Sheridan is seeking an experienced visual art teacher for grades 5-8. The successful candidate will have a background in both art and education, a specific interest in working in middle school, strong instructional and classroom-management skills, experience in curriculum design and student assessment, and an interest in collaborating closely with colleagues and parents. Experience and interest in both traditional and digital art is preferred. Sheridan’s art program is inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach, based on the National Art Education Association’s visual arts standards and emphasizes creative, hands-on, project-based learning including both tangible and digital media. Collaboration across grades and subjects and solid organizational and time-management skills are essential. Additional responsibilities include serving as an advisor, accompanying students on field trips, regular communication with families, participation in department and staff meetings, and lunch, recess and dismissal 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 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.