Kuumba Academy Job Postings


Kuumba Academy Charter School is always looking for passionate elementary and middle school educators. Our ideal candidates will have in-depth knowledge of content and pedagogy, a commitment to closing the achievement gap and building strong relationships with students and their families, and expertise in our Learning Philosophy and Expeditionary Learning (EL) model.

Job Descriptions

Click the job titles below for descriptions of the types of positions available within our school.

Some positions will be available immediately, and others are yearly opportunities.


Available Immediately

Elementary, Physical Education/Health, Special Education, and Related Arts Teachers Wanted for the 2018-2019 School Year

Kuumba is seeking an enthusiastic, passionate and dynamic educator for the 2018-2019 school year with a strong commitment to serving students and families in an urban environment.  Kuumba Academy is an Arts Integrated Expeditionary Learning School serving students in grades K to 8.  Kuumba is dedicated to developing exceptional students with strong character who strive for academic and artistic excellence.  Kuumba Academy is committed to being the highest performing charter school in the state of Delaware, and closing the achievement gap in the city of Wilmington. 

Responsibilities of Kuumba Academy Teachers Include but Are Not Limited to: 

Academic Achievement and Character Development

  • Create a positive, achievement-oriented and structured learning environment
  • Motivate students to achieve high academic and behavioral standards
  • Invest students and families in development of academic success and Kuumba Core values
  • Utilize data to drive instruction and intervention
  • Design and implement unit and lesson plans in collaboration with grade/subject teams
  • Hold all students accountable during transitions, trips, and school events
  • All teachers will plan and lead student CREW on a daily basis in order to help students forge positive, productive relationships with self, students, and adults.  All Crew plans should align with the school-wide Crew curriculum and Habits of Scholarship
  • Teachers will provide differentiated instruction to all students to ensure that all students demonstrate 1.5 years growth as measured by NWEA’s Maps assessment in order to close the achievement gap for all students
  • Teachers will be evaluated using the Teaching Excellence Framework

Professional Growth and Development

  • Collaborate with instructional coaches, grade level chairs and school team to continuously improve instructional, culture-building and leadership skills
  • Participate enthusiastically in all professional development, team planning, and data analysis meetings
  • Function as a school-wide partner in helping to raise student achievement and character for all students in the school reinforcing school-wide expectations and volunteering to take on additional actives as needed to improve school culture

Skills and Characteristics

  • Strong instructional and classroom management skills.
  • High level of personal organization and planning.
  • Team player: maturity, humility, grit, flexible, follow-through, sense of humor, open to feedback and a “roll-up-my-sleeves” attitude.
  • Strong belief in the Kuumba mission and educational model.
  • Mastery of and enthusiasm for subject matter.

Educational Background and Requirements:

  • Two years of teaching experience highly preferred with a proved record of high achievement
  • Bachelor’s degree in Education or related field
  • Eligible for certification within the State of Delaware

Job Descriptions (annual opportunities)

Interested Candidates

Please e-mail your information to employment@kacsde.org.


1200 North French Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
P: 302.660.4750



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