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It is no surprise that many members of Lab’s faculty and staff have stayed for 15-25-35 or more years. One staff member said: "Everyone wants to stay at Lab. Who wouldn’t embrace the opportunity to be flexible and creative every day? Frankly, it feels like an honor to be a part of Lab, to play a role in our collective mission and process of helping students with learning differences discover their best selves and succeed.”

The Lab School of Washington is situated in the Palisades neighborhood of Washington, DC. Located minutes from historic Georgetown, the Potomac waterfront, and a short drive to the museums, monuments, and other local historic sites. Lab spans two campuses — just a half-mile apart — and offers its faculty and staff the opportunity to work in a creative, collegial, and collaborative atmosphere.

“It’s easy to feel excited to get up each morning and come to Lab. Sure, we work incredibly hard, but there’s nothing more rewarding than witnessing a child find success in a skill area that used to be so daunting for them like a ‘non-reader’ turning into a bookworm or a student who struggled to express herself talk enthusiastically about a family vacation or favorite movie.”
— Speech and Language Pathologist and Intermediate Reading Specialist

The Lab School of Washington is an inclusive and welcoming school that celebrates diversity, including race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, age or any other status protected by applicable law. We welcome candidates representing the diversity of today’s global world.

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Job Openings

The Lab School of Washington is seeking a full-time 5th or 6th grade classroom teacher in the Middle School program for students with language-based learning differences.
 
The Lab School of Washington is an inclusive and welcoming school that celebrates diversity, including race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, age or any other status protected by applicable law. We welcome candidates representing the diversity of today’s global world.

  • Master’s Degree in Special Education preferred.
  • Must have teaching certification or be willing to take the courses required towards certification in the District of Columbia.


Ideal candidates:

  • 3-5 years of experience teaching a similar population of students
  • Knowledge of literacy, mathematics, and social learning that addresses the needs of students with learning differences
  • Exceptional ability to collaboratively plan and implement lessons with a teaching team in an arts-infused environment
  • Enthusiastic, creative, imaginative

 
All faculty and staff employed by Lab must be fully vaccinated against covid-19 or submit an official medical exemption.

Interested candidates are asked to submit a cover letter, resume, and a completed Lab School employment application to this web address.

The Lab School of Washington, an independent school in Washington, DC for children with learning differences, is seeking classroom assistants for its Lower School and Middle School programs beginning in August. These are full time positions, 7:45am – 3:45pm.

Classroom assistants work as part of a team under the supervision of a master teacher providing daily instruction in the areas of reading, writing, and math to small groups of students.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree, with education degree preferred;
  • Strong interpersonal skills, organization and flexibility;
  • Willingness to extend learning through professional development;
  • Joy for teaching and engaging with students

Ideal Candidates:

  • Have experience teaching students with learning differences;
  • Developing teachers looking for experience before becoming a lead teacher
  • Late-career teachers who are looking for a position providing support rather than primary responsibility for preparation, planning, and assessments 

All faculty and staff employed by Lab must be fully vaccinated against covid-19 or submit an official medical exemption.

Interested candidates are asked to submit a cover letter, resume, and a completed Lab School employment application to this web address.

The Reservoir Group is seeking a full-time Licensed Clinical Mental Health Therapist (LPC, LCSW, LICSW, Licensed Psychologist) who is eager to join our team and support students at The Lab School and in the surrounding community. 

The Lab School of Washington is a 1-12 independent, progressive, arts-based school that serves students in grades 1 through 12 with diagnosed language-based learning differences on two campuses in Northwest Washington, DC.  The Lab School of Washington is an inclusive and welcoming school that celebrates diversity, including race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, age, as well as any other status protected by applicable law. We welcome candidates representing the diversity of today’s global world.

Job responsibilities include: 

  • Individual and group psychotherapy for school-aged clients Consultation and collaboration with teachers, speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, other mental health providers
  • Supporting students’ social and emotional functioning in school and outpatient settings

Clinical supervision is provided, and the applicant will have access to consultation from both mental health clinicians as well as providers from other disciplines. Opportunities are available for additional outpatient work as well as professional development.  

Ideal candidates:

  • Licensed mental health professional
  • 2+ years of clinical experience
  • Strong skills working with children and adolescents, particularly those with learning differences
  • Excellent collaborative work skills
  • Independence in a dynamic learning environment
  • Strong skill and interest in supporting students from a perspective of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
     

Submit resume, cover letter, three professional references, and employment application to The Reservoir Group at this web address.

Please note: All faculty and staff employed by Lab must be fully vaccinated against covid-19 or submit an official medical exemption.

The Lab School of Washington seeks a receptionist for 3 days a week (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday) during the school year (late August through mid-June). Hours are 7:30am - 5:30pm. Responsibilities include answering and transferring calls, greeting visitors, recording attendance, and occasionally managing special projects. The ideal candidate has front desk, receptionist and/or comparable experience, strong interpersonal skills, attention to detail, and technology skills (including Microsoft office).  

All faculty and staff employed by Lab must be fully vaccinated against covid-19 or submit an official medical exemption.

Interested candidates are asked to submit a cover letter, resume, and a completed Lab School employment application to Diana Meltzer, Associate Head of School, at this web address.

The Lab School of Washington is an inclusive and welcoming school that celebrates diversity, including race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, age or any other status protected by applicable law. We welcome candidates representing the diversity of today’s global world.

The Lab School of Washington seeks a full-time High School Math teacher for the 2022-2023 academic year. The ideal candidate has an advanced degree and experience teaching a variety of high school-level math courses, through Algebra II, to students with learning differences.  The ability to provide structured, creative lessons that support the learning and application of math concepts in traditional, innovative, and practical ways is a sought after attribute. The candidate must willing and able to pursue certification in the content area or Special Education, or be certification-eligible in the District of Columbia.

All faculty and staff employed by Lab must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 or submit an official medical exemption.

Interested candidates are asked to submit a cover letter, resume, and a completed Lab School employment application to Lisa McMahon, Head of High School, at this web address.

The Lab School of Washington is an inclusive and welcoming school that celebrates diversity, including race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, age or any other status protected by applicable law. We welcome candidates representing the diversity of today’s global world.​
 

The Lab School of Washington seeks a full-time High School Social Studies teacher for the 2022-2023 academic year. The ideal candidate has an advanced degree and experience teaching United States history and government to high school students with learning differences. The ability to effectively engage students in the stories and interconnectedness of history, current events, laws, and social institutions, utilizing multiple perspectives, is a sought after attribute. The candidate must willing and able to pursue certification in the content area or Special Education, or be certification-eligible in the District of Columbia.

All faculty and staff employed by Lab must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 or submit an official medical exemption.

Interested candidates are asked to submit a cover letter, resume, and a completed Lab School employment application to Lisa McMahon, Head of High School, at this web address.

The Lab School of Washington is an inclusive and welcoming school that celebrates diversity, including race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, age or any other status protected by applicable law. We welcome candidates representing the diversity of today’s global world.
 

The Lab School of Washington is seeking a full-time lower school (grades 1-4) classroom teacher for students with language-based learning differences.
 
The Lab School of Washington is an inclusive and welcoming school that celebrates diversity, including race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, age or any other status protected by applicable law. We welcome candidates representing the diversity of today’s global world.

Master’s Degree in Special Education preferred.

Must have teaching certification or be willing to take the courses required towards certification in the District of Columbia.

Ideal candidates:

  • 3-5 years of experience teaching a similar population of students
  • Knowledge of literacy, mathematics, and social learning that addresses the needs of students with learning differences
  • Exceptional ability to collaboratively plan and implement lessons with a teaching team in an arts-infused environment
  • Enthusiastic, creative, imaginative

All faculty and staff employed by Lab must be fully vaccinated against covid-19 or submit an official medical exemption.

Interested candidates are asked to submit a cover letter, resume, and a completed Lab School employment application to this web address.

The Lab School of Washington, an independent school for children with learning differences, has an opening for a full-time middle school math teacher for the 2022-2023 school year. Candidates must have a teaching certification in the District of Columbia or be eligible for this certification. Our ideal candidate will have a Master's degree, experience teaching students with specific learning differences and be knowledgeable in teaching math from Algebra I through Geometry. 

All faculty and staff employed by Lab must be fully vaccinated against covid-19 or submit an official medical exemption.

Interested candidates are asked to submit a cover letter, resume, and a completed Lab School employment application to this web address.

The Lab School of Washington is an inclusive and welcoming school that celebrates diversity, including race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, age or any other status protected by applicable law. We welcome candidates representing the diversity of today’s global world.​

The Lab School of Washington is an independent school for students with learning differences that is known for its highly respected arts-integrated curriculum. This is a rare opportunity to bring two, new dynamic, talented Visual Arts Teachers to our team for the 2022-2023 academic year. These are full-time positions.

The Lab School of Washington is an inclusive and welcoming school that celebrates diversity, including race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, age, as well as any other status protected by applicable law. We welcome candidates representing the diversity of today’s global world.
 
Teaching Visual Artists are responsible for:

  • ​creating and delivering an innovative art curriculum for students in grades 5-8.
  • using an inventive, choice-based approach so students take ownership of their creative process and are encouraged to express and explore their identities, beliefs and ideas.
  • enabling students to understand and develop an appreciation of the process as well as the ability to make informed judgments in the creation of their own work.
  • walking students through the design process.
  • collaborating with other faculty members, with an eye towards integrating arts into all curricular areas.

 
Position Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Art or equivalent education, with Master's degree in Art Education preferred.
  • Able to teach a variety of art processes:
    • 3-D Sculptural Focus:  well-versed in 3-Dimensional art (preferably ceramics, multi-media sculpture, and woodworking) and comfortable teaching an array of 2-Dimensional art processes
    • Design and Graphic Design Focus:  well-versed in digital art, photography, graphic design, as well as other various 2D and 3D tools and skills
  • ​Interest in working with students with learning differences. 

All faculty and staff employed by Lab must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 or submit an official medical exemption.

Interested candidates are asked to submit a cover letter, resume, and a completed Lab School employment application to this web address.

The Lab School of Washington seeks a Registered Nurse (RN) for its Elementary Campus (grades 1-4) beginning this coming August. The position follows a school-year schedule. A part-time or full-time schedule will be considered. 

The School Nurse for Elementary works in conjunction with our medical team (a School Nurse for the Middle School/High School and a consulting physician). The Nurse is responsible for the day-to-day health needs of the school community, communication with parents and staff, and for providing recommendations and guidance to the leadership team on a variety of health and safety issues.

The ideal candidate is able to multi-task effectively, demonstrate strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills, exhibit excellent organizational skills and attention to detail, and be proactive in managing the health needs of the school community. Additionally, school nurse and/or pediatric experience preferred. Experience with Magnus Health desirable. 

Daily responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing health assessments for students and staff with acute injuries and illnesses;
  • Reviewing student medical forms through Magnus Health, ensuring that students are properly immunized according to laws and regulations of the District of Columbia;
  • Establishing and maintaining a partnership with the DC DOH in appropriate reporting of infectious disease;
  • Communicating with parents and school administrators regarding students who are severely ill or injured;
  • Reviewing accident reports;
  • Maintaining and administering student medication on a daily basis; 
  • Educating faculty on basics of asthma, diabetes, life threatening food allergies, seizure disorders, blood borne pathogens, Covid-19;
  • Training faculty and staff on emergency medical needs such as EpiPens/AEDs;
  • Reporting to school leadership any health of safety concerns on campus and in the development of health, emergency, and safety procedures and protocols;
  • Participating in the training of summer staff;
  • Collaborating with school administrators to further the health and wellness of the community; 
  • Presenting information to students as needed on topics of safety and hygiene; 
  • Supporting the school leadership in a school or regional emergency.

The School Nurse must hold a Bachelor's Degree and a valid license in the District of Columbia. All faculty and staff employed by Lab must be fully vaccinated against covid-19 or submit an official medical exemption.

Interested candidates are asked to submit a cover letter, resume, and a completed Lab School employment application to Diana Meltzer, Associate Head of School, to this web address.

The Lab School of Washington is an inclusive and welcoming school that celebrates diversity, including race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, age or any other status protected by applicable law. We welcome candidates representing the diversity of today’s global world.​​

Full-time, 12 month position
 
POSITION SUMMARY:
The Systems Co-Manager is responsible for 1) coordinating the development and maintenance of the School’s digital ecosystem and 2) providing customer-service support for school issued hardware. Responsibilities involve working directly with another system manager in conjunction with the schools contracted infrastructure partner along with the other three full time members of the Technology Department. The Systems Co-Manager reports to the Director of Educational Technology and is a 12-month, full-time exempt employee.
 
Routine duties include:

  • Supporting end-users
  • Installing and deploying updates, plug-ins, and patches
  • Managing user accounts and permissions
  • Migrating, importing, and exporting data
  • Maintaining or producing documentation of procedures, workflows, processes, and complex functions
  • Monitoring systems to identify, resolve, and document data quality/integrity issues
  • Managing device repair with vendor support teams
  • Engaging with the Technology team members to find creative and innovative solutions to problems

Systems accessed frequently include, but are not limited to: Active Directory, Google Workspace for Education, iBoss, GoGuardian, Blackbaud ON and NXT products, OneLogin, ClassLink, PrintPath, and Verkada.

Yearly responsibilities include:

  • Staying at the forefront of best practices and procedures for database management 
  • Maintaining an understanding of data protection law compliance
  • Evaluating, advising, and advocating for best practices to facilitate automation, synchronization, and data workflow while seeking and implementing data process improvements across the school

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.  Master’s degree optional, but advantageous.
  • Certification required: JAMF Certified Associate Certificate and/or the Remote JAMF 200 Course Certificate
  • Extensive expertise (3-5 years) with Google Workspace Admin Panel for platform and Chrome OS management​

All faculty and staff employed by Lab must be fully vaccinated against covid-19 or submit an official medical exemption.

Interested candidates are asked to submit a cover letter, resume, and a completed Lab School employment application to Daniel Hartmann, Director of Educational Technology, ​at this web address.

The Lab School of Washington seeks a full-time High School American Sign Language teacher for the 2022-2023 academic year. The ideal candidate has: an advanced degree in ASL Education or a related field and experience teaching American Sign Language, Deaf History, and Deaf Culture to high school students with learning differences. Essential functions/physical requirements of this job include modeling and teaching accurate hand shapes using the five parameters of ASL, excellent written language, hearing and speaking skills in order to exchange and impart information with and to students who have language-based learning differences.

All faculty and staff employed by Lab must be fully vaccinated against covid-19 or submit an official medical exemption.

Interested candidates are asked to submit a cover letter, resume, and a completed Lab School employment application to Lisa McMahon, Head of High School, at this web address.

The Lab School of Washington is an inclusive and welcoming school that celebrates diversity, including race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, age or any other status protected by applicable law. We welcome candidates representing the diversity of today’s global world.