About

Working at Norwood

We welcome your interest in a career at Norwood School, a coeducational independent school serving approximately 450 students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. Our school is conveniently located on 38 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. We seek talented and experienced individuals who celebrate and respect childhood, know how to blend traditional teaching methods with 21st century resources, and are excited about incorporating character education and service to the community in their work with students.
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.

- Isabel, '17

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

Current Openings

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  • Computer Help Desk Technician (2021-2022)

    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 School has an opening for an organized, dedicated, self-motivated, and reliable Computer Help Desk Technician. The ideal candidate should be energetic, willing to take initiative, willing to work in a team environment, and comfortable interacting with students, faculty/staff, and external vendors. This is a 12-month position and reports to the Director of Technology.
     
    In addition to specific tasks as assigned by the Director of Technology or the Head of School, responsibilities include:
     
    • Serve as initial point of contact with the Norwood community for technical questions and issues
    • Troubleshoot and fix a wide range of computer hardware and software problems
    • Train users in operating systems, applications, and proper care of computer equipment
    • Coordinate with other members of the Technology Department on how to provide timely and reliable technical assistance
    • Maintain the inventory of all computer equipment and determine when a computer system needs to be sent out for repair
    • Track requests for technical assistance and provide reports to the Technology Department about system repair status
    • Keep all computer equipment in good working condition and track all spare computer systems for check out
    • Coordinate summer inventory with other members of the Technology Department and re-image computer systems
    • Support summer camp as needed about technical requests such as laptops, tablets, cameras, special tech setups, etc.
    • Ensure Norwood’s compliance with software license agreements, device, and network policies, etc.
    • Candidates must have experience with Windows 10, Office 365, Adobe Cloud Applications, and Apple IOS for iPads
     
    Applicants for the Computer Help Desk Technician position must have at least three years of relevant work experience, preferably in an educational setting and mixed platform environment. A+ certification is required.
     
    Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Juan Ramirez, Director of Technology, at jramirez@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.
  • Elementary Grades Art Teacher (2021-2022)

    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 School is seeking an experienced, dynamic elementary grades Art Teacher for the 2021-2022 academic year. Strong applicants will have demonstrated the ability to implement a fine arts curriculum for students of all abilities while providing activities that promote personal expression and growth as well as an appreciation for global art history. Candidates should have knowledge of effective artistic techniques and practices including experience providing instruction in drawing, painting, mixed media collage, fiber arts, sculpture and ceramics. Candidates should demonstrate the ability to provide authentic differentiated artistic instruction and classroom management while working closely with children to build a positive sense of self and skills for each student. This position will report directly to the Head of the Lower School.
     
    Ideally, applicants should have at least five years of experience as an art teacher working with elementary-age children. Ability and interest in collaboration is a must. Additional qualifications include excellent communication and organizational skills, flexibility, intelligence, sense of humor, and a demonstrated love for working with young children and their families.
     
    Bachelor’s degree required. 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 Middle School Choir Teacher (2021-2022)

    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 School has an opening for a part time experienced, dynamic middle school choir teacher beginning in the 2021-22 academic year. Norwood middle school encompasses 5th through 8th grade. Middle school students all take an ensemble class, choosing from choir, band, and string orchestra in 5th and 6th grade, and then from men’s choir, women’s choir, handbells, band, and string orchestra in 7th and 8th grade. The music teachers work closely together to teach general music skills and concepts to all students while also specializing in the skills and techniques associated with each ensemble. Ensembles perform in concerts three times each year, plus any additional performances a teacher might pursue. The choir teacher also plays music for our morning program and works with the drama teacher to produce the annual middle school spring musical. 
     
    Applicants for the part time middle school choir position must have at least three years of experience working with students in upper elementary and/or middle school grades. Strong applicants will have taught middle school choir and will have a demonstrated commitment to working in a diverse, inclusive school setting with a child-centered pedagogy. Additional qualifications include excellent communication skills, flexibility, sense of humor, and a love for working with children. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Michele Claeys, Head of Middle School, at mclaeys@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.
  • Long Term Science Substitute Teacher (Aug-Oct 2021)

    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 School has a need for a long-term 6th grade science substitute teacher from mid-August through the end of October 2021. Our science program is based on a “hands-on, minds-on” student-centered approach. The 6th grade units of study for the fall are measurement and genetics. The successful candidate will collaborate closely with the current 6th grade teachers and the whole science department to plan and implement lessons, assignments, and assessments in these topics and will also manage an assortment of typical daily duties.
     
    Applicants must have at least two years of experience teaching in upper elementary or middle school. Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s Degree preferred. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Michele Claeys, Head of Middle School, at mclaeys@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 Band Teacher (2021-2022)

    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 School has an opening for an experienced, dynamic middle school band teacher beginning in the 2021-2022 academic year. Norwood middle school encompasses 5th through 8th grades. All middle school students take an ensemble music class, choosing from choir, band, and string orchestra (plus handbells, beginning in 7th grade). The music teachers work closely together to teach general music skills and concepts to all students, while also specializing in the skills and techniques associated with each ensemble. Ensembles perform in school concerts three times each year, plus any additional performance opportunities teachers pursue. Like many Norwood teachers, the band teacher is also an advisor to a small group of students. Advisors meet with their advisory groups regularly to support student skills, celebrate special occasions, and process lessons on a range of topics.
     
    Applicants for the middle school band teacher position must have at least three years of experience working with students in upper elementary and/or middle school grades. Strong applicants will have taught middle school band previously and will have a demonstrated commitment to working in a diverse, inclusive school setting 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 Michele Claeys, Head of Middle School, at mclaeys@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.
  • Summer at Norwood: Camp Counselors, Leaders and Teachers (Summer 2021)

    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 summer camp program (Summer at Norwood) is looking to hire energetic, fun-loving, and experienced staff to lead camp programs for elementary and/or Pre-Kindergarten campers. Summer at Norwood will follow strict health and safety protocols while maintaining a high level of fun and innovative activities for a diverse group of campers. The following positions are available for 4 two-week sessions between June 28 and August 20, 2021.
     
    Junior Day Teacher
    Junior Day Teachers are the primary leader of a Junior Day camper cohort (3.5 to 5-year-olds).  Junior Day Teachers set the tone for class norms, rules, and expectations and are responsible for the creation and implementation of class curriculum.  Ideal candidates will have experience in a preschool or day care setting. 
     
    Group Leader
    Group Leaders are the primary leader of a camper cohort in the Day Camp program (1st-5th grade campers) and will travel with their campers throughout the day from activity to activity.  Group Leaders set the tone for class norms, rules, and expectations and create a sense of community within their cohort.
     
    Specialist
    Specialists teach specialty, subject-based classes for each Day Camp cohort (1st-5th grade campers). Specialists create, implement, and oversee their class curriculum and will teach the same subject throughout a session.  Classes are based around Specialist’s subject expertise.
     
    Counselor
    Counselors are assigned to a camper cohort and assist in the implementation of all camp activities.  Ideal candidates will maintain high energy, exhibit emotional maturity, and display sound judgement. 
     
    Norwood School and Summer at Norwood offer competitive compensation and an excellent work environment.  Employment applications are available on the employment page of the Summer at Norwood website: https://www.summeratnorwood.org/copy-of-employment. You may also submit your resume to summer@norwoodschool.org or call 301-841-2254 for more information.
     
    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

    Norwood School’s child-centered program inspires confident, compassionate, independent and creative thinkers who embrace lifelong learning. It is our core belief that how you lead your life matters. Our dynamic, integrated curriculum – focused on academic excellence – challenges and encourages each student’s intellectual development. Our program is designed to help students experience joy in learning, develop self-confidence, and learn respect for the rights and feelings of others. Embracing diversity is integral to the School’s tradition that both recognizes the worth of each member of the community and emphasizes the common values of academic achievement, mutual respect, cooperation, and personal responsibility.

    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
    Head of Lower School
    Norwood School
    8821 River Road
    Bethesda, Maryland 20817
    Email: mrisen@norwoodschool.org
     
    Middle School (Grades 5-8):
    Michele Claeys
    Associate Head of School & Head of Middle School
    Norwood School
    8821 River Road
    Bethesda, Maryland 20817
    Email: mclaeys@norwoodschool.org

    If you are interested in substituting school-wide, please indicate so in your cover letter and send it to either contact. Compensation Rates: $75 for half day; $150 for full day
    *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.
     
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.