Founded in 1952, Norwood School is a coeducational day school with approximately 440 students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. The school sits on 38 beautiful and expansive acres in Bethesda, Maryland, less than six miles from Washington, D.C. As one of the finest K-8 (soon to be PK-8) schools in the country, Norwood sets the bar high and is committed to educating the whole child in a student-centered, challenging, and nurturing environment.
Norwood School has an opening for an experienced, dynamic 5th Grade teacher beginning in the 2017-18 academic year. 5th Grade is the first grade in Norwood’s middle school, which comprises 5th through 8th grade. There are four 5th grade teachers who work closely together to plan and implement advisory, social studies, reading, language arts, and math, while coordinating with teachers in other grades and subject areas. They also perform various duties connected to being a full time faculty member.
Applicants for the position must have at least three to five years of experience as a classroom teacher working with students in upper elementary and/or middle school grades. Strong applicants will have experience implementing the Readers and Writers Workshop model, and a demonstrated commitment to working in a diverse, inclusive school setting with a child-centered pedagogy. Additional qualifications include excellent communication skills, flexibility, intelligence, sense of humor, and a love for working with children.
Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s Degree preferred. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Michele Claeys, Head of Middle School at firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls, please.
Norwood School does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Norwood School’s mission is to ensure that each of its students grows intellectually, morally, physically, socially, emotionally, and spiritually, while preparing to function productively and generously in our pluralistic society. Norwood’s challenging educational program and broad-based activities are designed to help students experience joy in learning, develop self-confidence, and learn respect... for the rights and feelings of others. Embracing diversity is integral to the School’s tradition that both recognizes the worth of each member of the community and emphasizes the common values of academic achievement, mutual respect, cooperation, and personal responsibility.