Founded in 1952, Norwood School is a coeducational, independent day school with approximately 450 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 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. We are a diverse and inclusive community where the voice of every student is heard and where adults model a love for learning.
Norwood School has an opening for an experienced, dynamic lower school science and math teacher, beginning in the 2019-20 academic year. Our science program is based on a “hands-on, minds-on” and student-centered approach. A successful candidate constructs and implements science lessons that reflect a thorough knowledge of concepts and skills associated with the study of physical, life and earth sciences—specifically for grades K-3. This position requires close collaboration with other members of the Norwood science department and lower school faculty (grades PK-4) to adjust and improve existing curriculum. The teacher also will be responsible for co-teaching one section of 3rd grade math. Collaborating with a homeroom teacher, the position will be responsible for teaching the Norwood math curriculum; our primary resource for this program is Bridges in Mathematics.
Applicants must have at least three-five years of experience either teaching science to younger elementary-aged students or working in a science field educating young children. Strong applicants will have a demonstrated commitment to working in a diverse, inclusive school setting with a child-centered pedagogy. Additional qualifications include excellent communication skills, flexibility, 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 Mike Risen, Head of Lower 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.
About Norwood School
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.