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School Librarian/Media Specialist

Phalen Leadership Academies Washington, DC

  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description


School Librarian

Elementary/Middle School


As an educator with Phalen Leadership Academies (PLA), you are considered a guardian to our students (whom we refer to as scholars). Therefore, as our Librarian, you will provide academic support for elementary grades through library services. You are responsible for the campus library program to support library/information skills instruction for the effective use of library/media center materials and facilities. The provided support will allow a direct correlation with classroom instruction and guidance with reference tools and research techniques. Candidates who are successful in this role should be able to build confidence, relationships, and encourage progress for scholars.

At PLA we have created a blended-learning model that is specifically designed to raise achievement for historically underserved scholars. So we support your creativity and wholeheartedly encourage a rigorous, personalized, and well-rounded educational experience to meet the unique needs of each scholar in your classroom.


  • Ongoing professional development
  • Autonomy to create an interactive and explorative library environment!
  • Freedom to academically reach your scholars where they are!

LOCATION: Hope Community Tolson Campus, 2917 8th St. NE Washington, DC 20017


  • A valid teaching license with required endorsement OR
  • A current Statement of Eligibility from an approved licensing program


  • Great at using data to drive instruction
  • Able to drive the mission and vision of PLA
  • An excellent communicator with strong interpersonal skills



At PLA, we share an unwavering belief and passion for educating and empowering scholars from under-served communities driven by our Core Values: children first, respect, determination, continuous improvement, and gratitude. Our approach to leading successful schools builds on over 20 years of experience running educational programs for children, the latest scientific research, and the best practices throughout the nation.

To create this kind of vibrant learning community, we hire only the best of the best educators & industry leaders and invest heavily in our faculty through ongoing professional development and support. We value people like you, people with a dedication to excellence and a passion for helping all our scholars develop the knowledge, skills, and character necessary to succeed while fueling their aspirations for the future.

PLA is an equal opportunity employer and participates in E-Verify in all states that require it.

Please read carefully.

Phalen Leadership Academies (PLA) is an equal opportunity employer. PLA does not discriminate in employment on account of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, age, sex (including sexual harassment), sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, military status or unfavorable discharge from military service.

By completing this application you understand that neither the completion of this application nor any other part of my consideration for employment establishes any obligation for PLA to hire me. If hired, I understand that either PLA or I can terminate my employment at any time and for any reason, with or without cause and without prior notice. I understand that no representative of PLA has the authority to make any assurance to the contrary.

You attest by applying to this position that you have given PLA true and complete information on this application. No requested information has been concealed. I authorize PLA to contact references provided for employment reference checks. If any information I have provided is untrue, or if I have concealed material information, I understand that this will constitute cause for the denial of employment or immediate dismissal.

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Phalen Leadership Academies


Washington, DC
20001 USA



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