Middle School Educators for School-Year 2019-2020

Full-time; 11 month positions; Start Date: Summer 2019

Join the future of learning.


One Team. One Mission.

In 2019-20, Digital Pioneers Academy will serve 240 sixth and seventh grade scholars from Ward 7 & 8 in  Washington, DC. DPA will eventually be a 6th-12th grade college preparatory school. Our goal is to consistently rank as a Tier 1 Washington, DC public charter school.

We are looking for amazing educators to help us reach our mission of developing the next generation of innovators. Candidates must be deeply committed to preparing scholars to meet or exceed the highest academic standards, while cultivating the strength of character necessary to both graduate from four-year colleges and thrive in 21st century careers.

Ultimately, we want our scholars to live a quality life. We believe that excellent teaching can close the achievement and opportunity gap. As educators, it is our responsibility to both build strong and authentic relationships with our scholars and to remove any obstacles that hinder our scholars from achieving at the highest levels.

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What makes DPA different?

As teachers, you will:

  • create a structured, safe school environment. Our culture of high expectations results in a school in which both teachers and scholars respect the importance of learning time. Our culture of high empathy ensures all members of our community feel known, loved, and respected.

  • be supported by a team of excellent teachers. You will co-plan lessons; provide ongoing feedback to each other; and brainstorm to solve scholar-specific, classroom-wide, and school-wide challenges.

  • spend one afternoon a week and approximately two weeks a year in teacher-designed professional development sessions. You will be an active participant in these sessions, shaping their focus and providing critical feedback to your fellow teammates.

  • use data to drive instruction and to understand exactly what each scholar knows and does not know as you move them on the path to mastery

  • Work with a dynamic team of leaders using frameworks like servant leadership and radical candor to achieve our ambitious goals

Ideal Team Members

We are a group of educators committed to learning and growing to be the best for our scholars. Belief in and alignment with Digital Pioneers Academy’s core beliefs and educational philosophy is non-negotiable. DPA is grounded in the following essential beliefs:

  • All children can learn at the highest levels.

  • Computer Science is not a “nice to have,” it’s a “must have.”

  • Everyone is a leader and is expected to think thoughtfully, critically and creatively to solve complex problems.

  • As educators, our actions alone can ensure each scholar has a positive learning experience.

  • Failure and difficulty are feedback.