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!

Even during a pandemic, our teachers still found joy at Capital City.

"I feel just as much like a teacher now as I do in a traditional setting because of how incredible our student body is. I could not be more grateful to be a member of our Capital City community.
— DC 2020 Teacher of the Year and 7th Grade Science Teacher Justin Lopez-Cardoze

Justin Lopez-Cardoze winning 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 over 1,000 students every year. 

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 

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!  

Taise Carson and son

"I've worked at a couple of other schools before landing at Capital City, but here was the first place I felt at home right away. Admin respects its teacher as both professionals and human beings. From my first interview, I was met with adults who were passionate about improving outcomes for students, particularly our Students of Color. Our middle school is very transparent about measuring student growth beyond academic achievement, and I think it directly contributes to why so many of our students enjoy coming to school. People care about them as people. At the end of the day, I trust that my colleagues are working in the best interest of kids and that they have the support to do that. Much of my growth as a teacher leader has happened here and I am grateful for a community of educators who push me to be my best."
— Taiese Carson, Middle School Math Intervention Specialist 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, 5th Grade Teacher Sarah Cole 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 7th Grade Science Teacher 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.

  • "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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