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 8 items.

  • 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.
  • 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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  • 2018-2019 HIGH SCHOOL INTERNSHIP/TRANSITION COORDINATOR - Full-time position

    The Lab School seeks a full-time coordinator for its long-standing high school internship program. Responsibilities include forging and nurturing connections in the DC community, working with students and families to secure internship placements that prepare students for future study and employment, and assisting students in completing annual transition plans. The ideal candidate has at least a bachelor’s degree, excellent oral and written language skills, solid attention to detail, and exceptional organizational skills. Strong interpersonal skills, the ability to work as part of a collegial and collaborative high school team, and a sense of humor are all valued attributes. Experience with students with learning differences is a plus.

    Candidates should forward a cover letter, resume, and three references to lisa.mcmahon@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.
  • 2018-2019 HIGH SCHOOL VISUAL ARTS TEACHER - Full-time position

    The Lab School seeks a full-time visual arts teacher for the 2018-2019 school year to teach a full complement of studio art/multi-media classes including but not limited to ceramics, drawing, video, printmaking, photography, and painting. The ideal candidate would hold at least a bachelor’s degree in the arts, is a practicing artist, have experience working with high school students, exhibit a passion for arts integration, and value teaching in a collaborative setting with other teaching artists. The candidate must hold a teaching certificate or be certification-eligible through the District of Columbia.

    Candidates should forward a cover letter, resume, and three references to mark.jarvis@labschool.org.
  • Finance Assistant

    The Business Office seeks an individual to join a team of 6 in a dynamic office of finance, operations and human resources. The Finance Assistant will work closely with other finance colleagues to support the smooth operations of the Business Office. This position reports to the Associate Head of School for Finance and Operations.

    This is a full-time, year-round, position.

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The Difference is Extraordinary
The Lab School of Washington
4759 Reservoir Road, NW | Washington, DC 20007-1921 | 202-965-6600