Sheridan is seeking dynamic, collaborative, student-centered lower school teachers with a background in and a passion for progressive, social-justice education. Multiple openings are possible and the specific grade levels will be identified as soon as possible during the recruitment process. Sheridan’s program integrates Reading and Writing Workshop and Responsive Classroom into classrooms with about 25 students and two full-time, lead teachers. A high interest in and commitment to collaboration is a must. No standardized testing is administered and strong, fully-funded professional development opportunities are available.
The successful candidates will have a thorough background in progressive instruction, experience using a variety of assessment techniques, strong instructional and classroom-management skills and experience working closely with colleagues and parents. Teachers also accompany classes on overnight trips to the school's Mountain Campus. Additional responsibilities include regular communication with parents, participation in department and faculty meetings, and lunch and recess duties several times a week.
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.