We welcome your interest in a career at Norwood School, a coeducational independent school serving approximately 450 students in grades PK-8. Our school is conveniently located on 40 beautiful acres in Bethesda, Maryland, just outside of Washington, D.C. Norwood School’s child-centered program inspires confident, compassionate, independent, and creative thinkers who embrace lifelong learning. We are committed to attracting and retaining exceptional faculty and staff to carry out this mission.

Embracing diversity is integral to the School’s tradition that recognizes the worth of each member of the community. Norwood does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law. We provide competitive salaries, excellent benefits, professional development, and tuition remission for children of full-time faculty and staff.

If you wish to apply for a position that matches your interests and professional qualifications, follow the instructions in the specific job posting. Applications are accepted only for positions that are currently available. The search committee will carefully review your materials and will contact you if the School decides to move forward with further consideration of your application.

Current Openings

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  • Middle School Counselor

    Founded in 1952, Norwood School is a coeducational, independent day school with approximately 450 students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. The School sits on 40 beautiful and expansive acres in Bethesda, Maryland, less than six miles from Washington, D.C. As one of the finest PK-8 schools in the country, Norwood sets the bar high and is committed to educating the whole child in a diverse, student-centered, challenging, and nurturing environment that continually promotes equity, inclusion, and cultural competence.
     
    Norwood’s child-centered education emphasizes creating a happy place of learning where each child is loved, nurtured, and challenged. Ensuring each child is truly known, we recognize diversity as essential to supporting educational excellence and are dedicated to fostering a sense of dignity, belonging, and understanding across our community. As a result, children flourish at Norwood as we tend to both hearts and minds. They love learning; they are creative and critical thinkers. They are confident in who they are, and they feel safe taking risks. They are kind and caring people, who, fueled by our motto, How you lead your life matters, make helping others a priority in their lives. At the end of their eighth-grade year, our graduates leave Norwood exceptionally well prepared for high school and empowered to make positive contributions to our world. 
     
    Norwood seeks a full-time Middle School Counselor with a solid background in middle grades education and building and delivering a curriculum around social-emotional learning.
     
    The Middle School Counselor will:
    • Spend time with students in classrooms, and unstructured environments, individually and in small groups, to help support and develop their social and emotional needs
    • Coordinate, teach, and build upon an existing curriculum aligned with the Norwood Life Skills program
    • Communicate with parents as needed
    • Consult with and support classroom teachers regarding the behavioral and emotional needs of children
    • Meet regularly with student-support and grade-level teams
    • Observe, record, and coordinate efforts with all constituents around the care of students, including teachers, parents, and outside supports
    • Create and maintain individualized plans for students in need of additional support and provide outside referrals for students as needed
    • Provide ongoing faculty professional development and parent education
     
    Qualifications:
    • Master’s degree in counseling, school counseling, psychology, or social work required
    • Experience working with children ages 10-14 (fifth through eighth grade)
    • High degree of emotional intelligence
    • Exemplary interpersonal and professional communication skills
    • Demonstrated experience working with diverse populations of students
    • Experience building curriculum
    • Five years minimum experience working in middle school settings
    • Experience with crisis intervention
    • Growth mindset
     
    Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Mike Risen, Associate Head of School and Head of Lower School, at mrisen@norwoodschool.org. No phone calls, please.
     
    Norwood School does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.
  • Third Grade Homeroom Teacher

    Founded in 1952, Norwood School is a coeducational, independent day school with approximately 450 students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. The School sits on 40 beautiful and expansive acres in Bethesda, Maryland, less than six miles from Washington, D.C. As one of the finest PK-8 schools in the country, Norwood sets the bar high and is committed to educating the whole child in a diverse, student-centered, challenging, and nurturing environment, which continually promotes equity, inclusion, and cultural competence.
     
    Norwood’s child-centered education emphasizes creating a happy place of learning where each child is loved, nurtured, and challenged. Ensuring each child is truly known, we recognize diversity as essential to supporting educational excellence and are dedicated to fostering a sense of dignity, belonging, and understanding across our community. As a result, children flourish at Norwood as we tend to both hearts and minds. They love learning; they are creative and critical thinkers. They are confident in who they are, and they feel safe taking risks. They are kind and caring people, who, fueled by our motto, How you lead your life matters, make helping others a priority in their lives. At the end of their eighth-grade year, our graduates leave Norwood exceptionally well-prepared for high school and empowered to make positive contributions to our world.
     
    Norwood has an opening for an experienced and dynamic Third Grade Homeroom Teacher starting in the 2024-2025 academic year. Successful candidates will have experience developing the academic and social-emotional growth of students within the upper elementary age range. In this position, the teacher leads instruction in reading, language arts, math, and social studies, and in general pro-social homeroom curriculum. Competitive applicants will have experience in both phonics instruction and developing reading comprehension, as well as strong writing skills and experience supporting students through the writing process. Prior experience with the Bridges in Mathematics curriculum is preferred. Strong candidates will have demonstrated experience in highly collaborative instructional environments. 
     
    Applicants for the third grade homeroom teacher position must have at least three years of experience working with students in upper elementary grades. Strong applicants will have a demonstrated commitment to anti-bias education with a child-centered pedagogy. Additional qualifications include excellent communication skills, flexibility, sense of humor, and a love for working with children.
     
    Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree preferred. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Fielding Winters, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, at fwinters@norwoodschool.org. No phone calls, please.
     
    Norwood School does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.
  • Middle School Latin Teacher and Advisor

    Founded in 1952, Norwood School is a coeducational, independent day school with approximately 450 students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. The School sits on 40 beautiful and expansive acres in Bethesda, Maryland, less than six miles from Washington, D.C. As one of the finest PK-8 schools in the country, Norwood sets the bar high and is committed to educating the whole child in a diverse, student-centered, challenging, and nurturing environment, which continually promotes equity, inclusion, and cultural competence.
     
    Norwood’s child-centered education emphasizes creating a happy place of learning where each child is loved, nurtured, and challenged. Ensuring each child is truly known, we recognize diversity as essential to supporting educational excellence and are dedicated to fostering a sense of dignity, belonging, and understanding across our community. As a result, children flourish at Norwood as we tend to both hearts and minds. They love learning; they are creative and critical thinkers. They are confident in who they are, and they feel safe taking risks. They are kind and caring people, who, fueled by our motto, How you lead your life matters, make helping others a priority in their lives. At the end of their eighth grade year, our graduates leave Norwood exceptionally well prepared for high school and empowered to make positive contributions to our world.
     
    Beginning in the 2024-2025 academic year, Norwood has an opening for an experienced, creative, and engaging Latin instructor to teach three language sections (0.8 FTE) in the Middle School (grades 5-8) and serve as seventh grade advisor. Successful candidates will approach lessons with a command of technological resources, strong understanding of this unique developmental stage, and how to teach and design lessons that integrate ACTFL world-readiness standards through which students develop linguistic proficiency and cultural competence. Ideal candidates will have a passion for learning, inspire an appreciation for Latin, and work collaboratively with colleagues within the department and across other disciplines.
     
    Applicants for the middle school Latin position must have at least three years of experience working with students in fifth through eighth grades. Strong applicants will have a demonstrated commitment to anti-bias education with a child-centered pedagogy. Additional qualifications include excellent communication skills, flexibility, sense of humor, and a love for working with children.
     
    Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree preferred. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Dennis Campbell, Head of Middle School, dcampbell@norwoodschool.org. No phone calls, please.
     
    Norwood School does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.
  • Lower School and Middle School Substitute Teachers, Grades PK-8

    Founded in 1952, Norwood School is a coeducational, independent day school with approximately 450 students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. The School sits on 40 beautiful and expansive acres in Bethesda, Maryland, less than six miles from Washington, D.C. As one of the finest PK-8 schools in the country, Norwood sets the bar high and is committed to educating the whole child in a diverse, student-centered, challenging, and nurturing environment, which continually promotes equity, inclusion and cultural competence.
     
    Norwood’s child-centered education emphasizes creating a happy place of learning where each child is loved, nurtured, and challenged. Ensuring each child is truly known, we recognize diversity as essential to supporting educational excellence and are dedicated to fostering a sense of dignity, belonging, and understanding across our community. As a result, children flourish at Norwood as we tend to both hearts and minds. They love learning; they are creative and critical thinkers. They are confident in who they are, and they feel safe taking risks. They are kind and caring people, who, fueled by our motto, How you lead your life matters, make helping others a priority in their lives. At the end of their eighth grade year, our graduates leave Norwood exceptionally well prepared for high school and empowered to make positive contributions to our world.
     
    Substitute Teacher Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's degree with a background in education or child development
    • Love of elementary- and middle-school age children
    • Solid understanding of child development
    • Strong communication skills
    • Ability to be "on-call" for both short-term and long-term positions
    • Dependable, responsible and reliable
    • Sense of humor
    • Strong conflict resolution skills
    • Enthusiastic, energetic and flexible
    • Three years of consistent teaching, preferred

    Application and Hiring Procedure:

    Interested candidates should submit a resume with cover letter, and three professional references to:
     
    Lower School (Grades PK-4):
    Mike Risen
    Associate Head of School & Head of Lower School
     
    Middle School (Grades 5-8):
    Dennis Campbell
    Head of Middle School
    Email: dcampbell@norwoodschool.org

    If you are interested in substituting school-wide, please indicate so in your cover letter and send it to either contact. Norwood School requires that all individuals undergo and pass a full fingerprinting, background check, and verification of employment procedure.

    Norwood School does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.
     
  • After School Program Staff - Aide (Part Time)

    Founded in 1952, Norwood School is a coeducational, independent day school with approximately 450 students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. The School sits on 38 beautiful and expansive acres in Bethesda, Maryland, less than six miles from Washington, D.C. As one of the finest PK-8 schools in the country, Norwood sets the bar high and is committed to educating the whole child in a diverse, student-centered, challenging, and nurturing environment, which continually promotes equity, inclusion, and cultural competence.
     
    Norwood’s child-centered education and its very intentional emphasis on being a happy place of learning create an environment where each individual child is loved, nurtured, challenged, and truly known. As a result, children flourish at Norwood. They love learning; they are creative and critical thinkers. They are confident in who they are, and they feel safe taking risks. They are kind and caring people, who, fueled by our motto, How you lead your life matters, make helping others a priority in their lives. At the end of their eighth-grade year, our graduates leave Norwood exceptionally well prepared for high school and empowered to make positive contributions to our world.
     
    Norwood is seeking fun-loving, energetic, and dependable After School Program Staff who love working with children (ages 4-14) and are available to work "after school" hours (M-F, 2:00-6:00pm). Additional hours may be offered on days when school is out (ie: professional days, parent-teacher conferences, etc.). The position offers competitive compensation and an excellent work environment. Norwood’s after school program is a play-based, teacher-guided program promoting healthy social and emotional development of young children in a child-centered environment.
     
    Qualified Aide candidates must be at least 18 years of age and have at least one year of experience working with children in a childcare or summer camp setting as a teacher, aide, or volunteer.  Additional qualifications include:
    • Patience and flexibility
    • Classroom management skills
    • Strong work ethic and communication skills
    • Basic computer skills
    • Reliable transportation
     
    Essential functions include:
    • Provide care and oversight to students during activities such as indoor and outdoor play, arts and crafts, cooking, daily snack distribution and cleanup, and homework support for students in grades 3-8 (as needed)
    • Plan and implement developmentally appropriate activities for students in collaboration with team members
    • Work collaboratively with the After Care Program Director to provide a consistent approach in supporting each child’s developmental needs
    • Maintain health and safety standards that promote high quality care for young children as prescribed by the Maryland Department of Education’s Office of Child Care
     
    Successful candidates will be required to maintain First Aid and CPR certifications and participate annually in required CEU training approved by the Maryland Department of Education’s Office of Child Care. In addition, candidates must meet the licensing requirements set forth by the State of Maryland’s Office of Child Care and other regulatory agencies, including a pre-employment medical exam.  A State of Maryland and FBI background check will also be performed.  
     
    Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Quiana Piggee, After School Program Director, at qpiggee@norwoodschool.org, with the subject ‘After School Program Staff’ in the subject line. No phone calls, please.
     
    Norwood School does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.
  • After School Program Staff - School Age Teacher (Part Time)

    Founded in 1952, Norwood School is a coeducational, independent day school with approximately 450 students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. The School sits on 38 beautiful and expansive acres in Bethesda, Maryland, less than six miles from Washington, D.C. As one of the finest PK-8 schools in the country, Norwood sets the bar high and is committed to educating the whole child in a diverse, student-centered, challenging, and nurturing environment, which continually promotes equity, inclusion, and cultural competence.
     
    Norwood’s child-centered education and its very intentional emphasis on being a happy place of learning create an environment where each individual child is loved, nurtured, challenged, and truly known. As a result, children flourish at Norwood. They love learning; they are creative and critical thinkers. They are confident in who they are, and they feel safe taking risks. They are kind and caring people, who, fueled by our motto, How you lead your life matters, make helping others a priority in their lives. At the end of their eighth-grade year, our graduates leave Norwood exceptionally well prepared for high school and empowered to make positive contributions to our world.
     
    Norwood is seeking fun-loving, energetic, and dependable After School Program Staff who love working with children (ages 4-14) and are available to work "after school" hours (M-F, 2:00-6:00pm). Additional hours may be offered on days when school is out (ie: professional days, parent-teacher conferences, etc.). The position offers competitive compensation and an excellent work environment. Norwood’s after school program is a play-based, teacher-guided program promoting healthy social and emotional development of young children in a child-centered environment.
     
    Qualified School Age Teacher candidates must be at least 18 years of age. They must have at least an Associate’s Degree and one year of experience working with children in a childcare or summer camp setting as a teacher, aide, or volunteer.  Additional qualifications include:
    • Qualified as a Maryland School Age Childcare Teacher (possessing the 90-hour school age certification or the equivalent of approved school-age coursework) or hold an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in Early Childcare Education 
    • Demonstrated skills establishing effective relationships with staff, parents, and children
    • Patience and flexibility
    • Classroom management skills
    • Strong work ethic and communication skills
    • Basic computer skills
    • Reliable transportation
     
    Essential functions include:
    • Provide care and oversight to students during activities such as indoor and outdoor play, arts and crafts, cooking, daily snack distribution and cleanup, and homework support for students in grades 3-8 (as needed)
    • Plan and implement developmentally appropriate activities for students in collaboration with team members
    • Work collaboratively with the After Care Program Director to provide a consistent approach in supporting each child’s developmental needs
    • Maintain health and safety standards that promote high quality care for young children as prescribed by the Maryland Department of Education’s Office of Child Care
     
    Successful candidates will be required to maintain First Aid and CPR certifications and participate annually in required CEU training approved by the Maryland Department of Education’s Office of Child Care. In addition, candidates must meet the licensing requirements set forth by the State of Maryland’s Office of Child Care and other regulatory agencies, including a pre-employment medical exam.  A State of Maryland and FBI background check will also be performed.  
     
    Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Quiana Piggee, After School Program Director, at qpiggee@norwoodschool.org, with the subject ‘After School Program Staff’ in the subject line. No phone calls, please.
     
    Norwood School does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.

- Isabel, '17

"I have had the experience of working with teachers who are extremely passionate about learning."

Located in Bethesda, MD, Norwood School develops students in grades PK-8 into confident lifelong learners who have the academic, character, and leadership skills to succeed in high school and beyond. Recognizing that children are multi-faceted, Norwood provides many opportunities for safe risk-taking, exploration, discovery, and growth in a nurturing, supportive, and inclusive school community.