The Lab School of Washington

4759 Reservoir Road, NW 20007 Washington, DC
Phone: 202-965-6600
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The Lab School of Washington is situated in the Palisades neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Located minutes from historic Georgetown, the Potomac waterfront, and a short drive to the museums, monuments, and other local historic sites, The Lab School spans two campuses, just a half-mile apart. An athletic center includes a pool and gym.

The Lab School of Washington offers its faculty and staff the opportunity to work in a creative, collegial, and collaborative atmosphere. Each year, we have a few openings for experienced professionals. Take a look at The Lab School of Washington; we think you’ll agree: the difference is extraordinary.
 
-- Katherine Schantz, Head of School

Teaching at the Lab School enables me to be part of a creative group of colleagues who sees our students as individuals with a range of learning needs and gifts. -- Junior High English teacher
 
At Lab teachers and students are equal partners in learning. Personal experience and knowledge always create new learning.
-- High School Math teacher
The Lab School values its progressive philosophy of education that for 50 years has guided project-based learning for students with average and above intellectual abilities whose minds need to be nourished while they take the extra time they need to acquire proficient reading and writing skills. Through exposure to the arts, immersion in experiential learning opportunities, and engagement in hands-on science labs, Lab students discover the joy of learning and have practice in problem solving at an early age. Diversity is celebrated and cultural competency is a primary goal.

Our strong sense of a community with a common purpose is fundamental to our daily success with our students. Strengthened by their passion and faith in the school’s mission, our administrators are instrumental in building a community of professionals that are well prepared to take on the challenges of delivering a life-changing education. Our administrators are encouraged to engage in professional development in leadership, innovation, and instruction. In turn, our teachers thrive in an environment that is fueled by optimism and professional support. Working alongside their leaders, they are encouraged to develop inspired curricula and effective methodologies. Their efforts are supported by professional development in a wide range of topics including reading, arts, learning differences, health and wellness, mindfulness, inclusivity and equity.

The Lab School of Washington is an inclusive and welcoming school that celebrates diversity, including ability and learning differences, race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin, gender identity and sexual orientation. We welcome candidates representing the diversity of today’s global world in our educational programs, admission policies, financial aid program, hiring, and school-administered programs.

The Lab School of Washington Openings

List of 7 items.

  • High School Math Teacher

    FULL-TIME
    BEGINNING AUGUST 2019

    The Lab School seeks a full-time math teacher for the 2019-2020 school year. Courses may range from pre-algebra through trigonometry/pre-calculus. The ideal candidate would have an advanced degree and experience teaching high school students with learning differences. Solid organizational and writing skills, strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to work collaboratively with a strong faculty are sought after attributes. The candidate must hold certification in secondary math or be certification-eligible in the District of Columbia.
    Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to Lisa McMahon, Head of High School at lisa.mcmahon@labschool.org.
  • Teacher for project-based social studies program

    Part-time position
    Beginning August 2019

    The Lab School of Washington, a progressive, arts-based independent school, seeks an innovative and talented educator to teach history and culture of the Italian Renaissance period to 5th and 6th graders following Lab’s cornerstone program, the Academic Club Methodology. This approach combines hands-on, experiential learning in a theme-based, highly interactive, and multi-sensory learning experience. A wide array of visual arts and performing arts are woven into the rigorous curriculum. Candidates must have at least a BA in education or history, experience teaching elementary/ middle school students, and expertise in the visual arts and hold (or be eligible for) a teaching certificate in the District of Columbia. A graduate degree and/or experience teaching students with learning differences is ideal. Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to intermediaterecruiting@labschool.org. ​
  • THEATER TECHNICAL DIRECTOR/TEACHER

    FULL-TIME, SCHOOL YEAR POSITION
    BEGINNING AUGUST 2019

    The Lab School of Washington, an independent school in NW for children with learning differences, is seeking a full-time Theater Technical Director/ teacher. The Technical Director will supervise and facilitate all technical aspects of activities in the school’s newly constructed theater and will teach 2 technical theater classes to high school students.
    The candidate should possess a creative and collaborative spirit, a commitment to The Lab School of Washington’s mission of arts-based education, thrive in an environment of self-direction and multiple tasks, have a sense of humor, and have the ability and talent to build relationships with colleagues and students. A degree in Theatre Arts or Theatre Education preferred.

    The candidate must be competent in the areas of light, sound and scene design and enjoy working with young people.

    Candidates should forward cover letter, resume, and three references to shaun.miskell@labschool.org​.
  • Elementary Co-teacher

    Beginning August 2019

    The Lab School of Washington, an independent school in NW for children with learning differences, is seeking a full-time co-teacher in the Elementary program for students in the 2nd-4th grades. A master's degree in Special Education is required and candidates must possess or be eligible for certification in the District of Columbia. The co-teacher will be responsible for shared planning and teaching in math, written language, and literacy, as well as the supervision and management of students. Candidate must have enthusiasm, creativity and an exceptional ability to collaboratively plan and implement lessons with a teaching team. Please email cover letter, resume, and three references to elementaryrecruiting@labschool.org.
  • FULL TIME VISUAL ARTS TEACHER - 5th/6th GRADES

    BEGINNING AUGUST 2019

    The Lab School of Washington, an independent school for students with learning differences, is known for its highly respected arts-infused curriculum. The school is seeking a dynamic, talented individual to teach visual art classes to students in the 5th and 6th grades five days a week. The visual arts curriculum is designed to expand students’ understanding of basic elements of both 2D and 3D design: including the use of line, color, shape, and texture. In addition, the curriculum includes drawing, sculptural works and ceramics. Through these experiences students develop skills and practices that strengthen and encourage creativity, exploration, problem solving and flexibility.

    This position will join a gifted and vibrant arts faculty that encourages and participates in collaborations with all aspects of school community. Candidate must hold a degree in visual arts, hold (or be eligible for) a teaching certificate in the District of Columbia. Experience working with students with learning differences ideal. Submit cover letter, resume, and three professional references to intermediate.recruiting@labschool.org.​​
  • Intermediate Co-teacher

    Beginning August 2019

    The Lab School of Washington, an independent school in NW for children with learning differences, is seeking a full-time co-teacher in the Intermediate program for students in the 5th/6th grades. A master's degree in Special Education is required and candidates must possess or be eligible for certification in the District of Columbia. The co-teacher will be responsible for shared planning and teaching in math, written language, and literacy, as well as the supervision and management of students. Candidate must have enthusiasm, creativity and an exceptional ability to collaboratively plan and implement lessons with a teaching team. Please email cover letter, resume, and three references to intermediaterecruiting@labschool.org. ​
  • Junior High Social Worker

    2019-2020 school year

    The Junior High Division is seeking a full-time School Social Worker with excellent clinical skills working with early adolescents and knowledge of the challenges faced by students with learning differences. Additionally, candidates should be experienced and comfortable working closely with both teachers and parents. Experience with and a preference for an interdisciplinary team model is desired. Primary tasks include: drop-in counseling of students; designing and teaching psychoeducational curricula; carrying small individual therapy caseload; consulting with staff; supporting the growth and success of existing school-wide social-emotional health initiatives; reviewing admissions files; presenting on mental health-related topics; and attending supervision and professional development trainings with the school’s Department of Psychological Services. Experience with Responsive Classroom, mindfulness practices, and social-emotional learning programs are a plus. MSW, LICSW preferred. 2+ years of clinical experience with youth preferred. Send cover letter, resume, and three references to jhrecruiting@labschool.org with ‘Junior High Social Worker Position’ in the subject line.
The Difference is Extraordinary
The Lab School of Washington
4759 Reservoir Road, NW | Washington, DC 20007-1921 | 202-965-6600