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MS Visual Arts Teacher

Connelly School of the Holy Child is a Catholic, college preparatory school, committed to the intellectual, spiritual, artistic, physical and social development of young women in grades 6 through 12.  The School emphasizes academic challenge, joy of learning, and education of well-rounded women of faith and action.  The Holy Child community welcomes students and families of different faiths and diverse backgrounds.  In keeping with the philosophy of our founder Cornelia Connelly, Holy Child values the uniqueness of each individual and fosters a life of service to others.

Connelly School of the Holy Child, a girls’ independent school in the Washington D.C. metro area, is accepting applications for a part-time visual arts position, primarily in middle school visual arts for the 2017-2018 academic year.  S/he will teach five sections of middle school visual art and support the school community through involvement on committees and in student life activities such as the middle school musical.  S/he will work closely with the other visual arts teacher to ensure an integrated and cohesive curriculum, while being encouraged to use creative and innovative teaching practices.  S/he will attend department meetings, collaborate with colleagues, and maintain good communication with families about student progress.

Candidates should possess a strong visual arts content knowledge and demonstrate pedagogical knowledge that increases conceptual knowledge and encourages critical and reflective thinking.  Candidates should also provide the students with a basic understanding of the cultural and historical influences of the visual arts. Design and digital arts experience is a plus.  Classes should develop students’ creativity and confidence as artists while also developing art appreciation and technique in various art media.

An exemplary applicant would either have experience with or be open to training in the Holy Child model of educating the whole person, through creative lessons that support the growth of each student and inspire her to take risks to meet her full potential.  B. A. in the visual arts or a related field is required; an MFA or MA in Art Education, as well as teaching experience in a middle school are preferred.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume/CV and statement of teaching philosophy to Chair of Visual and Performing Arts Elsbeth Fager.

Middle School Science Teacher

We are accepting applications for a full time science position, primarily in middle school science for the 2017-2018 academic year. The position would include 4 sections of middle school science and 1 upper school science class teaching an integrated science curriculum.  An ideal candidate must be genuinely enthusiastic about science, be able to give dynamic lectures, conduct discussions, organize and supervise labs, as well as participate in school activities outside the classroom including a homeroom advisory program.  It is important the candidate have life, physical and environmental science knowledge in order to make abstract ideas concrete and relevant to the students and have developed varied pedagogical strategies for teaching science.  The candidate must be eager to teach collaboratively with other department members and across science disciplines, and be prepared to teach students of diverse backgrounds and abilities.  Additionally, proficiency with the Next Generation Science Standards and a willingness to be innovative in his/her classroom and curriculum is ideal.

 

An exemplary applicant would either have experience with or be open to training in the Holy Child model of educating the whole person, through creative lessons that support the growth of each student and inspire her to take risks to meet her full potential.  In addition, an applicant should have a bachelor’s degree in science as a minimum, and have taken courses in secondary education pedagogy.  Teaching experience and advanced degree preferred, as well as active commitment to enhancing a school community through involvement on committees and in student life activities.

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Kelly Tomon.

Upper School Spanish Teacher

Connelly School of the Holy Child is a Catholic, college preparatory school, committed to the intellectual, spiritual, artistic, physical and social development of young women in grades 6 through 12.  The School emphasizes academic challenge, joy of learning and education of well-rounded women of faith and action.  The Holy Child community welcomes students and families of different faiths and diverse backgrounds.  In keeping with the philosophy of our founder Cornelia Connelly, Holy Child values the uniqueness of each individual and fosters a life of service to others.

The World Languages Department is seeking a full-time Upper School Spanish teacher for the 2017-2018 school year.  S/he will teach five sections of Spanish and support the school community through involvement on committees and in student life activities.  S/he will work closely with the other Spanish teachers to ensure an integrated and cohesive curriculum, while being encouraged to use creative and innovative teaching practices that achieve student-learning outcomes based on ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines.  S/he will attend department meetings, collaborate with colleagues and maintain good communication with families about student progress.

The ideal candidate will have at least 3 years of experience using core practices of world language teaching and be able to teach all levels of Spanish including Advanced Placement.  S/he will hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish or a related field and demonstrate native or near native fluency in the language. Expertise in Latin American and/or Spanish literature and culture is preferred, as well as a passion for Catholic and independent education.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume/Curriculum Vitae and statement of teaching philosophy to Mary Switzer Haardt, Chair, World Languages Department.

Equestrian Coach

We are accepting applications for an Equestrian Coach.  This position reports to the Director of Athletics.

This job is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Equestrian program. Duties include practice, preparation, show day coaching, program development, participant development, and overall team management. Hours will vary between 5-10 hours per week.  The season runs late August until mid-February.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to Athletic Director Jamie Ready. No phone calls please.

Head Junior Varsity Soccer Coach

We are accepting applications for a head junior varsity soccer coach as well as Varsity and Junior Varsity assistant coaches. These positions report to the Director of Athletics.

Qualified candidates must have previous coaching or playing experience, have a positive coaching style, value teamwork and sportsmanship and have a strong understanding of the fundamentals of soccer. Practices take place Monday-Friday between the hours of 3:30-6:00 p.m. Games are played Monday-Friday at 4:15 p.m. This a stipend paid position.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to Athletic Director Jamie Ready. No phone calls please.