About

Working at Norwood

We welcome your interest in a career at Norwood School, a coeducational independent school serving approximately 440 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.
We believe that education is broadened and strengthened by the inclusion of people of diverse backgrounds and perspectives.

Current Openings

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  • Summer Camp Preschool Teacher

    Founded in 1952, Norwood School is a coeducational day school with approximately 440 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 K-8 (PK-8 beginning September 2017) schools in the country, Norwood sets the bar high and is committed to educating the whole child in a student-centered, challenging, and nurturing environment.
     
    Norwood’s summer camp program (Summer at Norwood) is looking to hire energetic, fun-loving, and experienced preschool teachers to lead PK four- and/or PK five-year-old classes for three-and-a-half to five-year-old potty-trained campers. Positions are available for six sessions between June 19 and August 18, 2017.  Ideal candidates will have at least two years of experience teaching in a childcare or preschool setting, basic knowledge of early childhood development milestones, and have a passion for creating a child-centered environment. Summer at Norwood runs a play-based, teacher-guided day camp program maintaining a low 6:1 ratio. Each class has two lead teachers and floating counselor.
     
    The employment application and program descriptions are available on the Summer at Norwood website. Submit your application along with a resume to summer@norwoodschool.org or to:
     
    Summer at Norwood
    8821 River Road
    Bethesda, MA 20817
    Fax: 301-841-4642
     
    Norwood School and Summer at Norwood offer competitive compensation and an excellent work environment. For more information, please call 301-841-2254.
     
    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 Care Teacher

    Founded in 1952, Norwood School is a coeducational day school with approximately 440 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 K-8 (PK-8 beginning September 2017) schools in the country, Norwood sets the bar high and is committed to educating the whole child in a student-centered, challenging, and nurturing environment.
     
    Norwood is looking to detailed oriented, fun loving, and energetic after-school teachers to assist in the After Care program for six- to 14-year-old students. The position offers competitive compensation, summers off, excellent work environment, and flexible hours. Ideal candidates will have experience working with students in an educational setting as a teacher, aide, or volunteer, and have a passion for creating a child-centered environment. Norwood’s After Care program is a play-based, teacher-guided program promoting healthy social and emotional development of young children.
     
    Please email your resume and cover letter to Elizabeth Scott, Director of After School Programs. 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

    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
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    • 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):
    Karen O’Neill
    Head of Lower School
    Norwood School
    8821 River Road
    Bethesda, Maryland 20817
    Email: koneill@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.