Capitol West Academy (CWA) Teacher - 4th Grade
Milwaukee, WI 
Posted 6 days ago
Job Description
Job Purpose:
Capitol West Academy (CWA), a UWM charter school serving grades K4 – 8th, is seeking a dynamic, innovative professional for an opening in 4th grade.

  • Maintain classroom atmosphere conducive to learning using various motivational and teaching strategies
  • Consistently enforce school-wide core values with an emphasis on character education
  • Implement PBIS/strategies by recognizing and positively reinforcing appropriate behavior
  • Provide detailed lesson plans in school format that focuses on common core standards
  • Work collaboratively with other teachers across grade levels
  • Analyze intake testing materials
  • Develop academic plans that meets the child’s individual learning needs

  • BS degree
  • Current DPI Licensure
  • Strong academic background and understanding of content area as evidenced by successful teaching experience
  • Ability to adapt instruction to reach the different strengths of each student
  • Strong proactive skills in managing classroom
  • Broad knowledge base in several content areas
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written to successfully engage with students, parents, colleagues and community members
  • Understanding of nuance of urban school environment and culture

Position Details:
Depending on the grade level, position will report to the Executive Director or Coordinator of Student and Family Services

Organizational Information:
Capitol West Academy provides a safe, nurturing, educational environment where children, with the support of their families and community, learn and grow to be successful lifelong learners and productive citizens. 
  • Public school for grades K4 through 8 chartered by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Opened in 2004-05 school year
  • Rigorous academics that create college and career readiness
  • Curriculum that emphasizes character development
  • Daily communication system with parents called the Passport to Success
  • Average student/teacher ratio 24/1
  • Uniforms required
  • Mascot is a Wildcat
For more information, visit our website:

Interested parties please submit a cover letter, resume, transcripts, and 2 recent letters of recommendation. We also encourage submission of additional evidence that highlights your teaching skills and/or accomplishments.

Minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Equal Employment Opportunity: Minority/Females/Handicapped/Veteran

Equal Employment Opportunity: Minority/Female/Handicapped/Veteran


Job Summary
Start Date
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Work Hours (i.e. shift)
School Calendar Year 2019 - 20
Salary and Benefits
Depends on experience and education. Exceptional comprehensive benefits package! 11 Paid Holidays, Sick/Personnel Leave, Wellness/Fitness Reimbursement, Longevity Dedication Award, Medical, Dental, Vision, Flexible Spending Account, Group Term Life Insurance, Long Term Disability, 401k Retirement Savings Plan with generous employer match.
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
1+ years
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