In its mission statement, Grace Episcopal Day School promises academic excellence in a caring, nurturing, moral environment. With around 100 students and 25 teachers and staff, Grace is a vibrant learning community. We are a diverse and inclusive school that values community, family, and student connections. All teachers, homeroom teachers and specialists alike, get to know each child’s strengths and challenges, differentiating instruction to suit individual learning styles. Grace is accepting applications for a Grade 2 teacher starting in the fall of 2021.
The Grade 2 Teacher at Grace:
Manages a group of approximately 15 students, supporting their academic and social/emotional growth
Teaches math, reading, language arts, and social studies
Collaborates with science teacher to facilitate Project-Based Learning
Communicates with parents as needed
Organizes field trips and other extracurricular events
Writes progress reports three times a year
Covers duties as required
Works collaboratively with administrators and specialists to support the social and emotional needs of students
Bachelor or Master’s Degree, preferably in elementary education
Experience with elementary students in a school setting
Cultural competence and training in diversity, equity, and inclusion for young students and their families
Interest in working collaboratively as a member of a team in a diverse school community
Effective communication skills, both oral and written
Experience using standard office equipment and school technology
Familiarity with Reading and Writing Workshop, Guided Reading, Math in Focus, and Responsive Classroom
Experience with Project-Based Learning would be a bonus
Preferred Candidates Will Have:
A passion for creating an inclusive, loving, and academically rich classroom community
An open-hearted view of children as growing and changing
Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Jennifer Danish, Head of School, email@example.com. Grace Episcopal Day School is an equal opportunity employer.
About Grace Episcopal Day School
Grace Episcopal Day School is a small school (approximately 100 students) with a big mission: to provide an excellent, well-rounded education to a diverse community of children ages 3-11 (Preschool-Grade 5) and their families. The racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic diversity of our student body reflects the rich mix of the Washington, DC metro area; over half of our student body is composed of students of color. Like our founders in 1960, we believe that we all benefit from being part of a varied and inclusive environment.
Our school is designed to celebrate childhood at each developmental stage, from early childhood through elementary school. We are committed to meeting children where they are and helping them to grow. Play is the basis of early learning and continues to benefit students’ social and emotional development through Grade 5. Our eleven-acre campus, recently designated a “Maryland Green School,” offers easy access to the outdoors, with time each day for nature exploration, physical education, and recess.
With challenging academics, rich special subjects, and a school-wide support team including a learning specialist and counselor, Grace is able to deliver a perso...nalized learning experience for each student. And as an Episcopal school, we are passionately committed to raising individuals who serve others, become positive agents of change, and feel connected to something larger than themselves.
Grace graduates have an impressive record of outplacement and success in middle and high school; but more importantly, they grow into nimble thinkers, confident individuals, and compassionate citizens.