Sheridan is seeking two full-time apprentice teachers for the 2019-2020 school year. Over the course of the year, apprentices work alongside several veteran teachers to learn effective planning, instructional and assessment skills. They also participate in faculty meetings, student-involved parent conferences, and non-academic student supervision.
Along with other teachers who are new to Sheridan, apprentices work with an experienced mentor and also receive instruction from experienced teachers and administrators in the intellectual, social, physical and emotional development of elementary and middle school students and training in Sheridan’s instructional programs. Apprentices are also encouraged to pursue other school-funded professional development opportunities.
Candidates must have an undergraduate degree, demonstrate an interest in a career in classroom teaching, and be willing to participate in all professional aspects of teaching. Prior training or experience in education is not required though successful candidates generally have either experience working with children or related coursework. Apprentice teachers do not receive course credit but are paid a $40,000 stipend, receive health care and retirement benefits and may choose to assume paid extracurricular duties. We are eager to consider applications from traditionally underrepresented groups. Candidates should send a letter of interest and their resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Sheridan School
Sheridan is an independent, co-educational, K-8 school located in northwest Washington, DC, offering a progressive, concept-based curriculum that promotes social justice and utilizes Reading and Writing Workshop, Math in Focus and Responsive Classroom. Each grade has about 25 students in one homeroom with two teachers. Departmental classes are taught in smaller sections outside of the homeroom by content specialists.
Sheridan strives to create a diverse and equitable learning environment, and we are fully committed to fostering our multicultural community. About 25% of our 225 students are from traditionally underrepresented groups and we are eager to consider teacher candidates from diverse backgrounds. Sheridan values continued professional growth, offering fully-funded faculty development opportunities and a mentoring program for new faculty. More information about Sheridan is available at www.sheridanschool.org.
Sheridan School does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, genetic information, veteran status, disability or any other category protected by law. EOE.