. That's why we're committed to giving our teachers and staff a caring and welcoming community where everyone is supported and celebrated. 

We live fun and full lives while making a difference for nearly 1,000 students every year. 

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!  

Career Advancement

Every week we dedicate time for professional development when students are dismissed early. Teachers receive individualized support, coaching, and external opportunities for growth.

We believe that 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. We provide many opportunities for teachers and staff to lead, whether they are serving on a curriculum team or leading an after school activity.

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 national conferences. In 2017, for example, eight staff members led sessions at the EL Education National Conference in Chicago.  

inform influential visitors such as community leaders, government officials, policy makers, and more. Read about a 2017 visit with the Hunt Institute. 

share work with media and other publications. Check out these pieces featuring 4th Grade Teacher Stephanie Murphy6th Grade Teacher Samantha Clark, and High School Teacher Ellen Royse.

  • "I love being a teacher at Capital City. I am held to high expectations and hold my students to high standards, while teaching in a creative and engaging way!" — Carlos Duque, Lower School Librarian
  • "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, 8th Grade
  • "I love the small class sizes, my colleagues and the school community. The EL Education model keeps me excited about developing new curriculum that is relevant."— Liane Miller, High School Chemistry
  • "I work with amazing professionals who activate learning and help establish a strong foundation for our students to become lifelong learners."— Cerissa Brown, PreK
  • "The school creates an environment where everyone, regardless of race, class, age, gender or ethnicity, is embraced and valued in the community."— Monica Mason, 9th Grade Math

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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