Sheridan is seeking an elementary science teacher for grades 1-5. The successful candidate will have a solid background in general science, experience using a variety of assessment techniques, strong instructional and classroom-management skills and experience collaborating closely with colleagues and parents. Sheridan’s science program is aligned with Next Generation Science Standards and is hands-on and concept-based. Teachers also accompany students on several overnight trips to the school's Mountain Campus, and the science curriculum is closely aligned with the school’s outdoor and environmental education goals. Additional responsibilities include regular communication with parents, participation in department and faculty meetings, and lunch and recess duties.
Candidates should have a related degree, training and experience in progressive teaching and social justice education, and relevant experience with elementary children in an independent school. We are eager to consider candidates from traditionally underrepresented groups.
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.