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 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 and dynamic Part Time Middle School Strings Teacher beginning in the 2023-2024 academic year. Norwood’s middle school encompasses grades 5-8. All middle school students take an ensemble music class, choosing from choir, band, and string orchestra (plus handbells, beginning in seventh 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. In recent years, ensembles have performed at the Library of Congress, Hershey Park Music Festival, and Maryland State Festival.
Applicants for the middle school strings 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 strings 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 Dennis Campbell, Head of Middle School, at firstname.lastname@example.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.
Norwood School’s mission is to ensure that each of its students grows intellectually, morally, physically, socially, emotionally, and spiritually, while preparing to function productively and generously in our pluralistic society. Norwood’s challenging educational program and broad-based activities are 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.