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 diverse, student-centered, challenging, and nurturing environment, which continually promotes equity, inclusion and cultural competence.
Norwood’s child-centered education and its very intentional emphasis on being a happy place of learning create an environment where each individual child is loved, nurtured, challenged, and truly known. As a result, children flourish at Norwood. They love learning; they are creative and critical thinkers. They are confident in who they are, and they feel safe taking risks. They are kind and caring people, who, fueled by our motto, How you lead your life matters, make helping others a priority in their lives. At the end of their eighth-grade year, our graduates leave Norwood exceptionally well prepared for high school and empowered to make positive contributions to our world.
Position and Qualifications
Norwood has an opening for an experienced, dynamic sixth grade teacher beginning in the 2019-2020 academic year. Norwood’s middle school includes fifth grade through eighth grade. Sixth grade has a total of 60 students and a highly collaborative team of teachers. Curricular responsibilities for this position include advisory, social studies, and math. Successful candidates will work closely with other teachers on the sixth grade team to cultivate grade-wide connectedness, plan and teach lessons, report on student progress, communicate with other parents, and perform various duties associated with being a full-time faculty member.
Applicants must have at least 3-5 years of experience as a lead teacher working with middle school aged children. Strong applicants will have experience designing and implementing math curriculum, and a demonstrated commitment to cultural competency and to cultivating a diverse, equitable, inclusive, child-centered community. Additional qualifications include excellent communication skills, flexibility, organization, a 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 Michele Claeys, Head of Middle 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.
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.