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.
Beginning in the 2020-2021 academic year, Norwood has an opening for an experienced, dynamic, child-centered educator to teach kindergarten through eighth-grade physical education. Responsibilities include implementing age appropriate curriculum, focusing on skill development, promoting character education through physical activity and developing students’ motor skills and physical development. In addition, the physical education teacher is responsible for reporting on student progress, coordinating with the PE department and completing various other duties connected to being a full-time faculty member.
Applicants must have at least three years of experience working with students in kindergarten through eighth grade. Strong applicants will have an in-depth knowledge of the psychomotor development in children ages 5 – 13 years old and will have a demonstrated commitment to working in a diverse, inclusive school setting with a child-centered pedagogy. Candidates will have the desire and ability to work in a collaborative, team-centered work environment and demonstrated successful coaching experience at the middle school level. 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 Ryann Williams Berry, Director of Curriculum and Instruction 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.
About NORWOOD SCHOOL
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.