Middle School Teachers - SY 2018-2019

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Monument Academy has evaluated its salary structure in comparison to the sector. We offer competitive salaries, commensurate with experience, that place us in the top 75% of the sector average.




500 19th Street, NE
District of Columbia
United States


About Monument Academy

Working with the most at-risk adolescents and established on an innovative model integrating excellent academics with evidence-based, trauma-informed practices, Monument Academy is a weekday boarding school that opened in the 2015-2016 school year, with a 5th grade class of 40 students, and will have 160 students when we reach full enrollment through 8th grade in 2018/19. The school is currently authorized to expand to 8th grade and maintains the goal of growing through high school so that students will graduate from Monument Academy.

The mission of Monument Academy is to provide students, particularly those who have had, or might have contact with the foster care system, with the requisite academic, social, emotional, and life skills to be successful in college, career, and community, and to create an outstanding school that attracts, supports, and retains exceptional and caring people. Monument Academy will fulfill its mission by providing stability, adult connection, high-quality academics, therapeutic support, and life skills for pre-teens and teens. Monument Academy graduates will be prepared for post-secondary education, on a career trajectory, and have the social, emotional, and self-care skills to maintain a healthy, connected, and economically self-supporting life.

About the Position

As a member of the Academic Team, Monument Academy teachers will play an integral role in the growth of Monument Academy and the development of a robust academic program for our students. Teachers are expected to guide students in their social, emotional, and academic development and ensure that all relevant Monument Academy staff are aware of unique student needs identified in each student’s IEP. Each student at Monument Academy, regardless of special education designation, will develop a personalized learning plan alongside his or her Teacher and Teachers will work as a team to ensure that all students are engaged in an academic experience guided by high expectations, research-based pedagogy, and care and concern for each child’s developmental needs. Monument Academy's teachers' primary focus will be classroom instruction, and this individual will also ensure that Monument Academy is compliant with all Special Education regulations and timelines. This includes supporting some responsibilities of the Special Education Coordinator. At Monument Academy, our Classroom Teachers will act as case managers for students identified to receive special education services. Teachers are responsible for ensuring the services are delivered with fidelity. Teachers will collaborate with the Academic Team, the Well-Being Team, the Student Life/Residential Team, external partners and service providers, as well as, with parents and students in order to provide an unparalleled and personalized academic experience. Monument Academy values the personal well-being and professional growth of our staff. The Special Education Teacher will create a personalized development plan collaboratively with the Principal, and will receive weekly coaching to ensure progress towards personal and professional goals.

We are currently recruiting for dedicated, mission driven teachers for the 2018-2019 School Year. We have positions open in the following areas:

  • Special Education Self-Contained Teachers
  • Special Education Teachers
  • Math Interventionists
  • Reading Interventionists
  • Teacher Assistants
  • Math Teachers
  • Social Studies Teachers
  • Special Education Math Teachers
  • Special Education ELA Teachers

Visit our website at www.MonumentAcademy.org for more detailed job descriptions, and to apply.


  • Commitment to the mission of Monument Academy
  • Bachelor’s Degree Required
  • Dual Teacher Certification Preferred (General Education/Special Education)
  • Must have 2+ Years of classroom teaching experience in an upper elementary or middle school in an urban setting
  • Inclusive classroom and/or co-teaching experience preferred
  • Experience working with at-risk youth, foster youth, or youth with high social emotional needs highly desired
  • Must be a positive, caring, and results-oriented Teacher


  • Competitive salaries, commensurate with experience/education level
  • Benefit package that includes health care, dental, and vision plans. Healthcare includes both HMO and PPO options. Monument Academy covers 95% for employee only plans, and 75% for employee, plus family plans
  • Flexible spending accounts through TASC
  • 401k plan - Employer match available
  • Generous vacation leave

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply



Visit the “Careers” page on www.monumentacademy.org. Click the “Apply Here” link. You will be asked to create a profile, then fill out an application, including uploading your resume and cover letter. Salary and benefits are competitive, and commensurate with education, and level of work experience. Monument Academy is an equal opportunity employer, committed to inclusive hiring and encourages applicants from all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, marital status, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, disability, or any other protected status. All employment decisions are made solely on the basis of the individual’s qualifications, as related to the requirements of the position being filled.