Stone Ridge is seeking a Middle School Religion Teacher to begin August 19, 2020.
Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart, a member of the international Network of Sacred Heart Schools, is a Catholic, independent college preparatory school for girls, Grades 1-12, with a co-educational Early Childhood Program, Pre-Kindergarten, and Kindergarten. With over 700 students and rooted in the Goals of Sacred Heart education, Stone Ridge inspires young women to lead and serve, through lives of purpose that integrate faith, intellect, community, social action, and personal growth in an atmosphere of wise freedom.
The Middle School Religion teacher is responsible for teaching Religion within the Middle School Grades 5 through 8 in alignment with the Goals and Criteria of Sacred Heart education. Working closely with colleagues who teach the same grade level, s/he creates and updates plans for content, quality, and continuity of curriculum. S/he actively collaborates with Learning Strategists and Educational Technologists to develop strategies to support all students, and s/he works with the Counseling staff in developing social-emotional programming. S/he attends all faculty and employee meetings and maintains good communication with families about student progress through regular progress reports and responses to parents’ inquiries.
The ideal candidate is a practicing Catholic who has experience teaching Religion at the Middle School level in independent and/or Catholic schools and possesses a Bachelor’s in a relevant field; a Master’s degree is preferred. S/he demonstrates expertise in pedagogy and instruction; s/he is familiar with/has experience teaching in the model of Understanding by Design as the School’s chosen model for learning. Likewise, s/he possesses a capacity for working with a range of learning abilities, and experience integrating appropriate educational technologies into her/his teaching. S/he holds an advanced degree in a related field. S/he demonstrates a collaborative spirit, organization skills, and creativity. S/he demonstrates an authentic understanding of the School’s mission and Catholic identity. An early career candidate is encouraged to apply, especially if s/he has an interest in developing the pedagogy, career, and profession of education.
Compensation includes competitive benefits and salary commensurate with experience.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, beginning on June 2, 2020. Applicants of diverse, underrepresented backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Interested candidates should complete the online employment application via the Stone Ridge website. As part of the online application, please upload a resume, list of references, and cover letter addressed to, all in PDF format.
About Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart
Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart, a member of the international Network of Sacred Heart Schools, is an independent, Catholic, all-girls, mission-driven, student-centered educational community of over 650 students, Early Childhood Program through 12th Grade, in Bethesda, MD. Rooted in the Goals of Sacred Heart education – personal and active faith in God, deep respect for intellectual values, social awareness which impels to action, the building of community as a Christian value, and personal growth in an atmosphere of wise freedom – Stone Ridge draws motivated students from throughout the Washington, DC area.