- Isabel, '17

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

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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  • Lower School Learning Specialist (2023-24)

    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 in its Lower School for an experienced learning specialist beginning in the 2023-2024 academic year. The learning specialist works with students and teachers in kindergarten through fourth grade. The learning specialist works closely with the lower school support team (counselor and principal) and approximately 35 lower school teachers to design appropriate support and modifications for students, including students who have accommodations as a result of educational testing. The learning specialist also manages a learning support office and works directly with students and their families to understand learning needs and implement effective strategies. The learning specialist provides teachers with professional development and training in differentiated instructional techniques. The lower school learning specialist serves on the school-wide student support team and collaborates with the middle school support team. Like all full-time faculty, the learning specialist also performs various duties throughout the academic year.
     
    Applicants must have at least 3-5 years of experience working in a learning support role with elementary aged children. Strong applicants will have experience advising and training elementary school teachers and a demonstrated commitment to working in a diverse, inclusive school setting with a child-centered pedagogy. Additional qualifications include organization, excellent communication skills, flexibility, sense of humor, and a love for working with young children. 
     
    Special education or related degree required; experience or training in reading support, language development, occupational therapy, etc. preferred. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Mike Risen, 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.
  • Part Time Learning Specialist (2023-24)

    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 part-time (20 hours/week) learning specialist beginning in the 2023-2024 academic year. The part-time learning specialist works with students and teachers in kindergarten through eighth grade. The learning specialist works closely and collaborates with the lower and middle school learning specialists to implement appropriate support and modifications for students. The part-time learning specialist may assist the lower and middle school learning specialist in providing support to teachers and families.
     
    Applicants must have at least 3-5 years of experience working in a learning support role with elementary and middle school aged children. Strong applicants have demonstrated a commitment to working in a diverse, inclusive school setting with a child-centered pedagogy. Applicants should consider themselves adept at collaboration and being a team player. Additional qualifications include organization, excellent communication skills, flexibility, sense of humor, and a love for working with children and teens. 
     
    Special education or related degree required; experience or training in reading support, language development, occupational therapy, etc. preferred. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Emily Weiner, Middle School Learning Specialist, at eweiner@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.
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.