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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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The Position
First and foremost, the successful candidate will need to embrace Lab’s core values.

Lab is entering an exciting time in the school’s history. The school is currently planning the scope of a capital campaign which will primarily focus on long-term financial sustainability and upgrading the middle school spaces. This campaign will require a heightened level of engagement from the Head of School with internal and external constituents. The next EA will manage the Head of School’s schedule and calendar, collaborate with the advancement office, business office, admissions, and associate head and provide vital and timely information for the Head of School that is embedded in the calendar. Balancing the Head of School’s schedule with the school’s ‘open door policy’ will take someone with high relational skills and a deft touch, ensuring that everyone who would like to see or meet with the Head of School feels valued and heard.

Key responsibilities

  • Performs clerical and administrative tasks including drafting letters, memos, invoices, reports, and other documents for Head of School and/or Associate Head of School.
  • Provides sophisticated calendar management for Head of School.
  • Arranges travel and accommodations for Head of School.
  • Acts as a liaison and provides support to the Board of Directors, including scheduling, taking notes and recording minutes.
  • Receives incoming communication or memos on behalf of senior staff, reviews contents, determines importance, and summarizes and/or distributes contents to appropriate staff.
  • Performs office tasks including maintaining records, ordering supplies, and performing basic bookkeeping.
  • Performs additional duties as assigned by Head of School and/or Associate Head of School.

To Apply

Application Deadline: June 1, 2024
Please note that strong candidates may be considered before the application deadline.
The candidates’ current employer will be contacted at the finalist stage.

Candidates should send a current resume, cover letter specific to this opportunity statement, and a list of five professional references to:

Tim Viands
President, IndySchool Consultancy
tim@indyschoolconsultancy.com

For more information, contact Tim Viands at tim@indyschoolconsultancy.com.

The Lab School of Washington, an independent school for students with learning differences, seeks an individual available for substitution on an as-needed basis in Lab's Lower School program. Lab’s dynamic program offers an arts-based curriculum with small classes. Classes may include reading instruction, written language, math, social studies, the arts, and science. Candidates must have at least a bachelor’s degree, Experience teaching elementary-aged students with learning differences ideal.

The Lab School of Washington is an 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.

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 students with language-based learning differences, is seeking a full-time 6th grade English/Language Arts Teacher in its Middle School beginning in late August 2024.

The ideal candidate should have:

  • 3-5 years of teaching experience
  • experience teaching students with language-based learning differences
  • training in the Orton-Gillingham approach and experience with Science of Reading aligned programs 
  • knowledge of reading development and adolescent literature
  • experience teaching the writing process.

Candidates must have enthusiasm, creativity, strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to work in collaboration with a teaching team in an arts-infused environment. A Master’s Degree is preferred.

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

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, an independent school for students with learning differences, seeks a substitute teacher for its Upper School 4-5 days a week for the 2024-2025 school year. Lab’s dynamic program offers an arts-based curriculum with small classes. Classes may include English, history and social studies, math, the arts, and science. Candidates must have at least a bachelor’s degree; experience teaching high school-age students with learning differences is ideal. Flexibility and comfort with high school coursework are crucial attributes.

The Lab School of Washington is an 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.

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

The Upper School seeks an administrative assistant beginning in mid-August 2024. This position follows the school year calendar with additional days as needed before and after the school year. The ideal candidate is organized and detail-oriented, takes initiative, and has strong interpersonal and writing skills. Previous experience in a school setting is a plus. Bachelor’s degree required. Join a passionate group of colleagues centered around a shared mission in a fast-paced, dynamic, arts-infused environment for students with language-based learning differences. Make a difference in the lives of students!

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.

The Reservoir Group at The Lab School of Washington seeks a full-time speech-language pathologist to join a dynamic, warm, and collaborative team of 10 speech-language pathologists who work with students within Lab School and from the surrounding community. You will have opportunities to work with teachers, OTs, and mental health providers to build a strong support system for our students.

About the Role:

  • Develop and implement individual and small group therapy for children ages 4+ with speech, language, and/or literacy needs
  • Conduct speech and language evaluations
  • Provide consultation to families and other professionals
  • Provide speech-language support within the classroom/ for teachers
  • Opportunities for professional development

Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology
  • DC Department of Health Speech-Language License
  • ASHA Certification (CCC-SLP) or Clinical Fellowship (CF)
  • Knowledge of Google Workspace (e.g., Drive, Classroom, Docs)
  • Excellent interpersonal, written language and communication skills
  • Ability to work creatively and in a self-directed manner
  • Resourceful, flexible, and service oriented

Ideal candidate:

  • Bilingual or Multilingual
  • Knowledge of or training in specific programs for reading (e.g., Orton-Gillingham), writing (e.g., The Writing Revolution), and/or executive functioning.

Please submit a completed Lab School employment application as well as a  cover letter, resume, and redacted evaluative report and clinical notes to Gretchen Kunz, Director of Speech & Language, 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 Reservoir Group is seeking a full-time Clinical Psychologist (PhD or PsyD) who is eager to support the mental health of students at The Lab School and in the surrounding community.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Comprehensive psycho-educational evaluations
    Individual and group psychotherapy with school-aged clients
    Consulting with teachers, speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, and administrators to support students’ social and emotional functioning in school and outpatient settings
    Clinical supervision is available for applicants who are not yet licensed. The applicant will also have access to consultation from both mental health clinicians and providers from other disciplines. Opportunities are available for continuing education.  

Ideal candidates will possess:

  • PhD or PsyD in Clinical Psychology or similar applied field
    Experience providing therapy to with children and adolescents, ideally in a school setting
    Experience conducting comprehensive psychoeducational evaluations focusing on the diagnosis of learning differences and ADHD
    Experience in schools, and/or with children with learning differences, preferred
    Experience with IEP documentation and SPED regulations, preferred
    Excellent collaborative work skills
    Ability to work independently in a dynamic learning environment.
    Strong skill and interest in supporting students from a perspective of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
    Licensed as a psychologist in the District of Columbia (although non-licensed but license-eligible applicants will be considered)

The Psychology and Wellness Department of the Reservoir Group consists of psychologists, social workers and counselors who provide clinical services to Lab School students, as well as children, adolescents and adults from the community. The Lab School of Washington is an 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.

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 part-time, DC-licensed or license-eligible therapist (LPC, LCSW, LICSW, or Psychologist) who is eager to join our team and support students at The Lab School and in the surrounding community. Start date September 1st or earlier.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Providing individual (and potentially group) evidence-based psychotherapy for school-aged clients for 2-3 days a week (5 clients per day), during the school day and after school
  • Consulting and collaborating with teachers, speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, and other mental health providers
  • Preferred hours are 10 AM to 6 PM, 2-3 days per week.
  • Clinical supervision can be provided if needed for licensure.
  • Professional development opportunities are available.  

Ideal candidates:

  • DC Licensed mental health professional (license-eligible will be considered)
    2+ years of experience providing therapy or counseling to children and adolescents, ideally those with learning differences
    Experience in schools, and/or with children with learning differences, preferred
    Experience with IEP documentation and SPED regulations, preferred
    Strong skill and interest in supporting students from a perspective of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
    Excellent collaborative work skills

The Psychology and Wellness Department of the Reservoir Group consists of psychologists, social workers and counselors who provide clinical services to Lab School students, as well as children, adolescents and adults from the community. The Lab School of Washington is an 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.

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

The Lab School of Washington is an independent school in Washington, DC for students with language based learning differences. We are currently seeking a full-time upper school visual arts teacher beginning in late August 2024 to join a dynamic and collaborative group of teaching artists.

Candidates should:

  • Hold a degree in visual arts
  • Be a practicing artist-educator who has demonstrated skill and experience in teaching upper school students
  • Have a working knowledge of digital media and design
  • Have a knowledge of art history and different artistic genres
  • Share a portfolio of individual and student work
  • Maintain their own artistic endeavors
  • Have an interest in working with students with learning differences

Responsibilities:

  • Creating curriculum for studio arts classes for students grades 9 -12
  • Preparing and presenting demonstrations using a variety of mediums
  • Assessing student performance
  • Teaching one graphic design/ yearbook class
  • Incorporating different perspectives into lessons
  • Leading critiques

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

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.

Part time position

The Lab School of Washington is an independent school in Washington, DC for students with language based learning differences. We are currently seeking a part-time artist-in-residence for the Upper School for the 2024-2025 school year. This position offers the opportunity to provide visual arts electives based on the artist's expertise; metalworking and jewelry are areas of high interest. The ideal candidate possesses 2 or more years teaching experience and holds a degree in the visual arts. Candidates must have enthusiasm, creativity, imagination, and a strong desire/ability to collaborate across content areas. The Lab School strives to nurture its students’ curiosity, joy of discovery, and ability to think critically. If you are yearning to use your skills in a creative, arts inspired, learning environment, please 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 seeks a full-time Upper School English teacher beginning this August. The ideal candidate has an advanced degree and experience teaching classic and contemporary literature, reflecting a global perspective, to upper school students with learning differences. The ability to effectively foster a deeper understanding and critical analysis of literature, to enhance structured and creative writing skills, and to instruct in the areas of media literacy and research are sought after attributes.

Ideally, the candidate will have teaching certification in the District of Columbia, or be eligible and/or willing, with support, to complete the requirements for this certification.

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 seeking a full-time assistant physical education teacher beginning this August. The ideal candidate has a bachelor’s degree and has worked with students at a variety of grade levels in a sports or PE setting. Experience with working with students with language-based learning differences a plus. Responsibilities include assisting in planning and  executing, along with a full-time lead teacher, a curriculum that emphasizes skill development, sportsmanship, and wellness. Additional opportunities may include coaching in Lab's interscholastic athletics program.

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.

Externship Opportunity

The Lab School of Washington (LSW) is an independent school for students grades 1 through 12 with language-based learning differences (e.g., dyslexia, dysgraphia) and ADHD. LSW is an interdisciplinary environment consisting of educators, psychologists, speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, social workers and artists.  The Psychology and Wellness Department consists of three licensed psychologists, four social workers, and one licensed professional counselor who provide services to LSW students as well as children, adolescents and young adults from the community. Externs will provide individual and/or group therapy to up to 5 LSW students, typically addressing anxiety, peer difficulties, and/or emotion regulation. Externs will also participate in one psychoeducational battery per month, with increasing autonomy in test administration and scoring, interpretation and report writing. Externs will have the opportunity to conduct classroom observations and parent intakes, and to participate in IEP team meetings and didactic seminars. Weekly individual (and potentially group) supervision will be provided by a licensed psychologist on site. This unpaid externship requires two days (16 hours) per week, roughly Sept. through early June.

The Lab School of Washington is an 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.

To apply: Please send the following materials to Dr. Mary Jo Coiro (maryjo.coiro@Labschool.org) by February 1:

  1. Cover letter;
  2. Curriculum vitae;
  3. A graduate transcript (unofficial acceptable)
  4. Two recommendation letters from clinical supervisors