Employment Opportunity

rising leaders academy

Hiring New Teachers for 2019 – 2020. Apply today.

RLA is currently a K-9 school.  Looking for Elementary and Middle/High School Teachers.


Rising Leaders Academy is an innovative charter school that opened in Panama City, FL. Are you a teacher who is interested in working at Rising Leaders Academy? Through extensive professional development opportunities, you will grow as an educator who is highly trained to meet the needs of all learners through an engaging and active pedagogy.


Rising Leaders Academy utilizes a project-based instructional framework aligned to the Common Core Standards. If you are a dedicated life-long learner who wishes to expand his/her skills and teaching portfolio, you may be a great fit for Rising Leaders Academy.


Rising Leaders Academy seeks to hire teachers and administrator who exemplify initiative and collaboration for its project-based instructional framework.


Responsibilities will include:

– Supporting the vision of Rising Leaders Academy in using the power of education, the endurance of language and culture and the virtue of relationships and community to help children rise to be leaders.

– Conducting and designing Learning Expeditions which support the Common Core and state core standards.

– Participating in regular and ongoing professional development efforts to strive for excellence in education.

– Implement project based learning to promote critical thinking (http://elschools.org/best-practices/new-edition-expeditionary-learning-c…)

– Design authentic formative and summative assessments to inform instruction, document growth and give grades

– Communicate with students and families clear and instructive information about student progress

– Working cooperatively with the school team in all areas of instruction, assessment, documentation, parent involvement, and classroom management.



– Bachelor’s degree required. Masters preferred.
– A valid Florida Educator’s certificate.
– Experience with Expeditionary Learning, or Project-based learning preferred.
Familiarity with cultural diversity.
– Ability to work collaboratively with staff, parents, and community members.
– Ability to be creative, resourceful, and reflective.
– Commitment to educational excellence.
-Possess strong interpersonal skills and proven ability to collaborate with a team and staff
– Have the capacity to establish a positive classroom culture with consistent and clear expectations.

– Ability to implement technology into the curriculum.

– Ability to create effect lesson plans that promote deeper learning, critical think, and problem solving for students.



1. Email RisingLeadersAcademy@gmail.com.  Be sure to put your LAST NAME and TEACHING POSITION you are applying for in the Subject line; e.g., “Smith 4th grade”.

2. In the cover letter, indicate how your past experiences connect with project based principles and the Rising Leaders Academy philosophy.
3. Attach your current resume.