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 11 items.

  • 5th/6th Co-Teacher

    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 and 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.
  • 5th/6th Grade Classroom Assistant

    7:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    The Lab School of Washington is a private independent school in Washington, DC for children with learning differences. We are currently seeking a part-time/full-time classroom assistant for the Intermediate program, serving fifth and sixth grades. Classroom assistants will 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 a small group of students. Candidate must have at least a B.A., education degree preferred. Preferred candidate will have experience teaching students with learning differences. Strong interpersonal skills, organization and flexibility are desired. Send a resume, cover letter, and three references to intermediaterecruiting@labschool.org.
  • MIDDLE SCHOOL SCIENCE & SOCIAL STUDIES TEACHER

    2018-2019
    The Lab School seeks a 7th grade science and social studies teacher (80%) for the upcoming school year. Science will focus on the systems of the body and the Global Citizenship class will study world cultures, traditions, and current events. The ideal candidate would possess an advanced degree, experience teaching middle school students with learning differences, and an understanding of and passion for multi-sensory, experiential teaching of content information. 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 science or social studies or be certification-eligible in the District of Columbia.

    Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to juniorhighrecruiting@labschool.org.
  • Speech-Language Pathologist (CCC or CF-SLP), Maternity-Leave Coverage

    For the 2018-2019 school year at The Lab School of Washington: a dynamic, arts-infused program for students of average to above average intelligence with learning differences.

    Requirements include a Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology, strong knowledge of oral and written language development and intervention approaches, enthusiasm for working with students with learning differences, interest in classroom collaboration, excellent interpersonal, written language and communication skills.

    Join a dynamic, warm, and collaborative team of colleagues.

    Please submit cover letter, resume, and three references to Melissa Wood at melissa.wood@labschool.org.
  • Speech-Language Pathology Assistant

    Requirements include a Bachelor’s Degree in a Speech-Language Pathology or Communication Sciences and Disorders program, enthusiasm for working with students with learning differences, strong communication, organization and collaboration skills. Join a dynamic, warm, and team of colleagues.

    Please submit cover letter, resume, and three references, to Melissa Wood at melissa.wood@labschool.org.
  • Administrative Assistant

    2018-2019 school year

    The Lab School of Washington is seeking an administrative assistant for the Junior High Division (7th and 8th grades) beginning mid-August 2018 through mid-June 2019. Responsibilities include attendance, scheduling, parent communication, and supporting division faculty and administration. A bachelor's degree is required in addition to strong written and verbal communication skills, solid organizational and technology skills, specifically in word, excel, and powerpoint, and well-honed interpersonal skills with both adults and students. Flexibility, resourcefulness, and a sense of humor are highly valued attributes. Experience in a school-based setting a plus.

    Candidate should forward a cover letter, resume, and three references to juniorhighrecruiting@labschool.org.
     
  • Facilities and Operations Manager

    The Lab School of Washington is seeking a hands-on Facilities and Operations Manager to ensure the physical assets of the school meet the needs and enhance the experience and safety of our community.

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  • CLASSROOM ASSISTANT

    2018-2019
    7:45am – 1:00pm

    The Lab School is seeking classroom assistants for the 2018-2019 school year in both the Elementary Division (grades 1-4) and the Intermediate Division (grades 5 & 6). Classroom assistants will work as part of a team under the supervision of a master teacher providing daily instruction in the areas of reading and math to a small group of students. Candidate must have at least a B.A., education degree preferred. Ideal candidate will have experience teaching students with learning differences. Strong oral, written communication, and interpersonal skills, organization and flexibility are desired. Send a resume, cover letter, and three references to elementaryrecruiting@labschool.org or to intermediaterecruiting@labschool.org.
  • AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE TEACHER PART-TIME POSITION 2018-2019

    The Lab School seeks a part-time American Sign Language teacher for the 2018-2019 academic year to teach two introductory courses. The ideal candidate would hold a degree in ASL Education or a related field and have experience working with high school students. Technological skills, a collaborative nature, and excellent written language and communication skills are all valued attributes. The candidate must hold a teaching certificate or be certification-eligible through the District of Columbia.

    Candidate should forward cover letter, resume, and three references to Lisa McMahon, Head of High School at lisa.mcmahon@labschool.org.
  • HIGH SCHOOL MATH TEACHER

    The Lab School seeks a full-time math teacher for the 2018-2019 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.
  • LONG-TERM MATH SUBSTITUTE - FALL 2018

    The Lab School seeks a long term substitute math teacher for the Fall Semester of the 2018-2019 school year. Courses may range from basic math to pre-algebra. The ideal candidate would have an advanced degree and experience teaching middle 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. EOE.
     
    Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to Jessica Lux, Head of Junior High School at jessica.lux@labschool.org.
The Difference is Extraordinary
The Lab School of Washington
4759 Reservoir Road, NW | Washington, DC 20007-1921 | 202-965-6600