Founded in 1952, Norwood School is a coeducational day school with approximately 440 students in 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 (PK-8 beginning in September 2017) 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 has an opening in its Lower School for an experienced, dynamic second grade homeroom team teacher beginning in the 2017-2018 academic year. Norwood has one pre-kindergarten class, two classrooms per grade in grades K-2, and three classrooms per grade in grades 3-4. Grade-level teams work together to plan, teach children, and meet with parents. Curricular responsibilities include reading, language arts, math, and social studies. Successful candidates will plan lessons, report on student progress, and perform various duties connected to being a full-time faculty member.
Applicants must have at least 3-5 years of experience as a lead teacher working with lower elementary school aged children. Ability and interest in co-teaching is required (two lead teachers per class). Strong applicants will have experience implementing the Reader’s and Writer’s 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 young children.
Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree preferred. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Karen O’Neill, Head of Lower School, at email@example.com. 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.