The Langley School, a PS-8 independent school in McLean, Virginia, seeks a Grade 2 head teacher for our lower division to begin in January 2021. Since September 2020, we have been operating in a phased approach to school opening that includes on-campus instruction with periods of virtual learning for all students, based on safety needs of the community.
Guided by the theory and practice of the Responsive Classroom, our lower school teachers focus on the social, emotional, physical, and intellectual growth of each child to create a nurturing and stimulating environment in which to learn. Lower school teachers provide instruction in core content areas. Additionally, homeroom teachers in grades one through five work collaboratively with special subject teachers in science, world languages, music, art, technology, library, and physical education to create integrated units of study.
Grounded in a deep respect for childhood, The Langley School offers an exceptional community and an inquiry-based academic curriculum paired with a unique social-emotional program for students in preschool through eighth grade. Since 1942, The Langley School has shaped confident, kind, self-aware learners who are prepared to thrive in the nation's top high schools and beyond. Langley remains committed to attracting and retaining exceptional faculty as members of our community who demonstrate a deep respect for childhood, are excited about being leaders in teaching and learning, and want to work in a highly collaborative environment.
The Langley School offers highly competitive salaries, excellent benefits, robust professional development opportunities, and tuition remission for faculty and staff.
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in education, three-five years previous teaching experience preferred, excellent written and verbal communication skills, comfort with integrating technology into the curriculum, interest in collaborating with colleagues, and a passion for working with children required.
Given the current global context, specific risk mitigation strategies are in place to ensure the safety of all community members, including small, cohorted classes and other CDC best practices. Applicants must be willing to follow our COVID-19 Handbook policies, and should expect to teach both in-person and virtually, depending on our school operating status. Detailed information will be provided as part of the application process.
Please send a cover letter, resume, one-page statement of educational philosophy, and references to:
Interim Head of Lower School
Director of Curriculum & Instruction
The Langley School 1411 Balls Hill Road McLean, VA 22101
The Langley School is comprised of students, teachers, parents, and staff who believe that a diverse school community promotes learning and growth, preparing students for responsible and compassionate citizenship in the global community. We administer all programs and policies without discrimination based on race, ethnicity, religion, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, or any other category to the extent protected by applicable laws.